PHOTO: Santa (aka Mr. Doug Meyers) listens to students' Christmas wishes while visiting ECC afternoon classes on Dec. 14. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).
Afternoon students at the Early Childhood Center received a very special visitor on Friday, Dec. 14 — none other than jolly old St. Nick himself!
Actually, the real Santa Claus was still in the North Pole busy with last-minute Christmas preparations, so he sent a substitute, Mr. Doug Meyers, the father of Elmwood Elementary School 5th-grade teacher Ms. Roberta Predovich. But you could hardly tell the difference, so convincing was Mr. Meyers!
With ECC Principal Mr. Kevin Seibel serving as his guide, Santa/Mr. Meyers visited each classroom, had his picture taken with the students and read "The Night Before Christmas" to the entire afternoon crew. Thanks again for visiting, Santa — and thank you too, Mr. Meyers!
NOTE: To view the following photos in a slideshow format, click any of the pictures below. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist.