Orangetown students create snowflakes for Sandy Hook kids

Maria Minor, a teacher at Tappan Zee Elementary Maria Minor, a teacher at Tappan Zee Elementary School in Piermont, left, with class Foster Grandma Flora and third-grade students who made snowflakes that will decorate the new school Sandy Hook students will attend after winter break. (Dec. 21, 2012) Photo Credit: Handout

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The National PTA called for students across the nation to create snowflakes to decorate the new school building that students at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., will attend after winter break. And all three elementary schools in the South Orangetown Central School District responded.

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The National PTA wants to welcome back the Sandy Hook students with a winter wonderland in which their entire new school is decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible. Snowflake makers were encouraged to be as creative as possible.

Students at William O. Schaefer, Tappan Zee and Cottage Lane elementary schools finished their contributions to the wonderland, so a parent volunteer could drive them to Newtown, Conn.

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