A.F. AMES SCHOOL
86 Southcote Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-0759

Informational

End of Year Letter From Our PTA Board President

Posted Jun 1, 2020 | Category: Informational

Dear Ames Families,
 

This will be a school year we won’t soon forget.  As the t-shirts said, “at home we had to stay, but we did it the dolphin way”.  Thanks to the entire Ames community for making e-learning as seamless as possible for all.

We won’t forget the fun we had prior to March 13th – fun lunches, Family Movie Night, assemblies, Junior Great Books, Family Dance, and more. I look forward to a night when we can celebrate like we did at the Fall Festival.  While we missed some of our favorite events, we made the most of wrapping up a few programs virtually.

We have interesting considerations ahead with the potential for more e-learning and changing rules for in-school activities.  We also will welcome Early Learners, a remodeled school and a new playground. This summer, the PTA Board will begin to look at how we may need to re-shape our programming to best support the Ames community in this new environment.  We will reach out for input and please feel free to send ideas to me or anyone on the Board.

We send appreciation and love to all of our 5th grade families. You are so special and we will miss you.

Have a wonderful summer!

Susan Wolfe
PTA Co-President


PTA Board News Update

Posted Jun 1, 2020 | Category: Informational
PTA Board News

Thank you to everyone that voted for the ’20-’21 Ames PTA Board.  Welcome to our new volunteers –  Deanna, Marissa, Auste and Maria.  So much appreciation to  Domenica and all the work she’s put in over the years and willingness to jump back in.

Thank you  Dana Frank and Deb Kummer for your dedication to the Ames PTA and all of the work you’ve done as members of the PTA Board.  We will miss your creativity and thoughtfulness while bringing fun programs to life for the benefit of Ames students.  All our best to you!

Ames PTA Board – 2020-2021
President – Susan Wolfe
Vice President #1 – Deanna Melvin; Vice President #2 – Marissa Serio
Secretary – Patty Romero
Treasurer – Kelly Tabb
Vice President Communications and Membership – Kristin McCormack
Vice President Cultural Arts and Programs – Jennifer Butler
Vice President Fundraising – Auste Graham
Vice President Hospitality – Michelle Galindo
Vice President In-school Volunteers –  Maria Munch 


Ames PTA Board Vote

Posted May 25, 2020 | Category: Informational

Hello Ames Families, 

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place, we were unable to have our end of year meetings to vote on the final Ames PTA Board slate for next year.  Please use this form to vote for the VP of In-School Volunteers and to approve the PTA Board slate for 2020-2021 school year. Voting closes Wednesday, May 27 at 3:00 pm. We are thrilled to have more parent engagement including new co-presidents to keep the Ames PTA moving into the next few years.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDLojM7h8gkEoshceYOe3Qk0-YW1nDXWqDUUXJP8dOFfOubQ/viewform?usp=sf_link



PTA Board News

Posted May 19, 2020 | Category: Informational

PTA BOARD NEWS

 

Hello Ames Families, 

At the end of each year we need to nominate and elect the Ames PTA Board for the following year.  Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place, we were unable to have our end of year meetings to accept nominations and vote on the slate.  We present the slate in its current form through Ames and Ames PTA channels for review.  Please make any nominations or objections to Dawn Eagleson, Nominating Committee Chairperson, by May 22. She can be reached at Dawn.Eagleson@gmail.com.  
 

Next week we will send out the final slate and will ask Ames PTA members in good standing to vote for the In-School Volunteer Board Member as we have two interested parents (and if there are any others that would like to participate in this or other roles).  We are thrilled to have more parent engagement including new co-presidents to keep the Ames PTA moving into the next few years.  

The current slate presented is: 
President – Susan Wolfe
Vice President #1 – Deanna Melvin; Vice President #2 – Marissa Serio (or Co – Co-Presidents)
Secretary – Patty Romero
Treasurer – Kelly Tabb
Vice President Communications and Membership – Kristin McCormack
Vice President Cultural Arts and Programs – Jennifer Butler
Vice President Fundraising – Auste Graham
Vice President Hospitality – Michelle Galindo
Vice President In-school Volunteers – Domenica Jimenez or Maria Munch (Vote required)

Thank you to our parents taking on PTA Board leadership roles and to all of those that volunteer with the PTA. 



Ames PTA Reimbursement

Posted May 19, 2020 | Category: Informational

Do you have any receipts that you need to be reimbursed for from the PTA for this school year???  Our fiscal year ends in June so I need receipts before June 1st otherwise you won’t be reimbursed.  Please drop off at Kelly Tabb’s house in an envelope marked with what the purchase was for and the address that you want the check returned to or you can scan the receipt in and email it to kmt0906@yahoo.com. If you have any questions please email me!

Thanks



Please Help Wish Mrs. Wright a Happy Retirement!

Posted May 11, 2020 | Category: Informational

Mrs. Wright is retiring!  Since we cannot all be together to celebrate her 25 years of service in District 96, we are collecting pictures and video messages to create a retirement celebration WeVideo for her.  You can send pictures of her with your students, or send a video message wishing her well in retirement. If you have any pictures or videos to contribute, please e-mail them to Clare Collins at collinsc@district96.org.



