Friday, December 3, 2010

A Visit from Auntie Claus

Several years ago Auntie Claus was the December Book-of-the-Month. Thus was born a tradition of our Principal, Susan Phillips, dressing up like the character, Auntie Claus, and reading to all of the 1300 children in the school. She takes a different grade level (about 200 children at a time) each hour all day long and reads holiday books that are age appropriate, all the time pretending to be Santa's sister who has been left in charge of the school for the day. The children love it. The teachers love it. After the book is read, all of the Resource teachers, dressed as elves, serve cookies and chocolate milk. It really is one of those very simple traditions that makes a school special. How wonderful to have a school that is full of holiday traditions!

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