Rep. Kim Williams' October Community Update



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Wilmington, DE 19801
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Dear Geoff,

I hope this message finds you well! 

In this newsletter, I have included information about my recent attendance at the launching of the RAI Reading Corps, a pilot program designed to aid children who struggle to read. 

I have also included information about several upcoming community events, including family-fun events at Carousel Park, the Village of Marshallton and Klair Estates Civic Associations Community Yard Sales on Saturday, October 17th, and the upcoming New Castle County Police Department meet-and-greet on November 4th. 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



RAI Reading Corps Program

I recently attended the launching of RAI Reading Corps, a pilot program designed to aid children who struggle to read. RAI Reading Corps interventionist will work one-on-one, five days a week, with 1st through 3rd grade students who attended school in the Colonial School District.  

Rep. Williams at the launching of RAI Reading Corps program.

Reading Assist will work with educators inside the Colonial School District to implement and refine the program over the next three years. Teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and speech language therapist from Colonial have taken training in RAI's reading intervention program, which will create opportunities for significant cooperation and understanding between AmeriCorps tutors and educators within the district. 

Carousel Park and Equestrian Center Events 

Country Line Dancing – Saturday, October 10th, from 5:30 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m., at the Oasis Courtyard at Carousel Park and Equestrian Center, located on 3700 Limestone Road in Wilmington. The event is free and is sure to be a fun-filled night. Click here for more information

Hayrides – October through December, Friday's and Saturday's, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Enjoy a scenic 40-minute hayride around the park, then warm up at the bonfire. Bring your own s'more supplies. Skewers are available by request. The cost is $10 per person, and reservations are required. For more information, call 302-995-7670, or visit their website here

Fall Sleep Under the Stars at Carousel Park – Saturday, October 24th. Enjoy a day and night of free, safe family fun. Bring your tent and gear and make yourself at home in Carousel's family campground. Families are welcome to come for the day if they do not want to camp out. Click here for more information, and register for the event by visiting here

Upcoming Community Yard Sales

The Historic Village of Marshallton and Klair Estates Civic Associations are hosting their annual Community Yard Sales on Saturday, October 17th

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

Delaware School Choice Application

Delaware’s Public and Charter School Choice Application will open 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

Monday, November 2nd, 2015: 8:00 a.m. – Online Choice Application Opens

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.