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Friday, January 17, AMS Weekly Announcements 


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Ames Middle School Athletic Events: 

Tues, Jan 21: 8th Boys Basketball vs Johnston-4:30 (Home)

Thurs, Jan 23: 8th Boys Basketball @ Waukee Prairieview-4:30

Thurs, Jan 23: 7th Boys Basketball (A-C Teams) @ Indianola-4:30

Thurs, Jan 23: 7th Boys Basketball (D-E Teams) @ DCG-4:30

SUPPORT THE ORANGE & BLACK MAGAZINE by eating at Culvers on Monday, January 20th.  From 11 am to 2 pm AND AGAIN from 5 pm to 7 pm, Culvers will give our AMS magazine 10% for every meal purchased.  Please help us raise funds for this free student magazine.

BOOSTER NEWS:  Upcoming Meeting and Restaurant Fundraiser this Sunday

This Sunday (January 19th) you deserve to take a night off from cooking! It will be a great night to head over to Hickory Park between 4 pm & 9 pm to get some dinner and also support AMS. After you pay for your dinner, just drop off your receipt in the box marked “Ames Middle School” and a portion of your bill will be donated back to the school! 

DUE TO THE MLK Celebration at the Middle School on Monday, January 20 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, we have decided to move the Boosters Meeting that evening to 7:30 pm and hold it in the Media Center.   

Some topics on the agenda will include Trivia night, Restaurant nights, Conference Meals, teacher appreciation, etc.  

We did find out that due to the healthy school act, we are not allowed to sell candy bars during the lunch hour for Valentines’ and May Day. That is very unfortunate since we grossed over $2000 last year on those sales. We are looking for any new fundraising suggestions, so please let us know of any ideas that you might have or have seen done in other schools.  

Everyone is welcome to attend Booster Club meetings – we are always looking for new ideas and suggestions.  

Hope to see you on Monday, January 20th at 7:30 pm in the Media Center. Don’t worry if you are a little late if you are attending the MLK celebration. 

Thanks so much!

Tiffany Walker (mom@walkerkids.com) & Liz Higgins

Trading Card Club: Come play (and trade) card games like ‘Magic: The Gathering’, ‘Pokémon’, and ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ in an easy-going environment.  All grade levels are welcome. We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 in Mrs. Green’s room (H201).

Refresher on Absences

The two most efficient methods of notifying the school of absence are by signed note or phone call. Please call the Attendance Line at 515-268-2400 first thing in the morning if your child will be missing school. If you know about an absence the night, please call and leave a message. Messages may be left on the attendance line 24/7. These messages are checked regularly during school hours and are entered into Infinite Campus. If your student needs to leave before lunchtime, please have them stop by the office as soon as they get to school that day so they may pick up their pass right away.

From the Nurse’s Office: 

Parents/Guardians – Please follow the school policy for picking up your students when they are ill. They need to come to the nurse’s office for evaluation and if the nurse or health associate feel they need to be sent home, then you will get a phone call from us. Any absence that is not excused from the nurse will be absent unexcused from now on. Thank you for your help! 

🤧 Have you received your flu shot? If you are 6 months or older, you can receive the flu vaccine. Please schedule your appointment for this as soon as possible to stay protected this season. Visit www.cdc.gov/flu for more information. 

Nurse Subs needed for Ames School District: If you are a registered nurse (RN) and would be interested in working as a substitute nurse in our district, please apply online at www.ames.k12.ia.us 

Japanese Language and Culture Clubs 

Who: All students in 6th, 7th, & 8th grade

When: Wednesdays during Homeroom period – Starts on October 30th

What: Through music, art, audio materials to learn culture, learn greetings and conversation, basic reading and writing. 

Where: Media Center

Coach: Mrs. Wang 

Questions:  jingtao.wang@ames.k12.ia.us 

AMP: 

Come let your voice be amplified at our Spoken Word Club. All grade levels are welcome. We meet Mondays from 3:30 – 5:00 in Mrs. Grimm’s room

Builders Club is fun, engaging, and community oriented!  Come and see what it is all about! Meeting dates are Jan 22, Feb 12 & 26, Mar 4 & 25, Apr 8 & 22, and May 13 from 3:30-4:15.  We meet in G109. See Mrs. McCasland with any questions. Please come and see what fun volunteering in our community is!

Writer’s Den is an after school club for any student grades 6, 7, or 8 who likes to write, likes to create, or wants to hang out with creators and writers. It is held every Monday night from 3:30-4:30 pm in Ms. Schares room, E109. You can email steph.schares@ames.k12.ia.us if you have questions. 

Ames Middle School is proud to offer a Gender Sexuality Alliance called PRISM for LGBTQIA and ally students to advocate, support, and connect. Students or parents can contact Steph Schares or Megan Fought for more information about meeting times: steph.schares@ames.k12.ia.us and megan.fought@ames.k12.ia.us 

This is a reminder to check your emails for the low-balance notifications from the district office.  The emails are sent out once per week and are sent once your student’s account balance reaches $25. Please check your spam folders for the emails, as many parents have said this email ends up going into their spam folder.

 

Also, we want to remind you that AMS has a breakfast program.  Breakfast is served at 7:40 AM. A good breakfast helps to make for a great day of learning.

ACSD Food Service Department

 

ACSD Nondiscrimination Statement:

 

It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please Human Resources at the District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010, 515-268-6610.  

 

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ACSD Nondiscrimination Statement:

It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please Human Resources at the District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010, 515-268-6610.  

 

 

 

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