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Staff Appreciation

Ames PTA Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week – Baskets Due April 26th

Posted Apr 14, 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 here by Thursday, April 18th.


  • 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 Thursday, April 18th. (Please make checks payable to Ames PTA.)


  • 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 Wolfe. Baskets are due by Friday, April 26th.


Item                                         Due Date                             Return/reply to

  • Luncheon RSVP Thursday, April 18                  CheddarUp link
  • Donation for staff gift card Thursday, April 18    CheddarUp link
  • Gift basket donation Friday, April 26                    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