Perhaps the piece of our new reality that demands the most drastic changes is the call for social distancing. In order to make social distancing possible in classrooms, classrooms have to become bigger.
This work has begun, because we so want to have our students back here on campus. Knocking down walls to make four small classrooms two big classrooms, moving walls outward to enlarge other existing rooms, or taking over the library (the library will be moved to a smaller location....) to make two big classrooms are a few examples of changes necessitated by the new Covid-19 reality. The other reality is that all of these changes are adding up to the expanses far beyond what we were prepared to spend this summer.
To make St. Anthony Indian School as safe as possible for our students, means either renovating, or in some instances, re-creating - all necessary changes! However, these changes have created a real need for help. Although we are trying to recycle as many materials as possible, it's not always enough. New materials an building supplies have to be bought, a fire escape stairs has to be bought and installed on the west side of the administration building in order to safely have two classes upstairs and, of course, laborers need to be paid a just wage...
We hope you can help us meet these needs. Come visit us on our website at www.stanthonyzuni.org We hope you'll want to be part of the great unfolding story of St. Anthony's, where our vision says, "Rooted in Catholic and Zuni values, and armed with deep faith, strong character and academic excellence, St. Anthony Indian School graduates will be empowered to shape a better tomorrow."
Tomorrow will be a brand new chapter to our story, and we hope and pray that you can help to make it happen. No donation is too small, and we are so grateful for any help you can give! Please hold all at St. Anthony Indian School in your prayers, as we embark on the newest chapter in our journey to tomorrow! Thank you and God Bless!
- Amanda Lesansee
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