Students in Diane VandenHoek's and Haley Tollefson's Second-grade classes at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School write letters to Santa. Here are their letters.
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H-BC Elementary School second-grade teachers Diane VandenHoek (left) and Haley Tollefson are pictured with their students (back row, left) Ty Leuthold, Cooper Gehrke, Alex Dysthe, Veronica West, Abraham Graves, Aiden Kerkhove-Brandt, Damion Meinerts, Carter Vande Voort, Hannah Hageman, Olivia Susie, Riley Tatge, Peyton Bennett, (middle row) Alexis Gardner-Swenson, Mikah Mygrant, Sylvia Fick, Kyler Hartz, Logan Susie, Taylor Spykerboer, Brynn Rauk, Layla Deelstra, Larissa Steinhoff, (front row) Lanae Elbers, Taryn Birger, Taylor Gehrke, Avril Susie, Grace Anderson, Tahliya Kruger and Skyler Steensma.

Dear Santa, 

You are nice to people. Your elves help people. Thanks for the presents you give to people. I want football and baseball cards.

Your friend,

Skyler Steensma

 

Dear Santa,

I want an Xbox and some games for the Xbox like Call of Duty Ghost. I want a trip to Brazil to visit Lucia, Carlos, Gus, Gustavo and Pedrogustus. I want a picture of Daxter. I would like to a Christmas card from Daxter Bosch. I have been good.

Love your friend,

Alex Dysthe

 

Dear Santa,

I have been very, very good this year. Can I pretty please with cherries on top have an Ipad for Christmas? Oh, and Loom band kits please? And I also want lots of other girly stuff. Oh, and Santa, can I meet one of your elves? When you come in down our chimney you will see my very beautiful Christmas tree. Guess what. The star lights up! I also have very decorative Christmas ornaments. Anyway, goodbye and Merry Christmas.

Your friend, 

Veronica West

 

Dear Santa, 

I hope you will deliver a lot of presents. I promise I will get you a present for Christmas. I don’t know how good I am. So could you please send an elf because I really like your presents. I really like you. I like God and Jesus.

Love, 

Abigail Kor

 

Dear Santa, 

I have been kind of naughty. For Christmas I want an Xbox 360 and Minecraft Edition. I wish I could go to the North Pole with you Santa. You are a big, jolly Santa.

Love,

Damion Meinerts

 

 

Dear Santa,

How are you doing? I was pretty good this year. I want an Xbox 1, a Wii 4 and more Wii games, a Vikings flattop and 10 garbage bags of candy. Oh, and tell people to raise money for people who do not have homes or food. Can I be one of the elves this year? I’ll shovel your driveway.

Your friend,

Mikah Mygrant

 

Dear Santa,

What kind of weather is it like  in your place? My weather is cold! I was good this year. Do you know what I want for Christmas? I would like a new backpack and a LeapPad and a new pair of shoes. Can I have a bag of rubber bands too? We will leave cookies and milk for you too. Will you put me on the naughty or on the good list?

Your friend,

Avril Susie

 

Dear Santa,

I want a LeapPad for Christmas this year. I think I have been good this year. I would also like a guitar. What kinds of cookies do you like? Am I on the good list or the bad list? How many elves do you have? How many presents have you made this year? How many presents will I get?

From,

Sylvia Fick

 

Dear Santa,

I want a Barbie house for Christmas. I was very good this year. What kind of cookies do you like? My brother has been very good to me. We got an elf on the shelf and named it Joy. She moves a lot of places.

Your friend, 

Alexis Gardner-Swenson

 

Dear Santa, 

The weather here is snowy and sunny. How is your weather up there? I have been nice. I think I have been nice, do you? I hope I get presents this year. Do you like Christmas? I like Christmas because I get to play in the snow. I like to walk on the snow. I do it down at the end of the driveway. My dad thinks we are deer with two legs. This is what I want for Christmas: a tablet. Happy Christmas!

Your friend,

Larissa Steinhoff

 

Dear Santa, 

I have been good today. I hope you got my wish list. I forgot to put an elf on the shelf on my list. I hope you get me one. My sister was pretty naughty but can you give her a present or she will take my stuff.

Your friend,

Taylor Gehrke

 

Dear Santa,

I would really like some new markers for this year. I hope you stay warm when you deliver toys. I want a new stuffed animal giraffe so I can play with it. I hope you can make it here. I think I’ve been good this year. Bye

Your friend,

Peyton Bennett

 

Dear Santa,

How cold is it at the North Pole? Is it 100 degrees below 0? What I want for Christmas is a very powerful telescope so I can see Pluto in our solar system.

