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NKEF Upcoming Events

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Vote for your favorite Light UP NK location here

Give the gift of a Starfish Honor here. The NKEF Starfish Honor program offers a way to appreciate any faculty, staff or friends of the NKSD,  while supporting innovative education in the North Kingstown School Department.

Purchase a one of a kind handcrafted Oyster Shell Ornament from Backyard Beach Decor here . For each ornament sold, $10.00 is donated back to Foundation.

Check out our NEWEST Fundraiser

Catch the Reading Wave

Calendar of Events coming soon!

Calling all Bookworms and Storytellers!

Register to be part of our Masked Reader Program

The North Kingstown Educational Foundation is in need of volunteers who are willing to “mask up” and read a story on a virtual meet during our month-long, town-wide Read-a-thon.

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Sunday Donor Spotlight- The Farm Stand at Tockwotton Farm / The Madison Family

 Our vision is not possible without the generous support of donors, like yourself, who see the value of their investment. Thank you for supporting the foundation and education here in North Kingstown!

Father and Son Team – Bart and Matt Madison at their Farm Stand on 445 N Quidnessett Rd North Kingstown

The Farm Stand is a small family run business that has been in North Kingstown since the 1970s. We take pride in providing our community with fresh naturally grown produce. We are truly grateful for the support of our friends, family and neighbors through out the years. We wanted to be able give back to our community to show our appreciation. We chose to do so by donating to the North Kingstown Education Foundation. This amazing organization is doing so much for our town and our schools and we fully support their efforts. Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of ours so we were happy to participate in this years Spook out NK. This event  brought so much joy to our community all while raising funds for the foundation. Over the summer our younger children sold lemonade at the stand to collect donations for the NKEF. It was a great experience for them to contribute to an organization that will benefit them in so many ways.  Our family has been a part of the North Kingstown community for many years. We are proud to say that four generations have gone through the school system here in North Kingstown. We are extremely grateful that this organization was founded and we will be happy to continue to support it in the years to come. 

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Backyard Beach has collaborated with the North Kingstown Educational Foundation for the Holiday Season

Backyard Beach has collaborated with the North Kingstown Educational Foundation. We are offering this local oyster shell ornament embellished with the NKEF logo as part of a fundraising effort for the organization. A portion of sales from each ornament sold will go to NKEF. 

Each oyster shell is hand gathered, cleaned and painted and strung with white and blue wooden beads

Sizes range from 1-2”

Order your NKEF Oyster Shell here today!

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Light Up NK map is now LIVE

The NKEF is wishing each and every one of you a Happy Holiday Season! We hope these festive sights bring a little joy and happiness to you and your family! Thank you to each and every location who joined us to bring a new holiday tradition to light. We could not have put this together without your support!

Use the link below to find our LIVE map with all the festive locations pinned. Please click on the add direction button to plan out your own route. This feature will let you choose which location you would like to see and create driving directions.

LIVE NKEF LIGHT UP NK 2020 MAP

Make sure to Vote on your Favorite Location

Locations by Category

Business Store Front
Living Hope Christian Church730 South County Trail
Town Hall – North Kingstown100 Fairway Drive
Flowers by Bert & Peg550 Tower Hill Rd
North Kingstown Free Library100 Boone St
Bigg Smiles, LLC145 Phillips St
Blue Bus Foundation7366 Post Rd
Beauty and the Bath11 W Main St
Gardner’s Wharf170 Main St
Holly Jolly Inflatables
139 Georgia Ave
517 Glen Hill Rd
199 Shore Acres Rd
159 Haverhill Ave
Deck the Halls
98 Chestnut Rd.
621 Pendar Rd.
94 Grant Dr
352 Lafayette Rd
125 Georgia Ave
22 Allison Ct
62 Orchard Woods Dr
11 Beacon Dr
114 Oakdale Rd
44 Fishing Cove Rd
80 Boone St
8 Brighton Lane
38 Big Oak Dr
49 Allison Court
27 Cydot Dr
White Christmas Award
208 Sachem Rd
61 Shore Drive
183 Georgia ave
Best Use of Technology

136 Brookside Dr

Best light display
33 Barolay Dr
440 Shore Acres Ave
15 Keats Dr
30 Austin Meadows Lane
27 Saratoga Rd
14 Hawthorne Ct
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Sunday Donor Spotlight – The Zajac’s

 Our vision is not possible without the generous support of donors, like yourself, who see the value of their investment. Thank you for supporting the foundation and education here in North Kingstown!

Ed and Kathy Zajac

Kathy and Ed have a combined career of sixty-four years in education in upstate New York. Rhode Island was always a favorite vacation destination, and in 1998 they found their future retirement home here in NK. Supporting teachers and their students has always been a top priority for them, and the NKEF afforded the perfect opportunity to get involved locally.

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‘Light Up North Kingstown’ contest and fundraiser to help public school students

RJ Hiem and NBC 10 spotlight NKEF’s Light UP NK with a visit to Bethany Sullivan’s home and the North Kingstown Library, which are both decked out and registered to be part of NKEF Light UP NK. We have added a new category, Holly Jolly Inflatables and extended the deadline to be sure that no one misses out on the holiday fun.

Register here until December 8th!

If you missed R.J. Hiem”s clip on Light UP NK you can check it out here on NBC 10!

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Congratulations to Alice Hamilton and Christine Malley who are this weeks Starfish Honor Recipients

Congratulations!

Alice Hamilton, The Fishing Cove Elementary School PTO has made a donation in your name to the North Kingstown Educational Foundation.

Congratulations!

Christine Malley, The Quidnessett Elementary School PTO has made a donation in your name to the North Kingstown Educational Foundation.

Do you know someone who deserves a Starfish Honor?
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Congratulations to Joanne Feaster and Elizabeth Branchaud who are this weeks Starfish Honor Recipients

Congratulations!

Joanne Feaster, The Wickford Middle School PTO has made a donation in your name to the North Kingstown Educational Foundation.

Congratulations!

Elizabeth Branchaud, The Hamilton Elementary School PTO has made a donation in your name to the North Kingstown Educational Foundation.

Here is how the Starfish Honor program works!
Do you know someone who deserves this honor?

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Where are the Best Light Displays in NK ?

Calling all residents and businesses owners, the NKEF is looking for locations to join Light UP NK and share some holiday cheer. Light Up NK is a Holiday Decorating Contest and Luminary event that will kick off December 11th and go until December 26th.

Since we will all be “Home for the Holiday’s” we would like to celebrate with our community in a different way. Register your location and spread some good cheer to bring joy and happiness in a difficult year!

Light Up NK – North Kingstown Educational Foundation (nkefoundation.org)

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Congratulations to Jordan Albernaz and Michael Berndt who are this weeks Starfish Honor Recipients

Congratulations!

Jordan Albernaz, The NKHS PTSO – Parent Teacher Student Organization had made a donation in your name to the North Kingstown Educational Foundation.  

Congratulations!

Mr. Berndt, The DMS PTO had made a donation in your name to the North Kingstown Educational Foundation.

https://nkefoundation.org/donate/starfish-honor/
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