Children’s Music Series at Jones Library and School Vacation Week Fun

Information about upcoming programs at the Jones Library during vacation week: Family Movie Matinee & Crafternoon February 20th 2:00-5:00pm in the Woodbury Room From 2:00-3:00 we be crafting a paper collage feast. At 3:00 our movie will start, starring a rat who dreams of becoming a chef. Feed the Birds Drop-in Activity February 21st 3:00-4:00pm […]

Audition For The Pied Piper On 3/4

Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) musical production of THE PIED PIPER Monday, MARCH 4th at the Amherst Middle School Cafeteria from 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm. All those auditioning should arrive at 4:00 pm and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of those cast in the show will be asked to stay […]

Girls on the Run Registration Open Now!

Flyer Text: Girls on the Run Spring 2019 Registration Now Open Girls on the Run inspires 3rd-5th grade girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. NO RUNNING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! Meeting twice weekly, each lesson integrates games and a workout geared towards preparing participants to complete […]

Umass Mini-Minutes: Free Field Hockey Program for all aged 5-13

The registration link is now up for the UMass Mini-Minutes Field Hockey Program!  The program is limited to 140 participants, ages 5-13, so don’t miss out!  Register by clicking here: Also, please share the flyer with your friends, family, and colleagues by following the link below: We look forward to another great spring of […]

Updates from the Wildwood Library

Amherst School Librarians presented at the School Committee meeting. Check out what our library is all about: School Committee Presentation 2019 You can watch the presentation here (we present at 38:30) Students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades are voting for the BEST OF WILDWOOD award. The criteria: Does it have great illustrations? and Is […]

Amherst School Committee Update

January 18, 2019 The Amherst School Committee met last night to hear Dr. Morris’s proposal for getting to consensus on a Statement Of Interest (SOI) application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for aid in either replacing or renovating our aging elementary schools. The presentation reviewed our history of applying to the MSBA over […]

Barefoot and Balanced: Free Lectures at the Hitchcock Center January 17th and 18th

Barefoot and Balanced Lectures with Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Author & TimberNook Founder Angela Hanscom Thursday, January 17, 6pm (snow date: Thursday March 14, 6pm) Friday, January 18, 1:30pm (snow date: Friday, March 15, 1:30pm) Free, registration required Angela Hanscom will present a lecture on her recent book, Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, […]

Presentation on recycling at Jones Library

Recycling 101 Amherst, MA – Learn the basics of household recycling in the town of Amherst on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Woodbury Room at the Jones Library. Are you confused about what you can and cannot recycle? Why are there suddenly so many more recycling rules? What is recycling “contamination”? […]

Do you work at UMass? Do you want an easy way to make a contribution to the Wildwood PGO and help our schools?

The annual UMass-Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) is now underway. The UMACC program lets UMass employees donate to charitable organizations via paycheck, as little as $1 per pay period. The Amherst Regional Public Schools PGO (ARPS PGO), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization consisting of the PGOs for Crocker Farm, Wildwood, the Amherst Middle School, & the […]

Support the ARPS PGO Through AmazonSmile

Doing any online shopping through Amazon during the holidays? Did you know you can earn money for the ARPS PGO with each Amazon purchase. Enroll in this passive fundraising to earn money for the Amherst/Amherst Regional School PGOs while you shop! AMAZON SMILE Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at and Amazon donates […]

Annual 2-Day Ski and Winter Gear Sale

he Amherst Historical Society’s Third Annual 2-Day Ski and Winter Gear Sale Friday, January 4th, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, January 5th 9 am-2pm in downtown Amherst at the Pacific Lodge, located at 99 Main Street, next door to the police station. The sale transforms the hall inside of the Pacific Lodge into a ski market stocked with hundreds of […]

Thank you to the entire Wildwood Community!

We made it! Together, we raised a whopping $4,885 for our Giving Tuesday fundraising event! This incredible generosity is a testament to the commitment Wildwood families have toward public school education. Thanks to your generosity, the Wildwood PGO will be able to support teachers and staff, and fund exciting projects that enrich the educational experience […]

Natasha Lowe and our 1st 4th Grade MakerSpace Play Day!

A message from our librarian Ms Susan Wells: “Natasha Lowe returned to play 31 games made by our talented 4th graders bringing her book The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel to life!  We read the book during 4th grade lunch, Natasha Lowe visited with each 4th grade class and brainstormed with our students, students brought their ideas […]

Seeking Old Umbrellas

The Wildwood Arts Team needs approximately 5 umbrellas to repair the dragon for the lunar new year parade. They don’t need to be in good shape as long as they open. Drop them off in the office marked for Susan Wells or bring them to the wildwood library. Questions can be addressed to Susan Wells […]

AEF Stars in Our School

Are you looking for ways to celebrate your child’s favorite teachers during this season? At the Amherst Education Foundation, we are excited to announce the return of Stars in Our Schools! Make a donation in an educator’s name, and they will receive a card indicating that you supported AEF in their honor. Stars in Our Schools is a […]

DOE Seeks Input on Proposed Charter School Expansion

The Department of Education is seeking public input on the proposed expansion of the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley. The proposal would increase the maximum allowed enrollment to 952 students.  Input can be sent to the Commissioner and Board of Education at on or before Monday December 3rd, 2018.