Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PGO letter & Sept Crocker Chronicles

The September Crocker Chronicles was emailed out to families yesterday and sent out in backpacks to families that don't receive email.    You can also view it at this link:  Sept_Chronicles


The PGO's letter to families, Sept 2014
Dear Crocker Farm Families,

We hope you are all enjoying the beginning of fall, and that your children are now settling into their new classes. We are writing today to say hello, and to introduce ourselves. 

All Crocker Farm families are automatically part of the Parent and Guardian Organization (PGO). The PGO’s mission is to enhance our children’s education and social experience at Crocker Farm by:
* Planning events that bring us together as a school community,
* Finding ways to support and show our appreciation of our teachers and staff, and by
* Sponsoring fundraisers to raise money for special school events, field trips, teacher mini-grants, and supplies for our school.
The PGO is currently hard at work producing this year’s student directory for families. If you have not yet returned the student directory form for your child(ren) that went home in backpacks, please do so as soon as possible. If you would prefer, you can complete an online version of the directory form at the PGO blog, www.crockerfarmpgo.blogspot.com. If you do not complete a directory form and give the PGO permission to publish your contact information, then your family cannot be included in the directory. Many thanks to all the families who have already returned their directory form! 

The PGO’s blog is a good source of information for the latest news on the PGO, and school and community events of interest. You can subscribe at the blog address above to receive a daily email containing the newest posts. The PGO is also on Facebook (Crocker-Farm-PGO). 

The PGO is always seeking volunteers to help us with our various activities throughout the year, and many of our events would not be possible without volunteer help. If you are interested in volunteering, please return the PGO volunteer form that went home or email us at crockerfarmpgo@gmail.com. There are many ways to volunteer and even helping for just an hour or two can make a big difference.

The PGO has regularly scheduled monthly coffees with the Crocker Farm principal, Derek Shea. There are generally held on the last Friday of the month, at the start of the school day, and are a great time to learn more about school and PGO activities, and talk with our principal and special guests, and other parents/guardians. The first three PGO coffees with the Principal are scheduled for: Friday, September 26th; Friday, October 31st, and Thursday, November 20th. More PGO events for the fall are being planned; we will send out dates and details once we have them. The PGO will also be at the Crocker Farm Curriculum Night scheduled for September 30th. Feel free to stop by and talk with us then, or to email us at any time. 

Thank you. We look forward to a great year together.

2014-2015 PGO Leadership Board
Tracy Zafian
Debbie Gilmore
Alicia Lopez