Winter may not have officially started, but you would never have known, as Bayville Primary School was turned into a winter wonderland on Dec. 13. With a Christmas tree, a mailbox for letters to Santa, hot chocolate, cookies and holiday crafts, the school’s all-purpose room was transformed into a scene from a holiday postcard.
Students in kindergarten, first and second grade returned to school after dinner in their pajamas, some with their favorite stuffed animals, and listened to Assistant Principal Dorothy McManus read “The Polar Express.” Following story time, the children colored holiday photos, wrote letters to Santa and enjoyed their snacks and time with each other.
Ms. McManus said the annual Winter Wonderland, sponsored by the Bayville PTA, is an opportunity for the children to enjoy the holiday spirit with their friends.
“Creating a feeling of community surrounding the holidays promotes a sense of belonging, which benefits the students at home and in school,” she said.
Each year, through Winter Wonderland, the Bayville PTA supports a local charity. This year, Matthew’s Toy Drive of the Matthew Fetzer Foundation was the recipient of the generous donations made by the Bayville Primary School family.