Monday, December 14, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015!

by Isaiah Durbin, student boosters small group

Mr. Barnes put together another wonderful Christmas program. He has put so much time and effort into his programs and this year was yet another example of his hard work. Some elements of the program come together at the last moment - one thing he mentioned was that the different classes had learned a song separately and come together to do it for the first time that morning! First and second grade said they had fun learning with Mr. Barnes. 

Every year we have a Christmas tree decorating contest where the grades are separated out and get to decorate their own tree. Kindergarten had a foil tree where they made ornaments and a star out of foil. First and second grade had a snowflake tree with candy canes. Third and fourth had a camping tree complete with s’mores ornaments.  Fifth and sixth had their traditional World Vision tree with picture of many flags of countries across the world, which leads me to another topic I will discuss in a moment. The 7th and 8th grade class had a heritage tree covered with little snippets of information about our American heritage. Ninth through twelfth had the simplicity tree (their excuse for not decorating the tree). The trees are then judged by the people who attend the Christmas program by donating money to the tree they think is the best. That money is then put into our World Vision missions fund. Our winning tree this year was the 5th and 6th grade, who brought in an additional $103.00 for our World Vision shopping day.
I mentioned World Vision a little bit ago. Every semester the entire school gets together for World Vision Chapel where we buy things for people in need with the money that we raise throughout the year and from donations we get for each tree. It's a lot of fun and everyone participates. World Vision Chapel is Friday, December 18, 2015, and all parents are invited to join us.

 Thanks again to all the parents and guests who came out to join us for the Christmas program!  We do wish you all a Merry Christmas!

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