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Real World Math Class for Elementary, Middle & High School Students

LSSE is offering a class on the basics of everyday real world math, as well as the basics of starting and running a profitable business with fun real world class exercises and projects. Areas to cover will include business investment, profitability, break-even point, business budgets.Other topics include banks functions and purpose, interest (simple and compound), measurements including metric system using real work cooking examples. Classes will discuss budgeting; why it is important and how to live easily within budgets by incorporating real world projects. They will also discuss the topic of taxes, why they are deducted from paychecks, where do ...

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Free Meals for children 18 and Under

The USDA has decided to fund FREE MEALS for all children ages 18 and under. This is huge for addressing hunger and food access for our children, taking the burden off of parents and guardians already facing additional challenges with remote learning, and drastically supports our program, giving us the opportunity to grow and expand in the future. Free meals will be offered at delivery sites throughout town for remote learners, and all in-school meals will be free as well, for as long as funding is available. We are also excited to announce that we will be providing weekend meals ...

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Town Hall Meeting for Elementary School Instrumental Program

Dear Grade 3-6 families,Instrument teachers Heather O.Mara, Kathryn LaFond, and Ariel Templeton are hosting an online Town Hall Meeting for you to get some more information on the Elementary School Instrumental Program at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, September 21.Here is the meeting link.You can also join by phone: (US) +1 435-574-4065 (PIN: 351182186)Also check out the website: https://sites.google.com/arps.org/arps-band-orchestra/homeThank you!

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Girls on the Run for Grades 3-5

Girls on the Run Western MA!Right now, youth need Girls on the Run more than ever. Our adapted program is safe and flexible for our community so that girls can connect with their peers and keep learning how to practice empathy, stand up for themselves and others, and more!DETAILS • Girls on the Run (3rd-5th grades). • 8 week program- Sept. 14th through Nov. 14th • Fee Includes: • 16 lessons with trained coaches • Curriculum and individual materials/bag • Program T-shirt • 5K Registration fee • Whether in-person or virtually, coaches guide girls through research-based life skills curriculum teaching ...

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Virtual School Tour

Virtual School Tour

Virtual School ToursAs of right now, all of the school buildings are closed to the public, but the district understands the importance of children in transition years having an opportunity to see their school. The district has provided virtual tours of each of the schools so that students can have a chance to see the buildings before they begin in-person learning. Please note that all images are “360 degree” photos that are interactive with a mouse or touchpad.  For the elementary school tours, principals have narrated many of the images, and this feature can be turned on by clicking the ...

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Real World Math Class for Elementary, Middle & High School Students

Published on 2020-09-20 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

LSSE is offering a class on the basics of everyday real world math, as well as the basics of starting and running a profitable business with fun real world class exercises and projects. Areas to cover will include business investment, profitability, break-even point, business budgets. Other topics include banks functions and purpose, interest (simple and […]

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Free Meals for children 18 and Under

Published on 2020-09-20 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

The USDA has decided to fund FREE MEALS for all children ages 18 and under. This is huge for addressing hunger and food access for our children, taking the burden off of parents and guardians already facing additional challenges with remote learning, and drastically supports our program, giving us the opportunity to grow and expand […]

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Town Hall Meeting for Elementary School Instrumental Program

Published on 2020-09-18 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Dear Grade 3-6 families, Instrument teachers Heather O.Mara, Kathryn LaFond, and Ariel Templeton are hosting an online Town Hall Meeting for you to get some more information on the Elementary School Instrumental Program at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, September 21. Here is the meeting link.You can also join by phone: (US) +1 […]

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Girls on the Run for Grades 3-5

Published on 2020-09-14 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Girls on the Run Western MA! Right now, youth need Girls on the Run more than ever. Our adapted program is safe and flexible for our community so that girls can connect with their peers and keep learning how to practice empathy, stand up for themselves and others, and more! DETAILS • Girls on the […]

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Virtual School Tour

Published on 2020-09-13 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Virtual School Tours As of right now, all of the school buildings are closed to the public, but the district understands the importance of children in transition years having an opportunity to see their school. The district has provided virtual tours of each of the schools so that students can have a chance to see […]

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Multi-Arts Thursday Activities: September 15 to November 12

Published on 2020-09-12 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

At Multi-Arts, Children:Discover their inner selves.Learn ways to express feelings and ideas, andExperience warm human connections that make their soul grow.  We are offering:3:30 p.m. Spanish through the Arts with lsabel Arango & Maia PetruchaLearning Spanish through storytelling, theater, arts and music.  4:00 p.m. Theater- Playwriting with Maia Petrucha.Create a play together and turn Zoom into a stage by making our rooms the sets, […]

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Free Workshop From Mount Holyoke for Parents/Guardians

Published on 2020-08-29 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Wondering how to juggle life and learning online? On September 3 at 7:30 p.m., Mt. Holyoke College is offering a free virtual workshop with Lauren Kim with tips, tricks and strategies for a successful transition back to school. Help foster independence in students, cultivate resilience and build a schedule that works.  You can register for this […]

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Racial Identities Exploration Book Club Logistical Meeting

Published on 2020-08-29 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Just a reminder for those of you who have signed up for our book club that we will be meeting on Sunday, August 30, at 4 p.m. This will be a meet and greet, as well as a logistical meeting to talk about expectations for the book club and format. Here is the link for the Zoom meeting […]

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PGO Updates

Published on 2020-08-29 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Hello Crocker Farm Families! Welcome to another school year…almost! Although the 2020-2021 school year is sure to be different, the Crocker Farm Parent Guardian Organization (PGO), a volunteer group, is looking forward to working with families and teachers to make this year a special one. Every Crocker Farm family is a member of the PGO, […]

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Family Forum With Teachers/Support Staff: Sunday, Aug. 9, 4-5 p.m.

Published on 2020-08-09 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, The Amherst-Pelham Educators Association (union) wants to reach out to families of ARPS students to discuss school re-opening plans. Teachers, paraeducators and support staff at the schools miss your students and are looking forward to seeing them again, but have concerns about in-person learning. They would love to also hear your […]

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PGO News & Mask Fundraiser

Published on 2020-08-09 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families,We hope you are staying healthy, cool, and enjoying some summer activities with your children, even if they are socially distant. It has been a strange few months for all of us. As we don’t know how the 2020-21 school year is going to play out, the PGO is trying to plan ahead. […]

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PGO Book Club: Exploring Racial Identities

Published on 2020-07-25 by crockerfarmpgo Community News, School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, We hope everyone is staying cool, safe, and sane. There has been a lot of news about school reopening possibilities in our district, so we hope you are reading our blog and Facebook posts to stay updated.  At the request of an interested parent, the PGO is hosting a book club, […]

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Updates on Elementary School Reopening Possibilities for the Fall

Published on 2020-07-09 by crockerfarmpgo School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, We hope everyone is staying safe and as cool as possible right now. The district staff have done an analysis of the spaces available for classrooms in each of the school buildings, assuming there is social distancing, decent ventilation in each teaching space, etc.   Based on this analysis, for the Wildwood, […]

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Town Halls With School Committee

Published on 2020-07-03 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Join the Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committees next Thursday, July 9 for a discussion of priorities for opening of school in the fall. ARPS staff, parents/guardians and community members are welcome! There will be two sessions with one focused on the elementary schools and one focused on the secondary schools. Thursday, July 9, […]

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Thank You & Have a Fun and Safe Summer!

Published on 2020-06-18 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm families, It probably gets old but isn’t any less true that this has been a year like no other! As we wrap up the 2019-20 school year, the PGO wanted to send a final email before the summer kicks off and we and our children are off singing a familiar chant from […]

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