Dear Parents/Guardians: I help teachers across the grade levels to find class parents who volunteer to facilitate communication between the teachers and the class–as well as with the Wildwood parent-guardian organization (PGO). Often the communication involves requests for snacks and tissues, reminding parents about a grade-specific event, or sharing information about upcoming events at the […]
LET’S GO WILDWOOD! The Wildwood Parent Guardian Organization Wildwood Elementary School is a wonderful community with vibrant parent/guardian involvement. The Wildwood ParentGuardian Organization (PGO) is a group of volunteer parents/guardians whose mission is to build a strong community with academic enrichment opportunities and equity for all children. The PGO strives to support the school’s teachers […]
Dear Wildwood Families: I am excited to report that we will be able to CHECK OUT BOOKS this Fall! Our book/materials distribution plan is a partnership between the Wildwood Library and the PGO. This is a BIG project. By completing this form, you will help us know where you live, if you would like to receive […]
I wanted to take the time to reach out to all of you this morning in case you haven’t already heard, or are looking for more information. The USDA has decided to fund FREE MEALS for all children ages 18 and under. This is huge for addressing hunger and food access for our children, taking […]
As you can imagine, the instrumental music team is fielding a lot of questions right now. We’ve scheduled an “Online Town Hall Meeting” for 10 am and 7 pm next Monday, 9/21. Please share this information with families, we would love for them to join us. Below is the link:meet.google.com/six-xfsy-bok Join by phone(US) +1 435-574-4065 […]
Hello! We are attempting to start a Girls on the Run Team for grades 3 to 5 at Mill River Rec Area this fall! See the flyer below for details on how to sign up. Coach Kippy, Coach Andrea, and Coach Melanie
Remote learning after school @ Miss Leticia Music School in Amherst for Beginners to Advanced students in Groups or individual lessons. We are registering online for the Fall Semester at: www.missleticia.com Check out our website, write to Miss Leticia @ firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or call 413-246-7338.
Note: Principal Nick’s message was sent as an email on Wednesday September 9th. It is included here in its entirety and includes a link to the PDF version. Here is a copy of this letter as a pdf: 9-9-20 letter to families with translation.pdf Dear Wildwood Families, Yesterday, our Superintendent Mike Morris shared the elementary remote […]
Volunteer Outreach Coordinator – NEEDED Attend PGO core monthly meetings. Create, distribute, and collect a recruiting flyer at the beginning of the school year. Maintain a database of volunteers throughout the school year, which includes contacting the librarians and art teacher to get a list of regular volunteers. (NOTE: often people reach out to the […]
At the request of an interested parent, the Crocker Farm PGO is hosting a book club whose mission is to explore racial identity as well as to provide a space for BIPOC community voices to discuss their experiences. We would like to invite all Amherst school community members to participate who are interested. The book […]
From Ms. Mastroiani, Do you still have any fallen trees sitting in your yard? Wildwood Kindergarten & 1st grade teachers would love to have them if you have the tools, time, and energy to donate! If you are able, please bring them to the fenced part of the playground by the back parking lot. Thank […]
JOIN US MONDAY, AUGUST 17th FOR TWO VIRTUAL TOWN HALL SESSIONS There will be two virtual Town Hall discussions around the fall 2020 district reopening plan that was submitted to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). There will be an opportunity to ask questions and participate in either or both sessions, simply visit […]
The APEA teacher union wants to invite families to a discussion about reopening school. (Not a district-sponsored event. And there will be Spanish translation.) It’s for Sunday, Aug 9 4-5. We miss your students and want to see them in person, but do have concerns about that. What are your concerns, ideas and hopes? Register […]
The Wildwood PGO wanted to take the opportunity to thank two of our very special parent volunteers, Susan Wells and Jenny Haugsjaahabink. You may know them as teachers in our library, but they do two really important volunteer jobs as parents each year: they put together the Wildwood Directory and the Yearbook. The Directory and […]
Have a great summer everyone!
