HOUSTON – Nov. 21, 2019 – Spring ISD elementary and middle school students and their parents will be able to “hear those sleigh bells jingling” again this December when the district hosts its fifth annual Winter Wonderland literacy event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Dekaney High School, 22351 Imperial Valley Dr.
The event, which has become a seasonal tradition for many district families, will feature a familiar mix of holiday fun, storytelling, arts and crafts, reading and entertainment, along with a few new surprises and activities to keep things fresh and festive. And, as always, every student attending the event will receive a gift-wrapped book of their own to take home and enjoy throughout the holidays and beyond.
“Our Winter Wonderland celebration is continuing to grow, and we’ve actually added more activity stations this year,” said Parent Engagement Director Tranita Carroll.
Activity and craft stations promoting student literacy will fill the school’s cafeteria, manned by volunteer elves – and staff members – from across the district. Students can enjoy holiday-themed rides, face painting, and even try their hand at making snowballs in the popular snow field just outside the building.
Along with offering holiday fun for families and students leading into the winter break, Carroll said the Winter Wonderland event is also about inspiration.
“We know how important literacy is for academic success, but also how much joy it can bring,” Carroll said. “One thing we love about this event is that we get to give the gift of literacy and celebrate reading for the love of reading.”
As in previous years, the event is made possible in part through the generous support of the Spring ISD Education Foundation. Registration is not required, but students and parents who plan to attend Winter Wonderland are invited to confirm ahead of time by registering online at www.springisd.org/wonderland2019.