“The children have been hearing of a man named Nicholas who once lived on the Earth. He dedicated much of his life to helping others. One day he heard that far in the West there was a big town and all the people of that town had to suffer hunger. He asked of his servants who loved him to bring the fruits of their gardens and the fruits of their fields to still the hunger of the people of the town.
In class the children have sewn little felt slippers in preparation for the journey St. Nicholas still continues to take today.
On Tuesday morning the children were surprised to find their slippers were filled with clementines, golden acorns, and little honey cakes.
This is a tradition the children look forward to year after year.”
St. Nicholas Day is traditionally celebrated December 6.