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Local children enjoy St. Alban's Day at RE

RE students held the hands of elementary school children, toted them on shoulders, carried them in their arms or, in some cases, struggled to keep up with them as they sped through the school’s annual holiday carnival on both campuses. St. Alban’s Day once again drew nearly 500 children from local elementary schools, and once again brought out the best in Ransom Everglades’ students.
Middle School Photo Gallery
Upper School Photo Gallery
The campus visitors went from station to station on both campuses at the Dec. 7 event. They chased bubbles, decorated cookies, got their faces painted and ate cotton candy. They played with blocks and robots, and went “fishing” for gifts. They sat on Santa’s lap and met his lively elves. They touched real goats, bunnies and turkeys, and wrote letters to Santa.

More than 170 students from St. Alban’s Child Enrichment Center visited the Upper School and more than 300 spent the morning at the Middle School from Frances S. Tucker Elementary School, Wheatley Elementary School, Santa Clara Elementary School and Holmes Elementary School.

RE's sophomore class organized the event at the Upper School. Sophomores sent 180 hand-written invitations to St. Alban's students before the event, signing them "Santa's elves." Nick Namias '20 played Santa Claus, and Santa's elves handed out  reindeer toys that the Christian Student's Association donated for all the preschoolers. The Science National Honors Society hosted science oriented activities, robotics students orchestrated an engineering table, the dance team performed and the drama club sang carols.

Under the direction of faculty member Jay Salon, a group of tenth graders developed a video of the day that was shown as the closing to the event. RE's tenth graders raised more than $7,000 to put on the event. The students gave a backpack stuffed with a book, coloring book, crayons, stickers, a stuffed animal and bubbles to each child, and also provided 100 books to stock the shelves of the classrooms back at St. Alban's.  
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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.