Saturday, December 29, 2012

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Students

We are not living in eternity.
We only have this moment.
Sparkling like a star in our hand
And melting like a snowflake.
Marie Beynon Ray
Imagine my surprise today reading the newspaper and seeing pictured a former co-worker teacher I once worked with and her daughter in a news article from the Star Tribune, December 29, 2012. The preschoolers from Kindermusik of the Valley in Minnesota with their mothers gathered  Friday to create paper snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary students as part of their arts and crafts activity. The link below is to the article titled:Snowflakes to warm Connecticut school by Maria Elena Baca which gives more detailed information about this  campaign.
http://www.startribune.com/local/south/185119091.html?refer=y&vi_adid=W

There is a national campaign to transform Chalk Hill School where the former students of Sandy Hook will attend in January into a winter wonderland. It is the hope this transformation will raise their spirits knowing so many people around the world care and share their grief. The movement has been spearheaded  by the National PTA and the Connecticut PTSA organizations and their PTA president Betsy Landers. The movement is a way for others to show their support to Sandy Hook students and their families. Cheryle Carter, from Minnesota, was determined that Minnesota could also do its part. She launched a blog and a YouTube tutorial on the Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Students .

There still is time for you to be a part of this campaign as snowflakes will be collected till January 12th.   If you GOOGLE search the project title you will be amazed how much information is out there.
This link http://amazingdesignsblog.com/tag/snowflakes-for-sandy-hook/ offers 450 different snowflake designs as well as templates to help you create snowflake designs.

Carter has created a Facebook page for Snowflakes for Sandy Hook for more information. http://www.facebook.com/SnowflakesForSandyHookMinnesota

Donors need to remember to put their names, hometowns and state on their snowflakes. They can be mailed directly to Newtown.
Connecticut PTSA 
60 Connolly Pkwy
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden,CT 06514

Ladies, Gentlemen and Children start your...cutting

1 comment:

  1. What an uplifting idea. These snowflakes are a lot more intricate than the snowflakes I remember snipping as a girl. Beautiful.

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