Posted: Dec 20, 2012 3:33 PM
Updated: Dec 20, 2012 4:27 PM
PORT ISABEL - Elementary school students in Port Isabel are crafting hundreds of paper snowflakes to send to the children of Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.
The students at Garriga Elementary School learned about the massacre at the school in Newtown and began to hand-cut the paper snowflakes they hope will be used to decorate Sandy Hook Elementary.
"We're all making snowflakes to send to Connecticut, where they need more snow I'm sure, but to hopefully help lighten the mood for the children coming back after the Christmas holidays by coming into a winter wonderland," Garriga Elementary School Principal Karen Harper said.
Sandy Hook students will return to classes in January. They will attend classes in a different building.
The U.S. Postal Service dedicated a post office box for people wishing to send condolences to the families of victims in Newtown. That post office box is P.O. Box 3700, Newtown, CT, 06470