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Ice Cream Social

Thank you to all the families who came out for the last PGO event of the school year—what a fun evening!!! A big shout-out to Andy Cox for procuring all that delicious ice cream for us—and to the wonderful parents (Andy, Ashley, Norm & Eddy) who scooped all evening long! And thank you to all those who put donations in the PGO jar. We raised $239.50—a great start to the 2018-19 school year. Enjoy the last week before the summer vacation begins!  

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LSSE Summer Camps

School's almost out, but you still have time to sign up for LSSE Summer Sports Camps. Register today!  

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PGO Meeting @ Ice Cream Social

Dear Crocker Farm Families, If you'd like to learn more about the Crocker Farm PGO and/or are interested in getting involved with the PGO during the 2018-19 school year, please spare a few minutes during our Ice Cream Social on Thursday, June 14, for a quick PGO meeting, 7-7:15 p.m. All interested Crocker Farm parents/guardians are invited. Potential agenda Highlights from the 2017-18 school year Explaining the role of the PGO Introduction of 2018-19 PGO Co-Chairs: Paula Lima Jones and Amanda Robertson Call for volunteers for next year Thank you, and see you Thursday!

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Book Swap Success & Summer Reading Challenge

Last week's book swap was a great success. We gave away over 2,000 books in 3 days, & many students were very happy to have books of their own to take home. Thank you for all the great book donations & the volunteer help. We couldn't have done it without you. Special thanks to the PGO for funding the purchase of additional books to supplement the book donations, and to publishers Houghton Mifflin Harcourt & Simon & Schuster for giving us boxes of brand-new books. We are grateful. At this year's book swap, reading specialist Stephanie Joyce and other staff took pictures ...

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27th Amherst Invitational: May 12-13

Published on April 24, 2018 by Farah Ameen Community News

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: www.facebook.com/amherstinvitational

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

Published on April 17, 2018 by Farah Ameen Community News

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 […]

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Seeking Books for Book Swap

Published on April 13, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Crocker Farm’s annual Book Swap is coming soon. This is a great school tradition. Collection boxes will be out in the Crocker Farm lobby and at the preschool entrance after the April break. We are seeking books for preschoolers to older readers, and especially need books for 5th and 6th graders. If you are doing […]

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Celebrate Our Cultural Diversity: Wednesday, May 23

Published on April 13, 2018 by Farah Ameen School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, Please Save the Date for an evening to celebrate the rich diversity of our school community: Wednesday, May 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.   Let’s honor our rich cultures with an evening of traditional food, clothing, and performances. Wear a special outfit, if you like, and bring a favorite dish to share with […]

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Family Time With Multi-Arts: Tuesday, April 17, 2 p.m.

Published on April 13, 2018 by Farah Ameen Community News

Join in on a fun, engaging artistic activity aim to bond you with your child creating collaborative artwork that brings you laughter, joy  and communication. When: Tuesday April 17, 2 p.m. Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 869 North Pleasant Street Amherst Free workshop – Donations welcome. Families are also welcome to register for April and Summer Multi-Arts camps. Join for […]

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Groff Park Community Forum: Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m.

Published on April 12, 2018 by Farah Ameen Community News

The Town of Amherst Groff Park Committee will host a Groff Park Community Forum on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Crocker Farm Elementary School (280 West Street). Residents are invited to comment on concept plans and provide ideas for the improvements to Groff Park. Snacks and Childcare will be provided.

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Amherst Tritons Swim Team Openings

Published on April 2, 2018 by Farah Ameen Community News

The Amherst Tritons Swim team is hosting a new swimmer day on April 22 at Totman Pool. Learn a new sport, develop friendships and have fun with your teammates as you build your swimming confidence. The team’s coaches are nationally certified through USA Swimming, amongst the best in the valley and been teaching the sport of swimming for […]

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Letters for Lucio Campaign

Published on March 29, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center, in collaboration with a passionate team of valley residents, has launched a vital letter-writing campaign in support of Lucio Perez. Please see the flier below with all the information needed, including letter samples, to facilitate full engagement in this campaign. The campaign, which is an active response to a critical […]

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Local Vocal Chord Bowl Fundraiser: Saturday, April 7, 7 p.m.

Published on March 29, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

The Green Street Brew, a local adult a cappella group is organizing its 10th Local Vocal Chord Bowl at the Amherst Regional High School. This intergenerational celebration of music—featuring adult, college, and high school a cappella groups—is a fundraiser for music and arts programs at ARHS and at Northampton High School. In the last three […]

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March 24, 2018

Published on March 24, 2018 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families, The ARPS PGO was awarded a community choice grant of $1,413 from Florence Bank.  That’s close to $500 more than we received last year and means that we got almost 100 votes from bank account holders. Each PGO will get $345 from this amount. Fifty-six organizations received grants this year, totaling $100,000.  […]

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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: singthissummer.com/register-now. SING! […]

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