Tuesday, January 17, 2017

5th Annual Fort River Chili Night for a Chilly Night THIS Thursday January 19

The competition is getting all fired up! Are you ready for the epic chili battle THIS THURSDAY? 🏆🔥🏆🔥🏆

Check out the fancy hardware that you could be bringing home from the 5th Annual Fort River Chili Night for a Chilly Night!
Lots of food is needed! Please sign up to bring chili, cornbread, setup, cleanup etc. at http://frpc.pleasebringit.com/public/iMSHyEFLb80


Homework Survey - Please Complete by Noon TODAY

This is a reminder that the Homework Survey will close on Tuesday, January 17th at noon. You can visit the survey here. Please complete this short 5 minute survey and provide the district with your feedback on your experience with not having homework assigned during the winter break. 

Esto es un recordatorio de que la Encuesta de Tareas se cerrará el martes, 17 de enero al mediodía. Puede visitar la encuesta aquí. Complete esta breve encuesta de 5 minutos y proporcione al distrito su opinión sobre su experiencia al no tener tarea asignada durante las vacaciones de invierno.

Fort River Winter Orchestra and Band Concert TODAY January 17

Your child needs their instrument today!

The Fort River Winter Orchestra and Band Concert will be held on Tuesday, January 17, from 6:30 - 8pm. There will be an afternoon performance at 2pm. Please help our Instrumental Music Professional Staff by encouraging your students to practice!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Save the Date! 7th Annual Daffodil Fun Run on April 30th!

On your mark, get set…

Save the date for April 30, 2017!

It’s the 7th Annual Daffodil Run to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County and there is big news... in addition to the 5k walk/run there will be a 10k run!

Register before April 1, 2017 for early bird rates and to be guaranteed an event t-shirt. Celebrate spring and enjoy pre-race warm up activities for all ages, music by DJ Matt Peterson, bounce house, games, barbecue by The Pub and more! All levels of participation are welcome. 

Register today on RaceWire.com:

ARPS Wellness Committee Seeks New Members

The Wellness Committee is seeking new members.  The committee will next meet in February.  The committee focuses on nutrition/food and physical activity.

The committee ensures that all schools are in compliance with federal and state requirements, and with the requirements set forth by this policy. The Committee shall be comprised of the Director of Student Services, a School Nurse, a Principal, and at least three community members or parent/guardians. The Committee shall meet at least twice during the school year. The Wellness Committee will review the Districts’ wellness guidelines every two years and make recommendations for any changes to the Superintendent.

A mid-year Wellness report addressing each element of the Wellness Policy shall be submitted to the Superintendent and the School Committee by January of each year.

For further information, contact Dr. Faye Brady at 362-1834.

Get Ready for Winterfest 2017!


The Annual Amherst Winterfest will be held on Feb. 11, 2017. The festival will be held at Cherry Hill Golf Course, 323 Montague Road.

The festival begins at 1 p.m. and ends after the 6 p.m. fireworks.

There’s the annual cardboard classic sled race with prizes for best design, as well as the "Best in Snow" dog show.

The Valley’s Got Talent Auditions


The First Annual Valley’s Got Talent competition will be held on Sunday, March 26th, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Bangs Community Center. This is an amateur talent competition for all ages!

1st Prize $1000, 2nd Prize $500, 3rd Prize $250!

Auditions will be held on February 6th in the Bangs Community Center from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm.