Field Days, 6/21 (grd. 1-3) and 6/22 (grd. 4-6)

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)  

Thanks,
Vince

Summer Ultimate League of Amherst

Summer of Ultimate Frisbee, this league is geared for people who want to enjoy the thrill and excitement of ultimate Frisbee, regardless of experience level. All levels of ability will be welcomed to join. All players will be assigned their own team in this fun and competitive league! Register at LSSE.org and then sign up at SULADISC.COM

Price: $45 (Save $10 if you sign up before June 2)
Time and Location: All Sessions start at 6:00 PM at Plum Brook Recreational Area

SULA Flyer 2017

Junior SULA

Tuesdays, June 27th—August 8th

Session A, Activities for Kids (Ages 7-8)
Session B, Elementary Division (Ages 9-11)
Session C, Middle School Division (Ages 12-14)
Adult SULA

Session A

Recreational Co-Ed (Ages 14+)
Thursdays, June 22nd—August 10th

Session B

Competitive Co-Ed (Ages 15+)
Wednesdays, June 21st—August 9th

Session C

Women Only (Ages 13+)
Mondays, June 19th—August 7th

Sugarloaf Youth Track League

Ages: 6-14

Dates: Thursday 5/25, 6/1, 6/8 and Friday 6/16, 6/23, 6/30

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location: Amherst Regional High School Track

Price: $49

Boys and girls of all abilities will be placed on a team and can compete in both relap and individual events. First night for Team Assignments & Orientation: Thursday, May 25 at 5:00 p.m. Arrive on first night to group teams, meet coaches & run an informal series of practice races. Meet dates are 6/1, 8, 16, 23, 30. Rain date is 6/27.
Meets at : Amherst Regional High School Track, 21 Mattoon Street, Amherst.
For more info please visit our website at www.lsse.org

Contact Sydney Henthorn, Sugarloaf Track League Director at shenthorn20@gmail.com or

Chris Johnson, Sports Director at LSSE, (413)259-3144 or johnsonc@amherstma.gov

26th Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament – May 13, 14

Come see hucks, bids, scoobers and maybe even a Callahan!  Don’t know what these are? Come find out!  On May 13-14, more than 30 of the top Ultimate frisbee teams in the country — including six teams from Amherst Regional High School and Amherst Regional Middle School — will compete in the 26th Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament.  Games run 9am-5pm on Saturday and 8am-4pm on Sunday at both ARHS and ARMS fields.  Championship games start at 1pm on Sunday near the ARHS track.  For more information, stop by the information tent at the Amherst Regional High School (21 Mattoon Street, Amherst, MA) or visit us at https://www.facebook.com/amherstinvitational/.  Admission is free!

The Daffodil Run 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run

The Daffodil Run 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run

Sunday, April 30, 2017

10:00 AM

Kendrick Park, Amherst

Registration costs before April 1st:

5K Run Adult: $25, Student: $18, Child (under 12): $8

Join the fun in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County! The Daffodil Run is a community event for all ages and abilities.  Run or walk, enjoy entertainment, food and more.  Register before April 1st for early bird rates and an event t-shirt.  Registration is live on RaceWire.com. Visit our web site for more details or call 413-259-3345.

Visit www.chd.or/DaffodilRun

Amherst Youth Lacrosse registration is open for Spring 2017

Amherst Youth Lacrosse registration is open for Spring 2017

Date: Month of January

Time: N/A

Location: www.amherstyouthlacrosse.org

Cost: There is a $175 Registration Fee which includes $30 for US Lacrosse membership (check the league website for reduced fee options)

Registrations are now open through the month of January to all boys and girls in grades 3 through 6 to play in the Amherst Youth Lacrosse Spring 2017 season.  There are no tryouts, all are welcome to participate – even if you’ve never seen a lacrosse stick before!  Teams typically practice 2 – 3 times a week in April then play 10 – 12 games in Amherst and adjacent towns as well as multi-team tournaments and jamborees in May and early June.  Weekday activities start around 6pm with other activities scheduled on the weekend as needed.  For more please check out our website, http://www.amherstyouthlacrosse.org, or contact Andrew MacDougall at president@amherstyouthlacrosse.org.

26th Annual Amherst College Baseball 2017 Winter Instructional Clinic

The purpose of the instructional clinic is to provide an environment where participants develop their baseball skills while having fun. Players will participate in small groups and will be given individual attention and instruction by college coaches and college players.

The clinic will take place in Calvin Coolidge Cage at Amherst College. There will be sessions for two age groups. With the younger age group (ages 9-13), we concentrate on basic techniques to help participants develop proper mechanics and to build their confidence. There will be competitive and fun games for the participants to use what they have learned and to challenge their skills.

