Monday, December 24, 2012

Make A Snowflake For Sandy Hook Elementary Students


According to a press release from the National PTA, when school resumes for Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CTin the wake of last Friday’s school shooting, students will be in a new building. Parents and 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.

The National PTA reports that an effort is under way to cheer the Sandy Hook Elementary students when they resume instruction. They are asking everyone to make snowflakes or to donate change in support of the Sandy Hook PTSA.

Be as creative as possible, no two snowflakes are alike!
 Please send snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to:

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

The National PTA met with PTA leaders of all of the schools in Newtown, Conn., including the Sandy Hook PTA, as well as community leaders who requested the group’s help in supporting the families, according to a statement from the National PTA.

Donating and Organizing Fundraisers for Sandy Hook Elementary SchoolDonations 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 coin donations to:  
Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

Newtown School Board accepting donations
The Newtown School Board is announcing on its Web site that anyone who wishes to support the Sandy Hook Elementary community can make donations to the following address. The announcement states that this is preferred rather than gifts.

Donations can be made via Newtown.uwwesternct.org  or by mailing  checks to:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main St
Newtown, CT  06470

© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.

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