Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Heartfelt thanks to all of our volunteers!

Special thanks to EVERYONE that helped set-up, serve and clean-up for today's 6th grade graduation bash. What a spectacular day to remember. Thanks EVERYONE for making it shine!!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Do you enjoy baking???

Are you a baker? We would ALL appreciate a last minute donation of baked breakfast-type goods for tomorrow morning's gala breakfast celebration for our graduating 6th grade class. Just drop off your item around 8:30am (front office OR cafeteria).
Thanks - in advance - for your flexible generosity and penchant for fun!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Stellar yearbook for sale!

YEARBOOKS ARE HERE!!! If you missed ordering a book, a few limited copies are available in the office for $10. Cash or check ("Crocker Farm PGO") please.
 Hats off to Liz Hyers and Kim Harwood for all of their dedication to this wonderful product!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Calling all next year 4th and 5th grade girl soccer players
Interested in more structured practice time? Playing teams from other towns?
We are trying to establish an Amherst U11girls travel soccer team.
Please let me know if you are interested please contact


this is not a PGO or School sponsored event

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thanks for the memories! Wonderful 3rd and 4th grade concert!

Many heartfelt thanks to Ms. Z for a wonderful 3rd and 4th grade concert tonight. Despite the rain -- many families made the effort and the music enchanted all of us! Way to go 3rd and 4th graders - thanks to you for sharing your talents!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Special thanks to Sue Bernier!

Many thanks to Sue Bernier for a memorable Teacher and Staff appreciation luncheon. The food was delicious, the cake delectable, and everyone laughed and celebrated community! Thanks Sue for organizing the event!

Ice Cream Social Postponed to June 20th

Because of the forecasted bad weather
 for this Thursday, the end-of-year
Ice Cream Social is postponed until
Thursday, June 20th, 6:30-8:00 pm.  
Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Dear Friends of Dr Preston,
As many of you may already know, Dr Preston is retiring this year. My family had the great fortune of having Dr Preston when we were redistricted to Crockerfarm. I cannot sing his praises loud or long enough, my daughter speaks of him often and gives him hugs whenever she can.  He will be truly missed by my family as I am sure he will be missed by yours. As usual, he does not wish a lot of excitement around this, but many of you have expressed a desire to do "something".  We are thinking of taking up a fund for a mini vacation in Baltimore (a dog friendly establishment). If you wish to donate and or give him a note I will leave an envelope in the front office. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me

Remember this is a surprise, so shhh.

Justyne Ogdahl

 this is not sponsored by the PGO or the school.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

AYSA soccer camp anyone?

Hello AYSA soccer families!

We were very happy to see many families take advantage of our Summer Soccer Camp Discount Day last week.

We are happy to offer one final day to help families send their child (or children) to our AYSA summer soccer camp.

$50 OFF PER PLAYER IF YOU REGISTER TOMORROW SUNDAY, JUNE 9 BETWEEN 6:30PM AND 8:00PM @ Plumbrook fields on Potwine Lane in Amherst.

It's an incredibly fun-filled, soccer-filled week of soccer with college players and ARHS varsity players coaching alongside of me.

Camp details:
Week of July 29 @ Crocker Farm School
Ages 5 through 15
Full day and half day options
9am to 3pm
Full day:  $200 ($150 on Sunday June 9!)
Half day:  $125  ($75 on Sunday June 9!)

This is the last discount day we can offer....we have to be able to pay the staff and rental fees for camp!!   :)   Look for Coach Chris to register. :)

Thank you Sarah and Becky! Tag Sale/Car Wash/Bake Sale success!

Many thanks to Sarah Cohen and her team of terrific volunteers! Thanks for making the 2013 Crocker Farm tag sale a terrific community event! Thanks to Becky Demling and the sixth grade car wash/bake sale! A terrific time was had by all!!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Research Subjects Requested

Children’s Social Reasoning Study at Amherst College

Is your child between the ages of 8 to 12 years-old?

If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study at Amherst College examining how children understand their social relationships. This study is being conducted by Dr. Julia McQuade, Assistant Professor of Psychology. Participating children and their parent will complete a two hour assessment at Amherst College that includes an interview and measures assessing social experiences and cognitive abilities.

$75 compensation is provided

For more information, contact the Peer Relationships Lab at 413-542-5619 or email

Julia D. McQuade, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Amherst College, Merrill 323
Phone: (413)-542-2792

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thanks to all of our Scholastic book fair volunteers!

Many heartfelt thanks go out to Ian and Sam Camera for their tremendous organizational efforts behind the scenes and "on the floor" at this year's 2013 Scholastic Book Fair! All proceeds go towards supporting literacy at Crocker Farm Elementary!!!! Thanks to everyone who worked the fair and also to all who purchased books!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Support the arts in our schools! Take a minute - help our kids!

Fort River parent Ellen Alvord is conducting a brief survey to gather feedback from Amherst families about arts education in our elementary schools.
Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out the Art and Music Survey below.
Art and Music Survey for Amherst Elementary School Families


Fort Río padres Ellen Alvord está llevando a cabo una breve encuesta para recabar opiniones de las familias Amherst sobre la educación artística en las escuelas primarias.
Por favor, tome 2-3 minutos para completar la encuesta Arte y Música continuación.
Encuesta de Arte y Música de las familias de las Escuelas Primarias de Amherst
Label: non-PGO event

Lost & Found Items

The Crocker Farm lost & found bin is now located near the preschool/parent pickup entrance.  Found clothing and other items currently fill the large bin to the top.  Pictures of most of the items can be viewed here, though new items are added daily.   Take a look at the pictures here and/or come in and go through the bin.   Items remaining after Friday, June 14th will be donated to the Amherst Survival Center and other community organizations.