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Outdoor Computers at Jones Library

Published on 2020-11-22 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Weather permitting, the Jones Library will be offering outdoor access to public computers on weekday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m.  Computers will be available under a tent on the front lawn of the Jones Library.  Learn more here!

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ARPS Winter Coat Drive

Published on 2020-11-21 by crockerfarmpgo Community News, School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, The ARPS Family Center-led district-wide coat drive is on. If you are in need of winter gear (coats, boots, hats, gloves, etc.) for your children, please contact Mildred Martinez (, 413-362-1871) at the ARPS Family Center so you can be added to their distribution list.  There will be a coordinated distribution of winter […]

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Sing With Your Little Ones

Published on 2020-11-21 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Mondays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Join Wendy and Anna Plummer online for Sing With Your Little Ones—45 minutes of music, finger plays, and movement. This program can be enjoyed by babies, big siblings, and caregivers.  Join Monday at 10:30!Email to receive the Zoom link.

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Basic Rights in Special Education: Understanding the IEP

Published on 2020-10-24 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

This free workshop for parents/guardians and professionals—on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m.—is sponsored by the Special Education Parent Advisory Council. To receive the online access link, please email The workshop will cover what an IEP is, why it is important, how the IEP is developed, a child’s strengths and concerns, a vision statement, sections […]

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Family Forum With Teachers/Support Staff: Sunday, Aug. 9, 4-5 p.m.

Published on 2020-08-09 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, The Amherst-Pelham Educators Association (union) wants to reach out to families of ARPS students to discuss school re-opening plans. Teachers, paraeducators and support staff at the schools miss your students and are looking forward to seeing them again, but have concerns about in-person learning. They would love to also hear your […]

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PGO Book Club: Exploring Racial Identities

Published on 2020-07-25 by crockerfarmpgo Community News, School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, We hope everyone is staying cool, safe, and sane. There has been a lot of news about school reopening possibilities in our district, so we hope you are reading our blog and Facebook posts to stay updated.  At the request of an interested parent, the PGO is hosting a book club, […]

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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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Kids Learn Italian at the Jones

Published on 2019-03-04 by Farah Ameen Community News

A group of UMass students are offering free Italian lessons (activities, songs, fun) for kids at Jones Library in Amherst on Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. For questions, please email Cara Takakjian.

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The Pied Piper Performance: Saturday, March 9

Published on 2019-03-04 by Farah Ameen Community News

What do you do when your town is overrun by rats?  You call THE PIED PIPER!  On Saturday, March 9, take a trip to Hamelin Town with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, as over 50 local students present THE PIED PIPER, an original musical adaptation of this classic tale. This original musical production is part of the Missoula […]

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Joy Art Space: Winter/Spring Group Lessons

Published on 2019-02-26 by Farah Ameen Community News

Check out late winter/spring after-school group art lessons at Joy Art Space!  A few spaces are opening up in the art lesson groups starting early March. Art lessons at Joy Art Space are a great opportunity for children and teens to get involved in an enriching after school activity where they can engage in self-expression and learn […]

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