There is a joint meeting of the Amherst, Pelham, and Region School Committees on Thursday, June 25 at 6:30pm. It will be broadcast live on Amherst Media as well as streaming on: http://18.104.22.168/CablecastPublicSite/watch/2?channel=2 The meeting will begin the critical planning and work needed to be ready to go back to school in the fall amidst the […]
Check out the Wildwood Online Learning Library website for important information: Click here to enter Sora to borrow these important books to have discussions about race and racism. You need to sign into Sora with your child’s ARPS email address.
The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) is updating its Comprehensive Regional Transportation Plan and is seeking input from you! To gain a better understanding of the region’s current and future transportation needs, the PVTA created a mobile-friendly survey and is currently soliciting opinions from the public. Funding for service improvements often takes years to secure, […]
Summer Book Club For rising 1st and 2nd graders Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 pm Beginning on June 23 Dear Wildwood Families:Wildwood Library Summer Reading Lists are HERE! Find Summer Reading recommendations from picture books to upper grade fiction and nonfiction on ourWildwood Library Summer Reading Website. I hope students will join us for our Summer […]
Dear Wildwood Families:The Wildwood PGO is proud to present The 2019-2020 Wildwood Digital Yearbook. In this unprecedented time, we felt it important that our Wildwood students have the ability to reflect and reminisce about this school year. Things to remember: This is a protected website. Only people with ARPS email and specific viewing permission can […]
Dear Wildwood parent community, The mission of the Wildwood PGO has always been to provide equity and access to enhanced educational opportunities for all families in our community. We support and empathize with the experience of feeling many complex emotions at this difficult time. We know how hard it can be to have conversations with […]
Nick will be sending out a link for the live stream event this week. Please visit the Multicultural Fair website for details: https://sites.google.com/arps.org/ww-online-learning-opportuniti/multicultural-fair?authuser=0Please contribute your Fashion Show photos by June 14 by filling out the form here . Sixth graders can submit their Virtual Dunk videos here by emailing Kathryn Runyan at email@example.com. RECORDATORIO. FERIA MULTICULTURAL Y PICNIC DE FIN […]
We are haunted by the searing vision of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on a subdued man’s neck, as other officers watched the man die. We witnessed Mr. George Floyd’s pleas for help be ignored by the very people who are trained to help and assist. We are haunted, too, by the knowledge that this […]
Dear WW Families, We wanted to let you know about a resource that has become available in response to the pandemic. MassSupport Network provides free community outreach and support services to youth and adults statewide. This “Crisis Counseling Program” is a partnership between the MA Department of Health and Riverside Trauma Center and is funded by […]
Every 10 years, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the federal government undertakes a census of the U.S. population to determine the allocation of seats held by each state in the House of Representatives. An accurate census count is also vital to obtain federal funding for projects in Amherst and the region. Each home received […]
Kidlit and The Brown Bookshelf hosted a virtual rally for kids, families and educators. Over 15,000 people streamed it live last night. It was moving, beautiful, inspiring and hard to watch. It is being shared with you in the hopes that you will take the time to watch it. Our students will recognize and enjoy […]
The PGO has several key positions open that need to be filled for the 2020-2021 School year, no experience required. Volunteer Outreach Coordinator Communications Coordinator Class Parent Coordinator Real World Experiences Coordinator Website Coordinator Blog Content Providers Position descriptions and how to volunteer.
Dear WW Families:You are invited to our Summer Reading Kick-Off and Author Visit with Natasha Lowe author of The Poppy Pendle Series: Friday, June 12th @ 12:30 – 1 pm Join with the GoogleMeet Link: meet.google.com/rat-kywi-jhy or by phone: (US) +1 708-888-1241 PIN: 713 163 373# Join us to kick-off SUMMER READING (reading lists revealed) AND a visit […]
Dear Families, This is a reminder to our town and school community that Kindergarten registration is now open. Parents should register their children for kindergarten as soon as possible to assist schools in planning for next year. Registration can be completed online at http://www.arps.org/k-registration-online. Thank you! Queridas familias, Esto es un recordatorio para nuestro pueblo y la comunidad escolar […]