Every child that walks through the Victoria Soto School will know what an amazing teacher Vicki was. It is our hope that they will have the kind of learning experience Vicki always achieved in her classroom with love, laughter, compassion. Those who knew Vicki or those who were so blessed to be taught by her are truly lucky, as dedicated teachers like her are not found everywhere.
Construction on the Victoria Soto School has already begun and the hope is to have her school opened for the August 2015 school year. There will be 10 classrooms for kindergarten to second grade, with the ability to hold 290 students in total.
For more information on the Victoria Soto School, please see the Stratford Star article link: http://www.stratfordstar.com/25207/18-million-soto-school-scheduled-to-open-august-2015/
Vicki with her favorites! Ever since she was a little girl she loved flamingos so much! Her room was decorated with all things flamingo and whenever she would see something with a flamingo on it, she would buy it. Now, to honor and celebrate Vicki’s life, the beloved flamingo reminds us of Vicki and all that she loved.
Will you be joining SOFACRO for the 2nd Annual Vicki Soto 5k on Saturday, November 1st!? Check back for more details soon! Start picking out your best flamingo outfits!
Vicki’s hometown of Stratford, CT has added Victoria Soto Way to North Parade Street, in honor of Vicki. The street runs in front of Stratford High School, where Vicki graduated from in 2003. It’s a beautiful tribute to Vicki and her passion for education and commitment to teaching. Thank you to the Stratford Town Council and all those who signed the online petition to make this happen.
Vicki’s Aunt Debbie installed a Little Free Library in honor of Vicki, who loved books and reading. The Little Free Library can be found near the benches at Ackley Park in the Lordship section of Stratford, CT. The box is full of books and is meant to inspire readers who are passing by. If you see Vicki’s Little Free library, take a book and remember to bring back another book to share! Enjoy!
Vicki Soto 5K will be held this year on Saturday, November 1, 2014. More details to follow so check back soon for more updates!
Team Vicki Soto Baseball Caps, Mugs, T-Shirts, Pins, Bracelets, Hoodies, Keychains, Lanyards are all available on ETSY now! Please visit the Team Vicki Soto shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeamVickiSoto
On June 15, 2013 The Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play Foundation began construction on Vicki’s beautiful playground, along with family, friends and many volunteers. The Sandy Ground, which originally formed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, set out to build 26 playgrounds to honor the victims, with Vicki’s being the fifth one built. Located at Pender’s Field at Longbrook Park in Stratford, Vicki’s playground is a wonderful tribute to all that she loved. It is adorned with flamingos, Christmas trees and is a beautiful and friendly place where children and adults are reminded of Vicki’s words to Live, Laugh and Love.
For more information on the 26 playgrounds and The Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play Foundation, please visit their website at: http://whereangelsplayfoundation.org/