86 Southcote Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-0759

Committee Chairs Needed

Posted Aug 2, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames PTA has two open committees that need parent volunteers to run them.  If you are interested in either of these vacancies, please contact Dawn Eagleson at dawn.eagleson@gmail.com

Charleston WrapA fundraiser offering gift wrap and other related festive items, running in September with delivery of items occurring before the holidays.

Mixed Bags: This fundraiser occurs around January and offers reusable bags and other household items; committee chair is responsible for distribution of sales forms and catalogs as well as purchases.

Yearbooks are in!

Posted Jun 15, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The 2016-2017 yearbooks have arrived!

PTA volunteers will distribute yearbooks as follows:

Friday, June 16 from 7:30-9:30 AM on the Ames front sidewalk

Monday, June 19 from 4:00-7:00 PM on the Ames back parking lot

*In case of rain, a Feedblitz will be sent to announce an alternate pick-up time*

If you have questions, please contact Kim Marrero.

Thank you for your patience!

Yearbook delay

Posted Jun 6, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Dear Ames Families,

We want to inform you that Yearbooks will not be delivered to students on the last day of school as planned. Our committee is working hard to have these yearbooks printed as soon as possible. Once we confirm delivery dates, you will be notified immediately.

In the meantime, students will receive an autograph sheet so they can collect well-wishes from friends, teachers and staff during the last day of school. Autograph sheets can be kept with the student’s yearbook once they are received.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will update you once we have a firm delivery date. Please contact Dawn Eagleson at dawn.eagleson@gmail.com or Kim Marrero at kjmarrero2000@gmail.com if you have any questions.

PTA Year End Notes

Posted Jun 5, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

On behalf of the Ames PTA, we would like to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable summer!

We would also like to announce that our PTA Board has been finalized for the 2017-18 school year. Thank you to Domenica Jimenez for agreeing to serve as Co-President! We will officially vote her into office at our first PTA meeting next September.

Co-President: Dawn Eagleson
Co-President: Domenica Jimenez
Secretary: Patty Romero
Treasurer: Kelly Tabb
VP of Fundraising: Emilia Kowalski
VP of Cultural Arts & Educational Programs: Flavio Gonzalez
VP of In-School Volunteers: Dana Frank
VP of Hospitality: Carrie Zalewski

Did you know you can help our PTA during the summer months?

1. When you shop on Amazon, go to http://smile.amazon.com, select A F Ames PTA, and our school will receive .5% of every sale that is made through the Amazon Smile link. It is a very small % but with the amount of sales volume that Amazon does, it could quickly add up!
2. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. Save them up over the summer so your student will have a head-start on this fundraiser when school begins. For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com. Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons and bonus offers.

School Supply Drop-Off

School supply drop-off will take place on Wednesday, August 23rd from 3 – 4 PM. Our PTA will be there with membership information, spirit wear items, and treats for incoming students.

School supply kits must be purchased by June 23rd in order to receive the shipping rate of $8.95. Regular shipping rates apply after this date. Visit amespta.org for more information.

Dolphin Dads – New Committee

We have a new committee in need of someone to head up! Dolphin Dads is a new role that will:
• Organize dad volunteers to help with morning school patrol once a month.
• Research possible events, such as golf outings or socials.
If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Dawn Eagleson at dawn.eagleson@gmail.com. This is a position that can be based out of home and should require minimal hours (4 hours for the entire school year, that means it’s easy!).
PTA Summer 2017 Info Flyer

Reimbursement Reminder ALL ARE DUE JUNE 9th

Posted Jun 5, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

All reimbursement forms are due by Friday, June 9th. Please turn in all requests for reimbursements to the Ames School office addressed to PTA – Treasurer. Any questions? Contact Kristin Bell at kirstenmariebell@gmail.com.

Friday Reminders

Posted May 18, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized
Friday – Yearbook order forms due
Friday – PTA meeting (last one of the year!)
  • Vote for 2017-2018 PTA Board
  • Recognize “graduating” parents

Friday- Fun Lunch AND Spirit Day – Be sure to wear your Ames spirit t-shirts!

Friday – Ames Talent Show @ 6:30 PM in the Ames Gymnasium

Upcoming Events

Posted May 5, 2017 | Category: Calendar Of Events, Uncategorized

As the end of our school year approaches, our lives get busier with school activities, fund raisers, end-of-year parties and more.  Below is a snapshot of PTA events during the final weeks of the 2016-17 school year for our Ames students. Be sure to print this document and stick it on your fridge – you won’t want to miss anything important!

Remember to go to www.amespta.org for links and up-to-date information!


May 1 – 5:                  Teacher Appreciation Week!
May 1:                        Bring a flower to school for your teacher – pick from your own garden if you can!
May 4:                        Ames Teacher Luncheon
May 5:                        Fun Lunch  |  Spirit Day – wear your Ames t-shirts!
                                   FlipSide Academy – Ames Night Out  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM Register online at Flipside
May 16:                      Talent Show dress rehearsal (gym)   |   3:30 – 6:30 PM
                                  Ames Reading Circle Brick Pavers – orders are DUE
May 19:                      Ames PTA meeting, 8:20 AM   |   Ames Art Room
                                  Fun Lunch  |  Spirit Day – wear your Ames t-shirts!
                                  Talent Show!  6:30 PM   |   Ames Gym
                                  Yearbook Orders – DUE
May 26:                      Flag Ceremony, 8:30 AM
May 29:                      Memorial Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL


June 5:                       Field Day
June 6:                       Field Day (rain make-up)
June 7:                       Last Day of School!


Print out a flyer reminder below and post it on your refrigerator.

Upcoming Events PDF
Upcoming Events DOCX

Personalized Brick Pavers for Sale – Deadline May 16

Posted May 1, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Have you ever wanted to have your child’s name engraved on one of the brick pavers in the Ames School Reading Circle? Now is your chance! Ames PTA is selling brick pavers through May 16.
Online ordering and payment is available at https://brick-pavers-fundraiser.cheddarup.com

Any questions, please contact Katie Vahey at vaheykat@comcast.net

Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Posted May 1, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The 2016-2017 yearbook for Ames School is currently in production and will be printed and distributed the last week of school. Order yours today using the link below!


Orange Ruler Fundraiser Cancelled

Posted May 1, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The Orange Ruler Fun Run, which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 2nd, has been cancelled for this school year. For questions regarding this cancellation, please contact Dawn Eagleson via email: dawn.eagleson@gmail.com