Snowflakes for Sandy Hook
The community you talked about in your last post that could wash over education and transform is real. It is out there and made up of more than teachers. It is parents and students as well.
I haven’t spoken publicly about the tragedy in Sandy Hook. I took my grief to our private online community and found friends who were struggling as much as I was. I couldn’t think of anything to say that would honor the students and educators who were killed. I posted a couple links yesterday and today through the #iKnowaTeacher hashtag that seemed appropriate because that campaign was created to change the public perception of teachers in our country. But, I couldn’t think of anything to say that was helpful to the world. Then I saw a post on facebook from my son’s PTA and my daughter came home with snowflakes from middle school. When she told us why she wanted to make snowflakes after school my son was excited. He literally ran around the house looking for paper and scissors. Finally, a way to process this tragedy that was not self serving.
The Sandy Hook PTA and Conneticut PTSA is accepting paper snowflakes cut by students and likely some teachers and parents from all across the country. The one above was created by my son. He will send it through his school’s PTA.
The plan is for the Sandy Hook students to return to a new school in January and to walk into a winter wonderland created by children from all over the country.
Snowflakes can be sent by January 12, 2013 to:
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.