At the request of an interested parent, the Crocker Farm PGO is hosting a book club whose mission is to explore racial identity as well as to provide a space for BIPOC community voices to discuss their experiences. We would like to invite all Amherst school community members to participate who are interested. The book […]
The APEA teacher union wants to invite families to a discussion about reopening school. (Not a district-sponsored event. And there will be Spanish translation.) It’s for Sunday, Aug 9 4-5. We miss your students and want to see them in person, but do have concerns about that. What are your concerns, ideas and hopes? Register […]
Have a great summer everyone!
Check out the Wildwood Online Learning Library website for important information: Click here to enter Sora to borrow these important books to have discussions about race and racism. You need to sign into Sora with your child’s ARPS email address.
The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) is updating its Comprehensive Regional Transportation Plan and is seeking input from you! To gain a better understanding of the region’s current and future transportation needs, the PVTA created a mobile-friendly survey and is currently soliciting opinions from the public. Funding for service improvements often takes years to secure, […]
Summer Book Club For rising 1st and 2nd graders Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 pm Beginning on June 23 Dear Wildwood Families:Wildwood Library Summer Reading Lists are HERE! Find Summer Reading recommendations from picture books to upper grade fiction and nonfiction on ourWildwood Library Summer Reading Website. I hope students will join us for our Summer […]
Dear Wildwood Families:The Wildwood PGO is proud to present The 2019-2020 Wildwood Digital Yearbook. In this unprecedented time, we felt it important that our Wildwood students have the ability to reflect and reminisce about this school year. Things to remember: This is a protected website. Only people with ARPS email and specific viewing permission can […]
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 […]
Dear Wildwood parent community, The mission of the Wildwood PGO has always been to provide equity and access to enhanced educational opportunities for all families in our community. We support and empathize with the experience of feeling many complex emotions at this difficult time. We know how hard it can be to have conversations with […]
Nick will be sending out a link for the live stream event this week. Please visit the Multicultural Fair website for details: https://sites.google.com/arps.org/ww-online-learning-opportuniti/multicultural-fair?authuser=0Please contribute your Fashion Show photos by June 14 by filling out the form here . Sixth graders can submit their Virtual Dunk videos here by emailing Kathryn Runyan at firstname.lastname@example.org. RECORDATORIO. FERIA MULTICULTURAL Y PICNIC DE FIN […]
We are haunted by the searing vision of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on a subdued man’s neck, as other officers watched the man die. We witnessed Mr. George Floyd’s pleas for help be ignored by the very people who are trained to help and assist. We are haunted, too, by the knowledge that this […]
Dear WW Families, We wanted to let you know about a resource that has become available in response to the pandemic. MassSupport Network provides free community outreach and support services to youth and adults statewide. This “Crisis Counseling Program” is a partnership between the MA Department of Health and Riverside Trauma Center and is funded by […]
Every 10 years, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the federal government undertakes a census of the U.S. population to determine the allocation of seats held by each state in the House of Representatives. An accurate census count is also vital to obtain federal funding for projects in Amherst and the region. Each home received […]
Kidlit and The Brown Bookshelf hosted a virtual rally for kids, families and educators. Over 15,000 people streamed it live last night. It was moving, beautiful, inspiring and hard to watch. It is being shared with you in the hopes that you will take the time to watch it. Our students will recognize and enjoy […]
The PGO has several key positions open that need to be filled for the 2020-2021 School year, no experience required. Volunteer Outreach Coordinator Communications Coordinator Class Parent Coordinator Real World Experiences Coordinator Website Coordinator Blog Content Providers Position descriptions and how to volunteer.
Dear WW families: Today, Jenny and I are writing to you as volunteers. We are working together to create a Wildwood 2019-2020 digital yearbook* for our students! We are working hard to provide the joy the yearbook brings to our students during this difficult time. The WW yearbook will not be a print yearbook like […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Hello Artists and Art Enthusiasts, LSSE with the Town of Amherst is announcing a Kids Art Contest. We are looking for art that is inspired by all the helpers we see around us during this strange time in our lives. We want to show the helpers how much they mean to us with a lively […]
The Town of Amherst is designing a playground for the children ofAmherst, to be located in Kendrick Park. The Planning Department, LSSEand DPW staff are working together to prepare a design, with input fromthe public. During the summer of 2019 the Town of Amherst applied for aPARC grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was […]
Just over two weeks ago, the ARPS PGOs (parent guardian organizations) launched this fundraiser to ensure that all Amherst and Amherst Regional public school students have home wifi access during the school shutdown. We have now raised enough to cover the costs not only for the rest of this school year, but for next year […]
There will be a virtual SEPAC meeting on 5/1/20 at 9:00 am. The agenda will be: Executive Board Meeting Agenda, Approve Minutes, Impacts of School Closure for Special Education (Questions encouraged), Delivery of services as outlined on IEP’s, Scheduling and logistics of IEP team meetings, Extended School Year (summer programming for SpEd), Nominations for SEPAC Board […]
In addition to all the amazing resources on the Wildwood Library page ( thanks Ms. Wells!) and the ARPS library page, we wanted to share with you that all residents 13 and older in MA are eligible for a free Boston Public Library electronic card. This is an incredible resource that gives our students (and you!) […]
The Amherst Elementary School Gardens Program invites you to help grow our first community garden – intrigued ? Find details and sign up here!
Just 2 weeks ago the ARPS PGO organized a fundraiser to provide home wifi access for all Amherst public school students during the school shutdown. They are thrilled that the community has responded so quickly and generously to their request and have now expanded the fundraising campaign to ensure that our students have home internet […]