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Safe Routes to school Massachusetts

We need your help: Safe Routes to School initiative

Published on 2022-06-19 by pgoupdates Community News

A group of Crocker Farm parents is reactivating an earlier discussion about Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and the idea of improving the walkability for students and families at Crocker Farm.  A Wildwood parent, Christine Lindstrom, has started an effort to get the Amherst schools more involved with the Massachusetts SRTS program. Through her efforts, we […]

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South Amherst 4th of July Community Picnic

Published on 2022-06-19 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

All South Amherst residents are cordially invited to the South Amherst 4th of July Community Picnic on the South Amherst Common (in front of Munson Library). There will be games for all, free lemonade and ice cream, and a children’s parade. PROGRAM 9:30am : Participants arrive10:00am: Parade10:30am: Short program with Rep. Mindy Domb10:45am: Games on […]

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ARPS Spring Meeting on June 9

Published on 2022-06-05 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

The ARPS PGO will hold its spring meeting on Thursday, June 9 at 4:30pm. This is a public meeting. It will be held virtually on Google Meet: meet.google.com/vqy-ejfg-kpfARPS PGOSpring MeetingJune 9, 4:30pm Agenda: Individual School Updates ARPS PGO Officer Updates Taxes and State Filings (including new rep payee) Group Fundraisers UMACC (United Way) Giving Tuesday Florence Bank Amazon […]

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Family Friendly Pride Activities This Weekend

Published on 2022-06-05 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

There are a number of family friendly activities taking place at the Amherst Pride celebration at the Mill District this weekend. All of these are free. Saturday, June 410:00 am – 7:00 pm Crown & Streamer Making in the Gallery. General Store and Art Gallery.3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Face Painting & Giant Bubbles on […]

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How you can help show appreciation for teachers & staff

Published on 2022-06-05 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

From Amherst Education Foundation As the school year comes to a close, we reflect on how proud we are of all our teachers, staff, students, and parents. Public schools are a critical part of our community, and their funding is imperative. With that in mind, the Amherst Education Foundation (AEF) is excited to announce our Spring Stars in Our Schools fundraiser. Show […]

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iReady Classroom Math Update

Published on 2022-05-29 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

If you have been following updates from ARPS you will have seen that the Amherst and Pelham School Committees have approved iReady Classroom Math as our new high quality, core math curriculum for K-5th grade students beginning Fall 2022.  The decision to bring iReady Classroom Math to our students and educators came after a six-month […]

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ARPS & Culture – Summer Program for 2nd-5th Graders

Published on 2022-05-22 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Amherst Regional Public Schools invites you to join them for their fun new arts and culture summer program for 2nd-5th graders. August 1st-5th8:30am – 3:00pmAmherst Regional High School Performance Visual Arts Dance Music Poetry Photography Led by our team of talented high schoolers. For more information & registration visit: For more info + registration click […]

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You’re invited: Hurricane Athletic Boosters Summer Kick-Off Party

Published on 2022-05-22 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Hurricanes Athletic Boosters is hosting a Summer Kick-Off Party on June 2, 2022 (5:30pm-8:30pm) at The Drake in Downtown Amherst (Former High Horse Restaurant). The event is being held to honor the Girls Swim Team who are the 2022 State Champions. The entire Amherst Community is invited to join this family-friendly event. Free attendance Music, […]

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MPAC Multilingual T-shirt Fundraiser

Published on 2022-05-15 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Deadline: May 15, 2022 The Multilingual Parent Advisory Council (MPAC) will offer two Excellency in Biliteracy scholarships to students who earn the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal is an award given by the State Department of Education and local school districts to students who have proficiency in English as well as one or more additional […]

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Amherst Recreation pool openings & swim lessons

Published on 2022-05-15 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Amherst Recreation is getting their water features ready for Summer. These include the Groff Park Spray Pad, the Outdoor Pools at Mill River Recreation Area and War Memorial, and Puffers Pond.  They also have a full schedule of swim lessons for the young ones. Dates to Note Spray Pad Opens May 28th  Outdoor Pools Open […]

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Safe routes to school

Safe Routes to School Interest Survey

Published on 2022-05-08 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

The ARPS Schools, in partnership with the Town of Amherst Transportation Advisory Committee, are exploring the possibility of implementing a program with Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS).  SRTS  is a federally-funded program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation that works to increase safe walking, biking and rolling among public school students using a […]

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North Amherst Library Pajama Story Time

Published on 2022-05-08 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Monday, May 9 from 7:00 – 7:45 pm Get ready, get set, get…into your pajamas! The North Amherst Library presents Pajama Story Time, a virtual program aimed at kids ages 3 – 9. Don your favorite jammies and cuddle up for a variety of stories. Email North Amhers Library for the Zoom link. All ages are welcome.

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Amherst Invitational 2022 to feature professional athletes

Published on 2022-05-01 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Ultimate Showcase features professional athletes! Players from the women’s professional teams Portland Rising and NY Gridlock will play with Amherst girls in this first-ever showcase event. Come watch the action on Friday, May 6. 7:00 p.m. at the Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon St. Free! This game will be part of the Amherst Invitational, […]

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Northampton Summer Camps

Northampton Summer Camps 2022

Published on 2022-05-01 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Jump into summer fun with Northampton Parks & Recreation! Safety Village, ages 4-6, is a must to learn safety skills & awareness in a fun setting with visits from fire, police, bike safety, plus more. Starts July 5, runs in 2-week sessions, & ends with a graduation! Kidzone, gr. 1-4, & Camp Hamp, gr. 5-6, […]

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Lego + Homestead Camp 2022

Published on 2022-04-24 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

 Explore your own creativity and the natural world around you! Amherst Montessori’s LEGO camp enters its 14th year this June, where young friends dive into the world of LEGO, crafting and engaging in STEM-based creation. In July and August, Homestead Camp offers participants opportunities to dig deep into the outdoors: planning and building garden and […]

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