Dear ACSIPA Schools,I wanted to get this information to you from the national CAPE office as issued by the USDE today as a resource for schools in coping with the CT crisis.USDE Offers Resources Following Newtown ShootingsThe horrifying ending to the lives of innocent children in Connecticut last week has us all searching for ways to make sense of the senseless and bear the unbearable.The U.S. Department of Education today compiled a collection of resources to help school communities across the nation respond to the crisis and to help school children cope with the trauma. We provide the links to those documents http://www.capenet.org/new.htmlOur thoughts and prayers go out to the families, students, and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School as well as to the wider community of Newtown in this time of unspeakable grief.May God bless you during this Celebration of His birth!MerleD. Merle Skinner, ACSIPA Coordinatorwww.acsipa.orgP.S. Just a reminder that it is time to prepare your ERATE applications for this year, as the deadlines for the 470's end the first part of the new year! Look for information on the acsipa.org website for additional information.