HOUSTON – Nov. 28, 2016 – Spring ISD elementary school children and their parents are invited to enjoy an evening of free holiday fun featuring arts and crafts, reading, storytelling, and entertainment from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Dekaney High School cafeteria, 22351 Imperial Valley Dr.
The highlight of the annual event is that each child present will receive a brand-new, gift-wrapped book to enjoy over the holiday break.
“During the holiday break so many students aren’t able to continue practicing the skills they have learned in school because they do not have access to books of their own,” said Dr. Lupita Hinojosa, Spring ISD chief academic officer. “We want to not only offer a fun and educational opportunity to celebrate the holidays but a chance for students to receive the gift of reading – their own brand new book they can read while they are on break.”
Each student will receive an age- and language-appropriate book once they have visited various literacy-themed stations manned by volunteers from several Spring ISD academic departments and schools. Guests also have the chance to play in the “snow,” take a photo with Santa and learn more about community programs and services.
The event is underwritten by the Spring ISD Education Foundation and generous donations from the Spring community.
Students and parents who plan to attend the event should confirm their attendance by registering online at www.springisd.org/wonderland2016.