Monday, May 19, 2008

Math Testing This Week

It's time for the Math portion of the MCAS testing this week. Please make sure that your child gets a good night's sleep, a healthy breakfast at home or at school and gets to school on time!

Get Ready for the Tag Sale!

Saturday May 31 -
It's Crocker Farm PGO's 2nd Annual Tag Sale!

(Rain or Shine! We'll be outside on the playground if the weather is good and in the cafeteria if it's raining.)

If you would like to donate items for the sale, please read the following carefully:
Books, CDs, VHS/DVDs, video games
--- Toys & games --- Kids' clothing & misc. baby supplies (monitors, etc.) --- Sports equipment --- Electronics in good working order --- Small appliances/housewares, including lamps --- Curtains/linens/fabrics/sewing supplies --- Garden tools/supplies --- Collectibles --- Clean furniture

Ripped/heavily stained clothing or items with missing buttons/zippers/snaps
--- Car seats or cribs --- Large exercise machines/equipment --- Broken/rusty/dangerous/recalled items or items w/ missing parts --- Obsolete/rusty/non-working electronics/appliances --- Major appliances (washers, dryers, stoves, etc.) --- Mattresses & box springs

In short, we cannot accept "junk." Remember, if you would not consider buying it for yourself or a friend, please do not donate it for the sale.

Muddy Brook Farm, 646 West St. (Kathy Roberts 413-537-7262): Any day until May 30
34 Elf Hill Rd (Warren family 253-0606): May 26 - 30 between 6:00 - 8:00pm
Crocker Farm Community Room: Friday May 30, 3:30pm - 7:00pm OR 8:00 - 9:00am Saturday May 31.

all proceeds from the sale will benefit the many programs for students and teachers provided by the PGO. For more information regarding the sale, or if you would like to volunteer or donate baked goods/drinks, call Suzanne Warren at 253-0606.

Friday Fun

Friday Night’s Ice Cream Social was so much fun! Thank you Kaye Dougan and all of the volunteer ice cream scoopers for your hard work in creating an enjoyable community evening! There were so many happy children (and adults) happily dancing to Roger Tincknell’s music and enjoying their ice cream sundaes. Thanks to everyone who attended and bought those raffle tickets (and congratulations to the lucky winners)! The event earned $500 for next year's PGO programs!

By the way, if you’d like to purchase Roger’s cds you can find them on his website. He’s offered a discount to anyone who mentions that they heard him at the Ice Cream Social!

The Social wouldn't have possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Greenfield Savings Bank – Amherst Branch, Prudential Sawicki Real Estate, Robert Stern Financial Services, Atkins Farms Country Market, Institute for Training & Development, K. Chulo Bags, Sibies Pizza, Stop and Shop, Big Y and Wilbur Bed & Breakfast. Crocker Farm is grateful for your contributions!

SGC Meeting Thursday 5/22

The SGC is meeting at 6:30pm on Thursday night at Crocker Farm.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Don't Miss This One!

The Ice Cream Social is Friday May 16th!
6:00 - 7:30pm

Make sure your family is planning to come for cool treats and fun music by renowned children’s musician Roger Tincknell!!

It costs just $2.00 per person and includes entrance to the performance and an ice cream sundae! Guaranteed wonderful time and delicious ice cream.

Super rafle prizes too! Including a Family Basket for a night at the movies and a $100 Gift Certificate to Chez Albert.

Calling all parents of 6th & 7th Graders

Want to get to know the Middle School better?
Please join us at the next ARMS Family School Partnership Meeting (Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization) Thursday, May 22nd
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Middle School Library
- Meet other middle school parents/guardians
- Discuss opportunities for involvement in the Middle School
- Discuss the 2008-2009 Middle School Directory
- Refreshments provided
This is a great opportunity to become involved in your child's middle school experience!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

PGO Meeting Tonight

PGO Meeting Thursday May 15th at 6:30pm in the Community Room. Bring your kids, there's free childcare in the Cafeteria. See you there!

Friday, May 9, 2008

The Fair is Here!

Once again the Amherst Rotary Club will host the Community Fair on the common, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 8th, May 9th, and May 10th. Fanelli Amusements will set up carnival rides for thrill-seekers of all ages. The climbing wall will be there to test your skills. The Pelham Lion’s Club Dime-Toss Booth will be stocked with Teddy Bear prizes and the Greenfield Savings Bank Putting - Booth will test your eyes. Of course, the Amherst Rotary Club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries with all the fixings. The Fair will run from 4 – 10 p.m. Thursday, 2 – 10 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday. So shut your TVs off, come out and celebrate spring with your friends and neighbors at the Amherst Community Fair.

Read This: THANKS!

The Book Fair was a big success this year! The school benefits from all of your purchases in the form of hundreds of dollars in books for classrooms, ELE, Special Ed and the Library and more. Thanks for your participation and your purchases! A special thank you to Suzanne Severin and Stacy Tobin - organizers extraordinaire... it's a big job and we couldn't do it without you!

Thanks also to all of the volunteers who helped throughout the week. To the Crocker Cafe bakers and readers too! You helped to make it a special night!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

PGO Meeting Rescheduled to 5/15

Thursday night's PGO meeting has been postponed. We'll be meeting at 6:30pm at the school on Thursday May 15th. Do you have ideas about events and activities that the PGO could support? Please join us for a conversation about how we can put money raised by the PGO to good use next year.

We're also really in need of a few folks to step up and help out next year! If you think you might want to help, but wonder if you're the right person for the job or if you could ever have enough time to volunteer please come to the meeting or give Erika (256-1045 / or Sue (253-4239) a call.

Book Fair Time!!

Remember that you're all invited to the school for the Scholastic Book Fair and Crocker Cafe Wednesday night! We'll be open for business from 6:30 - 8:00pm.

Books in the Gymnasium / Cookies & Stories in the Cafeteria