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Riverside, IL 60546
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November Box Tops Winners

Posted Dec 2, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Congratulations to Ms. Ohlman’s 2nd grade class.  They were the winners of the Box Tops for Education November Drive.

Junior Great Books – Due Tomorrow

Posted Nov 30, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

In Junior Great Books, 2nd – 5th grade students read stories and share their ideas and opinions about that they read. The narratives have been selected to spark children’s ideas, and promote discussion while expanding their literary exposure. Groups meet weekly beginning the week of January 7, and end mid-March. The students and adult leader meet during lunch hour and discuss the stories while eating lunch together. The kids love the idea of eating in a classroom and participating in a “book club”.

If your child is interested in being a part of Junior Great Books, please fill out this form Junior Great Books Sign Up and return it, along with a $5/child book rental fee, no later than Friday, December 7, 2018.

NOTE: This is a voluntary program. Please be sure your child wants to participate, as unwilling participants tend to be disruptive. Late sign-ups  cannot be accepted.

Please send questions to Liz Buoscio – liz_jack@sbcglobal.net or Peggy Collings – peggyccollings@gmail.com

Six Flags Read To Succeed

Posted Nov 15, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized


Dear Families,

A Six Flags Read to Succeed reading log has been sent home with your student.  This program encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before February 8th will be eligible for a free admission ticket to Six Flags Theme Park.

See the following Read to Succeed-english or Read to Succeed-Spanish for more information and a copy of the log.



Ames Holiday Gift Shop – Volunteers Needed

Posted Nov 4, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

We need parent volunteers to help with the Ames Holiday Gift Shop. Sign up to help assist students purchase gifts. It’s easy and fun!

Sign up link: http://signup.com/go/batxTZU

Ames Holiday Gift Shop is Coming!

Posted Nov 4, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Dear Ames Parents,

The Ames Holiday Gift Shop is coming!  On Wednesday and Thursday (November 14-15), students can shop for gifts for moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents and special friends. The gifts will be moderately priced, with most under $5.

You can view items online by clicking the link below. Don’t want to send cash or check with your child? Purchase a voucher, print and send with your child on their shopping day. A voucher can be purchased in the amount of $10, $15, or $20. A $1 processing fee is added to each voucher purchase. Grandparents can even support your child with a purchase. They simply email the voucher back to you to print. Easy and safe!


Students will bring home information this week including a gift list planning envelope. Checks should be made payable to Ames PTA. We strongly encourage purchasing gift vouchers as Ames Elementary and Ames PTA are not responsible for lost or misplaced money.

Questions? Contact Dawn Eagleson at dawn.eagleson@gmail.com

Library Readers/Helpers Still Needed

Posted Nov 4, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Library Readers/Helpers still needed for this week

12:20-12:50 for Ms. Collins’ class
8:50 – 9:20 for Ms. Munson’s class

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

Portillo’s Fundraiser – Today in Summit

Posted Nov 4, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized



Ames PTA is Collecting Candy for Operation Gratitude

Posted Nov 1, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Box Tops For Education – November Drive

Posted Oct 28, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized


Dear Ames students, family and friends,

Winter is approaching us! Let’s heat up our school spirit. The more Box Tops you add, the hotter our school’s earnings will be. Remember to check the expiration dates on your Box Tops! If they’re expired, don’t send them to school; expired Box Tops cannot be accepted. This month’s prize is brought to you by Stella’s. Which class will redeem the trophy? Please submit forms by November 30th complete with teachers name and if in kindergarten state AM or PM. For updates and class winners please follow https://m.facebook.com/BTFAmesElementarySchool.

Thank you, Aisha Ilic
Email: LADIELUXX@gmail.com

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PTA Meeting Friday, November 2nd

Posted Oct 28, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Please join us Friday, November 2nd at 8:30 am for our Ames School PTA meeting.