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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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MPAC Meeting: December 15 @ 7 p.m.

Published on 2021-12-12 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

This is a reminder to please join the next meeting of the Multilingual Parent Advisory Council on Wednesday, December 15th from 7 to 8 p.m. You can find the meeting agenda here. The flyer has the links to access the meeting, as well as to RSVP and request an interpreter.  ¡Saludos! Esto es un recordatorio […]

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Parents/Guardians Needed for Math Program Review

Published on 2021-12-12 by crockerfarmpgo Community News, School News

Dear MPAC families, We have been informed that a district-wide review of the K-5 elementary math program for grades K-5 is about to begin. This action has been called for by many staff who have expressed concerns about the efficacy of our current curriculum. It is possible, or even likely, that the Superintendent will end […]

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Conversation With Cornel West

Published on 2021-12-05 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

If you missed Dr. Cornel West’s inspiring conversation with Superintendent Mike Morris last week, please check out this video. This event was part of the district’s Evenings With ARPS series. And don’t miss next week’s event on Wednesday, December 8: a conversation with Joseph “Dr. J” Mathews, PhD, author of Things I Wish My Teacher Knew About […]

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Thank You for Your Generosity!

Published on 2021-12-05 by crockerfarmpgo School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, We are extremely grateful for your donations during our Month of Giving fundraiser! Thanks to your generosity, we surpassed our $5,000 goal. This year continues to be unusual, and often challenging, for students, teachers, and staff. The PGO is working hard to support our school by meeting extra classroom/specials needs. Thank […]

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Free Community COVID-19 Test Kits

Published on 2021-12-05 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

The Amherst Health Department is now offering asymptomatic, unobserved community testing for COVID-19. Adults and children ages 4 and older without symptoms of COVID-19 are eligible for testing. This new service is in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Pick up test kits in the Jones Library front hall during regular open hours, or at […]

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A Note From Superintendent Mike Morris

Published on 2021-11-21 by crockerfarmpgo Community News, School News

Dear CF PGO, I wanted to send a quick appreciation for the work of the CF PGO.  I know how much time and energy has gone into creating viable outdoor spaces for students.  I truly appreciate everyone’s efforts on this front! Your continued support of Crocker Farm is outstanding and makes a difference every day. […]

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Crocker Farm’s Month of Giving: November

Published on 2021-11-14 by crockerfarmpgo School News

November is Crocker Farm’s most important fund drive of the year: A Month of Giving! In 2020, more than 50 Crocker Farm families and friends donated over $4,000 during the Month of Giving. The Crocker Farm Parents & Guardians Organization (PGO) used those funds to purchase everything from books, to new playground soccer goals, to […]

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