86 Southcote Road
Riverside, IL 60546
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Next Fun Lunch Friday April 7

Posted Mar 23, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Our next fun lunch will be Friday April 7. Please note the April 4 date on the original forms sent home was NOT correct. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Screen Free Week

Posted Mar 20, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames PTA, in collaboration with Blythe, Central and Hollywood PTA/PTOs, will be having Screen Free week this year during Earth Week, April 17-21. We are looking for someone to chair this new event. Please contact Kim Marrero at kjmarrero2000@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out!


Posted Mar 20, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized


Para promover que el arte sea una parte importante de la educación de nuestros hijos, Ames PTA cada año patrocina la Semana del Artista Residente. Durante esta semana, un artista viene a nuestra escuela y crea una obra de arte con la participación de cada uno de los niños en la escuela.Este año, la Semana del Artista Residente se va a llevar a cabo del 20 al 24 de Marzo. Shawn Vincent del Centro de Artes de Riverside creará un mural de mosaicos de barro que será instalado en una de las paredes de la escuela.Estamos invitando a todos los padres de familia a que se hagan partícipes como voluntarios de éste projecto. Cuando vaya a registrarse como voluntario, usted verá el calendario de todas las clases, busque el nombre de la maestra (o) de su hijo que va a estar entre paréntesis.Si tiene alguna duda por favor contacte a Flavio Gonzalez mexrish4@gmail.com

Para Registrarse favor de hacer click en el enlace:



Artist In Residence

Posted Mar 20, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized
To promote the Art being an important part in our kid’s education, the Ames PTA sponsors every year the Artist In Residence Week. During this week, an artist comes to our school and creates a work of art with every kid at Ames contributing to it.From March 20th. to March 24th, Shawn Vincent from the Riverside Arts Center will be creating a clay mural that will be installed on a wall at Ames School.We are looking for parent volunteers to participate on this project.When you go to sign up, you will see a schedule of all the classes, look for your child’s teacher in parenthesis.If you have any questions please contact Flavio Gonzalez at mexrish4@gmail.com
To volunteer, please click on this link

DATE & TIME CHANGE!! March PTA meeting

Posted Mar 13, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Please join us for our March PTA meeting. We will be meeting Monday, March 20 at 7:30 PM in the Ames multipurpose room.

This is an exciting time as we are fine tuning the programs planned from now through the end of the year. Also, we will be selecting our nominating committee and looking for willing volunteers to help fill our open officer and committee chair positions for next year.

We hope to see you there!
Ames PTA Board

The Science Fair Is Upon Us!

Posted Mar 13, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

If your child is participating in the Science Fair, all of the information is listed below. If your child is not participating in the Science Fair, please make plans for the whole family to participate in the Science Workshops starting at 6:30pm. See you Wednesday night!!!!

The Fair is on March 15th. Your child should plan on arriving at the Ames Gym with all of the things for his or her presentation between 4:45 and 5:00pm. The judging will begin at 5pm and the kids will rotate between presenting their experiments and eating dinner. Please have your child bring a water bottle for the evening. Judging will be from 5-6:30pm.

At 6:30, the Fair will open up to the public. This is when you should plan on bringing the whole family to come check out all of the experiments. Friends, neighbors and siblings are welcome to attend!!!!

At 6:45pm, we will begin the Science Fair Workshops. All children will be invited to participate in this part of the evening. Children will be able to go around to different rooms representing different aspects of science. They will be able to do hands on experiments and see super cool demonstrations. This will be for all ages!

Clean up will be at 8pm and your child should plan on bringing home his or her experiment at that time.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!


Elizabeth Kos

Science Fair Wednesday March 15 at 6:30

Posted Mar 13, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

It’s Science Fair time! Many of the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders have been working hard on their science experiments for weeks now. You and your whole families are invited to come check out all of their experiments on Wednesday night at 6:30pm. You will also be able to have fun doing science experiments of your own in our Science Fair Workshops. Make your very own screw out of a carrot and let Ms. Allen show you how to zap your parents and siblings! Roll up your sleeves and make all kinds of icky sticky stuff, have a hands-on look at real cow guts, become a CSI technician and discover a mystery powder, teeth impressions, lip prints, and dust for fingerprints & learn about biofuels, the many uses of corn, discover fermentation, and make a color explosion! You won’t want to miss this hands on science fun!

Save the Date May 5th

Posted Mar 13, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized


May 5th —Ames PTA and Flipside Academy will host Ames Open Gym Night 5:30- 7:30pm. Details and registration information coming soon.

A BIG Thank You!!

Posted Mar 13, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames families:

Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts by participating in our Blaze Pizza event. Together we have earned $187.90 from Blaze which will be used to fund our many ongoing activities such as Pizza with the principal, Science Fair, Talent Show , Family Dance …

Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A March 9

Posted Mar 6, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized