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Riverside, IL 60546
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Ames School Family Dance – Friday, February 28th

Posted Jan 23, 2020 | Category: Family Dance


Max Aquatics Kids Swim Night

Posted Jan 20, 2020 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers

Fun for the kids and a Friday night break for parents? Yes, please! Sign your kids up for Friday Swim Night at the Max. Friday, February 7th – 6 to 8. This event was donated by Max Aquatics and the Fall Festival Auction Committee. We sold many tickets at the Fest but there are still some available. Get yours now! All proceeds go the Ames PTA Cultural Arts and related activities.

To sign-up please see link HERE https://friday-night-at-max-aquatics.cheddarup.com

Flipside – Ames Kids Night Fundraiser

Posted Jan 20, 2020 | Category: Fundraisers

February 7th Grade K-2 Register Here
February 21st Grades 3-5 Register Here

For More details see PDF form HERE Flipside

Fundraiser at Chew Chew This Wednesday Starting at 5 PM

Posted Jan 20, 2020 | Category: Fundraisers

Ames Dinner Fundraiser at Chew Chew

Come out this Wednesday, January 22nd starting at 5:00 pm to support out school.

Fun Lunch Order Form – Due Today

Posted Jan 13, 2020 | Category: Fun Lunch


Fun Lunch is back at AMES and is better than ever! Fun lunch will be offered twice a month beginning in February and will be provided by Bill’s Place in LaGrange Park, IL.  We will have a different schedule of foods, so please make note of the days and menu items.  Each meal will include an entrée, side, and a dessert.  Students are responsible for their own beverage.  Each meal is $5.00.  For allergy or nutritional information contact Kelly Tabb at kmt0906@yahoo.com.

All Forms must be returned by January 27th, 2020 for all lunches ordered for the second half of the year.  You cannot order meals on a weekly basis – all orders must be placed at this time.  Late orders will not be honored.

See Fun Lunch Form HERE Winter FUN LUNCH REVISED 2020

Ames PTA Meeting – This Thursday, Jan 9th at 3:15 PM

Posted Dec 23, 2019 | Category: Meetings


Mark your new calendars – the first 2020 PTA meeting is being moved to Thursday, January 9 at 3:15 PM. Martha Ryan-Toye will be at the meeting to discuss and answer questions regarding the Ames construction plan.

For more information please see agenda HERE Agenda 010920.

Teacher Cookie Exchange

Posted Dec 9, 2019 | Category: Staff Appreciation



Calling all Ames Elves!  We need your help for the annual cookie exchange for the teachers and staff so they can bring some cookies home to share with their families for the Holidays! 

When: Friday, December 20th 
What we need: 2 dozen cookies from each elf that signs up 
Where to drop off: Thursday, December 19th to Liz McGarry (130 Southcote Rd) OR by 8am Friday, December 20th at the school office Attn: Liz McGarry 

This has been a hit with the teachers, so please help if you can! If you can’t bake there are slots for bringing drinks.


Save The Date – District 96 BOE Meeting Wednesday, Dec 4th

Posted Dec 2, 2019 | Category: Meetings


SAVE THE DATE – WED DEC 4th – District 96 BOE Committee of the Whole Meeting. The long-range facilities projects and financial projections for the school district will be shared. This will include the plans for Ames design and construction. The meeting takes place at Hauser at 7 pm.

Flying High Parents’ Night Out Saturday December 14th

Posted Dec 2, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Drop off your kids for a super fun pizza fundraiser at Flying High while you get to take some time for yourself.  Get some holiday shopping done, go out for dinner and a movie or maybe have a quiet night at home.  Enjoy yourselves while the kids are having a blast with friends (and getting worn out).

Who: Ames Students, Friends and Family who are at least 5 years old
Date: Saturday, December 14th
Time: 7:30-10:30 pm
Location: Flying High Sports and Rec Center, 5400 East Ave., Countryside, IL 60525
Price: $15 if pre-registered by 12/12, $20 after that.  Day of walk in registration is accepted.
Registration:  Flying High Gym  Please see flyer HERE 2019-2020 PFR Flyer Ames School 12.14.19 for more detailed information.
Questions: Contact Debbie at deb.kummer@sbcglobal.net or 708-263-7646

Ames PTA Meeting – Tomorrow, December 6th at 8:30 AM

Posted Nov 22, 2019 | Category: Meetings

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on December 6th at 8:30 AM.  For more information please see agenda HERE Agenda 120619