Local students and adults created paper snowflakes as part of what turned into an international campaign to welcome Sandy Hook students back to school in January. Two days after Christmas, approximately 250 Milford students and parents went to the Parsons gymnasium to create bags and bags of snowflakes, intended for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Sandy Hook students will go to Chalk Hill School in Monroe temporarily this month, following the deadly shooting at their own school in mid-December. The National PTA promoted a drive for people across the country to clip out snowflakes, which would be used to transform Chalk Hill School into a winter \u2018wonderland\u2019 \u2014 \u201csomething beautiful for this group of returning students,\u201d organizers said. \u201cOur state PTA office, the Connecticut PTSA office in Hamden, became the center for all donations,\u201d said Kathy Bonetti, school spokesperson and PTA representative. Milford PTA Council decided to offer a one-day event where everyone from Milford could join together to clip snowflakes and organizers would transport them to the state Hamden office for delivery to Chalk Hill in time for the students of Sandy Hook. \u201cMore than 250 people came to the Milford event \u2013 and I have to say, it was a wonderful way for adults and children to spend an afternoon together for a common cause,\u201d Bonetti said. \u201cI believe this event, while it will result in a beautiful welcome for the students returning to school in January, was a great way for people to feel they are contributing. It\u2019s about healing. It\u2019s about the therapeutic nature of something as simple as a snowflake,\u201d Bonetti added. When all were delivered, there were thousands of packages of snowflakes from around the world: Packages were piled up to the ceiling, organizers said. \u201cSnowflakes came from across the country \u2013 as well as from Saudi Arabia, Canada, Kuwait, and many other countries across the globe,\u201d Bonetti said. Snowflakes can be sent through Jan. 12 to the Connecticut Parent Teacher Student Association at 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103 in Hamden, CT.