News From Across ARPS

On Monday, November 19th, the Town of Amherst came together with ARPS to celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Day and to raise the Puerto Rican flag in front of Town Hall.  The The Daily Hampshire Gazette covered the celebration and can be accessed here: We would like to send a great thank you to all the Fort River students and teachers that participated, the chair of the select board, the chair of the Amherst school committee and to the middle school students and everyone who all took part and shared despite the weather. Thank you all!

The students of Team Bolt (grade 7) created a thunderstorm of ways to show empathy.  Their bulletin board display reminds us all how we can spread kindness.

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School Banking Program, sponsored by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Saving Makes "Cents" teaches young children the ABC's of money management and life planning skills. This program occurs every Wednesday, 8:50-9:15 AM near the school cafeteria.

Click here for the ELPAC flyer. We are reaching out in a variety of ways, but I'd ask you to please also share in whatever ways you can- post in your office or on your front door, send with a parent newsletter, etc. 

We have sent the flyer to PGOs, are connecting with families via Remind app, and are sending home paper flyers. 

Also, if you are looking for parent engagement in other aspects of your school, particularly from EL parents, I would love to cross promote and make fewer phone calls. I may be calling some families specifically for this and would be happy to share... Read More

3rd Graders utilize math stations to practice, understand, and apply their learning in collaborative groups!