Friday, October 18, 2013

The PGO's letter in today's Crocker Chronicles

Crocker Chronicles was emailed out to families today.
The full Crocker Chronicles is also available for download here.

                                                                                              October 2013

Dear Crocker Farm Families,

We hope you are all enjoying this beautiful fall season and your children are having a great school year.  Crocker Farm has some wonderful events so far this year, including the Back to School Picnic, School Picture Day, and last week’s Open House. 

The PGO is planning more events soon, including:
·         Sat, Oct 19th.  Crocker Farm Reads, a fundraiser at the Hadley Barnes & Noble.  There will be story readings in the morning by Principal Tesauro, Art Teacher Diane Travis, Amilcar Shabazz, and Becca Greene Van-Horn, and all day, if patrons mention Crocker Farm when checking out at the register, a percentage of their purchase will go to support art and science programs at Crocker Farm.
·         Friday, Oct 25th, 4:30-6 pm.  The 2nd Annual Crocker Farm Fall Harvest Fest.  Come celebrate the fall season and our wonderful Crocker Farm garden. We’ll have live music, yummy food, and craft projects for kids.  Please join us! 
·         Friday, Oct 25th, 8:45 am.  Coffee with the Principal.
·         Monday, Oct 28th.  Order forms due in the Crocker Farm office for the pie fundraiser through Small Ones Farm.  Order pies for the upcoming holidays and a portion of the proceeds will go to Crocker Farm.  Pies can be picked up Nov 8th and 9th at Small Ones Farm (416 Bay Road).
·         Friday, Nov 15th, 8:45 am.  Coffee with the Principal.
·         Nov 12th-19th.  Collection for our winter coat and clothing drive.  Look for collection boxes in the school lobby.  Last year we gave away more than 100 winter coats, plus boots, mittens, and more.
·         Nov 20th-21st.  Distribution of collected winter coats and clothing.

The Crocker Farm PGO maintains a blog at, to post all the latest news on PGO and school events, and community events of interest.  If you subscribe to the blog, you’ll get a daily email containing the newest posts.  The PGO is also on Facebook (Crocker Farm PGO). 

All Crocker Farm families are automatically part of the Crocker Farm PGO.  Many of the PGO’s events and activities would not be possible without family volunteers.  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered already for this year.  If you would still like to volunteer but have not yet signed up, you can access the signup form here ( or email us at  Volunteering even an hour or two can make a big difference. 

Throughout each year, one of the PGO’s main activities is to raise funds for school equipment, and special events and projects.  We have active fundraisers, such as at Barnes & Noble this Saturday, and passive fundraisers, such as the Stop & Shop A+ Rewards (; Crocker Farm ID: 05194) and Target’s Take Charge of Education (, Crocker ID: 58644) programs.  With all passive fundraisers, participating customers earn money for our school with each purchase.  If you shop at these stores, please consider signing up.  Please consider too our other passive fundraisers, such as Big Y Education Express (Crocker ID: 5946), sending in Box Tops, and buying Crocker Java from Dean’s Beans (order forms in the office/on our blog (link)).   Every little bit helps!

Thank you.  We are looking forward to a great year together.

2013-14 PGO Executive Board
Justyne Ogdahl, president; Tracy Zafian; Erica Boerman