Monday, November 2, 2015

Upcoming @ Crocker Farm & great volunteer opportunities

Upcoming @ Crocker Farm:
**Tues, Nov 3rd:  School picture makeup day

** Sat, Nov 7th:  Crocker Farm Barnes & Noble Bookfair day, at the Hadley B&N.  We are still looking for people to sit out our table in-store & help promote our bookfair.  There are a number of fun tech events the store that day (link to more info here), so there will be more people in the store, & more potential participants for our bookfair.  This is one of our big fundraisers for the year, & volunteers are still needed.

** Mon & Tues, Nov 9th & 10th:  Crocker Farm Winter Coat & Clothing Share.  We are still seeking coats, snowpants, boots, etc. to give away -- the collection bins will be out until Friday afternoon --  & more volunteers to help.  We are looking for coats & clothing in all sizes (baby through adult).  This is one of the PGO's most important events of the year & a great way to help our community.  Volunteers can sign at this link:

** Wed, Nov 11th:  No school.  Veteran's Day holiday.

Upcoming @ ARPS:
 **Tues, Nov 3rd.  Amherst School Committee meeting, 6 pm, ARHS Library.  The School Committee is expected to take a vote at the meeting on which proposed elementary school building option to support to the next stage.  To find out more about the Amherst elementary school building study, you can visit the project's web page (here) or the district's Facebook page for the project.

The Wildwood PGO has created an online feedback form to encourage input from parents, teachers, school staff, & community members about the district's recommendation to consolidate the current three K-6 Amherst public elementary schools into two schools: a K-1 school at Crocker Farm (which also houses the district's preK program) & a grades 2-6 school at a location still tbd. The link to the Wildwood PGO's online feedback form is below, & the form is available in both English & Spanish. Those wanting to give feedback to the district about its recommendations can also email the Amherst School Committee at   Like the Wildwood PGO, the Crocker Farm PGO is taking no position on the building study & the district's recommendations, & is providing information on the project & the feedback form link only as a service to help our families learn more about the project & help them give an easy way to  provide feedback should they care to do so.
Link to Wildwood PGO feedback form: