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

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.

PTA Meeting!

Posted Aug 16, 2019 | Category: Meetings


Please join us after first day drop off – PTA meeting at 8:30 am on the back parking lot on Wednesday, August 21.  Hope to see you there!

For more information please see our meeting Agenda 08-21-19 and PTA 2019-2020 Calendar.

Welcome Back Families!

Posted Aug 16, 2019 | Category: Social

Welcome Back Families!  We can’t wait to see everyone next week!  Please join us at the Ames PTA Ice Cream Social during the teacher meet and greet.  We will be on the front lawn Tuesday starting at 3:00 pm.  We will be offering ice cream from Aunt Diana’s served by members of our very own Riverside Fire Department.  Parents can sign up for the PTA and check out some cool new offerings we have for membership and spirit wear.  It will be a fun afternoon to reconnect with Ames families and meet new ones. (Rain?  We will be in the gym).

Big Changes are Here with Box Tops!

Posted Aug 14, 2019 | Category: Box tops For education

Box Tops has changed how we can earn cash for Ames. Please check it out. This app allows us to earn more box tops per product or by stores. How cool is that! Just go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details or https://apps.apple.com/us/app/box-tops-for-education to download the app!

Visit https://www.facebook.com/1798748283512942/posts/2242653679122398/ for more information.

Save the Date for Ames Back To School Social

Posted Jul 25, 2019 | Category: Social

Mark Your Calendars!

Ames Back to School Social – Tuesday, August 20th

AMES Families!  We hope everyone is enjoying a fun and safe summer!  Mark you calendars for the Back to School Social on the front lawn at Ames from 3:00 to 4:00 on Tuesday, August 20th.  It is a great time to reconnect with Ames families, sign up for the PTA, enjoy cold treats and browse the spirit wear sale.  Please keep an eye out for future messages in August as we gear up for back-to-school time.

In the meantime, please  check out this event helping one of our own families.   www.babyskinnerfoundation.com

Enjoy the last month of summer!

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.

Thank You for coming out to La Barra!

Posted May 28, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Thank you to everyone for coming out to La Barra for our first ever Ames All-Star Parent Talent Show. It was a wonderful event with Ames families, friends and neighbors. Special thanks to our amazing performers: The Casey Family, The Gelb Family Band and Mr. John Scarpelli. Big thanks for our hosts and supporters at La Barra! We couldn’t have done it without you.

A Fun Evening at La Barra this Thursday!

Posted May 22, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers


Ames Families –

Join us for a fun evening at La Barra this Thursday! See performances by members of the Casey, Gelb and Scarpelli families!

Show this email or bring in the flyer to ensure La Barra will generously donate 15 percent of the proceeds from your bill.

Book your table now!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week! Thank you to everyone that participated and contributed!

Posted May 12, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

To The World You Are Teachers – But In Our Eyes You’re Superheroes!

Thank you to everyone that participated or contributed to Ames Staff Appreciation Week!  It was a fun week full of treats and surprises for the best team around!!!

Our heroes did wear capes this week!

The Invincible Principal * Ms. GuaStellar * Ms. McFearless * Brilliant Basek * The Beckerman * The Great Giger * Heroic Ms. Hickey * The “Kingpin” Kinkin * Wonder Wohlman * Courageous Collin * Emperor Jagust-us * The Machine Munson * ”Action Movie” Duve * Marvelous Ms. Mimlitz * Wondrous Wydra * “The Worm” Bookler * Ms. X-ray Vision * Wright Stuff


Special thanks to our Super Committee – Liz McGarry, Deanna Melvin, Suzanne Muirheid, Maria Munch, Tia Sherman, Nikki Ungaro and Susan Wolfe

LaBarra – Adult Talent Show – Thursday, May 23rd 7-9pm

Posted May 12, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Ames is having an open mic night at LaBarra on Thursday, May 23rd from 7-9 pm. Just sign up for a 20 min block to sing, play or just show your talent at https://signup.com/go/dfZPNsk.  LaBarra will generously donate 20% of the proceeds with flyer from 5-10 pm to the Ames PTA.

LaBarra- Adult Talent Flyer