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Knightdale Family Event to celebrate “National Bike Month”…at the Station

Knightdale Family Event

Celebrating “National Bike Month,” this Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 am-Noon, the annual Knightdale Family Event, “Psyched About Bikes” is a great way for the whole family to come out to Knightdale Station Park and get an education on bike safety while enjoying some “fun in the sun” as well.

The “Psyched About Bikes” Knightdale Family Event will be host to a wide variety of bicycle activities that will not only stress bike safety, but also teach youngsters and adults alike the “rules of the road” while riding.

The festivities at this Saturday’s bike-themed Knightdale Family Event will kick off at 10:00 sharp with the “Bike Rodeo,” which is open to all ages. Keeping within the safety and regulations theme of the day, the “Rack and Ride Bus Demonstration” will once again be a part of the events at “Psyched About Bikes.” This hands on, learning experience at the Knightdale Family Event will see members of the local police and fire departments lending a hand.

Likewise, representatives from these same organizations, the Knightdale Fire Department, as well as the police departments from Knightdale, Zebulon, and Rolesville will be involved throughout the Knightdale family event , interacting with the children through a series of fun, yet informational activities promoting bike safety, stressing the usage of proper equipment and detailing the safest methods of riding for all children of all different age sets and kill levels.

There will also be many great prize giveaways at this Saturday’s Knightdale Family Event courtesy of the Parks and Recreation Department.  Many members of the local community have partnered up with the Town of Knightdale to help celebrate “National Bike Month” and make “Psyched About Bikes” possible. Helping with this years’ event are the following organizations, Active Routes to School, Go Triangle, Triangle Off-Road Cyclists, and Performance Bike of Raleigh.

“Psyched About Bikes” will be held in conjunction with another great Knightdale Family Event this Saturday, the Knightdale Farmers Market, which will also be going on at Knightdale Station Park. To see more about either of these events or any of the great upcoming activities in Knightdale, visit knightdalenc.gov.

(Photo courtesy of the Town of Knightdale)

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Thales Academy Knightdale to Hold Inaugural Open House this Saturday…at the Station

Thales Academy Knightdale

Located directly across the street from the sales office at Knightdale Station, and preparing to open their doors for classes in July, Thales Academy Knightdale will host its inaugural open house for grades Pre-Kindergarten through third grade, this Saturday, May 14.

The Inaugural Open House at Thales Academy Knightdale will begin at 11:00 a.m. and run until 2:00 p.m. and will allow parents and prospective students alike a preview of what they can expect in the upcoming school year at the facility. Utilizing a rigorous curriculum and placing a focus on proven, innovative learning methods that include helping the children to develop real world skills, using technology integration, and character development, Thales Academy is known across the area to provide students with the highest quality learning experiences and education.

Thales Academy Knightdale students, much like those at all their other award winning campuses are encouraged to engage and discover , as their teachers use the “Direct Instruction” method of teaching based upon extensive research and studies done by the academy proving this to be a more effective manner of teaching as opposed to the traditional methods. The kids are offered a wide variety of subjects in the Thales Academy Knightdale curriculum, including, Math, Reading, English, Spanish, Art, Technology, Music, P.E., and Character Education.

Another advantage that the young students at Thales Academy Knightdale will have is the low average class size, which is limited to only 16 children per classroom, to allow for the maximum amount of hands on learning in a one-on-one setting with their teachers than they may have at a larger public or private school. Thales Academy Knightdale currently is offering a low annual tuition price of $4,800 or $480 monthly. There is also a $200 “early pay” discount and also a discount of $500 off for multiple siblings.

In addition to getting a preview of the new Thales Academy Knightdale facilities this Saturday, there will also be food trucks and several fun filled activities for the kids to partake in, including an on site bounce house and face painting.

Thales Academy Knightdale is located in the Knightdale Station new home community at 525 Carolinian Avenue. For more information on the school or to apply online, go to thalesacademy.org.

A Celebration…at the Station: Knightdale NC Named a Tree City USA Community for 15th Time

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Already known for its beautiful parks and scenery as well as its countless outdoor living and active lifestyle options, local students joined Mayor Roberson in planting a new tree at Knightdale Station Park as part of the celebration naming Knightdale NC as a Tree City USA Community for the 15th time.

The celebration honoring Knightdale as a Tree City USA was held fittingly enough in accordance with Arbor Day on April 15 at Knightdale Station Park. The Town of Knightdale Tree Board in association with both the Development Services and Parks and Recreation Departments hosted the ceremony, which began with a proclamation being read by the Town Council. Following this, several local children assisted in the planting of a young “hornbeam” tree not only to commemorate the day, but also to demonstrate the town’s commitment to urban tree growth. (Picture shown above courtesy of the Town of Knightdale)

Speaking to being honored for the 15th time as a Tree City USA Community, Knightdale Mayor, James Roberson said, “To receive this designation requires both short-term and long-term planning,” said Knightdale Mayor James Roberson. “To receive it 15 times shows that the Town certainly values its trees. They are part of a broad plan to make our growing community as appealing and beautiful as it can be.”

The Tree City USA program recognizes communities each year that make the maintenance of urban tree canopies a top priority. Sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National State of Foresters, gives the annual Tree City USA recognition based upon current and upcoming tree projects, such as the planed improvements coming soon to the greenway trail along Lynwood Road. This will see several of the damaged tree in this hevily traveled area replaced in addition to more than 20 new plantings that will be added to improve toe overall appearance of this area.

“Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Knightdale make smart investments in urban forests,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits.”

To see further details on Knightdale’s 15th selection as a Tree City USA Community, the Arbor Day Foundation, and the fantastic upcoming tree projects in the town, visit knightdalenc.gov.