The unthinkable events in Sandy Hook so deeply affected all of us. For teachers who care for precious children every day and for parents who release them into our care, the horror was especially acute. Parker teachers communicated all weekend with each other and with parents. Monday was handled with sensitivity and wisdom as teachers met the children where they were. I found that this article from the Dougy Center for Grieving Families was a good one out of the many to help parents figure out how to talk to their children about tragedy.
Being part of a caring community like Parker has helped everyone cope.