Fort Bend Christian Academy fourth grade girls were treated to a morning tea party and a lesson on etiquette by Elementary Principal Ms. Margie Meyer, the library staff and the fourth grade teachers.
The library was transformed into an elegant space with white tablecloths, ornate tea kettles and flowers. The young ladies enjoyed scones, fruit, cheese and other light bites.
Beginning four years ago, the tea party tradition serves as a time to encourage the oldest girls at the elementary campus to have self-respect and to set a good example for the younger students. Ms. Meyer instructed the girls on table manners and stressed the importance of politeness and gratitude.
"If you do not like what you have been served, do not make silly faces or rude comments," Ms. Meyer said. "Simply don't eat it."
The girls were dressed in their Sunday best and a few even wore hats. For many of the students, it was their first time trying tea.
Ms. Meyer told the girls that many people worked to make the event special for them, including Chef Benito, the head chef of Flik (FBCA dining services).
"It is important to say thank you," Ms. Meyer said.