The Wildwood Book Swap

We are collecting books for NOW! Please place gently used books in the BLUE BOOK SWAP boxes by the front doors of Wildwood School. The Book Swap will be the week of June 7th.  EVERY STUDENT will receive several “new-to-you-books” to take home and keep, a donation is not required. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1abDPshXLc0AER7oyfB-U7P8ynfh8MZhcrILNPv9oT1k/edit?usp=sharing Intercambio de libros en …

Multi-Arts is proud to invite children to a free workshop for a better world: Arts for Change with Multi-Arts for children 8-12 years old

Join us on a journey to self-discovery! Through art, games, and theater we will unleash our power to become the change we want to see in the world. This workshop will give children the chance to explore what makes them unique, while also learning about others and how to stand up for social justice. By …

BPAC Linguistic Heritage Month Events

The month of April is Linguistic Heritage Month! The Bilingual Parents Advisory Council wants to help our community acknowledge and celebrate this important aspect of our community’s identity and diversity. We have created a list of activities to help highlight our collective linguistic heritage and would be excited for you to share the attached information …

Wildwood Library Announcements!

Book Backpacks are for remote students (students who will not physically return to the school building this spring) Pick up: WEDNESDAY, April 7th or THURSDAY, April 8th between 3:30*-5:30.  *Please note pick-up begins at 3:30! In-person school does not end until 3:10 – anticipate delays in the parking lot. Delivery: Bus Delivery/Home Delivery will be …

On the Same Page – Amherst joins NEA Big Read: Pocumtuck Valley

Amherst, MA – The Jones Library celebrates its ninth On the Same Page community reading program by joining with the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA) and 40 other organizations and businesses in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties in the National Endowment for the Arts NEA Big Read:  Pocumtuck Valley program as we read and explore …

SPRING Wildwood Library/PGO BOOK BACKPACKS Important DATES!

The whole world is CRAZY but one thing is CERTAIN:  Your WW Library BOOK BACKPACK! Only REMOTE students will continue to receive BOOK BACKPACKS.  In-person students will have in-person check out time in the WW Library. APRIL backpacks will be ready Wednesday, April 7th MAY backpacks will be ready Wednesday, May 12th JUNE BOOK SWAP …

MARCH – Wildwood Library/PGO Book Delivery and Pick Up Project

Wildwood Library/PGO Book Delivery and Pick Up Project   The Week of MARCH 1st IMPORTANT: Our MARCH backpack will be essential for our MARCH ASSEMBLY: WILDWOOD READS on Friday, March 5th at 10:40 AM.  Your student will need a PHYSICAL BOOK for the DROP EVERYTHING AND READ (DEAR) time! Pick Up at Wildwood School:  If you …

A Leader of Women’s Suffrage, Lucy Stone, Transports Audiences back in Time!

The Jones Library and The Friends of the Jones Libraries Present: History At PlayTM, LLC’s Critically Acclaimed One-Woman Performance. Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment in the United States Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – 7:00 PM ET  Free and Open to the Public -VIA LIVESTREAM DIRECT TO YOU!  Amherst, MA – History At PlayTM, LLC …

Wildwood Library/PGO Book Delivery and Pick Up Project for March

The Week of MARCH 1st IMPORTANT: Our MARCH backpack will be essential for our MARCH ASSEMBLY: WILDWOOD READS on Friday, March 5th at 10:40 AM.  Your student will need a PHYSICAL BOOK for the DROP EVERYTHING AND READ (DEAR) time! Pick Up at Wildwood School:  If you chose “pick up,” come to the front doors …

Amherst Art for Clean Energy Project

The Amherst Sunrise Movement and ARHS juniors Elaine Wu and Rebekah Hong have created a project called Amherst Art for Clean Energy.  The goal of the project is to put together a student anthology of visual or written art inspired by nature or environmental action. ARPS students ages 5-18 are invited to submit their work.  Once compiled, the anthology will …

After school science/engineering opportunity for 5th and 6th graders!

t is the year 2040. Astronauts traveled from Earth to Jupiter in a space station equipped with a vehicle that will travel to Jupiter’s moon of Europa to launch a probe into the ice moon. Its goal is to dive deep into the massive water ocean underneath the ice sheets studied by the Europa Clipper …

The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities

Amherst, MA – Intrigued by gargoyles in architecture?  Join us for The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges and Universities, an event to be hosted by the Jones Library via Zoom on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent …

Eighth annual African-American Read-In

Wildwood will be hosting its eighth annual African-American Read-In, this Wednesday, February 3th. This day, which takes place nationally during Black History month, is a way to recognize and celebrate the stories, books and poetry of African-American authors. The idea for an African American Read-In Day was started by the National Council of Teachers of …

What are your children doing this February Vacation?

February 15-19 Join Virtual Multi-Arts for an adventure into the ARTS Fun. Creative. Engaging. You will have at home a happy child Now your children will be able to sign up for one activity, for two activities, or for “All-you-can-Have” Our selection runs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Art – Puppet Party – Book …

Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials

Amherst, MA – As we begin to think about planning our gardens this year, it’s a good time to consider the benefits of adding plants that attract birds, butterflies, and bees.   Learn how to do just that by joining us for Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials, a webinar to be hosted by the …

Help us tailor Multi-Arts vacation program to your needs

Help us tailor Multi-Arts vacation program to your needs, an online program that supports your children and your family during this February 15-19 School Vacation. We want children to have the pleasure to experience ARTS in all its manifestations.  To give a voice to their inner self,  To give them confident,  To provide them with the ability to appreciate themselves, and realize the beauty in their beings. Let us …

Unicorns, Mermaids AND Cookbooks!

Hello Wildwood readers and their families!  Ms. Wells sent along these pictures of all the NEW books, purchased by the WW PGO, which are ready for the January book backpacks. They include all the popular titles, unicorns, mermaids AND cookbooks! January distribution of backpacks begins on the 25th this month, so get ready!

BOOK BACKPACKS from WW Library The Week of January 25th!

Pick Up at Wildwood School:  TUESDAY, January 26th or WEDNESDAY, January 27th between 3:00 and 5:30. Don’t forget your backpack to exchange. Neighborhood Deliveries: We have 5 dedicated drivers who will contact your family and let you know when to be ready for the backpack exchange.  SCHOOL BUS DELIVERY to the apartment complexes Tuesday OR …

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, …

Join Multi-Arts Spanish Through the Arts

We are happy to offer our successful Spanish Through the Arts again this winter session. Children will learn Spanish using music, art and theater, making it fun and enjoyable.  Children can choose Monday 5:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday 3:30-5:00 p.m. or both days. We will meet for 10 weeks. Thursday Theater class we will culminate in a final show in which …