Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thanks for the MEMORIES...

We send special thanks to Ms.Z and Ms. Travis as well as all of our kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade performers for an evening full of music and art!  What a splendid way to welcome winter - thanks for all of the musical memories and the colorful art displays.

Special thanks to the bakers who helped make the evening a wonderful celebration.
We are lucky to live in such a helpful, caring, and talented learning community.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


The Amherst Hurricane Boosters have put together a nice promotion for a huge girls’ basketball game this Friday night. I think it will be a great chance to not only recognize the 3 State finalist teams, but also see some high level basketball.

“Champions Night at Amherst Regional High School”

Friday, Dec 23rd at 6:30 PM

2010 D-1 State Finalists Amherst Girls’ Varsity Basketball
2010 D-1 Vermont State Champions Rice Memorial from Burlington, VT.

Free Admission to all elementary school students when accompanied by an adult.

Special half time presentation for the three State finalist Amherst Girls teams from 2010(softball, tennis, basketball)

Come on down for this night of excitement and celebration.

Mark Miville
Sports and Recreation Director
Town of Amherst Leisure Services
70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA 01002
413.259.3144 direct
413.259.2407 fax

K-3 families - REMINDER

Winter concert and art fair will be held at 6:30pm tomorrow night in the Auditorium at Crocker Farm Elementary for families of Kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade students.  

We hope to see you there!

Lots of great cheer to share with art and songs our kids have been preparing - please come join in the fun - we can't do it without your help!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday Clubs Reminder

Don't forget to sign up your little elves for Wednesday Clubs! Forms are due back to school by this Friday Dec. 23. (If you didn't receive a form in your child's backpack just email & we'll send one right out.)

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Thanks for a magical evening full of toe tapping tunes!  We all had a terrific time listening to your voices sing loudly and proudly.  Many thanks to the talented Ms. Z and also to the terrific bakers who donated their talents to the PGO bake sale that helps us raise funds to enrich the arts at Crocker Farm Elementary!!!

LSSE skiing!

(not a school sponsored event)

What to do when school's out?

(not a school sponsored event)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Amherst Ballet offerings

Amherst Ballet announces our “Alice in Wonderland” Winter Vacation Camp for ages 6 – 12.  Join us for dance, art and performance as we learn choreography and create our unique ballet based upon Alice in Wonderland to be performed in our own studio theater!  Join Alice, The White Rabbit, Caterpillar, March Hare Cheshire Cat and the evil Queen of Hearts in their fabulous adventures.  For more information or a brochure, please visit our website.
February 21 – 24
Full and half day option
Amherst Ballet,
(413) 549-1555

Amherst Ballet announces openings for Winter Session in Creative Movement, Hip-hop, Adult Ballet and Pilates, and Intermediate jazz for teens.  For more information please visit us at or contact us at

Art Studio Hadley fine arts offerings

(as always, please click on the image to enlarge it)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday Clubs Update

We're almost done with the roster for Session 1 of Wednesday Clubs, but could REALLY use an Arts & Crafts club for grades K-3 to round out the offerings. If you are interested in helping (or know someone who is) please get in touch with Erika ( asap. Session 1 runs 1:20 - 2:30pm on January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15. THANKS!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Crocker Java Orders

Crocker Java makes a great holiday gift! Order by Wednesday December 7th to ensure availability for the holidays!

Organic, fair trade and delicious our coffee, cocoa and java drops are great gifts you can feel good about giving since a portion of every sale goes to our PGO!

You can also find order forms (and coffee) in the office!



Heartfelt thanks to all the families and parent volunteers who helped make last week's winter clothing drive a success!  We were able distribute several dozen coats, snowpants, boots, snowsuits, gloves, hats and sweatshirts/fleeces.  

Thanks for being such a caring and thoughtful learning community.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


December 13: Amherst School Committee-7pm-Town Hall
December 15: Chorus Concert- 7pm
December 21: Kindergarten- 3rd Grade- Winter Concert-6:30pm
December 26 thru January 2- Holiday Break- No School