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Letters to Santa

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SECTION veryone wants to let Santa Claus know what they’re wishing for this Christmas. Kenyon-Wanamingo kindergartners from Mrs. Haugen’s class, Mrs. Short’s class, Mr. Starr’s class and Mrs. Swanson’s class were recently paired up with 4th graders to pen their “Letters to Santa.”

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The Kenyon Leader is pleased to present their letters in this special Christmas section.

Kenyon Leader Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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LETTERS TO SANTA

MRS. HAUGEN’S CLASS

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I am five years old. My teacher’s name is Mrs. Haugen. My house is in Wanamingo and I would like a bulldozer for a present this year. My mom would like a ring and my dad would like a helicopter. My teacher would like a necklace. I am a very good helper by helping people get away from boys. I think that you have 100 elves and one is named Jenny. Your friend, Derek Syverson Written by John Smith

ear Santa, Hi, my name is Ella Horst. I am in Mrs. Haugen’s class this year. I am nice to my friends and help keep the classroom neat. I think that my teacher would like new toys and a necklace for Christmas. I would like books and art supplies. How many elves do you have? How cold is the North Pole? ear Santa, From, My name is Lindsey Ella Horst Short. I live in Kenyon, Written by Ella Carr Minnesota and go to school at KenyonWanamingo Elementary. ear Santa, Please bring me lots My name is of toys for Christmas. Patricia Hoffman and My parents need a new I’m in Mrs. Haugen’s cooler and Mrs. Haugen kindergarten class. This would like toys for the year I’ve been nice, so classroom. I help at I want a Barbie doll. I school by cleaning up. I want to get my parents a think I should go to the blanket and my teacher North Pole for Christmas wants pencils. I like this year. Is one of your helping my teacher. For elves named Bell? Do you Christmas I’m going to a have fifteen elves? store. I don’t know how Sincerely, many elves Santa has, Lindsey Short but I think one of them is Written by named Charlie. Gavin Sommer Your friend, Patricia Hoffman Written by Ally Stein ear Santa, My name is Karlee Bolton. I am in ear Santa, kindergarten in Mrs. My name is Noah Haugen’s class. I am Grose and I am six years five years old. I live in old. I live in Bombay. My West Concord. I have teacher is Mrs. Haugen. been very nice this year. The one thing that I I want a baby doll for really want for Christmas Christmas because I like this year is a submarine. playing with baby dolls. I have been nice this I would like to give my year. I am going to get dad a piano and makeup my parents a new cookie to my mom. My teacher jar, but my teacher wants wants a necklace. I am a books. I take out the good helper in school by papers at school to be a always listening to my good helper. I think that teacher. I’m not going you have 1,000 elves. anywhere for Christmas. Sincerely, I think Santa has seven Noah Grose elves and one of them is Written by Luke Alme name Reckit Ralph. Your friend, Karlee Bolton anta, Written by Merry Christmas, my Danielle Grose name is Aydin Story and I live in the country. My kindergarten teacher is Mrs. Haugen. I would really like a Hungry Hungry Hippo for Christmas this year. I have been very good May your holiday deliver an at school. I like to read abundance of joy and good cheer. with my friends. I think I thank you for choosing me and hope to see you again soon. that my teacher would like more books and my parents would like clothes. I will go to my grandma’s house for Christmas this year. Is one of your elves named Jack? From your friend, Aydin Story Written by Zachary Linaman

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ear Santa, My name is Olivar Breyer. I live in Kenyon and I am in Mrs. Haugen’s kindergarten class. One think I want for Christmas is a Ben Ten toy. I want to get my mom flowers and my dad a bow tie. I think my teacher would like a picture with a rainbow. I always am very helpful at school and at home. I think you have 60 elves and one of the names is Carmy. Merry Christmas! Sincerely, Olivar Breyer Written by Julia Dahl

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ear Santa, My name is Gavin Smith. I’m sis years old. My teacher wants a doll for Christmas. I live in Kenyon, MN. All I want for Christmas is Legos, Transformers and cars. I have been good all this year. My mom wants a ring and my dad wants a new car for Christmas. I am going to my grandma’s for Christmas and I hope there are presents under the tree. I wanted to know if you have 1,000 elves and if you do, is one of them named Henry? Sincerely, Gavin Smith Written by Trevor Steberg

