Check out the Standard Times article about the NKEF’s 1st Wave grant presentation to Wickford Middle School. It made FRONT PAGE news this past Thursday! We are so excited and so proud. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present more funds to well deserved NKSD faculty and staff!
SUPPORT A SPECIFIC SCHOOL TEAM!!
HELP THEM COLLECT THE MOST DONATIONS EACH WEEK for a chance to be awarded a $500 grant!!
Click on the team and choose “Donate directly to the class”
If you would like to support a specific reader, follow those prompts instead.
Check out how your team is doing!!! The School team with the most donations each week will be awarded a $500 grant on Monday. The weekly contest closes each Sunday at 9pm.
Congratulations to Sydney Allan from Hamilton Elementary School. She was the student reader winner of the weekly NKEF Read-a-thon raffle drawing. She is receiving a goody bag of NKEF gear and books to read! Any reader registered in the Read-a-thon gets their name in the raffle each week for a chance to win a prize. Don’t miss out on this chance, register today! Thanks Sydney & Happy Reading!
Congratulations to Fishing Cove School for being the top collecting school team in the NKEF Read-a-thon Week 1. Principal, Colleen Loughlin was presented the $500 grant for supplemental literacy materials. Fishing Cove raised $1205 in one week to support the NKEF and their school. Their hard work is very much appreciated. Thanks for Catching the Reading Wave with the NKEF! Donate today
Week 2 is underway and the school teams are reading everyday and collecting more donations. Weekly team standings will be posted on Friday to see where your team stands…… Don’t wait, track your minutes and share your profile page with family and friends!
Usborne Books & More just released their newest catalog and we are so excited to partner with Jamie Martin-Boucher, Usborne consultant, to get FREE books for the North Kingstown Educational Foundation Catch the Reading Wave Read-A-Thon! We are hosting a Reading is an Adventure Usborne Books & More Party on Tuesday, February 2nd at 8:30 pm Virtually. This event will be filled with games, activities, and lots of FUN … you could even have a chance to win a prize! Please RSVP at the link below to let us know that you are interested in helping the NKEF put more books into the hands of children in our community.
Shop the NKEF Usborne Books & More event anytime here
There are many ways you can get involved in the NKEF Read-A-Thon Here is the simplest one……… add your name to our donor list with a simple donation and add a message of support and encouragement to our participants.
Any business, restaurant, organization, neighborhood or book club can create a team.
Max number of team members is 25.
If you are interested in creating a team use this Read-a-thon Team Signup Form.
Recruit your team – ask your friends, employees, members and/or customers and have them register. Non-school teams will be monitored and tracked for a weekly prize.
Teams raising the most funds per week will receive a team prize. Prizes will be awarded each Monday.
Calling all Students and Families – Your school needs you to “Catch the Reading Wave”!
Register to read for your school team and earn your school the chance to win a weekly $500 grant. Weekly student raffle drawn for NKEF prizes and individual prizes for the top 3 collectors. Register here NKEF Catch the Wave Read-a-thon Registration and Tracker
The NORTH KINGSTOWN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION and THE BLUE BUS FOUNDATION is hosting a BOOK DRIVE.
Please donate your gently used books suitable for Preschool, Young Readers, Teen, and Adults in the marked bins at the following locations by February 10th, 2021.
Flowers by Bert & Peg Gardner’s Wharf Seafood
Living Hope Christian Church