Amherst News

November 12, 2021

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Veterans Day

On November 11, we welcomed Veterans and current military members. We are so thankful for the sacrifice, courage and service of these men and women. It was our privilege to honor them and to help our students understand about the importance of Veterans Day. Amherst Elementary is proud to be a Purple Star school. The Purple Star Award recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. For resources that support our military families, please visit our website at this link.
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Fall Break

We will have Fall Break from Wednesday, November 24 - Monday, November 29. Enjoy your time with your family, and we will see everyone back at school on Tuesday, November 30.

Interim Grades

Friday, November 19 marks the midpoint for the second grading period. Thank you for your continued support as we move through the 21-22 year school year. Please remember to check your child’s grades in the Home Access Center or HAC.

Title I Letter

Please see the attached Title I letter from our Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Mason.

Lost and Found

Please remind your student to check our lost and found. Remaining items will be donated to Bear Hugs during our Fall Break.

Counselor News

In addition, please see the linked letter from Mrs. Wohlheter and our elementary school counseling team in regards to upcoming body safety school counselor lessons.


It is time to clean out those closets and donate to Project RETREAD! The following new and used items are being collected in all sizes:

  • Cleats, tennis shoes, running shoes

  • Shin guards

  • Athletic bags

  • Bats

  • Baseball mitts

  • Batting helmets

  • Baseballs

  • Softballs

A collection box will be in the lobby of our building until November 19. Please end your items in a bag marked Project Retread.

Wheelchair Basketball

Jackson Local Schools is pleased to offer a competitive wheelchair basketball team for students with physical disabilities. The season runs from November through early March. For more information, click on the flyer link.

Bus Transportation

We encourage parents to download the "MyStop" app for monitoring their child(ren)'s bus route and to receive push notifications.


Please see the link to view the PTO AmazonSmile and Box Tops flyer.

The Amherst PTO wants to make sure you are always informed of PTO news. Please sign up to receive important information from the PTO by texting @ptoamherst to 81010. Also, follow Amherst PTO on Facebook for updates.

Jackson Local Schools Backpack Food Program

We are pleased to be able to offer The Backpack Food Program, in partnership with RiverTree Jackson. This is a service for families in the Jackson Local School district with students in K-12. The goal of this program is to send home a variety of easy, ready-to-eat meals and snacks for your child to have over the weekend. There is absolutely no cost to our families to join this program. The bags will be delivered to your child’s school weekly, and sent home with students on the last day of the week that students are in school, usually Fridays.

This program is intended for families whose children are eligible for free/reduced meals. However, we understand some families may not be eligible for the free/reduced meal program, but are still in need of food. If you would like to opt in, please fill out the google form linked below (one for each student). Please know, all information you share with us is kept in the strictest confidence.

To apply to be part of the Backpack Food Program, all you need to do is fill out the quick application form by clicking the link below: (one for each student). Please know, all information you share with us is kept in the strictest confidence.

If you have any questions please email or