Rep. Kim Williams' November Community Update


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Dear {{Salutation,DefaultTo=Neighbor}},

I hope this message finds you well! I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving as we near the upcoming holiday season, and also thank all who have and continue to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, as we commemorate Veterans Day on November 11th.

In this newsletter, I have included information about my recent participation in the Delaware Principal for a Day program at Brandywine Springs School, as well as the recent opening of the Delaware School Choice application. 

I have also included information about several upcoming community events, including the upcoming New Castle County Police Department's meet-and-greet on Wednesday, November 4th, Dickinson High School's Family Resource Fair on Saturday, November 14th, and information on the Food Bank of Delaware's Thanksgiving for All food drive. Please see below for additional details. 

As always, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns about issues facing our community or the state at large.


Kim Williams


Delaware Principal for a Day Program
I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Delaware Principal for a Day program, where I served as the principal at Brandywine Springs School. During the day, I was able to visit with students and teachers, including fourth-grade teacher William Francisco, who was my teacher when I attended St. Matthews. The Delaware Principal for a Day program has existed since 1993, connecting business and community leaders with local schools throughout Delaware. Since 2004, the program has facilitated more than 1,400 school visits that join principals with these leaders to build grassroots partnerships. 

Delaware School Choice Application

Delaware’s Public and Charter School Choice Application opened on Wednesday, November 2nd. Below is the application timeline, as well as relevant information for applying. For more information, please visit the Delaware School Choice website here

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016*: 4:00 p.m. – Online Choice Application Closes

Monday, February 29th, 2016: District/School Notify Parent of Invitation Status

Friday, March 18th, 2016: Parent Notify District/School of Acceptance Decision

*Charter Schools, Vocational-Technical School Districts and Magnet schools may continue to accept applications after January 13th, 2016 to fill remaining availability. Those holding a lottery will include applications received by January 13th, 2016. Kindergarten applications can be submitted until the first day of school.

New Castle County Police Department Meet-And-Greet

Please find the below announcement regarding the "Pastries with Public Safety" event on November 4th, at the Panera Bread on 3650 Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington. The event will allow the residents of New Castle County the opportunity to meet with County Public Safety officials. For more information, please visit the New Castle County Police Department website here, or their Facebook page here


New Castle County Police Department Annual Coat & Can Drive 

On behalf of the New Castle County Police Department and Department of Public Safety, please find the flyer below for additional information regarding the upcoming Coat & Can Drive and collection dates. 

Dickinson High School Family Resource Fair 

Please find the announcement below regarding the upcoming John Dickinson High School Family Resource Fair on Saturday, November 14th, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the Dickinson High School Cafeteria and Gymnasium. 

Food Bank of Delaware's Thanksgiving For All

The Food Bank of Delaware is asking organizations and the community to assist with filling 2,500 Thanksgiving meal boxes, which will be made available for Delaware families in need. The following items are needed:

  • Canned vegetables
  • Evaporated milk/shelf-stable milk
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Canned fruit
  • Juice
  • Corn muffin mix
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Frozen turkeys (must be dropped off to Newark or Milford warehouses)

For more information about hosting a Thanksgiving for All food drive, please contact Angel Diaz, Fleet and Routing Coordinator, at (302) 292-1305 ext 260 or If you are interested in having a Food Bank of Delaware staff member speak to your group as part of your food drive, please contact Caitlin Custer at (302) 292-1305 ext 253 or Click here for more information about the Thanksgiving for All food drive