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

Thank You Ames Families!

Posted Oct 14, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized


Because of your generosity and our Ames teachers and principal for agreeing to be pie’d and taped, we raised over $4,000 for our GaGa Ball pit! Thank you for your support!

Library Readers/Helpers Still Needed

Posted Oct 14, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized


Library Readers/Helpers still needed for this week:


10:20 – 10:40 for Ms. McPherson’s class
12:20 – 12:50 for Ms. Collins’ class
1:50 – 2:20 for Ms. Kinkin’s class
2:20 – 2:50 for Ms. Basek’s class


9:20 – 9:50 for Ms. Ohlman’s class

Please sign up at http://signup.com/go/EUfUdvk.

Portillo’s Fundraiser – November 6th

Posted Oct 7, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized



Science in a Bag Reminder

Posted Oct 7, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Science in a Bag continues for two more weeks. Remember to return experiments by Tuesday and pick up the next one Thursday morning.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Kowal at K8banner@yahoo.com.

5 Bs BBQ Dinner – Tickets Due Tuesday, October 16th

Posted Oct 7, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized


It’s BBQ Time!

Our annual 5 Bs BBQ Dinner drive-thru is Wednesday, October 24th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. You can support our school while taking the night off from cooking. Pick up your delicious, hot off the grill, BBQ dinners at the school “drive thru” or stay and eat with friends and family. All students should have received a BBQ Dinner packet with tickets for purchase. The class that sells the most tickets will win a pizza party!

Date: Wednesday, Oct 24th

Time: 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Where: Ames School parking lot and gym

Ticket sales due date: Tuesday, Oct 16th

Many volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Last year we packed and delivered over 200 BBQ meals in 1 hour. Please consider volunteering. Students 4th grade and older are also welcome and encouraged to help. This is a great opportunity for students to actively participate in supporting their school. Please sign up at http://signup.com/go/FJaibHq .

Questions? Contact Debbie Kummer at 708-263-7646 or at deb.kummer@sbcglobal.net.

PieFace A Teacher! – Go GaGa for Ames Pie Edition

Posted Oct 3, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Tickets also available to purchase via Cheddar up using this link https://pie-face-a-teacher.cheddarup.com

Ames PTA Parent Social – 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Parents: Thursday, October 18th

Posted Sep 30, 2018 | Category: Fundraisers

Save the Date: Attend the grade-specific parents socials and raise money for the PTA.

Box Tops For Education – October Drive

Posted Sep 30, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Dear Ames students, family and friends,

Box Tops For Ames Elementary School did amazing last month.  Let’s keep the spirit going. Ms. Basek’s class won in September. Which class will take the trophy and win a prize in October? This month’s Prize is brought to you by Brookfield Zoo City Treats! Please submit this form GhoulsForSchools.OctoberForm by October 30th complete with teachers name and if in kindergarten state AM or PM.  Follow https://m.facebook.com/BTFAmesElementarySchool for updates.

Questions? Please contact Aisha Ilic at ladieluxx@gmail.com


Charleston Wrap 2018 – CHANGE Orders Due Thursday, October 4th

Posted Sep 30, 2018 | Category: Fundraisers


Friends and family of Ames School,

The Charleston Wrap fundraiser is HERE.  Take a sneak peek at some of the great items available this year. Get ready to get an early jump on holiday shopping and share with friends and family.

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

Movie Night Volunteer

Posted Sep 23, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized


The Ames PTA is looking a volunteer(s) to bring in the movie for Movie Nights, 2 evenings this school year Thursday, February 7th and Thursday, April 4th during our PTA meetings at 6:30 PM.

If you can help, please contact Dominica Jimenez at leandom@iit@edu