With the older group (14-16), we concentrate on individual techniques and skills they will need to master in order to compete at the college level. We will teach techniques and drills that participants can practice at home or in small groups, as well as use in game situations.

Session 1 – Hitting Clinic

All Age Groups (ages 9 – 16): Monday, January 16 (6:30 – 8:15 p.m.)

* Clinic will be divided into two sections for age groups 9-13 & 14-16

Session 2 – Pitching & Positional Play (catching, infield, outfield)

All Age Groups (ages 9 – 16): Wednesday, January 18 (6:30 – 8:15 p.m.)

* Clinic will be divided into two sections for age groups 9-13 & 14-16

Cost for attending one session: $60

Cost for attending two sessions: $110

To register for the clinic, please fill out and submit the online registration form that can be found at:

 

https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/teams/spring/baseball/clinics/winter_inst_clinic

 

Questions call: 413-542-2284

Information and clinic details will be sent to participants upon registration.

Fall Soccer

From the Amherst Youth Soccer Association:

The Amherst Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) is seeking players (boys/girls) to join its Grade 3 travel soccer teams, starting immediately. Practices are twice a week after school & games are usually on Saturdays. Please contact Coach David Schmidt at schmidt@acad.umass.edu. See https://amherstsoccer.org/ for more information.

Field Days! 6/20 (1st-3rd) & 6/21 (4th-6th)

Two field days this year!  Read all about it (PDF).

The lower elementary field day will take place on Monday June 20th from 1:00 – 2:30.  Set-up will begin at 12:15 pm.  (NOTE: This is changed from the original 1:30-2:55). 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.
Upper elementary’s field day will be held Tuesday morning June 21nd (the last day of school).  6th Grade field day will be from 9am – 10am.  Grades 3-5 will take the field from 10am to 11:30am.  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.
Thanks,
Vince

Dos días de campo este año!  Mas informacion (PDF).

El día de campo para la primaria inferior (1-3) tendrá lugar el DIA 20 de JUNIO 20  entre la 1:00-2:30. Al igual que en el año pasado, habrá juegos de agua. Por lo tanto, los estudiantes tendrán que traer una muda de ropa que se pueda mojar. Al final del día de campo, nos reuniremos en la  estructura de madera para disfrutar de alimentos congelados antes de que todos se dirijan a agarrar sus cosas. Por favor  compilen una lista de los estudiantes que no pueden tomar helados (popsicles) debido a colorantes u otras razones para poder tener una  opción alternativa para ellos. Si hay alguna pregunta, no dude en consultar.

CLIC para el horario y las reglas para Primaria Inferior (1, 2, 3) (lunes 20 de junio)

El día de campo de primaria superior (4-6) se llevará a cabo el martes 21 de Junio por la mañana (el último día de clases) entre las 10-11: 30 (3-5) y 9-11 (6º grados), y será una celebración culminado la recaudación de fondos a beneficio de “Jump Rope for Heart”  donde participaron estudiantes de 4º a 6º grados. El evento fue inicialmente para 3-5, pero invitamos a  6 ° grado a participar también si todavía están en el colegio y si  no hay una celebración individual para 6º grado. Se adjunta un documento que contiene información sobre los horarios y juegos que se desarrollaran. Los estudiantes serán informados de los detalles del evento cuando se acerca el día, pero los estudiantes saben ahora que deberán traer un cambio de ropa, debido a los juegos de agua. Por favor, hágame saber si hay estudiantes que no pueden tener paletas de hielo (popsicles). Al igual que en el año pasado, el plan es dar a los estudiantes una vez que el evento haya terminado, y yo quiero asegurarme de que tenemos alternativas para aquellos que no pueden tenerlos. Déjenme saber si hay alguna pregunta acerca de cualquier cosa, y voy a responder de la mejor manera posible.

CLIC para el horario y las reglas para Alta Primaria (4, 5, 6) (mar 21 de junio)

Gracias,

Vince

W​ildwood Fundraiser for Soccer Goals​​

ORDER & PICK-UP a Take-and-Bake Hillside Pizza!
Slices, baked goods and drink also available for sale!

Friday, June 3rd, 4:00 – 6:00pm

Please complete the form that went home and return to the office by Tuesday, May 31.

Note for Parents/Guardians: Please arrive at event by 4:00 to chaperone their child and be on hand for the duration of the event, which ends at 6:00.

Jump Rope for Heart Benefit

From Vincent Barnes, Wildwood’s PE teacher:

I just wanted to alert everyone that we will be doing Jump Rope For Heart this year, courtesy of the American Heart Association. The premise of the event is to teach the kids about the importance of a healthy heart through jump roping and other cardiovascular-focused activities. Accompanied with this event is a fundraising component that raises funds for the research towards children’s heart disease; only grades 4 through 6 will participate in the fundraiser.

