Free event for parent at Smith Academy

Thursday, March 29, 2018
6-9 pm at Smith Academy in Hatfield

Title: Cybersensibility
Presenter: Laurie Loisel, Northwestern District Attorney’s Office

Title: Trends in Teen E-Cigarette and Marijuana Use
Presenters: Melinda Calianos, Director, Tobacco Free Community Partnership for Hampshire and Franklin Counties
Heather Warner, MPH, SPIFFY Coalition Coordinator

Title: When Worrying Takes Over:Managing Anxiety in Teens
Presenter: Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

Title: Addiction Services
Presenter: Jordana Willers, DPH/Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Title: The Common Application and The Path to College Enrollment

Presenter: Miguel Santiago

​For more information contact Andrew Berrios​: aberrios


Fall Special Needs Events in Western Mass

The Nuts & Bolts of SSI/SSDI, Public Health Insurance & Other Public Benefits

*Springfield – September 13th & 14th.*This training focuses on how earnings from work affects SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare and other public benefits such as subsidized housing and…Read More
Sensory-Friendly “Leap (Ballerina)”

*September 16th, Cinemagic Theaters in Sturbridge, MA*, Hookset, Merrimac and Portsmouth, NH. Cinemagic Sensory & Family friendly movies are for individuals living with autism and…Read More
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The Art & Science Of Winning Grants

*Framingham, September 12th.* For grant writers of all experience levels. Learn what grant-makers look for in successful grant proposals. This workshop will help you develop or hone your writing skills…Read More [image: DCR+accpool]
Massachusetts Accessible Pools

*Outdoor Swimming Pool Lifts at all State Parks and Pools*. The pools are free. Pools are located in Agawam, Attleboro, Boston, Brockton, Brighton, Chicopee …Read More
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Accessible Beaches & Beach Wheelchairs

*The DCR Universal Access Program for MA state parks* allows free use of the chair, however a companion is needed to push. Reservations required. Parks that offer the chairs include: Artesani Park, Beartown State Forest …Read More
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*Framingham, September 22nd.* Hear Key Note speaker Frank Campagna, a member of the Sesame Street Crew, author of the “Autism Daddy” blog, and who is the father of an Autistic, non-verbal…Read More
Abilities Expo

*Boston, September 8th – 10th.* For all ages and abilities. Workshops are for free and all attendees are welcome – you don’t need to register or sign up in advance. Just arrive early to workshops…Read More

*Teens & Young Adults*
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*Hadley, September 12th.*. Get answers to your questions while you build your financial planning solutions for your one, one step at a time. You will need to know the basics of financial planning…Read More Shared Living & Adult Family Care Conf

*Marlborough, September 26th*. The “Growing Strong Together” conference will feature Emily Perl Kingsley, author of “Welcome to Holland”, and who has a son with Down Syndrome. She is also…Read More
*There’s Just Not Enough Room. *Find more special-needs recreation and events on every page. Disability tab/menus are across the top of the website for easy navigation. *

Important Info for Art Students

Honors Art 1 -4 students can pick up their summer assignments in Ms. Leary’s art room, 322, before the end of the school year.


All students of Ms. Jaffe, Fall or Spring should pick up their artwork or it will be thrown out on June 26th. This includes ceramics, paintings and prints and drawings from the art show. Thanks.

PAL Mentors: Important Info

PAL mentors:
check your email for VERY important end of the year information. To be a mentor, you must sign a mentor contract and get a permission slip from parents/guardians (available in the office) and return it to Ms. Berlin before the summer.

Summer Assignments for AP Classes

Students planning to take AP Calculus AB
next year should stop by Room 220 to pick up a copy of the Summer Assignment.

AP EUROPEAN HISTORY summer work assignments available in Ms. Todhunter’s room (122)

AP English Literature Summer Reading. Students enrolled in AP English Literature and Composition for the 2017-18 school year will read Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things for the first day of class (fall or spring). If you haven’t already done so, see Mr. Selfridge, in room 314, before the last day of school, to sign out a copy of the book.