Saturday, November 21, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! Feliz Día de Gracias!

A special Thanksgiving message...


Dear ARMS families and friends,


We would like to bring some joy to your home and also give thanks for another year all together in spite of a very challenging time with the pandemic still around! Indeed these times are testing our best values, hopes and community resilience to face the uncommon. I'm totally positive we will return unscathed as a great school community! So keep up all safety precautions and your good spirit!  Remember that hope keeps on singing…

Now I'd like to invite all to participate in these two fun fundraiser events!
 You know funds raised go directly back to the school to help students with more and great educational opportunities of all kinds. Please email us at for any questions and for volunteer opportunities. Do you want to be on the PGO board?


We love the variety of nice gifts the baskets can offer: chocolate & candy, movies, health & wellbeing, sports, cookies & tea, fav games, books, toys, knits, home and more! Which one would you choose?

The first drawing will be on Thanksgiving day! Thursday 26, 10 am via virtual raffle meeting. Each ticket is $5 minimum and please contribute more if you can. Please let us know which basket you’d like. We have now: cookies & tea, chocolate & candy, gifts & toys. More treats! And the special Argentina Gourmet Holiday Cookie;)

Please donate at Contact us at to leave your email. We will contact you on Thanksgiving day for your chance to win! Get your raffle tickets asap!

The second drawing will be near Christmas time TBD.


I'm pretty excited about this event! This is not your typical 5k run! This virtual event welcomes cheaters! You can run, cycle, ski, skate, scooter, stair climb, elliptical, ElliptiGO, walk, hike, run while bouncing a basketball or kicking a soccer ball. Cheaters welcome! Come play with us! join us at

Be well! Go Hurricanes!


Laura Rojo MacLeod ARMS PGO Chair

Team 2019 - 2021 in community

Friday, November 13, 2020

Get your ARMS t-shirt!


We have your popular T-shirt on sizes L and XL only left!

The items make great gifts for everyone, from rising 7th graders to graduating 8th graders moving on to high school. And for parents and family too!

Thank you, thank you!

Your kind contribution goes directly to the ARMS PGO to help us fund programs and activities for ARMS students, teachers and families. If you have any questions and to order, please contact us at

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The ARMS Store is now OPEN!

Online Store Deadline: Sunday December 1st, 2019 (11:59pm EST)

😊Go Hurricanes! Show your school spirit!😃

The ARMS PGO wants to remind you that the fundraiser is now ON for merchandise sales!  Please place your orders soon, because the sale will only be open for a short time. Get good gifts for the holidays!. 

The sale will be open for two weeks only, from November 2nd - 16th, and your purchases will be fulfilled by December 7th, in plenty of time for holiday shipping. Time to order now!

 Use the link below to place your order.

We’ve got the favorites this season, from t-shirts and sweatshirts to scarves and caps - something for everyone on your holiday shopping list.  

If you have any questions about the store or merchandise, please contact PGO Online Store Coordinator Ms. Shana Hansell


La tienda electrónica de la escuela ARMS ya está abierta.   Que gran oportunidad para comprar regalos Navideños, mostrando al mismo tiempo su espíritu de Amherst Middle School!    Ordene en línea:

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

 The ARMS PGO wishes to all dear ARMS students and families,


Happy safe Halloween 2020!


We hope you are all safe and sound! 

Life is still sweet and we have CANDY!!!! and we really want to see you but we can’t:(

We were thinking of having a gathering outdoors but the increase in cases makes the Covid pandemic very dangerous and risky!


Please do NOT go out if you are not well, have fever, have been in contact with a sick person. Parents are completely responsible for their kids in these risky times. Follow Town of Amherst safety update. October 23, 2020 ARPS. Wear your scary mask on top of the Covid mask!


Some day in the future we will meet again in person and we will celebrate it all! with treats, photos, stories, crafts, games, prizes and spells! Most importantly, we hope to share a good time with you all in a fun, safe, human camaraderie! Keep up the ARMS spirit! We are all together in this.


Remember to check the Online store, help us with Stop n Shop, Florence bank grants, and just email us for any question and to volunteer too 




Your ARMS PGO friends in fright! 

Friday, October 2, 2020

Jones Library Teen German Comic Buchclub Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm Know some German and want a fun space to practice? Join our German Comic Buchclub! A collaboration with the UMass German Department, this weekly meeting is a fun way to learn more about German language and culture. You are welcome to attend one or all of the sessions, and all levels are welcome! For ages 11-17. Please pre-register and you will be emailed the Zoom link.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

LSSE Real World Math Class

Hi there, We are offering a Real World Math Class for middle school and high school age students. Class Description: Basics of everyday real world math.. Learn basics of starting and running a profitable business with fun real world class exercises and projects. Areas to cover will include business investment, profitability, break-even point, business budgets. Other topics include banks functions and purpose, interest (simple and compound), measurements including metric system using real work cooking examples. We will talk about budgeting; why it is important and how to live easily within budgets by incorporating real world projects. We will also discuss the topic of taxes, why they are deducted from paychecks, where do taxes go and what they are used for. Additional topics may be covered based on interests of the groups Register Here: Would you be able to post this in your blogs? Thanks! Marion Marion Jordan Marketing and Registration Coordinator Amherst Leisure Services Direct: 413-259-3186 LSSE: 413-259-3065 Fax: 413-259-2407