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Photo Fundraiser, Two Sessions @ Crocker Farm

Capture the Moment : Family Portraits (Above photo: not part of Lexi's portfolio) Get your family's unique personality on film! Crocker parent and photographer Lexi Monesson-Olson is offering two family portrait sessions at Crocker Farm: each will run for 20 minutes and cost $25. Lexi will donate $10 from each session to the Crocker Farm PGO (thank you, Lexi!). Each family will get one high-resolution image, and have the opportunity to purchase more. Family photos make great holiday gifts! Check out Lexi's website ( and sign up for sessions below. Sessions October 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information and to sign up:   November 3, from ...

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PGO Meeting: Monday, Oct 22, 6-7 p.m.

Dear Crocker Families, Looks like Fall might be upon us...we hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying the change in season. We are hoping many of you will be able to make the PGO meeting next Monday, October 22, from 6 to 7 p.m., in our school cafeteria. It's a good time to discuss upcoming events and answer any questions you may have about volunteer opportunities. See you next week! Amanda & Paula    

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ARPS PGO Fall Meeting: Oct. 24, 4-5 p.m.

When: Wednesday, October 24, 4-5 p.m. Where: The Works, 48 N. Pleasant St., Amherst Meeting Agenda Introductions Individual School Updates Election of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Officer Annual Taxes and State Filings (including new rep payee) Group Fundraisers: UMACC (United Way), Giving Tuesday, Florence Bank, Amazon Smile Other Business not anticipated by the chair Adjourn The ARPS PGO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization consisting of the PGOs for Crocker Farm Elementary, Wildwood Elementary, Amherst Regional Middle School & Amherst Regional High School. It was created to facilitate fundraising both at individual schools and jointly with multiple schools.

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Winter Coat & Clothing Drive Coming Soon

Dear Families, It's hard to believe now, but winter will be here soon. As you go through your winter clothes from last year, if you find any good winter jackets, coats, snow pants, boots, etc. that your kids have outgrown or that you no longer need, the PGO asks that you consider donating them to the ARPS Winter Coat & Clothing Share. Donations should be clean and in good condition. Donation boxes will be placed in the Crocker Farm lobby and at the parent pickup area the last week of October. We are also doing a special collection effort on Election ...

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School Nurse Needs Gently Used Leggings and Pants, Sizes 5-16

Hello Crocker Farm Families, The school nurse is looking for gently used leggings and pants (no jeans), in sizes 5-16, as well as Where's Waldo books. Please check out the Crocker Wishlist and sign up if you are able. We will be periodically updating this list as the year progresses; for now, we only have items for the nurse and Amazon gift cards, which can go to purchase supplies for the PGO and the school: Thank you, Your PGO

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Passive Fundraising

Published on September 23, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families Throughout the year, there are different ways you can help our school fundraise without making direct monetary donations. All you have to do is register for school-related fundraising programs at local stores. Please see below for more information. Thank you! Bay State Textiles: Acceptable Clothing Donation Items for Textile Recycling and Reuse […]

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Seeking Volunteers for Field Day: Friday, Oct. 5

Published on September 21, 2018 by Farah Ameen School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, Cooperative Field Day is Friday, Oct 5. Flyers came home in backpacks last week, asking for volunteers to help with different stations. In addition, please check out the signup genius link for donations of fruit and volunteers to help at the PGO-run snack station: Thank you!

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Seeking Flu-Season Fighters: Wipes, Sanitizer, Tissues…

Published on September 18, 2018 by Farah Ameen School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, With cold and flu season approaching, the PGO is collecting donations of bleach wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues, and paper towels at the Crocker Farm Open House (see Letter & Schedule, below) on Wednesday, September 26. We would appreciate all families donating at least one item, as these are necessities that the school […]

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Represent Crocker Farm at the ABC 5k Run/Walk: Sunday, Oct. 20

Published on September 14, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Please join the 47th Annual Amherst—A Better Chance Fall Foliage 5K walk/run on Saturday, October 20. The course begins on the Amherst town common and will include beautiful vistas during peak foliage! This is a family event with lots of great post-run entertainment including drumming, dancing, DJs, and Amherst’s own rap artist. This year we […]

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Thank You!!!

Published on September 13, 2018 by Farah Ameen School News

What a great start to the new school year! A big thank-you to all those families who came to the PGO’s Back-to-School Party tonight!!! It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and to meet new people. We really appreciated all the delicious sides and desserts you brought to share—and for your patience with […]

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AEF Forum With At-large Candidates for Town Council: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m.

Published on September 12, 2018 by Farah Ameen Community News

AEF brings you an Education Forum with the at-large candidates for Amherst Town Council: Alisa Brewer Robert Greeney Mandi Jo Hanneke Robert Kusner Jim Pistrang Andy Steinberg Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m. Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium Amherst Education Foundation hosts an Education Forum with the at-large Candidates for Amherst’s Town Council. Hear the six candidates […]

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AEF’s 24th Annual Trivia Bee: Oct. 25

Published on September 12, 2018 by Farah Ameen Community News

Admission is FREE but we encourage donations benefiting Amherst Education Foundation and our public schools. DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM Enjoy a fun evening that includes costumes, raffle prizes, refreshments, an audience trivia game, and prizes.THE YOUTH ROUND! It’s back! We will have a youth-only Trivia Round before the main competition. Teams of players 14 years of age and […]

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Back-to-School Party: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Published on September 11, 2018 by Farah Ameen School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, We look forward to seeing you at our Back-to-School Party tomorrow. In case of rain, we will gather in the school cafeteria. If the weather looks good, please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Buses will run from Butternut, Southpoint, and The Brook (see flyers below).  See you tomorrow! […]

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Back-to-School Picnic Rescheduled

Published on September 6, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families, Due to the potential for heavy thunderstorms, as well as 95-degree temperatures, our Back-to-School Pizza Night scheduled for this evening, Thursday, September 6, has been postponed. The new date for this event is Wednesday, September 12. We are so sorry for the late notice—and hope to see you next week. Thank […]

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Thank You

Published on September 5, 2018 by Farah Ameen School News

A big thank-you to all those who contributed items for our Election Day bake sale, to those who volunteered to sit at the table—and to those who made donations! Though our Crocker Croc Donation Jar doesn’t look very full, we collected $550 and some change!!!! Thank you! We hope to see you at our Back-to-School […]

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