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The Gonzaga Mothers Club is open to mothers and guardians of Gonzaga Students, and those friends and benefactors of the School 
who wish to participate in or contribute to the Mothers Club Activities.
The Mothers Club sponsors many activities at Gonzaga - please click on the Events & Activities tab above to learn more.  
Stay up-to-date by clicking on News & Announcements on the left.

The GMC meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the Lower Commons (cafeteria.) ALL ARE WELCOME! 
The Social @ 6:30, Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Please bring donations for the McKenna CenterWSG to any meeting.
 


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GMC News & Announcements

  • October GMC Meeting Announcement
    Please note, the October 11th GMC Meeting is CANCELLED.  Instead we will have our October Meeting with GFC on October 18th at 6:30pm in the Lower Commons.
    Posted Sep 14, 2017, 12:59 PM by GMC Webmaster
  • September Newsletter
    GMC August Newsletter

    GMC September Newsletter

    This message is only being sent to the current 2017-18 GMC Membership.  
    To ensure that your friends are receiving GMC E-Newsletters and Communications,
    make sure they are signed up for GMC Membership.


    Dear Gonzaga Moms,  

    I hope you and your sons are enjoying a great start to the 2017-2018 school year. There is already so much happening on Eye Street! I would like to extend a special thank you to our Back to School Night ChairsTrish OMalley and Wendy Philips. With the help of their committee they provided food and beverages for our parents during the evening of meetings. Thanks to Trish and Wendy, our GMC volunteers and Eagle's Wings parents who assisted that night. 
    Bake Sales are scheduled for the year thanks to the hard work of Mary Knapp and the planning for the gala, Winter Wonderland” is in full swing with the guidance of KimHowland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia.   While each of these events are special and unique, they all highlight the GMC's mission to support the entire Gonzaga community of parents, faculty, staff, and students.  We greatly appreciate your hard work, enthusiasm, and giving spirit.  Thank you! 

    Speaking of our “Winter Wonderland” GalaHere are ways you can help:

    • Volunteer: We cannot do it without you and there are many ways to get involved!
    • Donate: We need silent and live auction items or donate from the Amazon wish list
    • Underwrite: Your financial support will underwrite a product or service for the auction
    • Sponsor: Organizations sponsoring the Gala will receive recognition in print and online
    • Advertise: Promote your favorite business while supporting the Gala
    • RSVP: Join parents, alumni, faculty and staff to celebrate our love of Gonzaga December 2

    Lets get together!
    I hope that you will be able to come to campus for the first GMC General Membership meeting on Wednesday, September 13 in the Lower Commons at 6:30 pm for social time with a light dinner and 7:00 pm for the meeting start.  Father Planning, our moderator, will be sharing some interesting and useful information about what's happening on Eye Street and Mr. David Dugan from the Development Office will speak. The Bookstore will be open for shopping and we have fun prizes for attendees, too.  

    Membership 
    Since you are receiving this email, you have already joined the GMC -- thank you!  Gerry Gretschel, our Membership Chair, has been doing a fabulous job with membership so far, but you can help by reminding your friends to renew their GMC membership each year.  They can join online with the link below or by coming to the GMC meeting, so ask a friend to join us on September 13th -- they will not want to miss it! 

    Volunteer!
    Please see below for details about upcoming GMC events and activities, contact the event Chairs if you are able to volunteer or need more information.    And a big thank you to Hazel Lychak, our Communications Chair, for publishing this E-newsletter.
    Hope to see you Wednesday,

     

    Mary Penny
    GMC President 17-18
    mpenny@gonzagamothers.org 

    First General Membership Meeting
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Light dinner & social time @ 6:30pm, meeting @ 7pm in Lower Commons

     

    Gala News
     

    Gala Chairs and committee members are hard at work on
    Gala planning, and we need your help!  Come join us
    for Decorating Workshops
    on 9/169/23 and 10/7

    Sign up here
     

    Don't miss out on sponsorships, ads and donations:
     
                          October 6       Sponsorship Deadline
                          October 12     Commercial Ad Deadline
                          October 13     Deadline for Friend Level, Parish Ads
                                                  and All Donations
     
    See the website for more information!   


    Questions? Contact 2017 Gala Chairs Kim Howland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia at gala2017@gonzagagala.org
     

    Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group 

    No need to sign-up, come once or every month!

    Fridays from 8:00 - 9:00 am in the Jesuit Dining Room on

    September 15, October 13, November 17 and December 8

     Annual Retreat: February 2018

     Questions?
    Contact Anne Barsanti Griffith  ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org


    The GMC, in cooperation with the Headmaster's Office, works with host families to prepare guest lists and schedule dates for small get-togethers to welcome incoming freshman and transfer student families. If you are interested in assisting with this fun way to welcome new families to Gonzaga, the GMC has some easy and simple ideas to get you started. 

