Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Oh the Places You'll Go

Congratulations to all of Crocker Farm's graduating 6th graders. We are so proud of you all!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Next Week's Crocker Farm Activities:

Goodbye Assembly at 9:30am
Goodbye Gathering for Mr. Wiley from 6:00 - 7:30pm on the Playground (in the Gym if it's raining)

6th Grade Graduation starts at 9:00am

Last day of school!!! - dismissal at 1:20pm

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

PGO Meeting Thursday June 12 - CANCELLED

We know you were really looking forward to that last PGO meeting of the year, but we've decided to have a party to thank our volunteers instead! So no meeting Thursday! Volunteer Thank You Event on Friday June 13th. Email Erika if you have any questions (studiozed@comcast.net).

Swingset for Sale

CEDARWORKS SWINGSET - $1000 (westhampton)
Reply to: sale-714066268@craigslist.orgDate: 2008-06-09, 7:23PM EDTONE YEAR OLD AND LOADED........... COME SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL CEDARWORKS SWINGSET. WE ARE MOVING AND MUST SELL!!!!!!!!!
Location: westhampton. (This is from a mom at CF whose brother is moving)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Car Wash Saturday

Car Wash at Crocker Farm on June 7th was a huge success. The 6th graders earned $450. and will be purchasing new dictionaries for the two 6th grade classes for next year. Way to go 6th graders!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

PreSchool Openings

The Learning Playground has a limited number of preschool openings available for September for established home daycare in South Amherst. Accepting applications for children ages 18 month through 5 years old. Weekly themes incorporate the following developmental areas: music and movement,art,cooking,literacy, science and number concepts. We have a 1 hour lesson in music and in Spanish each week. Our day is structured but with lots of flexibility, and with an emphasis on building social skills.
Teaching experience includes 20 years working in childcare, counseling and early intervention. Co-teaching team provides individualized attention. Beautiful setting with custom-built outdoor play structures for active outside time!
Hours: 8:00a.m.- 4:00p.m. Monday-Friday.
Half days and extended days until 4:30 also available.
References available upon request. Call Sarah at: 413-253-0539.
Come visit us!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Crocker Press Wins the Golden Apple

The APEA (teacher's union) has awarded the parent-run Crocker Press with the "Friend of Education" award this year. Thanks to everyone who help fund the program by attending PGO events etc. and to those able to help publish the kids books each year (especially the coordinator of the program, Clare Bertrand). It really makes a difference to be involved in our kids education and the teachers/staff appreciate it. And congratulations to all of the Crocker Farm writers!

The Tag Sale was Fantastic!!

A giant 'thank you' to all of the generous folks who brought in donations. The tag sale raised nearly $1200 for the PGO, and that money will go directly to support the teachers and students of Crocker Farm.

Special thanks also go to following folks, who made the tag sale run VERY smoothly:
  • The Girl Scouts (along with Doreen Beard, Stacy Tobin and Karen Mack) who helped to unload donated items on Friday afternoon/evening (and spiffed up the tag sale sign with lots of happy colors);
  • Kathy Roberts, who stored items at Muddy Brook Farm and hauled them over to the school Saturday morning in one of her horse trailers;
  • Terry Stedman, head custodian at Crocker Farm, who arrived bright and early (and stayed late) to help us set up for the sale and clean up afterwards;
  • Jenn Chylack, who provided healthy and delicious foods/drinks for tag sale shoppers (and soccer families!);
  • All of the folks who baked goodies for the tag sale; and
  • The 'dream team' of Katie Zobel, Clare Bertrand, Karen Mack, Erika Zekos, Jeanne & Rick Tuthill; Denise O'Donovan, Rebecca Gajda, Sue Mattina, Dave Warren, and Doreen & Gary Beard who sorted, organized, sold, boxed, cleaned up, and transported tag sale items.
Finally, thanks to all of the Crocker Farm families and staff members who came out shop on Saturday. It was wonderful to see everyone! editor's note: Suzanne Warren thanked everyone but herself! This couldn't have happened without her great organization and energy!

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Dear Performing Arts Students and Families, We are sponsoring a USED INSTRUMENT SILENT AUCTION on Saturday, June 14, 2008 from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noonat the cafeteria in the Amherst Regional High School. It is to benefit the performing arts programs in the Amherst Public Schools including chorus, band, orchestra, theater and dance.
Come bid on an instrument, listen to live music, mingle with performers, or purchase a snack. During this silent auction, people may write a bid for an instrument from 10:00 to 11:45 am.
If you have an instrument to cosign or donate, please bring it to the Amherst Regional High School lobby on -
Thursday, June 5, 2008 from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pmFriday, June 6, 2008 from 7:15 am – 7:45 amFriday, June 6, 2008 from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
A local music store owner will give an appraisal for the collected instruments to FARPA over the weekend.If you have an instrument and cannot drop it at these times please contact:Randa Nachbar, randa@nachbar.com, 549-1122.
We look forward to seeing you,

FARPA Steering Committee,
Randa Nachbar, Miriam OppenheimerPam Ledoux, Annie Figliola