Crayola’s Creativity Week Starts Jan. 24! This month, Crayola will celebrate its inaugural Creativity Week from Jan. 24-30 with resources and activities for families, educators and schools around the world. Learn more about this program and how you can participate here: https://creativity-week.squarespace.com/home?utm_source=ECS+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2406d077c7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_01_07_02_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1a2b00b930-2406d077c7-192111187
Helping Your Child Save a Life A virtual parent training Thursday, January 13th, 2022 at 7:00 pm Open to all families for students in grades 6-12 www.napsk12.org/January13ParentTraining The North Adams Public Schools School Adjustment Counselors will lead a virtual training for parents on: Youth suicide prevention basics ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) What to do when your child ACTs Building coping skills Resources A partnership with: the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, and MindWise Innovations
Upcoming Vaccine Clinics: For more information about these or additional options, visit www.getvaccinatedberkshires.org. Williamstown, 1/14/22, 8-10 am (hours may expand based on demand) Offering Pfizer and Moderna boosters, as well as first and second doses for adults. PLEASE NOTE: pediatric doses will not be available at this clinic. Where: Williams College Field House, 82 Latham Street,Williamstown, MA 01276 Registration required: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/berkshire North Adams, 1/15/22 from 9:00am-2:00pm Booster Clinic ONLY (Pfizer & Moderna) Where:St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish,70 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA 01247 PLEASE NOTE: Pediatric doses, first doses, and second doses will NOT be offered at this clinic Registration required: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/berkshire
Heroes Wear Scrubs:
UMASS 4-H Community Service Program
The North Adams Mobile Food Bank is cancelled for today, Friday, 1/7/2022. Thank you.
The Berkshire Workforce Board is again partnering this year with Kristin Asadourian, Personal Development Coach and operator of Living BECOME, providing needed Social Emotional training, guidance, resources and support to our Berkshire community. Please click here to learn more about Kristin and her vital services via Living BECOME: https://www.livingbecome.com/ Our initial, FREE offering to the Berkshire community this year is a Family Informational Session led by Kristin that is geared to help parents and guardians learn strategies to best support the social and emotional needs of their children during this very challenging time. This lunch-and-learn session will take place on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM via Zoom. More information can be found within the attached flyer. Please register in advance via this link: https://bit.ly/BerkshiresFamily
Alternative Behavior Workshop: Redirection For high school students and their families When: 2nd Saturday of the Month 9 a.m. to noon Where: nbCC Conference Rm. 61 Main Street, North Adams To Register, contact: Stephanie Puc (413) 663-7588 ext. 11 firstname.lastname@example.org Childcare & transportation available on request.
January 19th UMASS, 4-H Event:
Click here to view the Food Pantries and Meal Sites Master list as of 1/3/2022: https://5il.co/13qzz
Friday, 1/7/2022 Mobile Food Bank
Resilience Roadshow: Building a Trauma Informed Community FREE virtual training being offered on Tuesday Jan. 25, 2022 from 1:00-2:30 pm by the Trauma-Informed Hampshire County Network. Resilience Roadshow is a 90-minute training designed to support civic and faith-based organizations, libraries, schools (especially non-teaching staff), businesses, municipal boards and departments, health and human service agencies, and other community organizations in better understanding the impact of trauma and how they can address it. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. Register in advance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQgJxEvdGSPTd2Sw73X4B7YC2hMYiLwlU2Rw06BH4vIgSXOQ/viewform
Project Safe Childhood: Keeping Kids Safe and Secure Online Parent Presentation The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Massachusetts State Police, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, and North Adams Public Schools are teaming up to provide parents, caregivers, and educators a presentation on how to best protect children from online exploitation. The law enforcement agencies will present at Drury High School on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The topics include internet safety, social media 101, digital footprints, online gaming, cyberbullying, sexting, sextortion, and protection against online predators. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Registration in advance is required. Please RSVP by January 5th by contacting Stephanie Puc at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (413-663-7588) or email@example.com. *This is currently planned as an in-person event following District and Public Health COVID19 safety protocols.
Upcoming programming from The Family Center.
Upcoming programming from The Family Center.
The January breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus have been posted. https://northadamsma.sites.thrillshare.com/browse/283205
THURSDAY @ 2PM: Winter Break 3v3 Basketball Tournament for ages 12-18 at the Berkshire Family YMCA - Northern Berkshire Branch! Registration Required. https://bfymca.org/events/3v3-basketball-tournament-winter-break-northern-berkshire
Save the Date: MLK Jr. Day of Service
Drop-in at Roots:
Winter Break programming at the North Adams Public LIbrary: