Helena school holds pre-k Christmas concert at senior center

Published 4:41 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2023

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By DONALD MOTTERN | Staff Writer

HELENA – Helena’s School for Amazing Kids held a pre-K Christmas Concert at the Maplewood Lane Assisted Living facility on Friday, Dec. 15.

The concert, which began at 4 p.m. was the first time that the school’s annual pre-K Christmas concert was held off school grounds.

“We normally do the concert at our school but this year we had the idea that we wanted to really reach out to the community and share the experience with those that would enjoy it,” said Sydni Knox, director at the School for Amazing Kids. “It occurred to us to find a local senior home and they were willing to have us.”

Students were brought to the school by their parents where they entertained attendees with their renditions of three holiday songs. Starting with, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” the children then sang “Jingle Bells,” and finished their concert with “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.”

“It was awesome and (the seniors) absolutely enjoyed it,” Knox said. “There were smiles on every face and at one point I looked around and saw that they were actually singing with the kiddos. That was really nice to see.”

In addition to the seniors at the facility, the gathered crowd was also made up of a collection of parents, grandparents and other family members that came to see the children perform.

“It was a well-worth-it experience and it was just really good for everyone that was involved,” Knox said. “Even the parents mentioned that it was a lot of fun to see the kiddos act the way that they typically do and have it bring joy to somebody. We were very happy.”

Knox also described the event as a full house and said that the school will likely host similar concerts in the future based on the positive reaction from both the seniors and parents.

“We simply wanted to bring Christmas cheer to people that we knew would enjoy having small children in their presence,” Knox said. “The idea came about when we asked ourselves how we could exemplify the true meaning of Christmas using the tiny gifts that God has blessed our school with. It was truly a blessing to witness those smiles being put on those faces.”