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ear Santa, My name is Hannah Ranc. I live in Wanamingo. For Christmas I want a rock star Barbie. I’ve been nice this year. I think my teacher wants a book to share for Christmas. I’m a good helper when I make my friends feel better. For Christmas I’m going to my grandma’s house. I am going to get my mom and dad pretty dishes for Christmas. I think you have 100 elves and one elf is name Anna. Your friend, Hannah Ranc y name is Ryan Written by Rechtzigel. I’m 5 Stella Rechtzigel and live in Kenyon. What I want for Christmas is a toy skid loader. I have ear Santa, been very nice this year My name is because I help people. Olivia Lopez. I’m in Mrs. For Christmas I’m going Haugen’s kindergarten to get my mom and dad a class. I am five years old card, and for my teacher and I live in Kenyon. I Mrs. Haugen, a poster. I have been nice this year, think you have 20 elves and I want a Monster and one of their names High doll for Christmas. is George. For Christmas I will get my parents I’m going to stay home. makeup for Christmas. Sincerely My teacher wants Ryan Rechtzigel something for school. I Written by clean up at school, and I Preston Leininger think you have 34 elves, and one of their names is Ofi. Sincerely, Olivia Lopez, Written by Hannah Peters

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have been very nice. My mom would like kitchen supplies and my dad a box of tools. My teacher would like a brand new letter person. One thing that I do at school to be nice is to be friendly. I am going to be at my house for Christmas this year. I think that you have 81 elves. Do you? If I could name one of them it would be Emma. Merry Christmas! Your friend, Abby Belch Written by Adrianna Kruse

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ear Santa, My name is Abby Belch! I am five years old. My teacher is Mrs. Haugen. I live in Kenyon. For Christmas I want a toy horse. This year I

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ear Santa, My name is Emma Wood. I am five years old. My teacher’s name is Mrs. Haugen. I live in Kenyon. For Christmas, I would like a horse! I have been really good and well behaved this year. For a Christmas present to my parents it will be a Christmas card. My teacher wants me to behave myself for Christmas. I have been a great helper this year by being nice to my friends. I will have Christmas at my house. I’m going to guess you have one hundred elves! I think one of the elves names is Emma. Merry Christmas! Sincerely, Emma Wood Written by Jontayah Clark

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ear Santa, My name is Audrey Haugen. I have been a help around school by playing nice. This year I want a teddy bear. My mom and dad want books for Christmas. My teacher, Mrs. Haugen, wants a Popsicle. This year I will be at home in Kenyon for Christmas. I think you have 90 elves. If I could name an elf I would name it Jake. Merry Christmas! From your five-year-old friend, Audrey Haugen Written by Corrie Born

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ear Santa, My name is Luke Gullickson. I am six years old and go to KenyonWanamingo Elementary. My teacher’s name is Mrs. Haugen. I would really like Legos for a gift this year. My parents would like a cat. I have been good this year by helping others at school. I will go to my grandma’s house for Christmas this year. I think that you have 80 elves. I think that one of them is named Marvin. Your friend, Luke Gullickson Written by Kameron Dumais

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ear Santa, My name is Riley Allers. I am six years old and I live in Kenyon, Minnesota. I am in Mrs. Haugen’s class. I want a Batmobile for Christmas and I will get my parents a car for Christmas. My teacher would like toys for her classroom for Christmas. I think Santa has 200 elves. I think one of their names is Bon. Sincerely, Riley Allers Written by Carter Flom

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ear Santa, Hello, my name is Joe Estrem and I am five years old. I live in Wanamingo. My kindergarten teacher’s name is Mrs. Haugen. She would like everyone to be good for Christmas. The number one thing I want this year is a helicopter. This year I have been very nice. For Christmas I am going

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to the North Pole. Have a Merry Christmas everybody. Your friend, Joe Estrem Written by Evan Brossard

