Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

While the holidays are supposed to be a joyful time, many of us are still holding on to a fair amount of sadness and grief from the recent events at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. While I have chosen not to discuss the recent events with my very young children (and probably won't unless the kindergartener brings it up) many of you do have school age children who have heard about the events and might like to do something small to help.

The remaining students of S.H. will not be allowed to return to their campus and instead will be returning to an unused school nearby. While all efforts are being made to prepare the campus on time for end of winter vacation, most efforts will be in cleaning and refurbishment. The national PTA council is calling on all the PTAs from around the nation to each have their students make a snowflake. The idea is for the children to see all the beautiful snowflakes decorating their rooms and campus and know how many people really do care and love them.

Paper snowflakes are a fun winter craft and they can be done quickly in minutes or you can really jazz them up with glitter or other embellishments. If its been a while since you've made one (like me) you will find a helpful tutorial at:  or (provided the image below) That will get you a step by step on how to get the folds right so it turns out. If you are looking for more complicated patterns or ideas you can also try .

Completed snowflakes are requested to be sent by 1/12/13 to :

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514
(203) 281-6617

There are also some suggestions on fundraisers or how to donate money on the main PTA website:

Here's to a happier 2013!

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