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Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus sends snowflakes to Sandy Hook Elementary School students

2:10 PM, Jan 4, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Students from the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus helped to spread some holiday cheer for students at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

Before going on their winter holiday break, Susanna Barton, Communications Coordinator for The Bolles School, said students made snowflakes to mail to Sandy Hook Elementary students.

Barton said the students continued their gesture of kindness when they made more snowflakes while they were home on winter break.

Teresa Hudson, a third grade teacher, said in a letter to parents, "The children felt their snowflakes were very special and I saw compassion for others shine through every cut of the paper."

The students made the snowflakes as part of a nationwide response to a Newtown Parent Teacher Association request called "The Snowflake Project."

The project asked students to make and decorate snowflakes to hang in the hallways of the Sandy Hook students' new school building, Barton said.

Since the project asked the snowflakes be made without words, Barton said it challenged Bolles students to send their messages using glitter, sparkle and color.

The snowflakes are expected to be displayed this year.  In each batch of mailed snowflakes Barton said the school included a note that stated the snowflakes' origin including the town, school and class.

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