Friday, October 21, 2016

PGO's Mid-Month Fund Drive Appeal

Dear Crocker Farm Families,

October has been a busy month between Open House night and parent-teacher conferences. There will be a PGO meeting at 7:30 on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Munson Library. We hope to see you there!  Also, please fill out your directory forms if you haven’t yet.  Hard copies were sent home again this week to families for whom we are still missing directory forms.

October Fund Solicitation
So far we have raised just over $1,440 (including $220 in donations at the Open House night!). Remember, we have $2,000 in matching funds for money donated in October. We are close to reaching that goal!

We have been able to purchase some items on the teacher and staff wish lists, including:
  • Balance balls for a second-grade classroom
  • 25 Pedometers for the school to use in gym class
  • A large framed world map for the school
  • An electronics kit for a fourth-grade classroom

There are still many items on the school wish list on Amazon. You can also donate directly to the PGO online or by sending a check to the school. All donations are tax deductible. Please consider donating during this October fund drive—no donation is too small.  

Volunteer Opportunities
Election Day Bake Sale, Nov. 8. Last spring, the Primary election day bake sale was one of our top-grossing fundraisers! For the national election, there will be more voters and we will have bake sales at two locations: Crocker Farm School and the Munson Library. Please sign up here to volunteer. This is a great activity for the whole family. We would love to have some Crocker kids help staff the tables.

Barnes & Noble Book Fair, Nov. 12. There will be book readings with author Cammie McGovern and with author team Corrine Demas and Artemis Roehrig; performances by Miss Leticia and her students; and a performance by Amherst Ballet. We are seeking volunteers to help on Book Fair day. Please contact Tracy Zafian ( to sign up.

Winter Coat & Clothing Share, Collection: Nov 7 - 29; Distribution: Nov 30 & Dec 1. After a wonderful and warm Fall, Winter is approaching. As you look through your family’s winter clothes, please consider donating warm coats, snow pants, boots, and mittens your family no longer needs. Collection bins will be in the lobby. Volunteers needed for the distribution days. Please contact Tracy Zafian ( if you’d like to help.

Jessica Sidman and Hallie Hughes

PGO Co-Chairs