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MPAC Meeting: Jan. 26 @ 7 p.m.

Dear Parents/Guardians,Please join the next Multilingual Parent Advisory Council (MPAC) meeting on Wednesday, January 26,  from 7 to 8 p.m. You will find all the information at this MPAC Flyer link and Agenda.At this meeting, elections will be held for MPAC’s three officers. Please use this form to see descriptions of the available positions and indicate whether you might be interested in one of them.You may request an interpreter for the meeting by sending a message to clementsa@arps.org as soon as possible, indicating the language of your preference.

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Jones Library Book Bundles

Are you looking for a contact-less way to stock up on books this winter? The youth services department continues to offer our book bundle service for kids and teens. Fill out a quick form and the librarians will put together a themed bundle made up of some of their favorite books.The library offers 3 ways to get your bundles:Bundles are available inside the library, next to the Kids' Desk! Bundles will already be checked out to your account - you can just grab and go!Librarians would also be happy to bring your bundle outside the building to you. Simply call the Kids’ ...

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Take & Make Crafts: Jones Library

Keep an eye on Jones Library's social media — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (children's room, teens) — to learn about craft projects you can pick up from the library and enjoy at home. A new craft will be available starting on Monday. The Take & Make box will be located near the Jones Library Kids Desk/Book Bundle Pick Up Table and is self-serve, while supplies last.Take & Make Crafts are made possible thanks to the support of the Friends of the Jones Libraries.

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School Garden Newsletter!

Don't miss the latest edition of the School Garden Newsletter—check out what your children are learning about gardening and what they've been planting!

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Sign Up for Lacrosse & Basketball!

Lacrosse season is approaching: and Amherst Recreation is offering a free clinic in February! Register here today.If your kids are going nuts indoors—or driving YOU stir-crazy—because of the frigid temps, why not sign them up for basketball?

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MPAC Meeting: Jan. 26 @ 7 p.m.

Published on 2022-01-23 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Dear Parents/Guardians, Please join the next Multilingual Parent Advisory Council (MPAC) meeting on Wednesday, January 26,  from 7 to 8 p.m. You will find all the information at this MPAC Flyer link and Agenda. At this meeting, elections will be held for MPAC’s three officers. Please use this form to see descriptions of the available […]

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Jones Library Book Bundles

Published on 2022-01-23 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Are you looking for a contact-less way to stock up on books this winter? The youth services department continues to offer our book bundle service for kids and teens. Fill out a quick form and the librarians will put together a themed bundle made up of some of their favorite books. The library offers 3 ways to […]

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Take & Make Crafts: Jones Library

Published on 2022-01-23 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Keep an eye on Jones Library’s social media — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (children’s room, teens) — to learn about craft projects you can pick up from the library and enjoy at home. A new craft will be available starting on Monday. The Take & Make box will be located near the Jones Library Kids Desk/Book Bundle […]

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Sign Up for Lacrosse & Basketball!

Published on 2022-01-23 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Lacrosse season is approaching: and Amherst Recreation is offering a free clinic in February! Register here today. If your kids are going nuts indoors—or driving YOU stir-crazy—because of the frigid temps, why not sign them up for basketball?

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Hurricanes’ Boosters Meeting: Jan. 26 @ 6:30 p.m.

Published on 2022-01-23 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Please join the Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters for its next meeting, to provide input and support to increase the Boosters’ abilities to support our student athletes. During the meeting, working groups will be formed for current and upcoming projects. Whether you want to put in a little time or a lot, there is are a variety […]

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Center Dance: Open House Classes

Published on 2022-01-23 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

The Center Dance will be holding a week of Open House classes from Sunday, Jan. 23, to Saturday, Jan. 29 (i.e., the first week of the Center’s Winter/Spring ’22 session).  The Center offers classes in a broad range of dance styles, for all ages (pre-K, K-12, and adult). Beginners welcome!  This winter, K-12 indoor classes […]

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AEF 2022-2023 Excellence Grant Awards

Published on 2022-01-16 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Are you a teacher or staff member in the Amherst, Pelham, Leverett or Shutesbury public schools? Or do you know someone who is? The Excellence Grant Awards application period for the 2022-2023 academic year is now open! Please email amherstedfound@gmail.com for an application packet or for more information, or share this message with anyone you think might be interested. Applications […]

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Reading the Classics With Ilan Stavans

Published on 2022-01-16 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Started in 2017, “Reading the Classics With Ilan Stavans” is a book discussion series open to readers worldwide of world classics (fiction, poetry, memoir, theater) in translation or in their original English. This discussion series is sponsored by Restless Books, the New York Public Library, and the Jones Library, and will take place via Zoom […]

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Sixth-Grade Graduation Celebration Committee

Published on 2022-01-16 by crockerfarmpgo School News

Dear Sixth Grade Families, Before we know it, our preteens will be at the Middle School. (Yikes!) t’s time to start planning for our sixth graders’ Moving On Ceremony. To that end, we’d like to form a committee of three to four parents/guardians who can coordinate with the school on the ceremony, as well as […]

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Gender Diversity and Pronouns: An Introduction

Published on 2022-01-09 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Increasingly, people are mentioning their preferred pronouns in their email signatures and when they introduce themselves.  Learn more about this practice at a virtual event entitled Gender Diversity and Pronouns:  An Introduction hosted by the Jones Library on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 7:00 pm.  Speaker Alex Brandell will provide an introductory presentation on gender diversity, the […]

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AEF’s Stars in Our Schools Campaign

Published on 2021-12-19 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Is there a teacher or staff member that has made a difference in your child’s life this year? Make a donation to the Stars in Our Schools Campaign in honor of them and AEF will send a note of gratitude on your behalf, thanking them for all their hard work and dedication. The money raised will help […]

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K to 12 Art Competition

Published on 2021-12-19 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Cool Science is a free and public art competition held each fall for all K-12 artists.  Cool Science is a collaboration between the UMass Lowell, UMass Boston, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Kansas, and Kansas City Art Institute.  Last year Cool Science received a National Science Foundation grant that helped it expand […]

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