UPDATE: North Farmington High, Dunckel Middle School and Harrison High Parent Teacher Association (PTA) groups have announced they will collect snowflakes to brighten the lives of children displaced by the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown CT.
In list serv messages, the schools indicated they will join a National PTA effort to collect paper snowflakes that will be posted on the walls of the new school attended by Sandy Hook students. The children will not return to their school after a lone gunman forced his way in and killed 20 children and six adults, before turning the gun on himself.
Dunckel students were asked to bring in their snowflakes Friday; North Farmington and Harrison students have until Jan. 4, 2013.
The National PTA on its website also announced that donations will be accepted indefinitely to the Connecticut PTSA “Sandy Hook Fund” to provide ongoing support to the community. Checks may be sent to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.