Tuesday, June 19, 2018

#artcontinues Painting Party on June 20

from former Art Teacher Teri Magner:

It’s almost summer!  This Wednesday, June 20, just might be the perfect opportunity to grab your friends and come paint and party together at our #artcontinues Wine & Painting Event at AmherstWorks!  These BYOB events offer everyone, of every ability, the chance to paint a masterpiece!  

While it’s still spring, the featured painting is Monet’s Le Printemps!  Paint a canvas, tote bag or apron (while they last)!  Think “fun” “friends” “a work of art for yourself”, or “a gift for someone special”!  

ARMS Interim Principal Finalists Visit on June 19

On Tuesday, June 19, ARMS faculty, staff and families will have the opportunity to meet the three Interim Principal finalists who were chosen to move forward by the ARMS Interim Principal Search Committee. The community is invited to meet with the candidates at the following times:

Community Meetings
Joseph Smith 5:00-5:45 p.m. ARMS Library 
Rebecca Sweetman 5:45-6:30 p.m. ARMS Library 
Roberto Soto 6:30-7:15 p.m. ARMS Library

Attached you will find the schedule for Tuesday's meet and greet of all three finalists, as well as each of their resumes.

ARMS Interim Principal Finalists Meet and Greet Schedule.pdf

Interim Principal Finalist Resumes.pdf
Joseph Smith Resume.pdf (inadvertently omitted from above PDF packet)


We still need help with decorating both the gym and the cafeteria!

PLEASE NOTE: due to the Meet & Greet schedule for the ARMS interim principal candidates, we will be decorating the gym on TUESDAY, beginning right after school. We should be done in time to attend the candidate meetings.

Decorating of the cafeteria will be on Wednesday morning, from 10:00-12:00. You can also drop off food for the reception. Don’t forget to label any dishes or serving items you wish to get back.

There is a 6th Grade Graduation tab on the blog where you can access all the sign up information, or feel free to just show up! Thanks!


Tuesday/Gym: http://frpc.pleasebringit.com/public/6r1pElwbAQs
Wednesday/Cafeteria: http://frpc.pleasebringit.com/public/6r1pElwbAQs

Almodovar: http://frpc.pleasebringit.com/public/mq4XT7fI+A8
Austin: http://frpc.pleasebringit.com/public/2ih4SiBqJko
Sawicki: http://frpc.pleasebringit.com/public/Sf9jn4HKQUc

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Congratulations to the newly elected PGO Board!

The Fort River PGO held its annual board elections on Monday June 11th. The officers for the 2018-19 school year are:

Co-Presidents: Stacey Beganny & Rebecca Kennedy
Treasurer: Deb Leonard
Secretary: Elizabeth Fortin
Volunteer Coordinator: Meri Clark
Communications Coordinator: Krisztina Filep

The PGO could not function without all our fabulous volunteers, so thank you to each and every one of you. Whether you donated money, your time or in other ways, our Fort River community was strengthened by your contribution. We also want to say thank you to Liz Larson, Michele Spirko and Deb Christakos for their many years of service to the PGO. They are moving on to the Middle School and they will be missed!

We still have openings for Vice President and an Events Coordinator. If you'd like more information on either position, please email Stacey Beganny at stacey.fortriver@gmail.com.

Have a great summer everyone!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Fort River Garden needs your help this summer!

We are looking for support from families to help the school gardens have a healthy summer growing season. Families are invited to join Leila for an on-site garden volunteer training at Fort River during the weekend of 6/23-24.

In the session (under 45 minutes) you'll  become familiar with the garden space, learn about the plants we're growing, and learn how to access and use the garden tools. The summer volunteer "work" is fun and kid-friendly! Families who help care for the gardens are also welcome to harvest from the gardens as certain crops become ready.

Sign ups for summer weeks will take place after the orientation sessions. Volunteers will also be asked to sign a liability waiver, per district protocol.

If you are interested in caring for the garden this summer, please complete this short form. Questions can be sent to Jennifer Reese at reesej@arps.org.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

DATE CHANGE: Bus/Van Driver & Crossing Guard Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday JUNE 19 at 9 am

Please join the families of Fort River for an appreciation breakfast to say thank you for all that our transportation professionals do to get our kids to and from school safely.

Tuesday JUNE 19, 9:00am (NOTE DATE CHANGE)


We need many food items for the breakfast including eggs, sausage, bagels, juice, fruit, etc. Click here to donate! Thank you!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Happy Field Day!

It's finally here! 

Today is Field Day! Field Day is a school wide event that allows the entire school to get outside for sun and fun. In the morning, students will participate in field day activities together in multi-aged groups to build school unity across grades. Groups will rotate through a variety of outdoor and indoor activity stations on the fields, on the playground, and in the gym. This year, the afternoon will also be filled with community building games and activities.

9:00 am - 11:30 am: Grades K – 6 Field Day
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Picnic lunch & recess (bring your own or purchase cafeteria lunch)
1:00 - 3:10 pm: Afternoon elective activities

Thanks to those who are volunteering to help make Field Day 2018 another huge success. There are a couple of vacancies so if you are available please join us! We meet on the basketball courts at 8:30 am.

Here is the “Bring It” sign up sheet (in case you forgot your volunteer shift description): (http://frpc.pleasebringit.com/public/ZR90d5H2bU8

Thank you to Christine St. Laurent (cwstlaurent@gmail.com) and Tom St. Laurent (tomstlaurent.ht@gmail.com) for organizing again!  

Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you today!