December 17, 2012 by Colleen Morris
Attention teachers and parents:
A good friend’s hometown is Newtown, Connecticut. He asked me to share the below message. In brief, the students of Sandy Hook elementary will return to a new building. They are requesting for classrooms and students from all over America to make paper snowflakes to decorate their new location. For details on their Winter Wonderland idea and fundraising ideas / donation support please continue reading. Thank you.
How your PTA can support SANDY HOOK Elementary School
Support Sandy Hook PTA & Share School Safety Resources
On Friday, December 14, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, experienced a violent shooting that resulted in nearly 30 deaths. National PTA® President Betsy Landers issued a statement that same day to express her sympathy for the students, families and communities affected by the horrendous tragedy. School and child safety is one of PTA’s core tenets as it is crucial to effective learning. National PTA® believes the protection of children in all school settings is a fundamental right and has made this the utmost priority for our work and advocacy.
National PTA Statement on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
If your PTA is interested in providing support to the students and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School, please consider one of these suggested options.
Ways to Help Sandy Hook with National PTA
1) 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 bottom of this page.
2) 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 bottom of this page. 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, 2013.
The Newtown community has requested only monetary donations at this time. For service or product donation inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact Sandy Hook PTA, please email email@example.com.
Please send all snowflakes and donations to:
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514