On December 5th, St. Nicholas paid a visit to Assumption Catholic School! The festivities began with a special performance by the Senior Drama group. After the play, students welcomed St. Nicholas to ACS by singing the traditional St. Nicholas Song, “O kto, kto Nikolaja l'ubit”. WHO IS ST. NICHOLAS? The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus' words to "sell what you own and give the money to the poor," Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships.
St. Nicholas greeted the students and staff with gifts. As St. Nicholas was leaving for the next visit on his list, students returned to their classroom to enjoy their new gifts and chocolates donated by our FSA.