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Principal's Message - Anna Parrill


    We begin each day with morning meeting. During this time, we greet each other and share something about our lives. This really sets the tone for our day and we learn so much about each other. It also helps build a sense of community.

    We have a new lay out in the lunchroom as well as a new routine. Ms. Anderson, our art teacher, made several golden spatulas to be awarded to the classes with expected behavior.

    Recess is such an important part of our day. Our students are able to exercise, enjoy the fresh air, and PLAY! It is always a joy to be outside and see them in a different setting observing their social interactions.

    In math, we continue to work on addition strategies and will begin learning about solid shapes and telling time to the hour and half hour. To help with the students’ understanding of math concepts we incorporate many different games in our daily practice.

    We have spent a great deal of time discussing and learning about good reading habits. Our students are learning to read both independently and with a partner to build stamina.

    A vital piece to first grade is the social-emotional learning. This happens throughout our day. Our students are working on the skills needed for learning and working together, such as, listening to learn, focusing attention, and using self-talk.

Amherst PTA News

  • THIS MONDAY, 1/6! Wilkins library at 7pm - One stop to learn about the Amherst School District and Amherst Town Budgets!

    Book your calendars and bring a neighbor- everyone is invited!

    Tuck Everlasting Auditions

    We are proud to present the 2020 PTA play- Tuck Everlasting! The musical will go on stage for five shows from April 16-19th with a multi-generational cast, including 3rd graders and up. Auditions will be held at Clark School on Sunday, January 5th from 1-5pm and Monday, January 6th from 6-9 pm. We are looking for audition volunteers as well - If you are available to help sign in and take headshot photos on Sunday or Monday please email us at

    Audition information can be found at

    Daughter's Choice Dance

    Tickets are now on sale for the Candy Land Daughter's Choice Dance. 

    All girls who attend preschool through 8th grade are invited to share this special night with their father or special role model making sweet memories.

    Tickets will not be sold at the door. 

    The dance will be on February 1st from 6-8pm at Wilkins. 

    If Amherst Recreation cancels activities on 2/1, we will use the snow date of February 8th. 

    To purchase tickets online visit Membership Toolkit. To get on Membership Toolkit, follow these directions to join the PTA:

    Wilkins Art Volunteers 

    Lots of classes still need art help! It would be great to have this schedule fill up to support Ms. Anderson and your student's art class. Do you have a day here and there to help out? Sign ups are on Membership Toolkit. 

    Have any fancy tablecloths and battery powered candles lying around as you clean out your closets? The Wilkins cafeteria would love to take those off your hands. Simply drop off to the main office.

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