P.S. I Love You Day, 2020

Alexa Mastrangelo

On February 14, 2020, Carle Place Middle/High School wore purple to participate in one of the biggest awareness campaigns all across New York State, P.S. I Love You Day. Led by the Middle School Student Organization and their advisor Ms. Kennedy, S.A.D.D., and their advisor Mrs. Dietz, the Unity Club and their advisor Mrs. Sullivan, and the school guidance counselors Mr.De Blasio, Mr. Santoro, Ms. Daas, Mr. Vella, and Ms. Molloy, the students and administrators spread awareness for a very important cause, mental health awareness. This campaign not only sheds light on serious topics like suicide and bullying, but also aims to spread kindness. P.S I Love You Day started out as day to commemorate a single suicide, about ten years ago, and now has turned into a state wide campaign. P.S. I Love You Day, takes place on the second Friday in February and this year has over 220 schools participating!
The students and the advisors worked very hard to create signs, posters, and even a photo booth, with facts about mental health, so that everyone can learn more about what they can do to help people. Thank you to all of the students and staff who helped make this day a big success and to those who helped spread awareness for a cause that impacts so many of our lives. In the spirit of P.S. I Love You Day, please remember that everyone has a special place in the world and there are always people willing to listen and to help you, if you give them the chance. You are never alone and no matter what, your story matters.

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Cutting out different size hearts, and looking up facts

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Cutting out different size hearts

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Putting together different facts about suicide, for the posters in the hallway

Creating heart posters with facts about suicide on them.

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Middle School S.O and SADD creating hearts for the collage of hearts

Members of SADD working on the photo booth

Putting together the big heart sign!

Cutting out hearts to use as props for the photo booth!

Organizing the collage on the big heart poster!

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Middle School S.O and SADD creating hearts for the collage of hearts

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Getting the banners ready in Mrs. Dietz’s room!

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Organizing all of the banners and posters!

Mrs. Dietz
Members of SADD drawing the “Your Story Matters” banner

Ms. Kennedy
Mrs. Dietz helping with the creation of the banner!

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Unity Club showing the banners that they created for the main lobby and the senior hallway!

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Middle School S.O., SADD, and Unity Club decorating the main lobby.

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Members of SADD hanging up the photo booth!

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SADD, Unity Club, and Middle School S.O. getting ready to start preparing for P.S. I love You Day

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Members of SADD putting a Banner for P.S. I Love You Day in the main lobby.

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Members of SADD and the Unity Club hanging up a banner over the Senior Hallway.

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Mrs. Dietz Putting up the collage of hearts and positive messages created by the clubs.

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Ms. Kennedy and Ms. Dietz hanging up the main banners.

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Middle School S.O., SADD, and Unity Club decorating the main lobby.

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A member of SADD decorating Mrs. Falik’s door.