HS Clubs Celebrate Positivity on P.S. I Love You Day

HS Clubs Celebrate Positivity on P.S. I Love You Day

The high school celebrated P.S. I Love You Day with positivity and teamwork on Feb. 9, sponsored for the second consecutive year by the school’s student council, with help from members of several other clubs including STARS, Key Club, Gay-Straight Alliance and the literary magazine. In preparation for the event, East Islip students cut out purple hearts that were displayed in the main lobby, and made hundreds of purple ribbons that were distributed to students and staff.

“It was our goal to have as many clubs as possible come together to make this a success,” said adviser Jessica Pignataro. “We hope to make it bigger and better every year.”

In 2010, P.S. I Love You Day was started by West Islip teenager Brooke DiPalma, following the tragic suicides of her father and a senior at her school. The event is held annually on the second Friday of February to promote positive messages of love, acceptance and community, symbolized by the color purple.

In attendance was Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron, who spoke with the students about the day and his personal connection to the DiPalma family.