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Outdoor Computers at Jones Library

Weather permitting, the Jones Library will be offering outdoor access to public computers on weekday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m.  Computers will be available under a tent on the front lawn of the Jones Library.  Learn more here!

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PGO Meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.

Dear Crocker Farm Families,It's been hard not to see familiar faces and make new friends. We really wish we were able to gather together at school for our yearly community events. But since we can't right now, please join us for a virtual PGO meeting on Wednesday, December 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. Don't worry about your hair, wear your PJs (if you like), and BYOS (bring your own snacks)! See you soon.The PGO

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ARPS Winter Coat Drive

Dear Crocker Farm Families,The ARPS Family Center-led district-wide coat drive is on. If you are in need of winter gear (coats, boots, hats, gloves, etc.) for your children, please contact Mildred Martinez (Martinezm2@arps.org, 413-362-1871) at the ARPS Family Center so you can be added to their distribution list.  There will be a coordinated distribution of winter gear after Thanksgiving for families in need of winter clothing. Right now, we need donations nof gently used, laundered winter clothing (K-6th Grade and adult sizes)—hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, coats, snow gear, and boots. Please donate only items that are clean, have working zippers/fasteners, and that ...

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Crocker C.A.R.E. Home Reading Bags

Dear Crocker Farm Families,Our school library, in collaboration with the PGO, will soon implement the Crocker C.A.R.E.  Home Reading Bags program. Through this program our students will receive a bag with books they can enjoy and keep. The purpose of the program, considering that our school has over 400 students and the health crisis we are currently experiencing, is to:reduce the exposure to virus infections, to families and school staff, implicit in the withdrawal and return of library books;drastically reduce book quarantining time for families that receive books and school staff that accept and coordinate book returns;reduce the unnecessary retrieval ...

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Sing With Your Little Ones

Mondays, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.Join Wendy and Anna Plummer online for Sing With Your Little Ones—45 minutes of music, finger plays, and movement. This program can be enjoyed by babies, big siblings, and caregivers.  Join Monday at 10:30!Email Kids@Joneslibrary.org to receive the Zoom link.

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Outdoor Computers at Jones Library

Published on 2020-11-22 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Weather permitting, the Jones Library will be offering outdoor access to public computers on weekday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m.  Computers will be available under a tent on the front lawn of the Jones Library.  Learn more here!

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PGO Meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.

Published on 2020-11-21 by crockerfarmpgo School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, It’s been hard not to see familiar faces and make new friends. We really wish we were able to gather together at school for our yearly community events. But since we can’t right now, please join us for a virtual PGO meeting on Wednesday, December 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. […]

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ARPS Winter Coat Drive

Published on 2020-11-21 by crockerfarmpgo Community News, School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, The ARPS Family Center-led district-wide coat drive is on. If you are in need of winter gear (coats, boots, hats, gloves, etc.) for your children, please contact Mildred Martinez (Martinezm2@arps.org, 413-362-1871) at the ARPS Family Center so you can be added to their distribution list.  There will be a coordinated distribution of winter […]

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Crocker C.A.R.E. Home Reading Bags

Published on 2020-11-21 by crockerfarmpgo School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, Our school library, in collaboration with the PGO, will soon implement the Crocker C.A.R.E.  Home Reading Bags program. Through this program our students will receive a bag with books they can enjoy and keep. The purpose of the program, considering that our school has over 400 students and the health crisis […]

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Sing With Your Little Ones

Published on 2020-11-21 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Mondays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Join Wendy and Anna Plummer online for Sing With Your Little Ones—45 minutes of music, finger plays, and movement. This program can be enjoyed by babies, big siblings, and caregivers.  Join Monday at 10:30!Email Kids@Joneslibrary.org to receive the Zoom link.

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Seeking “Excellence in Teaching” Stories

Published on 2020-11-14 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Board members of the Roger L. Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award Foundation seek examples that illustrate elementary school teachers’ and staff members’ responsiveness and ongoing commitment to social justice during the Covid 19 pandemic. Students, guardians, parents, teachers, staff, and others are encouraged to submit a brief (or longer!) description to respond to this prompt. Please email […]

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Our Scholastic Book Fair Is Now Open: Nov. 11-24

Published on 2020-11-12 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families, Our Scholastic Book Fair is open! Join your kids in exploring titles and plots and discovering inspiring characters. Empower them by letting them choose the books to purchase—and bring on the joy of reading! Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!). Please visit the […]

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PGO Mask Fundraiser

Published on 2020-11-08 by crockerfarmpgo School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, The Crocker Farm PGO is able to sponsor events, teacher stipends, and other items—like the back-to-school welcome bags, PE jump ropes, WiFi hotspots and internet access for district families, additional supplies requested by teachers for remote learning purposes, and much more!—because of generous donations from Crocker Farm families as well as […]

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Month of Giving

Published on 2020-11-07 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

We know times are tough, so we are extra grateful to all the families who have donated so generously for our Month of Giving. The Month of Giving is our most important fundraiser of the year, and provides the bulk of the money the PGO uses to support our Crocker Farm community, including purchasing playground equipment, […]

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Election Day Information: Tuesday, Nov. 3

Published on 2020-10-31 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Repost from ARHS PGO Parent News Amherst: The Town of Amherst is divided into ten Precincts, now organized in to five Districts. See below table to view your Precinct and polling location as well as your corresponding District.  Hours The polling hours for all elections and all polling places are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Precinct […]

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Basic Rights in Special Education: Understanding the IEP

Published on 2020-10-24 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

This free workshop for parents/guardians and professionals—on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m.—is sponsored by the Special Education Parent Advisory Council. To receive the online access link, please email sepac@arps.org. The workshop will cover what an IEP is, why it is important, how the IEP is developed, a child’s strengths and concerns, a vision statement, sections […]

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Town of Amherst Seeks Public Input on Block Grant Priorities

Published on 2020-10-22 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Amherst will be making its annual application to receive federal funds administered by the state in the Community Development Block Grant program. These funds are awarded primarily to projects, programs, and services that improve the lives of Amherst’s low and moderate income residents.  The CDBG Advisory Committee would like to hear from the community about […]

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Sixth Grade Family Committee

Published on 2020-10-18 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Dear Sixth Grade Families, We are looking for Sixth Grade Families to form a committee to work on activities for our sixth graders, from (Covid-observant) field trips, to small group get-togethers, to the Sixth Grade Supper, and anything else. We are looking for families to take photos, document moments, and try to figure out what […]

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