School Building Project Visioning Sessions

During the month of January 2022, the Amherst Elementary School Educational Visioning Group (EVG) — a group of administrators, teachers, School Building Committee members, parents and community partners—will participate in two Educational Visioning Workshops run by New Vista Design and DiNisco Design. Each workshop will be a collaborative virtual session designed to inform the elementary …

Wildwood After School Yearbook Project

Historically the Wildwood Yearbook has been a PGO project. For the first time, Susan Wells, our school librarian, is offering 6th grade students the opportunity to help create the 2021-2022 yearbook in an after school club!  Please see the permission slip with all the necessary information.  For continuity and convenience,  the after school club will be offered on …

Upcoming Jones Library Events

Virtual Graphic Novel Book Club (ages 8-11) Monday October 25th, 4-4:45 pm ONLINE We’ll discuss The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner, via Zoom. We will also provide a Take & Make activity! To register and learn more, send us an email! kids@joneslibrary.org Virtual Nonfiction Book Club (ages 6-9) Thursday, October 28th, 4-4:45 pm We’ll discuss Migration by Gail Gibbons, via Zoom. We …

Covid Information Session Oct. 6

LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFcFZutrZgQ Esta es una sesión informativa con profesionales médicos locales para discutir una variedad de temas incluyendo el covid-19 y la vacuna. Para participar sólo tienes que seguir el enlace el 10/6 a las 8PM. Si desea una grabación de este evento en español, por favor contacte a Sasha Figueroa en FigueroaS@arps.org.Esta é uma sessão de …

PGO Welcomes YOU

Did you know that YOU are the PGO?Wildwood Elementary School is a wonderful community with vibrant parent/guardian involvement. The Wildwood Parent Guardian Organization (PGO) is a group of volunteer parents/guardians whose mission is to build a strong community among parents, guardians, and staff, supply academic enrichment opportunities, and promote equity for all children. We have …

Free community COVID testing and vaccinations at UMass

UMass will continue this fall to offer free COVID tests for asymptomatic Individuals ages 4 and up. If your family used this service previously, please note that the format has changed a bit. You now pick up a testing kit (or more than one) at a desk in the Campus Center; you (or your student) …

Seasonal Produce Cooking Class – ONLINE, FREE

Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Join the Amherst Survival Center and the Jones Library for a virtual cooking class! Are you wondering what to do with seasonal produce from your Survival Center pantry box, Mobile Food Bank distribution, CSA farm share, local farm stand, or generous neighbor?  Would you like to …

ARHS Presents The Sound of Music this Weekend

It’s here!  ARHS presents The Sound of Music – a fully-outdoor live musical theater production, just in time to celebrate the end of the school year. Come check out the work of scores of actors, techies, and musicians that have built this wonderful show from the ground up.  With nearly 100 student involved, chances are there’s someone you know …

On Saturday, June 19th 2021, for the first time, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will celebrate Juneteenth as an official state holiday.

June 19th or Juneteenth celebrates the day Major General Gordan Granger led US troops into Galveston in 1865 to take over Texas, one of the final hold out states to admit defeat during the Civil War, enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and formally marked the day that all slaves in the United States were freed.Juneteenth is …

The Book Swap will be in the Wildwood Library during the week of June 7th.

Every in-person student will be able to select a FEW new-to-you books during library class. Remote families are invited to attend a special outdoor book swap Monday, June 7th and Tuesday, June 8th from 3:30 – 5:30* *Only remote students and families are invited to participate during these times. Masks must be worn and social …

The Cognitive Neuroscience Group at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is recruiting children between the ages of 8 and 12 years to participate in a research study funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).

*The purpose of the study is to evaluate the learning patterns of children with typical and atypical language development. The study will involve 1 virtual visit via a secured Zoom and 3 in-person visits to the lab. During the visits, children complete a battery of cognitive and language-based assessments, play several games on the computer, …

Amherst Vaccine Clinic Updates, Walk-In Times Available

The Town of Amherst vaccine clinic located at the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk in Amherst, is now offering walk-in clinic times in addition to regularly available appointments for scheduling. All those aged 12 and over who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can be vaccinated. Important Reminders:  If you are uninsured, you can …

Amherst Community Vaccine Clinic- Walk-In Times Available

The Town of Amherst vaccine clinic located at the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk in Amherst, is now offering walk-in clinic times in addition to regularly available appointments for scheduling. All those aged 16 and over who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can be vaccinated.  Important Reminders:  If you are uninsured, you can …

Affordable Housing Lottery: Aspen Heights in Amherst

Overview: Aspen Heights Amherst is a brand-new, 88 unit rental apartment community located in Amherst on 408 Northampton Road. There will be 11 affordable apartments ready for occupancy starting in Summer of 2021. All affordable apartments will be rented to households with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income through this application …

Health Care job training available now

Hello parents and guardians,Amherst Schools’ Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity, and Human Resources, Doreen Cunningham, encourages those of us looking for work coming out of the pandemic to consider these health care jobs, with training provided in part online.  For more information please contact Doreen Cunningham.