When Sandy Hook Elementary students returned to a new school today, they were welcomed by snowflakes made from students around the country, including from Newport-Mesa, as a sign of support.
Since Sandy Hook Elementary School became a crime scene last month after a horrific shooting took the lives of 20 children and six adults, Chalk Hill Elementary in nearby Monroe is the new school for Sandy Hook students.
In order to help ease the minds and lift the spirits of the students, the Connecticut Parent Teacher Student Association asked schools across the country to make paper snowflakes which were used to help decorate Chalk Hill.
Officials from the Connecticut PTSA said tons of snowflakes were donated and thanked everyone who sent one in to Newtown.
"We know that each snowflake represents the emotional outreach of the person making it," the Connecticut PTSA said in a statement posted on its website. "We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from around not just the country but the world."
To find about more about the first day back at school for Sandy Hook students, visit newtown.patch.com.
For more fundraisers to help the Sandy Hook victims, visit newtown.patch.com.