Saturday, August 29, 2015

Update from Principal Finocchio (taken from …)

Please join us for two fun activities to gear up for the school year! The Back to School Popsicle Party is Monday, August 31 from 6 to 7:30 pm on the playground.

The annual Amherst Schools First Day Celebration is September 1 from 5 to 6:30 pm on the Amherst town common.

The first day of school for students in grades 1 - 6 is Wednesday, September 2! Families are welcome to join all students and staff in the gymnasium for a short welcome back assembly. After the assembly, students will go with their teachers to start their school day and adult are welcome to stay for coffee and donuts in the cafeteria. 

The first day for kindergarden students is Friday, September 4. After walking students to their classrooms, we invite families to the cafeteria for refreshments. 

The school day starts at 8:50 and ends at 3:10. 

See you soon!

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First Day Celebration on the Town Common on Tuesday, September 1 at 5pm

First Day PartyAll families, staff and community members are invited to the annual First Day Celebration on Tuesday, September 1 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on the Amherst Town Common. Enjoy FREE pony rides, magic shows, disc golf, hula hoops, games, arts and crafts, music, dance and more! Free parking is available in the large lot at Amherst Regional High School, and the BID Trolley will bring guests to/from the Town Common from 4:45-6:45pm. Bring a picnic dinner from home or a local restaurant and visit with friends, teachers, town officials and school staff. If inclement weather is forecasted, the event will be held in the ARHS Cafeteria (21 Mattoon Street).

Todas las familias, personal y miembros de la comunidad están invitados a la celebración anual del Primer día de Clases el martes 1º de septiembre. El evento se llevará a cabo en el Centro del pueblo de Amherst de 5:00-6:30 p.m. Disfrute GRATITUAMENTE de paseos en pony, espectáculos de magia, golf de disco, aros de hula, juegos, artes y artesanías, música, danza y mucho más! Aparcamiento gratuito disponible en el lote grande de Amherst Regional High School. El BID Trolley llevará invitados al / desde el Centro del pueblo de Amherst de 4:45-6:45 p.m. Traiga una cena de picnic del hogar o en un restaurante local. Visite con amigos, maestros, funcionarios municipales y el personal escolar. Si se pronostica mal tiempo, el evento se llevará a cabo en la Cafetería de ARHS (21 Mattoon Street). ~Excerpt from ARPS Website

ARMS/ARHS Consolidation Survey

SurveyFrom the ARPS Website: A community-wide survey is currently available electronically and in paper form in order to collect information from our citizens and families about the possibility of consolidating the Regional Middle and High Schools into a single building. The exploration of this possible consolidation is the result of a significant funding gap at the Regional level, as well as a declining student population. Additionally, the study is the result of questions from the leaders of our four towns about when and whether such consolidation might occur. This survey is currently available online in English here and in Spanish here.

All Amherst, Leverett, Pelham and Shutesbury residents and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to participate in this confidential survey that will be available through Friday, September 2

Friday, August 28, 2015

New Family Welcome and Popsicle Party

Help welcome new families to Fort River at our annual Popsicle party this Monday, August 31 from 6 to 7:30! We will be on the playground and everyone is welcome!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Stay Up to Date on Twitter and Facebook

Are you following the PGO on Twitter and Facebook?

Upcoming PGO Coffees this fall

Mark your calendars! The first few PGO Coffees have been scheduled and we have some awesome presentations lined up!

Please join us! Your infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are always welcome 

Tuesday, September 15 at 9 am
Thursday, October 15 at 9 am
Monday, November 16 at 7 pm * evening*

Please share with your Fort River friends!