Tennessee Teachers Wanting to Help

Looking for a way to help

My name is Candace and I am an elementary teacher in Chattanooga, TN, as well as a mother of a first grader. I have a group of teachers who are ready and willing to travel to Connecticut to assist the Sandy Hook teachers with packing up their rooms, and setting up at the new school location. Setting up a classroom is a daunting task, and I'm sure even more so given the unthinkable circumstances. In general, we are just looking for a way to help fellow teachers. Please let me know if anyone knows of a way for us to reach out and help.


This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

tammy December 18, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Candice -Here is something you can participate in - SPREAD THE WORD: “Let’s Give the New Sandy Hook School a Winter Wonderland” Snowflake Drive – Like our children, no two snowflakes are alike. The CT PTSA invite you to create snowflakes to decorate Sandy Hook School’s new home. Be creative! All colors and designs are welcome. We know that children will enjoy creating art that can adorn the walls of SHS’s new elementary school. CT PTSA has been contacted from schools across the state and this is a project we can all share. “Snowflakes” can be mailed to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514, by January 12, 2013.
Jaimie Cura December 19, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Here's another blog just posted from someone wanting to help with classroom set-up: http://newtown.patch.com/blog_posts/volunteering-to-help-with-classroom-set-up
Sybil Cohen December 21, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Hello, I'm an art teacher in NJ and am investigating doing the same. I can put up bulletin boards, paint a mural, unpack boxes, stock library shelves...whatever is needed. If any information becomes available as to how teachers can volunteer, please let me know. sycohen@wtps.org Thank you!
Scottie Knollin December 21, 2012 at 03:30 PM
I'm a teacher in GA. Looking to find out ways to help, as well. Can help move furniture, boxes, etc. Have some other teachers, and even possibly some high school guys who could travel with me. We're out for Christmas break already and willing to help. scottieknollin@gmail.com
Sybil G. Cohen December 25, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Has anyone had any success in getting info on helpng out? I was thinking of contacting the Red Cross tomorrow. Any other ideas out there from all the wonderful teachers? I am ready, willling, and able to drive up to CT. Thanks, Sybil in NJ sybilc23@gmail.com


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »