Newsflash: Math Night has been scheduled! Elizabeth Pretel is again putting together a tremendous school wide exhibition of mathematics, with activities for all families.
More details very soon, but one thing for now:
Elizabeth would be very appreciative for help in preparing materials for the math night. She has blocked out 4 volunteer afternoons (Fri 3/17, Thu 3/23, Fri 3/31, Mon 4/3), from noon til 3pm. If you could help, please sign up on by clicking on this signup form.
Watch our Drop Everything and READ (DEAR) time at our Dr. Seuss Read Across America assembly on Tuesday:
Children will have a unique time exploring all the arts with top-notch professional artists every day. Our superb educational experience will enrich children’s lives now and in their future. Space is limited, so register NOW!
Check this fantastic video created by children who attended Multi-Arts in the past: Clear message. Fun. Creative. Reflects the power of the arts.
Hope to see you this summer or in our Spring Camp on April 17-21
PS: Check our Counselor in Training program for teens and our Internships for college students
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.
The Superintendent Search Screening Committee has been finalized. The membership list is available online: www.arps.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=926815&pageId=8754089
The Jones Library 40th Anniversary Children’s Music Series
Date: March 4
Where: The Jones Library, Woodbury Room
We welcome the Amherst College Zumbyes and Bluestockings acapella groups for a performance that will amaze listeners of every age. Without any instruments besides the human voice, these talented singers can sound like a whole symphony! Meet the students in our community who will share their songs, and teach us a little about how Acapella singing works.
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.
Amherst will hold the Annual Town Election on March 28th. It is important to remember that every election has a deadline of 20 days prior to the election by which one must register to vote in order to be eligible to vote in that election. Any person who is a Massachusetts resident and a United States citizen and will be 18 years old as of the next election is eligible to register to vote.
In order to vote in the Town of Amherst you must be a registered voter in the Town of Amherst and you must vote in the precinct in which you are a registered voter.
Massachusetts residents can apply online by visiting www.sec.state.ma.us and clicking the “Massachusetts Register to Vote Online” button to access the online application system. Any Massachusetts resident who has a valid identification card issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles will be able to use the online system to apply to register to vote, update their address, or change their party enrollment.
Massachusetts residents who do not have identification issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online which they can print, sign, and mail or hand-deliver to their local election official.
You can check on your voting status by going to www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx You can register online or in person at Town Hall. You will need a photo ID or last 4 digits of your SS#.
Join the Snowy Owls, a weekly after school program for K-4, and plunge into a wild world of nature exploration, crafting and feasting! Explore the woods, streams and trails while learning awareness, naturalist and survival skills!
This program meets once a week, participants picking a Tuesday or Thursday clan, from 3:45 to 5:30 at Amethyst Brook Conservation Land, Amherst. Begins Tuesday March 7, 2017.
Snowy Owls is offered by Leapfrog Programs. Leap frog Programs cultivates nature connection and education for humans of all ages in Western Massachusetts, offering during and after school programs and weekend workshops. We work to empower participants with meaningful and practical life-long relationships between each other, and the living land.
To sign up or to find out more visit us at: leapfrogprograms.weebly.com
With gratitude from The Compost Collective,
Margaret and Sara
The Amherst Regional School District will continue to enroll and serve every child living in the district who chooses to attend our schools, without regard to their immigration status. View the assurance letter from the ARPS interim superintendent regarding immigrant families.