There are all sorts of ways to bring together donations for the less fortunate, and the staff at Woodlake Hills MS has a unique, yet annual, way of doing that. Brenda Henderson's Theater Arts students performed Christmas scenes and pantomimes to benefit the Toys For Tots program. Each year the department puts on this production and the admission fee for the event is just one new unwrapped toy. This year more than 150 toys were collected. Thanks go to the National Honor Society students and Ms. Fields for their assistance in collecting and delivering the toys. That's Wildcat Pride.
The staff and administration at Coronado Village ES want to thank the United States Air Force for their donation of gifts to some of their students. Rhonda Brown-Strong and the USAF "Webheads were responsible for this display of the Christmas spirit. Thank you
This time of year there seems to be more random acts of kindness that just pop up. Companies or individuals will donate toys, food or even just time. Horace Mann is no different, as the company provided pizzas, cookies and boxed drinks for the 5th graders in Mr. Hans’ class at Park Village Elementary School. What a fantastic surprize.
Christmas stories are always wonderful treats for kids this time of year. It feeds the imagination and it's fun for adults to read them. Professor Archie Wortham from Lakeview Vista College was a guest reader at Ed Franz ES. He sat down with the school's kindergarten students to read the Polar Express. He enjoyed it and the students loved it. They even presented him with a bell necklace. He told them that yes-he still hears the bell ring.
Helping those less fortunate is a great way to show the Christmas spirit this time of year. Candlewood Elementary did that with an Angel Tree. Counselor Naderia Hartley and volunteer Sandra White made the season a little brighter for some families with donations from the program. The donations were made possible by Ms. Hartley, Ms. White and the Candlewood faculty, staff and friends. Thank you everyone.