Santa Claus visits Parkview Christian Preschool on Tuesday


Santa came for a visit at the Parkview Christian Preschool Tuesday morning. Santa, also known as Michael Jett, assistant manager of Dollar Tree, said he’d been coming to the school during the Christmas season for eight years. For six years he came as the “Tall Elf.” He added, as he patted his expanding girth, that two years ago he decided to “graduate” to Santa Claus. To gain a larger belt size, Jett, of Green Ridge, added a pillow secured with Velcro. “I got a lot of looks driving through town,” he said.


While visiting the children in Monica and Mallory Holman’s preschool classes Tuesday morning, Santa reads the book “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Jett said he likes to bring candy canes for the children each year and always lets them know Dec. 25 is considered the birthday of Jesus not Santa Claus.


Santa asks the children what they would like for Christmas. Addison Kamery, 5, in center, said she would love to have a baby doll. Several other children said they would like a dinosaur, a police costume, a bat cave, and a tow truck.


While at the Parkview Christian Preschool Tuesday morning, Santa gathered the children around to ask their ages and visit with them before reading a book. “It puts me in the Christmas spirit, instead of bah humbug,” Jett said of playing Santa. “Here it’s all about the kids.”


Santa came for a visit at the Parkview Christian Preschool Tuesday morning. Santa, also known as Michael Jett, assistant manager of Dollar Tree, said he’d been coming to the school during the Christmas season for eight years. For six years he came as the “Tall Elf.” He added, as he patted his expanding girth, that two years ago he decided to “graduate” to Santa Claus. To gain a larger belt size, Jett, of Green Ridge, added a pillow secured with Velcro. “I got a lot of looks driving through town,” he said.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_TSD121615SantaPreschool-11.jpgSanta came for a visit at the Parkview Christian Preschool Tuesday morning. Santa, also known as Michael Jett, assistant manager of Dollar Tree, said he’d been coming to the school during the Christmas season for eight years. For six years he came as the “Tall Elf.” He added, as he patted his expanding girth, that two years ago he decided to “graduate” to Santa Claus. To gain a larger belt size, Jett, of Green Ridge, added a pillow secured with Velcro. “I got a lot of looks driving through town,” he said.

While visiting the children in Monica and Mallory Holman’s preschool classes Tuesday morning, Santa reads the book “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Jett said he likes to bring candy canes for the children each year and always lets them know Dec. 25 is considered the birthday of Jesus not Santa Claus.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_TSD121615SantaPreschool-21.jpgWhile visiting the children in Monica and Mallory Holman’s preschool classes Tuesday morning, Santa reads the book “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Jett said he likes to bring candy canes for the children each year and always lets them know Dec. 25 is considered the birthday of Jesus not Santa Claus.

Santa asks the children what they would like for Christmas. Addison Kamery, 5, in center, said she would love to have a baby doll. Several other children said they would like a dinosaur, a police costume, a bat cave, and a tow truck.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_TSD121615SantaPreschool-3-1.jpgSanta asks the children what they would like for Christmas. Addison Kamery, 5, in center, said she would love to have a baby doll. Several other children said they would like a dinosaur, a police costume, a bat cave, and a tow truck.

While at the Parkview Christian Preschool Tuesday morning, Santa gathered the children around to ask their ages and visit with them before reading a book. “It puts me in the Christmas spirit, instead of bah humbug,” Jett said of playing Santa. “Here it’s all about the kids.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_TSD121615SantaPreschool-41.jpgWhile at the Parkview Christian Preschool Tuesday morning, Santa gathered the children around to ask their ages and visit with them before reading a book. “It puts me in the Christmas spirit, instead of bah humbug,” Jett said of playing Santa. “Here it’s all about the kids.”

Santa came for a visit at the Parkview Christian Preschool Tuesday morning. Santa, also known as Michael Jett, assistant manager of Dollar Tree, said he’d been coming to the school during the Christmas season for eight years. For six years he came as the “Tall Elf.” He added, as he patted his expanding girth, that two years ago he decided to “graduate” to Santa Claus. To gain a larger belt size, Jett, of Green Ridge, added a pillow secured with Velcro. “I got a lot of looks driving through town,” he said.

While visiting the children in Monica and Mallory Holman’s preschool classes Tuesday morning, Santa reads the book “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Jett said he likes to bring candy canes for the children each year and always lets them know Dec. 25 is considered the birthday of Jesus not Santa Claus.

Santa asks the children what they would like for Christmas. Addison Kamery, 5, in center, said she would love to have a baby doll. Several other children said they would like a dinosaur, a police costume, a bat cave, and a tow truck.

While at the Parkview Christian Preschool Tuesday morning, Santa gathered the children around to ask their ages and visit with them before reading a book. “It puts me in the Christmas spirit, instead of bah humbug,” Jett said of playing Santa. “Here it’s all about the kids.”

Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

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Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

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