Monday, September 15, 2014

Reminders & Updates for the Week

Directory Form:   A big thank you to everyone who has already filled out the form for the 2014-2015 Crocker Farm Student Directory already. If you haven't completed yours yet, the deadline for doing so is this Friday, Sept 19th.   You can return the directory form that went home in backpacks or fill out the online version here. You must complete the form and give permission for the PGO to publish your family's contact info for it to be included in the directory.

Summer Read-A-Thon:  The Crocker Farm librarian, Ms. McQuaid is still collecting donations from the summer Read-a-Thon.   Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.  If your child kept a Read-a-Thon log and is still seeking sponsors, please let Ms. McQuaid know, and she can help.  She can be reached by calling Crocker Farm or emailing her at   A party will be held later this fall for all Read-a-Thon participants. 

Box Tops:  The next deadline for submitting Box Tops from food and household items your family buys is Friday, Oct 15th.  Box Tops really do add up; last year Crocker Farm parents donated close to $400 worth. The money raised was used to support Crocker Farm students, teachers, and our community.  You can drop your Box Tops off in the box in the school lobby.

PGO Coffees with the Principal:   The following dates have been scheduled for this school year's PGO coffees.
 Sept 26th, Oct 31st, Nov 20th, Dec 18th, Jan 29th, Feb 27th, March 27th, May 1st, & May 29th
The PGO Coffees take place in the Crocker Farm community room, in the morning just after the start of school in the morning.   All parents/guardians are invited and small children are welcome as well.  

School Committee meeting, Tues, Sept 16th:  School Committee meetings are aired on ACTV (Channel 15) and archived on the web site.  The meetings are generally held at the library of the Amherst Regional High School.   On Tues, Sept 16th, at 6 pm, there is a joint meeting of the Amherst, Pelham, & Regional School Committees to discuss the criteria for the superintendent's evaluation this year.   At 7 pm, the joint meeting will adjourn and the Amherst School Committee will meet.  The agenda includes a final report on the FY2014 budget.  The full agenda is available here.

Update (9/15):  the Amherst School Committee meeting for Tues night has been canceled.  The Regional School Committee meeting will still be held at 6 pm.