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 …

Technology Corner Review

HI PARENT/GUARDIAN, THIS WEEK WE’LL ATTEMPT SOMETHING DIFFERENT. I AM GOING TO THE BIT.LY TECH ADDRESS THAT MS. RUNYAN CREATED FOR OUR WILDWOOD STUDENTS.  bit.ly/parentwwtech. I will demonstrate the great resources available on this page. There are sooo many. For example, my child is in the 4th grade. On the Parent Tech Resources page  → …

PGO Mini-Grant Recipient Spotlight: Librarian Mrs. Wells

To raise awareness about how funds donated to the PGO directly support our school, we will be featuring mini-grant spotlights over the coming weeks! One of the ways that PGO fundraisers support the Wildwood community is through the mini-grant offerings, where teachers propose an event, activity, or in this instance visiting authors such as Lisa …

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 …

Jones Library February Vacation Programs

The Jones Library is excited to share some special programs offered over the February school vacation week: They will be hosting local author/ illustrator David Hyde Costello for a weeklong residency at the library. David also recently created an original piece of art for the 2020 Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement (known affectionately …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Thank You Note from Mr B.

“Thanks to the amazing support of our PGO, families, and students, there are two new soccer goals and balls for students to use throughout the day. The goals are perfect for smaller sized games, and allow multiple grades to have their own field during recess. Thank you!!!” – Mr. B. This equipment was purchased with …

Help the Jones Library plan for the future of the Branch Libraries in North and South Amherst

Please assist the Jones Library in planning for the North Amherst Library’s future by taking 10 minutes to fill out their survey at https://www.joneslibrary.org/northsurvey Printed copies of the survey are available at the Jones, Munson Memorial, and North Amherst Libraries, Town Hall, Bangs Center, Survival Center, Family Center, and Atkins North. Once they’ve collected and analyzed the …

Share your thoughts and help Amherst create an economic development strategy

Amherst has begun the process of creating an economic development strategy. The town has engaged the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission as consultants to report on key economic indicators, an analysis of the retail market, and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis. Amherst residents are invited to share feedback and have their ideas incorporated in …

Thank you for giving!

Thank you to all Wildwood families for helping make this year’s Valley Gives fundraising campaign a great success. Together, you donated a total of $3,610 – between online and brown envelope donations – exceeding the goal of $3,000!  Through your continued support, the PGO is able to fund curriculum enrichment events and activities, and support …

Fort River School Building Committee Seeking Architectural Design Team

For More Information, Contact: Jonathan Salvon, Fort River School Building Committee, Chair fortriversbc@amherstma.gov​ 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 …

Wildwood/ARPS Important Dates

Welcome Wildwood STARS May 1 -Valley Gives Fundraiser May 5 – First WW Tag sale/Car wash (rain date May 6) May 9 – Early Release, 1:20PM dismissal for WW students May 28 – Memorial Day, No school Important Links / Hiperenlaces importantes 2017-18 School Calendar: View on web Wildwood Bus Routes: WW_17-18_BusRoutes How to Contact the School …

MCBA MakerSpace Play Day 2017 was a hit!

Thank you to all our VOLUNTEERS and our incredibly creative STUDENTS for a great MCBA MAKERSPACE PLAY DAY! There were over 60 STUDENT MADE games to PLAY in 6 spaces! 130 students participated in this HUGE event! Please watch the recap and our student reflections on the process: 1. Read an MCBA Mashup Book 2. Design …

Important: Survey on Proposed Elimination of Stops along PVTA Route 43 Bus

Wildwood Families, if you use the B43 bus, please answer this important survey, especially if you are someone who relies on it to do things like shopping or getting to medical appointments in between Amherst and Northampton. MassDOT is considering cutting some stops to make it an Express, and routing the bus up 116 to Haigis …

Members Sought for the Fort River School Building Committee

At their September 25th meeting, the Amherst School Committee approved the mission statement (available here) for the Fort River  School Building Committee.  The committee also voted to include the following voting members on the Fort River School Building Committee: Fort River Principal or Designee Fort River Teacher Fort River Staff Member Facilities Director or Designee School Committee …

Wildwood Yearbook & Tees, order by Friday, June 9

Last Chance to order Wildwood T-shirts and 2017 Wildwood Yearbooks! Order forms were sent home with your student or can be found in the WW office.  Please be sure to return the forms and payment by Friday June 9th. The 2016/17 Wildwood School Yearbook is filled with pictures of all the students and memories of …

Incoming PGO Officers, thanks in advance!

Thanks to those who attended Wednesday’s PGO meeting, and a very special thanks to those parents stepping up into PGO leadership. As Dr. Morris expressed in his weekly newsletter, “You do amazing work on behalf of our students and your support means so much to the all of our faculty, staff and administrators.” Co-Chairs: Kerry …

Thank Teachers with a gift to AEF, June 15

The school year is almost over, and now is the time we begin thinking about how to thank our teachers for a terrific year. What better way to thank them than to give a gift in their name to the Amherst Education Foundation? AEF has provided more than $400,000 in grants to our public schools …

Free Book for Children who visit LWV Book Sale on 7/26/17

The League of Women Voters is planning a “young readers day” at their annual book sale on July 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Each young reader may choose one free book that day. The book sale will also be held on July 28-30 and August 4-6, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. …

Wahoo! The Valley Gave to Wildwood, $3,190.00

The 4th annual Valley Gives Day was a great success for Wildwood. Here’s the latest tally: 31 Cash Donations – $279 27 Check Donations – $1910 14 Online Donations – $920 raised (fees may come off the top of this) Total: 72 Donors raised $3,109 Average Donation $43 Huge shout out of thanks to Lisa Berry, Sara …