Monday, May 25, 2015

Girls Basketball Aug 3 - 6

Amherst Girls Basketball School
$285 per week
Aug 3 - 6 (Mon - Thu)
9:00 - 4:30
Girls ages 7 - 18
Introduction to the basic fundamentals of basketball
Daily 1-hour fundamental stations
Improve shooting, ball handling, defense, and rebounding
Campers will be placed on age-appropriate teams
Two full court games everyday
For info: 413-542-855 or

Sports Day Camp Jul 27 - 30

Sports Day Camp at Amherst College
A variety of sports in a fun, non-competitive setting
$285 per week
Jul 27 - 30 (Mon - Thu)
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Boys and girls ages 5 - 12
For info: 413-542-8557 or

Bike Maintenance and Repair 6/7 - 6/21

Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
With Parker Ramspott
Learn to repair your own bicycle!
Hands-on work and demonstration
Instruciotn tailored to individual needs
For beginner/intermediate level
Children under 14 welcome with an adult
Sundays, Jun 7 - 21
12:30 - 2:30 pm
$54 (per bike), $50 lab fee
Laughing Dog Bicycles, Amherst
For more information visit or call 413-259-3065

Astronomy: Observing the Night Sky 6/19 - 8/28

Astronomy: Observing the Night Sky
With Thomas Whitney
Learn how to obserive, identify, appreciate, and understand the sunset, earth shadow, the moon, planets, asteroids, the Milky Way, constellations, nebulae, galaxies, and other phenomena. Children 6+ welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Fridays, Jun 19 - Aug 28
7 - 9 pm
Bassett Planetarium, Amherst College
For more information, visit or call 413-259-3065

Youth Track League May 26 - Jun 26

Sugarloaf Youth Track League
On-site registration May 26
Boys and girls (ages 6-14) of all abilities will be placed on a team and can compete in both relay and individual races. Parents, siblings, and friends are invited to bring a picnic dinner and cheer on their favorite team. Non-team member children 2 - 14 years will be able to enter an open 100 meter dash each night and compete for fun.
Team Night: Tuesday, May 26
Meets: Thursday 5/28 and 6/4, Fridays 6/12, 6/19, 6/26
5:00 - 7:00
Makeup dates: 6/23 and 6/30
Amherst Regional High School Track
Cost: $49

Friday, May 22, 2015

All-school survey!

Please respond to the all-school survey at!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Target "Thanks a Billion" Program -- Help Earn $ for Crocker Farm -- It's Easy!

UPDATE, MAY 20th:  This Target promotion has ended.  Target gave away $6 million in less than a week to education.  Thanks to everyone who participated & helped raise a little $ for Crocker Farm.

Target is giving away $5 million this spring to say THANK YOU to teachers for all they do! 

Through the "Thanks A Billion"  web site, when you write a message of thanks to a favorite Crocker Farm teacher, Target will donate $25 to our school (one donation total per Facebook ID; & only one donation per device/computer). Log-in & thank a teacher today!

1) Go to
2) When prompted, log into your Facebook account
3) Type in 01002 (zip code) and 5 miles (Distance) and pick Crocker Farm from the drop down menu
4) Write a quick message -- you can even just say "Thanks!" -- & click send. 

5) Target will donate $25 to our school. 

This promotion is part of Target's goal to give away a total of 1 billion dollars to schools by the end of 2015.   Thank you, Target!

Please share the details of this promotion with family & friends to help our school earn this easy money.  If 100 people participate, Crocker Farm will earn $2,500.  If 200 people, Crocker Farm will earn $5,000.

This promotion will end June 15th or as soon as $5 million has been given away (at the current participation, this is likely to happen next week).   So don't wait to log-in.    Thank you!

If you are interested, you can learn more about the Thanks a Billion Campaign here (link). 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Crocker Farm Family Survey: please take by May 29th

Dear Crocker Farm Families:
We need your feedback! Please respond to our annual Family Survey!
Our Family Survey was designed in conjunction with the School Governance Council. The purpose of the survey is to provide us with more information about the work we do at Crocker Farm School. Your feedback will contribute to the development of next year’s School Improvement Plan, which will identify Crocker Farm’s primary goals and how we will work to achieve those goals. Summary results of the survey will be released in the fall as part of the School Improvement Plan.
To help us gain the information we need, you can do the following:
  • Take the quick survey online starting today. It is available online in both English and Spanish. The survey asks questions about the school climate, teaching and learning, family engagement, communication, and diversity. It includes about 25 multiple-choice questions and, on average, should take 5 to 7 minutes to complete.
  • Please complete the survey by Friday, May 29th.
  • If you have more than one child at Crocker Farm, you may wish to submit separate surveys to reflect the different experiences of each of your Crocker Farm children. Alternatively, you may submit one single survey that combines the experiences of all your children at Crocker Farm. Either choice will provide us with extremely valuable feedback.
  • If you would rather have a paper version of the survey, please call our school (413) 362-1600 and we will make sure one is sent home with your child.
  • If you would like to use a school computer to complete the survey, kindly call school (413) 362-1600 and we will arrange for you to use one.
Thank you so much,
Derek Shea and Sharri Conklin

nuestra encuesta anual de las familias de la escuela de Crocker Farm

 Por favor llenar la encuesta para el Viernes, 29 de mayo.

Queridas Familias de la escuela Crocker Farm:
¡Necesitamos su opinión! Por favor responda a nuestra encuesta anual de las familias de la escuela de Crocker Farm.
Nuestra encuesta familiar fue diseñado conjuntamente con el consejo del grupo del gobierno escolar. El propósito de la encuesta es que nos proporcione más información sobre el trabajo que hacemos en la escuela de Crocker Farm. Su regeneración contribuirá al desarrollo del plan para mejorar nuestra escuela durante el próximo año escolar. Sus repuestas nos ayudaran identificar los objetivos primarios de Crocker Farm y cómo vamos a trabajar juntos para lograr esas metas. Resumen de los resultados de la encuesta se publicara en el otoño, como parte del plan de mejoramiento escolar.
Usted puede hacer lo siguiente para ayudarnos:
  • Tomar la encuesta rápida en forma electrónica vayan directamente hacia el sitio: Esta disponible en línea en inglés y español. La encuesta hace preguntas sobre el clima escolar, enseñanza y aprendizaje, participación familiar, comunicación y la diversidad de nuestra escuela. Incluye 25 preguntas de opción múltiple y, en promedio, debe tomar 5 a 7 minutos en completarse.
  • Por favor llenar la encuesta para el Viernes, 29 de mayo.
  • Si Usted tiene más de un niño en nuestra escuela, desee enviar encuestas separadas para reflejar las diferentes experiencias de cada uno de sus hijos en nuestra escuela. Alternativamente, Usted puede presentar una sola encuesta que combina las experiencias de todos sus hijos en la escuela de Crocker Farm. Cualquier opción nos ofrece información importante.
  • Si Usted desea una versión imprimida en papel, por favor llame a la escuela (413)362-1600 y asegúrese que le enviaremos una copia a su casa.
  • Si Usted desea usar una computadora dentro de nuestra escuela para completar la encuesta. Llame a la escuela 413-362-1600 y haremos una cita para facilitar su meta.
Gracias por su apoyo,
Derek Shea and Sharri Conklin

Brookfield Farm CSA - A Few Shares Available

Brookfield Farm
Share the Harvest
CSA shares from June through November
Local, fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs