Thanks to the hard work of ace salesman, Scott Quenneville, Red-Kap was able to submit thirty local schools to the ExxonMobil Education Alliance Program. Each of the schools received a $500.00 grant from ExxonMobil. All of the schools were to be able to do good things with these funds. The Genet Elementary school made great use of the grant in their MakerSpaces program where, among other projects, fourth grade students constructed cardboard houses and wired them with electrical circuits to illuminate them!  Here is what they had to say about the grant:
Jon,
Attached is a picture from the MakerSpace supplies we have purchased with your contributions. The K’nex Simple Machines construction kits are outstanding. Grade 3 has just finished a Simple Machines Unit and the kits were used extensively.  All of the general materials for building that are used in the K-2 and 3-5 rooms are also pictured. Again, thanks to you!
Not pictured, but on their way to our school, are several Legos building systems which include motors. These will expand the students’ building capacity and will also be utilized for a unit on Force and Motion. When these arrive I will forward pics.
These are exciting experiences for our kids. The MakerSpaces are contributing to their engineering and design development  and their ability to work collaboratively with others to solve problems.
We are grateful!
Ana
This is a great program and we will do our best to include as many schools as we can again next year.