    Questions? Contact Maria Borjas and Gerry Gretschel  getacquainted@gonzagamothers.org


    Attention Club & Team Parent Managers
    Bake Sale SignUp

     
    One of the best fundraisers, and loved by all the boys, is to host a bake sale for your team/club.
     
    If your team is interested in hosting a bake sale, please refer to the bake sale information guidelines here!
     
    Questions & scheduling contact Mary Knapp bakesales@gonzagamothers.org
    Come see the latest in
    Gonzaga swag!

    The bookstore will be open for the GMC Meeting on Wednesday evening, 9/13 - you can also place an order online and pick it up on Wednesday!
    Visit our website...

    Upcoming Events

     
    9/13 -  GMC Committee Chair Mtg 6:00pm - JDR
    9/13 -  GMC General Meeting 6:30pm - Lower Commons -
               All are Welcome!
    9/15 -  Ignation Reflection & Prayer Group 8am - JDR
    9/16 -  Gala Decorating Workshop, 11am-1pm, Dooley Hall
    9/17 -  Gonzaga/Visitation Mass & Picnic 10am - 2pm -
               Visitation Campus
    9/23 -  Gala Decorating Workshop,10am-1pm, Dooley Hall
    9/27 -  Gala committee chair meeting, 6:30pm
    9/27 -  Conversations that Count for Freshman Families
               6:30pm 
    10/7 -  Gala Decorating Workshop,11am -1pm, Dooley Hall
    10/13 - Ignation Reflection & Prayer Group 8am - JDR

    Annual 
    Gonzaga – Visitation Mass and Picnic

     

    Sunday, September 17, 2017 
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm Rain or Shine

    Georgetown Visitation Campus 
    1524 35th Street, NW, Washington, DC
    Mass 10:00 am in the Nolan Center
    Picnic Lunch, Games and Fun after Mass
    Featuring:
    Annual Egg Toss and Tug-of-War
    Bring the Whole Family!
    Plenty of Parking on Campus

    For more info, contact Diane Tomb gvactivities@gonzagamothers.org
    Faculty Treats Breakfast Kick-Off
    Friday, 10/6

    Looking for a fun way to get involved and meet the wonderful Gonzaga teachers and staff? Sign up to volunteer for the BEST morning of the month! 
    Gonzaga Faculty Treats!
    Volunteer Moms, please join us as we prepare and serve a hot and homemade breakfast to our dedicated faculty and staff on the first Friday of each month.

    Sign up at:
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44abaf28a5fb6-october
     
    We arrive by 6:15 am in the Lower Commons. Service begins at 7:00 am. We are usually done serving and cleaning up by 9:00.  You do not have to attend every month. Items can be sent in with other volunteers. It’s an awesome celebration of food and fellowship!

    Please contact Maria Cindea & Kristen Kilguss at facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org for more information. 
    Posted Sep 11, 2017, 7:33 PM by GMC Webmaster
  • 2017 Gala Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteering for the Christmas Gala is a great way to get involved with Gonzaga, see what the Gala is all about and make new friends. We need volunteers to ensure a successful event. Please indicate what opportunities interest you and we will be in touch regarding specifics.  Or feel free to contact Kim Howland or Maggie Sinnot gala2017@gonzagagala.org


    CLICK HERE for Volunteer Form


    Thanks for all you do!

    Posted Sep 7, 2017, 7:15 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • Gala News


    There will be a Gonzaga Gala meeting on August 31st at 6:30 pm in the Lower Commons.   Come hear all about our Winter Wonderland and find out ways to get involved.  Look forward to seeing you there! There will also be a Gala Workshop on August 31 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm on the 3rd floor of Dooley Hall.  Let’s begin working on plans for the Gala.  Good chance to reconnect and meet new moms.  Hope you can join us! 

     

    Kim Howland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia

    2017 Gonzaga Gala Chairs

    Posted Aug 30, 2017, 11:21 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • GMC Newsletter August 25
    GMC August Newsletter

    GMC August Newsletter

    To ensure that you continue receiving GMC E-Newsletters and Communications, you will need to renew your annual GMC Membership by August 31, 2017.
     

    Dear Fellow Gonzaga Moms,

    This first Gonzaga Mothers Club (GMC) E-Newsletter welcomes you to the start of the 2017-2018 school year.  It’s hard to believe that we are already back in school!  While you are completing all of your back to school checklists for the upcoming school year, please take time to join the GMC or renew your annual GMC membership, if you haven’t done so already.  Please make sure you check out all our activities for the year and start planning where you would like to get involved.  A Sign Up Genius will come out closer to the date.  You will be rewarded with the support and friendship of other Gonzaga Moms, as well as appreciation and thanks from our sons and the entire Gonzaga community.  Please sign up, volunteer, and join us in the fun!  Even if you are not able to volunteer at this time, please consider joining, because only current GMC members will receive the latest news updates, stay in the loop with friendly and helpful reminders, and have first access to sign-ups for GMC events.  
      
