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In alphabetical order by first name: Dear Santa, My name is Aaden J. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a truck and puzzles. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Aaden J. Dear Santa, I'm 3 years old and I have been a good girl at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a Princess and a coat to wear. I will leave you some sandwich and chips and juice under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Aaliyah 7 am

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Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a transformer? Thank you, Aaron Dear Santa, My name is Abbygail and 3rd grade. I would like a iTouch for Christmas. Love, Abbygail Rael

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Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a ninja and squinkies? Thank you, Adynn Knighton

Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like two Barbies. Love, Adrianna C.,

Dear Santa Claus, How are you? My name is Aerelia Jean Foster and I do to Cubero Elementary School. I am 8 years old. This is my Christmas list. 1. iPod Touch, head phones or a mp3 player 2. Paper jams 3. a doll with a doll house 4. My ears perst 5 clouths 6. bike with helmet, no girly stuff That’s all! You can get me anything... Love, Aereliia Foster P.S, Say hi to Mrs. Claus. Tell Rudolph I say Hello too! Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like a bunch of cars, a talking mcqueen, a bumble bee. Love, Aidan M., Grants Head Start, 7 p.m. Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a 3ds? Thank you, Aiden Louis Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like a bear, a bill and a Santa Clause Hat. Love, Aiyanna, 7 p.m. Dear Santa, I have been good. Please Bring a Tinkerbell Camera. Akira Lasater, age 6 Dear Santa, My name is Alberto S. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be


good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a car, big army men, and a dump truck. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Alberto 3 pm Dear Santa, My name is Alec V. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a big truck, a robot, and toys. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Alec 3 pm Dear Santa, I have been a really good boy this year. For Christmas I would like a Semi with a helicopter. I will leave you a hot dog under the tree for you. From, Alejandro V., 5am Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. I like to play. Please bring legos and a TRex. Love, Alex Clark Dear Santa, I have been good good good good good good good. Alissa Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a jeep? Thank you, Ally Stephins Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Clause doing? I hope you are doing well. I don’t want much for Christmas. I want a new dollhouse, a touchscreen iPod, and a laptop. I will leave you plenty of milk and cookies. Love your friend Alma Estrella Triplehorn Gonzales

Dear Santa, This s the stuf I want for Chrismas. WE12 for Wii, DX one last stand, shoes like mine but green, scribble knots, shawn mickels vs. the Undertaker, es ecel Jackson, pickles, a jacket, shawn mickels poster, My sims flying, and the legend of Zelda ocristy of time for 3Ds. Thank you Santa. What do raindeer eat? is rodof the red nose raindeer real? please write back. Your friend, Alonzo Romero P.S, Please don’t give me cole. Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like a car, a little monster truck and that’s it. Love, Alonso S., Grants Head Start, 7 p.m. Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like a train track and that’s all. Love, Alyssa A., Grants Head Start, 7 p.m. Dear Santa, For Christas I would lie a shuffel and a wii with the game bowlig and donkey kong. and iPad touch and if you want you can bring me more. From: Alyssa Kroen

Dear Santa, I have been good Please bring a Princess sparkly crown. Amber Rustin, age 5 Dear Santa, My name is Amberly. I am 4 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a cowboy. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Amberly Dear Santa, My name is Amerika Rougemont I'm 3 years old and I been good even though I get attitude sometimes but I want a Justin bieber bike, ipad 2 and a tiny real pet pig so I will leave you milk and cookies if me and my sister don't eat them. Amerika Rougemont Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like

...to Santa a Horsey. Love, Ana S., Grants Head Start, 7 p.m. Dear Santa, Can you please bring me two dolls? Thank you, Analiz Salazar Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. I like to play. Please bring a Barbie doll. From, Analize Brown Dear Santa, My name is Andrea R. I am 4 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a doll with clothes and some toys. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Andrea 3 pm

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Dear Santa, I would like a mermaid for Christmas this year. I have been a good girl. I will leave ykou pizza under the tree for you. From, Alyssa R., 5am Dear Santa, I have been a really good girl this year. I will appreciate if you could bring me a pillow pet zebra, stompers, iPod, and a pair of footie pj’s. Thank you Santa Claus. Love, Amber Claus Gibbs

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Letters... Dear Santa, Hi Santa, how are you doing? How is Mr. Santa Claus. Doing well I hope. Are your reindeer doing OK? What i want for Christmas is a bike and a scooter. Merry Christmas. From, Andrea Chavez Dear Santa, I'm 4 years old and I have been a good giel at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a Justin Bieber and a toys. I will leave you some milk and cookies under a tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Andrea F. 4 a m Grants Headstart Dear Santa, I want a spy watch that takes videos for x-mas. From, Andres Harrera

Dear Santa, My name is Andrew A. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be a good this year. This year for Christmas I would like Shoes, a hat, a ball, and some toys. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Andrew A. 3 p m Dear Santa, I’ve been good all day long. For Christmas I want a game and toys for my sister. Have a safe flite to every city. Have a safe holly jolly chrasmas day. Say hi to Mrs. Claus. Have a safe trip. From: Andrew Garcia Dear Santa, My name is Angel V. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a racing car, a ball, and toys. PLease bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies.

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Dear Santa, How are you? I would like a Barbie doll, a hot tub for me and my family, two books to read, and a computer. I hope you have a safe Christmas this year. Your friend, Angela Aragon

Dear Santa, My name is Anna. I have been a good girls. For Christmas, I would like earrings. I will leave you milk & cookies to eat & drink. Love, Anna M., Rm 3AM

Dear Santa, How is Mrs. Clause doing? I hope she is doing just fine! How are all the reindeer? I hope they are fine. I would like a laptop and a clubhouse. Also will you get my mom perfume from victoria’s secret. O the box put from: Angelina please because I don’t have enough money to buy her a preset this year. And also I want everyone to love each other, especially my daddy. Love, Angelina

Dear Santa, My name is Annamarie. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a baby doll. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Annamarie

Dear Santa, How is Mrs Clause doing? Also how are you doing? I would like some clothes for Christmas. Also I would like a mini laptop. Your friend, Angelina O Dear Santa, I want a Ds for Christmas. And put a lot of presents under the tree and put little prizes in the stockings. I want a tube and a sled. Could you get me a bun k bed and a play doll house and a new drite bike and a wii, and a tv and a grutygoody scooter. And wish my uncle Kory good luck in gfganastan. And get him a plan and a camra plain. I want a kittie and the robot movie. And a play kitchen for me and a pogo stick. And a pillow pet and a peewee pillow pet. koal and a iPod. Love, Aniston Cree Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. I would like a marker and a coloring book. I will leave you some meat under the tree.

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Dear Santa, I'm 4 years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a batman and a transformer. I will leave you some cake, a hamburger, and milk under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Anthony 7 a m Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like a gun, cop badge and a timer for what time it is. Love, Anthony B., Grants Head Start, 7 p.m. Dear Santa, I have been a very good boy this year and I am 6 years old. For Christmas I would like to get a monster lab, a pogo stick, a gun, a bike, a zombie game, and the smurf movie. I will leave some milk and cookies out for you when you come. Love, Anthony Maestas Jr. Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a Mario cart? Thank you, Anthony Ware


Dear Santa, I am 6. I was good. I like to play. Please bring a car. Love, Antonio Trujilllo Dear Santa, I want a toy from you this year but my grandma and mom said I have been naughty but I am trying my best to be good. I heard you work with my uncle and I saw a picture of you. You might know my uncles name it is David. I hope i get a present from you. What i want for Christmas is a computer like my friend Ashley. May you and Mrs. Claus in your north pole family have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! Sincerely, Arianna Archuleta Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like a necklace, high heels, zombie slippers and vampire costume Love, Ashley N., Rm 7 PM Dear Santa, My name is Avani. How is Mrs. Clause? I hope she is good. For Christmas I want 3 DS games and a Dip’n’dot maker and a Dr. Dredfuls zombie lab. Your Friend, Avani Sambra

Dear Santa, I want a pogo stick. Love, Braden Dear Santa, Get me a X-Box 360 with all the Halo 4 controller gamebox. Also Super Mario 1,2 and 3. Love, Bradley Dear Santa, Can you get me a gameboy for Christmas and a new red DS? Love, Bradley Dear Santa, I would like a Mater for Christmas. I have been a good boy. I will leave you bubbles under the tree. From, Braiden T., 5am Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a Barbie doll or BB gun? Thank you, Brandi Bassett Dear Santa, I am 5, I was good. I lie to play. Please bring me a dirt bike. Brandon

