86 Southcote Road
Riverside, IL 60546
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Thank You Volunteers!

Posted Apr 23, 2020 | Category: Volunteers


The 2019-2020 PTA Board would like to thank you for all of your support this year.

This week marks Volunteer Week and we couldn’t let it pass with out a big shout out to all of our amazing volunteers.  The PTA doesn’t work with out the engagement of parents and teachers and we are so thankful for those that help bring the PTA events to life for our children and the entire Ames community.  Without these volunteers, we would not be able to offer some of our favorite events – including the Fall Festival, movie nights, the book fair, family heritage night, fun lunch, fundraisers, restaurant nights, room representatives and more.  We can’t thank you enough for the commitment of your time and talent.

We were in the midst of planning an end of the year event to celebrate all of our volunteers but will need to look to next year to celebrate in person.

Library Volunteers Needed – There are still spots available

Posted Feb 3, 2020 | Category: Volunteers

Library Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers for our Kindergarten through 3rd grade classes to read aloud stories and to assist students in finding books. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with your student’s class and the students love having guest readers. This is open to Grandparents too! Please sign up to volunteer at https://signup.com/go/VXdGiYX .

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

Art Class Volunteers Needed This Week!

Posted Oct 1, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help in Art Class the week of October 7th. Each class will be creating a unique piece to be auctioned at the Fall Festival. These items are usually a highlight of the event. Mrs. King and Ashley Russo will lead each project. If you can help, please sign up HERE https://signup.com/go/AHjOhmF

Library Volunteers Needed – Readers Needed This Week

Posted Sep 28, 2019 | Category: Volunteers

Library Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers for our Kindergarten through 3rd grade classes to read aloud stories and to assist students in finding books. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with your student’s class and the students love having guest readers. Please sign up to volunteer at https://signup.com/go/VXdGiYX . Additionally, we are looking for a few regular volunteers to assist with re-shelving books. If this something you are interested in, please contact Debbie Kummer at 708-263-7646 or deb.kummer@sbcglobal.net.

Extra Library Helpers Needed!

Posted Jun 2, 2019 | Category: Volunteers

Extra Library Helpers Needed

The end of the school year is so close! Last week was the last for library checkouts so there will be LOTS of books coming in. Our wonderful librarians could use some additional help with re-shelving books and reading the shelves to make sure books are in order. If you are interested in helping, please contact Debbie at 708-263-7646 or deb.kummer@sbcglobal.net.

Ames Spring Book Fair Needs You!

Posted Apr 18, 2019 | Category: Book Fair, Volunteers

Be a part of our Dino-Mite Book Crew!

Parent volunteers are what make our Ames School Book Fairs a success. Please click on the following link to view time slots and sign up to help. https://signup.com/go/QjhkPMN

Artist in Residence – Volunteers Needed!

Posted Mar 14, 2019 | Category: Volunteers

Ames Parents/Guardians-

I am excited to announce that this year’s Artist in Residence* is Spudnik Press.  Spudnik staff will be at Ames THIS Friday, March 15 for a kick-off assembly during students’ lunch periods. If possible, please make sure your child stays at school for lunch on Friday.

Spudnik will return NEXT WEEK to teach screen printing during regularly scheduled art classes. If you are available during your child’s art class, please sign up to volunteer using the instructions in red at the bottom of this message. If you don’t know when your child has art, the link lists the volunteer spots by grade/teacher name. NOTE: 4th and 5th grade students will have an additional 30 minute art session on Friday morning to work with Spudnik on combining all students’ artwork into a collaborative art installation.

Lastly, on the day your child will be screen printing, please send him/her to school in clothes and shoes that can get messy!

If you have any questions, please contact me at kjmarrero2000@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Kim Marrero, Artist in Residence committee chair


*Artist in Residence is a unique experience funded by Ames PTA using money raised at the 2017 Fall Festival/Auction for Cultural Arts.

Artist in Residence Volunteers Needed!
1. Click this linkhttp://signup.com/login/entry/7941900180112
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please email Kim Marrero and I can sign you up manually.

Ames Holiday Gift Shop – Volunteers Needed

Posted Nov 4, 2018 | Category: Volunteers

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

Library Readers/Helpers still Needed

Posted Oct 21, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized, Volunteers

Library Readers/Helpers still needed for this week:

11:00 – 11:20 for Ms. Giger’s class
12:20 – 12:50 for Ms. Collins’ class
2:20 – 2:50 for Ms. Hickeys class
8:50 – 9:20 for Ms. Munson’s class

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

Ames Spring Book Fair – Volunteers Needed

Posted Apr 5, 2018 | Category: Book Fair, Volunteers




Ames Spring Book Fair 2018

Volunteers Needed!


We need your help on April 24th – 26th to make our Spring Book Fair a success.  Please go to the Signup.com link below to view time slots and sign up to help.