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Schoolhouse Adventures with Andrew & Jas
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Schoolhouse Facilities Coordinator Andrew Riiska and Shop Assistant Jasmanie Gonzales have been working diligently to make our schoolhouse a better and safer work environment for all. From removing old machines and adding new woodworking machines that were gifts to the Eliot School, to shifting the layout and painting the space, Andrew and Jas are making sure that when our doors open, we are ready for some good creativity for all.
Join the journey towards reworking the schoolhouse with Andrew’s blog post, coming out every Friday. Read his first blog post below:
The Eliot School community united in a natural and beautiful way to improve the schoolhouse and shop. Our neighbors and friends brought their suggestions, energy and time in a major push towards our goal. Everything, including fundraising, grants, loans and wonderful donations, amazingly came together at just the right time to allow us to use the very unfortunate closure of the schoohouse, due to the pandemic, to find space to work on improvements. Looking back at all that came together for this moment was nothing short of a miracle. Jas and I are fully cognizant that this time and space for improvement is very rare at the school and so we have taken the opportunity very seriously. Both are honored to be a part of these changes and hope that the combined efforts will help the Eliot School to continue “to inspire lifelong learning in craftpersonship and creativity for all” long into the future. –– Facilities Coordinator Andrew Riiska.
A generous gift from a neighbor has allowed us to hire our Facilities crew full-time to work on our schoolhouse this fall. Here, Shop Assistant Jasmanie Gonzalez re-lays our crooked basement floor, part of major improvements to our basement classroom. Keep an eye out for more videos of schoolhouse improvements, coming soon. If you would like to contribute financially to this effort, please contact Executive Director Abigail Norman.
Posted September 16, 2020