Dear Santa, My name is Brooklyn B. I am 4 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a barbie and a doll house. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Brooklyn B. Dear Santa, My name is Bryan. I want to know how you are, I would want any kind of Wii game and my dog Izzy a chew toy I would also like a new undead sky lander. Your Friend, Bryan Hernandez

...to Santa land returns. P.S I hope you have a merry Christmas. From, Buddy Scott Dear Santa, How are the Elve’s. For Christmas I want a Robot, PSP, a puppy, and a Reindeer. Love, Buddy Scott

Dear Santa, I want a scooter, high heels boots, and a DS. Bryanna

Dear Santa, Hi Santa, How are you doing? Is Mrs. Claus doing ok? Santa can you get me a bike and scooter? I hope you give me these toys. Have a wonderful Christmas. From, Cadence Clark

Dear Santa Clause, I have been trying to be a real good kid. But I have little brothers. All I want for Christmas is a PSP and the game Donkey Kong

Dear Santa, My name Cadence. I have been a good girl, for Christmas I would like decorations. I will leave you cookies and milk to eat

Dear Santa, I want a WWE Wrestling Match ring for X-mas. From, Brandon Baker

Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. I like to play. please bring a Strawberry Shortcake remote car. Love, Bella

Dear Santa, I have been good Please bring Batman. Brandon S, age 6

Dear Santa, How are you doing Santa and Mrs. Santa. Are you having fun getting ready for Christmas? I want an iPod for Christmas and I want a hat just like you. My brother want a toy truck. My mom wants an iPod and my dad want a big jacket and get God a present too. Your friend, Benita Parker

Dear Santa, My name is Breanndon C. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be a good this year. This year for Christmas I would like some boots, strawberry shortcake, and a teddy bear. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Breanndon 3 p m

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Letters... and drink. Love, Cadence H, Rm 3AM Dear Santa, I wan't a Easy Bake oven. I want new books and make-up. Orion wants a D.S. and a Mario game, Green and Spiderman Costume, and a robot. I Love you Santa. Thank you, Caitlin and Orion Swoboda Dear Santa, I'm 4 years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a snowman toy and a big present. I will leave you some macaroni and cheese and strawberry juice under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Caleb 7 a m

Dear Santa, My name is Caleb. I will leave you cookies to eat. I have been a good boy, for Christmas I will like a Batman. Thank you. Love, Caleb W, Rm 3am

Year, be safe and healthy. I would also like to ask God to keep me and my family safe and healthy the rest of the year and all years to come. Thank you Santa, Caylee Ann Grine (2 yrs. old)

Dear Santa, This year I have been a good girl this year. For Christmas I would like Barbie color hair. I will leave you fish under the tree to eat. From, Candess M., 5am

Dear Santa, I have been good Please bring a unicorn pillow pet. Charisma D, age 6

Dear Santa, Thank you for the letter. I have been very good. For Christmas I want a remote helicopter. Can I have new Christmas lights. Thank you, Carlos Chavez Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I wish for all my family to have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I also ask that my new baby sitter, coming after the New

bring. woogle pet. Chloe, 5 Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. I like to play. Please bring cat and car for my brother and sister. Love, Chloe H.

Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like sprites, and walking puppy. Love, Cheyenne, Grants Head Start, 7 p.m.

Dear Santa, I would like Nintendo 3 DS. I would like Mario and the Cats Bundle. I like the rose metallic DS. My brother A.J. would like a basketball hoop set. My mom would like a wooden cross with Jesus on it. My dad would like a bullet set. Our tree is ready. Love, Chris Mercer

Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like a box that has a present in it. Love, Chevelle, Grants Head Start, 7 p.m

Dear Santa, am going to ask for a cop car for Christmas and a helicopter ad constructions trucks and a dump truck. I want a robot. Love, Christian M.

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Mrs. Claus? Is she doing good? How are you ? I hope you are doing fine. May I have some shoes because they are old and torn. May I also have a baby dog. Sincerely, Christina Marez

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Dear Santa, Wait I want for Christmas is a music box and a doll that look jus like you. I also want a teddy bear and also ballay cloze and shoze. Also snow shoze. From, Clarissa M. Mareno

Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like dancing robot Love Danielle G., Rm 7 PM

Dear Santa, How are you doing? I want a 3DS for Chrismas and a Lego Jail. I want a super Mario 3D land for my 3DS and a Green Lantern game. Your friend, Collin Lee Dear Santa, For Christmas I ant a trampoline, some pants, a beany, and a Christmas Raiders hat. I also want a pistol, new shirts, a dirt bike, and a wii game. I want something you never gave a kid before and bells. If you don’t give this all to me its OK. You have a Merry Christmas. Love, Damian Baca Dear Santa, I'm 3 years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a truck and a Spiderman. I will leave you some cookies and milk under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Daniel J. Dear Santa, I'm 4 years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a race car and a monster truck. I will leave you some doughnuts and cookies under the tree. Say hello to all the

Dear Santa, I wan a jewelry maker. Love, Daniella

Dear Santa, I'm 3 years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a cheetos and a transformer. I will leave you some chips and a juice under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, DaShawn 7 a m Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like little monster eyes with a spider on it and a gun with sticky bullets. Love David P., Rm 7 PM Dear Santa, My name is DeAndre C. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a truck and blocks. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, DeAndre C. Dear Santa, My name is DeAngelio. I have been a good boy. For Christmas, I would like Spiderman. I will leave you good food to eat. Love, DeAngelio, Rm 3AM Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a truck. I have been a good boy. I will leave you hamburger and fries under the tree. From, Dedan T., 5am

Dear Santa, I would like a bounch of helipcaters for Christmas this year. I have been a good boy this year. I will leave you a lot of cookies for you under the tree. From, Deric R., 5am Dear Santa, My name is Desiree. How is Mrs. Clause doing? I hope she is good. I wish for a new dog, or a new phone. I wish for a snow cone machine. Your friend, Desiree Dear Santa, My name is Destiny A. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a baby doll, a necklace, and a book. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Destiney 3 p m Dear Santa,

...to Santa I am 5 years old. I was god. I like to play. Bring me a doll house. Love Destiny Dear Santa, My name is Destiny. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a DD the white one. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Destiny Dear Santa, My name is Destiny. I am 5 years old. I have tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like baby doll, bike, and make-up. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Destiny

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Letters... Dear Santa, I'm 4 years old and I have been a good girl at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a Hannah Montana and a snowman. I will leave you some cereal and milk under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Destiny B. 4 a m Dear Santa, I would like to have a PS3, 2 controllers, Dragonball Z,Raging Bast 2,the game Little Big Planet 2 to come with it, and an Nstrike longstrike CS6 blaster gun. And that is all. And hows the North Pole and MrS, Claus and I appreciate it and thank you. Love, Devon Garcia Dear Santa, I am 4 years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for

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Christmas is car and a Spiderman. I will leave you some hotdog and bread and a coke under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Dewayne 7 a m Dear Santa, I want a call of duty black ops on X-box 360. And a ne Raiders jackets and a call of duty modern warfare for X-box 360. A new Raiders blanket. A new game call lego star wars on X-box 360. Thank you Santa Claus! Your friend, Dewayne Hudson Dear Santa, My name is Diamond. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like bike. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Diamond Dear Santa,

I'm 3 years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a superman bike and a spiderman toys. I will leave you some presents and cookies under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Dion P. 4 a m Dear Santa, I'm 3 years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a Ultimus Prime and a transformers bike. I will leave you some snocones and hot dogs under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Dominic O. 4 a m Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a 3ds? Thank you, Dominick Armen Dear Santa, I want a snowboard, ice skates and a super mario game for my DS. Your friend, Dominick G. Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a book and a transformer and a bike. I love you, Santa. I have been a good boy. I want a present. Love, Dominick Willie Borrego Pass School Dear Santa, For Christmas, I would love a play station 3 and some cool games for it like shooting games and a cool movies about santa, a new DSi, some cool games for it, some stamppez, a skate board, a bunny, and a new puppy, a new cat, lalaloopsy doll. This doll could change its hair. A baby alive, a new iPod touch, Super Mario game for my DSi, a penguin, a Sing-like-a-pro Microphone, a phone, X-Box 360

Kinect, Have a great trip! Signed, Dominique Lavato Dear Santa, All that i want for Christmas is remote control care that goes on gas an my family to be together. From, Donovynn Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. I like to play. Please bring an Inja Doll House and a Doodle Bear. Love, Doriko Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is my own guitar. I want the best presents. I want some Santa books. I love, I love you, I love you Santa. I want my own heater. Thank you for everything. I want my own small Christmas tree. I want my own computer. Love, Drew Welletto Borrego Pass School Dear Santa, My name is Dylan Cooper. I live on 1401 Encino Ave. What I want for Christmas is a new bike, and new training wheel for my little sister. For me a math game for my ps2 and a nintendo DS. I will leave you some cookies and milk. From, Dylan Cooper Dear Santa Hi, my name is Eddie. How are you doing? I hope you’re doing great. I am. Can you please get me a 29-inch TV or an Ipod or a phone or a PSP Vita? But mostly a 29-inch TV. Your friend, Eddie Baca Dear Santa, I'm 4 years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a fire truck and a monster truck. I will leave you some macaroni and cheese and coffee under the tree.


