Virginia principal becomes ‘Elf on the Roof’ after school meets goal

The Elf on the Shelf graded the Macy's Parade, but a Virginia principal played the Elf on the Roof this week. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images/Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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The Elf on the Shelf graded the Macy's Parade, but a Virginia principal played the Elf on the Roof this week. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images/Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Elf on the Shelf is a fun holiday game for children, but a Virginia elementary school principal took the game a step further Wednesday.

Andy Greenough, principal at Otter River Elementary School in Goode, promised his students that if all the angels on their school tree were picked and presents were bought, he would dress up as the Elf character, WSET reported.

After students, staff and parents answered the challenge, Greenough was ready for the payback.

Wednesday morning, students were treated to an Elf on the Roof, as Greenough dressed up and climbed onto the school's roof, WSET reported.

The Goode deed was a nice way to head into the Christmas holidays, and to help children who otherwise would not have a Christmas present.

The school’s last day before winter break is Friday, Dec. 20 and they will be back Jan. 6.

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