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Riverside, IL 60546
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Archive for August 2017

Ames Fall Book Fair 2017 – Volunteers Needed!

Posted Aug 31, 2017 | Category: Book Fair










Ames Fall Book Fair 2017

Volunteers Needed!


Sign up to volunteer! We need help on September 12th – 14th. Please go to the VolunteerSpot link below to view the time slots: http://signup.com/go/Sknsoqx

Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. Kristin McCormack (kristin.mccormack@outlook.com)


Become a PTA member today!

Posted Aug 27, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Join the PTA!

Download the membership form here and return to Ames in an envelope marked ‘Ames PTA – Membership’.

Ames PTA helps our school in many ways. We provide financial support through various fundraising events and work with the Ames staff to ensure our kids have the resources and materials they need. The funds we raise have a direct impact on our children and go toward classroom materials, class field trips, library books and other programs within our school.
We have a strong presence in our school. Events that are planned and staffed by PTA volunteers include the Science Fair, Ames Family Dance, Family Reading Night, Movie Night, Halloween Assembly, Talent Show, Field Day and much more! These events give our kids a chance to have fun, enjoy an evening with their family, and maybe learn something new!

Our PTA works only because of parent volunteers like YOU. We encourage you to join today and help us enrich the learning experiences of our children. We make it easy to get involved!

  • Step 1: Turn in the membership card below with payment or visit amespta.org to pay online.
  • Step 2: Sign up for FeedBlitz at amespta.org to receive PTA emails and important information. (E-mail provided on membership form will be automatically added to FeedBlitz. Opt-out anytime.)
  • Step 3: Attend PTA meetings. Monthly meetings at Ames rotate between morning and evening times.
  • Step 4: Volunteer! No matter your schedule, we can always use your help.

New for 2017! The Deluxe Membership gets you our new Ames Elementary yard sign and two Ames Dolphin car magnets, plus the school directory – perfect for arranging parties or playdates! You may also choose to provide a direct donation in lieu of participating in fundraising events this year by making a one-time tax-deductible donation using the membership form below.

Questions? Contact your Ames PTA co-presidents:

Dawn Eagleson at dawn.eagleson@gmail.com or (773) 991-4737

Domenica Jimenez at leandom@iit.edu or (708) 574-5172

Download the membership form here and return to Ames in an envelope marked ‘Ames PTA – Membership’.

Meet The Parents!

Posted Aug 27, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized











Spirit Wear – Order Today!

Posted Aug 23, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames Spirit Wear – now on sale!

Download the order form and return to the Ames office in an envelope marked “PTA Spirit Wear” no later than Friday, September 15th.

Order Form

Committee Chairs Needed

Posted Aug 2, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames PTA has two open committees that need parent volunteers to run them.  If you are interested in either of these vacancies, please contact Dawn Eagleson at dawn.eagleson@gmail.com

Charleston WrapA fundraiser offering gift wrap and other related festive items, running in September with delivery of items occurring before the holidays.

Mixed Bags: This fundraiser occurs around January and offers reusable bags and other household items; committee chair is responsible for distribution of sales forms and catalogs as well as purchases.