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Amherst Food Farm to School Cultural Food Exchange

Celebrate the beginning of a Farm to School program whose goal is to link local, farm-fresh food in the cafeteria to student learning in the classroom, the community and area farms.  Come taste samples of delicious meals from a variety of cultures prepared by the ARPS Nutrition Staff featuring local produce.  El intercambio cultural de alimentos de Amherst Food Farm to Schoolcelebra el comienzo de un programa de la granja a la escuela cuyo objetivo es vincular la comida local y fresca en la cafetería con el aprendizaje de los alumnos en el aula, la comunidad y las granjas del área. Venga a ...

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Fourth of July Volunteers Needed

The Amherst 4th of July Celebration is looking for volunteers for this year’s festival. If you are interested in contributing to a community event, filled with fun and festivities, while getting a front-row seat to the fireworks, come assist the Amherst 4th of July Celebration. This is a great opportunity to give back to your community, and get a behind-the-scenes look at event-planning, in addition to free food and admission for all volunteers. If interested, please contact Noah Kramer at: LSSEFireworks@AmherstMA.gov or 413-259-3267.

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LSSE Sugarloaf Youth Track League

SIGN UP TODAY AT WWW.LSSE.ORGAges: 6-14Dates: Thursday 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 and Friday 6/14, 6/21, 6/28Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PMLocation: Amherst Regional High School TrackPrice: $49Boys and girls of all abilities will be placed on a team and can compete in both relay and individual events. Family and friends of all ages are invited to cheer on athletes! Non-team member children who are present are invited to compete in a 100 meter dash each  night.  There is an organizational meeting to group teams, meet coaches, and run an informal series of practice races on May 23rd.  Entries may be closed before this ...

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Celebrate Crocker Culture 2019

Dear Crocker Farm Families,A little reminder about next week's Crocker Culture event on Wednesday, May 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This is our final evening as a community for the 2018-2019 school year. We hope to see most of you there. There will be performances ranging from Irish step dance to Bengali songs to Colombian, Cambodian, Puerto Rican and Chinese dances. Come support our school and community performers and enjoy some delicious dishes from different countries. If you haven't RSVP'd, please do so (see attachments below). And if you just show up on Wednesday, you are welcome to do so. The PGO ...

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Fall Youth Field Hockey Program (ALL NEW!)

UMass will be offering a new youth fall field hockey program!  The Mini Minutes program was so successful in the first two seasons (reaching capacity this spring at 120!) that UMass wanted to keep that momentum going and offer additional opportunities for young players to continue learning and playing field hockey in Amherst.  Following are the basics of the program. The Saturday playday/scrimmage days are still being worked out, so that is TBD.  In the meantime, if you are interested in participating, please submit the Interest form below (this is not an official registration form—another one will be sent out ...

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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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