Last week one of the 1st grade teachers and one of the 3rd grade teachers from Amara’s school, along with one of their college friends presented a wonderful holiday program. The teachers had asked Jenna and Mo if they wanted to help and to make a little extra money for the PTA at the same time. That college friend of theirs has the most amazing Santa suit and he offered to play Santa for the students! Jenna and Mo set up a special area for him and they took and sold pictures for $1 of the students on Santa’s lap. Jenna had made special props for them to use and special signs to lead them to Santa when they arrived. She is so amazing! The children absolutely loved it. How cool that Santa, who didn’t even have a student at the school made it such a special evening for so many.
Jenna and Mo asked me if I wanted to help, too! The idea was to sell cookies, coffee and hot chocolate as the parents arrived and during the intermission. Jenna and I baked a ton of cookies. They set me up in the back of the media center and gave me a wonderful partner – Amara. We rocked. There were many times I was busy running back to the kitchen to brew another pot of coffee or a pot of hot water and she handled everything like a pro! That girl can sell, too! She was so much fun to watch. “What can I get for you?” “Do you want a cookie to go with that coffee?” “Do you want another cookie for your dollar, they are only fifty cents?” She never missed a beat telling them how much they owed and giving them back the correct change. A couple of the parents commented on how comfortable she was and how good she was at it! Mo said she was that way a few years ago selling Girl Scout cookies in the Mall. She is not the least bit intimidated! I had a blast! We were a great team.
The performance was amazing, too! Amara and I had a perfect view and no customers while the students were performing. They were so energetic and so animated! Even though I knew none of the students on stage, I loved it! Those are two exceptional teachers! They said they had wanted to do something like this for 3 years. I hope they will do it every year now. I would sure go help again! Especially if Amara is my partner!
Merry Christmas Everyone!