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Posted Mar 10, 2020 | Category: Community, Meetings



Please show your support for the Ames Construction Project this week at a special Planning and Zoning Commission hearing on Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm.

The hearing will include a discussion, motion and recommendation regarding the District 96 application to expand Ames Elementary and associated parking lot and playground improvements.  The complete agenda can be found here: http://www.riverside.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_03112020-940

The Commission along with the Trustees would like to understand the broader community support and sentiment for this project as they shape their decisions this week. Please consider attending the March 11 meeting in person to voice your opinion. Or consider sending an email in advance of the meeting to President Ben Sells, Trustee Doug Pollack (liaison to Z&P) or Community Development Director Sonya Abt.

Meeting Details:

Village of Riverside Panning & Zoning Commission

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7 PM

Historic Water Tower Conference Room

10 Pine Ave., Riverside

Please share with your Ames and community networks.

THIS MONTH! Be Counted in the 2020 Census!

Posted Mar 10, 2020 | Category: Community


THIS MONTH! Be Counted in the 2020 Census!

The 2020 Census kicks off this month and invitations to respond will be delivered to each residence between March 12 and 20. Invitations will include directions on how to respond online, by phone, or by mail.

The U.S. Census is conducted every 10 years to get a complete and accurate count of the population. Information collected will be used to determine each state’s congressional representation and distribute billions in federal funds to local schools and governments.

Everyone counts in the U.S. Census. The Census is a count of residents, NOT citizenship. Survey responses are completely confidential and will not be shared with any other agency. Answers will only be used to generate statistics.

Census participation is so important because Illinois will lose $14,000 ($1,400 per year) for every student who isn’t counted. Your Census participation will help ensure every child in District 96 counts.

If you have any questions about the U.S. Census, please contact Cristin Evans, former Ames parent, Riverside Village Trustee and liaison to the Cook County Complete Count Census Commission: cevans@riverside.il.us.

One Book, One School Selfie

Posted Mar 9, 2020 | Category: School Activity

Please see link HERE OBOS Selfie Request to print this form and return it to school.


Chicago Wolves Hockey Game – Saturday, April 4th

Posted Mar 9, 2020 | Category: Social


Join Ames School families and friends on Saturday April 4th for an evening of fun at a Chicago Wolves hockey game. All ticket holders will receive a free Chicago Wolves hat and be seated together in the same section.  Don’t miss this fun family event!
For more information about this event, please see link HERE Chicago Wolves April 4. You can also pay online at https://chicago-wolves-hockey-game-2020.cheddarup.com.
Questions? Contact Dawn Eagleson at dawn.eagleson@gmail.com

Nothing Bundt Cakes Fundraiser – This Week March 9th-15th

Posted Mar 2, 2020 | Category: Fundraisers



Ames PTA Meeting – This Thursday, March 5th at 6:30 PM

Posted Mar 2, 2020 | Category: Meetings


Please join us for our next PTA meeting this Thursday, March 5th at 6:30 pm in the Ames Art Room.

Boon Supply Fundraiser – Now through March 20th

Posted Mar 2, 2020 | Category: Fundraisers

Dear Ames Families,
Your student should have received the Boon Supply fundraising packet last week. Our school will earn 40% back on all purchases.  The forms will be due March 20th. Thank you!!!
Questions? Please contact Angelica Avarado-Ecker at angiealvaecker@gmail.com

Ames School Family Dance – This Friday, February 28th

Posted Feb 26, 2020 | Category: Family Dance


Flipside – Ames Kids Night Fundraiser – Grades 3-5 Today

Posted Feb 21, 2020 | Category: Fundraisers

February 7th Grade K-2 Register Here
February 21st Grades 3-5 Register Here

For More details see PDF form HERE Flipside

Lou Malnati’s Fundraiser – Today, Feb 24th 4-10 PM

Posted Feb 20, 2020 | Category: Fundraisers

To print flyer please see link HERE Lou Malnati’s.AMES.PTA