BPAC Meeting 6/8/2021 7-8 PM: Open to families of English Learners and All ARPS Bilingual Families

6월 8일 오후 7시에서 8시까지를 이중언어 학부모 자문 위원회 회의를 위해 비워 두세요 BPAC 회의 의제 2021년 6월 8일, 토론: BPAC 명칭 변경 언어 접근성 캠페인 최신 정보 SOB 장학금 모금 운동 2021년 학년도 학부모 제안 사항들 ………………………………………………………………………… Reserve la fecha, 8 de junio 7-8 PM Agenda para la reunión de BPAC 8 de junio …

All School PGO Meeting on Technology

This year has brought up so many questions about our students and technology. What is safe? How much screen time is too much? What are the best resources for my students? Please let me know what you would like me to address at our upcoming Technology meeting, where Kathryn Runyan will present some of the ARPS …

Return to In-Person Learning Survey for Elementary Families

Dear Elementary Families: Yesterday, the Amherst and Pelham School Committees unanimously approved the following motion: The School Committee directs the Superintendent to develop and implement a plan for the return of in-person learning, for all students who want it, with grades k-2 returning by April 5, grades 3-6 returning by April 12, and grades 7-12 …

ARPS School Committee Meeting

This coming Tuesday & Wednesday the Amherst-Pelham School Committee will hold two meetings. On Tuesday, they will vote on the proposed school start time change, hear about pooled testing for COVID-19, and discuss returning to in-person learning this Spring.  During the Wednesday meeting, a vote on the return to in-person learning this Spring will be …

Amherst School Committee: Open Meeting of Residents

February 4, 2021 at 6:00PM Join online via Zoom or view on Amherst Media Channel 15 Share your comments, ask questions, and hear from the District, School Committee, and other community members at this open meeting on February 4. Pursuant to Article 8, Section 1, of the Amherst Town Charter, the Amherst School Committee is hosting this …

Virtual Town Hall: Fall 2020 district reopening plan

JOIN US MONDAY, AUGUST 17th FOR TWO VIRTUAL TOWN HALL SESSIONS There will be two virtual Town Hall discussions around the fall 2020 district reopening plan that was submitted to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). There will be an opportunity to ask questions and participate in either or both sessions, simply visit …

National School Breakfast Week, March 2 – 6

On March 3-5, we will be offering free samples of a new recipe:            SunButter Banana Oat at each school, which will be menued as the main breakfast item the following day. Samples will be offered at Amherst Regional Middle School and Pelham Elementary School on Tuesday, March 3,  at Crocker …

WEEKLY TECHNOLOGY TIPS CORNER

TECHNOLOGY USE & YOUR STUDENT WEEKLY TOPIC  ~ DID YOU KNOW? ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT:  your family’s AMOUNT of screen time? being able to enforce household technology TIME LIMITS? The following parent resource, Screenagers, discusses many topics of concern and offers  Parenting Apps ↭ Parenting Tips Please explore SCREENAGERS MOVIE | Growing Up In A Digital …

Special Education Survey Deadline Extended to 3/29

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 …

ARMS volunteer info for 6th grade parents

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:       …

Science Night update

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 …

Save The Date – Listening Sessions Regarding a Proposal and Application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)

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 …

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 …

Request from the new Farm to School grant coordinator

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 …

Please vote in the Florence Bank grant program for the ARPS PGO

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 …

ARPS Warm Winter Coat and Clothing Share

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 …

Baystate Textiles Recycling Program at all ARPS Schools

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 …

ARPS PGO will hold its Fall Public Meeting – 10/24/2018

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 …

Press Release from Fort River School Building Committee Sept. 5 2018

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. …

Introducing the Amherst Boys & Girls Club

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 …

Audition for ALSCT Production of Peter Pan

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 …

Celebrate Amherst Block Party!

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