HOUSTON — Dec. 7, 2018 — Spring ISD elementary and middle school students and their parents are invited to enjoy an evening of free holiday fun at the district’s fourth annual Winter Wonderland literacy event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at Dekaney High School, 22351 Imperial Valley Dr.
“This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever,” said Leticia Grounds, Spring ISD Family and Community Engagement executive director. “We have 15 activities and craft stations for our guests to enjoy along with some memorable holiday experiences both inside and outside the building.”
Guests will get to board “sleighs” and travel throughout an area of the school that will be transformed into a Disney-like experience with student entertainment.
A new addition this year is a giant snow globe, which will be located outside the building, where families can step inside and take selfies. And there will be some old favorites that seem to never go out of style: a hayride that includes the reading of “The Night Before Christmas” and the ever-popular snow field behind the building where children can scoop up ice, make snowballs, snow angels or small snowmen.
Each student will receive an age-appropriate, holiday-wrapped book after visiting a series of literacy-themed activity and craft stations manned by volunteers from across the district. The books are made possible through a generous donation from the Spring ISD Education Foundation.
“The Foundation is pleased to support the advancement of literacy for students, which is critical for their success in school and in life,” said Ken Grays, Spring ISD Education Foundation president. “We see this as a way for the children to have access to new reading materials that they can enjoy over the winter break.”
The Spring ISD Education Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports districtwide and school-based programs and initiatives.