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Hoopla in the Loop-La celebrates students


December 23, 2020

HO, HO, HO. TREATS DELIVERED EARLY – Santa’s Elves, Principals Heather Fakkema and Kathy Herrera, in red sweater, helped their students smile brightly last Wednesday afternoon. Elementary school staff welcomed students and parents to “Holiday Hoopla in the Loop-La, rhyming as only youngsters can appreciate. See story on page 7. – Photo by Ken Stern

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the La Conner Schools campus has been a remote location this semester.

That changed for a couple hours Wednesday afternoon.

The La Conner Elementary School parking area morphed into a festive convergence zone with teachers donning favorite Christmas garb – and, of course, masks – while lined up to greet students and families as they drove through the school’s circular drop-off zone.

Kids hung out of car windows, waving joyfully, and sharing gleeful shouts as they passed by. School staff responded in kind.

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