Ames Visual & Performing Arts Elementary

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Welcome to Ames

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    V I S U A L 

    P E R F O R M I N G  
    A R T S

    E L E M E N T A R Y

    Rating, star, stars iconH o m e  o f   t h e  S t a r s ! Rating, star, stars icon

    "All Children Have Purpose!"

    J. Prince, Principal


    Parent Tech Support

    Please call for inquiries about technology

      School Level:   Mrs. Hogan, TIC or Dr. Kenney, AP- 314.241.7165

     District  Level:  Tech Support - 314.345.5656




    Tutorials for Students & Parents

    Please click on the following links for assistance 

    Microsoft Teams

    iPad Use



    Khan Academy

    Epic Books

    Navigating Online Learning



    September 1, 2020

    Greetings Beautiful Parents,

    We are off and running with our virtual programming!  School started on August 31, 2020.  Although we expect all children to be engaged with SLPS' virtual platform, we realize that that some challenges may be a concern at this time.  All families are encouraged to be patient; there may be internet, log-on and device challenges that the SLPS may need to support you with for students.  Please note, there are circumstances that are beyond the school distirict's control such as internet speed, connectivity quality and device malfunction.  Those areas of concern that SLPS can support famlies with are addressed as soon as humanly possible.  There are SLPS team members at the the distrcit and school level that are currently working to ensure that children are engaged in the virtual learning experience.  We will continue to be stead-fast with providing students with support.  Again, please extend your patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecendented waters.


    August 20, 2020

    Hello Wonderful Ames VPA Parents & Guardians,

      The Ames Staff thinks of our famlies often - especially our students.  During these challanging times, we hope that you are healthy and in good spirits.  Please continue to vist the school's webpage and our teachers' webpage.  You'll find helpful information so that you're abreast of school and dsitrict matters; able to navigate our instructional platform and aware of assignments and tasks for your children  to complete.  

    Our School District Will Provide Technology & Supplies For Your Child!

    Please ensure that your contact infomation is current.

      We will contact you via phone to inform you of your pick-up time for supplies and ipads. 

    We will distribute technology for our students between 8 am and 2:30 pm at Ames VPA on:

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - Kg, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade   ONLY

    Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 4th & 5th Grade   ONLY 

    To ensure spacing and social distancing, you will need to pick up your child's ipad and box of school supplies during the designated time that we provide.  You will need to wear a mask while on the school's premise.  Parents will have to sign a contract before and ipad is released.  If you still have a SLPS device from last Spring or Summer, you willnot be issued another ipad (ipads that were not turned in will be disabled and will not be able to acccess 2020-21 schoolyear items, apps, instuction, etc.).

    Reminders will be sent to you for convenience so that children may be ready for virtual instuction on

    MONDAY, August 31, 2020. 

    We also hope that you will join your child's teacher for an open house virtual session at 5:00 pm on August 28, 2020. 

    Check your child's teacher's webpage for a meeting id so that you and your family may join the meeting. 


     We love our students & staff!

    In Love With AMES VPA!

    2900 Hadley Avenue🌠

    📫 Saint Louis, Missouri 63107

    314.241.7165  (office #)☎️

    📠 314-231.1703 (fax #)

    Our School Hours: 9:10 am - 4:07 pm ⏰

    📖 Grades: Pre-Kg ~ 5th Grade

    Click HERE for a map.


    A T T E NT I O N :

    W O N D E R F U L   S T U D E N T S   &   P A R E N T S  !


     V i r t u a l   L e a r n i n g  E x p e r i e n c e s

      For your convenience, all regular education, special education and arts specialist will be available for your child's virtual learning experience Monday through Friday.  Office hours will be offered if parents have specific inquiries about their chldren.  Times will vary according to our students' grade levels. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. 

      Your AMES VPA Family





Principal's Corner

  • JaVeeta L. Prince, Principal Greetings Wonderful Ames Families!

      On behalf of the Ames Staff, I would like to say, "Welcome to Ames Visual and Performing Arts Elementary School!" You are now a "Star." With our staff and district planning for this school year, it is our goal to provide your family with a quality education. The Ames family consists of people that want to make a positive difference in your child's educational endeavors. From the custodial staff to the teacher's assistant, the adults at Ames are willing to go that extra mile for children. We appreciate your contributions to our school. We strive to ensure that your children shine and soar beyond what is anticipated.

    Thank you,

    JaVeeta L. Prince, Principal

Mission and Vision

  • Ames VPA !

    Our Mission: We will motivate students to excel academically and socially. Our expectation is that our students will realize their greatest potential. It is our duty to develop our students' intellect and creativity to their fullest potential.


    Our Vision: We're a school of choice; educating children so that we're recognized for student achievement, staff excellence and arts programming.  



  • Telephone
    Important Telephone Numbers
    Social Worker: 314-241-7165 x20124
    Counselor: 314-241-7165 x20116
    District Office: 314-231-3720
    Enrollment Information: 314-633-5200
    Food Services: 314-345-2295
    Magnet Schools: 314-633-5200
    Transportation: 314-389-2202

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  • Bell Times The virtual learning time for our students during the 2020 - 2021 school year is: 8:00 am until 3:13 pm.
     See you online! 😊



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