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

Holiday Shop

Last modified: Nov 10, 2019

Welcome to the Ames Holiday Shop

The Ames Holiday Shop will soon be open for business! We’re transforming our stage into a Holiday Shop for three magical days in November.  Students are able to shop with their class for 20 minutes during school hours. Parents and students are welcome to shop during Teacher/Parent conferences Thursday evening from 4:00 until 8:00.

This exciting program makes it possible for children to experience the joy of choosing their own special holiday gifts for family, friends, and even pets during school hours.  The program also provides a safe learning experience for children in the budgeting and use of money.

The gifts are moderately priced, with most under $5 and a few special items between $5 and $12. Parent volunteers will assist your children in the shop with their purchases, based on the amount of money they bring and the number of persons to shop for.  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.

Here’s how to make this event fun and easy for your student!

  • You and your student can preview gifts. This is a great opportunity to show your student how to budget and plan for holiday gifts. You can even create a wish list for your student to use while shopping:

Preview gifts


  • Don’t want to send cash or a check with your child to school? Purchase your vouchers here:

Purchase Gift Vouchers


  • Would you like to contribute to our Angel Fund this year?  We are collecting monetary donations in order to provide every student a chance to shop for family members.

Pay with Cheddar Up


  • We will need adult volunteers to help during the shop, especially with our younger classes. Please consider signing up to volunteer during this fun event.



Thank you for your continued support of Ames PTA!