Monday, May 22, 2017

PGO Meeting On May 23 at 6:30pm

General PGO Meeting
Tuesday, May 23

Please join the PGO Board for a short and sweet evening meeting to review plans for the end of the year and to brainstorm ideas for the 2017-2018 school year. All current and future Fort River parents and guardians are welcome! The budget, fundraising goals, and volunteer needs will be discussed. 

Summer Activities for Children

Click for PDF catalog of summer activities prepared by ARPS Office of the Superintendent. These are not School or District sponsored events/camps. 

Amherst LWV Young Readers Day on July 26

The League of Women Voters Amherst is sponsoring a "Young Readers Day" at the annual book sale this summer on which all children who come will receive one free book. The 2017 Book Sale will be held at the Fort River School on South East Street.
Here are the important dates:

June 30 - July 18: Book donations at Fort River School ONLY
July 25: Children's Day for Summer Academy students at Crocker Farm School
July 26: Young Readers Day at Fort River School
July 28-30 (Friday-Sunday), 9-4: Sale open to the public
August 4-6 (Friday-Sunday), 9-4: Sale open to the public

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon Donations Needed

The Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon will take place at the High Horse on Wednesday, June 7th. Please express your thanks to our amazing staff by making a contribution in their honor. Fort River teachers and staff will be invited and be treated to a hearty meal and tasty dessert at the luncheon.

The PGO needs your help to keep this special tradition going. Let's honor the wonderful Fort River staff by giving them a real celebration! Click here for the contribution form or to send a special message to staff.

Please send your contribution in any amount to the PGO mailbox in the office by Wednesday, May 31st (cash or Say Thank You to Fort River Staff!


¡Diga gracias al personal de Fort River! 

El Almuerzo de Apreciación del Maestros y del Personal tendrá lugar en el High Horse el miércoles, 7 de junio. Por favor, exprese su agradecimiento a nuestro personal increíble haciendo una contribución en su honor. Los maestros y personal del Río Fort serán invitados y serán tratados a una comida abundante y postre sabroso en el almuerzo.

El PGO necesita su ayuda para mantener esta tradición especial. ¡Honremos al maravilloso personal del Fort River dándoles una verdadera celebración! Haga clic aquí parael formulario de contribución o para enviar un mensaje especial al personal.

Por favor envíe su contribución en cualquier cantidad al buzón PGO en la oficina para el miércoles, 31 de mayo (efectivo o cheque pagadero a Fort River PGO).

Sugarloaf Youth Track League

Sugarloaf Youth Track League begins this week!

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, 21 Mattoon Street, Amherst.
Price: $49

Boys and girls of all abilities will be placed on a team and can compete in both relay 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. 

For more info please visit our website at

Contact Sydney Henthorn, Sugarloaf Track League Director at or

Chris Johnson, Sports Director at LSSE, (413)259-3144 or

SEPAC Presents Post-Building Project Presentation on May 24

SEPAC invites you to take part in the upcoming Post-Building Project Presentation with Interim Superintendent, Dr. Mike Morris. All are welcome.

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 5:00 -6:30pm
Location: Amherst Regional Middle School, Professional Development Center
RSVP: or 413-687-4255

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Auditions for the Hampshire Young People’s Chorus on June 6

Does your child love to sing?  
The Hampshire Young People’s Chorus (YPC), an award-winning youth choir, will hold auditions on June 6 for new members for the 2017-2018 year.  
YPC offers children the opportunity to experience choral singing in a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere.  Healthy vocal technique and fundamental music skills are taught through singing a wide range of music from many styles and traditions.  The choir’s roster includes more than 45 children in two age divisions – Concert Choir (grades 3-6) and Chamber Singers (grades 6-10).  
Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays in Amherst.  For more information, please visit or call the director, K.C. Conlan, at 413-530-9337.