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Virtual Town Halls on School Start Time Proposals

Published on 2021-01-17 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

As noted in last week’s ARPS Update, the District plans to explore multiple options for the time of day school will start for students for the 2021-2022 school year.  Over the next six weeks, the District will conduct a public engagement process, which will include two virtual town hall meetings for ARPS families on Monday, January 25, at […]

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Winter Gear “Store” on Monday, Dec. 21st

Published on 2020-12-20 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

A huge shout-out to all those who volunteered at the winter gear “store” at ARMS on Friday. Many families came through and got things they needed. The free “store” will be open to all on Monday, Dec. 21, 9 a.m. – noon.  Families are welcome to come in and “shop” then. There are still quite […]

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Effortless Fundraising

Published on 2020-12-19 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

FLORENCE BANK COMMUNITY CHOICE GRANTS: VOTING ENDS DEC 31ST Vote for us in the Florence Bank Community Choice Grant program. Each Florence Bank account holder gets one vote, and the voting runs from January 1st to December 31st each year. If you haven’t voted this calendar year, please do! The bank donates $100,000 to local […]

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Free Asymptomatic Covid-19 Testing Site

Published on 2020-12-19 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

As part of the state’s expansion of testing, UMass Amherst is providing free COVID-19 tests for local community members. Adults and children ages 10 and older without symptoms of COVID-19 are eligible for testing.  Tests are offered by appointment only at the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) at the Mullins Center, located at 200 Massachusetts […]

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Town Library Services for Families

Published on 2020-12-05 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

BOOKS!      BOOKS!       BOOKS!     Are your children craving books that they can touch and hold? Are you and they tired of reading the same old books over and over again? Do they need a break from e-books during independent reading time?  The Amherst Public Libraries can help!!!! Although the libraries […]

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Student Flu Vaccination Clinic: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Published on 2020-11-29 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

The State of Massachusetts now requires an influenza immunization for all children 6 months of age or older. The new vaccine requirement is an important step to reduce flu-related illness and the overall impact of respiratory illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students need to be vaccinated by December 31, 2020 unless either a medical or […]

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Seeking “Excellence in Teaching” Stories

Published on 2020-11-14 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Board members of the Roger L. Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award Foundation seek examples that illustrate elementary school teachers’ and staff members’ responsiveness and ongoing commitment to social justice during the Covid 19 pandemic. Students, guardians, parents, teachers, staff, and others are encouraged to submit a brief (or longer!) description to respond to this prompt. Please email […]

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Our Scholastic Book Fair Is Now Open: Nov. 11-24

Published on 2020-11-12 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families, Our Scholastic Book Fair is open! Join your kids in exploring titles and plots and discovering inspiring characters. Empower them by letting them choose the books to purchase—and bring on the joy of reading! Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!). Please visit the […]

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Month of Giving

Published on 2020-11-07 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

We know times are tough, so we are extra grateful to all the families who have donated so generously for our Month of Giving. The Month of Giving is our most important fundraiser of the year, and provides the bulk of the money the PGO uses to support our Crocker Farm community, including purchasing playground equipment, […]

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Election Day Information: Tuesday, Nov. 3

Published on 2020-10-31 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Repost from ARHS PGO Parent News Amherst: The Town of Amherst is divided into ten Precincts, now organized in to five Districts. See below table to view your Precinct and polling location as well as your corresponding District.  Hours The polling hours for all elections and all polling places are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Precinct […]

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Town of Amherst Seeks Public Input on Block Grant Priorities

Published on 2020-10-22 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Amherst will be making its annual application to receive federal funds administered by the state in the Community Development Block Grant program. These funds are awarded primarily to projects, programs, and services that improve the lives of Amherst’s low and moderate income residents.  The CDBG Advisory Committee would like to hear from the community about […]

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Sixth Grade Family Committee

Published on 2020-10-18 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Dear Sixth Grade Families, We are looking for Sixth Grade Families to form a committee to work on activities for our sixth graders, from (Covid-observant) field trips, to small group get-togethers, to the Sixth Grade Supper, and anything else. We are looking for families to take photos, document moments, and try to figure out what […]

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