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The Mission of the Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School is to assist parents in their role as primary educators of their children by providing a classical liberal arts education grounded in the great works of Western Civilization and aimed at academic excellence, musical competence, and character formation.

Strategic Plan Update

September 6, 2016

Dear Members of the AKF Community,

 Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School is in the process of developing a 3 year strategic plan that will outline our goals and the action steps that will be taken to achieve them. In order to accomplish this important task, a Strategic Planning Committee is being established that may include school staff, parents, students, administrators, community members, and others. We will also have two focus group meetings, open to all, to engage in conversations focused on our educational system and student success. We want people to share their perceptions of Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School’s strengths and areas for improvement. Our goal is to have a comprehensive and actionable strategic plan by the end of the process. 

If you are interested in being a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, and can commit to attending the meetings on September 28, October 18, and December 7, please contact Amanda Durkin at adurkin@akfcs.org to expressinterest no later than Friday, September 23, 2016. The committee will be chosen in late September, with members being notified about September 26, 2016.

Thank you in advance for considering participating in this important task.

Sincerely,

Brian Haas

Executive Director

Abby Kelley Foster Charter School

Worcester, MA 01606

508-854-8400 Ext. 3656

https://twitter.com/@AKFCPS

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2016-2017 Academic Calendar
2016-2017 Academic Calendar
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FY2017 Budget
FY2017 Budget
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Abby Kelley in the News

More exciting accomplishments from Abby Kelley! Channel 3 coverage of the App Challenge event. Take a moment and watch a few of our students get recognized for their accomplishment!

 http://bcove.me/ju4yvgeo

Exciting News from the AKF High School Kitchen Team

Exciting new from the Abby Kelley Foster High School Kitchen Team....

 In early September, Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger, offered a "Chefs in Schools Training Program".  Abby Kelley Foster submitted an application and was notified that we were accepted into the program. On Friday, September 18, 2015, Guy Koppe, from Project Bread, came to our High School and introduced us to Chef Vanessa LaBranche.  Chef Vanessa's goals are many ~ She will work with the AKFCS Kitchen Team to provide basic culinary training and introduce new recipes with the goal of serving nutritious meals that appeal to students / focus on basic culinary techniques / use of herbs and spices / utilize local ingredients from area farms / and introduce smart lunchroom techniques that positively impact students' food selections.

Chef Vanessa will work with our staff on Mondays and Fridays from October, 2015 to December, 2015, with possible extension to June, 2016. We will conduct taste testing's and then include the recipes on our menus.

Chef Vanessa is a graduate of The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, Vanessa LaBranche's obsession with food was something that evolved over time. Born and raised in the inner city of Boston, with roots in New Orleans and Mississippi, she was taught by family and friends about soul food cooking. An avid cookbook reader, she explored other ethnic cuisines, which piqued her interest in how other cultures prepared food. Chef Vanessa, as her students call her, believes that anyone can be a great cook with patience and persistence. She is currently Project Bread's Chef Educator for a large, 400 student Head Start Program in Lynn operated by Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc., (LEO). There she heads up Project Bread's Chefs in Head Start program and works with the LEO kitchen staff to refine their culinary skills and make the menu more culturally appropriate to the many Latino students enrolled. She also teaches the adults to cook traditional favorites in a health way on a budget. Her mission is to empower people of all ages and ethnicities to feel comfortable preparing dishes at home. Prior to this, Ms. LaBrache was a Chef Instructor for the Take Back the Kitchen program at Haley House Bakers & Café in Roxbury, teaching cooking classes and empowering students with hands-on culinary skills and health education.

We are very excited to work with Chef Vanessa and thrilled that Project Bread accepted Abby Kelley Foster Charter School into this program and our fingers are crossed that the program can continue through June, 2016!

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  • Bus Routes 2016-2017 School Year
    Bus Routes 2016-2017 School Year
  • No School - Friday, September 2, 2016
    No School - Friday, September 2, 2016
  • No School - Monday, September 5, 2016
    No School - Monday, September 5, 2016
District Calendar
Sep
29
ES WatchDOGS Pizza Night
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 09/29/2016
5:30 pm -to- 6:30 pm
Location High School Cafeteria
Summary Join the ES Guidance Counselors for our WatchDOGS Pizza Night.
Sep
30
ES Dress Down Day
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 09/30/2016
8:50 am -to- 3:30 pm
Location Elementary School
Summary Students may come to school out of uniform today if they bring in $1. Students wearing inappropriate clothing will call home to have a change of clothing brought to them.
Oct
4
Booster Club Meeting
Category High School
Dates & Times 10/4/2016
6:30 pm -to- 8:00 pm
Location HS Lobby
Oct
7
Half Day
Category District
Dates & Times 10/7/2016
All Day
Oct
10
No School - Columbus Day
Category District
Dates & Times 10/10/2016
All Day
Oct
13
ES Picture Re-Take Day
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 10/13/2016
8:30 am -to- 12:00 pm
Oct
15
Homecoming Dance
Category High School
Dates & Times 10/15/2016
7:30 pm -to- 10:30 pm
Location HS Gymnasium
Oct
19
Kindergarten Open House
Category District
Dates & Times 10/19/2016
10:00 am -to- 10:45 am
Location Elementary School - Room 111
Summary Families may come to the elementary school for a 1/2-hour presentation regarding curriculum and an overview of Kindergarten, followed by a 15 minute tour of the elementary school. The Open House will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Oct
19
MEFA Financial Aid Night
Category High School
Dates & Times 10/19/2016
6:00 pm -to- 7:00 pm
Location HS Auditorium
Oct
28
ES Dress Down Day
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 10/28/2016
8:50 am -to- 3:30 pm
Location Elementary School
Summary Students may bring in gently used books from summer reading lists or $1 for our "Dress Up As Your Favorite Book Character Day" on October 28. No masks covering students' faces, no weapons, no violent images, and no frightening characters please!
Academic School Year 2016-2017
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News
Letter to Parents - 2017 Budget
Letter to Parents - 2017 Budget
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Letter from Executive Director, Brian Haas to Abby Kelley Parents regarding the FY2017 budget.

More exciting accomplishments from Abby Kelley! 

Channel 3 coverage of the App Challenge event

 http://bcove.me/ju4yvgeo

Take a moment and watch a few of our students get recognized for their accomplishment!