Friday, August 31, 2012

Come Have Coffee with the Principal and Meet the PGO

Held the first Friday of each month in the cafeteria, these coffees provide an opportunity to talk with the principal and/or assistant principal on a variety of topics. Our first coffee will feature a presentation on the policies at Fort River that are designed to keep our kids safe at school.

Immediately following the Coffee with a Principal (9:00-10:00 am) will be a short and sweet PGO meeting where we will share information on upcoming programs and events. We really want to get new folks involved, so if you haven't attended a meeting in a while, or if you've NEVER attended a meeting, we hope you will come!

Se celebra el primer viernes de cada mes, estos cafés ofrecen la oportunidad de hablar con la directora y \ o el asistente de la directora  sobre  una variedad de temas. Nuestro primer café contará con una presentación sobre las políticas en Fort River  que están diseñadas para mantener a nuestros niños seguros en la escuela.

Upcoming Girls Leadership Institute Seminars

Crocker Farm is hosting a Girls Leadership Institute seminar this fall.  Follow the links for more information:

Here is the registration link for the Crocker Farm programs:

The full Amherst Girls Leadership Institute page:

Scholarships are available!

Granja Crocker está organizando una Girls Leadership seminarios del Instituto en el otoño. Siga los enlaces para obtener más información:

Aquí está el enlace de registro para los programas de Crocker Farm:

El pleno del Instituto de Liderazgo para Niñas Amherst página:
These events are not sponsored by the FR PGO.

Fall After-School Classes

Here are a few after-school activities you may be interested in for the fall:

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Amherst College Athletics:
The Women's Tennis Team offers junior tennis lessons for kids.
The Swimming and Diving Team offers swimming lessons for kids.

Art Studio Hadley

Miss Leticia

Red Barn Music School
The Red Barn Music School in Amherst announces their fall classes, including Kindermusik for Pre-K's!  Visit their website for more information.

Red Bird Crafts
These events are not sponsored by the FR PGO.

Auditions for "Fiddler on the Roof"

Amherst Leisure Services presents AUDITIONS for Fiddler On The Roof for its 19th production. Now is your chance to audition for a role in this wonderful production.   Principle, Ensemble, and Dancing roles are available for all ages.   *Children auditioning must have entered second grade*

Auditions for "Fiddler" will be held at the Bangs Community Center in downtown Amherst 9/6-9/9  and require an appointment.  Call 413-259-3065 for more information.
All individuals auditioning will be asked to sing, dance, and read from the script.   We are also looking for a Fiddler. Accomplished violinists are invited to audition for the role of 'The Fiddler' at special auditions (violin only) to be held at the Bangs Center in Amherst on Sunday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m.

Sheet music, audition scenes and casting information can be found on our website - .  Performances are held in January.
Amherst Leisure Services presenta las audiciones para El violinista en el tejado para su producción 19. Principio papeles, Conjunto, baile y están disponibles para todas las edades. * Niños audicionando deben haber entrado a segundo grado *

Audiciones para "El violinista", se celebrará en el Bangs Community Center en el centro de Amherst 09.06 a 09.09 y requieren una cita.

Llame 413-259-3065 para más información.

Partituras, escenas de la audición y de la información de fundición se puede encontrar en nuestro sitio web - Las actuaciones se celebrará en enero.

This event is not sponsored by the FR PGO.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Click on Target's Facebook page to raise money for Fort River!

UPDATE: The Target promotion has expired.  Thanks to everyone who voted - Fort River earned $25!

Have you heard about the Target Facebook promotion? You can vote for a school once a week and every 25 votes the school gets at $25 gift card (up to thousands of $ worth).  Ft River only has 17 votes right now - a few more votes and the school gets $25 - it can't get any easier!

Get on the Target Facebook page:

Click on Give with Target, and then type Ft River Amherst, MA 01002 into the search engine. You can vote once a week.

Important - you need to search for Ft River -- not Fort River, as it will not find the full name.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Welcome to our New Fort River Families!

Welcome to Fort River  Popsicle Party!
Monday, August 27th, 6:30-7:30pm.

The Fort River Parent Guardian Organization (PGO) & Principal Hall invite all new families to join us on the school playground for this annual tradition to welcome new families to Fort River School. This is a great opportunity to meet other families and get to know the school and our community.  In case of rain, we will gather in the cafeteria; you can enter through the back entrance near the playground.

LUNES, 27 DE AGOSTO, 6:30-7:30PM.

Por favor, únase a nosotros en el patio de la escuela a esta tradición anual para dar la bienvenida a nuevas familias a la escuela Fort River. Esto es una gran oportunidad para conocer a otras familias y llegar a conocer la escuela y nuestra comunidad. en caso de lluvia, nos reuniremos en la cafetería, se puede entrar
por la puerta de atrás, cerca del patio de recreo.

First Day Celebration 2012

The first day of school is almost here! Join the Amherst community at the First Day Celebration festivities taking place on Wednesday, August 29, on the Amherst Town Common from 5:30-7pm.

Last year, over 500 people gathered on the Amherst Town Common for a wonderful evening of free activities including police and fire department demonstrations, college athletes and mascots, crafts and musical performances. It's a great way to kick off the school year!


Una celebración de Regreso a la escuela para los niños y la comunidad que los apoya.

Leaving Fort River? How to Unsubscribe

For those of you who have left Fort River, and do not want to continue receiving emails from the Fort River PGO, please follow the following easy step to unsubscribe from the PGO email list:

Send a blank email to the following address: You will be automatically unsubscribed. The only trick to this is to be sure to send it from the same email account that you used to subscribe in the first place. Please note that instructions for unsubscribing also appear at the bottom of every email that you receive from the PGO.

If you have any problems unsubscribing, please send Erin an email.

Also, we are still looking for a Blog Editor for this year!  While this is a weekly job, it's not very time-consuming, and is a great way to stay on top of the Fort River news.  If you're interested, let us know!

Fall Classes at Red Barn Music School

The Red Barn Music School in Amherst announces their fall classes, including Kindermusik for Pre-k's!  Visit their website for more information.

This is not sponsored by the FR PGO.