ARPS First Day Celebration

First Day Celebration is Tuesday, August 29, at 5pm on the Town Common Save the Date! The Amherst Regional Public Schools (ARPS) First Day Celebration is on Tuesday, August 29, on the Amherst Town Common (rain location ARHS Cafeteria at 21 Mattoon Street) from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Join friends and school staff at the Welcome Back-To-School Party! For …

2017 – 2018 School Year Calendar

The 2017-2018 School Calendar has been approved by the School Committee, key information: – School will start on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for students in grades 1-12. – Preschool and Kindergarten start on Tuesday, September 5. – There will be no school on the day before Thanksgiving. – Winter break will begin with an early release day …

House Hazardous Waste Day

Registration from the Town of Amherst House Hazardous Waste Day is now open.  The event will be held on September 24, 2017 and is open to all Amherst, Hadley, Pelham and Shutesbury residents. TO REGISTER PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT TO BRING AND WHAT NOT TO BRING, CLICK HERE REGISTRATION ENDS 9/13/2017

Happy Summer (blog on break 6/22)

On behalf of the PGO Leadership team, thank you for your generous time, donations and support in making it another great year at Wildwood. On Thursday, June 22 the blog (a volunteer-run site) closes for the summer. Should you have a pressing need/concern, please contact the School directly at 413-362-1400. Have a restful and restorative summer!

New or Returning Family? How to Register & Get Involved.

Are you a new or returning family to Wildwood? New Centralized Elementary Registration Process: New students who will attend grades K-6 in any of the Amherst Elementary Schools will now register at the Superintendent’s Office located in the Amherst Regional Middle School building at 170 Chestnut Street. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact …

Stay Cool, Amherst Pools Open 6/24

Amherst Town’s outdoor pools open on June 24. Mill River Pool Mill River Recreation Area Montague Rd. Ph: 413-549-6875 New! Open June 24-August 27, 2017 War Memorial Pool Community Field Triangle Street in front of High School Ph: 413-362-9256 New! Open June 24-August 27, 2017 LSSE offers financial assistance to all those families that are …

Field Days, 6/21 (grd. 1-3) and 6/22 (grd. 4-6)

Two field days this year! Lower elementary will have field day on June 21 from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm, and upper elementary will have field day on the last day of school, June 22nd from 10:00 am to 11:20 am. Lower elementary field day (grades 1-3) will take place on Wednesday, June the 21 from 1:30pm to 2:45pm. Similar to last year, there will …

News from the WW Library (Feedback Requested!)

From the Wildwood Library: Wow! In 180 days our community has checked out 25,300 books!  Top-Circulation awards were given out at this week’s assembly.  Ms. Bing-Owen topped the charts with over 330 books checked out and in second place one of 5th graders, who checked out 290 books this year! If you could spare an …

End-of-Year Picnic (w/ dunk tank!), 6/20

All students and families are invited to the Wildwood School End of Year Picnic! WHEN: Tuesday, June 20, 2015 (rain date June 21) TIME: 5:30 – 7:30pm WHERE: Wildwood Playgrounds WHAT TO BRING: Your own family’s PICNIC DINNER and DRINKS Your own REUSABLE FLATWARE, CUPS AND PLATES, we are trying to produce as little waste …

2017 Amherst Crafts on the Common, 6/24

2017 Amherst Crafts on the Common Handcrafted work by over 100 juried artisans, silent auction, live music, children’s gently used book sale, bounce house, food, ice cream and more! Join the fun, rain or shine. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017 Time: 9am to 4pm Location: Amherst Town …

Proposed PVTA Service Changes, Public Hearings

The Advisory Board of the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) authorized public hearings to obtain comments on possible service changes to 16 of PVTA’s bus routes. The PVTA is facing an operating budget deficit of up to $1.2 million for the coming fiscal year as the current state budget for FY18 does not include previously …

Kids, Art & Nature Programs at the LSSE

Watch the magic that unfolds in the studios of Deborah Bazer and Lahri Bond and their young students – Lumps of clay turn into swimming pools and horses, superheros emerge from newspaper and glue, and fantastical stories fill the air. This year, the Kids, Art, and Nature programs start July 10 and take place all-day, …

Ready, Set, React Chemistry Demo Show at UMass

The Department of Chemistry invites students and their parents or guardians to our 4th Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show. Friday June 16, 2017   7:00-9:00 pm University of Massachusetts Amherst Integrated Sciences Building Room 135 661 North Pleasant St Amherst MA 01373 There will be exciting explosions, colorful chemistry, and cool experiments!   Stay afterwards for …

Perform at the Wildwood Multicultural Fair

Perform at the Multicultural Fair. It’s a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Well not really, but it would be fun and memorable. The Wildwood Multicultural Fair is looking for school community members willing to showcase their talents while sharing their cultural heritage. Are you or your child interested in performing for our community event? Please email: wildwoodelementarypgo@gmail.com

Multicultural Fair, We’re ONE WEEK Away

Mark your calendar for the 2017 Wildwood Multicultural Fair! Come celebrate our cultural diversity! Where: behind Wildwood Elementary School Date: Thursday, June 8th (rain date: Thursday, June 15th) Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Events: potluck dinner, fashion show, performances, crafts, and games What to bring: A dish to share (without nuts!!!). A form will …

The Enchanted Bookshelf by The Center Dance Studio

Date: Sunday, June 4th Time: 5PM – 7PM Location: Amherst Regional High School Auditorium Cost: $10 for adults, FREE for children 12 and under   A dance performance for the whole family! The Center Dance Studio proudly presents “The Enchanted Bookshelf,” a captivating tale of friendship, courage, and the healing power of a good book. Sunday, June 4th at Amherst Regional …

Events at the Eric Carle Museum

EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                       David Weisner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling June 18 – November 5, 2017 David Weisner has enthralled readers for three decades, and his remarkable career is surveyed in this first-ever retrospective devoted to his art.  The exhibition features 70 original watercolors from some of Weisner’s most famous books, including three for which …

Multicultural fair, June 8 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm!

SAVE THE DATE – Thursday, June 8 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm! Please plan on attending our end-of-the-year community potluck, which celebrates the diversity of our school. In addition to a fantastic meal there are a variety of activities to showcase our cultural diversity, including a fashion show, performances (music, dance, song, etc.), and …

WildwoodPGO Meeting – Wednesday May 24, 6:00-7:30pm

Come learn about Project Based Learning at the next Wildwood PGO Meeting Tuesday, May 24, 2017  6:00pm-7:30pm 6pm  PGO meeting in the Library – Hear about open PGO positions for next year. We need You! 6:30pm  Nick will present on the implementation of Project Based Learning in Grades K-6 and the impact it will have on …

Job Panel for Teens on May 25 at Amherst Survival Center

JOB PANEL FOR TEENS (ages 15-21 years) TO BE HELD AT THE AMHERST SURVIVAL CENTER THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017, 5:30PM-6:30PM For Release:               Immediate Contact:                      Tracey Levy, Program Director 549-3968 ext 102 Amherst, MA – In collaboration with the Amherst Regional Public Schools Vocational Services and the Collaborative for Educational Services, the Amherst Survival …

ARPS Special Education Services Family Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians of Students with Special Education Services, This year the Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional School Districts have hired an independent consulting firm, Public Consulting Group, to conduct a survey of our special education services. All parents/guardians of students who are currently on an IEP are asked to provide feedback through an anonymous survey. …