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St. Francis of Assisi

Patron Saint of Ecologists and Merchants
Founder of all Franciscan Orders
Feast of St.  Francis of Assisi is October 4th

A young man torn by enticements of his society, anguished of heart with such thoughts as "Who am I?", "What am I to do with my life?", "Who is God and what is He to me ?"  This was Francis of Assisi.

Francis was born in 1182 of a middle class Italian family.  He was educated and respected by the people of his hometown, Assisi.  Like any young person in his early twenties, Francis began to question what he should do to live a meaningful life.  He wanted recognition and fame.  After several unsuccessful attempts to discover the purpose of his life, he was shaken in his worldly aspirations.

The conflict that inflamed his heart led him to the deserted church of San Damiano in Assisi during which Francis heard a command of the Crucified Lord while he was absorbed in prayer.  "Francis," the voice told him, "go and repair my house, which, as you see, is falling completely into ruin."  From that moment on, Francis learned that living a Christian life would place him in opposition to the values of his society and set him apart from family, friends, and many of his own age.

The Franciscan Order

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2018/2019 School Calendar Now Available(Posted:4/19/2018)

At the February 27, 2018, NPSC Board meeting, the School Year Calendar was recommended and approved by the Board of Trustees. The school year will begin on Thursday, August 30, 2018 for staff and Tuesday, September 4, 2018 for students. The school year will end on June 28, 2019 for both students and staff. This recommendation has been approved by the Ministry of Education. Please see the attachment below for more information. We would like to thank all parents, community members and staff for their participation.

Student Transportation(Posted:8/7/2018)

Due to the dynamic nature of student transportation, school transportation routes may change from year to year, including route numbers, stop locations and times of service. Parents/guardians are responsible for verifying your child's information is up to date and accurate.

Please click the "read more" link below for more information about how to update your child's information, access stop locations, times of service and more.