NERD Summit – Kids’ Programming Workshops at UMass, Saturday Sept. 12

NERD Summit at UMass this weekend – includes FREE workshops for kids 7 & up The NERD (New England Regional Developers) Summit is a three day conference of talks, workshops, coding challenges, and fun with the local tech community! More details about the conference are available at We are offering a number of workshops for kids and teens at NERD Summit 2015.  […]

Mary Poppins auditions, Sept. 17, 18, 19, 20

ALSCT’s Mary Poppins The Musical Auditions Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater is looking for actors and actresses ages 7 and up. Auditions will be at the Bangs Community Center in Amherst on these dates and times: Thursday, September 17 from 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm Friday, September 18 from 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm Saturday, […]

Grief Through Story – Jones Library program for adult caregivers and community members supporting young people

Grief Through Story: Initiating a Gentle Conversation about Death, Dying, & Grief Using Children’s Literature Adult caregivers and community members are invited to attend this free workshop to be held at the Jones Library on Tuesday, September 15 at 7 pm.  This program is offered by The Garden:  A Center for Grieving Children and Teens, […]

LSSE Kids’ Classes on Art, Astronomy, Tennis and More!

Dear Parents and School Personnel, At LSSE we’re excited to announce another season of rich programming for children this fall. Carolyn Toomey will teach her beloved fanciful art classes, starting the week of Sept. 21. She has four week-day art classes, as well as a new class on Thursday afternoons in outdoor education for kids’ […]

@Jones: Money Smart Week®, 4/18-25

Libraries have long been advocates for reading and literacy for the people in their communities. Another community need now being addressed by libraries in an annual campaign is financial literacy and money management. Money Smart Week®, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances, will be observed with programs at […]

CARNIVAL: Juntos We Play, 3/26

Juntos We Play is a special outreach program sponsored by the ARPS Family Center and community partners. Parents/guardians who attend are introduced to the services provided at the ARPS Family Center. The Family Center shares tools with adults to build a positive school experience while children engage in activities with their staff and interns. Games, […]

Community Storytelling at Hampshire, 2/16

Onawumi Jean Moss is a storyteller, narrator, keynote speaker, and author. Come join us in celebrating Black History Month, the power of voice, and sharing stories of identity by workshopping personal stories. Date: February 16 Time: 11:30am-1:00pm (Youth Stories); 11:30am-1:30pm Adult Stories) Location: Hampshire College, Dakin and Merrill Living Room This event is free and […]

Informational meeting re: proposed schedule change at middle school for next year – Thurs Jan 8th (7 pm, Library, ARMS) –

Parents of upper elementary school students:  Please be aware that the middle school (ARMS) is proposing a (a pretty large) change in the school day schedule for next year’s 7th and 8th graders. On Thursday January 8th at 7 PM (Library) the middle school administration will be hosting an information night for the school community […]

Food Pantry for Kids, 12/26-1/2

In December, the Amherst Survival Center (ASC) Food Pantry is providing families with school-age children (ages 5-17), who live with them, with a “Kids Winter School Vacation BOOST” – extra food for each school-age child in their household. Families can get food from Dec 26-Jan 2. View flyer: ASC Kids SCHOOL VACATION Boost flyer 12.14

Math Meeting about the future of the High School Math Curriculum – Wed Dec 17, 2014

The below-listed meeting took place earlier in the week: Wednesday (12/17) 6:30 – 7:45 ARHS Library The purpose of this meeting is for parents/guardians to see potential math course sequences (Integrated or Traditional) and course names for grades 9 – 12. Parents/guardians will be asked to provide comments for the ARHS math department. Parents interested […]

A little reminder: Come Meet the PGO this Monday Dec 8th (with pizza & childcare provided), 5:30 – 7:30

GO WILD!  GO-WILD-WOOD! Because the invite went out on Thankgiving Day, it seems like a good idea to send a little reminder about the following: Come Meet the Wildwood PGO Details: Date:  Monday, Dec 8th, 5:30-7:30 Location:  Wildwood Cafeterias.  One room for the meeting, one room for kids. Agenda:  Learn about the PGO, meet others […]

Pizza! Pizza! Cookie Dough! Make some dough for the Sixth Grade Field Trip!

Flyers and order forms have gone home in backpacks for the Sixth Grade Hillside Pizza Fundraiser. Orders are due this Friday, April 4 so please fill ’em out and turn ’em in. Hillside Pizza is made with organic ingredients and arrives ready for your freezer so you can bake it fresh anytime. The cookie dough too! Please support […]

The Eric Carle Museum

EXHIBITIONS For more information visit The Art of Eric Carle: Feathers, Fins, and FurThrough September 1, 2013Eric Carle’s love of nature is legendary. To recognize this passion, the Carle organized a selective survey of works exploring his interest in animals. On view will be a host of animals who have populated his books. In […]

Wildwood Book Closet Volunteer!

The Wildwood Book Closet needs 3-4 volunteers to help with re-shelving of books throughout the school year.  This internal library is a teacher resource, arranged by reading level.  Typically volunteers stop by the closet once a week for 10-20 minutes at a time, to help keep this important resource organized. Please contact Kristin at if you […]

2nd Annual African American Achievement Night

You are cordially invited to attend the 2nd Annual African American Achievement Night.   This much anticipated community celebration is scheduled for May 8 at 6:30pm in the Amherst Regional High School Auditorium (21 Mattoon Street). District administrators, faculty, staff, students, families and community members will gather to celebrate the academic, extracurricular, musical, athletic, and community service accomplishments of […]

Multicultural Fair Performers Need A Prop. Can you help?

We need 1 parasol, made of laminated fiber or paper for the multicultural fair. The parents and students preparing the Japanese Kabuki parasol dance need one more. Please let me know.Elizabeth Fernandez O’BrienPhysical EducationProgram and EventsWildwood Elementary71 Strong StAmherst, MA 01002413-362-1431obriene@arps.orgfax 413-549-9519

TONIGHT: Julie Rivera Invites You To An Art Opening

Wildwood art teacher Julie Rivera invites you to an art exhibition opening this Friday, April 5th (reception 5 to 7 PM) at the Oxbow Gallery, on Pleasant Street in Northampton. The three person exhibition, called Direction: Home is a collaboration with two other area artists/art teachers, Diane Travis and BZ Reily. Families are most welcome! Another reception will take […]