Family Center Playgroup
The Gateway Fund and Pauline Young Music Fund are currently accepting applications from students, teachers, administrators, and community members for initiatives that enhance the educational experience of students in the North Adams Public School District. Applications are due November 19th 2021. Possible projects include, but are not limited to: independent study; new programs; extracurricular activities; individual creative projects, in or outside the classroom; visiting speakers; artists-in-residence; professional development for teachers; scientific, athletic, or technical equipment; library resources and class field trips. The funds award up to $2,000 per project. For more information or to apply, please click here for Pauline Young Music Fund and here for the Gateway Fund.
This is a reminder that there is no school on Tuesday, November 2nd, as it is an all day professional development day. Thank you.
Deadline Extended: People who make low or no income can sign up for the Child Tax Credit at any time through November 15. Get up to $1800 per child this year. Those eligible could get thousands of dollars: Up to $1800 with the Child Tax Credit per child for this year Access to all 3 three Stimulus Payments for individuals and/or eligible children / dependents (between $600-$3200 per person!) if they did not get them This money does not count for SNAP, TAFDC, MassHealth, SSI, public housing or most other benefits. If families do not sign up by November 15, they can apply in early 2022. Families can learn more about what they can get and how to apply at findyourfunds.org.
November 2021 Menus:
Click here to view Elementary School November Menus: https://northadamsma.sites.thrillshare.com/o/bes/dining Click here to view Drury High November Menus: https://northadamsma.sites.thrillshare.com/o/dhs/dining Click here to view the Brayton Dinner program menus: https://5il.co/115m2
November 2021 Menus:
Upcoming 4-H Career Exploration Series Event:
Flu Vaccine Clinic, today! October 20, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Parish from 4:00 to 7:00.
BCAC's Heating Fuel Assistance Program: Please see the information below shared by BCAC regarding LIHEAP and the BCAC Fuel Assistance program. The eligibility criteria has shifted slightly resulting in more folks qualifying to receive assistance. Households should reach out to BCAC if there are concerns about heating or utility issues to explore what supports are available.
Did you know pumpkins float? Berkshire Family YMCA Northern Berkshire branch will prove it during the Pumpkin Splash event this Saturday, October 23 from 1:00-3:00 PM. Jump into the pool full of pumpkins to pick your favorite pumpkin to take home. Registrations Required. https://bfymca.org/pumpkin-splash Or call: Northern Berkshire: 413-663-6529 x 210
Berkshire County Food Pantries and Meal Sites as of October 11, 2021: https://5il.co/zlp5
Friday, October 15th, North Adams Mobile Food Bank...all are welcome!
Empathy Festival Wednesday, October 20th from 3:15-4:45pm Drop by the library’s front lawn after school to celebrate Bullying Prevention Month with the folks from the Elizabeth Freeman Center! This event will feature activities, resources, and books for checkout, and hot cocoa will be served. Elementary age students and their families are encouraged to attend, but all are welcome.
Please click here to view the 10/8/2021, COVID-19 Update, Letter from Superintendent Malkas: https://www.napsk12.org/article/556296
Upcoming event in the 4-H Career Exploration Series:
Please see https://www.napsk12.org/ to view a 10/7/2021 COVID-19 Update from Superintendent Malkas.
Do you want to learn or practice English? Free Adult ESOL Lessons English for Speakers of Other Languages All are welcome! Thursday Mornings 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Milne Library Williamstown Starts 1 0/21/21 Contact Annie Pecor to enroll 413-412-1118 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a reminder that Thursday, October, 7, 2021 is a scheduled early release day, according to the district calendar. This will be a half-day for all K-12 students. Drury students will be dismissed at 11:00 and Elementary School students will be dismissed at 11:30. There will be no morning or afternoon PreK. Thank you.