The Grammar School donates to Navajo School

PUTNEY — Each year The Grammar School chooses a global education theme for a school-wide study and donates money to a related nonprofit institution. This year students focused on "Indigenous Ways of Knowing," and last fall the school hosted Brent Chase and other members of the Navajo Nation who visited the school and held workshops on Navajo weaving, spinning, beading, storytelling, Code Talkers and rites of passage. They finished the week with an unforgettable performance of dance and music.

In appreciation of all that Chase and his friends shared with The Grammar School, TGS chose to fund-raise for the Little Singer Community School on the Navajo reservation in Arizona, where Chase works to preserve his culture and teach. Families contributed baked goods and time to the concession during the The Grammar School's spring musical, "The Lion King Jr." They raised $500, which they presented to Etta Shirley, principal of the Little Singer School, in an All School Meeting on June 5.


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