23rd Dec2010

Dolphin Heights After-school Christmas 2010!!!

by dhna

As Christmas Eve approaches, eyes are wide and searching to see if there is any meaning to the word “Santa Claus”.

Children  that attend the after school classes in Dolphin Heights pretty much believe there is no Santa.  Ms Hill is right there asking questions and convincing everyone there is such a person.

Today she pretty much proved her beliefs to her own surprise! As she was looking over items in  world market she began conversing with a very cheerful person.  The more they talked he began to divulge who he was. To everyone’s knowledge in the store he is one of Santa’s Helpers.  He looked at Ms Hill and said “YOU’D BETTER WATCH OUT!, SANTA IS WATCHING YOU”.  Ms Hill laughed and said “FOR REAL?” He handed her a card to validate his identity. When he found out what Ms Hill was doing he gave her more toys  and told her where to get them.  Thank God for Santa’s Helpers!

All of Dolphin Heights After School Students Extend “A Merry Christmas and a very warm Thank you!!!


17th Dec2010

Dolphin Heights After-school Christmas Break!!!

by dhna

As the holidays approach and DISD closes for Christmas break so does our after-school classes.  But not without an early birthday celebration and letters to Santa. Great appreciation to Woodrow Wilson High School Students who volunteered to help the younger children with their homework, show them how to create their own ideas, play games and sports or just hang out on the “cool” playground and listen to them.  As they wrote letters to Santa some of them mumbled, will I get what I asked for? while others were excited.

December 16Th was our last day.  We helped two 4Th graders with their homework while others scurried around getting ready for the festivities. Of course, Ms. Hill (founder) baked a combination Birthday and Christmas cake for all to enjoy! Yes home baked from her own private oven. While the children were busy making gingerbread houses volunteers hurried to get the gifts, cake and cookies in place. Festive tablecloths revealing Christmas decor such as Santa, snowmen, holly and evergreen covered the tables.  Mrs Hill escorted Young Nelson Gomez to the table where the refreshments were looking surprised “a cake for me” thank you, but I am 13. Sorry Ms Hill responded but we can still eat it right? Yes responded Nelson. Everyone stood around and sang “Happy Birthday” to Nelson.

Then appeared gifts underneath the Christmas Tree, names were called and everyone was running around opening boxes and tearing gift wrapping paper.  Yes everyone got pretty close to what was requested.

From Dolphin Heights and our after-school classes.

we wish you a MERRY  CHRISTMAS!!!