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Can We Really Raise Inclusive Kids in Segregated Neighborhoods?: An EmbraceRace Community Conversation: Nov. 28

Can We Really Raise Inclusive Kids in Segregated Neighborhoods?: An EmbraceRace Community Conversation: Nov. 28

Crocker Farm Families: Don't forget to register for this free, timely, online community conversation: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 8:30 p.m. ET! CAN WE REALLY RAISE INCLUSIVE KIDS IN SEGREGATED NEIGHBORHOODS? An EmbraceRace Community Conversation and Q&A with Professor Brigitte Vittrup REGISTER TO JOIN this free, online, community conversation happening this coming Tuesday, November 28th, at 5:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET.  Help us spread the word! Do you have friends and family whom you think would be interested in this conversation? Invite them to participate with you! Share our event post on Facebook. Share our event post on Twitter. Why We Gather. Many parents want their children to embrace racial diversity and multiculturalism, and research shows that people who ...

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Crafts and Cocoa” Family Day @Mount Holyoke College: on Sunday, Dec. 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Check out “Crafts and Cocoa” Family Day on Sunday, Dec. 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. Enjoy a variety of activities that celebrate the season—including Japanese-inspired folding screens, art seeks, button-making, paper snowflakes, Emily Dickinson-inspired poetry activity, story times, and more. Warm up with cookies and hot chocolate! All ages welcome—please share with friends!

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Starlight's Youth Theatre Spring Programming

Starlight's Youth Theatre invites you Sunday, November 19th, to join our Spring programming with a registration day at Maple Ridge Community Center. Get to know your director and cast members by learning some music and movement from the show. Lion King Jr Grades 1-6, 1pm-1:45pm Starlight Express Grades 7-12, 2pm-3pm Register to reserve your spot with a $50 deposit and pick up materials at the workshop so you can go home and start listening to these amazing musicals! For more info about cost, rehearsals and performances visit our website.  

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LSSE Amherst Youth Basketball League

SIGN UP TODAY!! LATE FEE AFTER NOV 17!! Jamboree on Dec. 9, 2017 • Games begin Jan 6, 2018 FEES Grades k-2 (coed): $95 Grades 2-8 Division: $125 Grades 9-12 Boys: $135 Grades 8-12 Girls: $135 Go to LSSE.org to register for a division or call the LSSE Office at 413-259-3144TODAY! For more information about the league, email Chris Johnson at JohnsonC@amherstma.gov.  

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Volunteers Needed for Videotaping Fort River School Building Committee Meetings

We are looking for volunteers to videotape the Fort River School Building Committee meetings. Amherst Media will provide training and the necessary equipment, and will broadcast the meetings for the community. The first meeting is Thursday, Nov. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the ARMS Professional Development Center and there will likely be one or two meetings per month, so it would be great if we had several people willing and able to take turns doing the filming. Please contact crockerfarmpgo@gmail.com if you or someone you know can help. Thank you!

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Can We Really Raise Inclusive Kids in Segregated Neighborhoods?: An EmbraceRace Community Conversation: Nov. 28

Published on November 21, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Crocker Farm Families: Don’t forget to register for this free, timely, online community conversation: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 8:30 p.m. ET! CAN WE REALLY RAISE INCLUSIVE KIDS IN SEGREGATED NEIGHBORHOODS? An EmbraceRace Community Conversation and Q&A with Professor Brigitte Vittrup REGISTER TO JOIN this free, online, community conversation happening this coming Tuesday, November 28th, at 5:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET.  […]

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Crafts and Cocoa” Family Day @Mount Holyoke College: on Sunday, Dec. 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Published on November 19, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Check out “Crafts and Cocoa” Family Day on Sunday, Dec. 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. Enjoy a variety of activities that celebrate the season—including Japanese-inspired folding screens, art seeks, button-making, paper snowflakes, Emily Dickinson-inspired poetry activity, story times, and more. Warm up with cookies and hot chocolate! All ages welcome—please share with friends!

