Well, the scheduling was tight, but we finally pulled it off. The man of the hour, Santa Claus himself, will be stopping by the TCEA office here in Austin, Texas to chat with students, parents, and educators! Santa will do this chat virtually at 2:00 p.m. Central on Tuesday, December 6. This is the eighth year he’s managed to swing by. I guess he must like us!
The Big Christmas Update
Everyone’s always curious to know how Christmas is going this year, and Santa’s here to deliver, as usual! We’ll hear about what’s happening with his elves, how the reindeer are doing, and what kind of Christmas goodies Mrs. Claus is busy baking. He’ll also give us a weather update for his big trip on December 24, something that he and everyone at the Pole pay particular attention to!
Read with Santa
Santa will also read one of his new favorite holiday books with us. This year, he’s chosen Mistletoe, by Tad Williams:
“Mistletoe loves everything about Christmas–the twinkling lights, the cookies for Santa, and, most of all, the gently falling snow. Her best friend, Norwell, is an elephant who likes sitting by the fire and watching the snow from the comfort of his cozy house. On one particularly snowy walk, Mistletoe stops to appreciate the beauty and peace of a snow-covered world. She knows Norwell would love it, too… if he weren’t so afraid of the cold. Then she has a wonderful idea for how to bring her friend some Christmas joy, and gets to work!“
Santa’s virtual chat is open to anyone, anywhere, whether they are a member of TCEA or not, and it’s completely free. Geared towards kids of all ages, the holiday event requires no registration and will be broadcast through YouTube (make sure your district does not have it blocked at the time of the chat). Children can submit their questions for Santa ahead of time using this form! And, if they are really good, Santa may even mention them by name!
A link to the live stream will be posted here on the day of the event. If you are unavailable to attend the live event, a recording of the chat will be available shortly after it ends. We hope you’ll join us for this extraordinary event!
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