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Christmas in the air at Fredonia Elementary School holiday concert

Christmas was in the air at FMUSD last Thursday night as FES students came together to perform for their parents and community. The holiday concert started off with Mrs. Tamri’s fifth and sixth grade classes singing a Christmas classic “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” followed by the comical “Gramma got run over by a reindeer.” Line dancing and the occasional prop was used to illustrate how truly hilarious and entertaining this song is.

L-R: Ethan Clitso, Tayden Ashley, Bentlee Young and Buck Hunt. Mrs. Lumen’s first grade class dancing to Jingle bell rock. Photo courtesy of Heather Russell.

Sixth grader Paris Bistline, the night’s MC, introduced Mrs. Finicum’s fourth grade class, who sang “Santa Claus is coming to town. The students knew every word and sang with gusto. The second part of their performance was the reciting of Clement Clarke Moore’s famous poem “‘Twas the night before Christmas.” The mic was passed from student to student who then, from memory, said their part of the poem. It was positively magical!

Up next was Mr. Antonio’s third grade singing “Oh Christmas Tree.” Their voices were soft as they sang this beloved classic song. They followed up by delivering the poem “I am a Tree” by Nancy Kopman, all the while holding exquisitely hand painted trees in various watercolors. It was an exceptional performance.

Mrs. Crookston’s second grade class took to the stage to sing their song “Suzy Snowflake,” but the fun really began as they sang their second song “The twelve dogs of Christmas”. This hysterical version of the 12 days of Christmas had the crowd laughing and the big surprise at the end drew giant applause.

Rounding out the night was Mrs. Lumen’s first grade class which dressed to impress in white gloves, Santa hats and red and white attire, sang and danced to “Deck the Hall” followed by the crowd rousing “Jingle bell rock.” Jazz hands were definitely involved in their performance and they certainly brought the razzle dazzle!

Lastly, Mrs. Cathy’s kindergarten class sang “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” Kindergarten conveyed the truly magical belief in all things Christmas as they sang this classic song. Great job Kindergarten!

As the night came to an end everyone was invited to sing along to “Have a holly jolly Christmas”. Voices rang out as the crowd and students sang the concert to a close. FES wants to thank everyone who helped make this concert a success. Thank you and Merry Christmas!



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