Students at Kyrene de las Brisas
Elementary School are giving back this
Children in the classrooms of Debbie
Cartwright and Sandi Klotz
buddied up to stuff more than 300
Christmas stockings for children
receiving services from the Kyrene
Family Resource Center.
Parents of children in the two classes,
as well as Brisas staff members and the
parents of other Brisas students,
donated the stockings and most of the
The students began their work at 8 a.m.
one recent school day and expected to
continue “until they were finished or
ran out of steam,” said Cartwright, a
multi-age teacher in the school’s
combined first- and second-grade
Among the stocking stuffers were small
toys, treats, snacks, toothbrushes and
Once stuffed, the stockings were to be
set aside for donation to less-fortunate
families at Brisas’ annual Winter
collaborative project with Kyrene
Schools Community Foundation, 21st
Century Community Learning Center and
Kids Corner program.
Local businesses, including San Tan
Carpet, the Robert D. Walker
orthodontics practice, McDonald’s and
Costco, also provided support.
The district’s family resource center
provides food, clothing, gently used
household items and resource referral
for needy families.
Winter Wonderland is held annually at
Kyrene de los Niños School.
Information: Amanda Hamm, (480)
783-2295, or firstname.lastname@example.org.