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Jones Library Winter Vacation

The Winter Break 2022-23 at Jones Library

Published on 2022-12-21 by pgoupdates Community News

Jones Library has a schedule of activities for the winter break which includes craft activities, story time, and the ongoing Non-Fiction book club. Registration is required for some of these activities. See flyer and the Jones Library calendar for more information.

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Bilingual Info Night – November 2022

Published on 2022-11-18 by pgoupdates Community News

The ARPS Biliteracy Program invites you to attend the November 2022 Bilingual Info Night. This will be a virtual session on November 21, 2022 at 6pm. JOIN US Interpretation Available: Request Here Questions: USEFUL BILITERACY INFO  What is the Massachusetts State Seal of Biliteracy? An award given to students who have proficiency in […]

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Girls on the Run Greater Boston

Girls on the Run 2023! Sign up and help make it happen

Published on 2022-10-21 by pgoupdates Community News

A number of Amherst Parents are co-ordinating an effort to start a Girls on the Run program for Amherst 3rd-5th grade girls this Spring 2023 ( They are calling for volunteer coaches to help bring this idea to life. The days and times for practice will be determined when enough coaches have volunteered. The organizing […]

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Trivia Bee


Published on 2022-10-02 by pgoupdates Community News

The Amherst Education Foundation is hosting its 28th Annual Trivia Bee on Thursday, October 27 at 6:30pm in the Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium. Put together a Trivia Bee Team (4 people max) and test your knowledge against other community members, businesses and organizations during a super fun event!  Teams are encouraged to come in their best Halloween costumes […]

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UMass Dance Marathon – Our Annual Carnival

Published on 2022-09-08 by pgoupdates Community News

The mission of UMDM is to encourage collaboration between students, UMass Amherst, and the Amherst community by working to raise awareness and funds for local patients and families of Baystate Children’s Hospital, in connection with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through uplifting and interactive events we will foster a yearlong celebration for the Baystate Children’s Hospital. […]

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Welcome Block Party

Welcome Block Party!

Published on 2022-08-26 by pgoupdates Community News

The PGO is delighted to once again host the Welcome Block Party for new and returning members of the Crocker Farm community. We’ll provide pizza, beverages, entertainment (and hand sanitizer!) and community members are also encouraged to bring a beverage and/or dessert to share. When: September 15th 5:30-7:30pm Where: Crocker Farm Lawn & Playground (Rain […]

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Safe Routes to school Massachusetts

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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Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School

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: 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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Amherst Pride - General Store & Art Gallery Flyer 2022

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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i-Ready Math graphic

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 and Culture Summber program flyer

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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Hurricanes Athletic Boosters - Summer Kick-Off Party flyer

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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ARPS MPAC Multilingual T-shirt Fundraiser poster

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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