Monday, May 30, 2022

AEF Stars in Our Schools

As the school year comes to a close, we reflect on how proud we are of all our teachers, staff, students, and parents. Public schools are a critical part of our community, and their funding is imperative. With that in mind, the Amherst Education Foundation (AEF) is excited to announce our Spring Stars in Our Schools fundraiser.

Show your favorite teacher or staff member in the Amherst-Pelham School District your gratitude by making a contribution in their honor! Gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated and will go towards helping AEF continue to provide grants toward amazing educational programs developed by teachers and staff. Say 'Thank You!' to a teacher, principal, coach, aide or other staff member by making a donation and we will send them a note letting them know how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. 
Visit and make your gift by Wednesday, June 15 to honor teachers or staff in Amherst, Pelham, Shutesbury, or Leverett, and we will send them a recognition card.

Field Day - Volunteers wanted!

Fort River Field Day is June 8 (rain date of June 9)!

We need help with the following tasks:

- Set up

- Leading one of the 12 teams (you will not be alone, you will be with (a) teacher(s))

- Running one of the activity stations (2 volunteers per station)

More details and the exact times will be communicated closer to the date.

Sign up here:


Sunday, May 22, 2022

Drinks wanted!

Fort River teachers and staff will be celebrating retirements and the end of the year. The PGO is looking to help with these celebrations by providing drinks (seltzer, soda, juice, water).

Please consider donating!

Drinks can be dropped off at 48 Linden Ridge Rd (please do not send to the school at this time, contact the PGO if you would like to donate but cannot get them to this address).

Summer ARPS and Culture


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Fort River Book Swap - Books wanted!

The Fort River Book Swap is back this year!

If you have any books to donate, please send them to school or put them in the big box by the front door of the building.

All students will be able to choose new-to-them books during their library period the week of June 6.

Contact Ms Lani (, Fort River Librarian, for more information.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week!

Ask your students to make a card, write a letter or do something nice for their teacher this week, or through the entire month of May. We love our teachers!