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Riverside, IL 60546
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Fall Festival Special Edition

Posted Nov 13, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers



The Fall Festival is just days away and we have an exciting evening planned. Join us at 7:00 pm at the Riverside Golf Club for food and drinks, raffles and the silent auction. Check out the agenda HERE Fall-Fest-Agenda-2019. Free valet and coat check will be available.

Auction News

This year the Silent Auction will be ONLINE and it is packed with original classroom art work, unique teacher experiences and exciting entertainment, sporting and one-of-a-kind packages to bid on. Click here to view all of the items: https://www.32auctions.com/AmesFallFest2019

You DO NOT need an account to view, but you do need to create an account in order to bid on an item.  Be sure to create an account so you can start bidding when the auction opens on Friday, November 15th at 7 pm.

All Items will be displayed at the event, but all bidding will take place online so bring your phones charged. If you can’t make the event, you can submit remote bids. You can pay online with credit card or in person at the event with cash, check, Venmo or credit card.

Raffle News

There will be 45+ raffle prize packages to win.  Tickets will be sold 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Check out all the items HERE Raffle Displays Final 2019.

We still have $20, $50, and $100 squares available for our big $$ raffle.  Purchase early to get your lucky number and win some spending money.

Please contact Deanna Melvin at deemelvin83@gmail.com if you’d like to buy raffle squares in advance for the event or have any questions.

Cash, Check, Venmo (Ames-PTA-1) preferred; Credit Card Accepted

Box Tops Sweepstakes

Posted Nov 12, 2019 | Category: Box tops For education, Fundraisers

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Posted Nov 11, 2019 | Category: Read To Succeed

Dear Ames Parents,

Read to Succeed is a free program that allows students in graded K-6 to earn tickets to Six Flags Great America just by reading six hours for fun.

Six Flags read to succeed logs were sent home last week with your child. This form is due April 1st and must be submitted online. To register visit sixflags.com/books and be sure to use the teacher code provided on the form sent home.

Questions? Contact Domenica Jiménez at leandom@iit.edu

Ames Holiday Shop

Posted Nov 10, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized


The Ames Holiday Shop will soon be open for business! From 11/19 until 11/21 (Tuesday thru Thursday), students will be able to shop with their classes during school hours. Parents and students are welcome to shop during Teacher/Parent conferences from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on 11/21. This exciting program makes it possible for children to experience the joy of choosing their own special holiday gifts for family, friends, and even pets during school hours.  The program also provides a safe learning experience for children in the budgeting and use of money.

Click here for information on how to preview gifts and help your student select gifts for family members, purchase vouchers, and to also donate to our Angel Fund.

Volunteers needed for the Holiday Shop

Posted Nov 10, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

Our Holiday Shop will need adult volunteers to help during school hours, especially for the younger classes. Please consider signing up to volunteer during this fun event.

Sign up to Volunteer!

Are you interested in managing the Holiday Shop next year?  Contact Dawn Eagleson if you’d like to learn more about managing this fun event!


Ames Veterans Day Assembly – Today at 1:30 PM

Posted Nov 4, 2019 | Category: Informational

Veterans Day Assembly at Ames

Dear Veterans, Parents and Guardians,

You are invited to attend Ames Annual Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 1:30pm. Please note the school will not be letting parents into the gym until 1:25pm.

After the celebration there will be a gathering place for veterans and their families to meet and talk with each other. The PTA will also be providing treats!

Students should dress in red, white, and blue clothes in honor of our Veterans.

For more information please see the links below to the flyers for the Ames Elementary School 2019 Veterans Day Celebration.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

Chinese Flyer

Ukranian Flyer

We look forward to seeing you at Ames.



Ames Fall Festival – RSVP Deadline Extended Until Friday, Nov 8th

Posted Nov 4, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers


The Ames Fall Festival deadline to RSVP has been extended!!

Thanks to everyone for purchasing tickets for the fall festival. Don’t miss out on true fun. We’ve extended the deadline until Friday November 8. Get your tickets now at https://my.cheddarup.com/c/ames-fall-festival-2019!

Ames PTA Candy Give Back – Nov 1st – Nov 7th

Posted Oct 31, 2019 | Category: Informational

Ames Fall Festival – RSVPs Due Tomorrow, Nov 1st

Posted Oct 29, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers


Don’t delay – get your Fall Festival Tickets and have a free chance to win!  RSVPs for the Fall Festival are due Friday, Nov. 1.  Everyone that purchases tickets by November 1 (midnight CST) will be entered into a raffle for a FREE SQUARE on the $50 Raffle board for a chance to win up to $500. Get your tickets now.

Box Top Fall Deadline

Posted Oct 25, 2019 | Category: Box tops For education, Fundraisers

Please send all your clipped box tops in before November 1st! All Box tops have expiration dates and many are November 1st. We don’t get credit if they are expired so get them in this week!