Sunday, November 17, 2019

Around the World - THANK YOU!

The Around the World – Cultural Heritage Fair ROCKED!!

The Around the World was held last Thursday - what a WONDERFUL evening! We had the best potluck in the world with lots of culture/project booths, and a variety of amazing
performances! We are so glad so MANY families and teachers attended this event and a big thank you to EVERYONE who brought the most diverse and delicious gathering Fort River has ever seen!

Thanks so much to our fabulous committee: Yoosun Park, Jumee Lee and Sylvia Fisher. So many folks gave a helping hand to set up, clean up and coordinate this event. THANK YOU!!

Please provide any feedback about the event to Yoosun Park (

Friday, November 15, 2019

Girls on the Run - Coach(es) Needed!

Girls on the Run coming to Fort River spring 2020!
We are looking for volunteer coaches to support this team. Coaches do not need to be runners.

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a unique 10 week (twice weekly) after-school program led by trained coaches who lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-5th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. Each season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5K event. This
celebratory, non-competitive event provides girls with a sense of accomplishment and instills the
value of goal setting at a young age.

More information will be coming about the program. Registration will open in January, partial and full financial aid will be available.

Interested in coaching? Looking for more information? Please contact Molly Hoyt, GOTR Program Director, or Abby Mahoney, Community Outreach Coordinator,

PGO Annual Fund - Donate Now!

LSSE Winter 2020 Program Guide

Jones Library Volunteer Opportunity

Please submit a letter of interest and resume by December 2, 2019 to:
Sharon Sharry, Library Director
The Jones Library, 43 Amity St, Amherst, MA 01002

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Starlight Youth Theater

   DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.   students Grades 2-6
Come join the fun November 16, 2019 for a Registration Workshop 9:00-9:40am at Mapleridge Community Center, 659 Amherst Road, Sunderland.  Singing,  dancing and pick up materials. Regular class begins January 11, 2020. Show in early April 2020. Limited Space! Sign up today.
  FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR.  Students Grades 7-12     
Auditions will be held November 16, 2019  9:45-11:00 am at Mapleridge Community Center, 659 Amherst Road, Sunderland. Please prepare 34 bars of music.  Please select a song from the show or another musical that will show not only your vocal ability but your personality.  You do not have to audition to sign up for the class as there are many characters that do not have solos. Class/Rehearsal begins January 18, 2020. Show date to be announced May 2020.