Thursday, June 30, 2011

LSSE summer swimming

Baby, it's hot outside! Cool off with LSSE.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sing, sing a song...

Two summer programs are available for elementary-aged school children right here in Amherst!

The first is called SING! Jr. and is for 7-11 year old children who love to sing. There is also an older program for 12-18 year old girls. SING! And SING! Jr. will take place from July 11-15 at Amherst College. You can visit our website at Here is a bit more about the program:

SING! and SING! Jr. are happy to offer a a fun musical, social and recreational experience while maintaining a focus on healthy vocal production and expanding musical skills. We give students the opportunity to explore the full range of their vocal ability through classes that highlight a variety of vocal styles and genres, such as choir, musical theater, voice lessons and a cappella. We also offer recreational activities such as movement class and opportunities for indoor and outdoor games and swimming. You can email us at

The second is Strings@Smith, which is for 8-18 year olds who play stringed instruments. That will take place from July 17-22 at Smith College. This is an exciting week of music and fun for young string players who can participate in classes such as orchestra, technique, chamber ensembles, fiddling, drumming and dance and more. We also offer recreational activities such as games, trips to downtown (accompanied by a counselor) and swimming. For more information you can visit our website at or email us at

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thank you Crocker Farm!

As we get ready to end our multi-year term as Co-Chairs of the PGO, we would like to thank the volunteers and staff who have supported our initiatives and organized events that support the mission of the PGO.   Between redistricting and the playground, the last few years have been busy ones and we are proud to have been part of them.  We have enjoyed meeting so many new families and contributing to the amazing community at Crocker Farm.
We wish to acknowledge Susan Bernier who will stay on as Treasurer  for a third year as well as our past chairs, Erika Zekos and Clare Bertrand, who mentored us over the last three years. 

It is only through new volunteers that the PGO and its many programs are sustainable.  We are still looking for new board members for the upcoming year. Please consider suggesting yourself or another Crocker Farm parent/guardian you think would be a good volunteer for a leadership position.  

Have a wonderful, safe and restful summer.  See you in September!

-Becky Demling and Lucy McMurrer

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Calling 6th Grade Families

The Amherst Regional Middle School PGO (it's called the Family School Partnership) is looking for parents/guardians who will fill the volunteer roles for next year. The meeting to organize the FSP for next year is scheduled for tomorrow night, Thursday, June 16th in the ARMS library, but due to a conflict, the time has changed to 6-7pm

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Multi-Arts Camp

Multi Arts is offering 2 half-priced camp scholarships to Crocker Farm Students in Grades 4 - 6. Please contact Multi-Arts for more information.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ice Cream Social Tomorrow Night

The Ice Cream Social / End of Year Picnic will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8th beginning at 5:30 PM on the CF playground. Bring a dinner and celebrate the end of the school year with the CF Community. There will be ice cream cones, sundaes and drinks for sale. Can't come to the picnic but want a cool down treat? Ice Cream will be served from 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

LSSE Summer Offerings

Crocker Press Books Due by Friday

To our amazing Crocker Press Volunteers:

All books are due by Thursday, June 9th. If you need help completing your books, please contact Becky Demling at or 230-3306.

Thanks for supporting this fabulous program!

6th Grade Car Wash and Bake Sale

Help the CF 6th Grade Class raise money for their class gift!
Saturday June 11, 9am-1pm (during the CF Tag Sale)
at Crocker Farm School in the Pre-School parking lot
280 West Street, Amherst
All proceeds to benefit the school.

Friday, June 3, 2011

An Evening of Dance and Music in Support of Japan

Please join Amherst's Nataraj Dance Company in support of Japanese
artists affected by the recent earthquake. Dancers include 4th grade teacher Monica Bhowmik and even a few Fort River students! The performance will take place on June 18th at 7pm at the Williston School in Easthampton.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ice Cream Social Postponed until June 8th

Due to the threat of severe thunderstorms tonight, the Ice Cream Social/ End of Year Picnic has been postponed until June 8th.