Free upcoming programming at NAPL!
4 days ago, NAPS District
Nutshell Playhouse
Moving and Grooving with Berkshire County Head Start. See flyer for details!
6 days ago, NAPS District
Moving and Grooving with Berkshire County Head Start
Future Innovators STEAM Summer Camp Hosted by the Berkshire Innovation Center See flyer for details
12 days ago, NAPS District
Future Innovators STEAM Summer Camp
Here is the June 3, 2024 updated List of Food Pantries & Meal Sites in Berkshire County:
12 days ago, NAPS District
North Adams Mobile Food Bank
SNAP Spanish
Kids 4 Harmony June Casual Concert Join us for the North Adams Kids 4 Harmony Casual Concert! June 7, 2024 at 4pm Brayton Elementary School Welcome Center
12 days ago, NAPS District
Kids 4 Harmony Flyer
This is a reminder that Walk to School Day will take place on Wed, June 5th. Walk to school maps, including park and walk sites can be found at
16 days ago, NAPS District
Walk-to-School Day
Upcoming programming hosted by Child Care of the Berkshires. See flyers for details.
17 days ago, NAPS District
Ocean & Beach STEAM Activities
Family Center Picnic
Busy Bees playgroup
Giraffes can't dance
Giraffes can't dance (Spanish)
Virtual story time
virtual story time (Spanish)
Playgroup Schedule
We want your feedback! Link to survey: North Adams Public Schools is conducting a needs assessment to better learn how we can help you support your child's learning. The survey results are confidential and will be used by the school and district leadership teams to inform ongoing improvement efforts. Please complete one survey per child and use the survey to tell us where you could use extra information, advice, and guidance from our school staff. The survey will remain open through June 12, 2024. The short survey can be accessed by visiting Thank you for your participation!
18 days ago, NAPS District
Family Survey Flyer
Family Bird Banding Field Trip See flyer for details!
21 days ago, NAPS District
Family Bird Banding Field Trip
Camp Abenaki Registration See flyer for details
24 days ago, NAPS District
Camp Abenaki
Parents' Cafe on June 11th hosted by nbCC See flyer for details!
25 days ago, NAPS District
Parents' Cafe
Community organization Hoosac Harvest announces its annual seedling swap will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2024, as part of the North Adams Farmer’s Market on Main Street in downtown North Adams. Community members are invited to bring seedlings to swap, or to come without seedlings and just choose offerings for their spring gardens. All seedlings are free--you don’t need to bring some to swap to take some home. Donations to Hoosac Harvest are encouraged. Seedlings to share can be extra vegetables or flowers that you bought or grew and can even be cuttings or plants that you have too many of in your yard. Bring and share what you can.
27 days ago, NAPS District
Our make-up screening date for Kindergarten registrations and PreK applications is quickly approaching! June 6th 9am - 12pm Welcome Center at Brayton Elementary School See flyer for details Info about Kindergarten Registration: Infor about PreK Application:
29 days ago, NAPS District
Kindergarten Registration and Screening flyer
PreK Application and Screening flyer
Bingo for Books Monday, 5/20 at 5:30 pm Free and open to all. NAPS, CCB and Head Start staff will be available starting at 5pm to answer questions about PreK/Kindergarten, assist with enrollment and give classroom tours. Pizza will be available at 5:30. Games start at 6pm.
about 1 month ago, NAPS District
Bingo for Books
5/17 North Adams Mobile Food Bank, 11am -noon, Brien Center Parking Lot
about 1 month ago, NAPS District
NA Mobile Food Bank
May 14th Virtual Event, 6:30-8:30pm RSVP to for the Zoom information. Learn about becoming a foster parent and adopting from foster care. Guest speakers include current foster parents and youth who have aged out of foster care. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. June 4th Virtual Event, 6:30-8:30pm RSVP to for the Zoom information. KICK OFF Celebration of Juneteenth & Helping To Foster Diversity! Join us virtually on June 4, 2024 from 6:30-8:30PM for a Presentation, Information Session and Engaging Conversation Current Foster Parents Encouraged to Attend and to Bring a Friend!
about 1 month ago, NAPS District
Foster MA
Foster MA
Don't forget! NAPS Community Forum: Grade Configuration Updates Wednesday, May 15th at 6 PM At the Welcome Center at Brayton Elementary School and via Zoom (link Forums are open to anyone interested in learning more about the logistics planned for the upcoming school year, including, transportation, arrival and dismissal times, class sizes, and school choice updates. The forum will also allow participants to ask questions and provide feedback.
about 1 month ago, NAPS District
Community Forum: Grade Configuration Updates, 5/15
Giuseppe Grandini and the Search for the World's Greatest Opera Character A Free Family Concert 11:00 AM Saturday, May 18 Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare and Co., Lenox Full information and free registration here: Part of ArtWeek Berkshires 2024 On Saturday, May 18, from 11:00-11:50am at Shakespeare and Co. in Lenox, Berkshire Opera Festival will present a performance specifically tailored to young people, ages 8-14. With the bumbling Italian opera impresario Giuseppe Grandini as your guide, explore opera's most unforgettable characters through the music of Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, and more! Four acclaimed singers will take the stage in this free, interactive event that is sure to inspire the whole family.
about 1 month ago, NAPS District
DDS Neurodiversity EVENT May 23, 2024 The Statewide Autism Team is excited to present the next training in the Neurodiversity Training Series. Unmasking the Hidden Struggles: Navigating Autistic Burnout and Masking Date/Time: Thursday, 5/23 at 12 pm Registration Link: Presenter: Megan Anna Neff, PsyD She/They, Website: Description: Join us for a 90-minute discussion that sheds light on the intertwined realities of Autistic masking and burnout, significantly impacting the lives of Autistic adults. Hosted by Dr. Neff, an Autistic clinical psychologist and author, this talk is set to illuminate the often-overlooked “invisible end of the spectrum.” As awareness of autism without co-occurring intellectual disability grows, an increasing number of adults are seeking supportive services. However, historically, the field has not fully grasped their presentation or needs. This talk aims to demystify by exploring and defining a few key features: • The lost generation of Autistic adults • Autistic masking (not what you think it is) • Autistic burnout We will delve into the concept of "masking" — the innate drive for safety that leads many Autistic people to repress Autistic traits and mimic neurotypical norms, examining its deep connection to Autistic burnout. This state of physical and mental exhaustion can lead to severe consequences for quality of life, including an increased risk of suicidality. By engaging with the latest research, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of how the current support system, despite its good intentions, may inadvertently exacerbate these challenges. This training is set to challenge the status quo, advocating for a shift towards more neuro-affirming approaches in therapy and support services. It questions long-held assumptions about the needs of Autistic individuals. Bio: Dr. Neff is a neurodivergent Psychologist and founder of Neurodivergent Insights where she creates education and wellness resources for neurodivergent adults. Dr. Neff is the author of Self-Care for Autistic People. Additionally, she has published in several peer-reviewed journals.
about 1 month ago, NAPS District
Unmasking Hidden Struggles Flyer
Massachusetts has a new IEP Form!  The new form is written in easier-to-understand language and is designed to increase collaboration among IEP Team members.  Centering on student’s strengths and vision, a goal is to help students take an active part in the IEP planning process.  Come to our virtual Introduction to the New IEP Form presentation to learn what has changed!  This workshop is free and open to all families, educators, and administrators in current MassPAC member communities. Date: Wednesday, May 8th Time: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Presenter: Leslie M. Leslie, MassPAC Project Director Please register to get the Zoom link to participate: Questions?
about 1 month ago, NAPS District