When Sandy Hook Elementary School students return to class in January, they will not return to the building where 20 children and six adults lost their lives. Instead, the Newtown, Connecticut, students will attend classes in a new building.
To help the students feel welcome, the Connecticut Parent-Teacher-Student Association is asking people around the country send handmade, paper snowflakes to the new school. The PTSA wants to make the new building feel like a winter wonderland by decorating the entire school with the unique snowflakes.
Betsy Landers, National PTA president, told Time magazine the Connecticut PTSA met with the school superintendent and school board members, and they decided this was the best way to show Sandy Hook students they have the love and support of people across the country.
"It's a way to make these children feel cared for," said Landers, "to create a moment of awe and help them experience something wonderful on their return to school."
You can send the paper snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514. The snowflakes must be received by January 12.