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Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like um, um, a transformer (Bumble Bee) a robot, Leggos, and more toys. Love Elias M., Rm 7 PM Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a drumset? Thank you, Elijah Garcia Dear Santa, Can you please bring me three hamsters? Thank you, Elijah Lewis Dear Santa, My name is Elijah M. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a Buzz Lightyear toy and puzzles. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies.

Deer Santa, How is it gowing? This wat I want for Christmas is transformers because I only have tow and star wars because I have non at all and Xbox because I never plad won only my uncles. To Santa from Elijah MecBee Dear Santa My name is Elijah W. and I want a phone because I don’t got one even. I want some toys and some presents. Love, Elijah W. Dear Santa, My name is Elyas G. I have been a good boy. For Christmas I would like a spiderman. I will leave you water & soda to drink. Love, Elyas, Rm 3AM Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like a transformer, a guitar, a dog and

Dear Santa, This yeah has been a good year because I was being nice. I have been a good girl this year. A few good things that I have done are nice. I have been nice to eople and to family. I have been a good girl. This year for Christmas I will want a bike because my bike had a flat tire. I want a DS and a game thats called Sonic. I want a laptop and that’s all I want. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Love, Emily Dear Santa, My name is Emma D. and i love with my mom and I would like a T-Rex pillow pet and a Dolphin Pillow Pet. I want a DS and a picture of you. Love, Emma D Dear Santa, My name is Erica R. I have

been a good girl. For Christmas, I would like a bear. I will leave you toast to eat. Love, Erica Dear Santa, My name is Errin. I have been a good gir. For Christmas, I would like a big car. I will leave you sprinkle cookies to eat. Love, Errin G, 3AM Dear Santa, I have been good please bring a sparkly crown. Esperenza, age 5 Dear Santa, My name Estevan. I have been a good boy, for Christmas I would like little cars. I will leave you milk & cookies to eat and drink. Love, Estevan B, Room 3 AM Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a book and monster trucks and transformers. I love Santa

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Letters... Clause. I want some toys and presents. I have been a good boy. Love, Ethan Delgarito Borrego Pass School Dear Santa, My name is Ethan Torres. I can follow directions in school. I want Iran’s Formers, Darl of the Moon video games and movie. Love, Ethan Torres Dear Santa, I'm 4 years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a dinosaur and a farm animals. I will leave you some cookies and milk under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Evian 7 a m Dear Santa, I'm 3 years old and I have been

a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a big bike and a toys. I will leave you some milk and cookies under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Ezekial A. 4 a m Dear Santa, My name is Fabian. I want some cars, a new PSP with games. I also want a new phone. How is Mrs. Clause doing in the North Pole? Sincerely, Fabian Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good I like to play. Please bring a train and truck for mr brother. Fabian Jaramillo Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a trampoline? Thank you, Faith Valdez Dear Santa, This year has been a bad year because Terra pushed me. I got

in trouble. I have been a bad girl this year. I few bad things. Terra pushed me. I fell into Julie. I had to sit on the bench. I want lip stick so i can put lipstick on. I want skinny jeans so i can wear them all the time. I want a lunch box so i can out food in it. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Your friend, Felicia Dear Santa, I want this for Christmas: a Puppy, and a new bike, a new skateboard.,and I want a new computer, and a new sled. Oh yeah, and a new bed., TV, X-Box 360. Playstation 3, and a new Wii. Signed, Francisco Friguerea Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a black bumble bee bag and toy. I want transformers and Optimus Prime I have been a great boy. I want a present. I want a stuffed lion. Love, Frank Charley Borrego Pass School

Dear Santa, My name is Grace J. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a ball, a dress, gloves, and a robot. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Grace 3 pm Dear Santa, My name is Gracie Gonzales and I would like a La La Loopsy doll. Love, Gracie Dear Santa, My name is Gregorio. I have been a good boy, for Christmas I would like a dump truck. I will leave you ramen noodles & milk to eat & drink. Love, Gregorio V, Room 3 AM

Dear Santa Clause, My name is Gabriel Lopez. How is Ms. Clause? What I want for X-MAS is a small X-Mas tree, Phone because I need one, And some shoes because the’re beat up. Your friend, Gabriel Lopez

Dear Santa, How are you doing? I hope you’re doing fine. Here are some things that I want: a science kit, telescope and last a Psp Vita. Can you please give me these things? Yours truly, Haden Saxton

Dear Santa, My name is Gabriella and I’m in 3rd grade. I would like a bike for Christmas. I hope its rainbow colored. I also would like a helmet to protect my head. It would be nice to have a horn on y bike. It would be nice to ride my bike with my friends. I also want a a desk so i can my homework. I’ve been very good girl. I’l leave you milk and cookies. Love Gabriella S.

Dear Santa, I'm 3 years old and I have been good at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a Transformer and a truck. I will leave you some candy and juice under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Halen

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I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like a Justin Bieber shirt and a doll Justin Bieber. Love Giselle C., Rm 7 PM

Dear Santa, My name is Hayden. I have been a good girl. For Christmas I would like a barbie bath. I will leave you coke and more coke to


drink. Love, Hayden Dear Santa, I have been learing in school. Wha i want is some books, and shoes, and clothes too. My teacher teaches us about wetlands. Merry Christmas! Love, Heulytza Victoriino Dear Santa, I want some high boots, more fish to put in my room, with more food, some flowers, some more hermit crabs, a poster of Hannah Montana and Victorious, a pretty mask, a barbie, a puppy dog, and a barbie house with barbie, my salon, and a tinker bell poster, a barbie and a care bear poster. Love, Indica Lujan Dear Santa, My name is Isabella B. I want a princess video game and a Tangled one. And Belle. Thats it. Oh and a Lala Loopsy Girl. Thanks, Isabella B. Dear Santa, I want some make-up and a Barbie. Love, Isabella M. Dear Santa I have been nice good Please bring a train. Isaiah, age 5 Dear Santa, My name is Izaiah Diaz and I am two years old. I have been a god boy; you can ask my pompo. Just dont ask my momma or nana. I hope your reindeer are doing good, for Christmas I would like a game like uncles or some legos or some toy cars. For my mom, can you bring her some boots o candy or a sucker? I will leave some cookies and cocomilk for you and some ap-

ples for the reindeer. Love, Izaiiah Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a bounch of Transformers. I have been a good boy. I will leave you a bounch of snacks from WalMart under the tree for you to eat. From, Izavian C., 5am Dear Santa All I want is cereal, bacon, pizza, and Dr. peper. Another I Love Boobies bracelet. DC Shoes and DC hats. Grand Theft Auto 4 or Sints row the third for xbox 360. That’s all I want. Sincerely, Jacob Salazar Dear Santa, I am 6. I was good. I lke to play. Please bring me a monster truck. Love, Jackie Dear Santa, My name is Jacob. I am 5 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a race track. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Jacob

PSP Vita, or a new snow cone machine And I wish for a new xBox 360 or an I pad. Your friend, Jaden Dear Santa, Get me baby toys cars and Cars 2 toys. Thank you Santa! Love, Jake Dear Santa, I want a skateboard for Christmas and I want a little puppy for Christmas and a football and a Nike football and 2,000 dollars for Christmas. I want a little refrigerator for my room and a German Shepard. From Jared Dear Santa, I am 6. I was good. I like to play. Please bring a cat and dog for my sister. Love, Jasmine Jake Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a trampoline?

