PGO News & Mask Fundraiser
Dear Crocker Farm Families,
We hope you are staying healthy, cool, and enjoying some summer activities with your children, even if they are socially distant.
It has been a strange few months for all of us. As we don’t know how the 2020-21 school year is going to play out, the PGO is trying to plan ahead. We are excited to launch our Racial Identity Exploration Book Club—at the request of a Crocker Farm parent—to offer a safe space for parents to connect and share their perspectives and experiences on how the current political and racial anxieties are affecting lives. If you are interested in participating in this PGO-sponsored book club, please fill out this form. We will begin discussions at the end of September—a date will be set once those interested have confirmed their availability.
We appreciate everyone’s patience as the state, school district, and School Committee figure out reopening possibilities and configurations for our schools. We realize this year will look very different from a community point of view, as the PGO will not be able to hold any in-person events. But we do plan to host some virtual events, so please be patient as we figure out the details. If you have any ideas for virtual events—webinars, coffee with the principal, music events, workshops—please email the Crocker Farm PGO.
Meanwhile, thanks to generous donations from four Crocker Farm families, we will be giving a custom Crocker Cares face mask to every student (Pre-K to Grade 6) as well as our teachers and staff. And to raise funds for the PGO, we will sell an additional 100 masks as long as supplies last. If you are interested in purchasing extra masks, please fill out this form.
We are working hard to figure out how we can hold our yearly coat swap as well as the Barnes & Noble fundraiser in a safe way given the pandemic. Since we cannot have a bake sale on Election Day this year, we will hold a virtual fundraiser in November (Month of Giving). These fundraisers help sponsor PGO events, such as the aforementioned book club (for which we are purchasing six copies each of six different titles) and teacher stipends, and we also have funds available for Crocker Farm families to propose new ways of supporting students and building community during this anything-but-normal year. If you have any suggestions, please fill out this form, and look out for a more detailed email from us in the next month.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Stay safe, wear your mask, and wash your hands.
Farah & Lexi