Dear Parents/Guardians of Students with Special Education Services, This year the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District hired an independent consulting firm, Public Consulting Group (PCG) to conduct a survey of our special education services. The purpose of this survey is to follow up on the survey previously conducted by this firm and is part of our […]
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: […]
We are happy to announce the scheduling of the first Amherst-wide Science Night to be held the evening of April 10th at Amherst Regional Middle School. This will be an evening of demonstrations and activities with scientific professionals from our community with topics ranging from astronomy and biochemistry to material science and zoology. We are […]
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 […]
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 […]
ARPS has a new food website. Parents can sign up to have the lunch menu emailed weekly. The harvest for the month for January is apples. The website can be accessed at http://www.amherstfood.com/.
Greetings, I’m Vicki Van Zee, the new Farm to School grant coordinator. We are in need of a few interested volunteers to help us with the current planning stage of the grant. Could you please put the following info in your next newsletter? Thanks much and if you have any questions, please […]
Each year, Florence Bank gives away $100,000 to community non-profits through its Community Choice grants program. Florence Bank customers vote for the non-profit of their choice & all non-profits getting at least 50 votes receive a grant. The non-profits receiving the most votes get up to $5,000(!) through this program. In 2017, the ARPS PGO […]
Help everyone stay warm this winter! The Amherst schoolparent & guardian organizations (PGOs) are collecting winter coats & other warm outerwear for students (preK through 12th grade) & families. We are seeking donations of clean, gently-used winter outerwear: in ALL sizes (especially student sizes) * coats * snow pants * snow boots * hats * jackets * gloves/mittens *scarves * snowsuits CROCKER FARM ELEMENTARY 280 West Street, 413-362-1600 Collection: Now until November 26th in the lobby & at the preschool entrance Distribution: November 27th & 28th (school […]
Now you can drop your clothing and other textiles in any condition into collection bins located at each school. Convenient and easy! The collections are weighed weekly and each school’s PGO will receive a check based on the bulk weight. Help the Wildwood PGO earn FREE CASH while also helping our planet Earth by up-cycling […]
The ARPS PGO will hold its Fall Public Meeting on October 24th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Works. Following is the Agenda: Introductions Individual School Updates Election of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Officer Taxes and State Filings (including new rep payee) Group Fundraisers UMACC (United Way) Giving Tuesday Florence Bank Amazon Smile […]
Your are invited to the Basic Rights Workshop hosted by the APRS SEPAC on Monday, October 22nd from 6-8 PM in the ARHS Library.
Over the summer, the Fort River School Building Committee has continued to make progress with its feasibility study. The results of the indoor air quality study performed by ATC Group Services of West Springfield showed that the levels of asbestos, bacteria, mold, and radon are within acceptable levels and similar to or below background/outside concentrations. […]
The Amherst Boys & Girls Club is dedicated to making a difference in your life by giving you access to great programs, activities, and social experiences in a fun and structured environment. Our Club is open to all young adults, ages 9-18, looking for a place where they can meet up with other kids to […]
Once again, Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater (ALSCT) is creating a fabulous, large-scale musical, with lavish sets and costumes, a full live orchestra, and enthusiastic audiences fill the 600-seat UMass Bowker Auditorium for nine performances in January. This year, we’ll be presenting PETER PAN, the beloved Broadway musical that has transfixed audiences for over one hundred years. We’re excited […]
Join the fun and Celebrate Amherst! September 20th from 5 – 9 pm North Pleasant Street in Amherst Live Music • Street Food • Show Circus Acrobats • Entertainers • Dancers • UMass & Amherst College Basketball Teams • Children’s Activities • Community Learn more here: amherstdowntown.com • New BP Poster 2018 B
Recognize teachers and staff at the end of the year with a gift in their honor! Now is the time to let teachers and staff members know how much your appreciate their hard work, expertise, care, and dedication. You can strengthen our schools with a tax-deductible gift to Amherst Education Foundation (AEF) in a teacher’s […]
Calling all incoming Middle School parents to be a part of the Middle School PGO. We are going to have a transition meeting one evening during the first week of June, so that the current PGO can download all of our knowledge to the future PGO, and so we can try to fill some of […]
Do you know of someone (student, parent, staff, community member, etc.) who you would like to recognize for their dedication, creativity, patience, and determination in helping students who receive special education to experience success? The Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools SEPAC encourages you to nominate such excellence in our learning community so that we may all publicly […]
For More Information, Contact: Jonathan Salvon, Fort River School Building Committee, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org On May 2, the Fort River School Building Committee released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Fort River Elementary School Feasibility Study. The Building Committee will receive applications from architectural design teams interested in working with the Committee to provide the […]
Please support us on Tuesday May 1 for #VALLEY GIVES & BROWN ENVELOPE FUNDRAISER Your generous, tax-deductible gift to the Wildwood Parent Guardian Organization will help support equity and enrichment at Wildwood. The funds we raise provide curriculum-enhancing opportunities for our children and support dedicated staff. DONATE ONLINE AT: http://valley-gives.org/organizations/wiildwood-parent-guardian-organization OR MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: WILDWOOD PGO […]
This week, the ARPS PGO was awarded a Community Choice Grant of $1413.00 from Florence Bank. The money will be used to support PGO initiatives within our member schools. Thank you to all who voted for us. Congrats to the almost 60 nonprofits in our community who also received grants through this annual program. Since […]
Dear ARPS Parents and Guardians: In the wake of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, school safety and advocacy have been on all of our minds. Many of you are aware of a national advocacy effort planned for March 14. Please visit these links for a letter outlining our school safety efforts and our plans for […]
Basic Rights in Special Education. Monday March 12, 2018 @ 5:00 PM, ARHS Library. Please mark your calendars and join us for this informative workshop for parents and professionals. RSVP to SEPAC@ARPS.org or call (413) 687-4255. Derechos básicos en educación especial. Lunes 12 de marzo de 2018 @ 5:00 PM, Biblioteca de ARHS. Por favor marque sus calendarios […]
Join Amherst Education Foundation for an evening of celebration, fun, and food as we honor the 9 principals from the Amherst Regional and Union 28 schools along with our community champion Florence Bank. Our principal honorees are: Mark Jackson, Patty Bode, Diane Chamberlain, Derek Shea, Lisa Desjarlais, David Slovin, Margot Lacey, Jackie Mendonsa, and Nick […]
Meet the Candidates for School Committee! at the next Wildwood PGO Meeting, Tuesday Mar 6, 2018 6:00pm-7:15pm 6pm Candidates for Amherst School Committee, Kerry Spitzer, Ben Herrington, and Allison McDonald will each give a brief speech and then answer your questions in preparation for the town-wide election on March 27th. 7-7:15pm PGO Updates and Meet & Greet
Meeting Sponsored by the Wildwood PGO When: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 6 p.m.-7:15 pm. Where: Wildwood Elementary School Library What: Come meet the School Committee Candidates: Ben Herrington, Kerry Spitzer, Allison McDonald Candidates will give a brief speech and then answer questions from the audience. Join us!
We had a snow day on the planned early release day on Wednesday Feb 7, the early release has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 28. Please mark your calendars. Also, we have had three school closings so far, making the current last day of school June 19.
ALSCT and Missoula Children’s Theater brings two professional actor/directors to Amherst to stage an original, fill-scale musical production with local cast members in grades K-12 in ONLY ONE WEEK Auditions Monday March 5th, 4:15PM at the ARMS cafeteria Performances March 10th, 1:30PM and 4:00PM a the ARMS auditorium. Tickets $5/$8 View Flyer