Make Wildwood PGO your Amazon Smile Beneficiary

Dear Class Parents, Thank you, always, for all you’re doing to support our teachers! I just made the Amherst Regional PGO my Amazon Smile beneficiary. It’s easy to do, you just have to remember to go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com after you’ve registered. They will give %.5 of purchases to the PGO. I’m only slightly embarrassed  to say that …

School Building Project Visioning Sessions

During the month of January 2022, the Amherst Elementary School Educational Visioning Group (EVG) — a group of administrators, teachers, School Building Committee members, parents and community partners—will participate in two Educational Visioning Workshops run by New Vista Design and DiNisco Design. Each workshop will be a collaborative virtual session designed to inform the elementary …

Wildwood After School Yearbook Project

Historically the Wildwood Yearbook has been a PGO project. For the first time, Susan Wells, our school librarian, is offering 6th grade students the opportunity to help create the 2021-2022 yearbook in an after school club!  Please see the permission slip with all the necessary information.  For continuity and convenience,  the after school club will be offered on …

Upcoming Jones Library Events

Virtual Graphic Novel Book Club (ages 8-11) Monday October 25th, 4-4:45 pm ONLINE We’ll discuss The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner, via Zoom. We will also provide a Take & Make activity! To register and learn more, send us an email! kids@joneslibrary.org Virtual Nonfiction Book Club (ages 6-9) Thursday, October 28th, 4-4:45 pm We’ll discuss Migration by Gail Gibbons, via Zoom. We …

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, …