By Joel Rsoenbaum
Returning from morning recess Thursday, the second graders of Laura Ilcau’s class at Padan Elementary School had a special group of visitors in their classroom.
Peering through the doorway many could barely contain their excitement. There, sitting at the front of their classroom was the big man himself, Santa Claus.
Beginning in 2005, Santa has had a group of elves at NorthBay Healthcare who adopt a classroom at the school and help fulfill the holiday wishes of the students and teachers. In all 77 classrooms spread between both Padan Elementary School in Vacaville and Fairview Elementary School in Fairfield, employees in many of the departments at NorthBay shop for the students providing gifts like crayons, coloring books, Play-Doh, and even a little candy. They also get a “wish list” item from the teachers to use in the classroom.