Fat Tuesday Pancake Race
Tuesday, March 4 @ 2:35 in the gymnasium
Please mark your calendars if you would like to attend our Fat Tuesday Pancake Race on Tuesday, March 4 at 2:35 p.m. in the gymnasium. Shrove Tuesday is also called Fat Tuesday (in French, Mardi=Tuesday; gras=fat) because on that day a thrifty household uses up the fats that have been kept around before Lent begins. Anglican tradition has it that we must "waste not, want not!" and is an old and famous family rule! Since pancakes are a standard way of using up fat, the day is also called Pancake Tuesday. In England, the day is celebrated with pancake races. The contestants run a course while holding a griddle and flipping a pancake. Points are awarded for time, for number and height of flips, and number of times the pancake turns over. There are, of course, penalties for dropping the pancake!
Back to Back
Planning for the French Back to Back program is underway and we are in need of volunteers from the St. Richard's community to make the program a success! If you have participated in the program in years past and would like to be involved or are curious about what goes into planning for our French guests, please take a moment to consider giving your time. Please click here to go to the SRES volunteer spot group page! We are especially looking for three SRES families to host French chaperones in their homes as well as many other volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions please contact Madame Rochelle at
. Un grand merci!