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

PTA Meeting – Tomorrow, November 5th at 3:15 PM

Posted Oct 21, 2019 | Category: Meetings


Our next PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, November 5th at 3:15 PM in the Ames art room.  We hope to see you there.

For more information please see our meeting Agenda 110519

Ames Fall Festival – We Need Your Help! – Due Today, October 15th

Posted Oct 7, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers

Dear Ames Parents,

The Fall Festival is a biennial Ames PTA fundraiser held to support our Cultural Arts programs for all students, which includes enhanced music and art programming, a variety of field trips and the Artist-in- Residence program.
This casual and exciting night out includes food, drinks, a raffle and a silent auction!

We will be sending out invitations soon. In the meantime, we NEED your help in making this fundraiser our best ever.

Ways you can partner with the PTA on this event include:
  • Donating goods, services, gift certificates, and experiences to be sold in our Raffle Baskets or Silent Auction. All items, big and small, are appreciated. Donation ideas include event tickets, airline miles, hotel stays, or smaller items from your favorite shop or place to eat.
  • Contributing an item or service through your business or soliciting your employer for a donation to the silent auction. Businesses who donate will be listed on a banner that will hang at the event and in the school after the event and will be listed as a donor on the PTA website.
  • Volunteering to help solicit donors and/or to help the night of the fall festival.

If interested in donating, please fill out the form HERE Parent Donor Letter and Form 2019 eng span FINAL; if interested in volunteering, please contact Deanna Melvin at deemelvin83@gmail.com.

Deanna Melvin, Fall Festival Chairperson

Ames Fall Festival – November 15th

Posted Oct 7, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers

Purchase tickets via cheddar up at https://my.cheddarup.com/c/ames-fall-festival-2019 and Follow and share the event on the AMES PTA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/402046684028216/

View invitation HERE 2019-Ames-Auction-Invitation 


Chipotle Fundraiser – Today 4-8 PM

Posted Oct 7, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

PTA Meeting This Thursday – 6:30 PM

Posted Oct 1, 2019 | Category: Meetings

Please join the next Ames PTA Meeting in the Art Room on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm.  A few 8th grade Girl Scouts from Hauser will be on hand to entertain any children attending as the girls earn their babysitting badge.  They have attended the Red Cross babysitting class.

For more information please see our meeting Agenda 100319

PTA School Directories Going to Print

Posted Oct 1, 2019 | Category: Informational
The PTA Student Directory is almost complete and ready to go to print.  Please check your information from the directory last year and let us know by tomorrow, Oct. 2 if you see any errors that need to be corrected.  You can email  riversideamespta@gmail.com with any changes.

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

Spirit Wear Has Arrived

Posted Sep 30, 2019 | Category: Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear Has Arrived

Thank you to everyone that supported our Spirit Wear sale.  We sold almost 300 items with tie-dye being the most popular by far.  Items are being delivered to school on Monday so watch backpacks this week for your order.  If you have any questions once you receive your order, please contact Erin Ahern at erinahern11@gmail.com.  Thank you to Erin for being the chairperson of this fun program and to Graphic Screen Printing for the new designs and items.

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.

Charleston Wrap – Orders Due Today, October 4th

Posted Sep 22, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Dear Parents,

Our most important fundraising campaign of the year is ending TODAY, 10/4/2019 and we need your help now!

All catalog order forms should be returned to your child’s teacher TODAY, October 4th. (Late orders will continue to be accepted with a HARD cut off of 10/8/2019)

Haven’t had time to get involved with our fundraiser yet?
It’s not too late to do your part and help us reach our goals – but, we need your help TODAY! RIGHT NOW!  REGISTER your student now. (Our School ID is 12469)

Simply put, we’re asking you to reach out to your friends and family and encourage them to shop for products in our fundraising catalog. The proceeds of every purchase will make a BIG difference in our fundraising efforts this year. There’s a lot of great stuff in this year’s catalog; with over 1,500 great products you can be confident that everyone you know will find something they like.