Friday, May 29, 2009

Coming Up at CF

Next Week at Crocker Farm:
Mon. June 1:
Coffee with the Principal, 8:30-9:00am, Community Room
Wed. June 3: Coffee Orders Due
Thurs. June 4: Crocker Farm Talent Show, 1:30pm
Fri. June 5: Community Breakfast, 8:15am
Fri. June 5: Tag Sale Drop off 3:30 - 7:00pm, Community Room
Sat. June 6: Crocker Farm Tag Sale! 9:00am - 1:00pm (Rain or Shine!)

Also Coming up:
June 8: Spring Band & Orchestra Concert performance at 1:45 & 7:00pm
June 11: PGO Meeting Cancelled - Look for info about a PARTY instead!
June 13: Crocker Farm day at Barnes and Noble
June 17: 6th Grade Graduation
June 22: Last day of school (full day)

Coffee Coffee Coffee

Coffee orders are due Wed. June 3! Remember this is your last chance to order delicious, organic, Fair Trade, locally roasted, Kosher Deans Beans coffee for the whole entire summer so stock up! We'll deliver your coffee to your child by June 10th. Click HERE for the order form.

Come be a part of Amherst's youth track and field league.

Sugarloaf Youth Track League: Sponsored by the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club and the Town of Amherst Leisure Services

The first meet is Sunday May 31 at the ARHS track. Bring a picnic and make it a family night at the track! It's not too late to sign up! We will take additional athletes at any time. Here is a link for the entry form, just print it out and bring it with you on Sunday:

Who: Boys and Girls currently in grades 1-8
Fee: $42/person by 5/8; $52 after 5/8 --- A $10 non-resident fee will be added to any participant who is not an Amherst resident.
Location: Amherst Regional High School Track
Meets: Sundays, May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 (awards night) (Make-up date: June 25)
5:15-8:15 p.m.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Got Stuff?

Get Ready for the Crocker Farm PGO’s 3rd Annual Community Tag & Bake Sale!!

Saturday, June 6 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Crocker Farm Elementary School
Rain or Shine


If you are able to donate items for the sale, please read the following carefully:

WHAT TO DONATE: Books, CDs, VHS/DVDs, video gamesToys & games Kids’ clothing & miscellaneous baby supplies (monitors, etc.)Sports equipmentElectronics in good working orderSmall appliances/housewares, including lampsCurtains/linens/fabrics/sewing suppliesCraft/art/office suppliesGarden tools/suppliesCollectiblesClean furniture in good condition

WHAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT: Ripped/heavily stained clothing or items with missing buttons/zippers/snapsCar seats and cribsLarge exercise machines/equipmentBroken/rusty/dangerous/recalled items or items with missing partsObsolete/rusty/non-working electronics or appliancesMajor appliances (washers, dryers, stoves, etc.)Mattresses & box springs Remember, if you would not consider buying it for yourself or a friend, please do not donate it for the sale.

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS & TIMES: 34 Elf Hill Rd. (Warren family) – June 1-4 between 6 pm – 8 pm. (Ph: 253-0606) Crocker Farm Elementary School – Friday, June 5, 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm (by the Community Room) OR 8:00 - 9:00 am on Saturday, June 6.

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! *All proceeds from the sale will benefit the many programs for students and teachers provided by the Crocker Farm Parent Guardian Organization (PGO). For more information regarding the sale, or if you would like to donate baked goods/drinks, call Suzanne Warren at 253-0606.

Friday, May 15, 2009

TONIGHT!! Ice-Cream Social * Student Art Show * Movie Night

THIS FRIDAY May 15, 6:30 pm in the Crocker Cafetorium
Crocker Farm Ice-Cream Social & Student Art Show & Movie Night!

Come enjoy a night out with the kids, view wonderful student artwork, watch a movie (Beverly Hills Chihuahua) and enjoy a nice cold ice-cream.

All for just $1 per person! Funds raised from this event will be used for the Crocker Farm Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon.

MCAS Schedule

Wednesday, May 20: 4th grade math & 5th grade science/technology
Thursday, May 21: 3rd grade math & 6th grade math
Friday, May 22: 3rd grade math & 6th grade math

Town Wide Picnic

Saturday, May 16, 11-2 Town Wide Picnic & Antique Car Rally on the Amherst Town Common

Bring a blanket and your picnic lunch, and celebrate our 250th Birthday with an Old Fashioned Picnic! The event includes complimentary face painting, a pie eating contest, games, music, Morris Dancing, horse drawn carriage rides by Muddy Brook Farm and a free ice cream social sponsored by the 250th Committee and Atkins Farms.

