Monday, August 31, 2009

Welcome Back to School Picnic

Mark your calendars! The Welcome Back to School picnic is set for Wednesday, September 16, from 5:30-7:30!

This year's theme is "The Trumpet of the Swan" and if you read the book, you'll find loads of other families to talk with about it.

Games to play, friends and families to hang out with, and pizza and desserts for sale. What more could you want?

Come join us for a Welcome Back to School picnic!

PGO Meeting

The first Parent Guardian Organization meeting will be next Thursday, September 10, from 6:30-7:30. Meetings are in the Community Room and free childcare is provided in the cafeteria.

Lisa Cain, biologist, foodie, and mother of two, will speak with us about healthy foods for our children. We will also discuss upcoming PGO events and activities.

Please come join us!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Families Coffee on August 31

Welcome Back!

The Crocker Farm Parent Guardian Organization (PGO) is a volunteer group that welcomes and includes ALL parents and guardians of Crocker Farm students.

Our mission is to work to enhance our children's educational and social experience at Crocker Farm.

We do this by:

* Planning events that bring us together as a school community.

* Finding ways to show our appreciation for and support of our teachers and staff.

* Sponsoring activities to raise funds for equipment and supplies, special school events, field trips and scholarships.

The PGO board facilitates parent involvement and consists of:

Co- Chairs

Becky Demling; mom of Jacob (5th), Tim (3rd) and Amanda (1st)

Lucy McMurrer; mom of Seamus (1st) and Bridget (preschool)


Susan Bernier; mom of Gregory (3rd); Ben (1st) and Vive (preschool)


Lisa Cain; mom of Ruby (K) and Alex (preschool)

To contact the Crocker Farm PGO, feel free to email the board at

There are many ways to be involved at the school.
Come to one of our meetings on the second Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30 (free childcare is provided) to learn more.

This year, the PGO will focus on Community by hosting monthly movie nights and parents forums. Our regular fundraising efforts will be done with new initiatives added with the goal of improving the front playground.

We would benefit greatly from more help and input! If you're interested in knowing more about any of the volunteer opportunities available to you please contacting the PGO!

2009- Back to School Calendar - We'll do our best to keep this up to date!

ARPS School District Calendar in Black
Crocker Farm events in Green
22 Playground Cleanup

27 First Day of School (grades 1 - 6)/ Kindergarten Orientation

28 Kindergarten Orientation
31 First Day of School (kindergarten)/ New Families Coffee

7 Labor Day - No School

10 (2nd Thurs) PGO Meeting 6:30 PM in the Community Room

16 Welcome Back Picnic and One Book One School Celebration 5:30 PM

27 Amherst 250th Parade featuring Elementary Children

7 (1st Wed.) Crocker Java Coffee Orders Due

8 (2nd Thurs.) PGO Meeting 6:30 PM

9 Movie Night!
12 Columbus Day - No School

22 Early Dismissal - Parent Conferences
27 Early Dismissal - Parent Conferences

4 (1st Wed.) Crocker Java Coffee Orders Due

11 Veteran's Day - No School
12 (2nd Thurs.) PGO Meeting
20 Teacher Work Day - No School

25 Early Dismissal - Thanksgiving Recess
26 - 27 Thanksgiving Recess

2 (1st Wed.) Crocker Java Coffee Orders Due

10 (2nd Thurs.) PGO Meeting
December 24 - January 1 Vacation

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Gracias! Thank you! Grazie! Merci!

A huge thank you to all the families who helped us make the Crocker Farm Playground Clean-Up such a great success! It was terrific having so many wonderful people collecting trash, pulling weeds, and cleaning up.

Thank you!

And if anyone left a big floppy straw hat or is missing an orange-handled trowel, let Lucy know. She's got 'em.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Clean-Up Still On!!

Unless the rain is coming down, come on out to the Crocker Farm playgrounds and help us clean up.

School starts on Thursday! Yay!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Crocker Farm Playground Clean-Up Day! August 22nd

Mark your calendars! Pull on those gardening gloves!

The Crocker Farm Parent Guardian Organization (PGO) is hosting a playground clean up day to spruce up the play areas before the students return to school & WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please join us to make the playground look great - the more volunteers we have the lighter the work load! Bring your kids, we will provide snacks & water.

Date: Saturday August 22
Time: 8 am – 1 pm
Where: At the front playground by the soccer fields

How can I help?
Contact Lucy McMurrer
or just show up!

What are the Jobs?
Picking up trash
Planting flowers

What should I Bring?
Gardening tools
Shovels & rakes
Perennials from your garden
Snacks & Water

See you there!