Calling ALL Volunteers!!

The North Kingstown Educational Foundation is going to be at the Wickford Art Festival!!!  🎨

Saturday, July 10th : 9am-5pm at Wilson Park (new location)

Sunday, July 11th : 9am-4pm at Wilson Park (new location)
This is a fundraiser for the NKEF and we earn 50% of all sales 💰Volunteers receive a Wickford Art Festival T-shirt 

1.  Water Bottle Sales 🚰 We are selling bottled water at two different locations within the festival.  There will be a tent for shade.    We are in need of 2 people per tent per shift per day.  
2.  Wilson Park parking 🚗 We are collecting a $10 donation for parking at the Wilson park entrance. We will also be managing the parking areas and general traffic control. We are in need of 6 people per shift per day.

3.  Kids Wave Art Table  We are hosting a tented table next to one of the Water tents where children can come and create their own wave art.  This is a no cost activity.  We will be taking pictures of these creations so we can use them for our Wave mosaic project.  No paint.  This is a create and carry project.  We are in need of 2 people per shift per day.

🙋This is a great way for you to support the NKEF with a small commitment of just 2 hours or more.  It is also a great opportunity for some in-person service hours for anyone who might need them.  Get ahead of your upcoming service hour requirements for school or church.  We would be happy to sign a form or two for you.

As you can see – we are in need of many, many volunteers to make this a success…… Please click on the station you would like to volunteer for and it will direct you straight to the signup genius.

If you ever considered helping out this would be the time to say YES to the moment!  Make it a family affair or recruit a friend and join us for some SUMMERTIME FUN supporting the Wickford Art Association and the NKEF! We appreciate your time and support!

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at

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Congratulations to our newest Starfish Honor Recipients

Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 Starfish Honor Recipients

Leah McGlynn (3) – Fishing Cove Elementary

Chris Maybach – Stony Lane Elementary

Stephen Skaggs – Stony Lane Elementary

Phil Auger, NKSD Superintendent

Susan Eriksen – North Kingstown High School

Judd Silvia, Wickford Middle School

Thank you to all the families who purchased Starfish Honors in recognition of the amazing NKSD faculty and staff .

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“The influence of a good teacher, can never be erased”

The North Kingstown Educational Foundation would like to wish all the faculty and staff of the NK School district a Happy Teacher Appreciation Week and say thank you for making this year just “WRITE”.

We made a special delivery of flowers and NKEF pens to each of the schools and the administration building yesterday to recognize everyone for their hard work and dedication to excellent teaching and learning.
We believe that each and everyone of you are ‘INK’credible and indis’PEN’sable. Thank you!!!

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Check it Out…. NKEF Hammer & Stain Workshop

Check out this FUN opportunity for an in-person event at HAMMER & STAIN benefiting the North Kingstown Educational Foundation!!
This Friday night is for Adults only and Saturday’s workshop is all for the kids. Get your Creative juices flowing and Catch the Creative wave with the NKEF!!
DEADLINE FOR THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS is TUESDAY!!!Registration is limited for distance guidelines

5/7/21 @ 6-9pm Hammer & Stain ADULT Workshop **** Ask a friend, pick a project & register. This event is a bring your own food & beverages.
5/8/21 KIDS Hammer & Stain Workshop @ 10am-1pmKIDS Hammer & Stain Workshop @ 3-6pm

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Congratulation Davisville Academy

Congratulations to Davisville Academy for being awarded a $450 grant for supportive literacy materials and tools for grades K-5. Reading is so important and we are excited to support the teaching and learning at Davisville Academy. 

Picture includes: Savannah Soares, DA Special Educator ,Breann Stewart, DA Special Educator, Janet Griffith, NKEF Grant Committee, Kristine Bell, NKEF Grant Committee

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And that’s a wrap…. Thank you to all who made our Spring Family Portrait Fundraiser a success!

The NKEF would like to thank all those who made our Family Portrait fundraise picture perfect. 

We would like to thank Smith’s Castle for hosting a beautiful seaside view and to Narrow Lane Orchard for a pretty peach blossom springtime backdrop. 

We would also like to recognize the 5 photographers we volunteered to capture the 20 registered families in a photo.  

Keith Mercado Lazarski

Kristin Parker Photography

Dani Iorfino Photography

Adessa Photography

Laura Paton Photography

Their willingness to share their time, talents and treasures with the NKEF made this fundraiser possible. Thanks so much for making smiles and capturing the moment.

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NKEF launches Catch the Creative Wave Community Project May 2021

This town wide community project is a chance for all art enthusiasts – painters, photographers, drawing, sculptors, mixed media to showcase the many ways in which you enjoy expressing your creative side.

Participating in this unique art project is free and simple! Artists of all ages are welcome.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of a unique art project that celebrates your creative side and encourages a community togetherness. Whether it’s sitting at the beach listening to the waves crashing on shore or being inspired by the materials you collected to create a one of a kind wave – we hope you’ll help us celebrate all that education allows you to express and the arts  “one wave at a time.”

For more information and to find a list of local Creative Wave events please visit Catch the Creative Wave

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Check out the Scoop

The sun is shinning and the weather is beautiful! Make sure you stop by the Inside Scoop from 12-8pm today for not only a scoop of Ice Cream but a good book. The NKEF is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Inside Scoop and installed ours 1st NKEF Library Box. Stay tuned for more information on how you can join the NKEF Library Box Project.

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Save The Date

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