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PTAs Nationwide Give Sandy Hook Students a Winter Wonderland

Sending homemade snowflakes is a meaningful way to help Newtown, CT. Upload a picture of your snowflakes to this story to share the joy locally!

The Connecticut and Sandy Hook PTSA organizations have created a special way that PTA leaders, school employees and families can show their support for Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Local PTAs and schools across the country are encouraged to send paper snowflakes for the school via the Connecticut PTSA to lift the spirits of the community, calling it “Let’s Give Sandy Hook School a Winter Wonderland”.

"Like our children, no two snowflakes are alike," said a post on the National PTA's Facebook page. "We invite you to create snowflakes to decorate Sandy Hook School’s new home. Be creative! All colors and designs are welcome. We know that children will enjoy creating art that can adorn the walls of SHS’s new elementary school."

Sammamish and Issaquah residents can join in, too. Mail snowflakes to the address below by January 12, 2013:

Connecticut PTSA 
60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

Patch user Kerry McCann in New Jersey said she grew up in the surrounding community of Newtown, CT and still has close contact with many friends there.

"I know I feel helpless in determining what I can do to help but I came across this today and wanted to share with my New Jersey community because I know how well we come together in times of crisis as well," she said.

Dawn Sanders December 20, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Jeanne - A Sammamish mom has partnered with Kids Without Borders to hold a snowflake making party at Beaver Lake Lodge - Friday from 3-5pm. They will have some supplies there, but encourage everyone to bring scissors and paper. The snowflakes might not be as elaborate as the ones above. Kids Without Borders will also be accepting donations to send to the school should anyone want to participate.
Jeanne Gustafson December 20, 2012 at 03:28 PM
That is so amazing, Dawn thanks for letting us know!
Christie Malchow December 20, 2012 at 07:59 PM
I think they are going to be inundated with so many snowflakes from across the US, they won't know what to do with them all! That being said, we're sending 2 very large ones just the same.
Jeanne Gustafson December 21, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I agree Christie, with both the inundation and the doing it anyway. It's a nice way for us to help process and feel connected.

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