Newtown Schools To Offer Day Of Activities For Students
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Although Newtown schools will remain closed Monday, officials have decided to hold a supervised program for district students.
Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson wrote a letter to the community outlining a day of activities for the students in kindergarten through high school.
The letter outlines various activities including crafts, board games, non-contact sporting activities and art in which children can participate.
The letter also says that various food and drinks will be donated by local restaurants and grocery stores in Newtown, Conn.
Sunday night, President Barack Obama was in Newtown, speaking at the memorial for the victims of the Friday’s shooting.
He offered words of encouragement saying that only time would heal the wounds of the victims’ families and the community.
“Newtown, you are not alone,” the president said.
President Obama also said that too many incidents like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary have happened over the years and that he would use the power of office to prevent them from happening.
“We can not tolerate this anymore,” he said.
The president also spent more than two hours privately meeting with the parents and family members of the victims before the memorial, CBS News reported.
Monday will also mark the day of the first two funerals for Friday’s shooting victims.
Funerals for 6-year-old Noah Ponzer and 6-year-old Jack Pinto will be held at noon and 1 p.m., respectively.
A funeral for 6-year-old Jessica Rekos will also be held at noon on Tuesday.