Student T-Shirt Size – Due Wednesday, May 6th

Posted Apr 27, 2020 | Category: Informational

Dear Ames Families-

The Ames PTA is working on something special to mark the end of this unprecedented year.

Please share your child’s t-shirt size in this brief Google form by May 6th.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfm4zVTgcYH6FjM53Y5Nw6taTpyZcUrOh_p9YoG0gMO90XJow/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you!



COVID 19 Impact – Ames PTA

Posted Mar 16, 2020 | Category: Informational

Dear Ames Families,

We hope this finds you healthy and getting settled into a new routine for the next several weeks. The Ames PTA Board is working together and with Mr. Geirman to cancel or reschedule our programming as appropriate during the coronavirus pandemic. We will continue to follow the lead of District 96 as it relates to future events.  Here is a quick update on how we will proceed with programs currently in the works.

Boon Supply – We are working with the company to delay the order due date. We encourage you to shop online at boonsupply.com or text SHOP to 888.886.0998, during this time.

LaBarra – Dining in at LaBarra for our Food Night Fundraiser scheduled for April 18th is now not possible.  Please consider supporting LaBarra (708) 887-7700 and our other local businesses that support us with take out orders.

STEM Fair – The Ames STEM Science Fair on the evening of Thursday, March 19 has been cancelled.  Mr. Geirman anticipates rescheduling the science fair for a later date.

Wolves Game – The Wolves Family Night scheduled for April 4th has been cancelled.

5th Grade Games – The team running this event will work hard to reschedule for a future date.  More details to come in April.

Junior Great Books – Upon return to school we will work closely with Mr. Gierman and his team to determine rescheduling of the final events of this program.

Artist in Residence. — Ames PTA sponsored Aritst in Residence Week is being rescheduled for an extended two week time period of April 30-May 15th. The PTA is partnering with Code Play Learn in Oak Park to bring an exciting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) project to Ames students this year. The project will consist of two sessions. In the first session the students will learn how to code and manipulate a sphero robot. In the second session the students will take what they have learned and build a code to paint a picture with the robots. Each of the students will be able to bring their final paintings home to be displayed.

The PTA is excited to bring this hands on learning project to Ames students. STEAM activities in schools encourage the development of creative problem-solving skills, inventive thinking, and imaginative design skills. This opportunity will help Ames students gain confidence in taking on new challenges in the 21st century and move from simply being users of technology to creators with technology.

Our April PTA meeting will be cancelled.  We hope to re-group in May. Please reach out to any PTA Board member if you have questions.

Thank you,

Susan Wolfe, PTA Co-President swolfe447@gmail.com

Jennifer Butler, VP Cultural Arts & Programs butler2022@sbcglobal.net

Debbie Kummer, VP Fundraising deb.kummer@sbcglobal.net

Michelle Galindo, VP Hospitality missesgalindo3@gmail.com

Dana Frank, VP Room Representatives afdfamily@gmail.com

Kristin McCormack, VP Communications and Membership kristin.mccormack@outlook.com

Patty Romero, Secretary donovanpatty@msn.com

Kelly Tabb, Treasurer kmt0906@yahoo.com



Hauser Pasta Dinner – This Wednesday 4:30-7 PM

Posted Feb 5, 2020 | Category: Informational

Hauser PTO’s Annual Pasta Dinner will be held Wednesday, February 12th. Bring the whole family for pasta with sauce and meatballs, salad, fresh bread, and homemade dessert.

Hauser PTO Pasta Dinner –
DATE – 
Wednesday, February 12th
TIME – 4:30pm-7:00pm
WHERE – Hauser Cafeteria

COST – Tickets are $5.00 per person (if purchased by Friday, February 7th). After Feb. 7th, the ticket price will increase to $7.00. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $7.00 each. *Fifth Graders and children age 5 and under are FREE with a paying adult. *NOTE – 5th Graders will receive their free tickets at school (look for them the week of the dinner).

To pay online click on the CheddarUp button –

OR print the following flyer and return to the Hauser office by Friday, February 7thHauser Pasta Dinner Flyer 2020

And don’t forget to check out the other activities happening that night!

HAUSER activities February 12th –
4:00-6:00pm – Girls Basketball Game
4:30-7:00 pm – PASTA DINNER
4:30-7:00 pm  – Hauser’s Scholastic Book Fair in the library



Ames Veterans Day Assembly – Today at 1:30 PM

Posted Nov 4, 2019 | Category: Informational

Veterans Day Assembly at Ames

Dear Veterans, Parents and Guardians,

You are invited to attend Ames Annual Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 1:30pm. Please note the school will not be letting parents into the gym until 1:25pm.

After the celebration there will be a gathering place for veterans and their families to meet and talk with each other. The PTA will also be providing treats!

Students should dress in red, white, and blue clothes in honor of our Veterans.

For more information please see the links below to the flyers for the Ames Elementary School 2019 Veterans Day Celebration.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

Chinese Flyer

Ukranian Flyer

We look forward to seeing you at Ames.