Consider joining the PGO Core Team as the Treasurer! Any questions or applications can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amherst and Pelham are exploring regionalizing their PK-6 elementary schools. Attend a public forum to learn about the Regional School District Planning Board’s work to date, and give your feedback: Monday 4/22 at 7pm at the Middle School Library Thursday 4/25 at 7pm at Pelham Elementary More info available at bit.ly/APRegion.
Amherst Ballet presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream April 26th and 27th at the Academy of Music at 7:30 pm featuring the Amherst High School Symphonic Orchestra. Tickets are available at the Academy of Music box office. http://www.amherstballet.org/performances.html
The 28th Annual Amherst Invitational is May 11-12. Come to Amherst Regional High School and Middle School to see 32 top teams compete in this exciting tournament. Games generally run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free, with food and merchandise available for purchase. Check out the Facebook page for news and update.
The Town of Amherst is hosting a Community Cleanup on Saturday, May 4th from 9AM-11AM. There will be three meeting locations throughout the Town, each will have an area captain stationed to organize and assist volunteers. Several Town Councilors will be serving as area captains. We will provide collection bags for trash and recycling and […]
SATURDAY, APRIL 27th 10 AM – 4 PM TOWN COMMON Join us for a day of family fun, education and entertainment. The Sustainability Festival is in its tenth year and is bigger and better than ever! There is literally something for everyone with over 100 vendors of renewable energy, energy efficiency product suppliers, advocacy groups […]
Have you heard about the new Fort River Dual Language program starting in Kindergarten next fall? Drop in Conversations are available 0n April 5th, 12th and 26th from 9 – 10 am at Fort River School. More information available on the ARPS website.
Mark your calendars for viewings of Screenagers at Wildwood April 30th at 6 PM and on May 1st for students in grades 4, 5, and 6. All will be invited to watch the documentary and participate in a discussion afterward. The evening viewing is recommended for students in 4th grade and up as it deals […]
In April and early May the Jones Library has lots of fun Star Wars activities leading up to 4th annual May the 4th Be With You celebration of all things Star Wars. This year following their crafts and activities on May the 4th they’ll be showing the movie Solo. A few of these events require advance registration but many are […]
It’s that time of the year again! Registration for Splash! Spring 2019 is NOW OPEN. Amherst Splash is a one day event where middle and high school students take classes taught by Amherst College students. This year, Splash! will be held on April 20, 2019 from 9am to 4pm.We are thrilled to debut a great course catalog that […]
AEF gives approximately $30,000 in grants to our public schools every year. We are seeking Board members who are dedicated to our mission of supporting our regional public schools in providing a challenging and enriching educational experience that maximizes the learning potential of everystudent and prepares them to succeed in the 21stcentury. AEF’s all volunteer […]
The 9th Annual Daffodil Run is a festive Springtime 5K run/walk or 10K run to support Big Brother/Big Sisters, taking place on Sunday, April 28, 2019. This event draws over 1,000 people to Kendrick Park in downtown Amherst. The Daffodil Run started nine years ago as a fundraiser for CHD’s Big Brothers Big Sisters […]
UMass-Amherst brings their Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition to the Jones Library on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Woodbury Room. Graduate students at UMass-Amherst conduct exciting research on a variety of timely topics, from food safety to improved water delivery systems to election reform. UMass’s Three Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate […]
The graphic novel book club will meet 2 weeks in a row —first on April 2nd at the Jones Library to discuss Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol and create our own mini comics, and then on April 9th we’ll meet at the Carle to tour the special exhibit “Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of […]
Wildwood Elementary School Presents a Title 1 and PGO Sponsored Family Math Night. We are all Mathematicians! Thursday March 21, 2019 5:45 – 7:30 pm* “Play and Take” Math Games Pizza dinner in the cafeteria: 5:45-6:15 Math games in rooms around school: 6:15-7:15 Grand prize raffle in the Gymnasium: 7:15-7:30 RSVP by Monday March 18th *Buses will pick up at […]
