Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Orland School District 135 answered the call to help ease Sandy Hook Elementary School students’ transition to a different building for the second half of the school year by making snowflakes.
The Connecticut Parent Teachers Association did not anticipate the huge response. In order to help Sandy Hook Elementary School students’ transition to a new school after the devastating attack, the Connecticut CTA put out a request for anyone willing to make handmade paper snowflakes, to turn the students’ new location into a “winter wonderland.” The massive response that followed, with tens of thousands of snowflakes coming from across the United States and as far as Hong Kong, led the Connecticut PTA to respectfully ask the donations to stop. “At this time, we have enough beautiful snowflakes to blanket the community of Newtown.” But Orland School District 135’s Parents For Education decided to move forward and spend a couple hours …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Students and parents will be gathering Thursday afternoon at the Orland School District 135 Administration building to make snowflakes in support of Newtown students as they return to school.
Orland School District 135 parents knew something needed to be done for the Newtown children, following the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Julie Hildebrand, co-president of the Center School Parents for Education, learned about a call out from the Sandy Hook Parent Teachers Association for homemade snowflakes. With the Sandy Hook students attending school elsewhere in January, the idea was to decorate the building as a “Winter Wonderland” and help ease the students’ transition to a new place, according to the Connecticut Parent Student Teacher Association’s website. Hildebrand put forth the idea about D135 families doing the same, and the response in support of it was “overwhelming,” said D135 PFE President Tracy Pelini. “The idea…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Your local Patch site will go dark during national observance for victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Patch sites around America, including yours, will take part in a National Moment of Silence at 8:30 a.m. Central time on Friday. At that hour, the website will go blank for 5 minutes. The page will be replaced by a message noting the National Moment of Silence, and a link will direct viewers to a website that explains ways you can join the campaign to help the people of Sandy Hook. The Moment of Silence coincides with one across social media sites. Over 100,000 people have pledged not to tweet or post to Facebook, reports TechCrunch, including Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Britney Spears, Suze Orman, Tyler Florence, Goldie Hawn, and Joe Montana. After 5 minutes, the website operation will return to normal. Looking for ways to help the …