Kansas City Public Schools plans Aug. 4th back-to-school community event

Kansas City Public Schools’ Summerfest is an opportunity for school children of all ages to celebrate and prepare for the arrival of the new school year.

Summerfest will be held Saturday, Aug 4, 10 am to 2 pm, at 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

The event will feature live entertainment, athletic competitions, educational games and activities, and free food. KCPS students will have an opportunity to receive a free backpack, school supplies, athletic physicals and immunizations.

There will be an opportunity to meet school principals and teachers and to complete enrollment requirements.

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LINC Commission Meeting Monday June 25th

The LINC Commission will meet Monday, June 25th, 4-6 p.m., at the Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, Mo. The main focus of the meeting will be a discussion of workforce development and work requirements and an update on LINC data initiative to development a system to support providing services to homeless students.

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Garfield students share their musical talents

Garfield Elementary students shared their growing musical talents at an end of the year concert held May 16 at the Kansas City Public School elementary school.

The students have been taught basic music skills by the Harmony Project KC located nearby at the Northeast Community Center.

This has been a partnership between the LINC Caring Communities initiative at the school the the well-regarded music education program modeled on a successful model developed in Los Angeles.

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Children's Mercy identifies food insecurity as a significant health need

Food insecurity is still a widespread issue in Kansas City. Margo Quiriconi, Director of Community Health Initiatives for Children’s Mercy Kansas City, spoke at the April 16, 2018 LINC Commission meeting. She discussed issues that have been identified by the community as priority and significant health needs in their latest guide The State of Children’s Health.

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Area festival LitUp celebrates young authors and artists

The 2018 LitUp Festival will be held on May 12th at the North Independence Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library in Independence, Missouri. It will be an all-day event that features nationally known authors and illustrators and includes panel discussions, writing and illustrating clinics, a writing contest, a poetry slam, music and food trucks!

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