It can be really difficult to talk to small children about school shootings. Often, I defer to what Mr. Rogers says -- "look for the helpers."

Here's a way you and your children can be helpers, by sending letters to the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A friend of mine shared this on Facebook this week.

From the St. Lucie Classroom Teachers' Association and Classified Unit

"One of the teachers at Stoneman Douglas High is reaching out for help.She wrote the following:

It is with a heavy heart and clouded eyes I am reaching out to this community of wonderful teachers to help my students heal from the horrific event they have experienced. Our kids are amazing and they want to get back to school and continue learning but first they need time to just be together and begin the process of healing. I would like to greet them all on the first day back with letters of support. Not the email kind or the texting kind but real letters handwritten and signed by kids from our amazing community. I want them to hold the envelopes addressed from around the world to see that they are not alone and there is still kind and caring people in this world. If you would like to participate please send the letters to: (OR BRING TO THE CTA/CU OFGICE BY FRIDAY AND WE WILL MAIL THEM FOR YOU)

Ms Diane Wolk-Rogers
Stoneman Douglas High School
5901 Pine Island Road
Parkland, Florida 33076"


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