Sunday, August 19, 2018

New Family Popsicle Party


All are invited to help welcome new families to Fort River at our annual Popsicle Party on Monday, August 27 from 6 to 7:30 on the Fort River playground. This is an event for the whole family and Fort River friends of all ages are encouraged to attend! Please help us spread the word - thanks!

 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

After-School Fall Art Classes

Check out the fall schedule of after-school art classes at Joy Art Space!  This is a great opportunity for children and teens to get involved in an enriching after school activity where they can engage in self-expression in a supportive environment. Visit www.joyartspace.com for class descriptions.  Spaces are limited and filling quickly -- register soon to ensure a spot in the class!



Monday, August 13, 2018

AUDITIONS - Hampshire Young People's Chorus

AUDITIONS - Hampshire Young People's Chorus will be holding auditions for singers ages 8-18, August 30, 3:30-5:30, South Church, Amherst. Rehearsals on Tuesdays in Amherst. For more information visit www.hampshireypc.org or call 413-530-9337.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Fort River School Building Committee Announces Design Firm Selection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fort River School Building Committee Announces Design Firm Selection

For more information, contact:
Jonathan Salvon, Fort River School Building Committee, Chair
fortriversbc@amherstma.gov
The Fort River School Building Committee is pleased to announce that it has chosen TSKP Studio
as designers for the feasibility study at the Fort River Elementary School. The decision came
after an evaluation working group reviewed proposals submitted, interviewed candidates, and
checked references.
The evaluators unanimously favored TSKP for its strong proposal and presentation, leading
green design record that includes net zero buildings, breadth of work and favorable references.
TSKP has a great deal of experience with school building design, working both within the
Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) program and independently with towns in
Massachusetts and Connecticut. The firm is also equally enthusiastic and experienced in both
renovation and new construction.
The committee met for the first time with representatives from TSKP on July 16th. Over the
next several months, the committee will work with TSKP and the Amherst School District to
evaluate the Fort River site and building and produce a range of options for a school building to
serve PreK-6 students attending the Fort River Elementary School. Community meetings will be
scheduled over the upcoming months and public input sought as plans develop.
The next meeting of the Fort River School Building Committee will take place on August 8th at
4:30pm in the Amherst Police Department Community Room. The public is welcome to attend
and can also contact the committee at fortriversbc@amherstma.gov.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Library Help needed - Tuesday July 24th


Another library work party! Bring your enthusiasm! FR students, friends, younger siblings, parents and guardians and all other family members are welcome! 

We'll be moving books, stamping books, marking books, scanning books. 

Join Lani on Tuesday, July 24th - anytime between 1pm and 6pm. Come for 15 min or the whole time. 

If the front door is locked when you arrive - and the office doesn't answer - call the library 413-362-1215 and we'll get you in. 

The last work party was such a success! Thank you to all the FR students, families, alums and MultiArts camp folks who brought their enthusiasm.

Questions? Email FR Librarian, Lani: blechmanl@arps.org



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Summer Eats Face Painting

Face paint and coloring at Summer Eats on Friday, July 13!

All are welcome! Come out for face painting and coloring at Summer Eats on Friday, July 13. 

The FR Family Engagement Committee will travel along with the food truck to Rolling Green Apartments (10:30am) and Colonial Village Apartments (11am) to paint smiling faces and give out coloring books and crayons. 

All are welcome! You don't need to live at any of the Summer Eats Food Truck stops. Meals are for ALL kids and teens (18 and under). Come out to share a meal with our FR community, get your face painted, and stock up on rainy day coloring. 

The Family Engagement Committee is excited to meet all members of your family who are able to make it!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Library Help Needed - July 10th!





Last-minute library work party! Bring your enthusiasm! FR students, friends, younger siblings, parents and guardians and all other family members are all welcome! We'll be moving books, stamping books, marking books, scanning books. Join Lani and her rising 6th grade niece anytime between 12pm and 5pm on Tuesday, July 10th. Come for 15 min or the whole time. Staff will be in the office to buzz you in. If the door is giving you trouble, call the library 413-362-1215 and we'll get you in. Questions? Email FR Librarian, Lani: blechmanl@arps.org