Plea$e Give: Valley Gives or Brown Envelope

Hello Wildwood, today is the day! This is the day when those who love the Pioneer Valley come together for 24 hours of giving. It’s one extraordinary way to support the organizations that make the Pioneer Valley special. Please consider supporting WILDWOOD, an organization that supports your child and our community: View: Spr16-PGOfundraiser

25th Annual Amherst Invitational Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, 5/7-8

Thirty-two high school teams will compete in the oldest youth Ultimate frisbee tournament in the country, the Amherst Invitational. The 25th Annual Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, 2016, and is hosted by Amherst Regional High School (ARHS). The Tournament will be held on the athletic fields at […]

Boy Scouts Open House, 5/10

Boy Scouts Troop 500 Amherst Open House for prospective scouts (grades 5-12; ages 11-17) and their families Tuesday, May 10 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the South Congregational Church, 1066 South East Street, Amherst. Troop activities are organized and run by the boys, including weekly meetings, monthly campouts, and projects in the community. Our Scouts […]

Into the Woods, 5/13-15

Starlight’s Youth Theatre invites you to take a journey with them Into The Woods Friday – Sunday May 13 – 15. The success of Disney’s Into The Woods movie starring Meryl Streep has revived the original Tony-Award-winning Broadway musical version by Stephen Sondheim and you can see many of your friends on the Academy of […]

Habitat for Humanity, Application due 5/20

For Affordable Homeownership Opportunity in Amherst. Applications are available at the Jones Library, Amherst Town Hall & the Pioneer Valley Habitat office. 3 bedroom and 1.5 bathroom condominium unit on East Pleasant St in Amherst. Walking distance to UMass and local public schools. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday May 20, 2016 View flyer (English): Flyer and Application Cover – […]

Valley Gives, May 3. Please giveback to Wildwood!

Valley Gives Day will be May 3, 2016. It is a 24-hour event to promote philanthropic giving in the Pioneer Valley. Please consider supporting WILDWOOD, an organization that supports your child, you and our community: The Wildwood Parent Guardian Organization builds school community and supports the school through events held throughout the year and fundraising, […]

Wildwood/ARPS Info

Welcome Wildwood STARS! Wednesdays are Visiting Day for your Child’s Classroom! Schedule with the office. / Todos los ___ de ___ – Día de Visita de clase de su hijo! Programe con la oficina. Feb. 15-19: Winter Recess (no school) Feb. 23: Regional School Committee Meeting, ARPS High School, 6-8pm Feb. 25: School Governance Council Feb. 29: All […]

Enrichment Activities: Vacation Camps, LSSE Youth Programs, Auditions for Peter & Wendy

Wildwood After School Offers Winter Break Camp Date: Feb. 16-19, 2016 Time: 7:00am – 5:00pm Location: Wildwood Elementary School Cost: $55 per day (if you receive a fee reduction for After school the same reduction will apply; Please email Janna at if you are requesting financial aid assistance.) All payments should be made payable to “MMASDC, Inc.” and given directly […]

Community Events: Black History, Winterfest, Jones Kids, Girls Sports Day & More

Black History Month On The Amherst Common Date: Saturday Feb. 13 Time: 11:00-11:30am Location: Amherst Common Cost: Free National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) Date: Sunday Feb. 14 Time: 12:30pm – 4:00pm Location: Smith College Indoor Track and Tennis Facility Smith College women’s varsity and club athletics programs will be hosting free clinics […]

Are You an Expert?

Are you (or someone you know) a content expert in or someone who cares deeply about… technology diversity co-teaching curriculum? The Wildwood School Governance Council has suggested we address these topics in future all-school PGO meetings. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 26, 2016. The tentative topic is children and technology. Current thinking is […]

#WishfulWeekend, the final push

We’re thrilled to report that we had a most successful 2015 ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ fundraising campaign. Twenty-six donors stepped forward and contributed $1,416.00 to our PGO! This will go a long way in supporting Wildwood’s many all-school activities (such as Movie and Math Nights, and the Multicultural Fair) and teacher mini-grants. ‪#‎WishfulWeekend… We’re so close to meeting our […]

There’s Still Time to DONATE, #GivingTuesday

Many thanks to the 17 generous donors, who moved us closer to our 2015 #‎GivingTuesday goal! Education is truly the gift that keeps giving!  There’s still time. You have until Midnight tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 1) to make a donation! Share with your friends, grandparents and networks! The Rock Star level helps fund activities such as […]

Wildwood ROCK STARS give thanks!

