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Ames Student Council Chipotle Fundraiser – Today

Posted Dec 9, 2018 | Category: Fundraisers


Student Council has organized a fundraiser at Chipotle on Cermak Road in Berwyn on Monday, December 10th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

Take a night off from cooking and come grab some tacos or a burrito with our awesome Ames students and their families from our amazing school community!  Some of our fabulous teachers will be joining us, as well.

Our Ames Student Council looks forward to eating dinner with our families at Chipotle and raising money for our school and students.

Ames PTA Meeting – Tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 7th

Posted Dec 3, 2018 | Category: Meetings

Come to the PTA Meeting this Friday 12/7 at 8:30am in the Art Room where D96 Board Members and Superintendent Ryan-Toye will give an update of the progress of the Facility Advisory Committee with regard to the Ames Addition.

November Box Tops Winners

Posted Dec 2, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Congratulations to Ms. Ohlman’s 2nd grade class.  They were the winners of the Box Tops for Education November Drive.

Box Tops For Education – December Drive

Posted Dec 2, 2018 | Category: Box tops For education


Dear Ames students, family and friends,

BRRRR! The weather is getting colder and the holidays are here! As families begin baking holiday treats, don’t forget to save your box tops for Ames! Remember to check the expiration dates on your Box Tops! If they’re expired, don’t send them to school; expired Box Tops cannot be accepted. This month’s prize will be a jolly treat. Which class will redeem the trophy? Please submit forms by January 8th complete with teachers name and if in kindergarten state AM or PM. For updates and class winners please follow https://m.facebook.com/BTFAmesElementarySchool

Thank you, Aisha Ilic
Email: LADIELUXX@gmail.com


Junior Great Books – Due Tomorrow

Posted Nov 30, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

In Junior Great Books, 2nd – 5th grade students read stories and share their ideas and opinions about that they read. The narratives have been selected to spark children’s ideas, and promote discussion while expanding their literary exposure. Groups meet weekly beginning the week of January 7, and end mid-March. The students and adult leader meet during lunch hour and discuss the stories while eating lunch together. The kids love the idea of eating in a classroom and participating in a “book club”.

If your child is interested in being a part of Junior Great Books, please fill out this form Junior Great Books Sign Up and return it, along with a $5/child book rental fee, no later than Friday, December 7, 2018.

NOTE: This is a voluntary program. Please be sure your child wants to participate, as unwilling participants tend to be disruptive. Late sign-ups  cannot be accepted.

Please send questions to Liz Buoscio – liz_jack@sbcglobal.net or Peggy Collings – peggyccollings@gmail.com

Lou Malnati’s Fundraiser – Today

Posted Nov 30, 2018 | Category: Fundraisers


Flying High Parent’s Night Out Fundraiser – Sat. Dec. 8th

Posted Nov 25, 2018 | Category: Fundraisers

Flying High Parent’s Night Out Fundraiser – Sat. Dec. 8th

Drop off the kids and have a night out, get some shopping done, or have a quiet night at home.

Who: Ames students, friends and family ages 5 and older
Date: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 7:30-10:30 pm
Where: Flying High Sports and Rec Center – 5400 East Ave., Countryside
Cost: $15 if registered by 12/6, $20 after that.
For more information, please see the attached flyer.  Questions? Contact Debbie at 708-263-7646 or deb.kummer@sbcglobal.net

2018-2019 PFR Flyer Ames 12.8.18-1

Please Note, the school events calendar has the Flying High Parent Night Out event listed as Dec. 14th. The Dec. 14th date is an error. The correct date is this Sat., Dec. 8th.  

Six Flags Read To Succeed

Posted Nov 15, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized


Dear Families,

A Six Flags Read to Succeed reading log has been sent home with your student.  This program encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before February 8th will be eligible for a free admission ticket to Six Flags Theme Park.

See the following Read to Succeed-english or Read to Succeed-Spanish for more information and a copy of the log.



Charleston Wrap Orders Are HERE

Posted Nov 11, 2018 | Category: Fundraisers

Charleston Wrap orders are being delivered to school tomorrow Monday, November 12th.  Please stop by the Ames Gymnasium after school from 3-3:30 pm to pick up your orders.

Questions? Contact Gina Benes at chegov@netzero.net.

Ames Holiday Gift Shop – Volunteers Needed

Posted Nov 4, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

We need parent volunteers to help with the Ames Holiday Gift Shop. Sign up to help assist students purchase gifts. It’s easy and fun!

Sign up link: http://signup.com/go/batxTZU