POINT PLEASANT — Point Pleasant Intermediate School (PPIS) sixth graders are joining in the efforts to provide a “Winter Wonderland” for Sandy Hook Elementary School students when they return to school in 2013.
According to the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Sandy Hook students will be returning to school in a new building and several volunteers are working so the students return to a “Winter Wonderland,” where the school is decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible.
Sixth grade teacher Glenn Long stated his students had already started making the snowflakes and when they learned about this project to support Sandy Hook students, they wanted to do what they could to help and decided to send some of their snowflakes to Connecticut.
Long also discussed why it was important for PPIS and the students to show their support for Sandy Hook Elementary, saying a tragedy like this could have happened anywhere. Long discussed his everyday experiences with his students, saying they often show up to school ready to give hugs and high-fives to their teachers and friends and the thought of the children not being there and taking those enriching experiences away would be very difficult.
“It’s really personal,” Long said.
Long mentioned that snowflakes were also created by Annette Cook’s sixth grade class.
For more on this project and some other ways you can support Sandy Hook Elementary students, visit www.pta.org.