Thursday, December 20, 2007

Meeting about CF principal search December 20

TONIGHT! Superintendent Jere Hochman will join us to discuss the principal search at Crocker Farm. The meeting will be held in the Community Room on Thursday December 20th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm as part of the SGC Meeting. All elementary school parents are welcome to attend. If you have questions that you would like Dr. Hochman to address please plan to join us. Childcare will be available.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

2nd Grade Mathtopia BIG SUCCESS

Thank you to all the parents and families who made our fundraiser a success! Second Grade was able to purchase backjack chairs for all the second graders in Room 6. These chairs will remain as a gift to second graders in the future. We could not have done it without your support. Thank you for purchasing our book!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Whole School Musical Showcase

Be sure to make some time next Tuesday December 18th for the annual Whole School Musical Showcase! Come at 9:30am or 6:30pm to see and hear the wonderful talents of Crocker Farm kids and our music teacher Agnes Zsigmondi McCraven. (Snow date is Dec. 19th)

Please plan to have your children remain seated until it's their turn to perform and help your littlest ones to stay with you at all times. Thank you!

Mathtopia Books

Mathtopia - an original collection of math stories by second graders is now on sale! Ms. Mattone's second grade class is selling the books for $2.00 to raise money to buy back jack chairs for the classroom. The chairs will be their class gift to "second grade". If they exceed their goal, any money will be given to the Crocker Farm PGO. Call the school if you are interested in a copy for your family! Bonus - check out the story in this week's Amherst Bulletin.

Pretty Bags for a Great Cause

These bags are gorgeous and would make a great gift with a little giving back...We are a locally owned, Amherst business (in fact, owned by a Crocker Farm family!). Visit our site today! A percentage of monthly sales go to Pueblo a Pueblo, ( a 501(c)(3) non-profit U.S. corporation whose mission is to empower Guatemalan individuals, organizations and communities to improve their own lives by facilitating access to services, commodities and financial resources. Our family is a sponsor of a student in the child education program and a percentage from the sale of the bags will go directly to this program and the Hospitalito Atitlan.

You can contact K. Chulo Bags: by Email: or by phone at (413) 687-3167 from 3-6 p.m. Visit our website at

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday, December 13

Elementary schools will dismiss early today at 12:45.
Middle School and High School will be closed today.

Also note that this evening's PGO meeting is canceled. Sue and Erika will still be filling goodie bags tonight. If you have baked something for the bus drivers and want to make arrangements to get it to us, please call Erika at 256.1045 or email at Thank you for your efforts!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Monday : 2 Hour Delay

Good morning, there's a 2 hour delay today. If you child usually takes the bus have them at the stop 2 hours after the usual time. Drive safely if you are out on the roads.

Friday, December 7, 2007

PGO meets Thursday December 13

The next PGO meeting is Thursday 12/13 from 6:30 - 7:30pm in the Community Room. We'll be filling gift bags for the bus and van drivers who transport our wee ones safely every day. Can you help? We are looking for donations of baked goodies! Join us at the meeting or send them to school with your child on Thursday. Thank you!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Monthly Stop&Shop A+ BonusBucks update:

36 Crocker Farm households have signed up with the program and have now earned $167.69 for Crocker Farm programs JUST BY DOING THEIR REGULAR GROCERY SHOPPING! How great is that? If you haven't signed up yet, please do! The Crocker Farm code is 05194. Thank you!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Anyone for a cup of Crocker Java?



The PGO has teamed up with Deans Beans to sell their incredible, organic, kosher, Fair Trade COFFEE! You’ll enjoy what is quite possibly the best coffee in the world all while supporting the producers in far away places, a great local business AND Crocker Farm kids all at the same time… Doesn’t get much better than that! We're also selling Hot Cocoa and Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans - what great holiday gifts!! Click here for all the details.

Winter LSSE Workshops

The Winter 2008 Leisure Services schedule of workshops and classes for kids and adults is now available. Go to to find information and to sign up for classes, vacation programs, Winter Fest, and this year's Community Theater performance of the Music Man!

ps - Registration for skiing and snowboarding lessons is due by Dec. 18th!

A Request from the Assembly Committee

Dear Crocker Farm School Families,
You are invited to contribute a family recipe to our Crocker Farm Community Cookbook. It will be printed an distributed to all Crocker Farm families during our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in January. This year’s theme for our celebration is “We are all a Link in the Chain”.
Please write your recipe on the back of the letter sent home in last week’s Crocker Crumbs and return it to your child’s teacher by Friday, December 14, 2007. You may include a few sentences about why this recipe is special to your family. Your child or children can also add a black and white illustration to your recipe that represents food or a family celebration.

School Closings and Delays

School closing and information line: 362-1898
1 hr delay: Buses pick children up 1 hr after regularly scheduled time.
2 hr delay: Buses pick children up 2 hrs after regularly scheduled time.

Media outlets that will announce school cancellation, delays or early dismissals:

Channel 22
Channel 40

WWLP Channel 22 / WGGB Channel 40

93.1FM / 94.7FM / 98.3FM / 100.9FM

Part Time Job Opening - Bookkeeper / Office Assistant

Amherst Survival Center seeks PT bookkeeper/office assistant (20 hr, flex) for accounting and general office support for small non-profit. Requirements: 2 yr bookkeeping experience, accounting degree a plus, multi-tasker with excellent interpersonal skills, proficiency w/Quickbooks and Excel a must, Access a plus. $13-15/hr, plus health. Resume and cover letter to Cheryl Zoll, Director, Amherst Survival Center, PO Box 9629, North Amherst MA 01059 or e-mail

Snow Day!

There's no school today due to the snow and ice. Back to bed you sleepyheads. See you Tuesday.