MRS. SHORT’S CLASS

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ear Santa, My name is Johnathan Swierkosz. I am six years old. My teacher is Mrs. Short at Kenyon-Wanamingo Elementary. I want a remote control car. I’ve been nice this year because I would pick up my toys when I am done with them. I’m going to get my mom a big blanket. My teacher wants a new car. I’m being good in school because I say “thank you” when someone gives me something. I’m going to be at my grandpa’s house for Christmas .I think you have 100 elves and the name of one is Elvis. Love, Johnathan Sweirkosz Written by, Jaelyn Sexton

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ear Santa, My name is Emilie Jarvis. I am six years old. My teacher is Mrs. Short. I live in Kenyon. I have been a very good girl this year because I help out my classmates. For Christmas I would like a Barbie doll. I am going to make my mom and dad cards for Christmas. I think Mrs. Short wants lots of apples. I have been a good girl because I help out my friends. For Christmas I am going to my grandma and grandpa’s house. I think you have six elves and one of their names is Emilie. Love, Emilie Jarvis Written by, Leah Berg

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ear Santa, My name is Evan Nesseth. I am five years old. My teacher is Mrs. Short at KenyonWanamingo Elementary. I want a train set for Christmas. I have been nice because I want a present from Santa. I’m going to give my mom a necklace or ring. I’m going to give my teacher a necklace for Christmas. I help friends in school to be a good helper. I live in Kenyon. I’m staying at my house for Christmas. I think there are a hundred elves. I think one of them is named Sleepy. Aydin Story listens to Zach Linaman read. Love, Evan Nesseth Written by, Huan Vuong and I think you have 18 elves. in Wanamingo, MN. This help my parents. My dad Giovonni Lozano I think one of the elves year I would like Flippy is going to help me get Slippers. I would get my my mom some jewelry names is Gonner. parents slippers too! I for Christmas. I am going Sincerely, ear Santa, think Mrs. Short wants to get Mrs. Short some Holly My name is Noah Written by, a tablet. This year I’ll be jewelry for Christmas Bauer. I am 5 years old. Sydney Sundin and at home for Christmas. I too. I help my friends My teacher is Mrs. Short Raven Bolton think you have ten elves get star students to be a at Kenyon-Wanamingo and one is named Donald. good student in school. Elementary School. I Wish Mrs. Claus a Merry I’m probably going to was a good boy. I help ear Santa, Christmas for me! my aunt’s house for my teacher clean up My name is Love, Christmas. I think Santa the classroom. I want Jonathan Pajarillo. I am Gabby Bryan has 5,000 elves and one of a dinosaur toy and my 5 years old. My teacher Written by, their names is Bill. teacher wants a new book is Mrs. Short at Kenyon- Arin Kyllo Love, this year. I’m staying at Wanamingo Elementary. Elsie Braaten my home for Christmas. I live in Minnesota. Written by, Can you tell me all the For Christmas I want ear Santa, Onyka Lopez elves names you have? I a Ninja Turtle outfit. My name is think you have 10 elves I’ve been nice this year Elsie Braaten. I am five and one of them is named because I was nice to years old. My teacher is Joe. I live in Kenyon. I’m my sister. I will get my Mrs. Short at Kenyongetting my mom and dad dad a skateboard. Mrs. Wanamingo Elementary. a card for Christmas. Short wants new books. I live in Kenyon, Love, I help everyone at school Minnesota. One thing I Noah Bauer clean up. I am going to would like for Christmas Written by, my great-grandma’s for is a remote control Adam Marsh Christmas. I think you snowmobile. I have been have 185 elves. I think nice this year because I one of them is named ear Santa, Samorjack. My name is Holly Love, Carlstrom. I am five Jonathan Pajarillo years old. My teacher is Written by, Mrs. Short at Kenyon- Evan Lewis and Elliot Wanamingo Elementary. Olson I live in Wanamingo. One thing I want for Christmas is a big Barbie ear Santa, house. I have been nice My name is this year. I will get mom Gabby Bryan. I am 5 ½ and dad a tie and bow. years old. My teacher is My teacher wants a fruit Mrs. Short at Kenyonbasket. I have been good Wanamingo Elementary. because I clean up at I have been very nice clean-up time. I am going this year by being nice to the Mall for Christmas. to the neighbors. I live

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LETTERS TO SANTA box. What I am going to get my mom and dad for Christmas is flowers. My teacher wants a flower. I’m a good helper because I help feed the fish. I am going to my grandma’s house for Christmas. I think Santa has 1 elf and his name is Cody. Love, Calixto Torres Written by Bryanna Schmitt and Kayla Landry

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Gavin Smith and Trevor Steberg page though a book.

