The Pattonville Fire Protection District delivered two red sleighs full of toys to be given to Pattonville students in need. The red sleighs (technically an antique fire truck and an ambulance) pulled up to the Pattonville Early Childhood Center and the nine elves (technically firefighters) quickly unloaded the vehicles.
The fire district has been collecting toys for Pattonville students for nine years through its "Breakfast with Santa" event at one of its fire stations. Due to COVID-19, they had to cancel that event and found other ways to solicit donations, and the community rose to the occasion.
Supporting students and their learning is a rewarding, yet challenging job in any school year. In a year marked by a global pandemic and uncertainty, it's even more stressful. Pattonville is fortunate to have an incredible team of staff members both inside and outside the classroom who have our students' academic and social-emotional well-being at the heart of everything they do.