Summer Resources, Events & Notes

Amherst Survival Center Summer Boost (food program): http://amherstsurvival.org/boost/ Amherst Health Department Clinic (free immunizations): https://www.amherstma.gov/69/Immunization-Clinics Jones Library, Summer in the Kids Room: http://www.joneslibrary.org/juv/programs.html LSSE Summer Programs (enriching youth programming): http://www.amherstma.gov/432/LSSE Eric Carle Museum, Program & Events: http://www.carlemuseum.org/content/upcoming-events Downtown Events (Amherst BID): http://www.amherstdowntown.com Use your SNAP/EBT card at the Amherst Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday in Amherst […]

Help Wanted: Volunteers STILL NEEDED for 2015-16

We’re an uber smart, talented and diverse parent/guardian group. Please consider sharing your particular skills with the PGO. Next school year, we need volunteers for… PGO Co-Bloggers: Update weekly blog. This platform reaches 600+ people. Facebook Coordinator: Manage weekly publication. This platform reaches 400+ people. Class Parent Coordinator: Organize and manage occasional communication to class […]

Wildwood PGO/ ARPS, Important Dates & Info

Week of June 15 End-of-Year Picnic, RESCHEDULED FOR June 19 Wildwood T-Shirts will be delivered on June 15 (if you don’t receive your t-shirt order by June 17, please contact Jen at njmendel@gmail.com) Wildwood Yearbooks will be delivered mid-week (order deadline extended to 6/19 – http://wildwoodpgostore.com; if you don’t receive your yearbook, please contact Sue at susanrupp@hotmail.com) […]

Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee blasts standardized tests in letter to Legislature

Published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette: Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee blasts standardized tests in letter to Legislature By DAVE EISENSTADTER, Tuesday, June 9, 2015 AMHERST — The Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee on Tuesday took a stand against standardized tests. It also praised plans for schedule changes at both the high school and middle school, which […]

Help Wanted: Volunteers STILL Needed for 2015-16

We’re an uber smart, talented and diverse parent/guardian group. Please consider sharing your particular set of skills with the PGO. We need volunteers for… PGO Blogger: Update weekly blog. This platform reaches 600+ people. Facebook Coordinator: Manage weekly publication. This platform reaches 400+ people. Class Parent Coordinator: Organize and manage occasional communication to class parents […]

ANNIE @ Amherst Middle School, 6/13

Sponsored by LSSE, the production will benefit youth performing arts scholarships, to make the rich and valuable experience of musical theater more accessible to more youth in the area. Many well-known performers from the community will be lending their talents to this production. They are joined by a very talented ensemble. The music director is […]

ARPS PGO Public Meeting, 6/17

The ARPS PGO will have a Spring Public Meeting on June 17th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Crocker Farm Elementary in the Community Room. Items to be discussed are: End of Year Wrap Up, Valley Gives & future other joint fundraising opportunities, voting on new representatives and other new business. ARPS PGO is […]

Multi-Arts Family Afternoon, 6/19

Join Multi-Arts for a free, fun, and creative workshop. Spend the afternoon with Multi-Arts and renowned artist Titus Neijens, who will guide you and your children in expressive artwork straight from your imagination. Let your creativity roam free during our free activities including making toys, masks, sculptures, imaginary creatures, 3D art pieces, and many more! […]

Ballroom Dance Performance, 6/27

VICTORIAN BALLROOM DANCE PERFORMANCE on the lawn of the Amherst History Museum On Saturday, June 27, at 11:00 am. You are invited to waltz through time on the lawn of the Amherst History Museum. A Victorian ballroom dance performance will take place on the front lawn of the Amherst Historical Museum at 67 Amity Street. […]

@Amherst: Peer Relationship Study

Adolescent Social Interaction Study is recruiting 13 to 17 year-old adolescents for a research study conducted by Dr. Julia McQuade at Amherst College. Participating adolescents and their parent will complete a 45-minute assessment at Amherst College that includes an interview and completion of measures assessing social experiences. $30 compensation is provided. For more info, contact […]

AR[T]HS Annual Exhibit, Now thru 6/11

The Amherst Regional High School Art Department and The Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Present: AR[T]HS: An Exhibit of Outstanding Student Artwork from the 2014-2015 Academic Year. The Art Department at Amherst Regional High School is proud to present AR[T]HS, an exhibit of outstanding student artwork from the 2014-2015 academic year. The exhibit will showcase […]

Pancake Breakfast for Puffer’s Pond, 6/6

Save the date for the 24th Annual Pancake Breakfast for Puffer’s Pond. Saturday, June 6, from 8:30 – 11 am All-you-can-eat pancakes & coffee. Multigrain pancakes made from ingredients donated by local farms. And, as usual, we’ll have real maple syrup, live music, fabulous prizes, and tons of community spirit! NEW for 2015: Gluten-free pancakes and local sausages! Mill River Recreation Area, North Amherst Rain […]

Donate Books (or Bike Trailer) to Book Mobile, May 26-June 5

Wildwood is looking for donations to create a Summer Reading Collection for the new Wildwood Book Mobile, coming this summer to a neighborhood near you. Collection Times: May 26-June 5 Drop-Off: “Book Donation” Box in Lobby Looking for: Picture books, Early Readers, Upper Grade Readers, Nonfiction If you are have a bike trailer to donate […]

Excellence in Supporting Special Education, Call for Nominations, 6/1

SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) is currently accepting nominations of individuals who go the extra mile to support our special education community. The Recognition of Excellence in Special Education is an important way for the community to thank those who through dedication, creativity, patience, and determination help students receiving special education to experience success. […]

Auditions for Hampshire Young People’s Chorus, 6/2

HYPC will be holding auditions for new members on June 2 at South Congregational Church (1066 South East Street, Amherst, MA 01002) from 3:30-5:30. HYPC offers children a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere in which to learn healthy vocal technique, develop fundamental music skills and sing a wide range of music from different styles and traditions. […]