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Two field days this year! Lower elementary will have field day on June 21 from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm, and upper elementary will have field day on the last day of school, June 22nd from 10:00 am to 11:20 am.
Lower elementary field day (grades 1-3) will take place on Wednesday, June the 21 from 1:30pm to 2:45pm. Similar to last year, there will be water games. Therefore, the students will need to bring a change of clothes they don’t mind getting wet. At the end of the field day, we will be gathering by the wooden structure for frozen treats before everyone heads in to grab their things. Please start compiling a list of students who cannot have Popsicles due to dye or other reasons so I can have an alternative treat for them. If there are any questions, feel free to ask.
CLICK for SCHEDULE and RULES for Lower Elementary — First, Second, and Third Grades (Wednesday, June 21)
Upper elementary field day (grades 4-6) will be held on Thursday, June 22 (the last day of school) from 10:00am to 11:20am. It will be a culminating celebration for the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser 4th-6th grades participated in. See the schedule for games being played. Students will be informed of the event details as the day approaches, but start letting students know now to bring a change of clothes due to the water games. Also, please let me know if there are any students who cannot have Popsicles. Similar to last year, the plan is to give them to students once the event is over, and I want to make sure we have alternatives for those who can’t have them. Let me know if there’s any questions regarding anything, and I’ll answer as best as possible.
CLICK for SCHEDULE and RULES for Upper Elementary (grades 4th, 5th, and 6th) (Thursday, June 22)
All students and families are invited to the Wildwood School End of Year Picnic!
WHEN: Tuesday, June 20, 2015 (rain date June 21)
TIME: 5:30 – 7:30pm
WHERE: Wildwood Playgrounds
WHAT TO BRING:
- Your own family’s PICNIC DINNER and DRINKS
- Your own REUSABLE FLATWARE, CUPS AND PLATES, we are trying to produce as little waste as possible. PGO will also have paper-goods for those who don’t bring their own from home.
- BLANKETS/CHAIRS to sit on.
- BUG REPELLANT is recommended.
- Please CLEAN UP as you go!
- ALL CHILDREN must be ACCOMPANIED by a parent, guardian or a responsible ADULT.
Last Chance to order Wildwood T-shirts and 2017 Wildwood Yearbooks! Order forms were sent home with your student or can be found in the WW office. Please be sure to return the forms and payment by Friday June 9th.
The 2016/17 Wildwood School Yearbook is filled with pictures of all the students and memories of this year at Wildwood, in beautiful full color!
Order deadline: June 9th
Cost: $8 (families may request a confidential free copy)
View Order Form (also in backpacks): WW Yearbook ORDER FORM 2017 (1)
The Wildwood Yearbook is a parent produced, all volunteer project.
Mark your calendar for the 2017 Wildwood Multicultural Fair! Come celebrate our cultural diversity!
Where: behind Wildwood Elementary School
Date: Thursday, June 8th (rain date: Thursday, June 15th)
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Events: potluck dinner, fashion show, performances, crafts, and games
What to bring:
- A dish to share (without nuts!!!). A form will be provided at the Welcome Table so you can list the ingredients.
- Drinks for your family (water will be provided)
- Reusable plates, cups, napkins, and utensils for eating in order to reduce waste.
- A blanket or mat to sit on
We’re still looking for any last minute Wildwood students willing to perform or be part of the fashion show!
Questions or to volunteer: contact Becky Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’ve volunteered to donate food, items can be dropped off on June 1st before 7:45am (or on the 31st as long as items are labeled and placed in the staff refrigerator). Nonperishable items labeled “Staff Breakfast” can be dropped off anytime in the office. Still in need of donations for Staff Breakfast (click here to view remaining needs).
Thanks in advance to all who are able to pitch in.
Thanks to those who attended Wednesday’s PGO meeting, and a very special thanks to those parents stepping up into PGO leadership. As Dr. Morris expressed in his weekly newsletter, “You do amazing work on behalf of our students and your support means so much to the all of our faculty, staff and administrators.”
