Word on the Street

Word on the Street…

…is where you can read our unfolding story – all the latest goings-on, accomplishments and activities happening inside & outside of King Street Center.

Vicky Smith, Executive Director, to retire in 2021

2021-03-19T10:08:43-04:00

Dear King Street Center Friends, After fourteen years at the helm and nearly three decades of service overall, King Street Center’s Executive Director Vicky Smith recently announced she will retire later this year. Her leadership has been bar none and this news certainly marks a milestone for the organization. She’s shown courage, creativity, and endless commitment to the kids

Vicky Smith, Executive Director, to retire in 20212021-03-19T10:08:43-04:00

Melissa Pasanen “drops in” for Jr. Iron Chef

2021-03-04T11:55:40-05:00

The cancellation of the 2020 VT FEED Jr. Iron Chef Competition was the first sign that the COVID-19 pandemic was getting real. Getting back into the kitchen this winter has been a gift to the Teen Program at King Street Center. We were so glad to recently welcome Seven Days Food Writer and Cookbook Author, Melissa Pasanen, to spend

Melissa Pasanen “drops in” for Jr. Iron Chef2021-03-04T11:55:40-05:00

A Recipe in Simplicity

2021-02-04T12:53:52-05:00

From the Preschool Classroom: by Emily LaMothe When planning our preschool curriculum at King Street Center, we work together as a team and consider a lot of different pieces.  Sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming to include all the ideas, plans, and necessary parts. I have come to think of curriculum planning like cooking. It’s a big recipe

A Recipe in Simplicity2021-02-04T12:53:52-05:00

King Street Center announces 5th Annual High Five Awardees

2020-10-13T12:25:51-04:00

King Street Center honors a community partner, donor, volunteer, staff member and youth at the 5th annual King Street Center High Five Awards on Thursday, November 19 from 7-8 pm. Get all the details on the event page! Community Partner Honoree, Burlington School Food Project Youth Honoree, Hawa Aden Volunteer Honoree, Josie Lisaius Staff Honoree, Myle Truong Donor Honoree,

King Street Center announces 5th Annual High Five Awardees2020-10-13T12:25:51-04:00

Luis Calderin joins King Street Center Board of Directors

2020-10-13T12:02:15-04:00

King Street Center is pleased to announce that Luis Calderin has joined our Board of Directors. We are thrilled to welcome his energy & experience. Founder & Creative Director of OKAY!! OKAY!!, Luis shares, “I am honored to join the King Street Center Board because of the tireless and meaningful work they have done in this wonderful community of ours

Luis Calderin joins King Street Center Board of Directors2020-10-13T12:02:15-04:00

2020 Roxane Leopold Scholarship Winners

2020-08-13T21:06:53-04:00

King Street Center is distributing a total of $11,000 to 7 scholarship winners as they begin their academic year in college. The Roxane Leopold Scholarship was established upon the retirement - and in recognition - of long-time King Street Center Executive Director, Roxane Leopold. She served in this leadership role from 1985 to 2007 and was dedicated to improving

2020 Roxane Leopold Scholarship Winners2020-08-13T21:06:53-04:00

“Our skin is like wrapping paper.”

2020-08-03T12:01:33-04:00

From the desk of Myle Truong, Toddler Teacher in cooperation with co-teacher Raya Berenback and Early Care Advocate, Emily Hammond Part 1 In light of all that is happening in the world, there have been many questions that have surfaced to us as classroom teachers. Such as, “How soon do you start teaching children about diversity?” and, “How can

“Our skin is like wrapping paper.”2020-08-03T12:01:33-04:00

Where the Wild Things Are – King Street Center’s Tape Monster

2020-07-14T21:44:32-04:00

From the Preschool Classroom at King Street Center Written by Emily LaMothe, Preschool Teacher Created together with Daisy Culkins and Rosie Czech, Preschool Teachers Before re-opening our doors in mid June 2020, we knew we had to make many changes to our preschool curriculum and classroom space to incorporate new physical distancing guidelines. One of the many changes we

Where the Wild Things Are – King Street Center’s Tape Monster2020-07-14T21:44:32-04:00

Black Lives Matter Flag Raising

2020-07-23T10:01:45-04:00

On Thursday, July 9, King Street Center kids, staff, families, and Board members gathered to hang the Black Lives Matter flag. In an informal ceremony, Vicky Smith, Executive Director, welcomed the group and invited others to speak if so moved. Below are rough transcriptions of the remarks. During one of the speeches, an individual from across the street yelled

Black Lives Matter Flag Raising2020-07-23T10:01:45-04:00

Bookshelf Love

2020-12-04T13:52:40-05:00

Together, Education Director, Deena Murphy, and Early Education Director, Stacy Weinberger, curated a list of books to brighten up King Street Center's bookshelves. We believe it's important for kids to see themselves on the pages of the books they read. Will you help to add to the stacks? If you are making a gift in honor of a loved

Bookshelf Love2020-12-04T13:52:40-05:00
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