2020 Class Parents Needed

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 […]

PGO Welcome Letter

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 […]

Placement Update from Principal Nick

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 […]

PGO Leadership – Members Needed!

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 […]

Virtual Town Hall: Fall 2020 district reopening plan

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 […]

School Reopening Discussion with APEA teachers union.

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 […]

Thank you! Online Yearbook

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 […]

The PVTA Wants Your Input on the Comprehensive Regional Transportation Plan

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, […]

WW Library Summer Reading and Book Club

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 […]

2019-2020 Digital Yearbook Has Arrived!

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 […]

A Letter from the PGO

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 […]

Virtual Multicultural Fair / End of Year Picnic – Wednesday June 17 at 5:30 PM

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 runyank@arps.org.  RECORDATORIO. FERIA MULTICULTURAL Y PICNIC DE FIN […]

Joint Statement from Town of Amherst Officials

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 […]

Free Crisis Counseling Available

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 […]

Be Counted! Participate in the Census Today

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 […]

#KidLit4BlackLives Rally

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 needs volunteers

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.

Summer Reading Kickoff / Returning Library Books and Instruments

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 […]

Reminder: Kindergarten registration is now open.

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 […]