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. …

All School PGO Meeting on Technology

This year has brought up so many questions about our students and technology. What is safe? How much screen time is too much? What are the best resources for my students? Please let me know what you would like me to address at our upcoming Technology meeting, where Kathryn Runyan will present some of the ARPS …

Health Care job training available now

Hello parents and guardians,Amherst Schools’ Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity, and Human Resources, Doreen Cunningham, encourages those of us looking for work coming out of the pandemic to consider these health care jobs, with training provided in part online.  For more information please contact Doreen Cunningham. 

Forum with principal Nick, in-person an remote

Attention Wildwood parents and guardians, on Monday and Tuesday of this coming week, Wildwood Elementary principal Nick Yaffe plans to have two forums to address questions and concerns regarding the return to in-person learning, as well as the changes to remote learning that are underway.   The forums will be held on MONDAY, 3/22, and WEDNESDAY …

On the Same Page – Amherst joins NEA Big Read: Pocumtuck Valley

Amherst, MA – The Jones Library celebrates its ninth On the Same Page community reading program by joining with the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA) and 40 other organizations and businesses in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties in the National Endowment for the Arts NEA Big Read:  Pocumtuck Valley program as we read and explore …

SPRING Wildwood Library/PGO BOOK BACKPACKS Important DATES!

The whole world is CRAZY but one thing is CERTAIN:  Your WW Library BOOK BACKPACK! Only REMOTE students will continue to receive BOOK BACKPACKS.  In-person students will have in-person check out time in the WW Library. APRIL backpacks will be ready Wednesday, April 7th MAY backpacks will be ready Wednesday, May 12th JUNE BOOK SWAP …

UMass Athletics – Upcoming Schedule (Mar 17 – Mar 23) – How to Watch & Listen

Due to COVID-19, all schedules (opponent, location, streaming information etc.) are subject to change. For the most up to date information and full schedule, please visit UMassAthletics.com/Calendar. Follow us on Twitter @UMassAthletics for live updates. The health and safety of our student-athletes will always be our top priority. Click Here for Full Schedule Wednesday – …

ARHS Environmental Action Club is planting trees in our community

We are students from ARHS Environmental Action Club. We want to work towards impacting our local community environmentally to create a more sustainable future. We want to plant trees in our community to make up for the amount of paper our school has been using. Each tree is $5, and we have three options for …

Upcoming Schedule (Mar 10 – Mar 16) – How to Watch and Listen

Due to COVID-19, all schedules (opponent, location, streaming information etc.) are subject to change. For the most up to date information and full schedule, please visit UMassAthletics.com/Calendar. Follow us on Twitter @UMassAthletics for live updates. The health and safety of our student-athletes will always be our top priority. Click Here for Full Schedule Wednesday – …

Return to In-Person Learning Survey for Elementary Families

Dear Elementary Families: Yesterday, the Amherst and Pelham School Committees unanimously approved the following motion: The School Committee directs the Superintendent to develop and implement a plan for the return of in-person learning, for all students who want it, with grades k-2 returning by April 5, grades 3-6 returning by April 12, and grades 7-12 …

UMass Athletics – Upcoming Schedule (Mar 3 – Mar 9) – How to Watch & Listen

Due to COVID-19, all schedules (opponent, location, streaming information etc.) are subject to change. For the most up to date information and full schedule, please visit UMassAthletics.com/Calendar. Follow us on Twitter @UMassAthletics for live updates. The health and safety of our student-athletes will always be our top priority. Hockey East is currently scheduling games for …

ARPS School Committee Meeting

This coming Tuesday & Wednesday the Amherst-Pelham School Committee will hold two meetings. On Tuesday, they will vote on the proposed school start time change, hear about pooled testing for COVID-19, and discuss returning to in-person learning this Spring.  During the Wednesday meeting, a vote on the return to in-person learning this Spring will be …

MARCH – Wildwood Library/PGO Book Delivery and Pick Up Project

Wildwood Library/PGO Book Delivery and Pick Up Project   The Week of MARCH 1st IMPORTANT: Our MARCH backpack will be essential for our MARCH ASSEMBLY: WILDWOOD READS on Friday, March 5th at 10:40 AM.  Your student will need a PHYSICAL BOOK for the DROP EVERYTHING AND READ (DEAR) time! Pick Up at Wildwood School:  If you …

UMass Athletics – Upcoming Schedule (Feb 23 – Mar 2) – How to Watch & Listen

Due to COVID-19, all schedules (opponent, location, streaming information etc.) are subject to change. For the most up to date information and full schedule, please visit UMassAthletics.com/Calendar. Follow us on Twitter @UMassAthletics for live updates. The health and safety of our student-athletes will always be our top priority. Hockey East is currently scheduling games for …

Looking for nature-inspired art from Wildwood students

The Amherst Art for Clean Energy student anthology, co-created by Amherst Sunrise and Amherst Regional High School students, is looking for nature-inspired art from Wildwood students! They are compiling written and visual art inspired by nature and/or environmental action, made by Amherst students or residents ages 5-18. After reviewing submissions, they will publish them and sell …

A Leader of Women’s Suffrage, Lucy Stone, Transports Audiences back in Time!

The Jones Library and The Friends of the Jones Libraries Present: History At PlayTM, LLC’s Critically Acclaimed One-Woman Performance. Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment in the United States Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – 7:00 PM ET  Free and Open to the Public -VIA LIVESTREAM DIRECT TO YOU!  Amherst, MA – History At PlayTM, LLC …

Wildwood Library/PGO Book Delivery and Pick Up Project for March

The Week of MARCH 1st IMPORTANT: Our MARCH backpack will be essential for our MARCH ASSEMBLY: WILDWOOD READS on Friday, March 5th at 10:40 AM.  Your student will need a PHYSICAL BOOK for the DROP EVERYTHING AND READ (DEAR) time! Pick Up at Wildwood School:  If you chose “pick up,” come to the front doors …

Amherst Art for Clean Energy Project

The Amherst Sunrise Movement and ARHS juniors Elaine Wu and Rebekah Hong have created a project called Amherst Art for Clean Energy.  The goal of the project is to put together a student anthology of visual or written art inspired by nature or environmental action. ARPS students ages 5-18 are invited to submit their work.  Once compiled, the anthology will …