...to Santa Thank you, Jasmine Pena Dear Santa I have been goob Please bring a real motorcycle. Javier B., age 5 Dear Santa, This year has been a great year because i have school. I have take care of my mom. I helped my brother fix his iPod, and helped my sister clean her rom. I think you should get me a monster doll to play with and an iPod to listen to music and games. I want a hone to text my friends. Have a wonderful Christmas. Love Jayce Dear Santa, I want a Rapunzel doll that you can paint her hair and a Lala Loopsy doll. Love, Jaylene M.

Dear Santa, My name is Jacquelyn. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like Doll. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Jacquelyn Dear Santa, I want a DSi and high heels and dressed and a toy baby with a bottle. That’s all. Jade Dear Santa, My name is Jaden I wish for a Letters to Santa 2011 11


Letters... Dear Santa, How have you been? We hope you have been well. My sister, Jaylene , would like Lalaloopsy dolls for Christmas. The twins named Lady Stillwaiting and Sir Battlescarred. This year I would like a new cell phone( with a keyboard but no data plan please). We have tried to be good and are still trying to be good, but we are still bad sometimes. Love Always, Jaylene and Esperanza Madrid Dear Santa, I would like to have a PS3 and the game Little Big Planet 2 and 2 controllers nd a baby gun and a Vortex Nerf Gun Nitron and a Pokeman. How are you? Thank you Santa. Love, Jaydaan Garcia Dear Santa, I want a scooter for Christmas.

Love, Jayden Dominguez

From, Jerome C., 5am

Dear Santa, I'm 4 years old and I have been a good girl at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a doll and a present. I will leave you some Raviollis and cookies and milk under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Jazmyn 7 a m

Dear Santa, I want a MP3 player for Christmas and a real skateboard and a sled and a PS3 and a snake. Love, Jesse Chavez

Dear Santa, I'm 4 years old and I have been good at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a princess doll and a doll house. I will leave you some candy and juice under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Jenna Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a Spiderman airplane. I have been a good boy this year. I will leave you a cookie under the tree.

Dear Santa, My name is Jett and I am 8 years old. I think I am a good boy. I would like a Wii with Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Mario Kart Wii, Mario and Luigi Bowser Insider Story. I have a good Christmas. Love, Jett Yazzie Dear Santa Claus, I hope i’m on your nice list because I got some thing I want for Christmas. I want a Santa doll, a toy puppy, all the Big Time Rush albums, a picture frame with a picture of my whole family and a chance to see my grandparents. Love Jhoana

Dear Santa, I want a snowboard, a 3DS and a video game. Your friend, J.J. Horacek Dear Santa, I want a new Wii cause my other one is broken. And game with it and controls for te Wii, and a new bike, a boy bike. And that’s it. Your friend, Joaquin T. Dear Santa, My name is Joey. I am 5 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for christmas I would like Cars movie 2, crane, dancing robot. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Joey Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this fyear. I would like Jager spin. I will leave you chicken under the tree to eat.

–And many thanks for all the goodwill you’ve shown toward us this year.

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From, John Paul M., 5am

Love, Joseph Archunde

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a transformer and cars. I’m a good boy. I want Optimus Prime. I want monster trucks. I want a bike. Love, Jonathan Antonio Borrego Pass School

Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like a big huge Dinosaur, a tiny egg with a Dinosaur in it and a monkey. Love Joseph P., 7 PM

Dear Santa, I want a phone and a wiener dog too. Love, Jordyn Espinosa Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like zombie brains, a transformer and bugs. Love, Jose M., Rm 7 PM Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a video game? Thank you, Joseph Archunde Dear Santa, I want an X-Box 360.

Dear Santa, I'm 4 years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a truck and motorcycle. I will leave you some milk and cookies under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Joseph S. 4 a m Dear Sanata, I am 5. I was good. I like to play. lease bring car and a truck. Love, Joseph Vigil Dear Santa, This year has been a great year because I had a lot of fun. I have been a nice boy. I help kids play

soccer. I played on the playground. I want an electric scooter sdo i don’t have to push with my legs. I want a bowand arrow so i can go hunting. I want an iPod so i can play and listen to music. Have a wonderful Christmas. Your friend, Joshua Dear Santa, I'm 3 years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a robots and a big toys. I will leave you some cake and hotdogs and chocolate milk. Thank you, Joshua 7 a m Dear Santa, How is Mrs. Claus and the reinderr. I have been a really good boy this year. Can I get a Basketball. Thank you and Merry Christmas!:-) Love, Joshua Canaba Dear Santa, My name is Josiah. I am 4 years old. I have really tried to be

...to Santa good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a playstation, video games, spiderman bike and puzzles. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Josiah Dear Santa Claus, Would you help poor people and stop the war in our world and bring me Lego Ninja the toy? They are no wars in our little town, also kids with no toys need some. Love, Juan Carlos P.S. I will put cookies and milk under the tree. Have a great holiday, Santa. Dear Santa, All i want for Christmas is a Continued on Page 20

We’ve enjoyed your visits in 2011, And hope to see you all again -For one thing that we know is true, Is we wouldn’t be here without all of you! So without any fanfare or further delay, We’d like to wish you all a great holiday!

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Holiday feature

Giving makes the body feel good The warm and fuzzy feeling that arises when helping others is what drives many to donate money or do good for others. Studies show that altruism may actually have profound physiological effects. Scientists have determined that the feelings of happiness associated with doing good can be traced to a particular pleasure center of the brain that can be viewed and measured with brain scans. There are physical components to doing thoughtful or charitable things, according to a 2008 report in The New York Times. This bodes well for donations as the recession continues to hit the country in a big way. Individuals who are facing layoffs or pay cuts may still dig deep into their pockets for charitable donations because they seek the high that donating provides. And it isn’t just financial donations that make a person happy. Any type of goodwill toward others is a way to generate the endorphins and mood-boosting properties of altruism. That means there are plenty of opportunities that can boost feelings of happiness. 14 Letters to Santa 2011

* During the holiday season, write a “Letter from Santa” to a less fortunate child and include a gift card to a toy store so that he or she can get a treat. * Visit seniors in a retirement community or assisted living facility and sit and chat for a while.

* Knock on an elderly neighbor’s door and find out if you can help out with any chores around the house. * Bring a friend breakfast or lunch simply because you were thinking of them and wanted to surprise them. * Take in the trash cans for your entire street, especially if the weather is nasty. * Tell a fast-food employee or an-

other hard worker that they’re doing a good job. Complaints come easy in the service industry, but praise is often hard to get. * Volunteer to watch neighborhood children so other mothers and fathers can get a much-needed break. * Don’t ignore a phone solicitation from a charity organization. Get more information and do your best to donate. * If you practice a religion, go to your house of worship and participate in comm u n i t y togetherness. * Hold a door, smile at someone or offer to get something down from a tall shelf in a store. It’s the little things that can bring pleasure. * Share something you have with another person who doesn’t. That may mean generator-supplied electric power during a power outage, a special snack at school lunch, a tool, a piece of clothing or whatever you can think of. There are so many ways to give to others, and one of the biggest benefits is the smiles and positive feelings giving provides.


Holiday goody

Origins of a holiday staple The thick, spiced drink we know as eggnog has become synonymous with the holidays. It is so linked with the Christmas season that a person may be hard-pressed to find it sold in the supermarket any other time of the year. But eggnog wasn’t always the holiday beverage it has become. Eggnog is believed to have originated in 17th century Europe, primarily as a drink for the elite, since the ingredients in the beverage were hard to come by and thusly relegated to the very rich. There are different theories on the origins of the word eggnog itself. Some believe it has gotten its name from the Old English word “nog,” which meant “strong beer.” The “egg” refers to one of the ingredients in the beverage, fresh eggs. Others surmise that it comes from the word “noggin,” which was a vessel for serving drinks in taverns. The drink was called “egg in a noggin,” which was shortened to “eggnog.” Still, there are others who say its name is derived from the term “grog,” which was another term for booze. “Egg n’ grog” was eventually abbreviated to “eggnog.” Although there is little certainty to the origins of the name, the recipe for eggnog has essentially remained unchanged throughout the centuries. It consists of beaten eggs, cream or milk and sugar mixed with some sort of alcoholic spirit. The Old English were believed to mix it with wine, though once the drink was brought to the New World, colonists substituted rum for the wine. Rum was readily available through tradesman running between the Americas and the Caribbean and therefore less expensive than another spirit. As America grew and eggnog was enjoyed in different parts of the country, the rum was replaced with regional spirits, including bourbon or grain alcohol. Other ingredients were also added to give it a customized flavor. However, the use of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves has become traditional flavors for the holiday brew. Although eggnog is widely enjoyed throughout the holiday season, in the past it was served at special events and social occasions. As a warmed beverage it can easily chase away winter’s chill. This is how it may have come to be enjoyed primarily during the holidays. Love it or hate it, eggnog is a drink that can evoke strong feelings of the holidays within minutes. There are variations of eggnog sold commercially, but many people swear by homemade versions for their taste and authenticity. Try your own homemade eggnog with this recipe, courtesy of Cooks.com.

