Monthly Archives: May 2022

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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Crocker Farm Book Swap is back!

Published on 2022-05-15 by crockerfarmpgo School News

Wednesday, June 1, & Thursday, June 2, 202210 a.m. – 2 p.m.  both daysBook donations welcome UNTIL Friday, May 27! Please drop off books in the bin outside the office.Donation guidelines:YES:✓ Books for kids in PreK-6th grade✓ Books in very good or like-new condition✓ Hardcover, paperback, or board books✓ Fiction and nonfiction✓ Books in languages besides […]

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Safe Routes to School Interest Survey

Published on 2022-05-08 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

The ARPS Schools, in partnership with the Town of Amherst Transportation Advisory Committee, are exploring the possibility of implementing a program with Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS).  SRTS  is a federally-funded program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation that works to increase safe walking, biking and rolling among public school students using a […]

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North Amherst Library Pajama Story Time

Published on 2022-05-08 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Monday, May 9 from 7:00 – 7:45 pm Get ready, get set, get…into your pajamas! The North Amherst Library presents Pajama Story Time, a virtual program aimed at kids ages 3 – 9. Don your favorite jammies and cuddle up for a variety of stories. Email North Amhers Library for the Zoom link. All ages are welcome.

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Crocker Farm receives AEF grant for Dash Robot Project

Published on 2022-05-01 by crockerfarmpgo School News

The Amherst Education Foundation (AEF) has announced its grants for 2022. Among the recipients is the Dash Robots project at Crocker Farm School. This project will offer a highly interactive and impactful six-week-long robotic session for grades 1-6, fostering computational thinking and creativity. Students will learn the basics of coding in an equitable and inclusive […]

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Amherst Invitational 2022 to feature professional athletes

Published on 2022-05-01 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Ultimate Showcase features professional athletes! Players from the women’s professional teams Portland Rising and NY Gridlock will play with Amherst girls in this first-ever showcase event. Come watch the action on Friday, May 6. 7:00 p.m. at the Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon St. Free! This game will be part of the Amherst Invitational, […]

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Northampton Summer Camps

Northampton Summer Camps 2022

Published on 2022-05-01 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Jump into summer fun with Northampton Parks & Recreation! Safety Village, ages 4-6, is a must to learn safety skills & awareness in a fun setting with visits from fire, police, bike safety, plus more. Starts July 5, runs in 2-week sessions, & ends with a graduation! Kidzone, gr. 1-4, & Camp Hamp, gr. 5-6, […]

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