In addition to thanking a teacher or making a donation to the Sandy Hook victims’ families, why not make some snowflakes?! The Connecticut PTSA is spearheading this wonderful way to craft for a cause on behalf of the Sandy Hook PTA: Snowflakes for Sandy Hook!!
[Image used with permission from All for the Boys]
When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers want to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible. So, please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get creative as no two snowflakes are alike!!
Please send your snowflakes to the Connecticut PTSA no later than January 12, 2013:
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514
What a beautiful and simple way to give back! I love that the whole family can be involved with this (whether or not your children know anything of the tragic events). My boys don’t know about what’s happened, but we’ll be making at least 26 snowflakes and sending them in! For older kids that know about the tragic events, it would be something tangible for them to do. If I was still teaching high school, all of my classes would be making them this week. But, since I’m not, the best I can do is share with all of you! I hope you’ll join us!!
If you need some snowflake ideas, here are a few difference ideas & tutorials:
All for the Boys has a great snowflake cutting & folding tutorial! Eight by five shares how to make coffee filer snowflakes! And, if your kids are too little to use scissors (or you just want something fun & different to do), then make snowflakes with homemade “snow paint“!!
In addition to snowflakes, donations 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 above. Group fundraising projects may include walk-a-thons, spirits days, pajama days, etc., which may be scheduled at your convenience.
Donate via Paypal here: http://www.ctpta.org/About-CT-PTA/SANDY-HOOK-FUND.html
Please pin this, share it, tell your friends, tell your teachers! Let’s make sure these devastated kids at least have a wonderfully decorated new school to start over again in!!