Friday, August 15, 2014

Letter from Mr. Shea

                            Crocker Farm Elementary School   
        280 West Street
     Amherst, MA.  01002
        (413) 362-1600
    FAX (413) 256-0835

Derek Shea, Principal                                                                                   
Sharri Conklin, Assistant Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Ms. Conklin and I would like to warmly welcome you to the 2014-2015 school-year at Crocker Farm School. We are both honored and privileged to have the opportunity to lead this wonderful school. Crocker Farm has vast potential as an elementary school, and to that end, we fully intend to work to help maximize the opportunities for all our children. We have talented teachers and support staff, we have bright and hard-working students and we have committed and involved parents and guardians. Much more to follow in the weeks and months ahead, but for the time being we wanted to say welcome and we look forward to seeing all of you very soon.
Posted below is the most up to date information regarding our teaching staff:
Our classroom line-up for 2014-2015 is as follows:
Kindergarten: Ms. McCloskey and  Ms. Pratt*
1st grade:  Ms. Bartolini*, Ms. Donoghue and Mr. Lefebvre*
2nd grade:  Ms. Carson and Ms. Mattone
3rd grade : Mr. Hughes, Ms. Joyce and Ms. Robinson
4th grade:  Ms. Coley, Ms. Moriarty and Ms. Radtke
5th grade:  Ms. Donovan and Ms. Goodwin-Brown
6th grade:  Ms. Harvey, Mr. Prather and Ms. Teitelman*          
*We have four new teachers joining our teaching team at Crocker Farm. We will tell you more about them in an email/letter next week.
Today, Friday, August 15th, we mailed home a postcard with your student’s teacher placement for the upcoming school year. We spent many hours reviewing the placement of our students, paying careful attention to teacher input, as well as utilizing the parent-guardian placement form to help us develop our classrooms. We know our students will thrive at Crocker Farm School this coming year.
Derek Shea