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A Positively Purple P.S. I Love You Day in Deer Park

A Positively Purple P.S. I Love You Day in Deer Park   thumbnail164989

A perfectly positive P.S. I Love You Day was celebrated in Deer Park on Feb. 14, with the color purple used to symbolize love, acceptance, anti-bullying and suicide prevention. Students and staff at the high school, Robert Frost and JFK were encouraged to wear purple to show their support, purple ribbon was wrapped around trees by the school and notes with positive messages were posted on student lockers.

Founded by West Islip teenager Brooke DiPalma, the event is held annually on the second Friday of February. DiPalma visited Frost this year to meet with the middle school’s student council and talk about why she started P.S. I Love You Day 10 years ago to honor her father, whose tragic suicide inspired the movement.

Deer Park School District