Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Original Works Art Fundraiser

Original Works has our orders (80 pieces of artwork!) and all the products will be returned by Dec. 11 and we'll get them home to you in time to wrap for gifts. Thanks to all who participated.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Congratulations Crocker Farm Readers!

Read-a-Thon Wrap Up!
Summer readers raised a record total of $1,863 for teachers’ classroom use! New this year, a trophy for the Grade with the Highest Participation will be awarded to the Second Grade.

The Crocker Farm School Summer Read-a-Thon Committee congratulates the following students: Kindergarten - Derek Sherwood, Emme Geryk; Grade 1 - Nathalie Dougan, Ariel Drew, Luca Harwood, Ethan Yu; Grade 2 - Haadiyah Cruz, Kai Harwood, Mia Rogers, Mitchell Turner, Sadie Blumenfeld, Jack Dinsmore, Keeley Firinne, Tatiana Hernandez, Julia Jemsek, Ethan Lefebvre, Alberto Morales-Fernandez, Bradley Sherwood, Rebecca Tuthill; Grade 3 - Abigail Kleinman-Eddy, Jawuan Loiodice-St. John, Daniel Lyra, Delia McHale, Andre Shepard, Maria Wehrli, Steven Eric Vachula, Steven VanJura; Noah Zobel; Grade 4 - Yasin Cruz, Christine Sherwood, Emma Jo Anderson, Adit Bhandari, Zofia Noble, Thomas Perkins; Grade 5 - Charlotte Price, Dakota Nambu, Kailey Tobin; Grade 6 - Sam Johnston, Matthew Severin, Meara Lowell Geraty.

A special thank you to Claudia Canale-Parola, Monica Moran and Yaniris Fernandez for coordinating the Read-a-Thon!

CF student featured in Multi-Arts Play

Multi-Arts presents theatrical productions and staged presentations of three plays written by Pioneer Valley children during their 2007 Summer School of the Arts. The plays address issues that children face in their daily lives, such as peer pressure, family conflicts, and cultural differences. Performances on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at the Holyoke Public Library, 11:00 am and the Jones Public Library, Amherst, at 2:00 p.m. Free admission. The presentation includes a play called "ButterFairy Teased" written by Crocker Farm student Emma Mack and Fort River student Isabel Oram-Brown. Contact: Catalina Arrubla, carrubla@gmail.com.

Feeding Two Needs

Stop & Shop's A+ Bonus Bucks Program is in full swing and so far Crocker Farm has only 22 families signed up! C'mon folks - this is a great deal for the school and it's very quick to sign up! Here's how it works: you do your regular grocery shopping and Stop & Shop donates 3% of your purchase total directly to the school. It really adds up - last year we earned almost $500!

To sign up right now, just go to the website (www.stopandshop.com/aplus). You'll need your Stop & Shop card & CF's code: 05194. Remember, even if you signed up last year you must "re-designate" every year! Thank you!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

School Governance Council of CF

The School Governance Council consisting of staff and parents have met in September and October and are collaborating on planning for the improvement of the school’s academic goals, programs, budget and building concerns. Targeted goals are to plan for a Community Forum and also a school survey. The SGC meet monthly, usually the 3rd Thursday at 6pm in the Community Room at CF. All are welcome.

Book Fair Benefiting Amherst Community Arts Center

Come to Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Hadley
Saturday, October 27, 9am-10pm (thats all day!)

When you make your purchase with an ACAC voucher, (ask for a voucher at the register when you check out) a percentage of your sale will go directly to ACAC in support of wonderful arts programming. Get a head start on your holiday shopping! You can use the voucher with almost anything in store: bestsellers, games, gift items, home and office products, Godiva chocolates, packaged Starbucks coffee, CDs, DVDs, and children's books and toys. (Sorry, not usable in the cafe.)

We are also holding 2 events in the children's area (but fun for adults too!):
11:30am: Bookreading and Puppet Show with David Costello, ACAC Teacher and local author of Here They Come.
2pm: Free Art Project with Annie Zirin, ACAC Teacher and local artist

Hope to see you there! And many many thanks in advance!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Crocker Farm Classifieds

For Sale: Mini Digital Video Camera
CANON ELURA 100 - purchased in 2006, used a handful of times
Pristine condition - Asking $400
email: mdomb106@comcast.net

includes accessories:
* super wide angle conversion lens, 0.5X
* wireless controller
* compact power adapter
* ac cable, battery pack
* stereo video cable
* interface cable (USB)
* software (CD-ROM)
* Tiffen 27mm uv protector
* 20X, 800X digital
* travelling case
* scan disk (memory card) 128mb (also uses tapes)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Benefit Concert

Oct. 27th 7:30pm a benefit concert in Amherst for the Jones Library ESL Center. Canadian Singer-Songwriter Layah Jane with Oliver Jones, Guitar. Amherst College, Keefe Campus Center. $15/adult $10/students. The music will be great and you can help us stay in business for another year.Please come and bring your family and friends!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Savings Makes Cents

Florence Savings Bank and Crocker Farm have teamed up once again to offer the Savings Makes Cents program for the students. Wednesday Oct. 17th will be the first day. Volunteers are needed to work one Wednesday morning per month assisting children with their bank deposits. Please contact Suzanne Warren if you are interested or have questions about how to sign up (253-0606 or dsjgwarren@comcast.net).

PGO Meeting Thursday

Is it one of those weeks where you're behind a day all week long? Well, here's your reminder that Thursday at 6:30pm there's a PGO meeting in the Community Room. Drop your children off in the cafeteria and join us for a review of the year's budget and goals.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Parenting advice on the web

Local Wildwood mom Trisha Thompson has launched a new
magazine/website: Wondertime (under the Disney umbrella) that is being run out of Northampton. It's all about parenting and Catherine Newman, another Amherst mom is the lead blogger/columnist. Very exciting stuff for our local parent community. Check it out.