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ear Santa, My name is Hanna Gudknecht. I am 6 years old. My teacher is Mrs. Short at Kenyon-Wanamingo Elementary, and I live in Wanamingo. What I want for Christmas is a baby kitty. I have been nice this year because I help my teacher. I want to get my mom and dad a new pair of shoes. I want to give my teacher books. I am a good helper because I pick up garbage. I am going to my grandma’s house for Christmas. I think one of Santa’s elves is named Issy. Love, Hanna Gudknecht Written by, Abby Degroot and Emma Crouse

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ear Santa, My name is Corey Pajarillo. I am 5 years old. My teacher is Mrs. Short at Kenyon-Wanamingo Elementary School. I live in Wanamingo. I really want an Iron Man toy for Christmas. I have been very nice because I want a good present from you. I want to give my mom new shoes. My teacher wants new school supplies. I am good because I am a good line leader. I am going to my nana’s for Christmas. I think you have 1,200 elves. I think you have an elf named Bobby. Love, Corey Pajarillo Written by, Emilee Henrickson

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ear Santa, My name is Riley Mitchell. I am 5 years old. My teacher is Mrs. Short at Kenyon-Wanamingo Elementary. I live in West Concord. I want Star Wars 5 for a present. I have been nicer because I have helped my sister. For Christmas I am going to give my dad tools and I am going to give my mom a GREAT BIG HUG. I think my teacher wants a flower. To be a good helper in school I help people find things. I’m staying at home for Christmas. I think you have 19 elves and I think the name of one of them is Oliver. Love, Riley Mitchell Written by, Rachel Nesseth and Mali Crouse

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y name is Ryleigh Wetzstein. I am 5 years old. My teacher is Mrs. Short at KenyonWanamingo Elementary. I live in Wanamingo. I want Zoo Pets for Christmas. I have been nice. I didn’t do any bad things. I want to get my mom new nail polish for Christmas. My teacher wants an iPad. I help in school by cleaning up. We are going to grandpa and grandma’s house for Christmas. I think Santa has 26 elves. Love, Ryleigh Wetzstein Written by, Lucas Brezina and Kiernan Mcguire

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ear Santa, My name is Alan Ortiz. I am 5 years old. My teacher is Mrs. Short at Kenyon-Wanamingo Elementary. I live in Kenyon. I want a Wii-U for Christmas. My mom would like an iPod and my dad would like a pair of tennis shoes. My teacher wants a purse. I have been nice this year. I help friends when they need help. I play nice with friends. I am staying home for Christmas. Do you have 30 elves? Is one of their names Fred? Love, Alan Ortiz Written by, Nicolai Mork

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ear Santa, My name is Calixto Torres. I am 5 years old. My teacher is Mrs. Short at KenyonWanamingo Elementary. I live in Kenyon. I want a Transformer for Christmas. I’ve been nice this year. I’ve been nice because I helped pick up my friend’s crayon

ear Santa. My name is Cody Ostertag. I am six years old. My teacher is Mrs. Short at KenyonWanamingo Elementary School. I live in Kenyon, Minnesota. One thing I want for Christmas is a remote control monster truck. I help my friends. I want to get my mom a purse. My teacher also wants a purse. I am a good helper at school by helping people get up. I am staying home for Christmas. I think Santa has twenty elves. I think the name of one of his elves is Jake. Love, Cody Ostertag Written by, Nathan Carroll

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 to get my teacher lots of books for Christmas. I want to be good in school and help with calendar. I want to go see Santa for Christmas this year. I think Santa has 100 elves. I think a name of one elf is Bob. Love, Azrel Yennie-West Written by, Hunter Jones and Maxwell Feasel

