President: Julie Faure
Welcome to your AMES PTSO!
First a few introductions from your Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) leadership, so you’ll know who the “we” refers to. Your PTSO is being led by Julie Faure, President, and Carlos Taylor-Swanson, Treasurer. Julie is parent to an AMES Sophomore and a 2020 graduate who is off to college. She is the executive director of Utah Mountain Adventures, a mountain guide service that teaches climbing, backcountry touring and avalanche education in the Wasatch Mountains. Carlos is parent to an AMES Senior and is a woodworker and owns Madera Furniture Co. based in the Pacific Northwest.
Our major initiative this academic year is to find out how PTSO can support you, your student, your family and your community. Please DO attend our virtual PTSO meetings, share your thoughts and ideas, lend a hand, and/or email us. We can even set a time to meet by phone or virtually if the PTSO meeting time is inconvenient. “It takes a village” for us all to raise our kids, and it takes a village for PTSO to do the best job possible of supporting all the Parents (including families, guardians!), Teachers, and Students at AMES. Let's have a great year together!
Meetings for 2020-21 will be virtual on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30pm.
September 3, 2020 February 4, 2021
November 8, 2020 March 4, 2021
December 3, 2020 April 8, 2021
January 7, 2021 May 6, 2021
The PTSO is a volunteer organization. We hope to raise $25 per student enrolled at AMES in order to fund the activities we offer. 100% of the funds we raise and the work we do go directly to support the AMES students and teachers!
AMES PTSO organizes and funds AMES dances, dinners for teachers and staff during Parent/Teacher Conferences, breakfasts for students before ACT and PSAT tests, Open Mic night, teacher appreciation week, scholarships for seniors, etc. This organization is only possible with YOUR help. Being involved is a great way to support your student(s).
During the pandemic, we are hoping that we can continue this work and find new ways to help and be of assistance. The PTSO has a great group of families and guardians who have been involved with and volunteered for PTSO in recent years and we really appreciate all the help. We hope that all families and guardians will feel welcome and choose to be a part of PTSO this academic year. After all, PTSO is all about supporting and connecting Parents, Teachers, and Students.
In support of all of AMES’ communities,
Julie Faure, PTSO President
Carlos Taylor-Swanson, PTSO Treasurer