Union students get special visit from Santa

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Kindergarten students at Poland Union celebrated the last day of class before winter break by decorating a goodie bag to bring their Christmas treats home in on Dec. 22.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Liam celebrated his birthday on the last day of school before winter break at Poland Union on Dec. 22.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Students in Sue Flasco's class played a game where they had to unwrap a present using oven mitts during the last day of class before break at Union Elementary.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Students played a mini-bowling game during the last day of school before winter break on Dec. 22 at Poland Union Elementary.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Students in Karen Vasco's class played a game similar to musical chairs during the last day of school before winter break on Dec. 22 at Poland Union.

By ALEXIS BARTOLOMUCCI

abartolomucci@vindy.com

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus made a special trip to visit the students of Union Elementary on Dec. 22.

The students celebrated their last day of school before they went on winter break in a variety of ways. All of the students had the opportunity to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in the gym. They got pictures taken together, sang songs and shared stories. Many of the students wore their best holiday outfits to celebrate.

The morning consisted of the students getting their class work done, then after lunch they had holiday classroom parties.

Parents and PTO members volunteered their time to help with the parties and to make sure everything ran smoothly.

Students had the chance to decorate cookies, play holiday-themed games and spent the afternoon having holiday fun before they left for break. Students in Sue Flasko’s class played a game similar to hot potato. Music would play while students passed around a surprised wrapped in several layers of wrapping paper. Whoever had the box when the music stopped had to try and remove a layer of the wrapping paper wearing oven mitts.

One kindergarten student, Liam, celebrated the day for two different reasons; it was his birthday and the last day of class.

The visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus and having the classroom holiday parties were good ways to send the students off ready for Christmas and their winter break.

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