Co-Chairs: Kerry Crosby and Sheilah Jones
Treasurer: Toni Cunningham
Volunteer Coordinator: Becky Miller
Fundraising Coordinator: Irene Dujovne
Secretary: Lisa Berry
Blog Communications: Anita Rao
Yearbook: Susan Wells and Jenny Haugsjaahabink
School Directory: Susan Wells and Jenny Haugsjaahabink
Class Parent Liason: Becky Gahan
Wildwood kindergarten families…Please join us for an end of the year dinner (potluck) and sing-along on Friday, June 2 from 5:30 pm – 7 pm.
Each family is asked to bring one dish to share. If your last name starts with A – R please bring a main dish or salad and if your last name starts with S – Z please bring a dessert or fruit to share. In addition, you are asked to bring your own cups, plates, napkins, and silverware to reduce waste. Water will be provided for drinking.
Come learn about Project Based Learning at the next Wildwood PGO Meeting
Tuesday, May 24, 2017 6:00pm-7:30pm
- 6pm PGO meeting in the Library – Hear about open PGO positions for next year. We need You!
- 6:30pm Nick will present on the implementation of Project Based Learning in Grades K-6 and the impact it will have on your children. Come find out about this exciting journey into hands-on, problem-based, in-depth learning.
- 7-7:30pm Meet & Greet
View Flyer in English
View Flyer in Spanish
On April 26, the UMass Science Outreach Club presented “States of Matter,” for Wildwood’s K-2 Science Night! Go-UMASS! Thank You!
We welcome all talents and abilities! To learn more about fun, unique and exciting volunteer opportunities at Wildwood, visit our Volunteering and Contributing
CORI Background Check: If school or PGO volunteer opportunities bring you into contact with students at Wildwood ES or on a field trip, you must have a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check on file. This includes all field trip chaperones and classroom volunteers (e.g. grandparents, aunts & uncles, adult siblings). CORI checks must be done on individual volunteers every three years and are valid for all schools within our district. If you would like to check to see if you are current on your CORI status, please call Sasha in the Central Office at 362-1810.
To request a CORI check, bring your current driver’s license into the Main Office at Wildwood or to the district’s Central Office (located at the middle school) for photocopying and complete the required application well in advance of any volunteer obligations. Questions about the CORI process can be directed to the Wildwood Main Office or Sasha in the Central Office.
Save the Date: Wildwood K-2 Science Night on April 26!
The UMass Science Outreach Club will present “States of Matter,” brought to you by the Wildwood PGO.
5:45-6:00 p.m. Pizza in Wildwood Cafeteria
6:00-7:00 p.m. Show in Wildwood Gymnasium
MCAS testing has begun.
Grades 3 and 4 have their ELA MCAS on April 25, 26 and 27. Grade 6 will take their ELA MCAS on April 28 and May 2. Grade 5 tested on April 4-6.
Math MCAS dates are as follows: Grade 5–May 11, 12, Grade 6–May 18,19 Grades 3 and 4–May 23,24. The fifth grade also has MCAS Science tests on May 16 and 17.
Read the latest Wildwood Wire here: Wildwood Wire 4-1-17.pdf learn about upcoming events and other news at our school.
Wildwood Elementary School Presents a Title 1 and PGO sponsored school-wide math event.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
“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 cafeteria: 7:15-7:30
*Buses will pick up at entrance (and drop off after the event):
Boulders @ 5:15, North Village @ 5:25, Village Park @ 5:35, Olympia Oaks @ 5:40
Please RSVP for the event.
View English Flyer
View Spanish Flyer
Currently five snow days have occurred; the last day of school is scheduled to be Thursday, June 22, 2017. The 2017-2018 School Calendar has been approved by the School Committee (view online)
Please consider attending an informal meeting to connect with others. A light dinner will be provided, so an RSVP would be helpful!
When: Monday, March 20th 6:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Amherst Regional Middle School, Professional Development Room
From 6:00 pm-6:30 pm: We will have an opportunity to connect with some candidates running for school committee.
From 6:30 pm-7:00 pm: We will continue to explore ways we can support each other in the community. Dr. Brady and SEPAC board will also be in attendance.
Invitación de la Junta Consultiva de Padres de Educación Especial
Por favor, considere asistir a una reunión informal para conectar con los demás. Se ofrecerá una cena ligera, por lo que una confirmación de su asistencia sería de gran ayuda!
