Students from a number of Sachem schools have reached out to the returning Sandy Hook Elementary students to help brighten their new classrooms as they recover from last month's mass shooting.
Students from Sequoya Middle School and Gatelot Elementary, drafted a letter and sent seven boxes of hand-made snowflakes to help decorate the classrooms at the alternative school Sandy Hook students have begun to attend to finish out the 2012-13 school year.
The project was the brainchild of Lauren Shaw, a Sequoya teacher's assistant. Doreen Schaefer and the Renaissance Community Service Club at Sequoya helped coordinate the effort.
The Sachem Report noted a letter to Sandy Hook staff and students in which Sequoya wrote, “these snowflakes symbolize the thoughts and prayers that go out to you and the community of Newtown. We are doing this in order to bring more peace and kindness to the world in your honor.”
According to the report, construction of a Random Acts of Kindness Wall in Sequoya is in the works.