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Nurturing Children of Color to Remake the World

A free, hourlong conversation with mother and son founding members of Kids 4 Freedom & Justice.  REGISTER for this online conversation with your EmbraceRace community, happening on Tuesday, June 25, at 5:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET. Why We Gather. Delivering the Mandela Lecture in Johannesburg in July 2018, former president Barack Obama declared that "every generation has the opportunity to remake the world." We would amend that slightly: every generation does remake the world. The key question is: what sensibilities, analyses, and sense of purpose will each generation bring to their remaking? Kids 4 Freedom & Justice, based in Los Angeles, ...

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Thank You...

...to all those who showed up to Celebrate Crocker Culture 2019 on May 22! What a wonderful end-of-year event to celebrate the diversity of our Crocker community. Thank you to all those who performed and to everyone who showed up with a family-favorite dish to share (we need to have more potlucks at school!). A special shout-out to Ms. Castillo and her team for coordinating all the performances and to all the teachers, staff , and parent/guardian volunteers who helped before, during, and after the event—and a thank you to Principal Shea and Ms. Smith for their support of this ...

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Summer Garden Help Needed

Dear Families,Thank you for all of the ways you have supported our school gardens! After a cool, rainy spring with little growth, the gardens are ready for an awesome summer, and you can help! This year we will be doing things differently, as we will have weekly maintenance support from the UMass Permaculture program. However, if we face any periods of drought, we will need additional help. To this end, we are compiling a volunteer call list. In the event of a dry spell, we will contact those on the list to arrange for a day or two of watering. ...

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Calling All Fifth Grade Families!!!

Published on 2019-05-03 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

As is Crocker Farm tradition, fifth grade families organize and donate food for the Sixth Grade Graduation breakfast every year. This year, the event is taking place on June 13 at 10:30am, when the graduation ceremony is over. Please take a moment to sign up to volunteer and/or donate an item (or two…or ten). https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca9ac22a5fa7-sixth […]

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Summer Program

Published on 2019-05-01 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

The Board of Directors of the Amherst Boys & Girls Club is pleased to announce a new summer program for 2019.  The Program will run for eight weeks, beginning June 24 and ending August 16. The Program is open to all children ages 8 to 14, and will run Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to […]

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Crocker Farm T-Shirts, Sweatshirts and More!

Published on 2019-04-26 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

This year, our amazing art teacher Ms. Travis worked with students to create a unique design for our 2019 merchandise. The result is a collaborative effort that represents Crocker Farm’s unique spirit. Note: We have fixed the mathematical error in the design! T-shirts, zip sweatshirts, hoodies and reusable grocery bags, you can never wear too much […]

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Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament: May 11 & 12

Published on 2019-04-12 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

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 […]

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AEF’s 25th Year

Published on 2019-04-12 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

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 […]

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Donations for Laurie Velozo

Published on 2019-04-10 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

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 […]

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Passive Fundraising

Published on 2019-04-03 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Looking for a way to get rid of unwanted clothing, linens, shoes, STUFFED ANIMALS and other textiles? Head on over to the Berkshire Textiles donation bin at Crocker, located across from the Preschool entrance in the parking lot. For more information on Berkshire Textiles and other passive fundraisers: Passive Fundraising for Crocker Farm

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Great Changer/Community Friendship Fundraiser

Published on 2019-03-25 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Dear Families and Friends, As a part of the Third Grade’s biography unit, readers and writers have been studying people who have brought important, nonviolent change to our world. Each student chose a Great Changer to research. After they became experts on their Changers, students wrote teaching poems and created cut paper collages of their […]

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Crocker Culture Returns

Published on 2019-03-25 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Crocker Culture returns on Wednesday May 22nd for an evening of traditional food, spirited performances and more! We invite you to bring a dish to share, a chair/blanket to sit on, and your family. If you’d like to perform/share a dish, please fill out the form and bring into the front office or place in […]

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Elementary Science Night 2019

Published on 2019-03-25 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Amherst Elementary Science Night is on April 10th at the Amherst Regional Middle School Cafeteria from 6-8pm!  This is a first-of-its-kind event to introduce students of Amherst and Pelham’s elementary schools to a wide range of science concepts through hands-on activities and demonstrations in Biochemistry (DNA extraction), Geology (faults/earthquakes), Zoology (animals pelts/skulls), and much more!  […]

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National Breakfast Week in the News

Published on 2019-03-25 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Project Bread’s Elementary Breakfast Week was a huge success! Kids and families got to sample some of the district’s breakfast offerings and give valuable feedback. https://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampshire-county/state-and-local-leaders-bring-breakfast-to-the-classroom-for-amherst-students/1835764065

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Staff Appreciation 2019

Published on 2019-03-24 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

The annual staff appreciation lunch is on Friday April 12, 11:30-1:30pm in the teacher workroom. This year, we are serving a delicious lunch and plan to lightly decorate the space to make it more inviting, a respite from school chaos!  Second and Third grade families are spearheading this event, but we are reaching to the entire community for […]

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