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Project Safe Childhood Presentations: Tuesday, May 29

Dear Crocker Farm Families, The district, in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney's Office, is hosting a Project Safe Childhood Presentation on Keeping Children Safe and Secure Online. On May 29, there will be presentations at each of the schools for the Fifth and Sixth Graders only. The Crocker Farm Elementary presentation is from 9 to 10 a.m.  Please have your fifth and sixth graders complete this form by May 18 ( you will get the results data as well): In the evening, there will be a similar presentation for families at the Amherst Regional Middle School (170 Chestnut St.), from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All adults are welcome!

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Coffee With the Principal: Monday, April 30, 8:50-9:50 a.m.

Dear Crocker Farm Families, Don't miss next Monday's (April 30, 8:50-9:30 a.m.) Coffee With the Principal. Our topic is ARPS policies regarding screen time/electronic devices for students. Small children are welcome.

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27th Amherst Invitational: May 12-13

Come and cheer for our ARHS players while watching 32 Ultimate teams from the East Coast compete in this prestigious frisbee tournament! Games will be held at Amherst Regional High School and Amherst Regional Middle School beginning at 9 a.m. The event is free but there will be food for purchase. Follow this event on Facebook:

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Drawing and Painting (Ages 8-11): Thursdays, May 10-June 14

Drawing and Painting (Ages 8-11): Thursdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m., May 10- June 14 (6 Classes) $240 A new session of Drawing and Painting (ages 8-11) will begin Thursday, May 10!  This is a great opportunity for kids to get involved in an enriching after-school activity where they can engage in self expression in a supportive environment. The studio is right on North Pleasant Street in downtown Amherst.  Spaces are limited and often fill quickly—register soon ( to ensure a spot in the class! In this class, students will find their unique artistic voice while developing drawing and painting skills. They will explore the process of taking ideas ...

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Sing This Summer

Published on March 23, 2018 by Farah Ameen Community News

Sing This Summer offers exceptional weeklong programs for young singers in grades 2-12 at the Amherst College campus. This summer, returning and new campers can join STS’s programs from June 24-29. The same program is also offered at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, from July 22 to 27. Students can now register online: SING! […]

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Election Day: Tuesday, March 27

Published on March 21, 2018 by Farah Ameen Community News

Our town’s biggest election in many years is on Tuesday, March 27.: Yyou will have the opportunity to choose whether Amherst will continue with its current form of government or choose a new one. Whichever type of government you support, be sure to VOTE THIS TUESDAY! Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., you […]

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Authors in Common for Kids: Readings & Activities

Published on March 2, 2018 by Farah Ameen Community News

 “Authors in Common — Author Readings & Activities” will feature Catherine Newman on March 10, Emily Neuburger on March 24, and Holly Black on March 31. For more details and to RSVP, visit the event page: 

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Public Forum on Recreational Fields & Facilities: Wednesday, Feb. 28

Published on February 27, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Master Plan for fields and facilities at Community Field, Amherst Regional High School, Middle School and Wildwood School to be discussed. When: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Where: Town Room, 2nd Floor, Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave. The Amherst Center Recreation Working Group welcomes your participation in a public meeting to discuss the current condition and […]

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EmbraceRace: Amplifying Youth Voice

Published on February 23, 2018 by Farah Ameen Community News

Register to join this free, hourlong, online conversation with your EmbraceRace community: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m. PT/ 8:30 p.m. ET.Why We Gather. “Nothing about us without us.” You’ve probably heard the rallying cry and support the sentiment in principle. However, for most children and teens, the practice is dramatically different, especially for young people who are poor, […]

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ARPS Registration Events

Published on February 22, 2018 by Farah Ameen Community News, School News

These registration events are for ARPS families with students transitioning to Kindergarten, Seventh and Ninth grades, as well as for families with children who currently do not attend ARPS (regardless of the grade level). Please feel free to share widely! Por favor, consulte el folleto para eventos de Información / Registro en todos los niveles escolares […]

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

Published on February 14, 2018 by Farah Ameen Community News

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 […]

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February 12, 2018

Published on February 12, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

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 […]

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AEF Spring Fundraiser

Published on February 9, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

The Amherst Education Foundation is selling tickets for the spring fundraiser, which will celebrate our principal, Derek Shea, along with the other school principals. For more information, visit

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