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A maple tree illuminates Amherst's town center Dec. 2, 2016 during the Merry Maple Festival and Tree Lighting.

Lighting of the Merry Maple 2019

Ring in the holiday season with this over 40-year old Amherst tradition on Friday, December 6th from 3-7pm (tree lighting at 5pm). For more information and a schedule of family-friendly activities: https://www.facebook.com/events/500499050791518/https://www.amherstarea.com/events/details/2019-lighting-of-the-merry-maple-22786

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Seal of Biliteracy Info Session & ELPAC Meeting

This is open to all families interested in the Seal of Biliteracy District Wide! Childcare & Pizza will be provided but please bring a dish to share! More information can be found at: http://www.arps.org/sealofbiliteracy

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The Massachusetts Book Awards Holiday Dozen: Valley Edition

Celebrate the coming holiday season in the very best way with signed books for everyone on your gift list.  Join us in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019 for this Valley author event, coordinated by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.  Doors will open at 1:30 pm for book browsing and sales.This event features short performances by recent Massachusetts Book Awards winners, honorees, and long-listers, and attendees will be able to purchase a signed and personalized copy of their award-nominated titles for your favorite book lovers. There will be fiction, nonfiction, ...

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Girls on the Run Coming to Crocker Farm

Girls on the Run coming to Crocker Farm Spring 2020!We are looking for volunteer coaches to support this team. Coaches donot need to be runners.Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a unique 10 week (twice weekly) after-school program led by trainedcoaches who lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamicdiscussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3-5thgrade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetimeappreciation for health and fitness. Each season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5K event. Thiscelebratory, non-competitive event provides girls with ...

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Jones Library Seeks Accessibility Subcommittee Members

The Jones Library Board of Trustees is looking for five volunteers to serve on the newly established Jones Library Accessibility Subcommittee. For details and more information: http://pgocrockerfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Accessibility-Subcommittee-Advertisement-11-15-19.pdf

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Lighting of the Merry Maple 2019

Published on 2019-11-21 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Ring in the holiday season with this over 40-year old Amherst tradition on Friday, December 6th from 3-7pm (tree lighting at 5pm). For more information and a schedule of family-friendly activities: https://www.facebook.com/events/500499050791518/ https://www.amherstarea.com/events/details/2019-lighting-of-the-merry-maple-22786

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The Massachusetts Book Awards Holiday Dozen: Valley Edition

Published on 2019-11-19 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Celebrate the coming holiday season in the very best way with signed books for everyone on your gift list.  Join us in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019 for this Valley author event, coordinated by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.  Doors will open at 1:30 […]

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Girls on the Run Coming to Crocker Farm

Published on 2019-11-19 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Girls on the Run coming to Crocker Farm Spring 2020! We are looking for volunteer coaches to support this team. Coaches do not need to be runners. Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a unique 10 week (twice weekly) after-school program led by trained coaches who lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes […]

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Jones Library Seeks Accessibility Subcommittee Members

Published on 2019-11-18 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

The Jones Library Board of Trustees is looking for five volunteers to serve on the newly established Jones Library Accessibility Subcommittee. For details and more information: http://pgocrockerfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Accessibility-Subcommittee-Advertisement-11-15-19.pdf

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Giving Season is HERE!!!

Published on 2019-11-16 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Crocker Farm’s Month of Giving: November 1st – December 3rd, 2019 Support Crocker Farm:https://www.mightycause.com/story/7nnydg  IMAGINE THIS: If $20 were donated for every child at Crocker, we would have around $7000! Why do we ask you to support the Crocker Farm PGO? As a public school, Crocker Farm has a limited budget. The PGO helps by working to build […]

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Mothers Out Front: Electric School Bus Campaign Information Session

Published on 2019-11-15 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley invites the public on Sunday, November 24 from 1:00-2:30 at the Jones Library to learn about ARPS’s diesel school buses, how they might be replaced with electric buses and what we can each do to help. For more information: https://ma.mothersoutfront.org/electric_school_bus_launch_party?utm_campaign=esb_campaign_launch_party&utm_medium=email&utm_source=mothersoutfront

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Math Night Returns!

Published on 2019-11-11 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Join in some fun math-oriented family games with a side of pizza on November 21st from 6 – 7:15pm. English: http://pgocrockerfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IMG_0490.jpg Spanish: http://pgocrockerfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IMG_0491.jpg

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Winter Coat and Clothing Share

Published on 2019-11-11 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

We have a few distribution shifts to fill. Can you help? https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca9ac22a5fa7-crocker5 And we always welcome donations! Please drop them off in the Crocker Farm main lobby or Preschool/Parent pickup lobby through November 19th. For more information on the coat drive and where it goes after Crocker: Spanish: http://pgocrockerfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019_CoatDrive_Flyer_Spanish_jpg.jpg English: http://pgocrockerfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019_CoatDrive_Flyer_Spanish_jpg.jpg

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Starlight’s Youth Theatre Registration

Published on 2019-11-08 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.Grades 2-6. Registration now open: https://www.starlights-youth-theatre.com/list-of-upcoming-classes/ Come join the fun November 16, 2019 for a Registration Workshop 9:00-9:40am at Mapleridge Community Center, 659 Amherst Road, Sunderland.  Singing, dancing and picking up additional materials. Regular class begins January 11, 2020. Show in early April 2020. Limited Space! Sign up today. FIDDLER […]

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Teaching: A Life’s Work

Published on 2019-11-07 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

ARMS ELL teacher Alicia Lopez has co-authored a book with her mother, Sonia Nieto, UMass professor emerita, on their shared experience as educators. Amherst Books is hosting a book talk on November 12, and all are welcome to attend.

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Indian Dance Workshop at Amherst Ballet

Published on 2019-11-06 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Date and Time: Saturday, November 16  2:00-4:00 pm Location: Amherst Ballet (29 Strong Street, Amherst) Learn about Indian Culture, Experience Indian Dance, and Enjoy Indian Cuisine at Amherst Ballet! Amherst Ballet is hosting a free Indian Dance Workshop led by Ms. Monica Bhowmik as the first of its World Dance Workshop series. The workshop will […]

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Winter Coat & Clothing Share Reminder

Published on 2019-11-05 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

We are looking for volunteers for this event, especially during distribution shifts. For more information and to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca9ac22a5fa7-crocker5 We are also still taking donations. Donation boxes are in the Crocker main lobby and parent pickup area/preschool lobby.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   Reminders: Don’t miss Math Night on November 21st For more info:http://pgocrockerfarm.com/math-night-returns Save-the-Date for the B&N Book […]

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Candy, BE GONE!!!

Published on 2019-11-01 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Get that candy out of your house! The PGO is organizing an impromptu candy collection, and we will bring your candy to the closest Operation Gratitude drop-off location for you. Please put all candy in Ziploc or other plastic bags (grocery bags for example). Drop off locations and times: 1. The Crocker front office:Friday Nov. 1st […]

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