Hilltop first-graders enjoy PJ day


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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.First-grade students at Hilltop Elementary School celebrated Hilltop Express in their pajamas Dec. 20.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.First-grade students at Hilltop Elementary School received instructions on creating a good luck bird nest ornament from teacher Mrs. Creed during the grade’s Hilltop Express celebration..

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Carol Dede’s first-grade class at Hilltop Elementary School wore their pajamas to school in honor of the school’s annual Hilltop Express. The children spent the afternoon creating holiday crafts.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

First-grade students at Hilltop Elementary School didn’t spend much time getting ready for school on Dec. 20.

Trading in their jeans and sweatshirts for pajamas, slippers and robes, students showed up to the school’s “Hilltop Express,” its own version of “The Polar Express.” Students spent the afternoon creating holiday crafts and the four classes rotated to each classroom to create a new masterpiece in each room.

For this annual event, the first-grade teachers, along with help from PTO volunteers, instructed the children on how to make a Santa moon craft, a cut-out decorated Christmas tree ornament, a good luck bird nest ornament and a Rudolph reindeer craft.

Not to be left out of the fun of wearing pajamas to school, the first-grade teachers also got into the spirit of the day and wore their PJs, too.

To end the experience, the students enjoyed a snack of cookies and juice provided by volunteer PTO moms.

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