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It’s that time of the year again! Registration for Splash! Spring 2019 is NOW OPEN. Amherst Splash is a one day event where middle and high school students take classes taught by Amherst College students. This year, Splash! will be held on April 20, 2019 from 9am to 4pm.We are thrilled to debut a great course catalog that […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are happy to announce the scheduling of the first Amherst-wide Science Night to be held the evening of April 10th at Amherst Regional Middle School. This will be an evening of demonstrations and activities with scientific professionals from our community with topics ranging from astronomy and biochemistry to material science and zoology. We are […]
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 […]
Dear Wildwood Community, It’s time to send in those Box Tops so we can get the cash! Ten cents each really can add up. Thanks everyone, Michelle Borkhuis Wildwood Box Top Coordinator If you have any questions, you can email me at email@example.com
Date: Friday, Feb 1 Time: 8:30 to 9:30am Where: Main office conference room Get to know your Principal with an Open Q&A session and share your vision for Wildwood. Sponsored by the Wildwood PGO View Flyer in English View Flyer in Spanish
We are recruiting volunteer coaches to support the Wildwood team! If enough coaches are found, WW can field two teams (WW GOTR – grades 3-5; grade 6). Below is more information about Girls on the run. Girls on the Run inspires 3rd-5th grade girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a […]
ARPS has a new food website. Parents can sign up to have the lunch menu emailed weekly. The harvest for the month for January is apples. The website can be accessed at http://www.amherstfood.com/.
The Wildwood PGO wishes everyone a happy holiday season, and a restful break! There is no school next week, and we won’t be back in session until Wednesday, January 2nd. Enjoy all that family time, and we’ll see you next year!
Each year, Florence Bank gives away $100,000 to community non-profits through its Community Choice grants program. Florence Bank customers vote for the non-profit of their choice & all non-profits getting at least 50 votes receive a grant. The non-profits receiving the most votes get up to $5,000(!) through this program. In 2017, the ARPS PGO […]
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. The Amherst Regional Public Schools PGO (ARPS PGO), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization consisting of the PGOs for Crocker Farm, Wildwood, the Amherst Middle School, & the […]
We made it! Together, we raised a whopping $4,885 for our Giving Tuesday fundraising event! This incredible generosity is a testament to the commitment Wildwood families have toward public school education. Thanks to your generosity, the Wildwood PGO will be able to support teachers and staff, and fund exciting projects that enrich the educational experience […]
A message from our librarian Ms Susan Wells: “Natasha Lowe returned to play 31 games made by our talented 4th graders bringing her book The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel to life! We read the book during 4th grade lunch, Natasha Lowe visited with each 4th grade class and brainstormed with our students, students brought their ideas […]
“Thanks to the amazing support of our PGO, families, and students, there are two new soccer goals and balls for students to use throughout the day. The goals are perfect for smaller sized games, and allow multiple grades to have their own field during recess. Thank you!!!” – Mr. B. This equipment was purchased with […]
THE 2nd ANNUAL MCBA MAKERSPACE PLAY DAY! 5th & 6th grade students READ an MCBA Mashup book, they created a game or activity that features that book, then they built it AND NOW WE ARE READY TO PLAY! You are invited to come and play (and help a little bit, if possible). Your job will […]
On or before Tuesday, November 27, please give to the Wildwood children and to the people that welcome them in school. Make out a check to the PGO and send it back to school in the BROWN ENVELOPE. Or, click here to donate online! The Giving Tuesday/Brown envelope fundraiser is the biggest single funder of […]
Just a reminder that there is no school Wednesday, Nov. 21- Friday, Nov. 23 in recognition of Thanksgiving. The newsletter is going to take a break next week. On behalf of the Wildwood PGO, the team would like to wish all readers a happy Thanksgiving, and safe travels if you are hitting the road, rails, […]
Donations are needed for the annual WW Library Bookswap. Every student gets free books! Please bring your gently read books to the Wildwood Library during the month of November to donate it to the book swap. You can view the Wildwood Library Newsletter for more details.
Just a reminder that there is no school on Tuesday, November 6th for Teacher Curriculum Day. It is also Election Day- don’t forget to vote in your State and Town (where applicable) elections!
Now you can drop your clothing and other textiles in any condition into collection bins located at each school. Convenient and easy! The collections are weighed weekly and each school’s PGO will receive a check based on the bulk weight. Help the Wildwood PGO earn FREE CASH while also helping our planet Earth by up-cycling […]
6 –6:30 p.m. Meet in the library for a conversation with Nick about creating a framework for the Wildwood Vision and Identity. Together we will explore who we are, what we value and what we want our school to become! 6.30-6:45 p.m. PGO Updates and Opportunities 6:45-7:00 p.m. Meet and Greet, Questions
Our MCBA PLAY DAY making is underway. We need your help! Please donate any of the following items to Librarian Susan Wells. Ping Pong balls 5 new scissors (ADULT) 3 pinking shears Fabric Thread Sewing needles Pin Cushion Exacto knife set Sharpies (thick and thin) Felt Colored CARDSTOCK Paint brushes (All sizes) Plastic tarp DOUBLE […]
The PGO volunteer Directory Team continues to work tirelessly on the much anticipated Wildwood Student Directory! In recent years this 100% volunteer team has been able to bring the directory to us in record time, and this year the team hopes to have it to us by October 12 – earlier than ever! If you are interested in helping […]
Nov 6: Curriculum Day- No School. State and Local Elections Nov 12: Veterans Day (Observed) (No School) Nov 21-23: Thanksgiving Break Dec 24- Jan 1: Thanksgiving Break
Please join us for the 47thAnnual Amherst-A Better Chance Fall Foliage 5Kwalk/run on Saturday, October 20th. The course begins on the Amherst town common and will include beautiful vistas during peak foliage! This is a family event with lots of great post run entertainment including drumming, dancing, DJ and Amherst’s own rap artist. This year […]
Welcome to the academic year 2018-2019, and the return of the Wildwood Newsletter! Our newsletter will arrive in your inbox every Saturday morning, packed with valuable information about school events, opportunities of engagement at Wildwood, community events etc… TO OUR NEW FAMILIES: WELCOME TO WILDWOOD! Wildwood Elementary School is a wonderful community with vibrant parent/guardian […]
Dear Wildwood Families/Estimadas Familias de Wildwood: WE HAVE ONLY RECEIVED 118 RESPONSES. PLEASE FILL OUT YOUR DIRECTORY FORM TODAY! / SOLAMENTE HEMOS RECIBIDO 118 RESPUESTAS. Necesitamos más familias por favor. In our effort to be more green and save paper please complete this form online rather than receive a paper copy. Your responses are sent to […]