Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy just recently received two exciting grants and donations that they are using in our school, as well as new programming. This month has been busy; their fifth and sixth graders just begun their ballroom dancing classes and showed off their Merengue skills at a school wide service night, where they collected donations for those affected by the disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico. Additionally, they just received notice that out of 52 schools, they were chosen to receive a grant through EdTech, for a class set of Chromebooks and Google Console Management Programming! They will use this grant to slowly roll out the 1:1 program in the middle school, utilizing Google Apps for Education, including Google Classroom. Finally, after reaching out to collaborate with the Barclay’s Center, they received a generous donation of two NBA style basketball hoops from Spalding – now, they are setting up a CYO basketball team and have plans for girls volleyball and coed track in the spring. Stay tuned because they will begin their Mark Morris and Shakespeare residency in January, and are working on setting up a swimming program with the YMCA for their second graders in the Spring as well. They also have a few things that just began the process of initiating, such as the Mutt-i-Grees curriculum, which pairs comfort dogs with schools to build emotional literacy, exciting collaborations with Bishop Loughlin and St. Joseph’s College and a 4H club, in collaboration with Cornell University!