Pictured at the tree with donated gifts are fifth graders (L to R) Vanessa Torres, Angel Vasquez and Sophia Nunez
Students at Northside School, parents and staff participated in its 25th annual "Toys for Children" holiday drive organized by John Theissen and coordinated with the PTA. Over 800 new toys and games were donated for distribution to children in local hospitals.
A "giving tree" in Northside's lobby was adorned with paper cut-outs of mittens as ornaments. Each represents a donated gift. Students are focusing on the character trait of generosity during the month of December. They are happy to bring joy and support to hospitalized and needy children.