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Santa Claus visits Zavala Elementary to install his ‘Santa cams’

Posted at 5:01 PM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 09:52:06-05

The most popular man this time of year made a visit to Zavala Elementary School this morning, bringing some early gifts to students at the school.

Santa Claus made his yearly delivery of an “Elf on the Shelf” and “Santa cams.”

Santa Claus visits Zavala Elementary School.

These deliveries are the idea that Zavala teacher Prisilda Herrera started 5 years ago at the school, It is meant to help promote good classroom behavior, particularly around the holidays.

Santa Claus is popular at Zavala Elementary School, even as he brings way to check on students during the holiday season. (KRIS foto)

“I feel so happy and great,” first-grade student April said.

Faculty members say the deliveries have helped students behave better because Santa Claus is watching them.

“It’s about keeping a positive culture … a culture of kindness and gratitude. And we here at Zavala, that’s what we’re doing.”

Santa Claus, Zavala staff members and close friends of Kris Kringle share holiday tidings during Wednesday’s meeting at Zavala Elementary School. (KRIS photo)


Teachers say they love the reaction of the kids when Santa walks into their classrooms.