Rock Spring Elementary School kicked off Christmas break Friday, Dec. 20, by playing music as their students arrived in the morning and by dressing up as Christmas ornaments, elves, Rudolph, Yukon Cornelius, Bumble and even Eddie from the “National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.”

“We also do high-five Fridays where we get different organizations to come and give high-fives as a great way to start a kid's day,” Principal Kandy Gilstrap said. “We want to be positive role models and give that little bit of encouragement in the morning times just to start their morning on the right foot.

“We just want to have fun for our kids,” Gilstrap said. “We want our kids to love coming to school. So what better way than to say, ‘hey come on in this is a great place to be.’ We just want to spread Christmas cheer and have fun. We have a great staff who wants to do all they can for our students.”