This week, I will be distributing fundraising envelopes to students along with consent forms for students to participate in the JRFH activities. Students are not mandated to participate in the fundraiser, but they are highly encouraged to do so. The time frame for the fundraiser is March 7th through April 1st, and all envelopes are expected to be returned by April 8th. Donations can also be made online at http://www.heart.org/jump. When it begins to get warmer outside, we will be having an end-of-fundraiser celebration. I will inform everyone with more details as they begin to formulate. Please let me know if there are any questions, comments, or concerns about JRFH in general.

Community Events: Black History, Winterfest, Jones Kids, Girls Sports Day & More

BlackHistoryMonth-20160213Black History Month On The Amherst Common
Date: Saturday Feb. 13
Time: 11:00-11:30am
Location: Amherst Common
Cost: Free


National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD)

Date: Sunday Feb. 14
Time: 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Location: Smith College Indoor Track and Tennis Facility

Smith College women’s varsity and club athletics programs will be hosting free clinics for all girls in grades 3-5. Clinics will include track and field, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, tennis, ultimate frisbee, softball, rock wall, volleyball and basketball. All participants will receive a t-shirt, certificate and snacks.

No equipment is needed by participants. However, comfortable athletic attire and sneakers are recommended.

For more info, visit: Smith Pioneers Website
View flyer: NGWSD_Poster


Winterfest
Date: Saturday Feb. 20 (*NOTE: NEW DATE*)
Time: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Cherry Hill Golf Course
Cost: Admission is $5 Kids/Students, $8 Adults and $20 for a family of 3 or More. There is a free shuttle service from Mill River Park and the Mill District.

The even is hosted by Amherst Leisure Services and Friends of Amherst Recreation with support from the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce. It is sponsored by Integrity Development. The event includes a food court, chili tasting contest cider donut eating contest, cheese tasting, fatbike demo and riding, baseball toss, mobile disc golf experience, dusk superpipe sledding hill, wagon rides from Muddy Brook, frosty fun kids carnival, family ice sculpture contest, UMass stage crew dance and clinic, golf contests, face painting, best in snow dog show, cardboard sled race, Zumba in the snow and entertainment from Jack Frost and the Rose Cheeks and Pineapple Dance’s Elektrik Boyz and Jam Dance.

View flyer: winterfest-flyer-2016-schools (*NOTE: NEW DATE*)
For more info, visit:
Winterfest Facebook


Black History Month, Feb. 2016

Amherst is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing accomplishments of black Americans and the continuing struggle for equality and freedom. Commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent:


Winter Break at Jones Library Kids Room
Date/Time: Feb 2016
Location: Jones Library, 43 Amity Street
Cost: Free

The perfect place to play with trains, curl up with a good book, explore the toy box, or find a movie to watch. There is something for everyone!

For more info, visit: http://www.joneslibrary.org/188/Kids-Room
View flyer: Jones Kids – February Calendar


Jones Library “On The Same Page” Community Read

Date/Time: March – April 2016
Location: Jones Library, 43 Amity Street
Cost: Free

The Jones Library is holding its fourth “On the Same Page” community reading program, this year featuring the book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by bestselling author Atul Gawande. This book has started a national conversation about the deep flaws in our society’s current treatment of people with serious illness and those who are facing end of life. The entire Amherst community is invited to read the book and participate in the upcoming programs and events.

As an added dimension this year, our local community read is part of a regional community read. In collaboration with Cooley Dickinson Health Care medical experts, local libraries and other agencies are sponsoring discussions throughout Hampshire and Franklin Counties in March and April, as well as offering additional programming to support the themes explored in this bestselling book.

The following series of programs will be held during March and April at the Jones Library, and are based on topics and themes from the novel.

For complete program descriptions, visit: http://www.joneslibrary.org/onthesamepage


Family Film Series at Amherst Cinema

Date/Time: Saturdays at 10:00am
Location: Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street, Amherst
Cost: $5 general admission! Free passes are available for families in need at the ARPS Family Center.

Visit: http://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/family-friendly-programming

 

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Location: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road
Cost: Varies

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art inspires a love of art and reading through picture books. The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.

Exhibitions: http://www.carlemuseum.org/content/current-exhibitions
Programs and Events: http://www.carlemuseum.org/content/upcoming-events


Amherst BID Events

The Amherst Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit economic development organization comprised of local property owners dedicated to providing programs and services that serve the town’s residents and businesses. Through partnering with the Town, the University, and the two Colleges, the BID aims to make downtown an even better place to visit.
View Local Event Calendar: http://www.amherstdowntown.com/calendar/

Amherst Hurricane Booster/Amherst Lions Club Coupon Book

The Amherst Lions Club is partnering with the ARMS & ARHA Athletics Program to raise money for equipment. Family coupon books are currently on sale to everyone in the ARPS community for $20.00 each.

