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Updates on Elementary School Reopening Possibilities for the Fall

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, Fort River and Pelham Elementary Schools, there is sufficient space in the buildings for all of the projected students for the fall. However, there is not enough space in Crocker Farm for all projected students, so the district leadership has proposed that the Crocker Farm Fifth ...

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Town Halls With School Committee

Town Halls With School Committee

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, 2020Elementary Town Hall at 12:00 p.m.Secondary Town Hall at 5:00 p.m.Únete a los Comités Escolares Regionales de Amherst, Pelham y Amherst-Pelham el próximo jueves, 9 de julio, para una discusión sobre las prioridades para la apertura escolar en el otoño. ¡El personal de ARPS, los padres/tutores y los ...

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Thank You & Have a Fun and Safe Summer!

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 my childhood, "No more teachers, no more books...." Well now that I am older, wiser, and especially as I've tried to supplement the work of our teachers, I will forever ban this chant. I feel a tremendous amount of gratitude to the adults (teachers, specialists, and ...

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Be Counted! Participate in the Census Today

Every 10 years, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the federal government undertakes a census of the U.S. population to determine the allocation of seats held by each state in the House of Representatives. An accurate census count is also vital to obtain federal funding for projects in Amherst and the region. Each home received an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail—in March.Why It MattersDid you know?• Amherst is the 9th hardest city/town in Massachusetts to count.• Historically, the decennial census has undercounted immigrants, communities of color, renters, low-income people, and children. It’s about representation• ...

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Survey About School Opening in Fall 2020

Your input is important as the District plans for the opening of school in fall 2020 during the COVID-19 public health pandemic. Please visit this link below where you will find link to a presentation about the District's planning so far and a brief survey where you can share your feedback.  Thank you!SURVEY LINK:  Su opinión es importante para la planificación de la apertura de las escuelas en el otoño de 2020 ante la pandemia de salud pública COVID-19.  Por favor, visiten el siguiente enlace donde encontrarán una presentación sobre nuestra planificación hasta el momento y una breve encuesta donde ...

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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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Be Counted! Participate in the Census Today

Published on 2020-06-10 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Every 10 years, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the federal government undertakes a census of the U.S. population to determine the allocation of seats held by each state in the House of Representatives. An accurate census count is also vital to obtain federal funding for projects in Amherst and the region.  Each home received […]

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Survey About School Opening in Fall 2020

Published on 2020-06-07 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Your input is important as the District plans for the opening of school in fall 2020 during the COVID-19 public health pandemic. Please visit this link below where you will find link to a presentation about the District’s planning so far and a brief survey where you can share your feedback.  Thank you! SURVEY LINK:  […]

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Multi-Arts Summer Camp

Published on 2020-06-07 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Multi-Arts is going virtual this summer. Children will connect with outstanding teachers who will inspire them with many creative projects in art, music, dance, theater, mime, playwriting and story-telling. Our program gives children tools to self-entertain, and means to find their voices to express ideas and opinions. Small groups and individual attention, while FUN, will inspire, motivate, and empower children. Register for one […]

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Order Your Yearbook Today!

Published on 2020-05-17 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

The yearbook committee has tried to create a yearbook that students of all ages can enjoy. It will include photographs of students from all grades enjoying specials, classroom activities, and school events as well as pictures of teachers and staff and a section devoted to graduating sixth graders. To order a yearbook go to: treering.com/1015484466141338. […]

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Thank You…

Published on 2020-05-08 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Here’s a shout-out and a HUGE “thank you” to our teachers/staff/administrators in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. We are grateful for all you do for our children every day—especially in these unprecedented times!! Our kids miss you, as do the parents/guardians/families. AND… —Crocker Farm PGO & Families

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Virtual Multi-Arts on Saturdays

Published on 2020-05-06 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Art, in all its manifestations, has the power to connect us with what matters the most: it connects us with ourselves, with life, love and beauty. In these times of change and isolation, to be able to create and give life to something that comes from within ourselves is healing and fills us with joy. That is why, like […]

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Kids Art Contest

Published on 2020-05-06 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Hello Artists and Art Enthusiasts, LSSE with the Town of Amherst is announcing a Kids Art Contest. We are looking for art that is inspired by all the helpers we see around us during this strange time in our lives. The aim is to show the helpers how much they mean to us with a […]

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Free Meals for Children

Published on 2020-05-06 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

To support families during school closures, Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools (ARPS) has partnered with UMass Dining to provide children aged 0-18 with free, nutritious breakfast and lunch meals every day of the week as part of the USDA’s emergency COVID-19 response. The Eos Foundation awarded the district a $2,500 grant to support continued distribution of […]

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We Met Our WiFi Fundraising Goal

Published on 2020-05-02 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Just over two weeks ago, the ARPS PGOs (parent guardian organizations) launched this fundraiser to ensure that all Amherst and Amherst Regional public school students have home WiFi access during the school shutdown.  We have now raised enough to cover the costs not only for the rest of this school year, but for next year […]

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Signs to Celebrate ARHS Class of 2020

Published on 2020-05-02 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

We hope this email finds you and your families healthy and doing as well as can be expected. This is a strange and difficult time for most students, but especially our seniors. This should have been a spring full of fun and recognition, but they will miss out on many rites of passage.  We want […]

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Playground at Kendrick Park

Published on 2020-05-02 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

The Town of Amherst is designing a playground for the children ofAmherst, to be located in Kendrick Park.  The Planning Department, LSSE and DPW staff are working together to prepare a design, with input from the public.  During the summer of 2019 the Town of Amherst applied for a PARC grant from the Commonwealth of […]

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