The kindergarten students at Wyoming Area Catholic school may be finding it hard to focus as visions of sugarplums and Christmastime dance in their heads.
“You get presents and you can have hot chocolate,” said Patricia Boettcher, anxiously awaiting the holiday this week.
Patricia was adamant that she had been good this year, and had a small list of wishes to pass along to Santa Claus.
“A Barbie Dream House,” she said. “Some dark chocolate and a lollipop.”
Scarlett O’Hup looked forward to opening gifts and drinking hot chocolate, as well. When asked for her Christmas wish, she had a simple answer.
“A Barbie doll,” she said.
Jack Kintz hoped to unwrap a “Spiderman headquarters” on Christmas morning.
“I’ll open my presents,” he said. “Then we celebrate Christmas.”
Grace Keating hoped to find a new, fuzzy friend under the Christmas tree.
“A big, hairy llama,” she said when asked for her wish.
Students at Holy Rosary School also had their Christmas wishes on their minds.
Third grader Eli Licari wanted to keep his school spirit up by asking for a zippered Holy Rosary sweatshirt.
“I don’t have one yet so I want one,” he said.
His classmate, Ainsley Lear, hoped to find a new violin waiting for her on Christmas morning.
“It’s my favorite instrument and I’ve always wanted to play it,” Ainsley said.
On top of presents and time with her family, Ainsley looked forward to baking with her mom around Christmastime.
“My mom bakes cookies and usually bakes a cake,” she said.
Second grade aspiring athlete Victoria Ferentino hoped for a gymnastics bar, while classmate Matthew Welkey hoped for a Transformer. Another second grader, Marita Kostiak, took after Ainsley’s musical wishes by hoping for a new recorder.
Reagan Martin, also in third grade, wished for an American Girl Doll school set, because she said she is “obsessed with American Girl Doll stuff.”
Reagan looked forward to two things for the Christmas holiday.
“Spending time with my family and getting a lot of gifts,” she said.