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Basic Rights in Special Education Workshop: Monday, March 12, 5 p.m.

Please mark your calendars for this informative workshop on Basic Rights in Special Education for parents and professionals: Monday, March 12, 5 p.m., at the ARHS library. RSVP to or call (413) 687-4255.

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Learn About Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.

What: Information session on "Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: The Landscape of the Future," presented by Darren Port, Buildings and Community Solutions Manager at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) When: Tuesday,  Feb. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Where: Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 N. Pleasant St., Amherst This is the second FREE session in a series of public presentations to educate Amherst residents on the feasibility of Zero Energy Municipal Buildings bylaw that was passed by Town Meeting last November. This event is sponsored by Amherst Mothers Out Front and Climate Action Now, and co-sponsored by the Town office of Sustaining Amherst, Amherst League of Women Voters, and Western Mass Community Choice Energy.  

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The Amherst and Pelham Elementary Schools are having an information/registration event for families of young children on Thursday, March 1. All families are welcome to attend to hear from all the elementary school principals, superintendent and special education director. During this event, parents/guardians will learn more information regarding the registration process (including for potential school choice students) from our elementary school registrar. They will also learn about the before and after-school programs from the out-of-school time coordinator.

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Meet Your School Committee Candidates: Thursday, Feb. 15, 6 -7 p.m.

Come spend an hour getting to know this year's School Committee candidates in our cafeteria. This event is open to the community  

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UMass Recess Study for Third and Fourth Graders

Published on January 9, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

The UMass Pediatric Physical Activity Laboratory is looking for third and fourth graders to join the Smart Minds with Aerobic and Resistance Training during Recess (SMART Recess) Pilot Study! Children in either the third or fourth grade at Fort River School or Crocker Farm School in Amherst, MA, are invited to participate in an 18-week study. This 18-week […]

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Food for Fines: Jones Library

Published on January 9, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Throughout the month of January 2018, return your overdue library books, DVDs, etc. to The Jones, Munson Memorial, or North Amherst Library, and you will not be charged overdue fines! Instead, the libraries will be collecting nonperishable food items for the Amherst  Survival Center. Please consider making a generous donation to help out those in need.   Return your […]

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Eighties Musical Bingo Nite: Benefit for Amherst Survival Center

Published on January 5, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

What: 80s Musical Bingo Nite! A Benefit for the Amherst Survival Center When: Thursday, Jan. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Where: High Horse (upstairs), 24 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst! Optional: 80’s attire and hair style.  Come and enjoy the music of the 80s: Prince, the Go-Gos, Michael Jackson,  Pat Benatar, Whitney Houston, and more…and play bingo! Instead of numbers, we’ll be […]

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One-Day Multi-Arts Workshop: Jan. 22

Published on January 3, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Multi-Arts is offering a one-day workshop for children to enjoy an immersion in the arts, including Art, Theater, Dance, Mime, Story-telling & Crafts. January 22,  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst Cost: $85 * $70 for any former Multi-Arts student Space is limited. Register now. * Multi-Arts is offering a rate of $70 to […]

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Florence Bank Community Choice Grants Program

Published on December 24, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Dear Families, Florence Bank gives away $100,000 each year to community nonprofits through its Community Choice grants program. Florence Bank customers vote for the nonprofit of their choice & all nonprofits getting at least 50 votes receive a grant. Voting is open until December 31: Please vote today!  Last year (2016), the ARPS PGO received got 52 […]

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B43 Bus Route – Route 9 Transportation Preferences Survey

Published on December 13, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, Amherst has been following the progress of a Massachusetts Department of Transportation project for improvements to the Route 9 corridor between Northampton and Amherst.  As part of this project MassDOT is exploring changes to the bus route of the B43 bus, which serves Northampton, Hadley and Amherst, including Smith College, UMass […]

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Ski & Winter Gear Sale: Jan 5 & 6

Published on December 12, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

Crocker Families & avid skiers, Don’t miss the Winter Ski & Winter Gear Sale (in collaboration with the Amherst Historical Society & Museum) on Friday & Saturday, Jan 5 & 6, 2018. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the Crocker Farm 6th Grade Graduation Fund. See details below.

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Book-Art workshop with Multi-Arts: Saturday, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m.

Published on December 7, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Here’s an opportunity to make presents with your kids! Make the perfect present for the holidays!  Book-Art workshop Make your own creative gift for the people you love. Make an accordion book or a flower book. Write a poem, words of love, appreciation, or good wishes. It will be a unique gift that will warm the […]

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Walking & Talking Tour With Mr. Shea: Thursday, Dec. 7: 6 p.m.

Published on December 2, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families, Have you ever wondered what Principal Derek Shea is thinking about when he walks around Crocker Farm? Don’t miss your chance to find out & ask him questions about the school. The tour will be translated into Spanish. Pizza Slices will be available for purchase from the Sixth graders, who are raising funds for […]

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Can We Really Raise Inclusive Kids in Segregated Neighborhoods?: An EmbraceRace Community Conversation: Nov. 28

Published on November 21, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Crocker Farm Families: Don’t forget to register for this free, timely, online community conversation: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 8:30 p.m. ET! CAN WE REALLY RAISE INCLUSIVE KIDS IN SEGREGATED NEIGHBORHOODS? An EmbraceRace Community Conversation and Q&A with Professor Brigitte Vittrup REGISTER TO JOIN this free, online, community conversation happening this coming Tuesday, November 28th, at 5:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET.  […]

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Crafts and Cocoa” Family Day @Mount Holyoke College: on Sunday, Dec. 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Published on November 19, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Check out “Crafts and Cocoa” Family Day on Sunday, Dec. 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. Enjoy a variety of activities that celebrate the season—including Japanese-inspired folding screens, art seeks, button-making, paper snowflakes, Emily Dickinson-inspired poetry activity, story times, and more. Warm up with cookies and hot chocolate! All ages welcome—please share with friends!

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Starlight’s Youth Theatre Spring Programming

Published on November 14, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Starlight’s Youth Theatre invites you Sunday, November 19th, to join our Spring programming with a registration day at Maple Ridge Community Center. Get to know your director and cast members by learning some music and movement from the show. Lion King Jr Grades 1-6, 1pm-1:45pm Starlight Express Grades 7-12, 2pm-3pm Register to reserve your spot with a $50 deposit and pick up materials at the workshop so you can […]

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