Sunday, July 27, 2014

Project Backpack collection continuing through Aug 1st

The school district is collecting school supplies for Project Backpack through August 1st.   Project Backpack provides backpacks of school supplies to qualifying families.   Last year more than 400 backpacks were distributed.

Here is the supply list: 
For pre-kindergarten through 5th grade: new backpacks, spiral notebooks, erasers, two-pocket folders, glue sticks, markers, crayons, pencils, pens (blue/black/red), colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, pencil cases, bookmarks and rulers.

For grades six through 12: new backpacks, assignment pads, notebooks, loose leaf paper, two-pocket folders, three-ring binders, three-ring pencil cases, highlighters, Post-it notes, index cards, calculators (basic, scientific, or graphing), flash drives, pens (blue/black/red), pencils and combination locks for lockers.

People can drop supplies through August 1st at any of the following locations:
the Amherst Regional Family Center, 170 Chestnut St.
Jones Library
DeMaio Orthodontics, 23 Pray St.
Art Alive Amherst, 35 S. Pleasant St.

The ARPS Family Center will oversee backpack distribution Aug 11th and 12th at the Amherst Regional Middle School.

Box Tops & Labels for Education -- keep clipping them (please!)

The PGO encourages Crocker Farm families to clip and save Box Tops and Labels for Education year-round.   The money raised from Box Tops goes to buy school supplies and equipment, and some years, we've raised up to $500 or more.   Every little bit helps, and we will have the collection box out in the Crocker Farm foyer when school opens again.    

Here's a link if you'd like to learn more about the Box Top program and which food and household items include Box Tops: (Box Tops link).

We are now also collecting Labels for Education UPC codes.  Labels for Education are found on Campbell's, Pop Secret, Post, V8, Pepperidge Farm, BIC, Glad products and more.  A full list of the Labels for Education participating products is found here: (Labels for Education link).

Thank you!

Summer Reading & Read-A-Thon

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

If your child would like to participate in the Crocker Farm summer read-a-thon, but didn't pick up the reading logs & other info before school ended, or have misplaced these materials, they can be downoaded from this link (read-a-thon). 

Summer reading helps students maintain their reading skills. 
Happy summer reading to all!