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ear Santa, My name is Jaxson Hedeen. I am 5 years old. My teacher is Mrs. Short at KenyonWanamingo Elementary. I live in Wanamingo, MN. For Christmas I want a toy truck. I have been nice this year because I’m nice to my mom and dad. I want to get my dad a jet-ski. My teacher wants some glue sticks. I help other people if they need help. I am staying at my house for Christmas. I think you have 4 elves and I think one of them is named Max. Love, Jaxson Hedeen Written by, Alex Vold

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ear Santa, Merry Christmas, my name is Daylynn Morales and I am five years old. I am in Mr. Starr’s kindergarten class. I have been very good this year and help my teacher and friends. I would really like a Mickey toy for a gift under the tree. My teacher would like pencils for a gift and my parents want clothes. Your friend, Daylynn Morales Written by Laden Nerison

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ear Santa, My name is David Patton. I am 6 years old. My teacher is Mrs. Short at KenyonWanamingo Elementary. I live in Kenyon. I want a wrestler for Christmas. I have been nice this

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ear Santa, My name is Azrel Yennie-West. I am 5 years old. My teacher is Mrs. Short at KenyonWanamingo Elementary. I live in Wanamingo. The thing that I want is a monster truck. I have been nice because I am a good boy. I want to get my mom a doll and dad a monster truck. I want

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ear Santa, My name is Analise Olson. I have been a help around school by pushing in chairs. This year I want a Leap Pad. My parents want books for Christmas. My teacher, Mr. Starr wants snacks for Christmas. This year I will be at home in Kenyon for Christmas. I think you have 100 elves. If I could name one elf I would name it Larry. Merry Christmas! From your five-year-old friend, Analise Olson Written by Corrie Born

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ear Santa, My name is Rebecca Elzen and I am six years old. My kindergarten teacher’s name is Mr. Starr. I am going to give my parents a bake hook and my teacher would like a new T-shirt. I help at school by cleaning up. I was wondering if you have ten elves. I think one of them is named Santa’s Little Helper. Hope you have a happy Christmas. Your friend, Rebecca Elzen Written by Brigitte Delgado

three dogs for Christmas. I love to listen. Guess where my family is going for Christmas? ChuckECheese is where I am going for Christmas. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, I think you have seven elves and I think that one of your elves’ names should be Elephant. Sincerely, Shaila Sanchez Written by Jessica Mogren

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ear Santa, My name is Andre Cortez and the number one thing I want this year is toy cars. I have been nice this year and I help clean up in class. My teacher is Mr. Starr and I think he wants books for Christmas. I live in Kenyon and for Christmas I’m going to my aunt’s house. I’m five years old and I’ve been really nice this year. I am going to get my mom and dad bouncy balls for Christmas. I think you have five elves and one is named Mommy. Sincerely, Andre Cortez Written by Stella Rechtzigel

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ear Santa, My name is Jenna Blakstad and I live in Kenyon, Minnesota. I am five years old and my teacher’s name is Mr. Starr. I would like stuffed animals for a gift this year. My teacher would like a stuffed puppy. I think that my mom and dad would like rings. I am a good helper at school

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because I help hold the door. I think that you have four elves and one of them is name Elvis. Merry Christmas, Santa! From your friend, Jenna Blakstad Written by Brooke O’Brien

ear Santa, My name is Kemya Lawton. I am five years old and in Mr. Starr’s kindergarten class at Kenyon-Wanamingo Elementary School. I would like a colorful teddy bear for Christmas. I have been nice this year. I am a helper because I help my friend. For my mom and dad I would like Twinkies and fruit snacks. My teacher would like a shark. For Christmas I am going to my dad’s house. I am guessing that Santa has ten elves and one of them ear Santa, is name Elfsa. Hi, my name is Your friend, Josh Estrem. I am five Kemya Lawton years old and live in Written by Ella Carr Wanamingo, Minnesota. My kindergarten teacher’s name is Mr. Starr. He would like a microphone for Christmas. I would really like a new race car. I have been very nice this year and am very helpful at school. I think that you probably have 1,000 elves. Do you have an elf named Elfimotor? I hope that you get this letter. Sincerely, Josh Estrem Written by Kevin Vasquez

