Monday, August 26, 2013

First Day Celebration (Please Note Time Change)

 Please note: The fourth annual First Day Celebration will begin at 5pm on August 28.  The event will end at 6:30pm so guests can get home prior to dusk (7:30pm) in response to the Town of Amherst's recommendation regarding safeguarding residents from the Triple E mosquito virus.

Welcome to Fort River Popsicle Party!

The Fort River Parent Guardian Organization (PGO)
 & Principal Hall invite your family to the
Welcome to Fort River
Popsicle Party!
 Tuesday, August 27th, 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

Please 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.

Organizacion de Padres Guardianes de Fort River (PGO) 
Bienvenido a Fort River
Fiesta de Paletas de Helado!
Martes, 27 de Agosto, 5:00-6:30pm.

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.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

First Day Celebration

Employment Opportunity for Amherst parents/guardians

Please see letter below for more info:
I am thrilled to announce that a Before-School Care program will be available to all Amherst Elementary School families.  This will be a child-care service for families affected by the new start times in the Amherst district.  The program will begin early September. Please see attached letter containing details of the program.
To staff this before-school program, we are in need of a minimum of two positions at each school.  There will be a single Lead Care Provider and at least one Care Provider, depending on enrollment, at each location.  The Lead position salary will be $18 per hour ($22.50 per day), and the Care Provider wages will be $16 per hour ($20 per day). Detailed descriptions of these positions are currently posted on School Spring, our Human Resources employment opportunities listing (
The hours for these positions will be from 7:15am to 8:30am  each weekday morning, located in the cafeterias at each school.  Children will begin arriving at 7:30 am. 
In addition to child care duties, the Lead Care Provider will be responsible for registering and collecting fees from parents.   The supportive Care Providers will be responsible for providing child care duties.  The daily plan is to supervise children in silent reading and to provide homework assistance.  Training in emergency procedures, first aid and CPR will be provided.
If you have any questions, please contact Mildred Martinez or at 413-362-1871.
Thank you and enjoy the rest of the summer.    
Jim Regan
Out of School Time  Director