‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, and at Waimea Elementary School, there was excitement and teacher Angela Nagata keeping her cool. From the North Pole, she had gotten a call and a message that would bring joy to all.
Inside her classroom, children read stories, explored a globe and were busy making art while patiently waiting for a special holiday program to start. Then suddenly at the doorway, he appeared like a flash, a man in a red suit and his gift-filled stash.
Several students turned to friends, and using their hands, indicated a big white beard. They announced “Santa!” in American sign language. With a twinkle in his eye and not a sound, their visitor let his hands do the talking. He came to hear their holiday requests.