• 8th Grade Kalenik Team:  Week of September 24-28

    8th Grade Therrien Team:  Week of October 1-5 




                                                May 1, 2018


    Dear Parents and Guardians of Incoming 8th Grade Students:

    As we indicated in our recent letter, the Amherst Middle School grade 8 ecology trip is scheduled for the weeks of September 24-28 and October 1-5, 2018, at The Ecology School (www.theecologyschool.org) at Ferry Beach in Saco, Maine. To avoid scheduling conflicts, please be sure to mark these dates on your family calendar. It is important that students attend the trips with their own academic team and those assignments have not been finalized.

    A packing list is included with this letter. All trip information and forms, including the packing list, are also posted on the AMS web site (www.sau39.org/ams) under “Academic Programs”. Note that nothing special needs to be purchased, but it is important that adequate rain gear and sturdy shoes be included since most lessons will take place outdoors, rain or shine, and require walking on uneven terrain.

    The total cost of the trips, including tuition, bus transportation, meals and accommodations, is estimated to be $470.00 per student. We do not anticipate that the final cost will differ from this amount by more than $10.00. Be assured that every effort is being made to keep costs to a minimum. We receive a discounted rate for submitting a 50% deposit prior to July 1. To reserve a place for your son or daughter at the discounted rate, please fill in the bottom of this sheet and return it to the student’s 7th grade science teacher with a deposit check for $235.00 by Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The balance of $235.00 will be due Friday, September 7. If serious financial hardship is the only reason your student would not attend, or if you need an extension on the deposit deadline, please contact Mrs. Kalenik by email as soon as possible. Requests for aid will be held in strict confidence.


          Mrs. Kelly Kalenik               kkalenik@sprise.com                                Grade 8 Science Teacher



    PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN WITH $235.OO DEPOSIT.               DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    • CHECKS PAYABLE TO AMHERST MIDDLE SCHOOL (*Important: Please write student’s name on memo line)


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                Student Name (please print)                                     7th Grade ScienceTeacher Name 


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         Parent/Guardian Name (please print)                                                             E-mail