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Students enjoy hot chocolate during a reading of the Polar Express

Children at Bell Elementary stood in line before boarding a construction paper train. The conductor, Custodian Joey Allen, punched every kid's golden ticket as they climbed on Polar Express.

Students wore their warmest pajamas to school, some adding robes and fuzzy slippers to their ensemble. Teachers served them delicious hot chocolate as the adventure began.

Teacher Jessica Hadley read the famous Polar Express book by Chris Van Allsburg. In the book, if you beilve in Santa, you are able to hear his sleigh bells chime. The students were thirlled when they found silver bells on their desks when they returned to their rooms after their ride. 

They were thrilled to get a letter from Santa Claus too! The letter from Santa read,

"Dear Students,

Greetings from the North Pole! I have been observing your class over the past few weeks. I have been looking for children who are true belivers. I am thankful that I finally found your class. I have enclosed a small gift that I hope you will enjoy. I hope that these bells always ring for you.

Always Believe,

Santa Claus"

It was another great day at school for hundreds of children who experienced a unique learning opportunity provided by a staff that goes the extra mile every schoool day.


Conductor punches tickets

Custodian Joey Allen punches tickets as children board the Polar Express

Teacher hands hot chocolate to two students

It was all smiles as Teacher Becky York passed out the hot chocolate

kids hold up train tickets

Students show off their tickets as they wait for the train to take off

teacher reads the Polar Express to the students

A child looks around for Santa as teacher Jessica Hadley reads the Polar Express

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