Ceara Yahn → K-6 Art Teacher

Creates and Executes Surprise 6th Grade T-shirt Gifting We are grateful to Ms. Ceara ‘s initiative and follow through to make special and punctuate the culmination of each student’s grammar school experience with the sentiment of togetherness for the Wildwood ‘20 6th graders’ graduation, through her contribution of organizing an unprecedented sixth grade graduation t-shirt …

Spring Cleaning? You can Still Recycling Clothes, Shoes & Linens at Wildwood!

SPRING CLEANING? RECYCLE YOUR OLD CLOTHES AND HELP THE AMHERST SCHOOLS EARN MONEY! Many of us have been seriously spring cleaning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recycle your old and tattered clothes, shoes, and linens and the Amherst PGOs can earn money — at no cost to you.Bay State Textiles collects used clothing and other textiles. Stained …

Virtual Multicultural Fair Coordinator Needed!

The Multicultural Fair/End of the Year Picnic is going virtual!  We have some exciting plans to make Wildwood’s end of the year traditions happen even if we can’t all be together physically. Principal Nick and several of the specials teachers are helping the PGO will this event but we need someone to help coordinate some of the …

Thank you from Art Teacher Ceara Yahn!

Thanks to generous support and funding from the Wildwood PGO, I was able to purchase and deliver a selection of art supplies to Wildwood families in need.  Last week, these supplies were dropped off at 10 Amherst homes to support 14 Wildwood students. Families were referred to me by classroom teachers. Priority went to first …

ARMS volunteer info for 6th grade parents

Hello all,We hope you are well, safe and sound, in these terrible pandemic times. We are writing from the Amherst Regional Middle School (ARMS) PGO to invite your 6th grade families, room parents and active volunteers who will be joining ARMS next year.This below is some information about volunteer activities organized by ARMS PGO we want to share with you. We …

Reminder: Free meals program for all children ages 0-18!

Amherst Regional Public Schools, in partnership with UMass Amherst Dining, will continue to provide FREE meals to all children ages 0-18 through the duration of the school year closure.🍎Take advantage of this program at any of our 14 distribution sites🥕This is a federally funded program, and the food is nutritious, so please come take your …

Community Event: SATURDAY ARTS with VIRTUAL MULTI-ARTS

Art, in all its manifestations, has the power to connect us with what matters the most: it connects us with ourselves, with life, love and beauty.  In these times of change and isolation, to be able to create and give life to something that comes from within ourselves is healing and fills us with joy.  That is why, like running water, we at Multi-Arts, …

Kendrick Park Playground – Submit your Feedback!

The Town of Amherst is designing a playground for the children ofAmherst, to be located in Kendrick Park.  The Planning Department, LSSEand DPW staff are working together to prepare a design, with input fromthe public.  During the summer of 2019 the Town of Amherst applied for aPARC grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was …

THANKS TO YOU, WE HAVE MET OUR GOAL!

Just over two weeks ago, the ARPS PGOs (parent guardian organizations) launched this fundraiser to ensure that all Amherst and Amherst Regional public school students have home wifi access during the school shutdown.  We have now raised enough to cover the costs not only for the rest of this school year, but for next year …

Virtual SEPAC Meeting 5/1/20

There will be a virtual SEPAC meeting on 5/1/20 at 9:00 am.  The agenda will be:  Executive Board Meeting Agenda, Approve Minutes, Impacts of School Closure for Special Education (Questions encouraged), Delivery of services as outlined on IEP’s, Scheduling and logistics of IEP team meetings, Extended School Year (summer programming for SpEd), Nominations for SEPAC Board …

ARPS PGO Fundraiser for Home WiFi for All Students – Nearing Its Goal!

Just 2 weeks ago the ARPS PGO organized a fundraiser to provide home wifi access for all Amherst public school students during the school shutdown. They are thrilled that the community has responded so quickly and generously to their request and have now expanded the fundraising campaign to ensure that our students have home internet …

Multi Arts Virtual Spring Vacation Programing

Multi-Arts is happy to invite children 6 to 12 years old and teenagers!! to join this Spring vacation our virtual and innovative program. From Saturday, April 18 to Wednesday, April 22, we will be offering daily arts activities, and emphasize children’s social interactions supported by their own artistic creations. The program is free but donations are appreciated. This will …

WiFi for All Students: Request Help and Donate here!

As we continue through this extremely difficult time, we know that the ability to do online work, chat with teachers and classmates, and watch Nick’s morning messages are lifelines helping our students feel connected. We also know that some members of our community do not have internet access at home, and the district is committed …

ARPS Food for Students- Now Providing Meals for Weekends

ARPS is very excited to announce that they are able to provide meals for students on the weekends starting this Friday!!  On Fridays each student can take three breakfasts and three lunches. The totes will be marked with the day of the week so that they won’t get the same meal for all three days …

FAQs about the WiFi for All Students Program

Have questions about the WiFi program ? Please visit the ARPS Wifi for All Students FAQ document for more information. If you are in need of WiFi access and want to have a mobile hot spot, please contact Sasha Figueroa at either figueroas@arps.org or 413-351-7853 and provide your name and a contact number.  The deadline for requesting …

EDUCATION COMPANIES OFFERING FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSINGS, & ACTIVITIES PAGE

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/ This above web address provides a very impressive A – Z list of education companies that are now offering otherwise subscription based resources for children. This page, kids activities.com, has activities and crafts for each age group: baby, toddlers, pre-school, kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond.

ICYMI: Meal Delivery Information

The ARPS Nutrition Services Department, the ARPS Family Center, and, beginning Monday, the UMass Baby Berk Food Truck that assisted with our summer food program are doing the critical work of ensuring that students who rely on the schools for breakfast and lunch have access to those meals even though school is closed.  An article about their …

Get inspired with Multi-Arts — free art activity

PROJECT EARTH: Calling for children collaboration Multi-Arts is excited to announce plans to produce a play inspired by Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot”. This  production is set to premiere Summer 2020, and will have elements of live music, narration, and of course, fantastical sets & props! We invite children under 18 to watch this video, reflect on Sagan’s words, and …

Thank you teachers!

Dear Wildwood Community, If you are anything like us, you have been trying to work, interact with your children and set up meaningful learning activities with the numerous resources that our wonderful teachers have offered. The Wildwood Online Opportunities has so much to offer, particularly under the Specials link. We just wanted to publicly thank all of the teachers.   Our families …

Updated Meal Delivery Information

The ARPS Nutrition Services Department, the ARPS Family Center, and, beginning Monday, the UMass Baby Berk Food Truck that assisted with our summer food program are doing the critical work of ensuring that students who rely on the schools for breakfast and lunch have access to those meals even though school is closed.  An article about their …

REMINDER – Wildwood Math Night is Coming March 12th!

Math night is coming Thursday, March 12th! From 5:45 – 7:30 pm join the Wildwood community for pizza dinner, math games, and a grand prize raffee. The is a free event and free transportation will be provided to and from Boulders, North Village, Village Park, and Olympia Oaks. To get a headcount for pizza we …

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE WILDWOOD TAG SALE SATURDAY 5/2/2020 8-12:00!

This is a warm, community wide event with the 5th and 6th graders working together to send the 6th grade on their annual field trip! We are really looking forward to it and hope you will consider donating items gently used, good quality items to sell.  There will be more information coming!  Contact Lisa Berry with …