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 […]

Placement Update from Principal Nick

Note: Principal Nick’s message was sent as an email on Wednesday September 9th. It is included here in its entirety and includes a link to the PDF version. Here is a copy of this letter as a pdf: 9-9-20 letter to families with translation.pdf  Dear Wildwood Families,         Yesterday, our Superintendent Mike Morris shared the elementary remote […]

Thank you! Online Yearbook

The Wildwood PGO wanted to take the opportunity to thank two of our very special parent volunteers, Susan Wells and Jenny Haugsjaahabink. You may know them as teachers in our library, but they do two really important volunteer jobs as parents each year: they put together the Wildwood Directory and the Yearbook. The Directory and […]

Summer Reading Kickoff / Returning Library Books and Instruments

Dear WW Families:You are invited to our Summer Reading Kick-Off and Author Visit with Natasha Lowe author of The Poppy Pendle Series: Friday, June 12th @ 12:30 – 1 pm Join with the GoogleMeet Link:  meet.google.com/rat-kywi-jhy or by phone: (US) +1 708-888-1241‬ PIN: ‪713 163 373‬# Join us to kick-off SUMMER READING (reading lists revealed) AND a visit […]

Reminder: Kindergarten registration is now open.

Dear Families,  This is a reminder to our town and school community that Kindergarten registration is now open. Parents should register their children for kindergarten as soon as possible to assist schools in planning for next year. Registration can be completed online at http://www.arps.org/k-registration-online. Thank you!  Queridas familias,  Esto es un recordatorio para nuestro pueblo y la comunidad escolar […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Save The Date – Listening Sessions Regarding a Proposal and Application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)

Get details of the current proposal for state aid to build a new school for Amherst, and participate in a facilitated discussion to share your thoughts. Mark your calendars–more information to come soon! Amherst Town Councilors and Amherst School Committee members will be present at each of these meetings. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: 3:30-5:30 P.M. AT […]