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Homework help is back at Jones Library

Published on 2022-04-10 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm Homework Help is back at Jones Library. College student volunteer tutors are available on Wednesday afternoons and that are happy to help you with your homework needs. Drop by the Amherst Room to get help with classwork, test prep, and college admissions advice. No reservation required! This program is […]

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Passive Fundraising for Crocker Farm

Published on 2022-02-06 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Dear Crocker Farm Families, There are many ways you can fundraise for the school without spending any extra money. Here they are: Baystate Textiles Throw your old worn-out clothes, towels, sheets, etc. in the Baystate Textiles box (opposite the pre-K playground; we raised $743 last year!). Atkins Use #85 as your shopper number when you’re […]

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Reading the Classics With Ilan Stavans

Published on 2022-01-30 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Started in 2017, “Reading the Classics With Ilan Stavans” is a book discussion series open to readers worldwide of world classics (fiction, poetry, memoir, theater) in translation or in their original English. This discussion series is sponsored by Restless Books, the New York Public Library, and the Jones Library, and will take place via Zoom […]

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Sign Up for Lacrosse & Basketball!

Published on 2022-01-30 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Lacrosse season is approaching: and Amherst Recreation is offering a free clinic in February! Register here today. If your kids are going nuts indoors—or driving YOU stir-crazy—because of the frigid temps, why not sign them up for basketball?

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Gender Diversity and Pronouns: An Introduction

Published on 2022-01-09 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Increasingly, people are mentioning their preferred pronouns in their email signatures and when they introduce themselves.  Learn more about this practice at a virtual event entitled Gender Diversity and Pronouns:  An Introduction hosted by the Jones Library on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 7:00 pm.  Speaker Alex Brandell will provide an introductory presentation on gender diversity, the […]

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AEF’s Stars in Our Schools Campaign

Published on 2021-12-19 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Is there a teacher or staff member that has made a difference in your child’s life this year? Make a donation to the Stars in Our Schools Campaign in honor of them and AEF will send a note of gratitude on your behalf, thanking them for all their hard work and dedication. The money raised will help […]

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K to 12 Art Competition

Published on 2021-12-19 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Cool Science is a free and public art competition held each fall for all K-12 artists.  Cool Science is a collaboration between the UMass Lowell, UMass Boston, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Kansas, and Kansas City Art Institute.  Last year Cool Science received a National Science Foundation grant that helped it expand […]

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MPAC Meeting: December 15 @ 7 p.m.

Published on 2021-12-12 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

This is a reminder to please join the next meeting of the Multilingual Parent Advisory Council on Wednesday, December 15th from 7 to 8 p.m. You can find the meeting agenda here. The flyer has the links to access the meeting, as well as to RSVP and request an interpreter.  ¡Saludos! Esto es un recordatorio […]

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Scenes From a Coat Swap

Published on 2021-11-14 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Thank you, again, to all those who donated items and volunteered their time for our annual Winter Coat Swap! We hope all our children have warmer rides to school now and more fun while playing/learning outdoors in the winter months.

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ARPS Biliteracy Program

Published on 2021-11-07 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Julissa Reyes Alvarado, a bilingual student at Fort River elementary school, talks about what being bilingual means to them. They say: “That gives me the opportunity to know different cultures and communicate with my family out[side] of [the] USA. I am proud of my Mexican and Salvadorian roots.” Milena Sedrakyan, a multilingual ARHS student, reflects […]

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UMass Vaccine Clinics

Published on 2021-11-07 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

The UMass Amherst Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) has been busy giving both flu shots and COVID-19 boosters. In accordance with new updated federal CDC and Massachusetts Department Public (MADPH) guidance, children ages 5 to 11 who live or go to school in Massachusetts are now eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine. The PHPC will host a […]

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COVID-19 Information Session: October 6

Published on 2021-10-03 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Join a virtual discussion with local medical professionals at 8 p.m. on October 6 to get your questions answered about how to keep your family and community safe this fall and winter. Click here to join the meeting. Esta es una sesión informativa con profesionales médicos locales para discutir una variedad detemas incluyendo el covid-19 y la […]

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Seasonal Produce Virtual Cooking Class: Sept. 30

Published on 2021-09-26 by crockerfarmpgo Uncategorized

Join the Amherst Survival Center and the Jones Library for a virtual cooking class on Thursday, Sept. 30, 6 – 7 p.m.  Since we still can’t gather in great numbers in one room, let’s gather together virtually to learn some recipes and tips for using the season’s fresh produce.  Are you wondering what to do […]

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