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Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament: May 11 & 12

The 28th Annual Amherst Invitational is May 11-12. Come to Amherst Regional High School and Middle School to see 32 top teams compete in this exciting tournament. Games generally run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.—they are free, but food and merchandise will be available for purchase. Check out the Facebook page for news and updates: Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament.

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On April 1, 2019, the Town of Amherst Town Council unanimously passed a proclamation recognizing 2019 as AEF's 25th year. Council Presidet Lynn Griesemer read the Proclamation aloud:Proclamation in Recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the Amherst Education Foundation WHEREAS, Amherst Education Foundation was founded in 1994 by a group of concerned citizens who were committed to promoting students’ educational equity, supporting diversity, stimulating excellence, and mobilizing broad community support for public schools; andWHEREAS, Amherst Education Foundation has provided our public schools with hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding since its founding; andWHEREAS, Amherst Education Foundation has improved the educational ...

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Donations for Laurie Velozo

Dear Crocker Farm Community,Do you know that the house of our kids’ bus driver – Laurie Velozo –burned down about three weeks ago? Although the external walls are still standing, the interior of her home has been destroyed by the flames of a chimney-generated fire. Laurie lives with her husband, her son, and her four grandchildren; ages ranging between ten and nineteen years old. So far they have been helped by the Red Cross, but the younger kids are still sleeping on air mattresses. They are looking for a new place to rent for a few months while their house ...

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Book Swap: May 8 and 9

Published on 2019-03-17 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

What: Crocker Farm’s Book SwapWhen: Swap: May 8 and 9. Setup: May 7 We are especially looking for books for 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Donation bins are in the lobby and preschool entrance (through May 6). This year, we encourage students to participate by donating at least one book that they LOVE, so we can have […]

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Fresh Air Fund: Host a City Kid This Summer

Published on 2019-03-15 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

For a moment, think about the summertime.  What excites you? What are your favorite childhood  memories? For some of us it is catching fireflies, going swimming in the neighbors’ pool, and riding a bike. Opportunities such as these look very different for children who live in the city. Positive experiences shape our self-esteem, confidence, independence […]

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LSSE Sports for Kids This Spring

Published on 2019-03-13 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Active BEAST with Cedric GonnetYour child will develop a mental and physical edge and learn techniques of strength training, nutrition, and keeping a positive mindset. Learn to play hard and have fun in the process!ONE SESSION ONLY – Sunday, March 17, 3:00-5:00PM Spring Ultimate Clinic and MS Prep with Jim PistrangIf your child is a 6th grader […]

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Empty Bowls 2019

Published on 2019-03-12 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Join the Amherst Survival Center at The Pub anytime between 4 pm to 8 pm on Monday, March 18th for a simple, delicious meal and good cheer. You can also take your soup to go! Your ticket allows you to select a unique handcrafted bowl donated by a local potter and dine on delicious soup, […]

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Winter is Leaving: Bulb and Plant Sale

Published on 2019-03-12 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Make Your Garden Grow Don’t let the weather fool you: Spring is on its way! Warmer temperatures, budding blossoms, relaxing outside with a cool drink…and yardwork! What better way to purchase Spring plants and bulbs (that you may already need) AND support Crocker Farm than a Dutch Mills Bulbs fundraiser! For your outdoor or indoor garden, or […]

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Book Swap Donations Needed

Published on 2019-03-05 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

  Books Books Books Crocker Farm’s annual Book Swap is on May 8th and 9th, and we need your help in the form of BOOKS, for preschool through 6th-grade. Collection bins are in the main lobby and in the preschool entrance. We are encouraging students to participate by donating at least one book that they LOVE, so we can make sure […]

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A Welcome Message for 6th Grade Families from the ARMS PGO

Published on 2019-03-05 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Hello! We are looking forward to your families joining ARMS in the fall, and wanted to share information about volunteer activities organized by the Amherst Regional Middle School (ARMS) Parent Guardian Organization. We hope you will consider getting involved. Our current year activities have included:         Welcome picnic and ice cream social         […]

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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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PGO Budget Overview: 2018-19 School Year

Published on 2019-02-28 by Farah Ameen School News

    Dear Crocker Farm Families, We hope everyone is keeping warm—spring will be here soon, we hope! You have been bombarded with posts and emails about fundraisers and helped fill up donation jars at bake sales and and other school events. In case you were wondering what those donations are going toward, below is an […]

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