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Friday, December 21, 2012

Snowflakes for SandyHook

I have no children of my own- only one furbaby.

But Monday-Friday from 7am until sometimes 5 or 6pm, I have 600+ children. I work at an Elementary school in Austin ISD and feel so very blessed to be a part of so many lives each day.

The events of Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th rocked us- we were all in disbelief  As the weekend progressed and more details of the event surfaced there was only one question remaining. WHY?

My school belongs to such a loving and supportive community that not one of my kids expressed safety concerns on Monday. Not one was afraid to come to school, but they were all aware of the events and saddened for the families. All they wanted to know was why..... no one can answer that, and we may never be able to.


I came across this idea on DIY Crafty Projects and thought it was the perfect way for my kiddos to help out. 
Here is the letter from National PTA explaining:

“National PTA and the Connecticut PTSA pledge our unwavering support to the Newtown community. In the past few days, we have met with PTA leaders of all of the schools in Newtown, including the Sandy Hook PTA, and community leaders who have requested our help in supporting the families. For those of us who are looking to be of assistance in the aftermath, we share the following projects in need of your support:

Welcome Students to a Winter Wonderland

When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible. We encourage senders to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike. Please make and send snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to the Connecticut PTSA address at the end of this email.
Donating and Organizing Fundraisers for Sandy Hook Elementary School
Donations will be accepted indefinitely to the Connecticut PTSA “Sandy Hook Fund” to provide ongoing support to the community. Please send checks to the Connecticut PTSA address listed at the end of this email. Group fundraising projects may include walk-a-thons, spirits days, pajama days, etc., which may be scheduled at your convenience.
For student-run coin drives, please submit all donations by February 14, 2012.
The Newtown community has requested only monetary donations at this time. For service or product donation inquiries, please contact newtownboe@gmail.com. To contact Sandy Hook PTA, please email sandyhook@ctpta.org.
Please send all snowflakes and donations to:  
Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514


How cool for the kids of Newtown CT to know that other kids from the entire country are loving and supporting them.
Please share this and send some snowflakes.