Ways to Support the Sandy Hook Community

December 2012, Volume 36, Issue 4

The NAESP family continues to mourn the loss of life that resulted from the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. As students in Newtown, Connecticut, headed back to school this week, many principals have asked how they and their schools can support Sandy Hook families and the community.

Vigils are being held throughout the week in Connecticut. Find a list of them here.

Messages of sympathy or condolences may be sent to:

Messages of Condolence for Newtown
PO Box 3700
Newtown, CT 06470

The Connecticut Parent Teacher Association is collecting paper snowflakes to decorate the new Sandy Hook Elementary building when students return in January. Visit the PTA Facebook page for more information. Send snowflakes to:

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

For those who wish to make a financial contribution, United Way of Western Connecticut, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, has created the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. The fund will provide support services to the families affected and the community. Donations may be made online, or mailed to:

Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street
Newtown, Connecticut 06470

A memorial fund for Dawn Lafferty-Hochsprung, principal of Sandy Hook Elementary, has also been created. Visit www.WCTFCU.com for more information. Contributions may be mailed to:

Dawn Lafferty-Hochsprung Memorial Fund
Waterbury Connecticut Federal Teacher's Union
P.O. Box 2121
Waterbury, Connecticut 06722


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