National Volunteer Week, 4/12-18

According to the Points of Light website, “National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, 2015, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.” Locally, there many ways to volunteer within the Amherst community. Begin by perusing the following websites: Town of Amherst: Volunteer UMASS: Amherst Survival Center […]

Mark’s Meadow Summer Program 2015

Art, Modern Music, and Drama! This summer, students will work with different media and learn about different artists and art forms. Students emulate art forms and works or create from their own imagination using various different media. Students play, write and learn modern songs, styles and techniques with theory leveled to the student’s ability. Focus […]

Save the Date: AEF Spring Sprint, 5/9

Amherst Education Foundation ( is non-profit organization committed to promoting students’ educational equity, supporting diversity, stimulating excellence, and mobilizing broad community support for the public schools of Amherst, Leverett, Pelham, and Shutesbury. Each year, AEF raises money from the community to support strategic initiatives in our schools. One of our biggest fundraisers is the Spring […]

@AmherstCinema: The Land Before Time, 4/4

Meet dinosaurs Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky and Petrie, and follow them on their first journey together – an exciting quest to find the lush, legendary Great Valley. Along the way, the prehistoric pals overcome many challenges and learn the value of teamwork and friendship. After the great success of AN AMERICAN TAIL, directed by Don […]

Transportation Task Force Meeting, 4/8

The Amherst Transportation Plan Task Force will be hosting two public meetings on Wednesday, April 8th, to present the Draft Transportation Plan at the Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting Room at 121 North Pleasant Street. There will be two opportunities for people to attend: 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. for those who are in town at that […]

LSSE Youth Activities, Spring 2015

This spring brings some exciting opportunities for kids at LSSE, starting soon. To learn about forthcoming youth programs (instructional, performing arts, sports, visual arts and camps): Our perennially popular drama teacher, Becca Greene-Van Horn, continues to hold her improvisation classes for kids. ‘Youth Improv’ starts April 7, and ‘Gods, Goddesses, and Percy Jackson’ starts […]

African-American Achievement Night, Nominations Due 4/1

African-American Achievement Awards Night was initiated in 2012 to honor all students who identify as African American or Black who perform to their greatest individual abilities. African American Achievement Awards Night provides an opportunity for the community to celebrate student success. If you would like to nominate a student, please complete the nomination form and […]

Wildwood PGO & ARPS, Important Dates & Info

Now thru April 17: Wildwood Brown Envelope Fundraiser (please support) March 23-April 14: MCAS Testing – English Language Arts, Grades 3-6 (click for details) March 25: Wildwood ES Math Night, THIS WEDNESDAY 5:30-7:30pm April 3: No School June 22: Last Day of School Family Math Night: Count Me In! Wildwood Elementary School presents a Title […]

*Volunteers Needed* for Math Night, 3/25

Math Night 2015 is this Wednesday and your help is needed, especially with guiding families and sharing potluck food items. Help is also needed to sign people in, direct people to activities, and with a few fun math stations. Please sign up today! click on link below and sign-up for something that works well for you: Questions? […]

CARNIVAL: Juntos We Play, 3/26

Juntos We Play is a special outreach program sponsored by the ARPS Family Center and community partners. Parents/guardians who attend are introduced to the services provided at the ARPS Family Center. The Family Center shares tools with adults to build a positive school experience while children engage in activities with their staff and interns. Games, […]

PGO Coffee with School Committee Candidates, 3/27 [CANDIDATE VIDEOS]

Please join other ARPS Elementary Parents/Guardians for coffee with the Amherst School Committee candidates (& Crocker Farm Principal Mr. Shea!) Talk with candidates & hear their ideas for our schools. Hot coffee, freshly baked goods, conversation. Small children welcome. Coffee hosted by the Crocker Farm PGO. Questions? Date/Time: Friday, March 27, 8:50am/ Viernes, 27 […]

@AmherstCinema: The Adventures of Prince Achmed, 3/21

Saturday, March 21 at 10:00am The world’s first fully animated feature film remains one of the most stunning examples of the form. The story of Prince Achmed from The Arabian Nights is gorgeously portrayed with silhouetted paper cutouts, painstakingly animated frame by frame. Thrilling, sensuous and dazzling, Prince Achmed will enthrall children and film enthusiasts of all […]