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Dr. Peg Luksik Common Core Forum in Kingston – September 7, 2014

Save the date!

Common Core Forum – Empowerment session for teachers, parents, citizens, community leaders.

Hosted by Kingston Action For Education

Dr. Peg Luksik, expert educator, from Founded on Truth, will share the facts about “Common Core”.

Date:  Sunday September 7, 2014

Time:  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:  Saint James United Methodist Church, Kingston New York

KAFE color logo

  Common Core Forum event – September 7, 2014

KAFE marches in the Children’s Day Parade – July 11, 2014

Kingston Action For Education will be stepping off in the 2014 Kingston Children’s Day Parade tomorrow Friday July 11, 2014 at 6pm.

We will be celebrating our children as well as letting parents and community members know about upcoming KAFE events.

If you would like to help with the float Friday morning at 10am, give us a shout-out (via the contact form on the website or via facebook).

KAFE is parade unit #28 and will be lining up in the KHS bus-turnaround area (see parade line-up map below) starting at 4:30pm.  KAFE marchers should arrive between 5:15 and 5:30pm.  The parade will end at the Kingston Plaza with marchers leaving the float just beyond the lumberyard (see parade directions into plaza below).  The KAFE marchers can then go as a group to the entertainment area where the youth will be able to get a hotdog/water and a free armband for the carnival.

KAFE t-shirts are in as well so make arrangements with whoever you ordered your shirt from to get it picked up before the parade.  Thanks to everyone who purchased a shirt and helped with raising some of the funds we will need for the Common Core Forum with Dr. Peg Luksik on September 7, 2014.

 KAFE tshirt design

2014 parade directions into plaza 2014 parade line-up map

Kingston Board of Education meeting tonight – July 2, 2014

The first Board of Education meeting of the new school year will be tonight Wednesday July 2, 2014 at the Cioni Building.

The Board of Education candidates, including new Board of Ed member Priscilla Lowe will take their oath of office at 6pm and the BOE will elect their President and Vice President for the coming year (before going into executive session).  The agenda indicates that public session is expected to resume at 7pm.

More details here

Join KAFE in the 2014 Children’s Day Parade – July 11, 2014

Join Kingston Action For Education in the 2014 Children’s Day Parade on Friday July 11, 2014!

We will be celebrating our children as well as letting parents and community members know about upcoming KAFE events. Please let us know if you and your children can march with us in the parade. We will be ordering KAFE t-shirts (see below for prices) and would love to have marchers sporting a KAFE shirt.

We also would love to have help with designing a Dr. Seuss float for the parade – who would like to get in on the fun?

Order a KAFE t-shirt for $15.00 ($17.00 for sizes 2X and 3X) by Monday June 30, 2014. Make arrangements to get payment (cash) to KAFE co-founders Jolyn, Maria or Tory. Shirts will be available at the Children’s Parade on July 11. You may order a KAFE t-shirt even if you are not able to march in the parade.

UPDATE:  Last call for t-shirt orders extended to Wednesday morning July 2, 2014 9am

The KAFE t-shirts will be maroon with white lettering.  They will have the KAFE logo (pictured on the left below) on the front of the t-shirt (pocket area but of course there isn’t a pocket) and the other words in the picture will be printed on the back of the t-shirt.

 KAFE tshirt design

Proceeds from the t-shirts will be used to cover expenses for the Common Core Forum with Dr. Peg Luksik being hosted by KAFE on Septemer 7, 2014.