Holiday Eggnog (Spirited) 1 1 1/2 1/4 8 3 1

dozen eggs pound powdered sugar teaspoon salt cup vanilla cups evaporated milk cups water quart spiced rum Nutmeg, to garnish

Beat eggs until light in color, gradually add sugar, salt and vanilla. Then add milk and water. Stir in rum (brandy, bourbon or rye may also be used). Cover the nog and ripen for 24 hours in the refrigerator. Stir again and serve sprinkled with nutmeg. Letters to Santa 2011 15


Holiday sweets

Gluten-free holiday season Following a gluten-free diet during the holiday season can be stressful and daunting. Almonds, in their various forms, are the ideal solution to elevate the flavor and texture in gluten-free recipes without sacrificing taste. “Staying gluten-free during the holiday season can be challenging, but with almonds, navigating the dinner table is simple,” says John Csukor, chef and CEO of KOR Food Innovation. “Almonds are a safe and delicious choice that enhances any sensory experience without limit.” Naturally gluten-free and versatile, almonds offer a wide range of gluten-free solutions that bring a balance of interesting flavors and unique texture to a whole host of recipes without the worry that those with gluten sensitivities face during the holidays. While gluten-free living requires planning and preparation, it also encourages the exciting discovery of new foods and flavors. So rethink some of your favorite recipes – from entrees to desserts – and substitute ingredients with various almond forms to add!flavor, crunch

Gluten-Free Almond Sacher Torte Yield: 1 single or split double layer 10-inch frosted cake 6 1/2 1 1 1 6 3 1 1 1/2 1/2 1/4 2

large eggs, separated cup white sugar stick (1/2 cup) butter, sweet unsalted tablespoon almond extract cup confectionary sugar ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted tablespoons cocoa powder teaspoon baking powder teaspoon xantham gum cup potato starch cup almond flour teaspoon sea salt cups sliced toasted almonds

Ganache Frosting: 1 cup heavy cream 12 ounces 60 percent chocolate 2 tablespoons agave nectar 16 Letters to Santa 2011

and sophistication to dishes. For example, you can inspire guests this holiday season with an Almond Sacher Torte that will tempt them to begin dinner with dessert instead.

Whip egg whites to soft peaks, add in white sugar and continue to whip into a firm meringue then set aside. Cream butter, almond extract and confectionery sugar until the mixture is light in color and smooth. Add melted chocolate to butter mixture until fully incorporated and then add egg yolks one at a time. Fold butter-chocolate mixture into the meringue. Once mixed, sift together dry ingredients and slowly add to wet ingredients until mixture is completely blended. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 350°F in a 10-inch spring form pan that has been lightly coated with butter and dusted with almond flour.

Ganache Frosting: Bring heavy cream to a boil on the stove, then pour over the chocolate and agave nectar in a large mixing bowl and mix with a whisk until smooth. Allow ganache to set up overnight before use. When ready, spread ganache over top and then sides of cake in a thick layer. Garnish sides of cake with toasted almonds.


Holiday sweets Coffee Cake 2 1/2 2 1/2 1/2 6 1 1/2 1/4 3 1 4

cups flour teaspoons baking powder teaspoon baking soda teaspoon salt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ounces unsalted butter cups sugar cup buttermilk eggs cup crème fraîche tablespoons cinnamon!

Preheat oven to 375°F. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar for 3 minutes. Add buttermilk and eggs to creamed butter and sugar. Slowly add dry ingredients, 1/3 at a time. Fold in crème fraîche and reserve. Remove 1-3/4 cups batter; stir in 4 tablespoons of cinnamon until smooth. Gently fold cinnamon batter into remaining batter to create swirl effect. Place 1-1/2 cups batter into four 5 x 2-1/2-inch greased cake pans; place 1/4 cup of crumb topping (directions follow) on each cake, gently pressing into batter. Place in oven for 40-45 minutes, turning halfway through baking. Insert cake tester to make sure cake is cooked through. Let rest; cool for 1 hour.

Crumb topping 1/8 2/3 1/2 1/4 1/8 2/3 1/4 1/8

pound butter cup flour cup almond flour cup brown sugar teaspoon nutmeg teaspoon cinnamon teaspoon salt teaspoon cayenne

Soften butter to room temperature.!Combine all ingredients together in mixing bowl with paddle attachment

until texture of sand. Distribute over cake batter as in main recipe above.

Bay Leaf Ice Cream 2 3/4 3/4 3/4 3 1 8 1 2

cups milk cup cream cup sugar egg yolks teaspoon salt fresh bay leaves, julienned allspice berry, cracked teaspoons ice cream stabilizer

Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Whisk together. Place in Cryovac bag; cook in 82°F water bath for 30 minutes. Once cooked, remove bag from water; shake rapidly for 30 seconds. Strain out bay leaves and allspice, cool properly over ice water bath to 40°F then transfer to ice cream maker and freeze according to directions. You can alternatively cook the ice cream base over a double boiler until custard has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. Be sure to stir constantly. Letters to Santa 2011 17


Holiday dinner

A holiday royal treat Sweet, succulent and with a caramel-like flavor, Medjool dates were once reserved for royalty. But now, you can delight in these luscious fruits any time, giving your holiday and everyday occasions the royal treatment. Whether you’re hosting your own holiday feast, or bringing a special dish to family and friends, Medjools make a regal addition to many recipes. These dishes incorporate Bard Valley Natural Delights, the popular Medjool dates grown by a small group of family farmers in the southwest. They are all-natural, contain no added sugar and are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Medjool Date Nut-Stuffed Chicken Prep Time: 45 to 50 minutes Serves: 2 1 1/4 6 1 1/4 1 2 2 1/4

tablespoon butter medium onion, finely diced to 8 Bard Valley Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted and chopped cup fresh breadcrumbs cup pistachio nuts, chopped tablespoon finely chopped fresh herbs (parsley, sage, thyme, rosemary, etc.) boneless skinless chicken breasts Salt and pepper tablespoons olive oil cup dry white wine

Heat oven to 400°F. Melt butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft — 5 minutes. Mix dates, breadcrumbs, nuts, herbs and onion together. Using a sharp, non-serrated knife, cut a pocket into the thickest part of each chicken breast — being careful not to cut through. Leave approximately 1/2 inch on all sides. Fill pockets with date mixture, season with salt and pepper and brush both sides with olive oil. Place in a shallow baking dish and pour in the wine. Bake 30 to 35 minutes until chicken is fully cooked. 18 Letters to Santa 2011


Holiday dinner

And finally... for vegeterian guests The holiday season is a special time of year when many people choose to spend time with the people they love the most. Gatherings of friends and family occur throughout the holiday season. These gatherings might surround a specific holiday, but even those people with a religious affiliation use the holidays as an opportunity to reconnect with those closest to them. One of the more common holiday traditions is to break bread with family and friends. A relaxing night at the dinner table over a big meal makes the perfect opportunity to reconnect with loved ones. Dinner party hosts, however, often don't have it so easy, especially if some guests have dietary restrictions or alternative diets, such as vegetarians. Hosts facing the task of feeding a vegetarian friend or family member this holiday season should consider the following recipe for "Sour Lentils Flavored With Garlic" from Monisha Bharadwaj's "India's Vegetarian Cooking" (Kyle Books).

