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September Events

Posted Sep 6, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

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Ames PTA Fall Book Fair 2017

Posted Sep 5, 2017 | Category: Book Fair


Ames PTA Fall Book Fair 2017

Check out some of the books on our online flyer:

Wednesday, September 13

Preview and shop with your child’s class during school hours. Please see the schedule below.

Shop 3PM to 5PM

Thursday, September 14

Shop 1PM to 3PM (Students Only)

3PM to 8:30PM

Shop online from September 8th-21st.

Preview Day Schedule

8:20-8:40: 5 – Bookler

8:40-9:00: AM Kindergarten – Guastella

9:00-9:20: AM Kindergarten – McPherson

9:20-9:40: 3 – Collins

9:40-10:00: 1 – Giger/1 – Basek (**Double group**)

10:00-10:20: 2 – Hickey

10:20-10:40: 2 – Kinkin

10:40-11:00: 2 – Ohlman

11:00-11:20: 4 – Duve

11:20-12:20: LUNCH BREAK

12:20-12:40: 4 – Mimlitz

12:40-1:00: 4 – Wydra

1:00-1:20: PM Kindergarten – McPherson

1:20-1:40: 3 – Jagust

1:40-2:00: 1 – Becker

2:00-2:20: 3 – Munson

2:20-2:40: 5 – Allen

2:40-2:55 – 5 – Wright


Ames Fall Book Fair 2017 – Volunteers Needed!

Posted Aug 31, 2017 | Category: Book Fair










Ames Fall Book Fair 2017

Volunteers Needed!


Sign up to volunteer! We need help on September 12th – 14th. Please go to the VolunteerSpot link below to view the time slots: http://signup.com/go/Sknsoqx

Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. Kristin McCormack (kristin.mccormack@outlook.com)


Become a PTA member today!

Posted Aug 27, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Join the PTA!

Download the membership form here and return to Ames in an envelope marked ‘Ames PTA – Membership’.

Ames PTA helps our school in many ways. We provide financial support through various fundraising events and work with the Ames staff to ensure our kids have the resources and materials they need. The funds we raise have a direct impact on our children and go toward classroom materials, class field trips, library books and other programs within our school.
We have a strong presence in our school. Events that are planned and staffed by PTA volunteers include the Science Fair, Ames Family Dance, Family Reading Night, Movie Night, Halloween Assembly, Talent Show, Field Day and much more! These events give our kids a chance to have fun, enjoy an evening with their family, and maybe learn something new!

Our PTA works only because of parent volunteers like YOU. We encourage you to join today and help us enrich the learning experiences of our children. We make it easy to get involved!

  • Step 1: Turn in the membership card below with payment or visit amespta.org to pay online.
  • Step 2: Sign up for FeedBlitz at amespta.org to receive PTA emails and important information. (E-mail provided on membership form will be automatically added to FeedBlitz. Opt-out anytime.)
  • Step 3: Attend PTA meetings. Monthly meetings at Ames rotate between morning and evening times.
  • Step 4: Volunteer! No matter your schedule, we can always use your help.

New for 2017! The Deluxe Membership gets you our new Ames Elementary yard sign and two Ames Dolphin car magnets, plus the school directory – perfect for arranging parties or playdates! You may also choose to provide a direct donation in lieu of participating in fundraising events this year by making a one-time tax-deductible donation using the membership form below.

Questions? Contact your Ames PTA co-presidents:

Dawn Eagleson at dawn.eagleson@gmail.com or (773) 991-4737

Domenica Jimenez at leandom@iit.edu or (708) 574-5172

Download the membership form here and return to Ames in an envelope marked ‘Ames PTA – Membership’.

Meet The Parents!

Posted Aug 27, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized











Spirit Wear – Order Today!

Posted Aug 23, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames Spirit Wear – now on sale!

Download the order form and return to the Ames office in an envelope marked “PTA Spirit Wear” no later than Friday, September 15th.

Order Form

Committee Chairs Needed

Posted Aug 2, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames PTA has two open committees that need parent volunteers to run them.  If you are interested in either of these vacancies, please contact Dawn Eagleson at dawn.eagleson@gmail.com

Charleston WrapA fundraiser offering gift wrap and other related festive items, running in September with delivery of items occurring before the holidays.

Mixed Bags: This fundraiser occurs around January and offers reusable bags and other household items; committee chair is responsible for distribution of sales forms and catalogs as well as purchases.

Yearbooks are in!

Posted Jun 15, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The 2016-2017 yearbooks have arrived!

PTA volunteers will distribute yearbooks as follows:

Friday, June 16 from 7:30-9:30 AM on the Ames front sidewalk

Monday, June 19 from 4:00-7:00 PM on the Ames back parking lot

*In case of rain, a Feedblitz will be sent to announce an alternate pick-up time*

If you have questions, please contact Kim Marrero.

Thank you for your patience!

Yearbook delay

Posted Jun 6, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Dear Ames Families,

We want to inform you that Yearbooks will not be delivered to students on the last day of school as planned. Our committee is working hard to have these yearbooks printed as soon as possible. Once we confirm delivery dates, you will be notified immediately.

In the meantime, students will receive an autograph sheet so they can collect well-wishes from friends, teachers and staff during the last day of school. Autograph sheets can be kept with the student’s yearbook once they are received.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will update you once we have a firm delivery date. Please contact Dawn Eagleson at dawn.eagleson@gmail.com or Kim Marrero at kjmarrero2000@gmail.com if you have any questions.

PTA Year End Notes

Posted Jun 5, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

On behalf of the Ames PTA, we would like to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable summer!

We would also like to announce that our PTA Board has been finalized for the 2017-18 school year. Thank you to Domenica Jimenez for agreeing to serve as Co-President! We will officially vote her into office at our first PTA meeting next September.

Co-President: Dawn Eagleson
Co-President: Domenica Jimenez
Secretary: Patty Romero
Treasurer: Kelly Tabb
VP of Fundraising: Emilia Kowalski
VP of Cultural Arts & Educational Programs: Flavio Gonzalez
VP of In-School Volunteers: Dana Frank
VP of Hospitality: Carrie Zalewski

Did you know you can help our PTA during the summer months?

1. When you shop on Amazon, go to http://smile.amazon.com, select A F Ames PTA, and our school will receive .5% of every sale that is made through the Amazon Smile link. It is a very small % but with the amount of sales volume that Amazon does, it could quickly add up!
2. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. Save them up over the summer so your student will have a head-start on this fundraiser when school begins. For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com. Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons and bonus offers.

School Supply Drop-Off

School supply drop-off will take place on Wednesday, August 23rd from 3 – 4 PM. Our PTA will be there with membership information, spirit wear items, and treats for incoming students.

School supply kits must be purchased by June 23rd in order to receive the shipping rate of $8.95. Regular shipping rates apply after this date. Visit amespta.org for more information.

Dolphin Dads – New Committee

We have a new committee in need of someone to head up! Dolphin Dads is a new role that will:
• Organize dad volunteers to help with morning school patrol once a month.
• Research possible events, such as golf outings or socials.
If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Dawn Eagleson at dawn.eagleson@gmail.com. This is a position that can be based out of home and should require minimal hours (4 hours for the entire school year, that means it’s easy!).
PTA Summer 2017 Info Flyer