October 9 - No School
November 7 - Election Day (No School), PTO Bake Sale Coordinator Needed
November 7 - JFK PTO Meeting, 6-7:30 pm, JFK Library
Annual Fall Electronics Recycling Event
Got old gizmos to ditch? Too many useless outdated machines taking up your valuable attic and cellar space? Now is your chance to unload it all! The JFK PTO’s annual Electronics Recycling Event takes place Saturday, October 28 from 9am to 12pm at JFK. Click HERE for all the details. Volunteer sign-up coming soon.
Election Day Bake Sale Coordinator Needed
We’ve got lots of volunteer bakers, now we just need someone to step up and coordinate our Election Day Bake Sale at JFK on Tuesday, November 7. Send us an email and let us know if that’s you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Community Events:
Teen Empowerment: Finding Our Voice, Increasing Our Power
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Lounge, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Elm Street, Northampton, MA
Trainer: Thulani Davis
Class description: This class is designed to first identify and then discuss in-depth the problems that young folks/youth may be facing that prevent them from feeling their power and raising their voices as forceful agents of change. All experiences will be valued and all voices will be heard. This class is part organizing and part a celebration of youth activism!
Be a part of our six part series. Join us for pizza dinner and conversations with parents and students about Financial Literacy. Sessions are open to all students and parents in Northampton Public Schools thanks to a grant from The Northampton Education Foundation. Program space is limited. Reserve your spot with Brett Costello at email@example.com or (413) 587-1489 x7213. All meetings are from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at JFK on the following dates:
- Tuesday, October 10, 2017
- Tuesday, October 17, 2017
- Tuesday, October 24, 2017
- Tuesday, October 31, 2017
- Wednesday, November 8, 2017
- Tuesday, November 14, 2017
26th Annual Youth Conference!
Community Action Youth Programs is teaming up with the Northwestern District Attorney's Office to host our 26th Annual Youth Conference, "Youth Connect: Learn. Lead. Inspire." taking place at Greenfield Community College on Friday November 3, 2017. The youth conference is an exciting opportunity for youth ages 14-21 in the pioneer valley to attend a day of learning, fun, and food. We have a really fantastic workshop line-up this year and we'd love to see your youth there! The registration deadline is October 13th! This is the link for online registration: http://www.communityaction.us/youth-conference.html
We are planning for transportation from a number of high schools across the counties. Click the registration link for more information.
Please register for The Bystander: How to Stand Up Against Bullying on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT at:
Learn how witnessing bullying/cyberbullying affects your child and how to help them stand up against it. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Free Family Program for 10-14 year olds and their Caregivers (new dates)
Runs for seven Thursdays, October 19-December 7 (skip Thanksgiving). Free dinner at 5:30pm, program runs 6-8 pm at White Brook Middle School in Easthampton. Register at: www.EasthamptonCoalition.org. Have questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 413-207-5725.
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
Date: October 24, 2017
Location: The Williston Northampton School, Whitaker-Bement Ctr
For more information: https://www.innernetworks.com/
Safe Homes Sign-Up
The Northampton Prevention Coalition invites families with students in 6th-12th grade to add themselves to the SAFE HOMES Program Directory. You must sign up every year to be included in the directory. To sign up, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqy9xBK75SCXlXUcUchGo4oEDBMVVwYgZko3bUHM86ON2ZEQ/viewform
Follow us on our NEW JFK PTO Facebook Page!
Please note that the fall school event previously scheduled for Saturday, October 14 has been cancelled.
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