ARPS school health protocols surrounding Covid-19

ARPS has an updates website that provides information regarding their school health protocols surrounding Covid-19. https://sites.google.com/arps.org/school-return-fall2020/nurse-covid-protocols Family Resources https://sites.google.com/arps.org/school-return-fall2020/nurse-covid-protocols#h.ba529s9auyyi Contact Tracing Protocols: https://sites.google.com/arps.org/school-return-fall2020/nurse-covid-protocols#h.o4l4zoqgwgne Protocols for Face Coverings and Masks: School Year 2020-2021 – Nurse Covid Protocols

Wildwood Library Announcements!

Book Backpacks are for remote students (students who will not physically return to the school building this spring) Pick up: WEDNESDAY, April 7th or THURSDAY, April 8th between 3:30*-5:30.  *Please note pick-up begins at 3:30! In-person school does not end until 3:10 – anticipate delays in the parking lot. Delivery: Bus Delivery/Home Delivery will be …

All School PGO Meeting on Technology

This year has brought up so many questions about our students and technology. What is safe? How much screen time is too much? What are the best resources for my students? Please let me know what you would like me to address at our upcoming Technology meeting, where Kathryn Runyan will present some of the ARPS …

Forum with principal Nick, in-person an remote

Attention Wildwood parents and guardians, on Monday and Tuesday of this coming week, Wildwood Elementary principal Nick Yaffe plans to have two forums to address questions and concerns regarding the return to in-person learning, as well as the changes to remote learning that are underway.   The forums will be held on MONDAY, 3/22, and WEDNESDAY …

SPRING Wildwood Library/PGO BOOK BACKPACKS Important DATES!

The whole world is CRAZY but one thing is CERTAIN:  Your WW Library BOOK BACKPACK! Only REMOTE students will continue to receive BOOK BACKPACKS.  In-person students will have in-person check out time in the WW Library. APRIL backpacks will be ready Wednesday, April 7th MAY backpacks will be ready Wednesday, May 12th JUNE BOOK SWAP …

ARHS Environmental Action Club is planting trees in our community

We are students from ARHS Environmental Action Club. We want to work towards impacting our local community environmentally to create a more sustainable future. We want to plant trees in our community to make up for the amount of paper our school has been using. Each tree is $5, and we have three options for …

Return to In-Person Learning Survey for Elementary Families

Dear Elementary Families: Yesterday, the Amherst and Pelham School Committees unanimously approved the following motion: The School Committee directs the Superintendent to develop and implement a plan for the return of in-person learning, for all students who want it, with grades k-2 returning by April 5, grades 3-6 returning by April 12, and grades 7-12 …

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 …

Wildwood Family Stories Project

Dear Wildwood Families, As shared in Thursday’s assembly the Wildwood Family Stories Project is now officially launched and has three new interviews conducted by two fifth graders and one fourth grader. Any Wildwood family member can have access to these stories, and ones that are uploaded in the future, by creating a StoryCorps account at this link: wwstrong. By …

Unicorns, Mermaids AND Cookbooks!

Hello Wildwood readers and their families!  Ms. Wells sent along these pictures of all the NEW books, purchased by the WW PGO, which are ready for the January book backpacks. They include all the popular titles, unicorns, mermaids AND cookbooks! January distribution of backpacks begins on the 25th this month, so get ready!

BOOK BACKPACKS from WW Library The Week of January 25th!

Pick Up at Wildwood School:  TUESDAY, January 26th or WEDNESDAY, January 27th between 3:00 and 5:30. Don’t forget your backpack to exchange. Neighborhood Deliveries: We have 5 dedicated drivers who will contact your family and let you know when to be ready for the backpack exchange.  SCHOOL BUS DELIVERY to the apartment complexes Tuesday OR …

A reminder from Ms. Wells AND a reminder that SHE ROCKS

Ms. Wells posted this NEW VIDEO CLIP on her YouTube channel, reminding students to put their books on hold for next week’s backpack distribution! This past Monday,  Wildwood PGO, under the leadership of Laura Muller, completed the submission of our nomination of Ms. Wells for Scholastic Librarian of the Year! Thank you to all the students, …

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 …

Photos to nominate Mrs. Wells as librarian of the year

We have always known how special our school librarian, Mrs. Wells, is.  From creating maker spaces and book clubs to organizing school-wide author visits, Ms. Wells has always created such amazing learning experiences for our community.  However, this year, during the pandemic, we and our children were reminded once again just how special Mrs. Wells …

The Wildwood Library/PGO Book Delivery and Pick Up Project The Week of December 14th!

This month students will exchange their NOVEMBER books and backpacks for a 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). **Not done with all your books?  Please return the books you are done with in the …

Seeking examples of teachers’ and staff members’ responsiveness and ongoing commitment to social justice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Board members of the Roger L. Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award Foundation seek examples that illustrate elementary school teachers’ and staff members’ responsiveness and ongoing commitment to social justice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students, guardians, parents, teachers, staff, and others are encouraged to submit a brief (or longer!) description to respond to this prompt. Please …

Mark Your Calendars!

Nov 11: Veterans Day (Observed) (No School)  Nov 12: Virtual Coffee Event Focused on Wellness Nov 18: PreK-12 Early Release (12:00 secondary/1:20 elementary)  Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break Dec 16: PreK-12 Early Release (12:00 secondary/1:20 elementary)  Dec 21-Jan 1 : Winter Break Jan 6: Three Kings Day (No School)

ARPS SEPAC- Basic Rights in Special Education- Understanding the IEP

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP will be held on Wednesday October 28, 2020 from 7 pm to 9 pm via Zoom. To receive the online access link, please email sepac@arps.org This free workshop for parents/guardians and professionals is sponsored by the Special Education Parent Advisory Council. It will cover what is an IEP, why it …

The WW Library/PGO BOOK Delivery and Pick-Up

Book Pick-up will be at Wildwood Wednesday, 10/21 and Thursday, 10/22 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. If you selected “pick-up,” you are invited to drive up to the front doors at Wildwood either Tuesday or Wednesday.  Please tell the volunteer your name and your classroom teacher so that they can find your bag! Drop-off in neighborhoods begins …

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 …