La Vernia Independent School District teachers have joined a nationwide effort to help the students at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The Newtown, Conn., students will head back to school in January, but won’t return to the scene of the tragic shooting Dec. 14, in which 20 students and six teachers lost their lives. To create a welcoming winter wonderland for the children and staff of the Sandy Hook school, people across the United States are making paper snowflakes. The message has spread via the Internet through Facebook and other outlets.
La Vernia teachers and parents heard about the effort and have been making and collecting paper snowflakes to show how much other communities in the United States care for the Newtown community.
La Vernia Intermediate School teacher Margaret Stanush said she found snowflake templates at Michael’s hobby and craft stores.
“Simple copy paper and glitter is perfect,” Stanush said. “Be creative, but the website says ‘paper snowflakes.’”
Teachers will be working Thursday and Friday, Jan. 3-4, and collection sites will be located on La Vernia campuses.
All snowflakes should be at the collection points by Thursday, if possible, so they can be sent together.
If you miss sending your contribution with the school district but still wish to participate, you can send snowflakes to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.