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ear Santa, My name is Shaila Sanchez. I’m five years old and my teacher’s name is Mr. Starr. I live in Kenyon and you know what I want for Christmas. I want a toy puppy. I have been really good this year. I hope to get my teacher a real shark for Christmas and I want to get my parents

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I want to get new shoes for my parents. I am nice because I help friends when they fall. I am going to stay home and open presents for Christmas. I also want to get new shoes for my teacher. Sincerely, Noel Hernandez Written by Jonathan Narvas Sanchez

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ear Santa, My name is Bryan Jacobson. I’m six years old and I am in Mr. Starr’s kindergarten class. I live in Kenyon, Minnesota. This year I’ve been nice, so I want lots

of toys. I’m going to get my parents a picture. I think Mr. Starr wants nice students. I help Mr. Starr by pushing in chairs. For Christmas I am going to grandma’s house. I think you have

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ear Santa, My name is Noel Hernandez. I am five years old. I live in Kenyon. I am in Mr. Starr’s class. I want a toy dragon for Christmas. I have been nice this year.

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ear Santa, My name is Noah Pintar, and I am 5 years old. I have been helpful this year because I help pick up toys and push in chairs. I live in Kenyon and the number one thing I want for Christmas is a dirt bike. I think my parents want more towels and I think my teacher, Mr. Starr, wants a star helmet. I think you have 100 elves, and I think one of your elves is named John. For Christmas I’ll be staying home for a little bit and then go to my grandma’s. Sincerely, Noah Pintar Written by Preston Leininger

Mr. Starr would like a Christmas tree. I like to help at school. I am going to my grandma and grandpa’s house this year for Christmas. Do you have 5 elves or more? You should name one of them ELF. I live in Kenyon, come to my house PLEASE. Your friend, Ethan Little Written by Laden Niresen

ear Santa, Hello, my name is Evan Kruse. I am in Mr. Starr’s kindergarten class. I would like to get him a new chair for Christmas. I would really like a WII U. I hope you can get it for me. I have been good this year by helping my friends at school. How many elves do you have? I think that you might have 13. Merry Christmas! Sincerely, Evan Kruse Written by Matthew Jackson

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ear Santa, Hi, my name is Ryan LaCanno and I am five years old. I live in Minnesota. My teacher’s name is Mr. Starr. I would really like a combine for Christmas this year because I have been very nice. At school I like to help my friends. My parents would like juice and my teacher would like a new chair. Is one of your 100 elves named Jerry? Your friend, Ryan LaCanno Written by Braden Baumgartner

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ear Santa, This is Ethan Little. The number one thing that I want this year is a Transformer. I think that I have been very good this year. I’m going to get my parents some new clothes for Christmas. I think that

ear Santa, My name is Owen Caron. I am five years old and am in Mr. Starr’s class. I live in Kenyon. For Christmas I want a yellow tractor. I think I have been very nice this year. My teacher wants everybody to be good this year. I think one of Santa’s elves is named Carmen. Have a Merry Christmas! Your friend, Owen Caron Written by Evan Brossard

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ear Santa, My name is Brennan Flotterud. I am five years old. My teacher is Mrs. Swanson. I live in Wanamingo. I want a helicopter for Christmas. I have been nice by

helping people in school. I will get my mom a new car starter for Christmas. My teacher wants new erasers for Christmas. I have been helping pick up. I am staying at home for Christmas this year. I think Santa has 50 elves and one of them is named Billy. Love Brennan Flotterud Written by Evan Lewis

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ear Santa, My name is Bria Miller. I am five years old. My teacher is Mrs. Swanson at Kenyon-Wanamingo Elementary School. I live in Wanamingo. One thing I would like for Christmas is a Barbie. I have been nice this year because I shared with my brother. For Christmas I am going to give my mom a Barbie and my dad a derby car. I am going to get my teacher a cupcake for Christmas. I am good at school because I keep my hands to myself. I’m going to my grandma’s house for Christmas. I think you have five elves and one their names is Barker. Love, Bria Miller Written by Onyka Lopez and Arin Kyllo

