Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tonight - Latino Achievement Night

Get Outfitted for the Summer! ARMS PGO Online Store Now Open

We have re-opened our popular online Amherst merchandise store for two weeks only. The store will close on Monday, May 20 at midnight. We’ve got lots of summer items, including t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, caps, and more, plus the wintertime favorites of sweatshirts, scarves and jackets. Act now to get all the latest Amherst merchandise for your student (or yourself!). The items make great gifts for everyone, from rising 7th graders to graduating 8th graders moving on to high school. 

$5 from every item purchased goes directly to the ARMS PGO to help us fund programs and activities for ARMS students and families. If you have any questions about the store or merchandise, please contact us at

ARMS PGO Grants Awarded for 2018-2019

The ARMS PGO is happy to support the great work of our teachers and staff.  This year, with your support of PGO, we were able to support the following:

Artist/Scholar-in-Residence Awards
Alicia Lopez and Evelyn Melendez (Spanish teachers): $500 for the visit of Criollo Clasico, a Latin music band.  Both grades participated.
Heather Sullivan-Flynn (8th English): $500 for the visit of Shakespeare & Company’s traveling company, The Taming of the Shrew.  All 8th graders participated.
Michael Lawrence-Riddell (8th grade English): $500 towards copies of the book, Hey Kiddo, in conjunction with a visit from author Jarrett Krosoczka.
Claire Cocco (8th grade Social Studies): $100 towards the visit of a Vietnam War veteran on Veteran’s Day. All 8th graders participated.
Heather Sullivan-Flynn (8th English): $300 towards the visit of An Na, author of A Step From Heaven. All 8th graders will participate.

Kerrita Mayfield (7th grade Science): $250 towards a field trip to the pollinator plant nursery, Wing & a Prayer (Cummington, MA).
Kara Nye (Performing Arts): $250 towards the purchase of 2 djembes (drums) to be used with the drum circle/world percussion class.

Jodi Stevens (7th grade Science): $250 towards a field trip to CT Science Center.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Amherst Boys & Girls Club Community Cookout

Not a school sponsored event

2019 WMASS HKY Fall Youth Field Hockey Program

2019 WMASS HKY Fall Youth Field Hockey Program (ALL NEW!)

We are excited to announce that we will be offering a new youth fall field hockey program at UMass!  Our Mini Minutes program has been so successful in our first 2 seasons (reaching capacity this spring at 120!)- we want to keep that momentum going and offer additional opportunities for young players to continue learning and playing field hockey in Amherst.  Following are the basics of the program.  We are still working out the Saturday playday/scrimmage days, so that is a bit TBD.  In the meantime, we want to get a sense of what the level of interest is at each age group.  If you are interested in participating, please let us know by submitting the interest form below (this is not an official registration form- we will send that out once exact details are set).

2019 WMASS HKY Fall Youth Field Hockey Program
at UMASS’ Field Hockey Turf Field (Amherst, MA)
Tentative Program Outline

  • 9 Wednesday training sessions (Sept. 4th – October 30th)
  • 5:30-7pm (youngest age-group may be slightly shorter)
  • Coached by the UMASS Field Hockey Players and Coaches
  • plus 2-4 Saturday “playdays/scrimmage days”- we are trying to coordinate with some local organizations/teams to come to UMASS so the players have an opportunity to have some game-play experience
  • last Wednesday session would be a fun pizza party, competition day
  • 4 age groups (tentative breakdown): boys and girls- K-2nd grade, 3rd & 4th grade, 5th & 6th grade, 7th & 8th grade
  • We would invite and recognize the players at a Fall home UMASS field hockey game!
  • All players will get a reversible jersey
  • Cost/player: $150

Not a school sponsored event 

Amherst Boys & Girls Club Summer 2019 Programs

The Board of Directors of the Amherst Boys & Girls Club is pleased to announce a new summer program for 2019.  The Program will run for eight weeks beginning June 24th and end on August 16th.
The Program is open to all children ages 8 to 14.  The Program will run Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Registration for the summer program will be held at the Club, 29 A Cottage Street, Amherst and begin on Thursday, May 23rd.  All children must be registered to attend the program. We are accepting the first 75 children to sign up.
Children must be members of the Amherst Boys & Girls Club to attend.  Children can become members or renew their memberships at registration.  Membership is $50.00 a year.
The summer program will offer a wide variety of recreational, educational and cultural activities for the participants as well as to provide experiences which will give opportunities for individual achievement, development of self confidence, reinforcement of values and fun.  Programs will include physical education, arts & crafts, games, sports, health and life skills, education, special events, and summer reading. 
Fees:  1st Child $75, 2nd Child $60, and 3rd Child $50 per week.
Scholarships are available
For additional information please email Tony at the Club,

Not a school sponsored event

AEF Spring Gala

Tickets are now available! We hope you can join us on Thursday, May 30, 2019, for a festive evening of fun!

AEF honors YOU, our generous supporters, as we celebrate 25 years of support for our elementary and regional public schools.* Join us to raise a glass as we toast everyone who makes our schools thrive!

Our special guests include AEF co-founder Ellen Story, Senator Jo Comerford, Representative Mindy Domb, and Amherst Town Council President Lynn Griesemer. The evening will feature cocktails, hearty appetizers, and a fun and unique silent auction.

Proceeds support AEF-funded grants in our public schools.* 

Not a school sponsored event