Sour Lentils Flavored With Garlic Serves 4 11/2 cups yellow split lentils (toor dal), washed and drained 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon tamarind concentrate Salt, to taste 2 tablespoons ghee or sunflower oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds Large pinch of asafetida 3 dried red chiles, broken in half 3 cloves garlic, chopped Chopped cilantro for garnishing 1. Put the lentils and turmeric along with 3 cups of hot water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for about 30 minutes until the lentils are soft. If they dry out during the cooking, add a little more water until you get a mushy consistency. 2. Add the tamarind and salt and cook for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside. 3. Heat the ghee or oil in a small saucepan and add the cumin seeds and asafetida. When the cumin turns dark, add the red chiles and garlic. Fry over a low heat until the garlic is golden brown. Garlic burns easily so quickly pour this mixture over the dal. 4. Serve hot, garnished with cilantro. Letters to Santa 2011 19


Letters... Continued from Page 10 pet kitten an a iPod touch. I would be really happy. I want a computer s i can play games and look up stuff I need to know. I want all kinds of school supplies for school so I don’t have to ask anyone for school supplies. I want some games because i get bored. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Your friend, Julie Sanders Dear Santa, This year has been a special year because I stayed home and played games. I have been helpful girl thus year. A few things i have done is helping caring for my baby sister when she needs help on Mario/ I help my mom and dad when they are fighting I say stop. I want a Monster High Doll. I want an iPhone so i can watch movies. I want a make up

stand to do my make up. Your friend Jullianne Dear Santa, My name is Kaitlynn Hernandez. I have been a very good girl. I am 8 years old. I would like a new bike, a laptop, Heely’s. and the Monster High Game. I will like for you to bring my mema a new dishwasher and y grampa a new shirt. Love, Kaitlynn Hernandez Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. I like to play. Please bring a barbie and a car for my brother. Love, Kallie Ray Dear Santa, My name is Karley. I have been a good girl. For Christmas, I would like Dora Socks. I will leave you cookies to eat. Love, Karley, Rm 3AM Dear Santa, I'm 5 years old and I have been

a good girl at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a Hello Kitty and a Justin Bieber. I will leave you some coffee and cookies under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Karley A. 4 a m Dear Santa, My name is Kastor "Boo-Boo" L. I am 4 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a notebook, markers, and a truck. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Kastor "Boo-Boo" L. Dear Samta, Remember me? My name is Kaweschima Fry. How is it in the North Pole? Is there any blizzards? This i what I want for christmas. A full face helmet size 59-64. with flames. All the Nerf guns and parts. wantLego Darth Maul’s ship. I want Lego Gen-

eral Grevious with the two blue and green Lego light cabers. For my sister Maican, you get her the Thomas Shake Shake Bridge. Bring her Baby Princess and Thomas Mining and a pack of princess dolls. Merry Christmas Santa! Love, Kaweschima Fry Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a Barbie. I want a coloring book and crayons. I’m a hard worker. I want some markers and toys and presents. I’m a good girl. Love KayDence Wiley Borrego Pass School Dear Santa Hi my name is Kayia. How are you doing? I hope you are doing Good. What I want for Christmas is a teddy Bear and shoes mine are torn. And BOW’s I lost mine. Your Friend, Kayia Castillo

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Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year and I want a guitar, phone, camera and a new bike. Merry Christmas I am 9 years old I will leave you cookies and milk. Your friend, Kayla Brittany Garcia Dear Santa, I want a dollhouse. I want food for my Easy Bake oven. I want a razor blade, a real computer. I want chalk and I want books. From, Kayleigh Dear Santa, I'm 4 years old and I have been a good girl at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a box of candy and a fire truck. I will leave you some cookie and coke under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Kaythena

Dear Santa, My name is Keaton L. I am 4 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a green lantern toy and dress up clothes. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave some milk and cookies. Thank you, Keaton L.

rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Kenneth 3 p m

...to Santa

Dear Santa, I am 4 years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a big bike and a spiderman. I will leave you some cereal and meatballs under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Kieman B. 4 a m

leave you some milk and cookies. Thank you, Kourtney

Dear Santa, My name is Keira D. I am 4 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a Hannah Montana doll. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Keira D.

Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a play gun and a play bow with play arrows, 4 of them. From: Koen Romero To: Santa Clause

Dear Santa, My name is Kenneth C. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like some ice cream, movie, and a truck. Please bring something for the

Dear Santa, My name is Kourtney. I am 4 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a barbie doll. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will

Dear Santa, Do you have a big house and are you rich? Do you make all our toys for Christmas? What I want for Christmas is 3DS, a Razor Spark Sector, and a pellet gun. Merry Christmas Santa, and I will see you soon. Love, Koy Routzen Dear Santa, I want a laptop, a Greenbay Jersey, a dirt bike, a PS3, X-Box 260, art stuff, heelies, ninja stars, books, and Ipod. Love, KyJuan Dear Santa, I would like to have color pencils. I would like to have a board games. I would like to have a

Wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday season and a Blessed New year. Thank you to the community for your continued support.

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Letters... iPod. I want for Christmas is a better life for e and my family. All I want for Christmas is a boy baker for Christmas. Thank you, Kylah Nez Dear Santa, My name is Kyle. I have been a good boy. For Christmas, I would like a choo-choo train. I will leave you Pizza Hut to eat. Love, Kyle G, Rm 3AM Dear Santa, My name is Kyler B. I have been a good boy, for Christmas I would like another train track. I will leave you sprite and rice to drink & eat. Love, Kyler B, Rm 3AM Dear Santa, This year has been a good year because I’ve been good. I have been a god girl his year. A few good things I havve doe are being

nice to my sister and I do’t talk back to my mom and dad. I also clean my room. I think you should get me an iPod because mine broke. I want a bike because mine broke. I want a puppy cause I don’t have one. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Your friend, Kynlie Cash

Dear Santa, My name is Ladainian D. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like trucks and a horse. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Ladainian D.

Dear Santa, My name is Kyren Hernandez. I am 5 years old and have been a good boy. I want a bat cave for Christmas.. I want a bike, Choo-Choo train and a phone for my mom. Love, Kyren Hernandez

Dear Santa, My name is Laela S. I am 3 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like some shoes, some boots, and some baby dolls. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Laela 3 p m

Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is 4 things. What I want is a Wii game of Rio, Rango , and Power Rangers. With Power Rangers DS game. From: Kyrin Romero To: Santa Clause

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a bike. I want some presents. I love you, Santa. I’m a good girl. I’m smart and I work hard. I want books and a new Cinderella bag.

Love, Larrann Delgarito Borrego Pass School Dear Santa I have been nice. Please bring a robot. Larry, age 6 Dear Santa, My name is Layla. I am 5 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like make- up, house, & doll. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Layla Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. Please bring a barbie. Love, Leila Wills Dear Santa, I am 6. I was good. I like to play. Please bring a cat, a dog, and Dora.

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Love, Lenzies Hudson Dear Santa, My name is Lerayiah J. I am 4 years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like play make-up and a doll. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Lerayiah Dear Santa, I wish a merry Christmas and how do you deliver all the presents in one night? And can you prove to my sister that the Muppets are real and just give me anything. Oh and I love you. Sincerely Leticia Dear Santa, I want a cola can t go to school. Love, Leticia Dear Santa, My name is Lexis Rouge-

mont, I'm 6 years old I think a been good girl so I want a sewing machine and Barbie's. My sister and me will leave you cookies if we don't eat them. Lexis Rougemont Dear Santa, Ive been a good girl. I shared my two cents with my brother. I played with Layla. I obeyed my parents and did my homework. For Christmas I would like a wiggle pet so that i can share with my siblings. Thank you have a Merry Christmas. Lianne Dear Santa, My name is Liliana. I am 4 years old . I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a barbie house, make-up, bike and kitchen set. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Liliana

Dear Santa, My name is Lillian M. I have been a good girl. For Christmas I would like a blue star. I will leave you noodles to eat. Love, Lillian M., Rm 3AM Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. I like to play. Please bring me Stat Wars and Mario Kart for my DS. Love, Logan Molina Dear santa Hi my nam is Logan for Christmas I would like a laptop because mine is brocken. A psp for Christmas and games and movies for the psp and for the game station Also a DvD player. So how is Mis claus and the Elves? I hope they are doing fine. Your friend Logan Revake Dear Santa, My name is Lovly. I am three years old. I have really tried to be

...to Santa good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a rabbit. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Lovly Dear Santa, This year has been a good year because i Went to swimming. I have been nice boy this year. A few thing i have done are helping my mom. I did the dishes. I helped my mom clean and I helped my dad. I think you should get me a Wii because my other one broke. I want a remote car because my other got lost. I want a go-cart cause i’ve never had one. Have a wonderful Christmas. Your friend, Luis Dear Santa, I’m four years old and I have

