In keeping with the annual tradition, Saint James School Pre-K through 3rd grade students left one shoe outside their classroom today in celebration of St. Nicholas day. A popular tradition in Northern Europe, St. Nick celebrations include leaving a shoe by the fireplace, in which children later find a treat or gift (the origin of our American Christmas stockings).

In addition to the fun that goes along with this special tradition at Saint James, it is also an opportunity for students to learn about Saint Nicholas, who was renowned for his great kindness and generous aid to those in distress.