Snowflakes

In case you do not read the comments I receive, please allow me to share this one, from a Sandy Hook mom who happens to follow my blog!

Again, thank you. We took our SHS second grader to visit his new school today. He was so delighted to walk around, meet Officer Mike–the police officer assigned to their new school (a dad of five, he shared), and leave a note for his teacher on the chalkboard. To return to a snowflake bedecked school in January will elevate his and his classmates’ delight to extraordinary heights!

I am taking advantage of my captive audience and passing this along.  Thanks for allowing me to do so!  jr

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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. They encourage everyone to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike. Please make and send snowflakes by January 10, 2013 to the Connecticut PTSA address below.
Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

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14 thoughts on “Snowflakes

  1. Again, thank you. We took our SHS second grader to visit his new school today. He was so delighted to walk around, meet Officer Mike–the police officer assigned to their new school (a dad of five, he shared), and leave a note for his teacher on the chalkboard. To return to a snowflake bedecked school in January will elevate his and his classmates’ delight to extraordinary heights!

  2. jules..i know how many lives you touch….our town is sending snowflakes..i will be making mine again,,handmade some really cool ones that i had made for our winter wonderland surprise graduation dance(in June 2012)..which was breathtaking..the kids were so amazed..we transformed the school cafeteria overnight..i even made an igloo for the entrance!!. ..To sandy hook mom..may this begin some of the healing. our thoughts and prayers are with you all- from our little town of Masaquan, nj which had begun to get back to normal..after 10 teen suicide in 5 years..we were almost “back” to everyday life when Superstorm Sandy hit..yet our community has shown unbelievable strength and has alot of faith..faith in others, faith for the future.
    sincerely, laura

      • jules..just doing what I can to heal ourselves too,,after Sandy..i started with the blue lights,,,SHINE..our warrior(mascot) spirit! school colors ..blue…I asked everyone to SHINE ,,SHINE BLUE!! after all we’ve been through..we have so many homes and businesses lit with blue lights!!it is amazing!! So sandy hook mom…SHINE with Green lights..all year .. our blue went up before Thanksgiving..and will continue throughout the years..people even added theirs to their Christmas lights! I also started SHINE sacks..which i will post on FB. I just put the finishing touches on the surprise makeover i did for the counseling center in our school ( i was an ‘elf’ and did all the work at night) ..so the center was totally surprised when they came in at 7.30 am. The SHINE sacks are meant as a healing tool
        .xoxox Laura

    • Laura, I’m glad your community has cultivated the support and faith necessary for healing. I am certain Sandy Hook, and all of Newtown, will be lifted up by the faith, support, and strength of our community and others.

  3. Thank you so much for passing this information along! Coincidentally, Shira and Ben were both home sick today and spent most of the morning making cut out snowflakes and hanging them in every doorway. Normally I would be happy they were getting along and working together but since I was planning to power pack for our trip tomorrow, I was actually annoyed that a giant snow flake kept smacking me in the face every time I walked through an entrance way – too many times to count! To my credit, I did not let my annoyance show. They will be so happy to know that their creations will help the children from Newtown in some small way.

    • Love it (not that they are sick) (and not that they are sick and you are supposed to be travelling whilst they are sick)! We will be snowflaking here, too. (hopefully minus the sick kid part!)

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