Persuade Santa Claus!
The Region XI Telecommunications Network will be connecting again with Santa Claus this year into our videoconferencing network. Your students (K – 3rd grade) are invited to persuade Santa with reasons why they were good this past year. We hope you can participate! 1. Complete the Statement of Interest below and fax this form to Gerri Maglia at (817) 740-3650. 2. View the web page at www.esc11.net/edtech/gerri/persuade_santa to see that the sessions you requested are confirmed. Only then, start the purchase order process (see step 5). Also, we request that you have only one class of students per session. Don’t try and schedule 60 students for one session. The more students you have, the less interaction your site will have. 3. When you see that you are confirmed, have your students either 1) Write a persuasive letter indicating the good deeds they have done this past year. For younger students, the teacher can submit a class letter, 2) Write a compare and contrast letter that compares the qualities in someone they admire w ith Santa's wonderful qualities, 3) Write a poem about being good to other people, or 4) Submit a piece of student created artwork that shows the student "doing" something good. 4. Mail the letters, poems, or artwork IN TIME for Santa to be able to read them, along with the cover sheet (see page 2), to Gerri Maglia. I will make sure Santa gets them AND that Santa calls on some of your students during the sessions. It is very important that we have your students’ names. 5. Fax a copy of a purchase order, made to ESC Region XI, to Gerri for $25 per confirmed session. 6. Have your students fill out the “Persuade Santa Claus!” permission form before the day of the session (see page 3) 7. Review the story “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with your students. Santa will be reading this to them and asking them to help him finish some sentences. 8. Bring your students to the session 15 minutes early.
Statement of Interest
Your district name: ______________________ your campus name: __________________ The RETN site you will be participating from: _____________________________________ We want to try and accommodate and include as many campuses in our network in these sessions. Please understand if we can’t schedule you for all the sessions you are requesting. Our campus wants to participate in 1 session 2 sessions 3 sessions more than 3 if there is space
RANK the 12 sessions below (1 – 12) in your order of preference, i.e., put a “1” by your first choice, a “2” by your second choice, and so on. It is important that you rank your sessions so that we know your 1st choice, etc.
Tuesday, December 6 th Sessions 8:30 – 8:50 9:00 – 9:20 9:30 – 9:50 10:00 – 10:20 10:30 – 10:50 11:00 – 11:30 Wednesday, December 7 th Sessions 8:30 – 8:50 9:00 – 9:20 9:30 – 9:50 10:00 – 10:20 10:30 – 10:50 11:00 – 11:30 Tuesday, December 13 th Sessions 8:30 – 8:50 9:00 – 9:20 9:30 – 9:50 10:00 – 10:20 10:30 – 10:50 11:00 – 11:30
Rank your sessions in these columns
Your name: __________________________ Phone Number: __________________________ Fax Number: _________________________ Email Address: __________________________
Please attach this cover sheet to your packet of student letters, poems, or artwork, for EACH confirmed session your class is scheduled to participate in. Please include a list of your student’s names. Be sure they sign their letters.
Here are the “Persuade Santa” letters for my class. We are scheduled to participate in the session on December 6th or December 7th or December 13th at 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00
Your name: _________________________________________ Your District: ________________________________________ Your Campus: _________________________________________________________ Grade Level of students: ________________________________________________ The RETN site from which you will participate: _______________________________ There are __________ letters/poems/art pieces attached
Please get your student products in the mail NO LATER than Thursday, December 1st for sessions on the 6th or 7th, or no later than Wednesday December 7 th, for sessions on the 13th. Mail them to:
Gerri Maglia ESC Region XI 3001 N. Freeway Ft. Worth, TX 76106
Parent Permission Form
Your child will have the opportunity to participate in a LIVE videoconference with Santa Claus! Your child will write a persuasive letter to Santa Claus and then be able to talk to him about the good deeds that he or she did this past year. Santa will also ask for your child’s help in reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Since this is a "broadcast", it is necessary that we receive your approval and signature for the following: I understand that in a Distance Learning Classroom my child's voice, physical presence, and participation in activities will be transmitted to distance learning sites and may be taped for future use in an educational setting. I hereby agree that my child's voice, presence, and participation in these events will not be a violation of his/her personal rights and hereby release any claims for use of such.
Child's Name: _______________________________________________ Guardian's Name: ____________________________________________ Date: ______________________________________________________