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Gratitude & reflections – a look back at the 2021-22 school year

Published on 2022-06-19 by pgoupdates School News

Dear Crocker Community, Wow, we’ve come to the end of a full in-person school year—what an accomplishment! As we wrap up the 2021-22 school year, and our kids kick off the summer, I wanted to send an email on behalf of the PGO. We’d like to thank our teachers, staff, specials teachers, custodians, bus drivers, and cafeteria […]

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We need your help: Safe Routes to School initiative

Published on 2022-06-19 by pgoupdates Community News

A group of Crocker Farm parents is reactivating an earlier discussion about Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and the idea of improving the walkability for students and families at Crocker Farm.  A Wildwood parent, Christine Lindstrom, has started an effort to get the Amherst schools more involved with the Massachusetts SRTS program. Through her efforts, we […]

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South Amherst 4th of July Community Picnic

Published on 2022-06-19 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

All South Amherst residents are cordially invited to the South Amherst 4th of July Community Picnic on the South Amherst Common (in front of Munson Library). There will be games for all, free lemonade and ice cream, and a children’s parade. PROGRAM 9:30am : Participants arrive10:00am: Parade10:30am: Short program with Rep. Mindy Domb10:45am: Games on […]

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ARPS Spring Meeting on June 9

Published on 2022-06-05 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

The ARPS PGO will hold its spring meeting on Thursday, June 9 at 4:30pm. This is a public meeting. It will be held virtually on Google Meet: meet.google.com/vqy-ejfg-kpfARPS PGOSpring MeetingJune 9, 4:30pm Agenda: Individual School Updates ARPS PGO Officer Updates Taxes and State Filings (including new rep payee) Group Fundraisers UMACC (United Way) Giving Tuesday Florence Bank Amazon […]

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Family Friendly Pride Activities This Weekend

Published on 2022-06-05 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

There are a number of family friendly activities taking place at the Amherst Pride celebration at the Mill District this weekend. All of these are free. Saturday, June 410:00 am – 7:00 pm Crown & Streamer Making in the Gallery. General Store and Art Gallery.3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Face Painting & Giant Bubbles on […]

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How you can help show appreciation for teachers & staff

Published on 2022-06-05 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

From Amherst Education Foundation As the school year comes to a close, we reflect on how proud we are of all our teachers, staff, students, and parents. Public schools are a critical part of our community, and their funding is imperative. With that in mind, the Amherst Education Foundation (AEF) is excited to announce our Spring Stars in Our Schools fundraiser. Show […]

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Sixth-Grade Water-Filling Station Fundraiser: 2022

Published on 2022-06-05 by crockerfarmpgo School News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, Our sixth-graders are about to move on to the Middle School in the fall. As we prepare for the festivities, the parents working on graduation celebrations wanted to reach out about a few things. Sixth-grade families will host a non-school-sponsored pizza party at Groff Park on June 15 evening (5 – […]

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Help make a sign for the pollinator garden

Published on 2022-05-29 by crockerfarmpgo School News

The Pollinator Garden teachers recently picked up over 100 pollinator plants from Wing and A Prayer Farm. Besides looking absolutely beautiful, these plants will help bring the garden alive with butterflies, bees, and other insects. The team is looking for someone to help make the signs that the kids are designing in art class. It requires […]

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iReady Classroom Math Update

Published on 2022-05-29 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

If you have been following updates from ARPS you will have seen that the Amherst and Pelham School Committees have approved iReady Classroom Math as our new high quality, core math curriculum for K-5th grade students beginning Fall 2022.  The decision to bring iReady Classroom Math to our students and educators came after a six-month […]

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ARPS & Culture – Summer Program for 2nd-5th Graders

Published on 2022-05-22 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Amherst Regional Public Schools invites you to join them for their fun new arts and culture summer program for 2nd-5th graders. August 1st-5th8:30am – 3:00pmAmherst Regional High School Performance Visual Arts Dance Music Poetry Photography Led by our team of talented high schoolers. For more information & registration visit: For more info + registration click […]

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You’re invited: Hurricane Athletic Boosters Summer Kick-Off Party

Published on 2022-05-22 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Hurricanes Athletic Boosters is hosting a Summer Kick-Off Party on June 2, 2022 (5:30pm-8:30pm) at The Drake in Downtown Amherst (Former High Horse Restaurant). The event is being held to honor the Girls Swim Team who are the 2022 State Champions. The entire Amherst Community is invited to join this family-friendly event. Free attendance Music, […]

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Crocker Farm Field Day 2022 – Volunteers Needed

Published on 2022-05-22 by crockerfarmpgo School News

Crocker Farm Field Day is Back!June 1st and 3rd, 2022 Click here to volunteer! Grade 6 will have their Field Day on Wednesday June 1st from 1:00-2:15 in the afternoon.Grades K-4 will have their Field Day on Friday June 3rd from 9:15- 11:15 in the morning.Grade 5 will have their Field Day on Friday June 3rd from 1:00-2:15 in the afternoon. Volunteers needed to help Mr. James run fun Field Day […]

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Recycle your old clothes and help Amherst Schools earn money

Published on 2022-05-22 by crockerfarmpgo School News

Bay State Textiles collects used clothing and other textiles. They accept items in good condition as well as stained clothes, single socks and shoes, worn towels and linens, and other textiles—just make sure they’re clean and dry. You can also recycle stuffed animals, backpacks, pillows… anything that’s soft.  Donations should be put in bags before being […]

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MPAC Multilingual T-shirt Fundraiser

Published on 2022-05-15 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Deadline: May 15, 2022 The Multilingual Parent Advisory Council (MPAC) will offer two Excellency in Biliteracy scholarships to students who earn the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal is an award given by the State Department of Education and local school districts to students who have proficiency in English as well as one or more additional […]

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Amherst Recreation pool openings & swim lessons

Published on 2022-05-15 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Amherst Recreation is getting their water features ready for Summer. These include the Groff Park Spray Pad, the Outdoor Pools at Mill River Recreation Area and War Memorial, and Puffers Pond.  They also have a full schedule of swim lessons for the young ones. Dates to Note Spray Pad Opens May 28th  Outdoor Pools Open […]

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