One week after the horrific events that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School, over 150 students, parents, and community members gathered in front of Jefferson Elementary School to make cutout snow flakes and observe a moment of silence. PTA groups across the nation are putting events such as this one together to show support for the families and children from the small Connecticut community of Newtown. They hope to send boxes of cutout snow flakes to decorate the new classrooms when the children return from winter break.
Jefferson’s gathering had students, parents, police oficers, school officials, and city and school district administrators in attendance. They all helped make snow flakes. Some blew liquid bubbles, remembering the 26 who perished including 20 first graders.
The students who participated in the event came on their own time. Friday was te first day of winter break for Burbak Schools, and a furlough day for teachers.