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Riverside, IL 60546
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Ames Talent Show

Posted May 13, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Important Dates

Monday, May 14th – Dress Rehearsal- Ames gym at 3:00pm

Wednesday, May 16th – Afternoon Show- 1:15pm/Evening Show- 6:30pm (arrive at 6pm)

Parent Volunteers- Parent help is needed in order to run the show. Help is needed with auditions, dress rehearsals, performance day/night and creating the program. To sign-up please click on the following link http://signup.com/go/TiqzjyE

Questions?  Contact Tia Sherman tsherman13@gmail.com


Join us for our FINAL PTA meeting!

Posted May 13, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Please join us this Thursday, May 17th at 9:30 AM for our final PTA meeting of the 2017-18 school year.  We will vote on new board members at this meeting.

Is this your last year at Ames?  Is your 5th grader your last Ames student?  Then we encourage you to join us at this last meeting.  We would like to recognize all outgoing 5th grade PTA members and thank you for all of your work and volunteer time over the years!

Finally, we still have one final board position unfilled for the 2018-19 school year — Co-President.  If you are interested in helping our PTA continue to provide fun, educational activities for our students, please consider stepping into this important role.  You’ll work alongside an amazing PTA board as well as committee chairs.  Contact Dawn Eagleson if you have questions or are interested in helping out.

“But why should I volunteer?”

Here’s why.



One final push for donations – Staff Appreciation

Posted May 6, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

“Lights, Camera, Appreciation”

Staff Appreciation week is here! Get your donations in. It’s not too late. Absolute last day to donate is Wednesday, May 9th!

Donations – We cannot put on such a fabulous week of treats, gifts and activities for the staff without your help. If you would like to make a monetary donation toward the week’s activities, which includes teacher gift cards, the luncheon and other events, click here or send cash/check to the school office with “ATTN: PTA/Tia Sherman” by Wednesday, May 9th. (Please make checks payable to Ames PTA.)

The Write Stuff – School Supply Kit Sale

Posted Apr 30, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

TWS@HOME Sale Flyer

Ames Spring Book Fair – Our Online Fair Is Still Open

Posted Apr 28, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Shop Our Fair Online

If you were unable to attend our Spring Book Fair in person or if the book you wanted sold out, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at http://scholastic.com/fair. Our online Fair is available until May 3rd.


The Ames PTA Is Still Seeking a Co-President

Posted Apr 28, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Thank You Book Fair Volunteers!

Posted Apr 28, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

The Book Fair requires many volunteers to make it a successful event.  We appreciate our volunteers and would like to thank everyone who came out to help.


Order your 2017-18 Yearbooks! Deadline Extended until Friday, May 4th

Posted Apr 25, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Don’t miss out on the Ames Yearbook!  We are still accepting orders for the 2017-18 Ames Yearbook, which will be distributed during the last week of school.  You can pay online by clicking on the link below.

Pay online via Cheddar Up

If you have a 5th grade student, there’s no need to fill out an order form – all 5th grade students will receive their yearbook at no cost!

You can print an order form by clicking here.  Questions? Email Elizabeth Kos at elizabeth.b.kos@gmail.com


All For Books Raffle

Posted Apr 20, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized






Win a basket of books!


Each $1 donation to our All for Books program gives you a chance to win a basket of books from the Ames PTA Fall Book Fair!

What is All for Books?

By donating $1 or loose change in any amount (or by making a small donation by credit card during check out), you help us:

  • Purchase books for classroom libraries and for children in need in our local area
  • Give more children easier access to books
  • Help get kids reading, and get kids reading more

The All for Books money we collect also helps readers beyond our school and community. Scholastic Book Fairs® matches monetary donations with a donation of up to $1 million in books from The Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children in need through organizations such as Kids In Need Foundation, Reader to Reader, Inc., and the National Center for Families Learning.


Your act of kindness helps bring more knowledge, imagination, and love for reading into the lives of our students.

Remember to shop the Book Fair Wednesday, April 25th and Thursday, April 26th!



Scrip Spring Fundraiser – Extended till Wednesday, April 25th

Posted Apr 20, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

See link below for order form.

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