The snowfall the other night looked like Christmas yesterday morning. Of course, the sights and sounds within our hallways made it Christmas every day! The toddlers did a wonderful rendition of JINGLE BELLS with the bells. There’s no mistaking that it’s their favorite song! I know you’ll agree the ornaments made by the preschoolers will certainly become a treasure on everyone’s tree for years to come. St. Nicholas came to fill our shoes with treats, St. Lucia wore her crown of candles, cannolis were made, Ward’s mom told us about Ramadan and candles were lit on the menorah. The kindergartners have learned where all of our holiday traditions originated as they studied the Festivals of Light. Of course, sweetest of all was the candy house from Germany!
Thank you to all of our families who donated to the Toy Drive again this year. Mia Viana and her folks Tori and Mike drove the carload down to Lurie Children’s Hospital two weeks ago. This is the second year we have participated in this project, which is appreciated by so many children during a frightening time in their lives. The toys certainly put a smile on little faces.
Thank you too for all of the food you provided Hazel Crest Methodist Church’s food pantry. This is our 14th year of donating! This tiny church is always so delighted to receive the food for their families in need. The congregation is aging; but they still operate the pantry, which is open weekly.
I guess these are SWSM’s traditions. We cherish them as we cherish all of the families. We adore the cards you send, and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Merry & Bright 2020. No matter what your traditions are to celebrate this most beautiful of seasons, may you have health and happiness throughout this coming year.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Go Jul, Buon Natale, Happy Eid, Feliz Navidad!
. . . Ms. Kathy