Every year, second grade students in Mr. Randyn Payne’s class at Clinton Young Elementary write a letter to dear old Santa Claus. Via a partnership with Perry 6th Grade Academy, students write replies. Letters are individualized for each of student and arrive sealed in an envelope along with a candy cane and a pencil. A CY staff member from the office delivers the letters to the class, describing the North Pole elf or Claus “courier”. The children read their letters out loud during their winter party. Both the big kids and little kids thoroughly enjoyed this activity.