There are over 30 businesses in the Amherst-area that are represented in service coupons. The value of all coupons in the book is approximately $1,000.00. The coupons are good through 7/31/16.

Family coupon books are available for purchase at the ARHS Athletic Director’s office (whitep@arps.org); ARMS office (adairs@arps.org); and the Amherst Lions Club (tacromack@comcast.net).

Family Day – UMass Women’s Soccer (10/18)

20151017-UMassWomensSoccerDay

UMass Women’s Soccer and the UMass Sport Management SoccerFest Students are hosting a UMass Women’s Soccer Family Day for Amherst families to come together, have fun, and spread cancer awareness. The game is THIS SUNDAY at 1PM.

Fútbol femenino UMass y al SoccerFest estudiantes UMass Sport Management están organizando Día de la Familia de Fútbol de la Mujer de UMass Amherst para las familias a reunirse, divertirse, y difundir la conciencia del cáncer. El juego es este domingo a las 13:00.

  • Free face painting and hair waxing from 12:30 pm to the end of the game. / Libre – Pintura de la cara y el pelo encerado de 12:30 pm hasta el final del juego.
  • Chance to compete in a relay race on the field at halftime, with prizes to be won! / Oportunidad de competir en una carrera de relevos en el campo en el descanso, con premios que se ganó!
  • Autographs by UMass players following the game! / Autógrafos de jugadores de UMass siguientes el juego!

Traducción Al español se hace con http://translate.google.com/- Nos disculpamos por cualquier desaciertos. Si tiene correcciones, por favor póngase en contacto con Laura Quilter en lquilter @ gmail.com. ¡Gracias!  / Spanish translation is done byhttp://translate.google.com/  — We apologize for any infelicities.  If you have corrections, please contact Laura Quilter at lquilter @gmail.com . Gracias!

Basketball League Tryouts (11/3, 11/4, 11/7)

Suburban girls travel league flyer 10.8.15

Registration is now open to try out for the Suburban Basketball Travel League. Held at the Amherst Middle School Gym, tryouts will take place: / La inscripción está abierta a probar para el Suburban Básquet Viajes League. Celebrada en el Gimnasio Amherst Middle School, las pruebas se llevarán a cabo:

Thursday,  November 3rd

  • 5/6 grade boys / niños: 5:30-7:00pm
  • 7/8 grade boys / niños: 7:00-8:30pm

Wednesday, November 4th

  • 5/6 grade girls / niñas: 5:30-7:00pm
  • 7/8 grade girls / niñas: 7:00-8:30pm

Saturday, November 7th

  • 7/8 grade girls / niñas: 11:30-1:00pm
  • 5/6 grade boys / niños: 1:00-2:30pm

These teams will practice 2-3 days a week and play in 2 games a week. Teams will also enter tournaments and play against the best of the Pioneer Valley. But best of all, players get to stay active and have fun with friends! / Estos equipos practicarán 2-3 días a la semana y jugar en 2 partidos por semana. Los equipos también entrarán torneos y jugar contra los mejores del Valle Pioneer. Pero lo mejor de todo, los jugadores tienen que mantenerse activo y divertirse con amigos!

local high school sports app

Get access to statewide information about your favorite Massachusetts high school athletic teams and their competitions.

With the MIAA app FANS can…

● Select your favorite school(s) and teams(s).
● See team schedules and rosters.
● Find recent scores and upcoming games.
● Add games to your calendar.
● Read game recaps.
● Allow notifications to be sent keeping you updated on your favorite team(s).
● Search directions/navigation to game venues.
● Post to social media.
● View posted documents.

Get the MIAA App!

Modified from ARHS blog posting at http://arhsparentcenter.org/2015/10/05/miaa-app-is-here/


Obtén acceso a la información en todo el estado sobre su escuela secundaria equipos deportivos favoritos de Massachusetts y sus competiciones.

Con la aplicación FANS MIAA puede …

● Seleccione su escuela favorita (s) y equipos (s).
● Ver horarios y listas de los equipos.
● Encuentra puntajes recientes y próximos juegos.
● Añadir juegos a tu calendario.
● Lea juego resúmenes.
● Permitir notificaciones se envíen mantener informado a su equipo favorito (s).
● direcciones de búsqueda / navegación a juego lugares.
● Publicar en los medios sociales.
● Ver publicó documentos.

Obtener la App MIAA!

Modificado de ARHS entrada de blog en http://arhsparentcenter.org/2015/10/05/miaa-app-is-here/