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Letters... been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a transformer and a game for my xbox. I will leave you some cookies and coffee under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Luke Tom Dear Santa, My name is Madison. I am three years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a doll. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Madison Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. For Christmas I would like a conster Hyde computer. I will leave you some hot coco and some cookies. From, Malaya M., 5am

Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. I like to play. Please brnng a cat and a truc for my brother. Love, Manuel Gonzalas Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I want a remote control monster truck and a PSP. Merry Christmas! From: Marcus Garcia Age: 5 Dear Santa, My name is Maria. I am three years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a Barbie house. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Maria Dear Santa, I want a Barbie doll crib for XMas. Love, Mariah Baker

Dear Santa, I want a Baby Dancer Doll! Love, Mariah Martinez Dear Santa, My name is Mariah P. I am four years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like play make up, nail polish and doll. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Mariah P. Dear sata I have been goob. Please bring a KaMra Marie McBee, age 5 Dear Santa, All i want for Christmas is high heels, a mp3 player with pink and purple stripes, a DS with games, a laptop, lipstick with makeup, a phone, and a Dora kitchen and lots of Justin Bieber stuff. From, Marisa

Dear Santa, I’m four years old and I have been a good girl at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a snoopy bike and a snoopy costume. I will leave you some milk and cookies under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Marizol P., Grants Head Start Dear Santa, My name is Mark R. I am three years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like some racing cars, balls and some toys. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Mark R. Dear Santa, My name is Martin M. I am three years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a big truck with lots of cars and some

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tools. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Martin M. Dear Santa, My name is Matthew. I am three years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a buzz light year. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Matthew Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would like Kabedy Scaoder and a hot wheel toy for Christmas. I will leave you a card and turkey with gravy and chili under the tree. From, Mathew H., 5am Dear Santa, My name is Matthew. I’m 2 years old. I have been a good boy. I want a computer and Dal-

las Cowboys toys for my sissy. want a phone to talk to her when she is with her schoo/ Dad. me and sissy will leave cookies and milk by our Christmas tree. Your friend, Matthew Paul Dear Santa, My name is Matthew T. I am three years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a truck, a ball, and some toys. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Matthew T. Dear Santa, My name is Maxine. I am three years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like baby doll. Please bring something for the rest of the family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Maxine Dear Santa,

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My name is Maya, I am three years old. I have been a very good girl Please come in my House we will leave you MILK N COOKIES. For Christmas I would love to have (1) A little car seat for my baby (2) Xliphone (3) Pink notebook (4) Makeup/lipstick (5) Baby doll (6) Picture of a hand (7) Zoo zoo (8) A thing that goes Brop Boop (9) Barbie princess bedroom set play set for Barbie Maya Yates, 3 years old Dear Santa, My name is McKaylah. I am three years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a toy shrek. Please bring something for the rest of the family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, McKaylah

...to Santa Dear Santa, My name is Memphis. I have been a good girl. For Christmas I would like Rango. I will leave you cookies to eat. Love, Memphis, Rm 3AM Dear Santa, My name is Michael S. I am three years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a truck, an airplane, and a car. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Michael S. Dear Santa, This year has been a good year because I was being good. I have been a good boy this year. A few good things are being helpful. Like I helped my house. I helped my mom hook up the TV. I want a Playstation 3 because my is

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Letters... half broke, I want that new bat care because I never had one. Happy Christmas. From Micheal Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. I lie to play. Please bring me Hot Wheels. Love, Miitra Dear Santa, I have been a very good girl this year and I am 3 years old. For Christmas I would like a Barbie doll playhouse, a baby doll, a Fairy, a Barbie movie and a pony doll. I will leave some milk and cookies out for you. Love, Miranda Maestas Dear Santa, I’m four years old and I have been good girl at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a Dora kitchen and

arts and crafts. I will leave you some milk and cookies. I will leave you some milk and cookies under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Mirian Diaz, Grants Head Start

Christmas is a sha sha crabs and a Dora kitchen. I will leave you some hot cocoa and cookies under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Natalia L., Grants Head Start

Dear Santa, I am 5. I have been good. I like to play. Please bring a kitty and puppy. Love, Monique

Dear Santa, My name is Nathan and I have been a very good boy this year. I am two and a half-yearsold and I would like a monster truck and a ball. I will leave you lots of cookies and milk. Love, Nathan Jacob Jaramillo

Dear Santa, I want a castle and a DS. And my mom wants frosting for her cakes. Your friend, Monique M. Dear Santa, I have been nice Please bring a Robot. Myles McBride, age 5 Dear Santa, I’m three years old and I have been a good girl at school and at home. What I would like for

Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like a baby, high heels, a Barbie, a baby crib and Barbie stairs, Love, Nevaen C., Rm 7 PM Dear Santa, My name is Nevaeh. I am four years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like house, clothes, shoes, make-up and toys. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Nevaeh Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. I would like for you to bring me a train for Christmas. I will leave you apples under the tree to eat. From, Nevaeh S., 5am

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Dear Santa, I am five years old and I have been a good girl at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a purple horse bike and a toy. I will leave you some ice cream and popsicles under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Neveah P., Grants Head Start, 4 a.m.

Dear Santa, My name is Nicholas G. I am four years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a truck and a pant set. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Nicholas G. Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a bike and a toy. I like you Santa. I want Optimus Prime and a shark. I’m a good boy. I want a toy car. I want toys. I want a book. Love, Nicolai Charley Borrego Pass School Dear Santa, I want Optimus Prime and I’ll have Buzz Lightyear with a rocket ship. And one more thing, a remote control Lighting McQueen and Mater. How do your reindeer fly? That’s it! I like you and thank you for the presents. Santa, you are the best guy ever! Your friend Noah Dear Santa, My name is Noah and I would like a Nintendo 3ds for Christmas. Thank you Santa, Love Noah Dear Santa, My name is Nolan. I am four years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a car. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Nolan Dear Santa, I am 6. I was good. I like to play. Please bring me Ropto miss. Love, Orion


Dear Santa, My name is Pablo. I am 8 years old. I hope you are doing well for Christmas. I would like a Raiders Santa Hat, Mt brother Karlos is 2 years old . He would like a football. Be careful and God Bless. I will leave you tamales and Slim Jims and cookies. Love, Pablo and Karlos Almanza Dear Santa, How are you doing Santa? I would lie a pistol BB gun, a fake knife, a Raiders Santa hat, A sniper BB gun, and a lot of Slim Jims. Merry Christmas and I’ll see you soon. Your friend, Pablo Lopez Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a new bike, digital camera, Pants vs. Zombies ds game, a card to download games to my iPod, and a guitar stand. I will leave you cookies and milk. Merry Christmas. Sincerely Paige Scott Dear Santa I have been good. Plese bring buzz lightyear and bullseye. Parrison, age 5 Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. Fro Christmas I would like a Barbie, Barbie clothes and a lot more Barbie clothes. Love Quinixah L., Rm 7 PM Dear Santa, My name is Rochel. I am four years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like harmonica, dancing robot, and a popping pig. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Rachel

Dear Santa, My name is Raymond T. I am three years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a spider man toy, and a lot of toys. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Raymond T., 3 p.m. Dear Santa, My name is Renee Blea. I am 10 rs old. I have been a very good girl and for Christmas I would likea touch screen phone and a gae for my Wii and also a winter jacket. Thank you. I will leave you cookies and hot chocolate. Love, Renee Blea Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas I would like an ipod and markers and papers Love, Reyanndon C. Mark P Rm 7 PM Dear Santa, My name is Reydon C. I am four years old. I have really tried to be really good this year. This year for Christmas I would like building blocks and a car. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Reydon. C. Dear Santa, This year has been a good year because I have been a very good girl this year.A few great things that I have done are nice things.I think you should get me.a little mini straightener so i can do my own hair.I want a phone to call my friends. I want a Barbie doll house to put y dolls in. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. I love you Santa. Love, Rhiannon Chavez Dear Santa, I am four years old and I have

been a good girl at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a princess castle and a high heels shoes. I will leave you some macaroni and cheese and coffee under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Rihanna, 7 a.m Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a transformer. I want monster trucks and a new coloring book with crayons. Merry Christmas to you, Santa. Love, Rodell Yazzie Borrego Pass School Dear Santa, I am 5. I like to play. Please bring COD and ROD for my room. Love, Rodeo Flauta Dear Santa, I am four years old and I have been good girl at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a Dora game and a present. I will leave you some

