Children make art for Sandy Hook students

Photo provided by JENNA BLADES -- Hammond Westside Montessori faculty and students reaching out to Sandy Hook community members are, from left, financial secretary Monique Bergeron, Kylie Lutz and Grayson Lutz.. Show caption
Photo provided by JENNA BLADES -- Hammond Westside Montessori faculty and students reaching out to Sandy Hook community members are, from left, financial secretary Monique Bergeron, Kylie Lutz and Grayson Lutz..

The children at Hammond Westside Montessori School reached out to the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School by creating snowflakes to help create a Winter Wonderland in their new schools in January.

The Parent/Teacher/Student Association at Sandy Hook asked PTAs across the country to join them in welcoming the children of Sandy Hook into other schools in their district by making one-of-a-kind snowflakes.

The one-of-a-kind snowflakes made at Hammond Westside represent the beautiful, one-of-a-kind children who lost their lives in the tragedy, as well as the one-of-a-kind children who survived, school officials said.

The art teacher at HWMS, Wendy Castle, was instrumental in inspiring the children to participate in the project, school officials said. The snowflakes were mailed to the PTSA in Connecticut.