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Staff Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Week – May 4th -May 8th

Posted Apr 27, 2020 | Category: Staff Appreciation


Teacher Cookie Exchange

Posted Dec 9, 2019 | Category: Staff Appreciation



Calling all Ames Elves!  We need your help for the annual cookie exchange for the teachers and staff so they can bring some cookies home to share with their families for the Holidays! 

When: Friday, December 20th 
What we need: 2 dozen cookies from each elf that signs up 
Where to drop off: Thursday, December 19th to Liz McGarry (130 Southcote Rd) OR by 8am Friday, December 20th at the school office Attn: Liz McGarry 

This has been a hit with the teachers, so please help if you can! If you can’t bake there are slots for bringing drinks.


Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week Schedule – Staff Luncheon Is Now On Friday, May 10th

Posted May 2, 2019 | Category: Staff Appreciation


Please Note Changes – Staff Luncheon Is Now On Friday, May 10th

Staff Appreciation Week is almost here!  The PTA has some fun events planned for next week.  To kick it off on Monday, we’re asking all students to wear their favorite superhero gear to honor their favorite teachers.  No masks or weapons please.  Also, watch folders for a one-page thank you note students can fill in for their teachers.  Thanks for your support of this fun week recognizing our staff.


Ames PTA Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week – Deadline extended to April 30th

Posted Apr 27, 2019 | Category: Staff Appreciation

Dear Ames Families,



The Ames PTA is preparing to celebrate Teacher/Staff Appreciation the Week of May 6. The theme is “Super Teachers!”  The week will feature special events and treats for the teachers and staff that work so hard for our children all year long.

There are several opportunities for parents to get involved:

  • Teachers Luncheon – Parents are welcome to attend the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, May 9, at Ascension Lutheran Church from 11:00am-1:00pm. Lunch is provided for all the teachers and we ask parents to RSVP and pay $20 per person BY TUESDAY, APRIL 30TH. CLICK HERE: CheddarUp link


  • Donations – We cannot put on such a fabulous week of treats, gifts and activities for the staff without your help. If you would like to make a monetary donation toward the week’s activities, which includes teacher gift cards, the luncheon and other events, click here or send cash/check to the school office with “ATTN: PTA/Susan Wolfe” BY TUESDAY, APRIL 30TH. (Please make checks payable to Ames PTA.) CLICK HERE: CheddarUp link


  • Gift Baskets – We are looking for volunteers to donate completed themed gift baskets to raffle off to the staff during the luncheon. Donate as a family or team up with others to create a fun basket. Please note, alcohol is not allowed. If you plan to donate a basket or have any questions please contact Susan WolfePLEASE LET US KNOW BY TUESDAY, APRIL 30TH IF YOU CAN MAKE A BASKET. BASKET ARE DUE BY TUESDAY MAY 7TH.


Item                                         Due Date                             Return/reply to

  • Luncheon RSVP TUESDAY, APRIL 30                  CheddarUp link
  • Donation for staff gift card TUESDAY, APRIL 30    CheddarUp link
  • Gift basket donation TUESDAY, MAY 7                    Susan Wolfe


Thanks for helping us make this an unforgettable week for our teachers and staff. We cannot do it without the help of parents and we look forward to showing the staff a little love for everything they do for our kids!



Your 2019 Teacher Appreciation Committee,

Liz McGarry, Deanna Melvin, Suzanne Muirheid, Maria Munch, Tia Sherman, Nikki Ungaro and Susan Wolfe

Ames Staff Appreciation Week

Posted Apr 2, 2019 | Category: Staff Appreciation

Dear Ames Families,

Ames Teacher Appreciation Week is around the corner.  This exciting week allows students and parents to show how much we appreciate all the Ames Teachers and Staff do for our children and community. Each year we create a week of exciting events and treats to say THANK YOU!   In the past, we’ve delivered Starbucks and surprised them with a Teachers Lounge Takeover filled with fun treats.  The week culminates with a delicious luncheon for the entire Ames staff where we raffle off baskets. Each teacher will also receive a special gift accompanied by thoughtful notes from students.

The PTA can’t put on such a fabulous week without your help.  Please consider getting involved in the following ways:
– Join us for the luncheon on Thursday, May 9.
– Create a gift basket to be raffled at the luncheon.
– Donate towards the week activities which included teacher gift cards, luncheon and other events.

More details and sign up links to come next week.

Thank you from the PTA Teacher Appreciation Committee