Amherst Community Cleanup Day

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 […]

Screenagers Viewings

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 […]

Amherst Education Foundation is seeking new board members

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 […]

Daffodil Run 4/28/19

  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 […]

Three Minute Thesis Competition

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 […]

RSVP for Family Math Night on Thursday, March 21

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 Call for Volunteers

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 […]

Save the date for Math Night on Thursday March 21, 2019

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 […]

Volunteers needed for Math Night

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 […]

ARMS volunteer info for 6th grade parents

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:       […]

PIED PIPER PERFORMANCES!

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 […]

National School Breakfast Week March 4th – 8th!

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, […]

Save the Date: Listening Sessions Regarding a Proposal and Application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)

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 […]

Fort River School Building Committee Feasibility Study: Two Opportunities to Learn More!

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 […]

AEF Spring Celebration Date Change

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 […]

Save The Date – Listening Sessions Regarding a Proposal and Application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)

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 […]