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ear Santa, My name is Xavior Kienholz. I am five years old and in Mr. Starr’s kindergarten class. I have been very nice this year. At school I help at clean-up time. I would really like a Batman Batcave for a gift this year. I think that my teacher would like a new computer. My parents would like new fourwheeler. We are going to a hotel for Christmas this year! I think one of your 2,000,000 elves is named Dexter. Merry Christmas! Your friend,

ear Santa, My name is Joe Coffey. I am five years old, and I’m in Mr. Starr’s kindergarten class. I live in Wanamingo and I want a flashlight for Christmas. My parents want a house, and Mr. Starr wants a shark for Christmas. I help everyone in school. I have been nice this year. I would like to go with you to the North Pole for Christmas. I think you have three elves. If you got a new one I would name him Rudolph. Sincerely, Joe Coffey Written by Hannah Peters

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ear Santa, My name is Amia Allison. I am five years old. My teacher is Mrs. Swanson at KenyonWanamingo Elementary. I live in Kenyon, MN. What I want for Christmas is a new Barbie doll. I have been nice this year because I have been helping my mom and dad out. What I want to get my mom and dad for Christmas is to make them cards. I think my teacher wants more books. I am a good helper in school because I help my classmates. Where I am going for Christmas is my grandma and grandpa’s house. I think you have 100 elves. I think one of their names is Rudolph Love, Riley Allers listens intently to Carter Flom Amia Allison Written by, Emma Crouse and Noah Schaefer up the books. This year Leah Berg ear Santa, I’m going to my grandma’s My name is Written by, Vuong and for Christmas. I think Jayden Dudley. I am six Thuan ear Santa, Santa has 100 elves. One years old. My teacher is Kiernan Mcguire My Name is of the elves names is Bob. Mrs. Swanson at KenyonAndrew Baalson. I am five Love, Wanamingo Elementary years old. My teacher’s ear Santa, Bella Greseth School. One thing I want name is Mrs. Swanson My name is Luke Written by, for Christmas is a big at Kenyon- Wanamingo Lego set. I have been nice Johnson. I am five years Abby Degroot Elementary. I live in this year because I help old. My teacher is Mrs. Kenyon. One thing I want people. Mrs. Swanson Swanson at Kenyonfor Christmas is a marble ear Santa, wants a scarf. I give Wanamingo Elementary My name is game. I have been very people cool stuff in school School. I live in Kenyon. Thompson. I nice this year, because I to be nice. I am going to I want an iPod for Myles my grandma’s, I think, Christmas. I have been am five years old. My really want a toy car for for Christmas. I think nice this year because teacher is Mrs. Swanson. Christmas. I will get dad you have 100 elves. One I play with my friends. I live in Kenyon. I Legos and nom beads. For I will get my parents a want a Transformer for Christmas my teacher is named Willy. toy for Christmas. My Christmas. I have been wants the kids to be good. teacher wants a toy for nice because I help people. At school I help clean Love, the classroom. I am a I will give my mom a up. I think you have ten Jayden Dudley good helper in school flower. My teacher wants elves. Also, I think one of Written by, because I follow the new pencils and new their names is Taxi. Adam Marsh and rules. I am going to my books. I help in school Sincerely, Elliot Olson grandma’s for Christmas. by helping people. I am Andrew Baalson Do you have 12 elves? Is going to the North Pole Written by, one of their names Sam? for Christmas. I think Sydney Sundin ear Santa, you have eight elves and I am six years Love, one is named Matthew. old. My teacher is Mrs. Luke Johnson ear Santa, Love, Swanson. I live in Written by, My name is Noah Mork and Myles Thompson Wanamingo. I want a Nicolai Sjoblom. I am five years Written by, video game for Christmas. Layan Groth old. My teacher is Mrs. Giovanni Lozano I have been nice this year Swanson at Kenyonbecause I want a gift Wanamingo Elementary ear Santa, from Santa. I’m going to School. I want an iPad for My name is Bella give my dad a basketball movie for Christmas. I’m Greseth. I am five years going to give my teacher old. My teacher is Mrs. a scarf for Christmas. I Swanson. I would like help people who are left an iPod for Christmas. out to be a good helper I’ve been nice this year Support Our in school. I’m going to because I help the Troops During my grandma’s house for teacher. This year I want Christmas. I think Santa to get my mom and dad a This Holiday has a hundred elves. I flower pot for Christmas. Season. think one of the elves is I want to get my teacher flowers. I’m a good helper named Elfy. in school because I clean Love,

