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BY MADISON MACK 
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER


The students and faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary will return to school Thursday for the first time since last month’s tragic shooting.

And Wednesday, students and parents got a first look at Sandy Hook’s temporary home, Chalk Hill Middle School located just six miles away in the town of Monroe. As ABC explains, the school has been completely redone to make the kids feel right at home.

“School officials and teachers have been getting those classrooms ready and really focusing on every last detail, making sure backpacks and desks, even the placement of crayons is exactly as students left them on that day back on December 14 so they feel some sense of familiarity in their surroundings.”  

Former Sandy Hook principal Donna Page will be serving as interim principal. Principal Dawn Hochsprung was one of victims of the shooting. In a posting on the school’s website, Page says …

"Please know the inspiration you and your children have been to my staff and me as we connect with you at Chalk Hill … Be assured that the towns of Monroe and Newtown are working night and day to ensure the facility is safe, secure, and fully operational for our return."

Comfort dogs will be greeting the children, counselors will be on duty and parents are being encouraged to stay with their children if they need to.

Monroe residents have also been hard at work to welcome the kids into their community.

“Across from the Chalk Hill Middle School a sign reads ‘Welcome, we love you.’ Another is outlined in lights. Once inside they’ll be greeted by snowflakes crafted by people from across the globe. All these efforts toward the same goal, to give a warm welcome and a sense of peace.”


 

 

Neighboring Town Welcomes Sandy Hook Children Back To School

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Jan 2, 2013

Neighboring Town Welcomes Sandy Hook Children Back To School

 


Image Source: Yahoo! News

BY MADISON MACK 
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER


The students and faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary will return to school Thursday for the first time since last month’s tragic shooting.

And Wednesday, students and parents got a first look at Sandy Hook’s temporary home, Chalk Hill Middle School located just six miles away in the town of Monroe. As ABC explains, the school has been completely redone to make the kids feel right at home.

“School officials and teachers have been getting those classrooms ready and really focusing on every last detail, making sure backpacks and desks, even the placement of crayons is exactly as students left them on that day back on December 14 so they feel some sense of familiarity in their surroundings.”  

Former Sandy Hook principal Donna Page will be serving as interim principal. Principal Dawn Hochsprung was one of victims of the shooting. In a posting on the school’s website, Page says …

"Please know the inspiration you and your children have been to my staff and me as we connect with you at Chalk Hill … Be assured that the towns of Monroe and Newtown are working night and day to ensure the facility is safe, secure, and fully operational for our return."

Comfort dogs will be greeting the children, counselors will be on duty and parents are being encouraged to stay with their children if they need to.

Monroe residents have also been hard at work to welcome the kids into their community.

“Across from the Chalk Hill Middle School a sign reads ‘Welcome, we love you.’ Another is outlined in lights. Once inside they’ll be greeted by snowflakes crafted by people from across the globe. All these efforts toward the same goal, to give a warm welcome and a sense of peace.”


 

 

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