Mrs. Rita McNutt’s first grade class at Immaculate Conception School in Port Clinton received an extra special piece of mail Tuesday, a thank you message from the community of Newtown, CT. Last December, after the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the class talked about the sadness that the community of Newtown was dealing with. The first graders spent some quiet time in church, lit a candle, and said special prayers for the school, the families and the community. The class then returned to the classroom to make cards that were sent off to the school by Principal Connie Snyder. This week the class received a response from the town of Newtown that brightened their day. The response thanked the class for their thoughts and prayers and said that knowing that people care does indeed help their healing. The entire school continues to send its prayers to the community of Newtown, Connecticut.