Mardi Gras - February 21, 2023

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is a long-standing tradition of the Catholic Church and it marks the last day of ordinary time before the start of Lent, a time of fasting and repentance. At Saint Mary School we celebrate Mardi Gras with a prayer service and school-wide feast. This allows students to understand the transition from ordinary time to Lent. Lent is a 40-day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. 

This year's Mardi Gras Feast will take place on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Students can wear green, purple, gold, and jeans on 2/21/2023. We ask parents who can contribute the following items to bring them to the school by Thursday, February 16.

Transitional Kinder: One (1) pack jumbo cookies, 24 count or larger (Costco, Sams, Smart & Final)  

Kindergarten: Three (3) boxes of Capri Suns per student

1st Grade: Two (2) pack mini cupcakes, 12 count or larger

2nd grade: One (1) bag of apples, 3lbs to 5 lb bag

3rd grade: One (1) box variety mix chips, 18 count or larger

4th grade: Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, 24 count or larger (Costco, Sams, Smart & Final)  

5th grade: Two (2) 15-oz cans of sweet whole kernel corn, pop-top cans

6th grade: One (1) box Idahp Instant Potatoes

7th grade: Last names A-L: 2lbs stick salted butter | Last names: N-Z: 1 gallon whole milk

8th grade: Two (2) boxes Kraft the Cheesiest Macaroni & Cheese

Thank you for supporting our Mardi Gras Feast! A printable PDF can be found HERE.