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

Red Robin Fundraiser April 9th 4-8 PM

Posted Apr 3, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Mark your calendars to eat dinner at Red Robin in North Riverside on Tuesday, April 9th from 4:00 to 8:00pm and support Ames School.  Eat dinner with your family and friends and a percentage of the sales will be donated to our school!

Fundraiser Date: 4/9/2019
Fundraiser Time: 4-8 PM
Hosting Restaurant: Red Robin - 2500 S Harlem Road, North Riverside, IL, 60546

PTA Meeting Tomorrow at 6:30 PM

Posted Apr 3, 2019 | Category: Meetings

Please join us Thursday, April 4th at 6:30 PM in the art room for our Ames School PTA meeting.

Ames Staff Appreciation Week

Posted Apr 2, 2019 | Category: Staff Appreciation

Dear Ames Families,

Ames Teacher Appreciation Week is around the corner.  This exciting week allows students and parents to show how much we appreciate all the Ames Teachers and Staff do for our children and community. Each year we create a week of exciting events and treats to say THANK YOU!   In the past, we’ve delivered Starbucks and surprised them with a Teachers Lounge Takeover filled with fun treats.  The week culminates with a delicious luncheon for the entire Ames staff where we raffle off baskets. Each teacher will also receive a special gift accompanied by thoughtful notes from students.

The PTA can’t put on such a fabulous week without your help.  Please consider getting involved in the following ways:
– Join us for the luncheon on Thursday, May 9.
– Create a gift basket to be raffled at the luncheon.
– Donate towards the week activities which included teacher gift cards, luncheon and other events.

More details and sign up links to come next week.

Thank you from the PTA Teacher Appreciation Committee

Kidditch – Tomorrow Saturday, April 13th 1-3 PM – There’s Still Time to Sign Up!

Posted Apr 2, 2019 | Category: Community

Ready for some Kiddich?!! Sign up at the Riverside Library! Note that the 1 pm slot on Saturday April 13th is reserved for Ames students. Every participant needs to have a signed release form in order to play.

Click on this kidditch Flyer link for more information on how to sign up.

Raging Waves Fitness Program – Logs Due April 8th

Posted Mar 23, 2019 | Category: Race for fitness

Raging Waves

Start the Raging Waves Fitness Program and earn a FREE full day admission pass OR a $10 off admission certificate.

Students are invited to “Plunge into Fitness” this spring as Raging Waves Waterpark joins the battle against childhood obesity. Each student completing the program requirements between February 11th through April 8th will receive a FREE full day admission pass to Raging Waves (Valid Between May 25 – June 30) OR a $10 off certificate (Valid Between July 1 – September 02). Raging Waves is located in Yorkville.

STUDENTS: Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes each day (equaling 25 hours per week) from February 11th through April 8th. Log your time and have a parent/guardian sign the log.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Print the log listed below and help track your child’s fitness, then sign the form and send it back to school or email it to the School Coordinator, Domenica Jiménez at leandom@iit.edu by April 8th.

Questions? Contact Domenica Jiménez at leandom@iit.edu








Ames School Talent Show

Posted Mar 23, 2019 | Category: Talent Show

Ames School Talent Show

WEDNESDAY, May 22nd, 2019

Afternoon and Evening Performance

Can you play an instrument? Are you a dancer? Do you like to sing? Is magic your thing? Would you like to be an announcer? See how production is put on by being a member of the Stage Crew (5th graders only)?

Here’s your chance to shine! This year’s show will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd. Prepare an act/routine for 1 minute 30 seconds (max). Auditions will be on Tuesday, April 16th at 3pm in the gym. More details to come.

 Use Spring Break to start thinking of your performance ideas! We look forward to a great show!

Questions? Contact: Tia Sherman at tsherman13@gmail.com

Science Fair Tomorrow Thursday, March 21st

Posted Mar 17, 2019 | Category: Science Fair

The Science Fair is this Thursday!!!! 

Here is a timeline for the event for science fair participants:

4pm Children arrive and set up presentations (all children should bring a  water bottle too!)
4:30pm Judging begins and all parents need to exit the gym
4:30-6pm Children will take turns giving their presentations and eating pizza
6-6:30pm Ribbons are distributed
6:30pm-8:00pm Hands on science for the whole family begins!!!!

Please note: The Science Fair is open to All our Ames Families.  Science workshops by High Tech High Touch are from 6:30-8:00pm and will include:

  • Making Foam Slime (students will take this home and they will create this) learning about polymerization and chemical reactions
  • Weather unit experimenting with Dry Ice to make clouds and Making Forever Snow, and tornado tubes and pressure experiments (will take forever snow home)
  • Edison’s workshop- working with static and current electricity generating a static lightning bulb using our Van de Graff.
Finally, if you are available to help with the science fair, please let Elizabeth know!  We need one parent to volunteer to supervise the food from 4:30 to 6pm, and 2 parents to help direct children to their space for their presentations from 4-4:45pm.

Please contact Elizabeth Kos at elizabeth.b.kos@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Student Council Chick-fil-A Fundraiser – Today Wednesday, April 3rd

Posted Mar 17, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers, Student Council


Mark your calendars to eat dinner at Chick-Fil-A

Mark your calendars to eat dinner at Chick-Fil-A in North Riverside on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00pm and support the Ames Student Council.

Join us for food and fun!  Eat dinner with your family and friends and a percentage of the sales will be donated to our school!


Click HERE to access the flyer for more information.


Ames School Spirit Week and Pennies for Patients

Posted Mar 17, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers, Student Council

Ames School Spirit Week and Pennies for Patients

Our school is having a Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society the week of March 18th – March 22nd.  Every day we will have a fun spirit day as well.  Also, there will be two special days you can pay $1 to Break the Rules!  


Click HERE to access the flyer for more information.

Ames Family Night With The Chicago Wolves – Due Today Wednesday, March 20th

Posted Mar 17, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers



Come out and join Ames school family and friends for a night of fun at a Chicago Wolves hockey game. The choir will also perform right before the game starts. Everyone who attends will receive a free Chicago Wolves winter hat!

Tickets may be purchased online at: https://chicago-wolves-hockey-game.cheddarup.com OR Complete and return this order form Wolves_hockey_game to the Ames school office in an envelope marked “Ames PTA – Hockey Night”. Tickets will be sent home with students the week of April 1st. All orders and payments are due Wednesday, March 20th, 2019. This flyer cannot be used in conjunction with any other ticket offer.