Blogger Needed

Duties: Oversee the WW PGO’s email inbox and forward/act on emails as appropriate Post email blasts when directed by the communications chair and other Core PGO team members. Post to weekly blog based on content from the communications chair, advertiser events and appropriate free community events that come through OR post semi-regular email blast newsletters …

Spring Cleaning? Recycle your old clothes and help your Amherst schools earn money

It’s Spring Cleaning Time!Recycle your old clothes, linens and more, and the Amherst PGOs can earn money — at no cost to you. Bay State Textiles collects used clothing and other textiles. They accept items in good condition, stained clothes, single socks and shoes, worn towels and linens, and more…just make sure they’re clean and dry. …

UMass Employees- Another Way to Support Our Schools

Do you work at UMass? Do you want an easy way to make a contribution to the ARPS PGO and help our schools? The annual UMass-Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) is now underway. The UMACC program lets UMass employees donate to charitable organizations via paycheck, as little as $1 per pay period. Consider giving to the APRS …

Wildwood school directories are here

Hello, parents and guardians, we are pleased to announce that the 2020 – 2021 Wildwood school directories are ready for distribution.   We’ll be using the library backpacks to distribute the directories, and work to limit them to just one per family. If your child is not getting a backpack this coming week – beginning Monday …

PGO Fundraiser Busts Through The Goal

Many thanks to all the parents & guardians who donated during the recent Giving Tuesday/Brown Envelope fundraiser.   Our goal was $5,000 and we busted right through it, raising $6,334.03 as of Thursday, 12.3.20.  If you did not get a chance to donate, you still can! Visit http://www.WildwoodPGO.com to donate online.The PGO aims to support teaching …

PGO Funding is available for Teachers

This is a public service announcement to the Wildwood community that PGO currently offer its funds to teachers through two programs. Classroom teachers get Discretionary Funds of $100 each, and other teachers who are not classroom-based also can access these programs, although the Discretionary Funds budgets vary. Funds are also available through the Mini-Grant program, …

Wildwood #giving tuesday/brown envelope fundraiser

Giving Tuesday is on December 1 this year, and we urge you to give generously to the Wildwood PGO.  One of two major fundraisers the Wildwood PGO holds every school year, the Fall Brown Envelope Fundraiser culminates on Giving Tuesday and our aim is to raise $5,000.  Please give using the pre-stamped envelope that came …

The Wildwood Library/PGO Book Delivery and Pick Up Project in November!

November Book Deliveries and Pickup This month students will exchange their October books and backpacks for a NEW backpack with NEW books!  IMPORTANT: You must return library books in your backpack to receive a new backpack** (unless this is your first month in the program). Pick Up at Wildwood School:  If you choose to pick …

Easy ways to support the Wildwood Parent Guardian Organization

Here are easy ways you can help the PGO raise funds this year. Please consider using one or all of these programs, and ask your friends and family to do it, too! AMAZON SMILE Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-4510327 for your Amazon shopping and Wildwood will earn 0.5% of your purchases. To select Wildwood as your permanent …

Important Request from the PGO

Hello Wildwood Families Hola Familias de Wildwood (La version en español de este mensaje se encuentra debajo del mensaje en Inglés) Welcome to the Wildwood Parent Guardian Organization (PGO). You are a member of the PGO simply because you have a child that attends Wildwood Elementary School. Our Core PGO is a group of volunteer parents/guardians …

2020 Class Parents Needed

Dear Parents/Guardians: I help teachers across the grade levels to find class parents who volunteer to facilitate communication between the teachers and the class–as well as with the Wildwood parent-guardian organization (PGO). Often the communication involves requests for snacks and tissues, reminding parents about a grade-specific event, or sharing information about upcoming events at the …

PGO Welcome Letter

LET’S GO WILDWOOD! The Wildwood Parent Guardian Organization Wildwood Elementary School is a wonderful community with vibrant parent/guardian involvement. The Wildwood ParentGuardian Organization (PGO) is a group of volunteer parents/guardians whose mission is to build a strong community with academic enrichment opportunities and equity for all children. The PGO strives to support the school’s teachers …

PGO Leadership – Members Needed!

Volunteer Outreach Coordinator – NEEDED Attend PGO core monthly meetings. Create, distribute, and collect a recruiting flyer at the beginning of the school year. Maintain a database of volunteers throughout the school year, which includes contacting the librarians and art teacher to get a list of regular volunteers. (NOTE: often people reach out to the …

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 …

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 …

Happy Summer!

On behalf of the PGO Leadership team, thank you for your generous time, donations and support in making it another great year at Wildwood. On Friday, June 14 the PGO blog and newsletter takes a break for the summer.  Have a restful and restorative summer!