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


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

Posted Oct 31, 2019 | Category: Informational

PTA School Directories Going to Print

Posted Oct 1, 2019 | Category: Informational
The PTA Student Directory is almost complete and ready to go to print.  Please check your information from the directory last year and let us know by tomorrow, Oct. 2 if you see any errors that need to be corrected.  You can email  riversideamespta@gmail.com with any changes.

I may be interested in helping with….

Posted Sep 19, 2019 | Category: Informational

The PTA is responsible for a large amount of the programs that take place at Ames.  These can’t be done without our families volunteering.  There are opportunities for everyone. Some are at school activities and some that can be done completely from home.  We need everyone to play a part in order to keep these programs going.  Please review the list from the link and sign up for any areas that are of interest to you.  Signing up does not commit you.  It just means that the committee chair with contact you to discuss what is involved and what you can do to help.  Again, we need everyone’s help so please find some spots that are of interest to you.  https://signup.com/go/BgSQEWS

The Ames Little Free Library is in!

Posted Sep 13, 2019 | Category: Informational

The Ames Reading Circle has come full circle. The Ames PTA voted at the end of last school year to gift the school and community a Little Free Library to encourage reading for all ages. Little Free Library is the largest grassroots book-sharing network in the world that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges. Stop by the reading circle to check it out this week. Please feel free to add or take books.

Many thanks to Dan Tabb for his beautiful workmanship in building and installing it and to Patty Romero for collecting books to help get it started.

Ames PTA Video and Membership Information

Posted Sep 13, 2019 | Category: Informational, PTA Membership

It was great to see everyone at Parents Night.  Please check out the short video we shared about some of our great Ames PTA programs at https://animoto.com/play/aCwySoeu14094Q55ujcO5w.  Also, don’t forget to sign up for the PTA – click here https://my.cheddarup.com/c/ames-pta-membership for easy online access to pay and review form.

Thanks you!

Questions?? Contact Susan Wolfe at swolfe447@gmail.com

Raptor for Parent Volunteers

Posted Sep 6, 2019 | Category: Informational
Good Afternoon Ames Families-

Last year we implemented Raptor at the end of the school year for parent volunteers.

We are going to be using Raptor again this school year.  I want to share the following information with any parent groups/volunteers at Ames.

Please visit   https://www.district96.org/apps/pages/volunteer  or   http://bit.ly/raptor96  if you are planning on volunteering at Ames Elementary School this school year.

There are two levels of volunteers. The levels associated with each volunteer function are based on being under the direct supervision of District 96 staff.

  • A Level 1 Volunteer is always under the supervision of District 96 staff and will be requested to complete an online application to complete a background check using the national sex offender database.

    • Level 1 at Ames include the following volunteer opportunities
      • Fun Lunch
      • Mystery Readers
      • Library Volunteers
      • Classroom Volunteers
      • Classroom Parties (includes Field Day)
      • Talent Show Auditions
      • Science in a Bag
      • Book Fair
  • A Level 2 Volunteer may not be under the direct supervision of District 96 staff and will be requested to complete an online application and submit their Social Security Number to complete a criminal background check (including the National Criminal Database and National Sex Offender Database).

    • Level 2 at Ames include the following volunteer opportunities
      • Junior Great Books
      • Field Trips

Once you choose how you are volunteering, the system will prompt you on what information you need to provide.

Thank you and let me know if you have any questions.

Todd A. Gierman, Principal
A.F. Ames Elementary School

Join The PTA!

Posted Aug 16, 2019 | Category: Informational

Questions?? Contact Susan Wolfe at swolfe447@gmail.com

Download the Join the PTA 2019 and return to Ames in an envelope marked ‘Ames PTA – Membership’.

Pay online at https://ames-pta-membership.cheddarup.com/

* Please note, PTA membership is annual and must be renewed each year.

D96 Facilities Community Event – At Ames This Monday, May 6th

Posted May 4, 2019 | Category: Community, Informational

D96 Facilities Community Event

Meet The Candidates – D208 (RBHS) School Board Forum

Posted Mar 1, 2019 | Category: Informational

Meet the candidates at the District 208 (RBHS) School Board forum on Wednesday, March 13th at 7 pm at the Riverside Township Hall.


Hauser’s Help Fight Hunger Drive

Posted Feb 24, 2019 | Category: Informational

Hauser’s Help Fight Hunger Drive

The Hauser food drive is currently underway.  It is the 49th year!

This year’s drive will run the whole month of February culminating with the “Feed Our Community Day” on Saturday, March 2nd.  Hauser’s  goal is to pack 50,000 meals.

Below is the registration link.  It would be great to see Ames families along side Hauser families packing meals for the hungry.