The Kingston Catholic School Family Organization (KCSFO) endeavors to build strong ties between our school and the families it serves. Led by chairperson, assistant chairperson, treasurer, and secretary the Family Organization supports KCS through educational programming, special events, and fundraising efforts. Our parent volunteers are the heart of our school and help make KCS a wonderful place to grow and learn.

Below is the 2016 -2017 KCSFO Event Calendar. We encourage you to pick an area of interest or an event at which you would enjoy volunteering, and get involved!

August 23rd – KCSFO Back to School Picnic
September 9th – Boo Hoo- Yahoo Breakfast
September 12th- KCSFO Back to School Night
September 16th – Vine Van Gogh at Kingston VFW 7pm
September 21st- October 13th -Yankee Candle Fundraiser
September 30th – Blue and Gold Dress Down Day for Pediatric Cancer
October 5th – National Walk to School day
October 5th – Teleconference with Superintendent of Archdiocese of NY
October 14th – Family Movie Night
October 25th with rain date of October 27th – Trunk or Treat (PK – 4)
October 26th – November 4th – Original Art Work Fundraiser
November 5th- 13th Annual KCS Auction – Lights, Camera, Auction at Wiltwyck
November 19th – Father-Daughter Dance
December 4th The Annual KCS Pancake Breakfast 8am -12pm
December 7th – KCS night at Moe’s and the Barnes and Noble book fair
January 29th – February 3rd – Catholic School’s Week- Schedule of events TBA
February/March 2017 – Mother-son Field Day at MAC Fitness, date TBA
March 3rd – Read-a-thon Kickoff
March 12th – Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17th – Saint Patrick’s Day Mass
April 7th – 9th Spring Theater Performances – Production title TBD
Spring 2017 – IMPACT AWARDS, date TBD
May 1st – May 5th Teacher Appreciation Week (Luncheon on May 5th)
May 2017 – Volunteer Recognition Night, date TBD
May 2017 – Field Day, date TBD
June 2017 – Golf Tournament, date TBD

The 2016-2017 school year is shaping up to be a very exciting year, and the Kingston Catholic School Family Organization would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning families. We started our year with the Welcome Back Family Picnic on August 23rd and it was a great event meeting new families and catching up with old friends. The KCSFO also hosted a “Boo Hoo/Yahoo” Breakfast Friday September 9th for parents after dropping off their students. There was definitely more “Yahoo-ing” than “Boo Hoo-ing!” New parents were able to make new friends and returning parents were able to chat and catch up after a busy summer. Following the breakfast, several parents were able to join the students for the first School Mass of the year.

Our committees have been working diligently to ensure a fun-filled year focusing on family fun and making this a memorable year for families new and old. We have many fun activities planned for this year. This is a great way for new families to get to know the other families in our school community!
In addition to organizing events that are fun and bring our community together, the KCSFO is also a fundraising committee. To supplement tuition, and to prevent large increases in tuition rates, the KCSFO is given a yearly fundraising goal allotted by the Archdiocese of NY. This year, our fundraising goal is $45,000. With the help of our parents, students, faculty, and friends, we are proud to say we have been able to meet these goals over the last 3 years. Last year, we were able to exceed our goal and the additional funds raised were used to purchase 30 chrome books for the Blended Learning Pilot Program and to replace the flooring in Grades 5 and 6. We also have money earmarked for updating our Lisa Land Playground later this year.

Last year, we moved away from holding open KCSFO meetings in order to focus on adding more community building events. The KCSFO board meets monthly and we intend to update all families through the online weekly envelope. That being said, all members of the executive board are listed below, with contact information, and we encourage you to reach out with ideas, concerns, or questions.