Knee High Knights celebrates Christmas with a surprise
December 17, 2010
Filed under News Archives
By Cortney St. John
Round Table editor
The Middletown High School Knee High Knights celebrated the holiday season with a surprise visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 16.
This year is the first year that Santa and Mrs. Claus visited the preschoolers.
“Donna Lehman suggested that Santa and Mrs. Claus should come and visit the preschoolers because they would already be in the school visiting her AP class,” said Middletown High School child development teacher Gretchen Martin.
When Santa and Mrs. Claus surprised the preschoolers by walking in the preschool room, the children were very thrilled. Each of the children got a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and talk to him and Mrs. Claus to tell them what they would like for Christmas. Each of the children also received a bell from them.
“It was a great experience to see they children’s faces brighten as they saw Santa,” said MHS senior and child development 3 student Shannon Buckley.
Santa and Mrs. Claus were supposed to visit on Dec. 14 but because of the two hour delay due to the snow, the preschoolers did not attend school, so Santa and Mrs. Claus visited two days later.
“This year was easy to celebrate Christmas because all of the parents agreed that it was fine for their children. In the past a few of the children celebrated different holidays so we would have to work with that,” said Martin.
The preschoolers will also be making little crafts for Christmas and they will be visited by some students at Middletown Middle School to tell the story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”