...to Santa milk and cookies under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Rolanda W., Grants Head Start, 4 a.m. Dear Santa, I am 6. I was good. I like to play. Please bring Legos and more Legos for my brother. Love, Ryan Begay Dear Santa, My name is Saleem T. I am four years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a truck and blocks. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Saleem T. Dear Santa, I am four years old and I have

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Letters... bee a good girl at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a Justin Beaver doll and a Tinkerbell. I will leave you some cookies and chocolate cocoa under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Samaurah, 7 a.m. Dear Santa, I am 6. I was good. I like to play. Please bring me a monster truck and a lot of cars. Love, Samuel Dear Santa, I want a video and High heels and earrings. Love, Santana A. Dear Santa, How are the reindeer doing? Is Mrs. Claus doing fine. I love you very much.. See you n Christmas Eve. Love, Saphaire Gallegos

Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. I like to play. Please bring me a sea horse. Love, Savannah Dear Santa, All I want is a Ipod touch and a Iphone 4. I also want a little dog, a german shepherd. They are my favorite. Also some I heard boobie bracelets the colors I like is white with the black and blue lettering and the black ones which I have now and some blue ones. I will need some clothes so I want clothes. Sincerely, Savannah Dear Santa I have been good. Please bring a bike. Selena Dear Santa, I would like a Barbie, a clubhouse, and a baby doll please. P.S I also would like a necklace. Love, Selina Olguin

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Dear Santa, My name is Selustriano “Tano” W. I am four years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a monster truck and puzzles. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Selustriano “Tano” W. Dear Santa, How are you, your reindeer, and elves? Are they OK? I would like a Monster High Blanket for Christmas. You have a great Christmas Santa! Your friend, Serenity Rougemont Dear Santa, I want a butterfly game and a Rapunzel doll that paints hair. I want a Tinkergell doll and a LalaLoopsy doll. Love, Serenity T. Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a Nintendo Ds? Thank you, Sergio A. Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a cat that moves around? Thank you, Serinity Smith Dear Santa, I am four years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a spider man and a cop car. I will leave you some grilled cheese and a burger under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Seth, 7 a.m.

Mirabal. I a 7 years old. I live in San Rafeal. I want a Wii with games for it, an iPod, a Super Mario game for my DS, a 20 pack of lea pencils, and shoes with wheels on them.I have been a good girl this year and my little niece Samaurah will be writing to you. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Bye Santa. I love you!! Love, Sharon Mirabal Dear Santa I have been nice Ple bring a snowball making machine. Shaun, age 5 Dear Santa, I want to ask for a snnowboard, roller skates, and vampire teeth, a 3DS and a big tractor and police car. Love, Shawn L. Dear Santa, I am 5. I wants good. I like to play. Please bring Legos and DS. Live, Shillah Denezpi Dear Santa, How are you? This what I want for Christmas. A bunch of books, a Monster High Doll, a Moster high book and a Moxie doll. Merry Christmas and I hope to see you soon. Love, ShyAnne Bustos

Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. I lie to play. Please bring Legos. Love, Shani Chavez

Dear Santa, I have been good lately. I help my mommy and do my school work. Santa could you bring me a cash register ,computer, ATM machine and some new pens because I am going to be a business women when I grow up. I will leave out some homemade cookies and of course some candy cane hot chocolate. Love, Sidney Clawson 7 years old

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good girl, for Christmas. I would like a doll with a dress that light up, Alexia. I will leave you crackers, mac’n’cheese, and jello to eat. Love, Sophia B, Room 3AM Dear Santa, My name is Stacy. I am four years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for Christmas I would like toys, barbie’s. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Stacy Dear Santa, How’s your wife doing? How are your reindeer and elves doing? I hope they are doing fine. Fr Christmas I want a Monster High Doll that s pink. The one with the guy on it. I want a skateboard and roller skates. I want y dad to come home safe and a lot of Justin Beiber clothes, high heels, and snow boots with those little round fluffy balls on the. Have a Merry Christmas. Love, Tamara Lucero Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like a potato head. I have been a good girl. I will leave you an apple under the tree to eat. From, Tatiana R., 5am Dear Santa, I want to kow about you. I want to kno your wife, reindeers, elves and toys. Do you make your own toys or do te elves make toys? Does Mrs. Claus come with you to deliver presents? Do your reindeers augh and giggle and make noises? Do your elves have children? What I want for Christmas is a laptop. picture books and two babies. I wish I could meet you in person. Merry Christmas! Love, Tearza Valencia

Dear Santa I have been good. Please bring a anutkrakk (nutcracker) Tegwyn, age 5 Dear Santa, I would like a airplane for Christmas and a car. I like cars. I have been a good boy this year. I will leave you chicken under the tree. From, Teninjo D., 5am Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a toy truck. I want my present to be a Barbie. I want a toy horsey and a toy for the computer. I love you, Santa Clause. Love Tishawn Etsitty Borrego Pass School Dear Santa, I have been a good boy for Christmas. I would like a bike. I will leave you some coffee and ketchup under the tree for you. From, Todd M., 5am Dear Santa, How are you? For Christmas I want a BB gun, a plastic gun, a remote controller for my PS3 and a new game. I would like a PSP. My sister doesn’t let me play hers. Merry Christmas and A happy New Year. Love, Tomas Chavez Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. Please bring a dirt bike. Love, Torrel Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a train set? Thank you, Tran M.

Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. I like to play. Please bring Legos and a cat for my sister. Love, Tristan Baldwin Dear Santa, I want a Nerf gun. I will feed you cookies and milk. Lean is always good everyday. So put her on the nice list and 8 check marks next to her name. From, Tyler Gann Dear Santa, I want high boots, clothes, a chair, an easy bake oven, more hermit crabs, a puppy dog, more fishys, more toys, more movies, a dog tree for my dog Lucky nd a dog house, make up. I want a light on my door o that way monsters don’t get me and I wont get scared. A fan and a broom for my mom because she has no broom. Thank you, Unique Lujan

...to Santa Dear Santa, My name is Vanessa how is Mrs. Clause? I hope she is fine. How are the reindeer? I hope they are fine too. For Christmas I want a wintercoat because I only have little ones and a laptop. You Friend, Vanessa Blea Dear Santa, I want a pony poster, a toy horse, a cell phone to call and text my dad, a canopy to go over my bed, a toy cat with orange and white stripes, a toy bird, a toy penguin, a kitty poster, a purple night gown, a kitty umbrella, a princess poster, a doggy bracelet, and i would like you to show me a picture of what Rudolf really looks like. And i also want all the monster high girls for Christmas. Vanna Lujan

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Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas are students who listen and work hard. I want students who are successful and confident in everything they do. But most of all Santa, I want to give my students the gift of reading. Reading is a gift that can never be returned, refunded, or lost. Thank you Santa. Love Ms. Vera Chestnut Kindergarten Teacher Borrego Pass School Dear Santa, I am four years old and I have been a good girl at school and at home. Say hello to the reindeers for me. Thank you, Victoria N., Grants Head Start, 4 a.m. Dear Santa, I am 5. I was good. I like to play. Please bring a dog and doll

Dear Santa, I have been good. Please bring a buzz light year. Xavier Martinez, age 5 Dear Santa, I am three years old and I have been a good boy at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a black spider man and a Big Power Ranger. I will leave you some food and cokes under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Xavier P., Grants Head Start, 4 a.m. Dear Santa, I want nice clothes for Christmas. Xavier Y. Dear Santa, May name is Zachary B. I am four years old. I have really tried to be good this year. This year for

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Christmas I would like a monster truck and cars. Please bring something for the rest of my family too. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Zachary B. Dear Santa, I am three years old and I have been a good girl at school and at home. What I would like for Christmas is a Princess and a Dress. I will leave you some cake and hot fries under the tree. Say hello to all the reindeers for me. Thank you, Zaelani, Grants Head Start, 7 a.m.

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is an X-box and a black bag. I want Optimus Prime. I work hard. I love you Santa. I want a bike and a computer. I want a game. Love, Zechariah Delgarito Borrego Pass School

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is Optimus Prime. I want monster trucks. I want dinosaurs. Thank you for everything, Santa. I’m a good boy and I want a T-Rex and a dragon. Love, Zamion Billah Borrego Pass School

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