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Grants in Action: Yoga 4 Classroom

posted Sep 3, 2014, 5:33 AM by Todd Sullivan

Hastings School

September 2, 2014

Dear Westborough Education Foundation Grant Committee,

I have exciting news to share, regarding our “Yoga 4 Classrooms” grant award!  After learning we had been awarded the grant, four of our five staff members attended a professional development workshop for educators before the school year ended (to prepare in advance for the year ahead).  In August, our Principal also attended a full day development workshop, which to our delight, was scheduled and held in Westborough!  Thanks to the high interest and wonderful administrative support, Daniel Mayer was able to survey staff and schedule two more full day workshops at a more reduced cost for participants.  Over forty staff members expressed interest and most were able to attend the training.  They were requested to pay $50.00 for the class resources (as opposed to the original budget request of $180.00 per participant for outside the district).   A certified “Yoga 4 Classrooms” trainer provided the instruction and her expertise for both well attended classes.  Workshop evaluations have provided very positive feedback and teachers, specialists, paraprofessionals and administrators are looking forward to the benefits of this training for students and staff in our Westborough Schools.  Implementation has begun!

Again, we are extremely grateful for your support and are pleased in the interest that has been “ignited” as a result of this grant.  I know our students will enjoy the benefits.

Thank you again for all you do for our schools and community.


Lauren Kennedy