On December 14, 2012, twenty elementary school children and six teachers and staff were murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut by a mentally ill young man.
A commentary in itself, the resources below are still listed prominently on the front page of the Newtown Public School District web site.
I have published them here for you as not a reminder of the tragedy, but as resources you may need as the anniversary approaches.
I said at the time, "We all live in Newtown." It is still true. We will all grieve again along with the parents, sisters, brothers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, classmates, and next door neighbors of the lost children.
I hope at least one of these resources prove valuable for you as you deal with your own grief, the questions and feeling of your children and students - as we together, get through these next several weeks.
If you have suggestions for local resources that we all might find valuable, please use the comment section below to share them with our community of parents and teachers.