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Page 7B Wanamingo Elementary School. I live in Kenyon. I want pajamas for Christmas. I have been nice because I want good presents from you. I want to give my mom a Barbie for Christmas. My teacher wants jewelry for Christmas. I am a good helper because I move clips up. I am going to my aunt’s house for Christmas. I think you have 100 elves. I think you have an elf named Nothing. Love, Rose Allen ear Santa, Written by, My name is Raven Bolton and Matthew Scheffler. I Emilee Henrickson am six years old. My teacher is Mrs. Swanson of Kenyon-Wanamingo ear Santa, Elementary School. I live My name is in Zumbrota. I want a Nathan Vogelgesang. badger for Christmas. I I am five years old. My have been nice because teacher is Mrs. Swanson I helped my mom a lot. at Kenyon-Wanamingo I want to get my dad a Elementary School. I phone. I want to get my live in Wanamingo. The teacher ice cream. I help one thing I want for other children in school. I Christmas is an army am going to my grandma’s costume. I’ve been nice house for Christmas. I this year. I’ve been nice think Santa has 53 elves. because I helped my I think a name of one of grandma do dishes. I will them is Jack. get my parents a dog for Love, Christmas. My teacher Matthew Scheffler would like Legos. I am Written by, a good helper in school Lucas Brezina and because I follow the rules. Nathan Carroll I’m staying home for Christmas. I think Santa has six elves. I think one ear Santa, is named Sparky. My name is Rose Love, Allen. I am five years Nathan Vogelgesang old. My teacher is Mrs. Written by, Swanson at Kenyon- Kayla Landry

Christmas, I have been nice this year because I have not been rude. I will get my dad a pair of handcuffs because he is a policeman. I think my teacher wants a Smartboard. To be a good helper in school I hold the door. I think you have 100 elves. I think the name of one of your elves is Albert. Love, Noah Written by, Rachel Nesseth

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ear Santa, My name is Addison Lindell. I am five years old. My teacher is Mrs. Swanson at KenyonWanamingo Elementary. I live in Kenyon. I want an i-Pod. I have been nice this year because I help people. I am getting my dad a tablet and my mom a new iPhone. My teacher wants nice handwriting. I am good at helping people. I’m staying home for Christmas. You have seven elves and one is named Ally. Love, Addison Lindell Written by, Buck Oettjenbruns and Rachel Nesseth

want for Christmas is a Barbie. I’ve been nice this year because I helped my baby sister get up if she fell. I’ll get my mom and dad ornaments for Christmas. My teacher wants a flower for Christmas. I am a good helper in school because I pick up toys after I play with them. I’m staying home for Christmas. Santa has 1,000 elves. One is named Bob. Love, Kate Smith Written by, Bryanna Schmitt and Jaeylyn Sexton

ear Santa, My name is Gracie Johnson. I am five years old. My teacher is Mrs. Swanson at KenyonWanamingo. I live in Bombay. For Christmas I want a toy lion. I have been nice because I play with my baby brother. I will get my dad tools and my mom a hat. I think my teacher will want flowers. In school I’m a good helper by playing fair with my friends. I’m going to go to my grandma and grandpa’s house for Christmas. I think Santa has 5 elves. I think one of the names of them is Rose. Love, Gracie Johnson Written by, Mali Crouse

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ear Santa, My name is Logan Trump. I am six years old. My teacher is Mrs. Swanson. I live in Wanamingo. I want Pokemon cards for Christmas. I have been nice this year because I am a good kid. I will get my dad a car and my mom earrings. I want to get my teacher a rock for Christmas. I’m nice to other people. I’m going to my grandma and grandpa’s for Christmas. I think you have 18 elves and I think one name is Gordon. Love, Logon Trump Written by, Hunter Jones and Alex Vold

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