AMS Weekly News

December 3, 2021


December 1-14: Food drive kick off to support local food pantries

December 3: Festive Friday, wear your colorful, festive sweaters and sparkles

December 4: Lion's Club Craft Fair, 9am-3pm

December 8: K-5 Math Program Review, 5pm

December 10: Festive Friday

December 14: LATE START, School begins at 10:30AM

December 14: Chorus Concerts at SHS Theater (6pm-5&6, 7pm-7&8)

December 17: Festive Friday

December 20: Chorus Concerts Snow Date

December 21: Band Concerts at AMS (6pm-5th, 6:30pm-6th, 7pm-7th, 7:30pm-8th)

December 22: Band Concerts Snow Date

December 23: LAST day for late bus

December 24-31 Holiday Break, NO SCHOOL

Wellness Wednesday

This quarter we are shifting to our next topic of “Ownership”. The students learned that it’s not what happens to you, but how you respond to it that matters. The holiday season is among us. As adults and caregivers it is important we take ownership of our self care so that we can be ready for how we respond! Below is a great calendar to follow to help guide us through. What days will you give a try?
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Food Drive: December 1-14

Ownership is not only accepting and learning from mistakes or celebrating successes, it is also demonstrating responsibility for yourself and others. Starting December 1st we are taking ownership of our community. We will be collecting non-perishable food items, paper products and toiletries for local food pantries. For each item donated, students will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into a grade level prize and an overall school prize.

List of needed items for SHARE

K-5 Math Program Overview, December 8 at 5pm

Please join us on Wednesday, December 8th at 5:00pm via Zoom for an overview of our K-5 math program. You will learn what our student mathematicians are expected to do at each grade level and be introduced to the models we use. You will also learn more about how you can support your child at home with math.

Register in advance for this webinar:

Jazz Band

We are pleased to share that the AMS Jazz Band is back in action starting Thursday, December 9 @ 3:30 PM! Sign-ups are in the hallway next to the band room.

There will be two open rehearsals in December (12/9, 12/16) instead of auditions. All interested students are welcome to join playing typical band instruments (flutes/clarinets/etc.), guitar, piano and bass! We’ll discuss our plan for the school year and play on both days, so please bring your instruments! Questions? See Mr. Swift in the Band Room

Chess Club

It's back! Chess club will begin Monday, December 6th for ten weeks in the library from 3:30 to 4:30. The club will be held on the following dates; 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 and 2/21.

Chess club is open to all grades. Come learn how to play or improve your chess skills with your peers. See Mrs. Epstein with any wonders.


We will be sharing details about our Theater Club next week. Stay tuned.

Nixle Alerts for Snow Days/Delays

SAU #39 uses Nixle to communicate with the community, parents, students and staff. Text SAU39SNOW to 888777 to receive snow day or delayed opening alerts via our Nixle Communication system. For more details or to sign up for messages via email or phone, see the district website:

Festive Fridays are back!

Dig out your festive sweaters and sparkles!

Festive Fridays will be on all Fridays in December....

AMS Late Bus

The Late Bus for the Amherst Middle School and Souhegan High School will stop providing this service effective January 1, 2022. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Amherst PTA December Newsletter

The Amherst PTA's December Newsletter is here!

Envision Amherst

We need your input! The Town of Amherst is currently updating its 2010 Master Plan, a long-term planning document that guides the community’s overall character, growth, development activity, infrastructure investments, and land use changes. The new Master Plan will provide guidance to local officials making decisions on budgets, ordinances, capital improvements, land use regulations, and other issues related to development, resource protection, and quality of life. The Town invites you to learn more and participate in this initiative by providing your thoughts, ideas, and questions at: