Autism: Parent Training Series

Mark your calendars and reserve your spot today. Social Skills: How to Optimize your Child’s Play-dates, January 10, 2018.  6:00 – 7:30 PM @ Amherst Regional Middle School, PD Center A conversation on what expectations to consider regarding play-dates as well as practical information on how to set them up and what skills to work on.  Will include […]

Registration for Multi-Arts’ Summer Camp is now OPEN!

Children will have a unique time exploring all the arts with top-notch professional artists every day.  Our superb educational experience will enrich children’s lives now and in their future. Space is limited, so register NOW! Check this fantastic video  created by children who attended Multi-Arts in the past: Clear message. Fun. Creative. Reflects the power of the […]

Special free family screening of “Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age,” February 8

Mark your calendars for this free family event, sponsored by the ARMS PGO and the Principal’s office. We will be hosting a screening of the film “Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age” on Wednesday, February 8, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the ARMS auditorium. Admission is free and open to all ARMS families.  We will […]

Thank You for the Stories!

With well over 100 people in attendance, yummy food and compelling tales, last night’s storytelling event with Eshu Bumpus was a great success!!! There were many people who worked hard to make it magically come together. The PGO wishes to thank our dedicated parent volunteers, and of course, our dedicated school staff Georgia Malcolm, Jennifer Haugsjaahabink, […]

Plea$e Give: Valley Gives or Brown Envelope

Hello Wildwood, today is the day! This is the day when those who love the Pioneer Valley come together for 24 hours of giving. It’s one extraordinary way to support the organizations that make the Pioneer Valley special. Please consider supporting WILDWOOD, an organization that supports your child and our community: http://bit.ly/wildwoodgives View: Spr16-PGOfundraiser

Community Events: Black History, Winterfest, Jones Kids, Girls Sports Day & More

Black History Month On The Amherst Common Date: Saturday Feb. 13 Time: 11:00-11:30am Location: Amherst Common Cost: Free National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) Date: Sunday Feb. 14 Time: 12:30pm – 4:00pm Location: Smith College Indoor Track and Tennis Facility Smith College women’s varsity and club athletics programs will be hosting free clinics […]

Less Testing More Learning-Amherst High Stake Testing Opt Out Meeting (2/6)

Less Testing More Learning-Amherst High Stake Testing Opt Out Meeting On Saturday, February 6th from 3-5PM at the Jones Library Woodbury Room (43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA) join Amherst area students, families and community members united in opting out. We are committed to organizing and building a strong, vibrant local movement to realize a future […]

Are You an Expert?

Are you (or someone you know) a content expert in or someone who cares deeply about… technology diversity co-teaching curriculum? The Wildwood School Governance Council has suggested we address these topics in future all-school PGO meetings. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 26, 2016. The tentative topic is children and technology. Current thinking is […]

#WishfulWeekend, the final push

We’re thrilled to report that we had a most successful 2015 ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ fundraising campaign. Twenty-six donors stepped forward and contributed $1,416.00 to our PGO! This will go a long way in supporting Wildwood’s many all-school activities (such as Movie and Math Nights, and the Multicultural Fair) and teacher mini-grants. ‪#‎WishfulWeekend… We’re so close to meeting our […]

Amherst Schools Winter Clothing Share, Now thru 11/18

We are looking for donations of clean and gently used items including hats, mittens, coats, snow pants, scarfs and boots (all sizes children and adult are needed). Drop Off: Now through November 13th in the Wildwood Lobby Share: November 16th, 17th and 18th during school hours in the Wildwood Lobby. Or just stop by the […]

3 Wks of Wildwood Generosity, #GivingTuesday 2015

This year, for the first time ever, the Wildwood PGO is participating in #GivingTuesday! We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the Wildwood community will come together (virtually) for one common purpose: to […]

Family TIES of Massachusetts Presents: Let’s Get Organized (11/4)

2Do you wish you had a way to keep track of your child’s IEPs, evaluations, progress reports, doctor reports, test results, and more? Western Parent Coordinator will offer effective ways for parents to organize and manage paperwork, building a customized binder for your child – plus general ideas on “keeping it together” and tips for […]

Special Education Workshop for Parents (10/5)

Special Education Workshop for Parents – Oct 5th The Federation for Children with Special Needs will be conducting a workshop in Amherst next week, hosted by the schools’ SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Committee). The workshop: Basic Rights in Special Education: Provides a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures. Date/Time: October […]

Wildwood & ARPS Upcoming Dates

Welcome Wildwood STARS! Tuesday, September 29, Wildwood Building Project Public Forums.  3:30pm and 7:00pm at the Amherst Regional Middle School (ARMS) Auditorium.  Facebook page for more info (and check out the recent Gazette article). Wed. Sept. 30, Meet the PGO!  5:30 – 7:30 pm, Wildwood Library – Childcare & Pizza Available. Every Tuesday in October – Visiting […]

Wildwood & ARPS Important Info

Welcome Wildwood STARS! September 2: First Day of School (Grds 1-6) September 4: First Day of School (Kindergarten) September 7: Labor Day (no school) September 16: Early Release Day (dismissal 1:20pm) 2015-16 School Calendar: View on web: (click here) | View flyer: 2015-2016 Approved Calendar Wildwood Bus Routes (WW_15-16_BusRoutes) New Centralized Elementary Registration Process:  New students who will attend grades K-6 in any of the Amherst […]

Wildwood Important Dates & Info

Week of June 22 Wildwood T-Shirts & Yearbooks were delivered week of June 15 (If you didn’t receive your t-shirt order, please contact Jen at njmendel@gmail.com; If you don’t receive your yearbook, please contact Sue at susanrupp@hotmail.com) June 22: Last Day of School (dismissal 1:20pm) June 22: PGO Blog and Email on Summer Vacation! June […]