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Riverside, IL 60546
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PTA Virtual Meeting: Join Us Tonight at 6pm

Posted Nov 5, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

Join us for tonight’s PTA meeting at 6 p.m. Click to join the Zoom meeting. Tonight we will be voting on this year’s PTA budget. Please see the agenda below:

Ames PTA Meeting

November 5, 2020


Officer Reports:

  • Presidents
    • Movie night
    • EL Shirts
    • Calendar
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • VP Communications
  • VP Cultural Arts and Educations Programs
    • Science in a Bag
    • Holiday Shop
    • One Book, One Ames
    • Jr Great Books
  • VP Fundraising
    • Results from Spirit Wear, Charleston Wrap, Restaurant nights
    • Book Fair status
  • VP School Volunteers
    • Room representative status
    • Holiday craft update
  • VP Hospitality
    • Teacher Appreciation outreach
  • New Business

Book Fair Starts Today!

Posted Nov 1, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

This year’s Scholastic Book Fair is online. Shop November 2-15, and support our school while helping your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You’ll love the fun new option to shop for book fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Visit the store

Check out the custom book list.

Download the flyer in Spanish.

Scholastic Book Fair: 11/2-11/15

Posted Oct 25, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! Mark your calendar and plan to shop from November 2-November 15. The fair will be held online this year, and the Ames community will have access to its own online store where you’ll find a large selection of titles, can browse by grade, and meet popular authors! PLUS, 25% of your purchases will benefit Ames!

Access the store.

Download the flyer.


Get Your Info Added to the Ames Directory

Posted Oct 18, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized
Because this school year is unlike any other, we are collecting student information the Ames directory through a Google form. You must fill out a form for each child you have at Ames. If you would like your family to be included in the Ames directory, please fill out the form by October 30
The form also asks permission to share your information with the parent room representative in your child’s classroom.
Fill out the form now.

Ames Families Enjoy Night at the Drive-In

Posted Oct 18, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

Thanks to all of the Ames families (as well as other friends and family) who came out for Monsters, Inc., on a chilly night at the drive-in theater in Bridgeview on Friday, October 16. It was a great opportunity to get together as a community for the first time this year and enjoy an outdoor, socially distanced event. Ticket sales supported the Ames PTA. Congratulations to Debbie Lubeck, who won a ticket to the drive-in for joining the Ames PTA. 

If you haven’t joined the PTA yet, there’s still time. Learn more and sign up now.

Follow Ames PTA on Facebook and Instagram

Posted Oct 18, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

Get social with Ames PTA! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the latest news and information about events, fundraisers and other PTA happenings.

Deadline Approaching: Get Your Charleston Wrap by Oct. 23 🎁

Posted Oct 18, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

Don’t miss your opportunity to knock out your holiday shopping early with Charleston Wrap. Charleston Wrap offers home goods, gift wrap, gourmet foods, cookware, and more. To help support our school even more, we encourage you to get your family and friends involved.

Please visit charlestonwrapstore.com/non-school-registration.php to register with ORGANIZATION ID 12469. The deadline to order is Friday, October 23. 

All orders will come directly to your home (making it even more convenient). If you have questions, please contact Angie Alvarado-Ecker at angiealvaecker@gamil.com.

Happy Shopping!
Learn how to register.
Learn more about incentives.

Parent Volunteers Still Needed: Become a Room Representative

Posted Oct 16, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

Are you interested in becoming a room representative for the 2020-21 school year? Please contact Maria Munch at maria.munch@att.net with the name of your child, grade, hybrid/online academy, AM/PM, and teacher if you are interested. Even though room representatives will have a different role this year, it’s a great way to get involved, stay connected and help create community in your child’s classroom during these unprecedented times.

The PTA honors requests on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be patient with us as we work through getting everything set up. We appreciate your consideration.

Join the Ames PTA

Posted Oct 3, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

Have you joined the Ames PTA? This year we are only offering our $10 basic membership, which includes Illinois PTA membership fee and the always popular AMES Student Directory. 

It’s easy to join:

  1. Join at https://my.cheddarup.com/c/pta-membership-71689.
  2. Sign up to receive PTA emails and information. Enter your email address on the right side of the Ames PTA homepage and hit the “Subscribe me” button.
  3. Attend PTA meetings and volunteer. We always need parent volunteers to make the PTA work!

For those new to Ames, our PTA has a strong history of offering valuable programs for our students and the school community. The PTA sponsors these and many other activities:

  • Class field trips
  • Science Fair
  • Artist in Residence Week
  • Family Heritage Night
  • Talent show
  • Teacher Appreciation Week

The PTA will look a little different this year, but we will continue to support our wonderful Ames community through student enrichment programs and community engagement. Keep an eye out for new approaches to some of our favorite activities and some new attempts to come together in our current, more virtual world. We ask all our families to support the PTA by joining.

Questions? Contact Susan Wolfe or Deanna Melvin.

Get Your Tickets Now: Ames PTA Drive-In Movie Night on Oct. 16

Posted Oct 2, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

Join the Ames community for Monsters, Inc. at the Drive-In Theatre on Friday, October 16 at Seat Geek Stadium (7000 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, IL 60455). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. We will have a special section for Ames. Bring your own snacks or buy treats at the concession stand. Six feet social distancing must be maintained and you are required to wear a face covering if you are within six feet of another patron or party.

Tickets are $40 a car. Click to buy your tickets now.

Tickets are only available through October 9. You will receive your ticket via email by October 13.

Download the flyer: Drive In Movie – Monsters Inc.