Trivia Bee – Save the Date!

Save The Date! Neither rain, nor sleet, nor a pandemic will stop AEF’s Trivia Bee. MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the 26th Annual AEF Trivia Bee — Virtual Edition: Thursday, October 29th, 2020 6:30-8:00 p.m. hosted by State Representative Mindy Domb! Participation is free, but we encourage donations benefiting the Amherst Education Foundation and our public …

Instrumental Music Online Town Hall Meeting – Monday, 9/21

As you can imagine, the instrumental music team is fielding a lot of questions right now. We’ve scheduled an “Online Town Hall Meeting” for 10 am and 7 pm next Monday, 9/21. Please share this information with families, we would love for them to join us. Below is the link:meet.google.com/six-xfsy-bok Join by phone(US) +1 435-574-4065 …

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS, FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 13, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS for WEEK FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 13, 2020                        from HillTownFamilies.org   The folllowing are but TWO of the Many Events to Choose From:  Saturday, February 29, 9am – 1pm   The Northampton Winter Farmers’ Market. Held at the Northampton Council on Aging.  413-587-1228. 67 Conz …

WEEKLY INSTALLATION, TECHNOLOGY & OUR STUDENTS, INSTALACIÓN SEMANAL, TECNOLOGÍA Y NUESTROS ESTUDIANTES

Common Sense. Org            https://www.commonsensemedia.org/latino  This independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a rapidly changing world  COMMON SENSE. ORG:  Rates Media,  Educates Teachers and Students by Empowering their Knowledge Base for Learning and Life, Advocates for Kids Action by Enabling Families with Information and Advocacy. Tarifas de medios, Educa a …

Join us for a performance by Storyteller Valerie Tutson, Friday, February 7th!

Dear Parents and Guardians, You are welcome to join your child in the Wildwood Library on Friday, February 7th  to enjoy Young Audiences’ The Right To…Liberty, a performance by storyteller Valerie Tutson, brought to your school by The Wildwood PGO.  She will present twice: 9:45 – 10:30, Grades 3 – 6 : The Right To…Liberty …

Girls on the Run is coming to Wildwood this fall 2019

Volunteers are needed to support the Wildwood team. New coaches are needed for Fall 2019! Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a unique 10 week (twice weekly) after-school program led by trained coaches who lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in …

LWV book sale – Summers are for Reading

LWV GIANT SUMMER BOOK SALE Awesome Selection! Low Prices! Friday, July 26: 9 AM to 6 PM Saturday-Sunday, July 27-28: 9 AM to 4 PM Friday-Saturday, August 2-3: 9 AM to 4 PM Fort River Elementary School Gymnasium, 70 South East Street We invite all young readers to come browse our wonderful collection of books …

Upcoming Star Wars events at Jones Library

In April and early May the Jones Library has lots of fun Star Wars activities leading up to 4th annual May the 4th Be With You celebration of all things Star Wars. This year following their crafts and activities on May the 4th they’ll be showing the movie Solo. A few of these events require advance registration but many are …

Amherst Education Foundation is seeking new board members

AEF gives approximately $30,000 in grants to our public schools every year. We are seeking Board members who are dedicated to our mission of supporting our regional public schools in providing a challenging and enriching educational experience that maximizes the learning potential of everystudent and prepares them to succeed in the 21stcentury. AEF’s all volunteer …

Three Minute Thesis Competition

UMass-Amherst brings their Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition to the Jones Library on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Woodbury Room. Graduate students at UMass-Amherst conduct exciting research on a variety of timely topics, from food safety to improved water delivery systems to election reform. UMass’s Three Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate …

RSVP for Family Math Night on Thursday, March 21

Wildwood Elementary School Presents a Title 1 and PGO Sponsored Family Math Night. We are all Mathematicians! Thursday March 21, 2019 5:45 – 7:30 pm* “Play and Take” Math Games Pizza dinner in the cafeteria:  5:45-6:15 Math games in rooms around school:  6:15-7:15 Grand prize raffle in the Gymnasium:  7:15-7:30 RSVP by Monday March 18th *​Buses will pick up ​at …

Save the date for Math Night on Thursday March 21, 2019

On Thursday March 21st, Wildwood is having it’s 7th Annual Family Math Night! Pizza, Math games, and Bus transportation will be available again as in previous years. NEW this year: Our 5th & 6th grade students have created MATH games in the MAKERSPACE and these will have their debut at our Family-fun event! Our Games’ Volunteer Team includes members …

Italian Classes for Kids at the Jones Library

A group of students from UMass Amherst are offering free Italian lessons (activities, songs, fun) for kids at the Jones Library in Amherst on Tuesdays from 4-5pm. Would you please publicize this however you see fit? I’m also attaching a flyer to this email. Please feel free to contact me (or have parents contact me) …

PIED PIPER PERFORMANCES!

It’s almost showtime! THE PIED PIPER Performance What do you do when your town is overrun by rats?  You call THE PIED PIPER!  On Saturday, March 9th, take a trip to Hamelin Town with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, as over 50 local students present THE PIED PIPER, an original musical adaptation of this classic tale. This original musical …

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 …

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 …

Looking for volunteer coaches for “Girls on the run” WW team

        We are recruiting volunteer coaches to support the Wildwood team! If enough coaches are found, WW can field two teams (WW GOTR – grades 3-5;  grade 6). Below is more information about Girls on the run. Girls on the Run inspires 3rd-5th grade girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a …

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 …

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 …

New Class for 4-5yr olds at Miss Leticia Music School

Miss Leticia Music School has started a new Ukulele/Movement and Music class for 4-5 year olds!  Bring your Wee One on Saturdays 10am-10:45am. $120 per month tuition. Ukuleles to lend but it’s a good idea to have your own!  (The Toy Box in Amherst sells some lovely instruments in colors you can choose!) Email: leticiadavies@comcast.net to reserve a …

Wildwood MakerSpace Wishlist for 2018-2019

Our MCBA PLAY DAY making is underway.  We need your help! Please donate any of the following items to Librarian Susan Wells. Ping Pong balls 5 new scissors (ADULT) 3 pinking shears Fabric Thread Sewing needles Pin Cushion Exacto knife set Sharpies (thick and thin) Felt Colored CARDSTOCK Paint brushes (All sizes) Plastic tarp DOUBLE …