Covid Information Session Oct. 6

LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFcFZutrZgQ Esta es una sesión informativa con profesionales médicos locales para discutir una variedad de temas incluyendo el covid-19 y la vacuna. Para participar sólo tienes que seguir el enlace el 10/6 a las 8PM. Si desea una grabación de este evento en español, por favor contacte a Sasha Figueroa en FigueroaS@arps.org.Esta é uma sessão de …

PGO Welcomes YOU

Did you know that YOU are the PGO?Wildwood Elementary School is a wonderful community with vibrant parent/guardian involvement. The Wildwood Parent Guardian Organization (PGO) is a group of volunteer parents/guardians whose mission is to build a strong community among parents, guardians, and staff, supply academic enrichment opportunities, and promote equity for all children. We have …

Free community COVID testing and vaccinations at UMass

UMass will continue this fall to offer free COVID tests for asymptomatic Individuals ages 4 and up. If your family used this service previously, please note that the format has changed a bit. You now pick up a testing kit (or more than one) at a desk in the Campus Center; you (or your student) …

Seasonal Produce Cooking Class – ONLINE, FREE

Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Join the Amherst Survival Center and the Jones Library for a virtual cooking class! Are you wondering what to do with seasonal produce from your Survival Center pantry box, Mobile Food Bank distribution, CSA farm share, local farm stand, or generous neighbor?  Would you like to …

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 …