At Pierson, Positive and Purple for P.S. I Love You Day

From left, Zachary Vaccaro, Abby Sherwood, Catie Cannizzaro, Micky Wilson, and Ryan McGarrity, a group of Pierson Middle School sixth graders who participated in P.S. I Love You Day activities at the school. Sag Harbor School District

Students at Pierson Middle and High School got into the spirit of P.S. I Love You Day on Friday, participating in activities meant to spread positive feelings that prevent negative outcomes such as low self-esteem, bullying, and suicide.

Many students wore purple, the official color of the P.S. I Love You Day campaign, and used sticky notes to post kind words on each other's lockers. For some, the day took an even sweeter turn: Students had the chance to decorate cupcakes to give to their classmates.

"P.S. I Love You Day" is a campaign started in 2010 by a teen from West Islip who lost her father to suicide. The event has been celebrated each year since then on the second Friday in February, and this year, P.S. I Love You Day became an official nonprofit organization.

On its website, the campaign urges its participants to "save a life with love, let the love in, love the life you live, and this year, let's prove that 'love is endless.' "

More information on the organization may be found at