Fresh Air Fund provides summer experiences for low-income children from New York City, and they rely on volunteer host families to open their hearts and homes to children who might not otherwise be able to enjoy a summer away. With your help, we hope to send more Fresh Air children to the Pioneer Valley on […]
On Thursday March 21st, Wildwood is having it’s 7th Annual Family Math Night! Pizza, Math games, and Bus transportation will be available again as in previous years. NEW this year: Our 5th & 6th grade students have created MATH games in the MAKERSPACE and these will have their debut at our Family-fun event! Our Games’ Volunteer Team includes members […]
In a few short weeks, on March 21st, Wildwood will host Math Night. This is a school-sponsored event, but relies on several PGO volunteers to make it successful. Elizabeth Pretel and Mila Sherman have been working hard to organize this event and have created a sign-up sheet online. Please visit using the link below and sign-up […]
Message from the ARMS PGO for 6th grade parents & guardians: We are looking forward to your families joining ARMS in the fall, and wanted to share information about volunteer activities organized by the Amherst Regional Middle School (ARMS) Parent Guardian Organization. We hope you will consider getting involved. Our current year activities have included: […]
A group of students from UMass Amherst are offering free Italian lessons (activities, songs, fun) for kids at the Jones Library in Amherst on Tuesdays from 4-5pm. Would you please publicize this however you see fit? I’m also attaching a flyer to this email. Please feel free to contact me (or have parents contact me) […]
It’s almost showtime! THE PIED PIPER Performance What do you do when your town is overrun by rats? You call THE PIED PIPER! On Saturday, March 9th, take a trip to Hamelin Town with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, as over 50 local students present THE PIED PIPER, an original musical adaptation of this classic tale. This original musical […]
Come help us celebrate National School Breakfast Week next week (March 4-8, 2019) at your child’s elementary school. This event highlights how eating a nutritious breakfast helps students “Fuel Up for Success” in the classroom and beyond. Studies have shown that children who eat a nutritious breakfast are better able to learn, have better attendance, […]
The Art Room needs donations of magazines and catalogs for collage projects! Any type of magazine/catalog would be great, as long as (1) the content is school appropriate and (2) the paper is high enough quality (thin, see-through pages won’t hold up for collages). Donations can be dropped off in the art room.
Get details of the current proposal for state aid to build a new school for Amherst, and participate in a facilitated discussion to share your thoughts. Mark your calendars–more information to come soon! Amherst Town Councilors and Amherst School Committee members will be present at each of these meetings. Remaining sessions: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6: 4:00-6:00 […]
Over the fall, the Fort River School Building Committee has continued to make progress with its feasibility study. The designers, TSKP Studio, have been attending the committee’s meeting and have come up with a series of design proposals for Fort River that encompass a wide range of options: new construction, different degrees of addition renovation […]
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Please make note of the DATE CHANGE for our Spring Event! The new date is Thursday, May 30, 2019.It’s the party of the season, and we don’t want you to miss it! AEF honors YOU, our generous supporters, as we celebrate 25 years of support for our elementary and regional public schools.* Join us to raise a glass as we […]
Correction on the time 9:30 to 11:30 Come out and play! Teams forming now for Spring 2019 for 8 – 12-year-olds. Practices: 6-7:30pm Monday, Wednesday; Friday 9:00-10:30am Saturday Register online by March 10th http://www.amherstyouthlacrosse.org
Baseball and Softball for boys and girls ages 5 to 16 who live or go to school in Amherst, Hadley, Pelham, Shutesbury, Leverett, and Sunderland. Indoor spring training starts on March 9th, season runs from April to Mid-June. To register and for additional information: http://www.amherstbaseball.org
Get details of the current proposal for state aid to build a new school for Amherst, and participate in a facilitated discussion to share your thoughts. Mark your calendars–more information to come soon! Amherst Town Councilors and Amherst School Committee members will be present at each of these meetings. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: 3:30-5:30 P.M. AT […]