Love,

Abraham Graves

 

Dear Santa,

How are you doing at the North Pole? How are your elves doing too? I hope you come and visit my house. I have been good this year. Do you ever get sick at the North Pole? How are all your reindeer? You better bring all your reindeer and Rudolph. How is Mrs. Claus doing? Are your elves making a lot of toys? For Christmas I want a black and pink Under Armour sweatshirt. I can’t wait for Christmas!

Your friend,

Layla Deelstra

 

Dear Santa,

What are you doing today? How are your elves and Rudolph? I have been nice and good this year. For Christmas I want a Wii. Gavyn wants a car and Kinley wants a doll house. Please leave them under the Christmas tree. I will leave cookies, milk and carrots for Rudolph. Dress warm to deliver the toys.

Your friend,

Ty Leuthold

 

 

Dear Santa,

I am a good boy to my family because I help them clean for Christmas. I want ten cows and calves. Merry Christmas Santa Claus.

Your friend, 

Carter Vande Voort

 

Dear Santa,

I want a Stuffy and an American Girl doll. Do you ever get sick from all of the cookies? How is Mrs. Claus? How do you travel the whole world in one night? Thank you Santa for all the candy and all the presents. I will play with them forever and ever.

Your friend, 

Tahliya Kruger

 

Dear Santa, 

Please lay off the cookies. I’m not going for the shock collar again but since we’re remodeling I want a video camera so I can see my little brother Ryker. I want a guy to watch my room so Ryker won’t come in. 

P.S. I want a shock collar next year.

From,

Cooper Gehrke

 

Dear Santa, 

How are you doing? I’ve been a little naughty. All I want for Christmas is a toy combine and a semi. How cold is it at the North Pole? It’s below zero in Beaver Creek. Did you fire any elves? For Christmas I want a gum pack and give my sister a doll.

Your friend,

Riley Tatge

 

Dear Santa,

I have been good this year. For Christmas I want cowgirl boots. I hope your elves are working hard for you. Santa, I will leave cookies and milk for you if you’re hungry. I hope your presents are really good. I will leave my stocking up so you can put gifts in it like candy canes and a pack of chapstick.

Your friend, 

Olivia Susie

 

Dear Santa,

How are you? How are the elves? Are you making lots of toys? Thanks for Lexi again this year. I think she would say “Hannah has been so good!” For a Christmas present I want a camper for my American Girl doll. I want you to have coffee and hot chocolate and lots of it.

Your friend,

Hannah Hageman

 

Dear Santa,

What color are your eyes? I’ve been good. For Christmas I want lots and lots of craft kits. Is it cold at the North Pole? I would like lots of pictures of my whole family on my mom’s side and my dad’s side. Have fun Santa!

Your friend,

Brynn Rauk

 

Dear Santa,

I have been very good. This is what I want for Christmas. I want a police car and a toy bus and a DSI and new Super Mario Bros. and Mario Party 3D. I want a little toy police car.

Your friend,

Logan Susie

 

Dear Santa,

What I want for Christmas is a 2DS because I have been good all year. How are your elves making toys and how good do they make them? I will leave you cookies and milk and please leave the presents for me in the front please.

Your friend,

Aiden Kerkhove-Brandt

 

Dear Santa,

I have been prefect this year. What I want for Christmas is a whole gymnastics set because I am in gymnastics and I love gymnastics.

Your friend,

Taryn Birger

 

 

 

Dear Santa, 

How are you doing? How are your elves doing? Well,  I am doing good. I have been a good girl. Is it cold at the North Pole? I wonder, did you fire anyone or not? I wonder what you would bring me for Christmas. How many gifts are you going to get me? Is Mrs. Claus happy or not? Can you please tell me if she is happy or not? I wonder what I want for Christmas.

Your friend,

Lanae Elbers

 

Dear Santa, 

What time do your elves make toys? I wish that I could have a horse for Christmas. I have been kind of good for you. P.S. I believe in you because you always write on the tags: From Santa. Santa, I will leave you cookies and milk for you Santa on a plate. Bailey wants a computer for Christmas. Hunter wants cows and a cow gate with a barn, and a cow trailer or a pickup or bucket.

Your friend,

Taylor Spykerboer.

 

Dear Santa,

This year I was really good but not perfect. This year look by the tree for cookies and milk. For Christmas I want a gymnastics bar and a gift card to Justice for 200 dollars so I can buy new clothes and things that are cool. I will leave some carrots for all your reindeer that are hungry for a big snack. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Sincerely,

Grace Anderson

 

Dear Santa,

I have been a really good kid this Christmas. I hope that lots of children are on the nice list this Christmas so that lots of children get all of their presents. I also hope that no children are on the naughty list because I don’t want to be on the naughty list for Christmas. 

Your friend,

Kyler Hartz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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