Monday, November 24, 2014

Amherst Education Foundation

Norma Jean Anderson Civil Rights and Academic Achievement Award

The Norma Jean Anderson Civil Rights and Academic Achievement Award applauds the contributions of a current teacher, administrator or staff member in the Amherst and/or Amherst-Pelham Regional school districts who promotes the ideals of a just and respectful community built on compassionate relationships. We recognize many teachers, administrators and staff share these goals, and we look forward to acknowledging their contributions.  Click here for brochure with more details.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jones Library Family Program

Family Holiday Movie Classic

Amherst, MA – Bring the family and enjoy the recent feature film version of a traditional holiday story.  Join us on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 2:30 pm in the Woodbury Room for this animated family movie based on the holiday novel by Charles Dickens.

For more information, please visit the library’s webpage at or contact the reference desk at 413/ 259-3096.  The film is rated PG.

Free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at 413/259-3223.

LSSE Auditions

Friday, November 14, 2014

Saving Makes "Cents"

Saving Makes “Cents”
School Banking Program at Fort River
Help your child learn about the importance of saving! 

Saving Makes “Cents” is a state-sponsored program that teaches children in grades K-6 about banking and saving.  Your child can make weekly deposits and earn fun stickers and a preferred interest rate.  At Fort River, the program is supported by Florence Savings Bank and the PGO. 

Every Tuesday morning before school, PGO volunteers are at the Saving Makes “Cents” table in the Fort River lobby where students can make their deposits.  Monthly account statements are mailed to the children’s homes.  There are no monthly fees for depositors under the age of 19.

To open a new account, please complete the form available here and have your child bring it with an initial deposit of at least one dollar to the Saving Makes “Cents” table any Tuesday morning.  For further information contact Nat Larson (230-3453) or Traci Hess
And remember, any FSB customer (parent or child) can vote for Fort River to receive a Customer Choice Community Grant.  Vote by December 31 at

Friday, November 7, 2014

ARPS Warm Winter Clothing Share.

This November, Fort River will once again be participating in the ARPS Warm Winter Clothing Share.   We will begin collecting items to be shared with our community November 5th - 20th.  Please bring in clean and usable (no broken zippers or torn items, please!) items - winter coats, hats, boots, gloves, etc. - that your family has outgrown and place it in the boxes in the front lobby at Fort River.  Don't forget to check pockets before donating items!  Dates, times and locations for the share will be posted next week.

Durante el mes de noviembre Fort River nuevamente participará en el ARPS Comparte Ropa Caliente de Invierno.  Empezaremos a colectar artículos para ser compartidos con nuestra comunidad entre el 5 - 20 de noviembre. Por favor, traiga ropa limpia y en buena condición (¡por favor, no zippers rotos o ropa rota!) -  abrigos de invierno, gorros, botas, guantes, etc. – que su familia no utiliza and deposítela en las cajas en el vestíbulo principal de Fort River.  ¡No se olvide de verificar los bolsillos antes de donar sus artículos!  Fechas, horas y localidades para compartir serán anunciados la próxima semana.

Try Hockey For Free Day (kids ages 4-9)

Try Hockey For Free Day - November 8th from 1-4 pm (for kids ages 4-9)

This weekend is going to be jam packed with Amherst Hockey Association Fun!!
Please join us for Try Hockey For Free Day Nov. 8 from 1-4 pm for kids ages 4-9, at the Mullins Center Practice Rink.
We will have AHA Coaches and Players on the ice as well as the UMass Minutemen! It is a great way for your aspiring hockey player to try the sport in a safe and fun environment. Please check the AHA Website for more information:
We also will be hosting round 2 of the AHA Used Gear Sale! We will be holding the gear in the racquetball court closest to the doors from 3-5pm.

Register here for Try Hockey For Free Day -