The students of the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) received a special early Christmas treat this past December: Legoland Community Day. Families from the district enjoyed a discounted day at Legoland California and Sea Life Aquarium, plus a little something extra, courtesy of the Encinitas Educational Foundation (EEF). The EEF usually saves this family fun-filled event for the springtime, but in typical holiday cheer, the venue not only gave families discounted tickets, but invited them back with a free return ticket just by turning in their used ticket at the end of the day. EEF considers this event their gift to all families in attendance.

In addition, EUSD families didn’t have to share the day with any other organizations. The most special event of the day was what Legoland called “snow days”, where they had actual snow for kids to play in as an exhibit. According to Melissa McGhee, Executive Director at EEF, “With a winter crowd in play and plenty of snow in the park, EEF had a successful day! EEF will most likely make this event a new annual tradition.” Next year EEF plans to add entertainment provided by their community of elementary students.