By LaBetha Casey
Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand at North DeSoto Upper Elementary School on Thursday, December 15, to help give approximately 767 students a big sendoff for the Christmas holiday season. While Santa was in the upstairs hallway entertaining by telling Christmas stories, showing magic tricks and having his picture taken with the students, Mrs. Claus was in the library reading Christmas books and singing Christmas songs for some of the other students. The students also rotated downstairs to make some Christmas crafts with the art teacher.
Santa fielded several interesting questions from the students, such as,” Who is your favorite reindeer?” and “How old are you?” Mrs. Claus was asked other questions such as, “What do you feed the reindeer,?” “How did you get here?” and “Are you real?” Another question was “Do you know Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer?” and the student was meaning the reindeer and not the song.
The theme for the second graders was Polar Express. Their wing of the school building was decorated like a train and had a conductor taking tickets, etc. The third graders had Cajun Christmas for their theme. The area of their classes was decorated like swamps and cabins, and they had a feast with jambalaya, meat pies and King Cake. Fourth grade students’ theme was Christmas in Whoville with the Grinch, and the fifth grade celebration theme was Elf and New York City.
Students will return to their classes on January 5, 2023, to begin their spring semester.
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