Eastside Elementary is providing students with the opportunity to have some fun before they break for the holidays.
Christmas Spirit Week kicked off Monday with Holiday Headgear Day. Students were urged to wear their favorite Santa hat, reindeer ears, elf hat, or festive holiday hat.
“We wanted to get into the Christmas spirit,” said Lisa Paz-Mason, instructional coordinator at Eastside. “Next week will be really crazy, as we get ready for the break. We thought we’d bring Christmas in a bit early. This is the first year we’ve had five days of Christmas spirit.”
The effort seems to be a hit, says Paz-Mason, as Santa hats, elf ears and reindeer horns can be seen everywhere.
Tuesday was Spirit of the Season Day. Students in grades pre-K to 3 were asked to wear red, while students in grades 4-8 were asked to wear green.
Wednesday was Flannel Day. The go-to material for warmth will also bring classes together like families, as class family photos will be taken.
Thursday was Christmas Movie or Christmas Song Day. Friday is dedicated to the opposite of high fashion, which is the least desirable clothing. Wear them if you have them, because it’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Day.
Several activities are planned for next week, including a visit from Santa Claus on Monday and a Christmas program Thursday. Friday is an abbreviated day as Christmas break begins.