Wednesday, July 27, 2016

ARPS Project Backpack - providing school supplies for income-eligible students

The Office of the Superintendent is proud to announce that Project Backpack 2016 is currently underway. This successful community outreach program provides new backpacks and school supplies for income-eligible students in our schools. This year, nearly 900 students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 qualify to receive these items.

Donations of backpacks & school supplies will be accepted through August 12th.
Distribution to income-eligible students will take place on August 18th & 19th.
See the flyers below for details. 
For more information, please contact (413) 362-1871.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Amherst League of Women Voters Book Sale - free books for Young Readers Day, July 25 (today!)

"Young Readers Day" will be held July 25 from noon until 4 p.m.
Every reader from pre-school through high school will receive a free book.
There will be all kids of activities as well. Adults need to be accompanied by a child.

The book sale is being held at Fort River School.

Regular book sale hours:
July 28 through July 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 4 through 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can read more about the book sale in this recent Masslive article:

Employment opportunities at ARPS

APRS recently ran an ad in the Daily Hamsphire Gazette showing a number of available positions in the Amherst elementary and regional schools, including teaching positions.

Here's the ARPS web site showing current employment opportunities.

Job postings for Amherst Regional Public Schools are maintained through SchoolSpring


Downtown Beats Summer Concert Series - Thursdays at Kendrick Park

This Thursday: Spirit Ghost

July 28, 2016
, 5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Kendrick Park, downtown Amherst
Free admission

For more info:
Contact:  Ann Tweedy ; 413-345-2945

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A restaurant, a library, and you.

It's too hot to cook.
Next week go enjoy a lovely dinner at Chez Albert instead!

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It benefits a local restaurant, the Friends of the Jones Library, and your electricity bill.