Wildwood ROCK STARS know how to give thanks!!! And from this small sampling, they’re thankful for family, friends, food (especially cheese), the US Navy, and Wildwood School. Share the gratitude! Personalize and post your very own ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ sign (sent home in backpacks last week Friday). Blank signs also available for download here: #Grateful or #UNselfie And please support our […]

Wildwood Gives in Many Ways

You know that our Wildwood community is a caring, sharing and giving community. Wildwood’s teachers and staff give tirelessly everyday. One generous office staff member gives students in need fresh snacks (apples and clementines), and pays out of her own pocket. Students give to one another through daily acts of kindness. We also give through our Annual […]

Amherst Together presents Conversations with Jimmy (11/16)

Amherst Together presents Conversations with Jimmy – A nationwide outreach initiative to engage diverse communities and inspire dialogue. “James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket” Monday, November 16 in the ARHS Auditorium Reception begins at 6:00pm Film Screening begins at 6:30pm Please RSVP to Carol Ross or 413-362-1820 This event is free and the […]

Amherst Schools Winter Clothing Share, Now thru 11/18

We are looking for donations of clean and gently used items including hats, mittens, coats, snow pants, scarfs and boots (all sizes children and adult are needed). Drop Off: Now through November 13th in the Wildwood Lobby Share: November 16th, 17th and 18th during school hours in the Wildwood Lobby. Or just stop by the […]

3 Wks of Wildwood Generosity, #GivingTuesday 2015

This year, for the first time ever, the Wildwood PGO is participating in #GivingTuesday! We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the Wildwood community will come together (virtually) for one common purpose: to […]

8th Annual Rotary Auction (11/13 and 11/14)

The 8th Annual Rotary Auction is beginning soon. Proceeds from the event support so many important community efforts. The auction will be held on November 13, 6pm-9 pm and November 14, 12 pm– 9 pm. For more info, visit: Any questions, send email to or call 413 256-0111. El octavo Rotary Anual Subasta […]

LSSE 20% Discount on Youth Classes

One-time 20% discount on youth classes at LSSE. Amherst families who meet the following criteria (which will include most families) qualify for the discount (see flyer attached). The discount serves our effort to make youth and family programs more affordable to low- and middle-income families; in addition, LSSE has expanded its scholarship guidelines so that […]

@ARMS: Free College Classes-Upcoming Info Sessions (Nov & Dec)

Greenfield Community College (GCC) will be offering FREE evening credit courses at the Amherst Regional Middle School beginning January 27, 2016. Courses offered include: MOM 110 Medical Coding: Diagnosis – Wednesday, 6-8:50pm PHI 110 Philosophy: Eastern Religions – Tuesday/Thursday, 7-8:15pm SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I – Tuesday/Thursday, 7-9:15pm SOC 101 Principles of Sociology – Monday/Wednesday, […]

Wildwood & ARPS Important Info

Welcome Wildwood STARS! September 2: First Day of School (Grds 1-6) September 4: First Day of School (Kindergarten) September 7: Labor Day (no school) September 16: Early Release Day (dismissal 1:20pm) 2015-16 School Calendar: View on web: (click here) | View flyer: 2015-2016 Approved Calendar Wildwood Bus Routes (WW_15-16_BusRoutes) New Centralized Elementary Registration Process:  New students who will attend grades K-6 in any of the Amherst […]

Wildwood Important Dates & Info

Week of June 22 Wildwood T-Shirts & Yearbooks were delivered week of June 15 (If you didn’t receive your t-shirt order, please contact Jen at; If you don’t receive your yearbook, please contact Sue at June 22: Last Day of School (dismissal 1:20pm) June 22: PGO Blog and Email on Summer Vacation! June […]