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 …

Instrumental Music Online Town Hall Meeting – Monday, 9/21

As you can imagine, the instrumental music team is fielding a lot of questions right now. We’ve scheduled an “Online Town Hall Meeting” for 10 am and 7 pm next Monday, 9/21. Please share this information with families, we would love for them to join us. Below is the link:meet.google.com/six-xfsy-bok Join by phone(US) +1 435-574-4065 …

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 …

School Committee Meets 6/25- Fall Planning

There is a joint meeting of the Amherst, Pelham, and Region School Committees on Thursday, June 25 at 6:30pm. It will be broadcast live on Amherst Media as well as streaming on: http://161.77.57.225/CablecastPublicSite/watch/2?channel=2 The meeting will begin the critical planning and work needed to be ready to go back to school in the fall amidst the …

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 …

National School Breakfast Week, March 2 – 6

On March 3-5, we will be offering free samples of a new recipe:            SunButter Banana Oat at each school, which will be menued as the main breakfast item the following day. Samples will be offered at Amherst Regional Middle School and Pelham Elementary School on Tuesday, March 3,  at Crocker …