Monday, December 17, 2012

How your PTA can support SANDY HOOK Elementary School

Support Sandy Hook PTA & Share School Safety Resources

On Friday, December 14, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, experienced a violent shooting that resulted in nearly 30 deaths. National PTA® President Betsy Landers issued a statement that same day to express her sympathy for the students, families and communities affected by the horrendous tragedy. School and child safety is one of PTA’s core tenets as it is crucial to effective learning. National PTA® believes the protection of children in all school settings is a fundamental right and has made this the utmost priority for our work and advocacy.

National PTA Statement on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

If your PTA is interested in providing support to the students and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School, please consider one of these suggested options.

Ways to Help Sandy Hook with National PTA

1) Welcome Students to a Winter Wonderland

When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible. We encourage senders to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike. Please make and send snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to the Connecticut PTSA address at the bottom of this page.  

2) Donating and Organizing Fundraisers for Sandy Hook Elementary School

Donations will be accepted indefinitely to the Connecticut PTSA “Sandy Hook Fund” to provide ongoing support to the community. Please send checks to the Connecticut PTSA address listed at the bottom of this page. Group fundraising projects may include walk-a-thons, spirits days, pajama days, etc., which may be scheduled at your convenience.

For student-run coin drives, please submit all donations by February 14, 2013.

The Newtown community has requested only monetary donations at this time. For service or product donation inquiries, please contact To contact Sandy Hook PTA, please email

Please send all snowflakes and donations to:  
Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

Resources on School Violence

Connecticut PTSA Website

Please keep in mind that while National PTA Bylaws do not allow local units to donate funds to other organizations, regardless of how worthy the cause, it is acceptable for your PTA to donate funds to another PTA.  This is the only exception.  

Let's show the Sandy Hook community that Chesterfield County PTAs/PTSAs care about them by showing our support.

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