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Thursday, December 29, 2011
Help support LINKS at a special New Years Eve Party in Narragansett.
Dear editor, I wanted to extend the Patch readers a warm welcome to a fun, family-friendly New Year's Eve party that will benefit LINKS (Laymen in North Kingstown Schools) which screens, trains and schedules all school volunteers. This is a group that gets little recognition, but the work done by Martha Pughe and her team is so critical in improving the quality of education our kids get here in North Kingstown. They do background checks and train more than 1,000 volunteers who help out in the classroom, tutoring and at school events. We are lucky to have them. Not so long ago, our family lived in North Providence. I remember taking my 5-year-old daughter to kindergarten orientation, and being a bit nervous about sending her into the …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Quidnessett Elementary's kindergarteners hit their school's neighborhood streets to collect food for the North Kingstown Food Pantry.
For Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary School, no student is too young to learn the importance of giving back to their community. Friday morning, the school's four kindergarten classes headed out into the local neighborhood for its second annual Turkey Trot to collect food for the North Kingstown Food Pantry. "It's just something to teach the children about giving back and helping others in need," said Liz Tully, the school's secretary. Fifty-six students – aided by parent volunteers and teachers Allison Chatowsky, Kim Ferguson, Paula Schartner and winner of Channel 10's Golden Apple Award Amy Clarke – visited 120 houses in the Quidnessett neighborhood with wheelbarrows in tow. Earlier this week, parent volunteers went house to …