JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Students from the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus are helping lift spirits of Sandy Hook Elementary School students. Dozens of students spent their last days before the holiday break making snowflakes to be sent to Newtown, Connecticut.
It's all part of a national move called "The Snowflake Project." At the request of the Newtown Parent Teacher Association, students were asked to make and decorate snowflakes to adorn hallways of the Sandy Hook students' new school building.
But, local students didn't just volunteer up until the school break. Some students made snowflakes during the break and mailed them directly to the tragedy-stricken school. "The children felt their snowflakes were very special and I saw compassion for others shine through every cut of the paper," said third grade teacher Teresa Hudson in a letter to parents.
Organizers requested the snowflakes be decorated without words, so Bolles students were challenged to share their joy with glitter, sparkle and color. Each batch of snowflakes included a note about the origin - including town, school and class - of the student creators from around the country.