DYS celebrates spirit of Christmas

Donald Young School’s annual Christmas concert proved to be another excellent evening of entertainment—and that the spirit of Christmas is alive and well there.
Teagan Kaemingh and Gordy Matheson emceed the presentation with full colour.
Vicki Loney’s junior kindergarten students, accompanied by grades six/seven and pianist Jennifer Shaw, impressed the audience in two selection, “Bells” and “Happy Birthday.”
Wilma Esselink then directed the senior kindergarten class in “Five Little Candles.”
Using sparkling tinsel as head bands, the grades one/two and two/three classes, directed by Charlene Gustafson and accompanied by pianist Helen Mose, recited “All for the Newborn Baby,” “Away in the Manger,” and “Silent Night.”
Then the grades three/four, under Mr. Enns, gave a presentation and recitation of “The First Christmas,” “First Noel,” and “Feliz Navidad,” narrated by the students and closely watched by Karen Koomans.
The harmonica medley was creative—and even the audience got into toe-tapping.
Then the grades seven/eight performed “Auntie Claus,” a real classy presentation that amused the audience.
Mr. Enns’ grade five drama class then prepared for their highly-festive skit, “Deck the Halls with Pizza Pops,” in which the lineup of children waiting to get their pizza pops microwaved at lunch time had become incredibly long.
The problem intensified when one student showed up with a seven-foot long Pizza Pop and hogged one microwave for the entire lunch period.
After a special request to Santa Claus, he showed up unexpectedly with a super high-powered pizza pop laser and had the students’ lunch fried up in no time.
The program concluded with a choir of grade three-seven students singing two carols.