Books or Bust

This week, Wildwood parents and caregivers through the PGO assisted librarian Susan Wells in getting books out to the kids. If the kids can’t come to the books, then the books can come to them! This is the first of a monthly give and take of books back and forth from the Wildwood library to […]

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 […]

Trivia Bee: Costume Photo Contest

Just in time for Halloween, the Amherst Education Foundation Trivia Bee tradition of wearing creative costumes to the event continues!   Since we are virtual this year, we suggest that teams take selfies and send them to us ahead of the event, indicating the name of their team in the email. Due to COVID, team photos […]

Project Earth!

Come, Come! Be part of our story: Multi-Arts invites you to our virtual presentation of “Project Earth”, a humorous and entertaining story full of imagination about what our world will be in the year 3,000. There is hope! With doable actions we can change the direction our planet is heading. This show will be performed […]

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 […]

Class Parents Needed!

2020 Dear Parents/Guardians: First of all, thank you so much to the many parents who have already volunteered to be class parents! You help in making Wildwood a welcoming place where all students can learn is immeasurable, especially this year.  I help teachers across the grade levels to find class parents who volunteer to facilitate […]

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 […]

2019-2020 Digital Yearbook Has Arrived!

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 […]

Ceara Yahn → K-6 Art Teacher

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 […]

A Letter from the PGO

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 […]

Virtual Multicultural Fair / End of Year Picnic – Wednesday June 17 at 5:30 PM

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 runyank@arps.org.  RECORDATORIO. FERIA MULTICULTURAL Y PICNIC DE FIN […]

Joint Statement from Town of Amherst Officials

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 […]

Free Crisis Counseling Available

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 […]

Be Counted! Participate in the Census Today

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 […]

#KidLit4BlackLives Rally

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 needs volunteers

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.

Spring Cleaning? You can Still Recycling Clothes, Shoes & Linens at Wildwood!

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 […]

ARMS volunteer info for 6th grade parents

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 […]