Standing before a display of their holiday letters are students in Kari Greiner’s second-grade class at Paul Banks Elementary School. From left, front row: Aria Hill, Aerial Kepler, Dallas Walker, Natalie Keintz, Tristan Demlow, Mark Rader, Mason Watson, Hailey Van Sandt, Miriah Gassler; back row: Caitlyn Rogers, Brady Coppo, teacher Kari Greiner, Preston Stanislaw, Jaklyn Bishop, Jaydan Stanish, Talien Sanchez, Diamond Ojeda, Wade Benjamin, Kaleb Worland and Natalie Roy.-Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Standing before a display of their holiday letters are students in Kari Greiner’s second-grade class at Paul Banks Elementary School. From left, front row: Aria Hill, Aerial Kepler, Dallas Walker, Natalie Keintz, Tristan Demlow, Mark Rader, Mason Watson, Hailey Van Sandt, Miriah Gassler; back row: Caitlyn Rogers, Brady Coppo, teacher Kari Greiner, Preston Stanislaw, Jaklyn Bishop, Jaydan Stanish, Talien Sanchez, Diamond Ojeda, Wade Benjamin, Kaleb Worland and Natalie Roy.-Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Students think outside the ‘letters to santa’ box

  • By McKibben Jackinsky
  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014 3:29pm
  • NewsLocal News

In Kari Greiner’s second-grade class at Paul Banks Elementary School, the boys and girls broadened their horizons when it came to the tradition of writing letters to Santa. 

They penned correspondence for the holiday, including some thought-provoking questions and a few special requests, to head-reindeer Rudolph and his teammates; Santa’s right-hand helpers, the elves; and to the big guy himself. 

The following letters are reproduced exactly as the youngsters wrote them. 

Enjoy.

Students think outside the ‘letters to santa’ box

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