Upcoming Events

School Hours
Kindergarten Screening @ Ames Elementary School
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Parents register for individual screening appointments for incoming kindergarten students to be screened

Kindergarten Screening @ Ames Elementary School
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Parents will register for individual appointments for incoming kindergarten students to be screened.

Regular Business Meeting 6:30pm @ Regular Business Meeting
Aug 16 all-day
Ames Back to School Supply Drop Off for Grades 1 to 5/PTA Fair & Social @ Ames Elementary School
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

School supply drop-off at Ames Elementary from 2:00pm to 3:00pm for grades 1 to 5.
At 3:00pm, parents can visit the PTA booth for membership information, spirit wear order forms, and frozen treats!

First Day of Classes for Students in Grades 1 to 5 – Full Day
Aug 24 all-day
Kindergarten Meet & Greet (Scheduled by Last Name) @ Ames Elementary School
Aug 24 all-day

Parents/Guardians will have the opportunity to bring their child to see their kindergarten classroom, meet the teacher, and drop off supplies.

**Specific times for each student will be designated by last name.

**Further communication will be found in the principal’s back to school letter.

Spirit Wear Sale @ Ames Elementary School
Aug 24 – Sep 15 all-day

Purchase your Ames Dolphin Spirit Wear.

Ames Kindergarten Dolphin Picnic @ Ames Elementary School
Aug 24 @ 11:20 am – 12:00 pm
Ames Back-to-School Assembly @ Ames Elementary School
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:55 pm

Ames students will attend a back-to-school assembly hosted by the Ames PTA. Assembly will be held in the Ames parking lot (weather permitting).

First Day of Classes for Kindergarten Students – AM & PM @ Ames School
Aug 25 all-day


Posted Saturday June 10th, 2017

Thank You Ames Families!

Dear Ames Families-

I did not want to end the school year without reaching out to you with a message of gratitude and appreciation. Although the school year ended for our students on Wednesday, and you may already be on vacation, we are still closing out the school year and wrapping some things up at Ames.

I thank you for entrusting the educational lives of your children to us everyday their smiling faces step foot in our school. This truly is "our" school as the strong partnership we have with our families is what makes Ames the special place that it is.

When I think of the students at Ames, I am truly humbled by who they are, and what they have the potential of becoming.
We thank you for sharing your most precious gift with us, your children. The partnership you share with us in your child's education is valued and much appreciated.

To our 5th grade families who have completed their tenure at Ames, thank you for your support over the years. We will truly miss your children and wish them nothing but the best as they begin their new journey at Hauser Junior High. I can't wait to hear about how successful they are at Hauser, as I always follow up to see how the transition to 6th grade is going.

Have an enjoyable and relaxing summer and see you back here at Ames in August.

Partners in your child's education,


Todd A. Gierman, Principal
A.F. Ames Elementary School
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Posted Friday June 9th, 2017

Riverside District 96 - Ames School added 23 new photos.

Ames Elementary School 2016-2017 Awards Assembly. Congratulations to our students!
Have a great summer 😎.
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Posted Tuesday June 6th, 2017

Riverside District 96 - Ames School added 35 new photos.

Ames Field Day 2017
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Summer School

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2017 – 2018 Registration

Information about registration for the upcoming 2017-18 school year is available here.

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