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Some of the Things You Simply Don't Know About Mabel Loomis Todd

Date: December 15, 2019 Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMAuthor Julie Dobrow spent several years plowing through almost 1000 boxes of materials that Mabel and her daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham, left behind, to research her mother/daughter biography, After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet. While she was able to reveal much about Mabel and Millicent's amazing lives in her book, Dobrow, a professor at Tufts University, says that there are many stories she wasn't able to include in her book. Now, Dobrow returns to Amherst on the occasion of the paperback release of After Emily: Two ...

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Giving Tuesday

From Ms. Demers-Slovin, Pre-K staff: "I wanted to send a note of appreciation for the PGO monies that were given to teachers to support classroom expenses. I was able to purchase high quality fabric, thread and rice bags to be used to make sensory materials for our Pre K 2 classroom. Thanks so much for helping us to provide these essential materials."#GivingTuesdayOn Tuesday December 3rd, millions of people come together to support organizations and communities they believe in. As a public school, Crocker Farm often faces budgetary issues, and donations help cover the cost of education outreach, and operations. By supporting the PGO, you support efforts to build community ...

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Florence Savings Grants

Each year, Florence Bank gives away $100,000 to community non-profits through its Community Choice grants program. Florence Bank customers vote for the non-profit of their choice & all non-profits getting at least 50 votes receive a grant.  The non-profits receiving the most votes can get up to $5,000.This year, the PGOs of the ARPS PGO (Crocker Farm, Wildwood, Amherst Middle School, & Amherst High School) are campaigning jointly again to maximize our votes & see if we can get even more. Every vote helps.** Each Florence Bank account holder is eligible to vote once for the community organization of their ...

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Amherst Winter Hats

Crocker Farm's 6th grade is selling Amherst winter hats to help make their 6th grade field trip affordable for all. The hats are warm, one-size-fits-most (for adults & kids) and only $10!!!They make great gifts, or buy one (or more) for yourself. Orders from families outside of Crocker Farm happily accepted. đź™‚Orders are due Wed, Dec 4th, for delivery before the December break. To order, please email Tracy (Crocker Farm parent) at, or fill out this form and bring in to Crocker:

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Holiday Cards

This holiday season, we have a fun and easy way for you to support Crocker Farm!We’ve partnered with Pinhole Press on a photo gift fundraiser. Order your holiday cards or photo gifts by December 7th, and a portion of your purchase is automatically donated back to the Crocker Farm PGO. ​How It Works:1) Shop Pinhole Press for your holiday cards and gifts at SURE TO ORDER BY DECEMBER 7!2) Enter the Fundraiser Code CROCKERFARM at checkout – you get a 15% discount, and part of your purchase is donated back to the PGO.  You can order beautiful holiday cards or gifts! A few of our favorite ...

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Math Night Returns!

Published on 2019-11-11 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Join in some fun math-oriented family games with a side of pizza on November 21st from 6 – 7:15pm. English: Spanish:

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Winter Coat and Clothing Share

Published on 2019-11-11 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

We have a few distribution shifts to fill. Can you help? And we always welcome donations! Please drop them off in the Crocker Farm main lobby or Preschool/Parent pickup lobby through November 19th. For more information on the coat drive and where it goes after Crocker: Spanish: English:

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Starlight’s Youth Theatre Registration

Published on 2019-11-08 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.Grades 2-6. Registration now open: Come join the fun November 16, 2019 for a Registration Workshop 9:00-9:40am at Mapleridge Community Center, 659 Amherst Road, Sunderland.  Singing, dancing and picking up additional materials. Regular class begins January 11, 2020. Show in early April 2020. Limited Space! Sign up today. FIDDLER […]

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Teaching: A Life’s Work

Published on 2019-11-07 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

ARMS ELL teacher Alicia Lopez has co-authored a book with her mother, Sonia Nieto, UMass professor emerita, on their shared experience as educators. Amherst Books is hosting a book talk on November 12, and all are welcome to attend.

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Indian Dance Workshop at Amherst Ballet

Published on 2019-11-06 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Date and Time: Saturday, November 16  2:00-4:00 pm Location: Amherst Ballet (29 Strong Street, Amherst) Learn about Indian Culture, Experience Indian Dance, and Enjoy Indian Cuisine at Amherst Ballet! Amherst Ballet is hosting a free Indian Dance Workshop led by Ms. Monica Bhowmik as the first of its World Dance Workshop series. The workshop will […]

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Winter Coat & Clothing Share Reminder

Published on 2019-11-05 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

We are looking for volunteers for this event, especially during distribution shifts. For more information and to sign up: We are also still taking donations. Donation boxes are in the Crocker main lobby and parent pickup area/preschool lobby.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   Reminders: Don’t miss Math Night on November 21st For more info: Save-the-Date for the B&N Book […]

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Candy, BE GONE!!!

Published on 2019-11-01 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Get that candy out of your house! The PGO is organizing an impromptu candy collection, and we will bring your candy to the closest Operation Gratitude drop-off location for you. Please put all candy in Ziploc or other plastic bags (grocery bags for example). Drop off locations and times: 1. The Crocker front office:Friday Nov. 1st […]

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Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Published on 2019-10-23 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Shop at Barnes & Noble in-store and online to support the Crocker Farm Library When:   December 14th, 10am – 7pmWhere:  Barnes & Noble Hadley Get in on the FUN at Barnes & Noble in Hadley! In-store events include face painting, cookies, raffles, gift wrapping and more. More details, schedule of events and the shopping code coming […]

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Strategic Planning Community Meetings

Published on 2019-10-23 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized Amherst Leisure Services has partnered with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute to carry out a recreational programming needs assessment and comprehensive strategic plan. The final plan will provide a vision, mission and strategic direction for the next three to five years. Information gathered from the community will be a vital part of this […]

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Giving Tree Wishlist

Published on 2019-10-22 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Please take a look at the Giving Tree Wishlist. The PGO collects requests from teachers and staff and periodically updates this list to share with our community. The Wishlist link is also on our PGO blog homepage. 2019-2020 Giving Tree Wishlist Thank you!

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Winter Coat & Clothing Share

Published on 2019-10-21 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

As you go through your family’s winter clothes, shoes and accessories, consider donating items you can no longer can use, sizes infant through adult to our annual Winter Coat & Clothing Share. Collection, October 15th – November 21st: Donation boxes are in the Crocker main lobby and parent pickup area/preschool lobby. After Crocker, the share moves to other schools […]

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Tales of Mt. Washington at the Jones Library

Published on 2019-10-16 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Tales of Mt. Washington: Home of the World’s Worst Weather Bitter cold, dense fog, heavy snow, and record winds: Mount Washington is known worldwide for its unpredictable and dangerous weather. For a mountain its size, why is Mt. Washington called the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”?  Learn the answers in the Woodbury Room of the […]

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