BCI show its appreciation to Little Cypress
The 5th grade Honor Choir from Bridge City  Intermediate School performed for the students of Little Cypress Intermediate School. The performance was a special Christmas thank you to the students of LCI. The intermediate school and LCJH donated over $3500 to BCI to help purchase physical education equipment lost due to the hurricane. They also provided supplies for the nurse’s station that was lost due to the storm including a recovery bed for students to use.
BCI would like to send a special thanks to Kelly Meadows for all her hard work.

An Early American Christmas
Orangefield Elementary fourth graders got everyone into the holiday spirit Tuesday by performing “An Early American Christmas”.  The musical program was dedicated to victims of Hurricane Ike and our Veterans. 

Santa came early to BC
Gateway Church from Southlake, delivered a huge Christmas surprise to the students of Bride City Intermediate, Sims  and Hatton Elementaries. Each child received a bag full a magnificent toys.Linda Pallone from Gateway Church presented the toys with help from Santa and his Elves. The twinkle in each child’s eye was better than Christmas morning.

Santa Visits North Early Learning Center   
Santa Claus visited every North Early Learning Center classroom at Oates Elementary today.  Each student was able to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him his/her Christmas wishes.
Santa said that Barbie dolls, Barbie doll houses, bicycles, scooters, and four-wheelers were popular requests.
(Note:  Santa is former WOCCISD Superintendent Andrew Hayes.)

Sing-a-long at Oates Elementary
Students at North Early Learning Center celebrated the holiday season this week with a campus sing-a-long in the Oates Elementary cafetorium. Parents were invited to and participated in the special event that featured three Christmas songs.

“Since we are not at our campus and space is an issue when trying to provide activities that involve the parents, we started not to have our annual Christmas Sing-a-Long.  Thanks to Mr. Conway, principal at Oates, we were encouraged to have the sing-a-long.  As he always says, ‘we will make it work.’” Sheila Perry, North Early Learning Center Principal said.  

“We would also like to thank Mr. Mason, Principal at the High School, for allowing our parents to park at his campus where we ran a shuttle between Oates and the High School.  The parents were great.  Over 150 parents attended the sing-a-long and classroom parties.  The parents were very helpful in assisting the classroom staff in planning and providing the parties for the children.  This was one of their annual parties were they are able to have foods of non-nutritional value, and boy did they enjoy it!,” she said.

Following the sing-a-long, Head Start students and their parents attended classroom Christmas parties.

Lisa Stephenson’s fifth grade class at Little Cypress Intermediate decided that instead of exchanging gifts or ornaments in their class, they would each bring a board game to be donated to the Orange Salvation Army. They invited Major John Queener of the Salvation Army to come accept the games, explain the importance of their gifts and how they would be used. The games were distributed that afternoon to families in Orange who might not otherwise have gifts at Christmas. Parents indicated that their children looked long and hard to find the perfect game to donate.