We make festive cutouts and put the name of every student and staff member on a cutout. The cutouts are made using a wood block and cookie cutter shape run through a hand press at our Board Office. (a lot of elemetary schools use this for their bulletin boards) The cutouts go up on the walls throughout the school on the Tuesday before Christmas Break. It is amazing to watch students walk the hallways on Wednesday morning trying to find their names (often it's the kids who are too cool to participate in our normal council activities). When you find your cutout with your name on it, you go to the Main Office and present it to the principal who gives each student a candy cane. It's a great way for the students to meet the principal and receive a warm wish for the Holidays.
Theresa Klein Horsman