Yesterday in advisory we celebrated Gracie's birthday as well as the October, November and December birthdays we were unable to recognize.  While we were enjoying good snacks and drinks, the students also wrapped their presents for the students from James Monroe Elementary School.  

Thanks to the generosity of the Lab School many children will be able to celebrate Christmas this year.  In the letter from James Monroe the principal, Jack Rocklin, share the following sentiments - "Christmas morning for many children will be filled with enthusiasm and eagerness to open their gifts.  Unfortunately, not all children are blessed with this opportunity. Here at Monroe Elementary School, 98% of our students are below poverty level.  Many of our children come from single-family homes or live with relatives that can only provide basic needs.  This is where you, as a Santa Helper, can make a difference this Christmas season.  Let's hope that this Christmas Day will be one to remember for these children!"

I want to share my thanks to those families that contributed this holiday season.  Sometimes we forget that there are people out there that are not as fortunate as we are.  Together we are making a difference.

Here are some photos from our celebration.  Enjoy!

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