Christmas time is a special time on a Christian school campus. Amid the general hustle and bustle of the season, Wellington Christian School takes time to enjoy fellowship with families and provide opportunities for student talents to shine.
This year, WCS featured grade level musical concerts over a two-week period, hosted an on-campus Christmas social for parents and faculty, participated in the Palms West Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday parade (first place, Juvenile Float), and held its annual Parent Teacher Fellowship Organization (PTF) Jingle Bell Junction Christmas store.
In its 10th year, the Christmas store activity is intended to provide students with the opportunity to share in the spirit of the giving season. During the week-long event, over 400 students shopped in the PTF-operated store and personally selected wrapped items that they will joyfully place under their Christmas trees at home. This annual activity reinforces the idea of thinking of others, while helping the PTF raise funds that are contributed to other school activities, projects and scholarships.
“This opportunity to teach our students about giving to their families and in the community increases every year,” Event Chair Jennifer Vilela said. “We are excited to include this event, highlighting the aspect of giving that is so important for our students to experience.”
For the second year, the PTF extended the outreach of this activity to provide students the opportunity to experience giving in the community. In addition to purchasing gifts, students generously donated toward a giving program to assist families in our community. The WCS PTF matched these student donations. A $500 donation was made to the Lord’s Place (www.thelordsplace.org) to assist families in need during the Christmas season.
“Jingle Bell Junction is an event that all students get excited about,” WCS Headmaster Dr. Tim Sansbury said. “Providing an opportunity for our students to learn the joy of giving and having the opportunity to extend this to helping families in our community is what our school is all about. Our students have a top-notch academic program to prepare them for their future. Teaching them to serve others is an equally important aspect of their education.”