Health & Inequality Film

May 19, 5:00 - 7:00 @ Amherst Cinema
As part of its work on Social Justice and Health Equity, The Town of Amherst and the The Town of Amherst Department of Public Health is extending a special invitation to: Amherst Residents and all interested people to a free screening and discussion of: UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

The screening will include a forum—Implications of inequality and health for the Amherst community: A dialogue among participants. Light refreshments, provided by the Amherst Public Health Department will be served on site prior to the screening. For more information, please visit:

Ultimate Tag Sale

The ARHS Girls Ultimate team is holding a massive 50+ Family Tag Sale this Saturday May 16th from 8am-1pm at 86 High Street in Amherst. Toys, books, tools, linens, clothes, furniture, lamps, antiques, jewelry, shoes, kids stuff, and lots more! The sale will benefit the ARHS Girls Ultimate Program which is currently the #3 ranked high school team in the United States.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Music That's Amherst 5/9 Saturday

Music That's Amherst will be a wonderful evening in celebration of our Towns diverse cultures and will be held at 7PM at the Amherst Regional High School Auditorium. Featuring Jumbo Jembo, an instrumental alternative rock trio of Amherst HS students, Julio Neijens Arrubla, Daniel Hegner and Aaron Noble; Las Chicas Flamencas, a dance group from Ines Arrubla's Flamenco Studio performing a colorful and passionate performance; Klezamir, New England's premier roots rockin' klezmer band with new takes on old Yiddish favorites and original Klezmer barnburners; Cambodian Dancers, composed of Ft. River students directed by Seiha Krouch, Tyda Ty & Sothaul Ding performing traditional dances and one in honor of the Cambodian New Year; The Nataraj Dance Company, unique and innovative dance by young Indian dancers based on traditional and contemporary themes, bridging East and West; and Conjunto de Bomba, Afro-Puerto Rican drumming and singing, in the tradition of music and dance of Santurce and Loiza, ARHS students directed by Tracy Vernon and Nick Shaw.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Coming Up at CF

This Week:
Mon. May 4:
Coffee with the Principal, 8:30-9:00 am, Community Room
Mon. May 4: What to Read When with Pam Allyn, 5:30 pm
Tues. May 5: Community Forum, 7:00 pm, ARMS Auditorium
Wed. May 6: Coffee Orders Due
Wed. May 6: Scholastic Book Fair & Crocker Cafe 6:30 - 8:00 pm

On Deck:
May 14: PGO Meeting 6:30 - 7:30 pm
May 15: Ice Cream Social & Movie Night
June 1: Coffee with the Principal, 8:30 - 9:00 am, Community Room
June 3: Coffee Orders Due
June 6: Crocker Farm Tag Sale

Scholastic Book Fair Starts Monday!

LIGHTS, CAMERA, BOOKFAIR! Crocker Farm's annual Scholastic Book Fair runs from May 4 - 6.

Monday May 4th is Student Preview Day
Tuesday May 5 & Wednesday May 6 are Student Shopping Days (Look for your child's Shopping Day on the Wish List that they'll bring home on Monday.)

And the Family Fair is Wednesday May 6 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Come with your family to see CLIFFORD the Big Red Dog, purchase some wonderful books for your family and teachers, and have a cookie in the Crocker Cafe.

Help is needed... if you'd like to volunteer contact Erika at Check out our Book Fair Homepage for more information.

Community Forum

Community Information Forum Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00 pm: If you want to learn more about the Amherst school budget, possible closing of Mark's Meadow and redistricting plans consider attending this important meeting. Interim-Superintendent Maria Geryk and her administrative team will share data and also hear our feedback and questions. Free childcare will be provided by the elementary school parent groups. The School Committee is scheduled to vote on this decision at their May 19th meeting.

More info on

Pam Allyn Monday Evening

Monday May 4th at 5:30 PM, CF Library to hear Pam Allyn speak about WHAT TO READ WHEN.

PGO is providing childcare.

Click on the poster image to see it full size.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Ultimate Tournament

18th Annual Amherst Ultimate Invitational Tournament will
take place on Saturday and Sunday May 2-3, 2009. The Tournament will be held at the Ultimate fields at ARHS and Hampshire College.The ARHS Boys team enters the tournament witha 15-1 record.
On Saturday, games will be played from 9:45am to 5pm at both venues; on
Sunday, games will run from 8am to 4:30pm at ARHS. Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of Ultimate is played by two seven-player squads with a high-tech plastic disc on a field similar to football. Amherst is steeped in the history of Ultimate, acknowledged to be to be the
birthplace of the sport by an Amherst College student in 1967. Ultimate has grown precipitously over the following 40 years to over 4.9 million competitiveUltimate players around the world (2008). For schedules, times, locations, and much more information on the tournament,see:

West Cemetery brings Amherst history back to life!

West Cemetery for Conversations With The Past. Presentations: Saturday May 2nd 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, Sunday May 3rd 1:00 pm.until 4:00 pm. Tuesday 9:00 am until Noon. Wednesday Noon until 2:30, Thursday 5:00 pm until 7:00. Come see the past come alive, and enjoy the mural (cemetary behind Ren's up town)