Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Palmdale resident Julia Ochoa is creating over 300 snowflakes to help decorate Sandy Hook Elementary for returning students.

LANCASTER – Antelope Valley residents are banding together to help Connecticut’s Parent Teacher Student Association in their “snowflake drive.”

The organization is requesting homemade snowflakes to decorate Sandy Hook Elementary school, come January, as a winter wonderland for returning students.

Palmdale resident Julia Ochoa is creating over 300 snowflakes for the cause using the simple design taught in schools.

“I usually cut snowflakes all year round,” said Ochoa. “I saw this as an opportunity to use this random talent for a really good cause.”

The snowflake drive has spread nationwide, grabbing the attention of people everywhere. The goal is to create a complete winter wonderland by January 12, when students return to Sandy Hook.

Sandy Hook is the elementary school in Newtown, CT that experienced the tragic shooting on Dec. 14 that killed 20 first-grade students and six adult staff.

“I hope it brings them joy,” said Ochoa. “I hope when they return to school and see all the snowflakes, that it lightens their hearts after a break full of funerals and sadness.”

Whether the snowflakes are a simple fold design, or something very intricate, all donations are accepted.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the snowflake drive.

For further details, as well as contact information, visit the CT PTSA website at

Should you wish to participate in the snowflake drive, here are some tutorials to get you started.

  14 comments for “Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

  1. Tim
    December 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    What a great thing to do!

    • justbeingreal
      December 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      Great intentions, but on the new they said that the people of Sandy Hook are asking for people to stop sending things. They are inundated with stuff.

      • Tim
        December 29, 2012 at 7:47 pm

        This was a request the school had made. I know the girl who is doing this. It was not something she just thought she would send. The request was made from the school and she step up to do it.

  2. December 28, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    What a nice thing to do! I hope you reach your goal.
    If the school does close down and the children go elsewhere, then maybe all the snow flakes can follow…GOOD LUCK!! I’m sending mine out tomorrow..

  3. Christine Powers
    December 28, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I think i heard that the school will never reopen.. Teachers say they will never inter that school ever again…

  4. dumbandblind
    December 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    The only thing that can lighten the heart is an armed guard standing by the door providing security.

  5. dumbandblind
    December 28, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    What a waste of time, effort and money.

    • lancres
      December 28, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      you disgust me ! You jerk!!! You should go lay down in a hole somewhere!!

      • December 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm

        I agree, I guess dumbandblind says it all…
        tooo bad dumbandblind could not have replaced someone in that class room.. We don’t need that kind of thinking.

        • sikntired
          December 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm

          And what kind of thinking did you just exhibit?OK maybe his comment was a bit gruff, but as pretty as they are, snowflakes are not going to solve the problem.
          I can’t imagine many parents want.their kids returning to school there.
          And if dumb and blind had been there, perhaps a few lives would have been spared.

          • Liz
            December 28, 2012 at 11:27 pm

            snt, I really don’t like agreeing with anything you have to say because most of the time I think you’re a real (richard). I do however, agree with your statement above.

        • dumbandblind
          December 29, 2012 at 9:54 am

          I get condemned to die for saying it’s a waste of time, money and effort cutting snowflakes? Wow! you sound like you should stay away from schools…

          • dumbandblind
            December 29, 2012 at 9:57 am

            that reply was for @ Here we go again

    • Frank Rizzo
      December 29, 2012 at 8:20 am

      I would have to agree that this is a complete waste of time and money etc. I guess these people making these paper snowflakes need to do something to make thmself feel usefull. They should send those people counselors and mental health thearapists, not paper snowflakes.

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