By KATIE JUSTICE, firstname.lastname@example.org
“All aboard the Polar Express,” announced the intercom throughout the West Jackson Primary School building on Friday, Dec. 14, as the school hosted a “Polar Express” Reading Night.
As students and parented entered the building, they were greeted by a conductor and given tickets that included a list of classrooms with activities for the holiday-centered night.
Students and parents in their holiday pajamas enjoyed hot cocoa and cookies and visited with Santa before heading to activities in various classrooms. Each room featured story time from a Christmas-themed book and an activity centered on the book.
In Ms. Lanie VanWie’s room, students listened to “Santa’s Reindeer Games,” as they made a reindeer craft including reindeer food.
In Mrs. Cindy Thompson’s room, “The Dream Snow” was read as students made snowy picture crafts.
From ornaments to a holiday-themed headband, students left the school with a variety of crafts, and even a special gift from Santa himself. Each student, after visiting with the man in the red suit, was given a special bell, like the one in the book and movie “The Polar Express.”
Polar Express at West Jackson Primary
Jason and Cheyanne Hutchins show off their crafty creations.[img src=http://clickthepaper2.com/wp-content/flagallery/polar-express-at-west-jackson-primary/thumbs/thumbs_polar-boys.gif]170
Luke Hayes and Adam Grubb were all smiles for "Polar Express" reading night.[img src=http://clickthepaper2.com/wp-content/flagallery/polar-express-at-west-jackson-primary/thumbs/thumbs_polar-pjs.gif]130
Erica and Joy Greene were decked out in their matching snowman pajamas and Santa hats.[img src=http://clickthepaper2.com/wp-content/flagallery/polar-express-at-west-jackson-primary/thumbs/thumbs_polar-tickets.gif]100
Klayton Collinsworth, Bo Souto and Ty Collingsworth show off their Polar Express Reading Night tickets.[img src=http://clickthepaper2.com/wp-content/flagallery/polar-express-at-west-jackson-primary/thumbs/thumbs_polar-trio.gif]150
Madison Mayfield, Jamyaa Walker and Chelsey Bell posed for a photograph.<br />[img src=http://clickthepaper2.com/wp-content/flagallery/polar-express-at-west-jackson-primary/thumbs/thumbs_polar-with-santa.gif]60
Emma, Blaine and Jackson Dowdie enjoyed a visit with Santa Claus during the "Polar Express" event.