Are you interested in art? Wildwood Elementary School Art Studio needs help in the next few weeks!

1. Wednesday, June 6: We need a few “maker-oriented” folks to help put a mosaic together with a visiting mosaic artist between 12 and 6:00 PM (you do not need to come for the whole time; any time you can donate would be very helpful). 2. Monday, June 11 or Tuesday, June 12: We need help grouting the murals. Time as […]

2018-2019 AEF Excellence Grants Announcement

Heading into its 25th year, the Amherst Education Foundation announces its Excellence Grants for the 2018-19 academic year.  Totaling $29,000.00, the grants are spread across the Amherst Elementary Schools, the Amherst Regional Middle School, and the Amherst Regional High School. Of particular interest to elementary families is the winning proposal from Jennifer Reese, Elementary Science and Garden Coordinator: ELEMENTARY GARDEN-BASED LEARNING  […]

LSSE Summer Sports Camps

SUMMER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO SIGN UP FOR OUR 2018 SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS. THIS YEAR WE WILL BE OFFERING A WIDE VARIETY OF SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS WITH AMAZING INSTRUCTORS AND STAFF! BASEBALL BASKETBALL o  DENNIS JACKSON’S BASKETBALL CAMPS (FOOTLOCKER & BLUECHIP) o  COMPLETE PLAYER o  COED BASKETBALL ULTIMATE TENNIS FLAG […]

Starlight’s Youth Theatre Presents Starlight Express This Weekend at Academy of Music

Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar). In the story, a child’s train set magically comes to life, and the various engines compete to become the “Fastest Engine in the World!” The underdog, Rusty the steam train, has little chance until he is inspired by […]

Events at the Eric Carle Museum on April 28, 2018

Sharing Caldecott Medal Books April 28, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm Free with Museum admission. Reservations required. Educators, librarians, and caregivers are invited to join Carle library volunteers Susan Schiller and Barbara Weber and librarian Susan Wells (Wildwood Elementary, Amherst) for an informal discussion sharing their experiences of introducing Caldecott Medal books to children. This program […]

NERD Summit 2018, March 17 & 18

Is your child interested in learning about computers and programming? Checkout the https://nerdsummit.org/ It’s free.  Signup is here:  https://ti.to/nerd/nerd-summit-2018 Sessions range from high-level-nerdy, to newbie stuff. The newbie stuff is a track run on Saturday, March 17, 10-5 by Holyoke Codes: https://holyokecodes.org/ 10am-12pm  Intro to Scratch  https://holyokecodes.org/events/intro-to-scratch/ 1pm-3pm  Intro to RenPy  https://holyokecodes.org/events/graphic-novels-renpy/ 3pm-5pm  Intro to HTML / CSS / JS  https://holyokecodes.org/events/intro-html-css-javascript/ […]

The ARHS Theater Company presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The ARHS Theater Company presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! This Tony Award-winning musical follows the quirky, heartbreaking, and hilarious lives of middle schoolers competing in a spelling bee. ARHS’s unique immersive staging of the show is guaranteed to be entertaining for all! Join us at ARHS for the show! Friday, March 9th […]

Audition opportunity for kids–ALSCT brings KING ARTHUR to Amherst!

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

Wildwood Elementary-UMASS Women’s Basketball Field Trip Day

Please Note: This field trip has not been approved by the school. TIME: School Day: 11AM-1:30PM DATE: January 31st, 2018 LOCATION: UMASS Amherst COST: Free to K-8 Students signed up through their School (**If Interested, please forward message of interest to your child’s classroom teacher. **Deadline to signup is January 26th and conditional upon sufficient […]

Starlight’s Youth Theatre Spring Musical Registration

Starlight’s Youth Theatre invites you Sunday, November 19th, to join our Spring programming with a registration day at Maple Ridge Community Center. Get to know your director and cast members by learning some music and movement from the show. Lion King Jr Grades 1-6, 1pm-1:45pm Starlight Express Grades 7-12, 2pm-3pm Register to reserve your spot with a $50 deposit and pick up materials at the workshop so you can […]

November Exhibitions, Programs, and Events at the Carle

EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                  David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling Through November 5, 2017 David Wiesner has enthralled readers for three decades, and his remarkable career is surveyed in this first-ever retrospective devoted to his art.  The exhibition features 70 original watercolors from some of Wiesner’s most famous books, including three for which he won the prestigious […]

Joy Art Space classes

At Joy Art Space students experience the joy of creating art while developing new skills and finding their unique artistic voice! Joy Art Space offers private art lessons and small group classes for children, teens, and adults in painting, drawing, sculpture, fashion design, and more! Students learn art techniques in a warm, supportive environment. Classes […]

LSSE Halloween Fest – Oct 29, 2017

Where: Downtown/ Bangs Community Center When: Sunday October 29th Cost: $5 Admission Includes: Parade carnival Haunted house Games & prizes Refreshments Live performances Monster mash dance contest! (child dance contest 1:30-2pm teen /adult dance contest 2pm-2:30) Order of Events: 12-12:45pm: trick or treat downtown 12:45pm pumpkin decorating & contest 1pm parade through amherst center 1:15pm-4pm: […]

Hands Across the Hills

The Leverett Alliance’s Bridging Committee is hosting over a dozen Kentuckians from coal country for a weekend of cultural exchange and dialogue October 27-29. Our hope is to find common ground and shared dreams upon which to build bridges of understanding. Our guests are staying in our homes, will participate in closed dialogue sessions, and will […]

Wildwood PGO Meeting & Homework Discussion – Oct 3 at 5:45pm

5.45pm Meet in the library where Interim Superintendent Michael Morris will present the new proposed Homework Policy. A discussion and opportunity to provide feedback will follow. 6.15pm  Meet the new PGO leadership committee and other parents, learn about what the PGO does, hear about upcoming events and ways to take part. 6.45-7pm  Questions, Meet & […]