Cuándo: Lunes, 20 de marzo 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Dónde: Amherst Regional Middle School, Salón de Desarrollo Profesional
De 6:00 pm -6:30 pm: Tendremos la oportunidad de conectar con algunos candidatos que corren para el Comité Escolar.
De 6:30 pm-7:00 pm: Continuaremos explorando maneras en que podemos apoyarnos mutuamente en la comunidad. El Dr. Brady y la junta de SEPAC también estarán presentes.
Una vez más, por favor confirme su asistencia si es posible email@example.com o 413-687-4255.
Watch our Drop Everything and READ (DEAR) time at our Dr. Seuss Read Across America assembly on Tuesday:
Currently four snow days have occurred; the last day of school is scheduled to be Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Repairs and retesting has been completed on the kindergarten fixtures at Wildwood that tested above the action level of 15 parts per billion for lead. All of the repairs were successful, with each fixture retesting below 2 ppb (full results can be viewed here). Once retesting is complete for those fixtures, the results will be shared with the Wildwood community.
We are pleased to announce our WW PGO sponsored author visit for grades K,1,2 on READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY – March 7th, 2017. Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig will visit with us in the afternoon.
On Monday, January 30 at 7pm, the Amherst Town Meeting will vote on Article 1. Petition “Bond Authorization for Co-located Elementary School Project on Wildwood site“
To see if the Town of Amherst will appropriate, transfer from available funds and/or borrow $66,369,000 to be expended under the direction of the School Building Committee to construct, originally equip and furnish two co-located elementary schools on the Wildwood site to educate all Amherst students in grades 2-6, including the cost of architectural design, project management and other incidental and related costs, as well as demolition of the existing building and other necessary site improvements, which school facility shall have an anticipated useful life as an educational facility for the instruction of school children of at least 50 years, and for which the Town may be eligible for a School construction grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Select Board, is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the Massachusetts General Laws or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor. The MSBA’s grant program is a non-entitlement, discretionary program based on need, as determined by the MSBA, and any project costs the Town incurs in excess of any grant approved by and received from the MSBA shall be the sole responsibility of the Town. Any grant that the Town of Amherst may receive from the MSBA for the Project shall not exceed the lessor of (1) 68.34 percent (%) of eligible, approved project costs, as determined by the MSBA, or (2) the total maximum grant amount determined by the MSBA
NOTE: The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to Monday, January 30 at 12 Noon.
FROM: Eric Nakajima, Chair of the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee and Anastasia Ordonez, Chair of the Union 26 School Committee
RE: Survey Regarding Superintendent Search
The Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools are in the process of seeking a permanent Superintendent of Schools to serve our communities. A contractor, Ray and Associates, Inc., will support this process and conduct the national search. Feedback from all stakeholder groups is essential to ensure we invite candidates who reflect the qualities and characteristics most valued by our communities.
Community members are invited to complete the online survey available here. Results of the survey will be compiled by Ray and Associates, Inc. and shared with the Amherst-Pelham Regional and Union 26 School Committees.
DE: Eric Nakajima, Presidente del Comité Escolar Regional de Amherst-Pelham y Anastasia Ordóñez, Presidenta del Comité Escolar de la Unión 26
RE: Encuesta sobre la búsqueda del superintendente
Las Escuelas Regionales de Amherst, Pelham y Amherst-Pelham están en proceso de buscar un Superintendente de Escuelas Permanente para servir a nuestras comunidades. Un contratista, Ray and Associates, Inc., apoyará este proceso y llevar a cabo la búsqueda a nivel nacional. La retroalimentación de todos los grupos de interesados es esencial para asegurar que invitamos a candidatos que reflejen las cualidades y características más valoradas por nuestras comunidades.
Los miembros de la comunidad están invitados a completar la encuesta en línea disponible aquí. Los resultados de la encuesta serán compilados por Ray and Associates, Inc. y compartidos con los Comités Regionales de Amherst-Pelham y Unión 26. La fecha límite para completar la encuesta es 12:00 p.m. el lunes, 30 de enero de 2017.