Local Students Send Snowflakes to Sandy Hook Survivors

Posted at: 12/21/2012 5:42 PM
Updated at: 12/21/2012 8:43 PM
By: Katie Eldred

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- In January the students of Sandy Hook Elementary will move into a new school. Students across the country are working to help decorate that new school.

Including a group of second graders from Elton Hills Elementary in Rochester.
Snip by snip, it was a simple project for Mrs. Sullivan's 2nd grade class.

"We're making snowflakes," said a student.

But it was a very special project.

"You can never find a snow flake that's alike," said student Bella Gamez.

While some of the students did not completely understand why they were making snowflakes, they knew it was to help others.

"We're sending them to a school to decorate it," said a student.

"A school in Connecticut," said Gamez.

"I hope they see how much we all care this affected all of us," said Mrs. Sullivan.

For her the Sandy Hook shooting hit close to home.

"Other shootings have been hard, but this one at an elementary school, you see these little ones running around all the time, and we were all left thinking of if that was my classroom would I do what they did," said Mrs. Sullivan.

She hopes the snowflakes will brighten the halls of the new school.

"These kids saw a lot of not so great things that day and if they can walk into their new school and have these happy snowflakes everywhere," said Mrs. Sullivan.

Snip by snip, Mrs. Sullivan's second graders added careful details.

"There are cuts that look like apples," said Bella Gamez.

With the hope that the snowflakes will make the students of Sandy Hook Elementary.

"Happy," said a student.

Connecticut's Parent Teacher Student Association started the snowflakes for Sandy Hook Idea.

Mrs. Sullivan is planning on sending them out over Christmas break.