Newsflash: Math Night has been scheduled! Elizabeth Pretel is again putting together a tremendous school wide exhibition of mathematics, with activities for all families. More details very soon, but one thing for now: Elizabeth would be very appreciative for help in preparing materials for the math night. She has blocked out 4 volunteer afternoons (Fri […]
A Screening Committee is being formed to support the search process for a new Superintendent of Schools, who is anticipated to begin work in our district in July. The Screening Committee will be made up of School Committee members, building principals, educators, representatives of the School Equity Task Force, the Special Education Parent Advisory Council, […]
Hello everyone. I collect wishlists from Wildwood Teachers & Staff each year, and the first responses for 2016 can be seen here. Providing any items on this list is a wonderful way to support the teachers & staff at Wildwood. Thanks for anything you can give. -Jasper
ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE! November 8th, 2016 7am – 8pm by the WW Gym WW PGO is hosting a bake sale on Election Day and we need your help! Please consider donating a baked good to sell at our bake sale. If you can volunteer some time at the table on Tuesday, please sign up on […]
International Walk to School Day will be held on Tuesday Oct 18th. Walk to School is a terrific Wildwood tradition promoting physical activity, pedestrian safety and concern for the environment. As in years past, we hope to have 100 or more students and parents walking to Wildwood accompanied by UMass athletes and, for the first […]
Oct 5 is Picture Day. All families should have received forms in student folders. Walk to School day is postponed to avoid conflicting with Picture Day — new date is still to be decided.
Dear Wildwood, I have been meeting with a neighborhood group who has been supporting Bill Chu’s (in fourth grade) family and Bill’s parents as they face an upcoming kidney transplant for this courageous nine year old. They have created a Facebook page and a online donation page which will go towards defraying […]
Welcome back to School! Here’s a list of some important upcoming events: Tuesday August 30th, 5–6.30pm: Amherst First Day Celebration Event on the Town Common. Wednesday August 31st, 8:45am: First Day Coffee (for everyone) at the Wildwood Back Parking Lot Followed at 10.30am by the First Day Parade, led by the UMASS Marching Band, starting […]
TO OUR NEW FAMILIES: WELCOME TO WILDWOOD! Wildwood Elementary School is a wonderful community with vibrant parent/guardian involvement. The Wildwood Parent Guardian Organization (PGO) is comprised of volunteers who donate their time and talent to enrich the school. Our mission is to build a strong community, and support enrichment and equity for all children at Wildwood. […]
Dear Wildwood Parents & Guardians Join the Wildwood PGO for 2016-2017 Please come to our final meeting of the year to learn about PGO jobs and events and ways to plug in. Free dinner & childcare provided by the PGO. Meeting details: Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 – 5:45 – 7:45pm 5:45 – 6:15: dinner […]
Our annual sensational event. WILDWOOD MULTICULTURAL FAIR May 26, 2016 (rain date – Jun 02) 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Wildwood Elementary School (Indoors & Outdoors) • Performances • Fashion show • Photo booth • Games & more! Bring a potluck dish to share! (enough for 10 people | not to include nuts | please […]
Plan is to stay in the cafeteria this time. 5:45-7:45pm.
Can you help with Math Night? Please click here to see various ways to help, including bringing food to share or help guide families in the hallways. And Elizabeth Pretel invites any & all potential volunteers to a preparation meeting at Wildwood on Monday, March 21 at 3pm. She will cover a quick run-thru of hallway […]
One of the great WW events of the year is coming up fast. Pizza & potluck dishes, and great math activities. Can you volunteer to help make it great? Sign up by clicking here. See you soooon!
CHECK THIS OUT!!! So Awesome!!!! Librarian Susan Wells and Mr. B and more get huge cred !!
There are three candidates running for the Amherst School Committee seats being vacated by Rick Hood & Kathleen Traphagen. The candidates are: (in alphabetical order) Laura Kent, Vincent O’Connor, & Anastasia Ordonez The candidates for School Committee, the Select Board, Charter Commission, among other offices have made recorded statements at Amherst Media. The statements are […]
Friday, March 11, 2016 Wildwood Elementary PGO presents Up, Up, and Away A Mad Science Stage Show Come one come all to an exciting show about air, smoke rings, hovercrafts, and much much more! Use vortex generators to blow smoke rings over the audience! Use Bernoulli’s principal to launch a stream of paper over everyone! […]
The Wildwood Parent Guardian Organization (PGO) invites All Families (New and Old) to Leap into the Wildwood Community When: Monday, February 29, 2016 Where: Cafeteria and Library of Wildwood School Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm Sponsors: The PGO Highlights: Hear from Principal Nick, and meet the 2015-2016 PGO team. Meet other parents / guardians, and learn […]
Partly due to the important School Committee meeting (and perhaps because of weather), Tuesday’s New Families Night is postponed until the 29th. New Families Night has been cancelled for tomorrow evening Tuesday, February 9th. The snow and the School Committee meeting has created a “perfect storm” so we will reschedule for February 29th as […]
A Night to Welcome New Families to Our Community at Wildwood When: Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 Where: Cafeteria and the library of Wildwood Elementary School What time: 5:45pm until 7:45pm Sponsored by: The Parent/Guardian Organization (PGO) Nick Yaffe, Principal of Wildwood Details: 5:45pm -7:45pm Free childcare provided by the Wildwood Aftercare Program (MMASDC) 5:45pm-6:15pm Free […]
There will be a 5th & 6th grade chorus concert on Dec 17th at 9:10 am in the Wildwood Gym and at 7pm at the Middle School Auditorium!
ANNOUNCING: Family Movie Night @ Wildwood on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015!! Very excited to announce that we will be showing “Inside Out” (2014) in the Wildwood Gym! Including pizza, drinks, and popcorn!!! All children must have adult accompaniment at all times. Free Admission. Suggested donation is $2 per person. (Paying more will help pay for […]
Dear Wildwood Community: Let’s Support Our Teachers & Staff Each year, the Parent Guardian Organization (PGO) asks the teachers & staff to let us know what they could use in their classrooms. The 2015-2016 lists can be seen by clicking here. Please look over the lists and consider donating any items. Or check with a classroom […]
The next PGO meeting is Monday, March 9th, 5:30-7:30. Vivian has provided an excellent & extensive list of PGO tasks. We (perhaps desperately) need people to step up to take on these great contributions to the WW community. Let’s review these and any other important matters. Agenda items can be put on this live document. […]
Because the last 4 have been cancelled, here’s a quick notice that there will be a PGO meeting this Thursday, Feb 12th, from 5:30 – 7:30 We will meet in the cafeterias. Pizza & childcare are available if you can RSVP me (Jasper) at 503-890-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org All are welcome! Come learn more & get […]
Hello Wildwood Friends. Due to the snowday, the PGO meeting is postponed for 2 weeks. We will meet at 5:30 on January 26th in the cafeteria. Happy Showday today! -Jasper
GO WILD! GO-WILD-WOOD! Because the invite went out on Thankgiving Day, it seems like a good idea to send a little reminder about the following: Come Meet the Wildwood PGO Details: Date: Monday, Dec 8th, 5:30-7:30 Location: Wildwood Cafeterias. One room for the meeting, one room for kids. Agenda: Learn about the PGO, meet others […]
From the recent Wildwood survey of parents: Question: How involved are you in a parent group? WW Parents: 10% quite or extremely, 19% somewhat, 71% not at all or a little. Here’s your chance to change this. Please come meet the PGO! To make it easier, the PGO will be providing *childcare* and *pizza & […]