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As of March 30th: Cancelled and Postponed PGO Events

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the PGO must cancel/postpone some Spring 2020 events and fundraisers. We have only listed events and fundraisers that the PGO is directly involved with. As of March 30th, 2020:The following events and fundraisers are CANCELLED and will not be rescheduled:Crocker Culture, Book Swap, Staff Appreciation Lunch, Science NightDutch Mill Bulbs Fundraiser, T-Shirt SaleThe following events and fundraisers are POSTPONED or UNCERTAIN until further notice. They may be cancelled, they may be rescheduled, they may stay at the date they are scheduled for currently, and/or their formats may be altered:Ice Cream at Field Day, 6th Grade Graduation BreakfastWe will update this ...

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COVID-19 Resources

Here are three links to find out more information on COVID-19. We know there are a ton more online, but felt these are a good place to find info related to our town and state.Town of Amherst WebsiteMassachusetts Department of HealthCenter for Disease Control

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Project Earth: Calling for Children Collaboration

Multi-Arts is excited to announce plans to produce a play inspired by Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot". This production is set to premiere Summer 2020, and will have elements of live music, narration, and of course, fantastical sets and props!We invite children under 18 to watch this video, reflect on Sagan’s words, and create art/poetry/writing inspired by it. The deadline for submissions is April 7th, and winners will have their ideas incorporated into the final script. Prizes also include up to $300 for applicants 13-18 years old, and a free day at Multi-Arts for ages 4-12. Final script will be written by Maia Kinney-Petrucha, a ...

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Meal Delivery Information

While school is closed, ARPS Nutrition Services Department, ARPS Family Center and the UMass Baby Berk Food Truck are offering breakfast and lunch for students who rely on those school meals. An article about their efforts is available here.Volunteers are manning the 13 pick-up locations so students can take their grab-and-go meal while observing social distancing. A special thank you to everyone involved in making sure our students can enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch.

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Thank You Teachers, Staff and Administration!

While we have reached the end of our first school closure week, we are all adjusting to our new normal. Balancing work needs, interacting with our families, trying to find ways to learn, play and generally stave off boredom for both children and adults is, to put it simply, a real challenge. Let's give a BIG THANKS to all of the Crocker Farm teachers, administration and staff, who have worked tirelessly to provide us with lessons, compile links to online activities, made phone calls and sent emails to check in, and so much more. This human interaction with our ...

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As of March 30th: Cancelled and Postponed PGO Events

Published on 2020-03-30 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the PGO must cancel/postpone some Spring 2020 events and fundraisers. We have only listed events and fundraisers that the PGO is directly involved with. As of March 30th, 2020: The following events and fundraisers are CANCELLED and will not be rescheduled: Crocker Culture, Book Swap, Staff Appreciation Lunch, Science NightDutch Mill Bulbs Fundraiser, […]

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COVID-19 Resources

Published on 2020-03-23 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Here are three links to find out more information on COVID-19. We know there are a ton more online, but felt these are a good place to find info related to our town and state. Town of Amherst Website Massachusetts Department of Health Center for Disease Control

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Project Earth: Calling for Children Collaboration

Published on 2020-03-23 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Multi-Arts is excited to announce plans to produce a play inspired by Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot”. This production is set to premiere Summer 2020, and will have elements of live music, narration, and of course, fantastical sets and props! We invite children under 18 to watch this video, reflect on Sagan’s words, and create art/poetry/writing inspired […]

Learn More

Meal Delivery Information

Published on 2020-03-23 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

While school is closed, ARPS Nutrition Services Department, ARPS Family Center and the UMass Baby Berk Food Truck are offering breakfast and lunch for students who rely on those school meals. An article about their efforts is available here. Volunteers are manning the 13 pick-up locations so students can take their grab-and-go meal while observing […]

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Thank You Teachers, Staff and Administration!

Published on 2020-03-21 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

While we have reached the end of our first school closure week, we are all adjusting to our new normal. Balancing work needs, interacting with our families, trying to find ways to learn, play and generally stave off boredom for both children and adults is, to put it simply, a real challenge. Let’s give a […]

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Book Swap 2020: How to Get Some Books

Published on 2020-03-21 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Although we had to cancel the Book Swap, the books collected and purchased won’t go to waste! The PGO has donated around 1300 books to the district to distribute when handing out meals in Amherst. Questions can be directed to 413-362-1871 or martinezm2@arps.org .

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CANCELLED: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Lunch 2020

Published on 2020-03-10 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Out annual teacher and staff appreciation lunch is on Thursday April 9, 11:30-1:30pm in the teacher workroom. We are serving a delicious homemade lunch and plan to lightly decorate the space to make it more inviting, a respite from school chaos!  While second and third grade families are spearheading the event, we are also asking the entire community for a few […]

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CANCELLED: Hillside Pizza for the 6th Grade

Published on 2020-03-09 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 and school activities, the 6th Grade Hillside Pizza Fundraiser has been cancelled. All checks will be returned, please contact Tracy Zafian at tmz23@zafian.com for more information (this is not a PGO fundraiser). CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED Buy dinner and dessert while helping Crocker Farm’s Sixth Grade fundraise for their annual field […]

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CANCELLED: Make Your Garden Grow

Published on 2020-03-09 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Spring is on its way! Warmer temperatures, budding blossoms, relaxing outside with a cool drink…and yard work! What better way to purchase Spring plants and bulbs (that you may already need) AND support Crocker Farm than a Dutch Mills Bulbs fundraiser! For your outdoor or indoor garden, or to gift to someone else, the PGO gets 50% […]

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CANCELLED: Elementary Science Night 2020

Published on 2020-03-07 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Amherst Elementary Science Night is on April 9th at the Amherst Regional Middle School Cafeteria from 6-7:30pm! This event introduces students of Amherst and Pelham’s elementary schools to a wide range of science concepts through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Activities will be led by older students and scientists from local organizations and colleges. Every student […]

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Big Ideas Update

Published on 2020-03-05 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

The voting closed at 8pm on Super Tuesday for the Big Ideas Campaign. We received 63 votes total and we have a clear winner: Option B: We Love Fresh Paint and Recess. The tally was as follows: Option A (Keep It Even): 20 first choice votesOption B (We Love Fresh Paint and Recess): 38 first […]

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POSTPONED/UNCERTAIN: Book Swap 2020

Published on 2020-03-04 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Crocker Farm’s annual Book Swap is approaching, and we need your help in the form of BOOKS, for preschool through 6th grade. Collection boxes are in the main lobby and in the preschool entrance.  We are especially looking for titles that appeal to older readers, grades 4th, 5th and 6th. We encourage students to donate at least one book they LOVE (not […]

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National School Breakfast Week

Published on 2020-02-26 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

● March 2-6, 2020 is National School Breakfast Week (NSBW). ● This year, ARPS has been working to improve the quality of school breakfast by reducing sugar and increasing protein and fresh fruits and vegetables and is celebrating NSBW by featuring a new recipe that week, as well as more throughout the month! ● On […]

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Super Tuesday Bake Sale

Published on 2020-02-25 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Bake Sale Sign Up Help your PGO! We are looking for donations of baked goods and table staff to make this fundraiser a success. We are short on what we need to run this fundraiser successfully, especially baked good donations. Election Day bake sales are some of our best fundraisers. They allow us to each […]

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