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B43 Bus Route - Route 9 Transportation Preferences Survey

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 and Amherst College and businesses along Route 9, including the malls in Hadley.  The proposed changes are intended to improve traffic congestion and decrease travel time for bus riders between Northampton and UMass. However, the proposed changes would have a significant impact on Downtown Amherst, Amherst College, ...

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Ski & Winter Gear Sale: Jan 5 & 6

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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Free Webinars on Planning for the Future of Children With Developmental Disabilities

Don't miss this lunchtime webinar series in January—and please share with your community.

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

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

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 heart of the receiver.   For children and adults Saturday, December 16 at 10:30 am   Immanuel Church, 867 North Pleasant St, Amherst Please tell us that you are coming - send an email to info@multi-arts.org  (to be able to hold the workshop we need at least ten people) Suggested Donation $5-10

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Winter Coat & Clothing Share: Amherst Public Schools

Published on November 6, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families, We are still collecting coats and warm winter gear for our annual Coat Drive. Drop-off boxes are located in the pickup area and near the front office. We are also seeking volunteers to help sort through the donations as well as to staff the “store” when the students/families are looking through […]

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ARMS Online Store Is Open

Published on November 3, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

The ARMS online Amherst merchandise store opened for business on Nov. 1. The store will be open for a limited time only, so please visit https://amherstregionalmiddleschool.itemorder.com/sale to get your Amherst apparel and accessories. There’s some new stuff for fall, including sweatpants and knit hats, as well as old favorites, from T-shirts and sweatshirts to scarves and caps. […]

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Enrollment Working Group Survey

Published on November 3, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, A subgroup of the Enrollment Working Group—a group of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members that is in the process of researching educational options for the Amherst Public School district—is exploring world language opportunities for our students, with a focus on the potential for our district to start a K-6 magnet […]

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Barnes & Noble Book Fair: Saturday, Nov. 11

Published on November 2, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families, The Barnes & Noble Book Fair is fast approaching, and we are still looking for volunteers!  We would love to have 5th and 6th graders who can help younger kids with the Ooze and indoor snow. Please sign up to help: http://bit.ly/2y6U2lR. We encourage everyone who comes to have their kids wear […]

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Fifth Graders @ Trivia Bee & Thank-You for Tea!

Published on November 1, 2017 by Farah Ameen School News

A shoutout to Crocker Farm’s Fifth Grade team, which placed second—in costume no less—in this year’s AEF Trivia Bee. And a big Thank-You to Talya Kingston & Maria Kopicki for organizing a lovely Afternoon Tea With the Principal this past week. Don’t forget our evening Walking/Talking Tour of the school with Derek Shea and Angela […]

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Volunteers Needed for Coat Drive: Nov. 13-16

Published on October 26, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families, We are looking for volunteers to help sort through coats and also to staff coat distribution days. This is a much needed service put on by the school and PGO. Please consider donating a few hours of your time. We are looking for volunteers from Nov. 13 to 16. Please contact Tracy […]

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Crocker Farm Barnes & Noble Book Fair: Saturday, Nov. 11

Published on October 25, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Save the date for the Crocker Farm Barnes and Noble Book Fair: Saturday, Nov. 11. This year our Barnes and Noble Book Fair coincides with the in-store Maker Fair. We are looking for volunteers who can help invite people in the store to participate in our book fair activities. We welcome 5th-6th grade volunteers as well—they can help […]

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Flash Family Photo Fundraiser: Saturday, Oct. 28, 12-2:30 p.m.

Published on October 23, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Crocker Farm families, We are so lucky to have photographer Lexi Monessen-Olson offer to do a family portrait session on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at Crocker Farm Elementary School. Sessions will run for 15 minutes and will cost $25.Lexi will donate $10 from each session to the Crocker Farm PGO. Every family will […]

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Tea With the Principal: Friday, Oct. 27, 3:30 – 4:20 p.m.

Published on October 19, 2017 by Farah Ameen School News

Please join other Crocker Farm parents/guardians for Afternoon Tea with the Principal. We will be talking about how our school is encouraging healthy bodies with special guests Dustin James (Physical Education Teacher) and Ryan Harb (Director of Food Services). Enjoy a traditional tea and conversation after school on Friday, Oct. 27, 3:20 – 4:20 pm.  

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PGO Meeting + Discuss Homework Policies w/ Mike Morris: Thursday, Oct. 26

Published on October 19, 2017 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families, Please save the date for these two important events next Thursday, Oct. 26.  Guarde la fecha para estos dos eventos importantes el próximo jueves, 26 de octubre. PGO meeting: Community room, 3:45 p.m. Come learn about how you can get involved in the PGO!   Reunión de PGO: sala comunitaria, 3:45 p.m. ¡Ven a […]

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