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Duties: Oversee the WW PGO’s email inbox and forward/act on emails as appropriate Post email blasts when directed by the communications chair and other Core PGO team members. Post to weekly blog based on content from the communications chair, advertiser events and appropriate free community events that come through OR post semi-regular email blast newsletters …

Invitation : Arts for Change this Sunday 3 pm

Multi-Arts is proud to invite children to in-person workshop for a better world: Arts for Change with Multi-Arts for children ages 10 and up! Join us on a journey to self-discovery! Through art, games, and theater we will unleash our power to become the change we want to see in the world. This workshop will give children the …

Reading Frederick Douglass Together on the South Amherst Common

With the help of a grant from Mass Humanities, South Congregational Church, 1066 South East Street in Amherst, will mount a public reading and discussion of Frederick Douglass’s famous “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” speech on July 4 at 3 p.m. UMass Professor Amilcar Shabazz will introduce and lead a discussion of the …

BPAC Meeting 6/8/2021 7-8 PM: Open to families of English Learners and All ARPS Bilingual Families

6월 8일 오후 7시에서 8시까지를 이중언어 학부모 자문 위원회 회의를 위해 비워 두세요 BPAC 회의 의제 2021년 6월 8일, 토론: BPAC 명칭 변경 언어 접근성 캠페인 최신 정보 SOB 장학금 모금 운동 2021년 학년도 학부모 제안 사항들 ………………………………………………………………………… Reserve la fecha, 8 de junio 7-8 PM Agenda para la reunión de BPAC 8 de junio …

ARHS Presents The Sound of Music this Weekend

It’s here!  ARHS presents The Sound of Music – a fully-outdoor live musical theater production, just in time to celebrate the end of the school year. Come check out the work of scores of actors, techies, and musicians that have built this wonderful show from the ground up.  With nearly 100 student involved, chances are there’s someone you know …

Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters Meeting June 8, 2021

The Next Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters Meeting will be on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 6pm via zoom- the link is below. This will be the last, large meeting of the 2020-2021 school year. IF NOTHING ELSE, please mark your calendars, and save the date of 9/18/21, for the 11th Annual Hurricane Open at the …

On Saturday, June 19th 2021, for the first time, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will celebrate Juneteenth as an official state holiday.

June 19th or Juneteenth celebrates the day Major General Gordan Granger led US troops into Galveston in 1865 to take over Texas, one of the final hold out states to admit defeat during the Civil War, enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and formally marked the day that all slaves in the United States were freed.Juneteenth is …

The Book Swap will be in the Wildwood Library during the week of June 7th.

Every in-person student will be able to select a FEW new-to-you books during library class. Remote families are invited to attend a special outdoor book swap Monday, June 7th and Tuesday, June 8th from 3:30 – 5:30* *Only remote students and families are invited to participate during these times. Masks must be worn and social …

The Cognitive Neuroscience Group at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is recruiting children between the ages of 8 and 12 years to participate in a research study funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).

*The purpose of the study is to evaluate the learning patterns of children with typical and atypical language development. The study will involve 1 virtual visit via a secured Zoom and 3 in-person visits to the lab. During the visits, children complete a battery of cognitive and language-based assessments, play several games on the computer, …

Amherst Vaccine Clinic Updates, Walk-In Times Available

The Town of Amherst vaccine clinic located at the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk in Amherst, is now offering walk-in clinic times in addition to regularly available appointments for scheduling. All those aged 12 and over who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can be vaccinated. Important Reminders:  If you are uninsured, you can …

Summer with Multi-Arts: a Delight!

Dear families, It is our pleasure to announce that our registration for IN-PERSON summer program is now open. For over 21 years, Multi-Arts, an innovative arts program, has fulfilled its mission of inspiring, guiding, and delighting children in the performance and visual arts. There is no other organization in the Pioneer Valley that does what we do so effectively, engaging and encouraging young people to become published and presenting artists. …

The Wildwood Book Swap

We are collecting books for NOW! Please place gently used books in the BLUE BOOK SWAP boxes by the front doors of Wildwood School. The Book Swap will be the week of June 7th.  EVERY STUDENT will receive several “new-to-you-books” to take home and keep, a donation is not required. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1abDPshXLc0AER7oyfB-U7P8ynfh8MZhcrILNPv9oT1k/edit?usp=sharing Intercambio de libros en …

Amherst Community Vaccine Clinic- Walk-In Times Available

The Town of Amherst vaccine clinic located at the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk in Amherst, is now offering walk-in clinic times in addition to regularly available appointments for scheduling. All those aged 16 and over who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can be vaccinated.  Important Reminders:  If you are uninsured, you can …

Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters Meeting

The Next Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters Meeting will be on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 6pm via zoom- the link is below.   The Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3), that provides support to our community athletic programs. We work on fundraising and programming to support our community’s student-athletes and coaches. …

Multi-Arts is proud to invite children to a free workshop for a better world: Arts for Change with Multi-Arts for children 8-12 years old

Join us on a journey to self-discovery! Through art, games, and theater we will unleash our power to become the change we want to see in the world. This workshop will give children the chance to explore what makes them unique, while also learning about others and how to stand up for social justice. By …

Affordable Housing Lottery: Aspen Heights in Amherst

Overview: Aspen Heights Amherst is a brand-new, 88 unit rental apartment community located in Amherst on 408 Northampton Road. There will be 11 affordable apartments ready for occupancy starting in Summer of 2021. All affordable apartments will be rented to households with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income through this application …

BPAC Linguistic Heritage Month Events

The month of April is Linguistic Heritage Month! The Bilingual Parents Advisory Council wants to help our community acknowledge and celebrate this important aspect of our community’s identity and diversity. We have created a list of activities to help highlight our collective linguistic heritage and would be excited for you to share the attached information …

ARPS school health protocols surrounding Covid-19

ARPS has an updates website that provides information regarding their school health protocols surrounding Covid-19. https://sites.google.com/arps.org/school-return-fall2020/nurse-covid-protocols Family Resources https://sites.google.com/arps.org/school-return-fall2020/nurse-covid-protocols#h.ba529s9auyyi Contact Tracing Protocols: https://sites.google.com/arps.org/school-return-fall2020/nurse-covid-protocols#h.o4l4zoqgwgne Protocols for Face Coverings and Masks: School Year 2020-2021 – Nurse Covid Protocols

Wildwood Library Announcements!

Book Backpacks are for remote students (students who will not physically return to the school building this spring) Pick up: WEDNESDAY, April 7th or THURSDAY, April 8th between 3:30*-5:30.  *Please note pick-up begins at 3:30! In-person school does not end until 3:10 – anticipate delays in the parking lot. Delivery: Bus Delivery/Home Delivery will be …

Spring Cleaning? Recycle your old clothes and help your Amherst schools earn money

It’s Spring Cleaning Time!Recycle your old clothes, linens and more, and the Amherst PGOs can earn money — at no cost to you. Bay State Textiles collects used clothing and other textiles. They accept items in good condition, stained clothes, single socks and shoes, worn towels and linens, and more…just make sure they’re clean and dry. …