Lyons Township High School has established a direct link to the North Pole via the computer. Children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to South Campus, 4900 S. Willow Springs Rd., Western Springs, to write letters to Santa on Discovery Center computers and receive an immediate response from the North Pole. 

The theme for this year’s Holiday Write Night is “25 Years on Ice,” and it’s scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 8 at South Campus Discovery Center and surrounding classrooms. Participants and their families may drop in anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. There is no admission charge, but in the spirit of the season, a donation of one non-perishable food item is requested. All food will be donated to a local food pantry.

Write Night will include a story room, coloring room and face-painting room. Children get their pictures taken with LT’s mascots, Noil and Nessie, and create a personalized holiday card on the computer. Create a cupcake decoration with a Frozen or Blackhawks flair. LT students will provide musical and magical entertainment, while other LT student volunteers accompany each child through the activities.

Those interested in attending are asked to register by December 5 online at, or call either 708-579-7434 or 708-579-7436, or email Dorothy Cochran at or at Belinda Salutric at

This Holiday Write Night is designed to provide a community service activity where nearly 500 high school students interact with elementary/early childhood children. It is hosted by the LTHS Discovery Center Staff.

Submitted by Lyons Township High School.