The GW Elementary School Shows Strong Support for the City of Kingston School District

Photo Courtesy: Tania Barricklo of the Daily Freeman.

Photo Courtesy: Tania Barricklo of the Daily Freeman.

The GW Elementary School, a Public Montessori in the City of Kingston shows strong support of the district budget during the Kingston City School Election yesterday.

With 231 “yes” and 32 “no”, a difference of 199 votes, the GW Elementary School showed the greatest support  district wide.

We look forward to a continued partnership in the community in 2013/2014.

For more, see the latests numbers by visiting the DAILY FREEMAN “Kingston School District Voters OK Budget,  Propositions

Parents and Teachers: GW PTO in May and “Meet the Candidates” Night.

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Dear Parents,

The next GW PTO Meeting will take place on Monday, 5/20/13 at 4:00pm. If you are interested in participating, please contact PTO President Stephanie Uzee for more information and to receive a copy of the agenda at: Uzee1010@aol.com

 

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Another important event of note, the DWPC (District Parents’ Council) is hosting a ‘Meet the Candidates Night where candidates for the Kingston City School District’s Board of Education will present their views at a public forum on TUESDAY, MAY 14th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. The event will take place at the Miller Middle School and moderated by Mr. Gary Loeffel.  We have attached the flyer below.  Please try to attend, and spread the word. This kind of event helps our public to become more informed when they vote on May 21st.

MEET THE CANDIDATES FLYER 2013 (Sponsored by the DWPC)

One Child, One Vote. Make yours count.

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In the City of Kingston School District, there are close to 5000 students who attend our schools. With the upcoming school budget, that means there should be upwards to 10,000 people voting on behalf of each and every child.

The GW PTO will have voter registration forms at all of our upcoming events.

THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS MAY 7th, 2013.

The School budget vote and board of education trustee election will be held on May 21st, 2013. There will be several propositions that include allowing the district to sell both Anna Devine and Zena School buildings.

There are three open seats on the Board of Education, and those interested in running for the board must submit a petition to the District Clerk by May 1st, 2013.  There is a seminar coming up at Boces in New Paltz regarding School Board elections. More information to follow.

Please view the voter registration forms below. If you have any questions, contact the Ulster County Board of Elections at 845/334-5470.

NY STATE REGISTER TO VOTE PAGE

VOTER REGISTRATION FORM: ENGLISH

VOTER REGISTRATION FORM: SPANISH

 

What is the DWPC (District Wide Parent Council)?

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Have you ever heard of the DWPC (District Wide Parent Council) in Kingston?

Made up of one parent representative from every school in the district, the 13 member council meets on Crown Street each month and is generally attended by members of the Board of Education and often Superintendent Dr. Paul Padalino.  The meetings are open to all and give a unique opportunity for parents, staff, teachers and students to exchange and share ideas and views in a professional and open setting.

MISSION STATEMENT:

  • To provide an opportunity for the parents of the district to share ideas and mutual concerns.
  • To provide ongoing communication among the parents of the Kingston City School District, Central Administration, and the Board of Education, and further, to provide support for parents as effective communicators with clarification of proper channels when needed. Continue reading What is the DWPC (District Wide Parent Council)?