Coming Attractions - December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013
Dec. 14 (Sat) — Twentieth-annual mock trial of Santa Claus
9 a.m. at the John H. Wood Jr. United States Courthouse, 655 César E. Chávez Blvd.
Following his Dec. 12 “arrest” on charges of violating the separation of church and state for handing out Christmas gifts at Bonham Academy, Kriss Kringle (who also claims to be Santa Claus) will be tried before U.S. District Court Judge Ed Prado. Kringle’s defense team and prosecutors will be composed of Boy Scouts of America Troop 285 members and jurists will be 4th-graders who attend school where the alleged infraction took place. They also must decide Kringle’s competence since he claims reindeer can fly. Should Kringle win another acquittal, his victory will be celebrated at a party in the courthouse’s patio. Inspiration for this annual event providing students with real-world lessons in the judicial system is the beloved holiday classic movie “Miracle on 34th Street.” Santa’s trial is a community service project of the United States District Court Committee in conjunction with the San Antonio Bar Association, Boy Scouts Troop 285 and Bonham Academy. This year Santa’s portrayer is SAISD Foundation Treasurer Bob Raymond.
Dec.14–15 — SAISD students to volunteer at the International Artisan Fair
Times below, at the Pearl in Suite 110, 306 Pearl Parkway
Jefferson High School architecture students will serve as volunteers at this event featuring artisans from 14 countries who will showcase their work. The teens also will lend their assistance to youngsters on Sunday, which will be Children’s Day at the fair. Their participation will be:
● Dec. 14 (Sat) – 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
● Dec. 15 (Sun) – 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dec. 16 (Mon) — SAISD students to treat seniors
9 to 10 a.m. at the Presa Community Center, 3721 S Presa St.
Students from the District’s Herff Elementary will bring holiday cheer to approximately 70 senior citizens at this community center. Performing arts students will serenade them with song, while members of the Art, Garden and Stamping clubs will provide gifts that they have made. Staff contributions will be cookies and toiletries. Their visit and the gifts are an expression of appreciation to the center for partnering with Herff throughout the school year.
Dec. 16 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
Dec. 18 (Wed) — The 18th-annual De Zavala La Tamalada
8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. at De Zavala Elementary School, 2311 San Luis St.
Each year the making and eating of tamales provides pre-kinder through 5th-graders and their parents a tasty culmination to lessons on how mathematics and science are important in cooking. Corn husks will be filled with masa and meat that morning, and the cooked product is enjoyed during a party that afternoon.
Dec. 19 (Thurs) — Winter extravaganza
7 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.
Holiday performances will include the Sam Houston choir and fine arts dance students, the Davis and Wheatley middle schools choirs and a faculty choir comprising staff from these three campuses.
Dec. 20 (Fri) — Snow bonanza
8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Highland Hills Elementary School, 734 Glamis St.
Students at this Southeast Side school need not travel to colder regions this winter to enjoy the fun of frolicking in the snow. A snow machine will transform the campus into a winter wonderland where children can sled, build snowmen and play. For some, this will be their first opportunity to ever experience snow.