Wildwood Family Stories Project

Dear Wildwood Families, As shared in Thursday’s assembly the Wildwood Family Stories Project is now officially launched and has three new interviews conducted by two fifth graders and one fourth grader. Any Wildwood family member can have access to these stories, and ones that are uploaded in the future, by creating a StoryCorps account at this link: wwstrong. By …

Get Outdoors and Play! Traveling Recess Van

Please note this is not a school sponsored event. The Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters and Amherst Recreation are teaming up to provide a “Recess Van,” during the lunch/recess break between the times of 11:30-12:15 from 1/11/2021-1/29/21. The 30 minute activities will be held from approximately 11:40 -12:10. Mondays- Amherst Regional Middle School Tuesdays- Mill River …

Jones Library Virtual Program: Feasting from Your Winter Pantry

Amherst, MA – Looking for ways to make a delicious dinner without last minute trips to the market, especially these days?  Join us for Feasting from Your Winter Pantry: Soul Warming Recipes from Your Pantry, a webinar to be presented by Liz Barbour and hosted by the Jones Library via Zoom on Tuesday, January 26, …

Consider donating gift cards to help families in need.

Take The Pledge & Gift a Gift Card. Consider donating gift cards to help families in need.Support local businesses and help families all at the same time! See details below. Everyone could use some extra help at this time of the year.  A warm take-out meal can make a huge difference after a long day of work, especially …

Wildwood school directories are here

Hello, parents and guardians, we are pleased to announce that the 2020 – 2021 Wildwood school directories are ready for distribution.   We’ll be using the library backpacks to distribute the directories, and work to limit them to just one per family. If your child is not getting a backpack this coming week – beginning Monday …

Massachusetts Athletics – Upcoming Schedule (Dec 10 – Dec 13) – How to Watch & Listen

Due to COVID-19, all schedules (opponent, location, streaming information etc.) are subject to change. For the most up to date schedule information, please visit UMassAthletics.com/Calendar and follow us on Twitter @UMassAthletics for live updates. The health and safety of our student-athletes will always be our top priority. Thursday – December 10 Women’s Basketball at New …

The Wildwood Library/PGO Book Delivery and Pick Up Project The Week of December 14th!

This month students will exchange their NOVEMBER books and backpacks for a backpack with NEW books!  IMPORTANT: You must return library books in your backpack to receive a new backpack** (unless this is your first month in the program). **Not done with all your books?  Please return the books you are done with in the …

Call for Submissions: Dreaming the Future!

The Forbes, Jones, and Lilly libraries are collaborating with UMass’s Feinberg Lecture Series, and we are asking the young people of Western Massachusetts (ages 5-18) to help us envision a future where climate change is mitigated and the world has adapted. The project, Dreaming the Future, asks young people to consider their relationship with the natural world, …

ARPS Warm Winter Coat and Clothing Drive

This winter an unprecedented number of Amherst children need warm outdoor clothing.The Amherst Public Schools (ARPS) Family Center is once again organizing a winter clothing drive with the PGOs’ help. We are looking for donations of new (and gently used) winter coats for over 90 Amherst children, size pre-K through adult. Also needed: snow pants …

Wildwood Family Directory: Stay connected with Classmates

Wildwood families and caregivers,  each year one of the Parent Guardian Organization’s core responsibilities is to publish a school directory. We are doing it again this year but we are delayed.  The directory helps us all stay connected.  It is only distributed among Wildwood families, and, typically, it helps us set up play dates, birthday parties, …

Town of Amherst Seeks Public Input on Block Grant Priorities

Amherst will be making its annual application to receive federal funds administered by the state in the Community Development Block Grant program. These funds are awarded primarily to projects, programs, and services that improve the lives of Amherst’s low and moderate income residents. The CDBG Advisory Committee would like to hear from the community about …

Important Request from the PGO

Hello Wildwood Families Hola Familias de Wildwood (La version en español de este mensaje se encuentra debajo del mensaje en Inglés) Welcome to the Wildwood Parent Guardian Organization (PGO). You are a member of the PGO simply because you have a child that attends Wildwood Elementary School. Our Core PGO is a group of volunteer parents/guardians …

Trivia Bee – Save the Date!

Save The Date! Neither rain, nor sleet, nor a pandemic will stop AEF’s Trivia Bee. MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the 26th Annual AEF Trivia Bee — Virtual Edition: Thursday, October 29th, 2020 6:30-8:00 p.m. hosted by State Representative Mindy Domb! Participation is free, but we encourage donations benefiting the Amherst Education Foundation and our public …

5th Annual Ski and Winter Gear Sale – October 31, 9 am – 2 pm

Under the tent on the lawn of the Amherst History Museum (67 Amity Street – next to the Jones Library), with deals and choices so big – it’s scary! Proceeds benefit the museum. Shoppers can once again choose from a vast selection of new and used downhill, cross-country skis, ski poles, helmets, snowshoes, boots, skates, …

Racial Identity Exploration Book Club

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 …

School Reopening Discussion with APEA teachers union.

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 …

The PVTA Wants Your Input on the Comprehensive Regional Transportation Plan

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, …

WW Library Summer Reading and Book Club

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 …