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“Varick Readies New School, New Sanctuary & New Housing.”
Amid foot-stomping gospel hymns and a stem-winder sermon on how not to be your own worst enemy at the precipice of the Promised Land, one of New Haven’s oldest black churches announced its newest initiative: creation of a new pre-K-4 independent school to be called Booker T. Washington Academy.
The announcement came during spirited Sunday morning services at Varick Memorial A.ME. Zion Church on Dixwell at Charles Street.
The church announced it has received a $7,500 planning grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven and the William Caspar Graustein Foundation to launch the academy.
The announcement was made during the church’s annual “Deaconess Day.”
Besides pastors, the only other officials fully consecrated in the African Episcopal Methodist church are the deaconesses, said Varick Rev. Eldren D. Morrison.
The Hill “Congress Blog”, Thomas K. McInerny, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 11/05/2012
School meals can play an important role in introducing children to healthy food options, encouraging children to make healthier food choices and ensuring proper portion sizes. While students may need some time to adjust to these healthier options, pediatricians know that the new national school meal standards are needed and will go a long way in tackling this crisis. We owe it to our children to provide them with healthy options and to work together to solve this problem.