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Starlight’s Youth Theatre Spring Programming

Published on November 14, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Starlight’s Youth Theatre invites you Sunday, November 19th, to join our Spring programming with a registration day at Maple Ridge Community Center. Get to know your director and cast members by learning some music and movement from the show. Lion King Jr Grades 1-6, 1pm-1:45pm Starlight Express Grades 7-12, 2pm-3pm Register to reserve your spot with a $50 deposit and pick up materials at the workshop so you can […]

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LSSE Amherst Youth Basketball League

Published on November 14, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

SIGN UP TODAY!! LATE FEE AFTER NOV 17!! Jamboree on Dec. 9, 2017 • Games begin Jan 6, 2018 FEES Grades k-2 (coed): $95 Grades 2-8 Division: $125 Grades 9-12 Boys: $135 Grades 8-12 Girls: $135 Go to LSSE.org to register for a division or call the LSSE Office at 413-259-3144TODAY! For more information about the league, email Chris Johnson […]

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Volunteers Needed for Videotaping Fort River School Building Committee Meetings

Published on November 9, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

We are looking for volunteers to videotape the Fort River School Building Committee meetings. Amherst Media will provide training and the necessary equipment, and will broadcast the meetings for the community. The first meeting is Thursday, Nov. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the ARMS Professional Development Center and there will likely be one or two […]

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Back by popular demand: Family Photos!

Published on November 8, 2017 by hallie hughes Uncategorized

Crocker Farm families, we are so lucky to have photographer Lexi Monessen-Olson offer to do an additional family portrait session on November 18th from 11:00-3:00 pm at Crocker Farm Elementary School. Sessions will be at the back playground (kindergarten/first grade). Sessions will run for 15 minutes and will cost $25.00. Lexi will donate $10 from […]

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Friends of the Jones Libraries Holiday Book Fair: Nov. 17 & 18

Published on November 7, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

Thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs will be available at bargain prices at the annual Friends of the Jones Libraries Holiday Book Fair Nov. 17 and 18 at the Jones Library in Amherst. This year, the sale will start with a special Friends Only night on Friday, Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., when only members of […]

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Winter Coat & Clothing Share: Amherst Public Schools

Published on November 6, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families, We are still collecting coats and warm winter gear for our annual Coat Drive. Drop-off boxes are located in the pickup area and near the front office. We are also seeking volunteers to help sort through the donations as well as to staff the “store” when the students/families are looking through […]

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ARMS Online Store Is Open

Published on November 3, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

The ARMS online Amherst merchandise store opened for business on Nov. 1. The store will be open for a limited time only, so please visit https://amherstregionalmiddleschool.itemorder.com/sale to get your Amherst apparel and accessories. There’s some new stuff for fall, including sweatpants and knit hats, as well as old favorites, from T-shirts and sweatshirts to scarves and caps. […]

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Enrollment Working Group Survey

Published on November 3, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, A subgroup of the Enrollment Working Group—a group of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members that is in the process of researching educational options for the Amherst Public School district—is exploring world language opportunities for our students, with a focus on the potential for our district to start a K-6 magnet […]

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Barnes & Noble Book Fair: Saturday, Nov. 11

Published on November 2, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families, The Barnes & Noble Book Fair is fast approaching, and we are still looking for volunteers!  We would love to have 5th and 6th graders who can help younger kids with the Ooze and indoor snow. Please sign up to help: http://bit.ly/2y6U2lR. We encourage everyone who comes to have their kids wear […]

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Fifth Graders @ Trivia Bee & Thank-You for Tea!

Published on November 1, 2017 by Farah Ameen School News

A shoutout to Crocker Farm’s Fifth Grade team, which placed second—in costume no less—in this year’s AEF Trivia Bee. And a big Thank-You to Talya Kingston & Maria Kopicki for organizing a lovely Afternoon Tea With the Principal this past week. Don’t forget our evening Walking/Talking Tour of the school with Derek Shea and Angela […]

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