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Spirit Rock
Rules & FAQs

The Spirit Rock is a way to celebrate a birthday or special event at AMES. The Rock was purchased by the PTA in 2018 and all proceeds support the PTA. 

AMES Spirit Rock Rules

*By reserving a date, you agree to adhere to the below-mentioned guidelines.

 

STEP ONE: Join the PTA. You must be a PTA member to reserve the spirit rock! A PTA membership is only $10 and supports our school and all of our children! **Non-members are subject to removal from the SignUp.**

STEP TWO: Pick a date, and reserve the Spirit Rock**Availability is on a first come, first serve basis.**

STEP THREE: Pay for your Spirit Rock rental. The cost is $10, online payments only. You have 48 hours from time of sign up to make your payment. Payments can be made here**If payment is not received within 48 hours of booking, you are subject to removal from the SignUp.**

STEP FOUR: Come up with a plan to paint the Spirit Rock on your reserved date. You can paint the rock yourself, or hire someone to paint it for a separate and additional expense. Recommended painters**AMES PTA does NOT paint the rock.**

 

 

Guidelines

  • You must be a PTA member to reserve the spirit rock. A PTA membership is only $10 and supports our school and all of our children!

  • Reservations MUST be made in order to paint the Spirit Rock.

  • Reservations will open twice annually—at the beginning of the first semester and at the beginning of the second semester.

  • Reserving the Spirit Rock is $10. Payment must be received within 48 hours of signing up, or your signup date will be forfeited. All payments and reservations are non-refundable for any reason (changed your mind, inclement weather, etc). However, if you decide you can no longer use your date, please remove your name from the SignUp so someone else can use it.

  • Paint and painting supplies are not provided by the school or PTA.

  • Only paint may be used—glitter, glue, or application of other items is NOT allowed.

  • Only one person per day may reserve the Spirit Rock.

  • Reservations must be made by a parent or teacher on behalf of a student or student group. Calls cannot be made to the front office for reservation purposes.

  • Once reserved, you will have the rock for 24 hours beginning at 3:00 PM the day before. For example, if you reserve the rock for September 15th, you’ll have the Spirit Rock beginning at 3:00 PM on September 14th through 3:00 PM on September 15th.

  • The area around the Spirit Rock must be left neat and tidy and paint-free—no trash may be left. ONLY the front side (road-facing) of the Rock may be painted. DO NOT paint the grass or any other material surrounding the Rock. Please use a plastic tarp or other covering to protect the ground surrounding the rock. The individual or group will be held financially responsible for cleaning and/or repair costs associated with violation of this policy. Anyone painting the Rock must leave the area in clean condition.

  • Remove all paint materials and litter from the site and be sure the paint is disposed of properly.

  • Reminders for reservations will not be sent by the school or PTA.

  • All rules as outlined in the CCSD Code of Student Conduct MUST be obeyed. No exceptions. (No bullying, profanity, obscenity, or derogatory language.)


Tips & Tricks

 

  • If you reserved the Rock, but can’t remember the date you reserved, you can click on the sign up genius link at STEP TWO above.

  • The most popular paint to use is spray paint. You will probably need 2-3 cans for a good base coat (more if your base coat is white). Please note that latex paint and paint that is rolled on will take several hours to dry, as opposed to spray paint, which dries in several minutes.

  • Please be kind to our environment and recycle your empty cans!

AMES Spirit Rock FAQs

 

How can I Rent the Rock?

  1. Join the PTA at arnoldmillpta.org/join-pta. You must be a PTA member to reserve the spirit rock! A PTA membership is only $10 and supports our school and all of our children! **Non-members are subject to removal from the SignUp.**

  2. Pick a date, and reserve the Spirit Rock**Availability is on a first come, first serve basis.**

  3. Pay for your Spirit Rock rental. The cost is $10, online payments only. You have 48 hours from time of sign up to make your payment. Payments can be made at arnoldmillpta.com/pay-for-rock**If payment is not received within 48 hours of booking, you are subject to removal from the SignUp.**

  4. Come up with a plan to paint the Spirit Rock on your reserved date. You can paint the rock yourself, or hire someone to paint it for a separate and additional expense. **AMES PTA does NOT paint the rock.** Recommended painters

 

How much does it cost to rent the rock and how do I pay?

It is $10 to rent the AMES Spirit Rock. 100% of your donation goes back to AMES PTA. Payments must be made online digitally at arnoldmillpta.com/pay-for-rock**If payment is not received within 48 hours of booking, you are subject to removal from the SignUp.**

 

What supplies do I need?

You will typically need 2-3 cans of spray paint for the base coat and additional paint for your design. For more intricate designs, craft paint, foam brushes, and even stencils, work great. Only paint may be used—glue, glitter, or applications of other items are NOT allowed.

 

What can I reserve the rock for?

You can reserve the rocks for anything!! A student’s birthday, thank a teacher or staff member, congratulatory events, good luck on competitions and tournaments, recognizing milestones…the list is endless. The rock is a fun way to spread any kind of positive message. Please note that profanity and political messages are NOT permitted.

 

What if I reserve the rock and the weather is bad?

The rock can be towel dried and the paint will adhere even in the rain and/or snow if you want to brave the elements. If painting in the rain or snow is not your thing, revisit the calendar and pick the next available date. The artists for hire may offer inclement weather options.

 

Can the AMES PTA paint the rock for me?

AMES and/or AMES PTA is not responsible for painting the rock. You can find someone to paint it for you, but painting the rock is fun, and we are sure that no matter what you do, the person you are painting it for will love it. Want to hire someone to paint it for you? Check out our list of recommended artists.

What if the rock is already reserved on the date I want?

Rock reservations are on a first come, first serve basis, so join the PTA and make your reservations NOW!! If the date you want is already reserved, choose the next available date—either before or after.

 

What if I’m painting the rock and someone shows up thinking they reserved it?

If this happens, please contact the PTA at amesptawebsite@gmail.com.

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