2016 ARHS Staff Appreciation Luncheon

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Help needed: On Tuesday, June 21st (Finals Make Up Day) ARHS parents and guardians will thank the entire staff with a scrumptious lunch. Here are several ways you can help:

  1. Bring a dessert or side/salad for 8-10 people
  2. Volunteer to help set up, serve, and clean up
  3. Make a monetary donation to help cover the cost of the deli spread, drinks and all the extras

Please attach a list of ingredients and your (or student’s) name to your dish; staff often ask what’s in, or who made, particular dishes. Consider bringing something gluten-free or vegan or nut-free. You can drop off your dish that morning between 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. Bring food donations in disposable containers with serving utensils (if needed) and label anything you want back.  Items may be claimed in the office until Friday, June 24.

Any questions? Contact Laura: l.wear@comcast.net

The PGO thanks you in advance for making this year’s Appreciation Lunch a fabulous celebration.

Click here to sign up:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49a4ae2faaff2-arhs

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Attention Juniors: ACT and SAT Registration

SATACT top graphicIf you plan to take the September 10 ACT or the October 1 SAT, you might want to register soon, before you forget about school for a while.  The registration deadlines without a late fee are August 5 for the ACT and September 1 for the SAT.  You can register late for the ACT until August 19.  If you qualify for a fee waiver, see Mrs. Cappelli before you leave school on Monday.  Unused fee waivers will expire in early August! 

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Message in Response to the Tragedy in Orlando

Dear ARPS Community:
This past weekend our nation suffered a tragedy that impacts all of us.  Whenever there are hate-driven, intentional acts of violence such as the mass shooting in Orlando, people experience a wide range of emotional responses.  At such times, it is important that we be mindful of supporting and caring for everyone in our schools and neighboring community.  The Orlando nightclub where the mass shooting occurred is a popular place for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.  We have heard from many in our community that this event has made them feel vulnerable.  As more information is made available, the emotional effect of such targeted violence may become even more heightened.  
Our school community is sensitive to how our LGBT students, staff, and families may be feeling and are here to offer them care and support.  As a community that values diversity and acceptance, this is a time for us to be unified and stand strong on our core values.  As President Obama stated, “…this is a sobering reminder that attacks on any American — regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation — is an attack on all of us and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us as a country. And no act of hate or terror will ever change who we are or the values that make us Americans.”  
In our schools, our mental health team of counselors and psychologists are available to support any students and personnel who may want or need someone to talk to. To assist parents and guardians in talking with their children about this topic at home, the Mayo Clinic link below has some information on helping children cope:  

We appreciate the partnership between our personnel and families to help us come together in these challenging times.  Please feel free to contact us if you would like to have any follow-up discussion.
Faye Brady, Student Services Director

Estimada Comunidad de ARPS:

Este pasado fin de semana nuestra nación sufrió una tragedia que nos impacta a todos. Cada vez que hay por actos intencionales de violencia impulsados por odio tales como el tiroteo masivo en Orlando, las personas experimentan una amplia gama de respuestas emocionales. En esos momentos, es importante que seamos conscientes de apoyar y cuidar a todo el mundo en nuestras escuelas y en la comunidad vecina. El club nocturno de Orlando, donde se produjo el tiroteo masivo es un lugar popular para los miembros de la comunidad gay, lesbianas, bisexuales y transexuales. Hemos escuchado de muchos en nuestra comunidad que este evento les ha hecho sentir vulnerables. A medida que se hace disponible más información, el efecto emocional de este tipo de violencia dirigida puede ser aún más elevado.

Nuestra comunidad escolar es sensible a la forma en que nuestros estudiantes LGBT, el personal y las familias pueden estar sintiéndose y está aquí para ofrecerles atención y apoyo. Como comunidad que valora la diversidad y la aceptación, es un tiempo para nosotros estar unificados y permanecer fuertes en nuestros valores esenciales. Como dijo el Presidente Obama, “… esto es un recordatorio aleccionador de que los ataques a cualquier estadounidense – sin importar la raza, el origen étnico, la religión o la orientación sexual – es un ataque contra todos nosotros y a los valores fundamentales de la igualdad y la dignidad que nos define como país. Y ningún acto de odio o terror va a cambiar lo que somos o de los valores que nos hacen Americanos “.

En nuestras escuelas, nuestro equipo de salud mental de consejeros y psicólogos están disponibles para apoyar los estudiantes y el personal que pueda querer o necesitar hablar con alguien. Para ayudar a los padres y tutores en hablar con sus hijos sobre este tema en el hogar, el enlace debajo de la Clínica Mayo tiene alguna información sobre cómo ayudar los niños a enfrentar:

Agradecemos la colaboración entre nuestro personal y las familias para ayudar a unirnos en estos tiempos difíciles. Por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros si le gustaría tener una discusión de seguimiento.

Faye Brady, Directora de Servicios al Estudiante
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Happy Summer

The editors here at the ARHS PGO Parent News want to wish each of you, and your families, a safe, happy and healthy summer. Cherish it!

Look for our first edition of the 2016-2017 school year in mid-August.

Happy Summer!

Mare, Jennifer and Becky

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ARHS Track Girls At Nationals

Four girls from the Amherst Track and Field program will be in Greensboro, North Carolina to compete in the 800 and 1600 meter sprint medley relays today, June 17th.  They include Eva Feyre Febonio, Sidilene Pereira da Veiga, Ariel Christie, and Frances Duncan.
You can follow results from the meet at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals web page.
To help finance the trip they have launched a GoFundMe page at the following link:  https://www.gofundme.com/27gzfrw4
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End of the year giving a gift to other students!

hsschool suppliesARHS Guidance is collecting school supplies for students who need items like new highlighters, binders, school locks, Flashdrives, dividers, and note cards.

Bring in these new items for students in need to the guidance office and you will receive a small sweet treat in exchange for your good deed.  This collection of items will run from June 6th through June 20th.  Thank you!

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ARHS Students featured in Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

bpyoThe Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchstra (BPYO) is the youth orchestra of the Boston Philharmonic and is considered the premier youth orchestra in the Boston area.  The BPYO performs an annual concert series in Boston as well as international tours and has released a recording.
CNN had a segment of the BPYO, which includes ARHS seniors Sasha Yakub and Raj Kumar- getting their Carnegie Hall moments last Monday and Tuesday.  Sasha had the added honor of sitting as concertmaster for one of the pieces as well.
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