Friday, December 2, 2016

Amherst Ballet show in Northampton: Dec. 15 & 16

Snegurochka – The Snow Maiden

This season-cycle tale is based on 19th century Russian folk tales and is set to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, originally written as incidental music for the play of the same name by Alexandr Ostrovsky.

Snegurochka is the daughter of Father Frost. She has grown up in the Kingdom of Ice and Snow and spends her time in the forest playing with her animal friends. Father Frost has warned her not to go into the village. One day in the forest she encounters Boris, a young man from the village. They fall in love. When spring returns she melts in his arms The Maiden of Spring reassures Boris that just as spring follows winter, winter will come again and Snegurochka will return to him.

December 15 & 16, 2016
7:00pm at the Academy of Music, Northampton
Tickets available through the Academy of Music box office
*Parking for the performance is in the Lower Lot behind the Academy, or in the Northampton Parking Garage

Multi-Arts Children’s Theater Company presents “The First Connection”: Dec. 9

“The First Connection” is a hilarious play about aliens trying to take over Earth. It is an entertaining and inspiring play where the unexpected happens: 
Friday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m., at the Northampton Community Music Center (NCMC), 139 South St, Northampton, MA. Donations accepted to benefit NCMC and the Northampton Patent’s Center.
The playwright, Xinef D'Agnos, an alum of Multi-Arts, is a published author, and writer who has written and directed several plays for Multi-Arts summer camp. Mr. D’Agnos also teaches creative writing workshops to adults for a youth development program, and works with social justice initiatives though the creative arts. He is also a choir director, and acting director of the arts at Hope Community Church of Amherst. 
Sonia Arrubla is the artistic director of the Multi-Arts Children’s Theater Company. A former Colombian theater and television actor, Sonia graduated from New York University’s prestigious Film and Television MFA program in 2001.
She currently works as a theater director and film editor. Her short films have won various international awards.  
Multi-Arts, a non-profit organization, has been offering world-class, innovative performing arts programming for children ages 4 to12 for over 16 years. Its mission is to introduce the arts to all children, regardless of their financial status and/or ethnic background, and to present the children’s work to the larger community. Classes are taught by internationally renowned performers and teachers who work side by side with the children to create original theater productions integrating several arts into a single project. For more information, please visit

Winter's Work, Dec 3: A percentage of proceeds go to Standing Rock!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Coffee With the Principal

When: Friday, Dec. 2, 9 – 10 a.m.
Where: Crocker Farm Community Room

Discuss how the PGO, school, and classrooms can best communicate with one another.

Café con el Principal

Quando: Viernes, 2 de diciembre, 
9 – 10 de la mañana

Dónde: En la Sala Comunitaria 
de la escuela Crocker Farm


Tomar una taza de café y 
discutir cómo el PGO, 
la escuela y las aulas 
pueden comunicarse mejor entre sí.

Monday, November 28, 2016

ARMS PGO Online Amherst Merchandise Store Closes This Week

Last chance to stock up for the holidays!!  

Just in time for your holiday shopping, the ARMS PGO is hosting an online store with a range of Amherst apparel and accessories, to help you show your Amherst pride and support the ARMS community.  The store is now open, but it is closing soon – orders will only be accepted through midnight on Sunday, December 4.  Purchases will be available for distribution to ARMS students (and pick up by all others) at ARMS on December 19 and 20, in time for the holidays.  The store can be accessed at:  If you have any questions, please contact Amy Sweeting at

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Volunteers Needed for Coat Share Distribution THIS week!

The Crocker Farm PGO's coat & winter clothing share is this coming week! Coat/clothing donations are still being accepted & we have the most demand for warm coats, snowpants, & boots. All sizes.
We need volunteers to help with:
1) sorting donations & setting up after school on Tues (Nov 29th). The more volunteers, the merrier & the faster the work goes.
2) Staffing the coat share area during the distribution hours on Wed (Nov 30th) & Thurs (Dec 1st).
Volunteers are needed most on Wed afternoon & Thurs morning, during the following hours:
Wed, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wed, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Wed, 2:00-3:10 p.m.
Thurs, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Thurs, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Thurs, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Thurs, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Shift times are flexible.
Please email coordinator Tracy Z, tmz23@zafian,com, or otherwise contact the PGO if you're available to volunteer for an hour or two.

Thank you!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Winter Coat Drive & Clothing Share - Coming Soon

Collection boxes for the Coat Drive are now out in the main Crocker Farm lobby in the parent-pickup/preK foyer. All sizes are needed. Warm coats, boots, & snowpants are especially in demand.

The Crocker Farm PGO is still seeking volunteers to help with the distribution setup afterschool on Nov 29th & with staffing on our distribution days, Nov 30th & Dec 1st. If you can help for an hour or two, or more, please contact Tracy at   

School & community families are welcome to look for what they need during the distribution days.  At Crocker Farm, the giveaway of what's been collected will happen during school hours on the 30th & 1st, and we'll have afterschool hours on the 30th. 
For other locations, please check the flyer for dates/times. 
Thank you.  
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