    Not sure if you or your friends are already members?  Click here to see the list of current-GMC-members.

    We are only a couple of days into the new school year and already a lot has happened on Eye Street. We hosted a Superhero themed luncheon for our faculty and staff at the Welcome Back Faculty Lunch.  Our wonderful Chairs, Kristen Loesch and Elaina O’Toole set the tone for "A Year of Our Eagles Flying High with our Superhero Faculty & Staff".  The decorations were terrific, the lunch was delicious, and the raffle prizes for the faculty were a fun treat.   Thank you to all of the volunteers who assisted that day and those who donated prizes.

    We have welcomed new students and their parents to Eye Street with a lovely evening on campus at the New Families Welcome Picnic.  Eye Street came to life that night!  It was a wonderful night where new families were greeted by Mr. Every and Father Planning in St. Aloysius Church.  They later met classmates and fellow parents; talked to coaches, moderators, and upper classmen about sports teams and clubs; and even visited our bookstore for the latest Gonzaga gear! The decorations again looked festive, and the food was delicious. Many thanks to our wonderful Chairs, Kim Howland, Susan Macyko and Josie Militello, the GFC and the team of volunteers for organizing such a fun event and welcoming our new families in true Gonzaga style. 
     
    Lets get together!
    Mark your calendars now for the first Gonzaga Mothers Club General Membership meeting on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30pm in the Lower Commons.  Father Planning, our wonderful moderator, will share with us all the news and happenings at Gonzaga as we begin the new school year.  Meetings are usually on the second Wednesday of the month, with a few exceptions.  Please see the list of GMC General Membership meetings for the year: GMC Meeting Dates
     
    The next Gala meeting is Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30 pm in the Jesuit Dining Room.  Please join Gala Chairs, Kim Howland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia to learn more about the exciting plans for the Winter Wonderland and find out how you can get involved. 

    The year is off to a busy start on Eye Street, so be sure to mark your calendar for all of the wonderful events and activities shown below. 
      
    Volunteer!
    There are several upcoming GMC activities that are looking for volunteers or new members, and these events are highlighted in this E-Newsletter.  Please contact the event chairs if you are able to help or would like more information.  We thank you for your involvement and look forward to seeing you at Gonzaga!
      
    Thank You!
    I would like to send huge thanks to all who have already joined the GMC, and have signed up to help in so many ways.  Your enthusiasm, support, and giving spirit allow the Gonzaga Mothers Club to serve the Gonzaga community and have a great time doing it! 


    Mary Penny
    GMC President 17-18
    mpenny@gonzagamothers.org 


    Gala News
     

    All are welcome to the next Gala Committee Meeting on Thursday August 31st at 6:30 pm in the Lower Commons. Come hear all about our Winter Wonderland and find out ways to get involved.  Look forward to seeing you there! 

    There will also be a Gala Workshop on August 31 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm on the 3rd floor of Dooley Hall.  Let’s begin working on plans for the Gala.  Good chance to reconnect and meet new moms.  Hope you can join us!
     
    Questions? Contact 2017 Gala Chairs Kim Howland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia at gala2017@gonzagagala.org
     
    SAVE THE DATE: First GMC General Membership Meeting
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    at 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Commons

    Annual 
    Gonzaga – Visitation Mass and Picnic

     

    Sunday, September 17, 2017 
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm Rain or Shine

    Georgetown Visitation Campus 
    1524 35th Street, NW, Washington, DC
    Mass 10:00 am in the Nolan Center
    Picnic Lunch, Games and Fun after Mass
    Featuring:
    Annual Egg Toss and Tug-of-War
    Bring the Whole Family!
    Plenty of Parking on Campus

    For more info, contact Diane Tomb gvactivities@gonzagamothers.org

    Attention Club & Team Parent Managers
    Bake Sale SignUp

     
    One of the best fundraisers, and loved by all the boys, is to host a bake sale for your team/club.
     
    The 2017-18 Bake Sale SignUpGeniushas been set up for the year.  Many teams and clubs have already signed up to host a bake sale as a fundraiser. Refer to the bake sale information page for guidelines!
     
    Questions & scheduling contact Mary Knapp bakesales@gonzagamothers.org

    Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group 

    • What is the spirituality that informs your sons’ Jesuit education?
    • Do you wonder what A.M.D.G. means?
    • Would you like to find a short prayer that can help you find God in your daily life?

    Whether your son is a freshman or a senior, you are welcome to join other Gonzaga moms who want to know more about the words, phrases and spirituality that are woven into a Jesuit education.

    We will ask you to read brief sections from books written by Jesuits, share your learning with a small group, and be introduced to simple ways of praying, even if you are not familiar with Ignatian forms of prayer. Each session will be facilitated by Martina O’Shea who, for the past seven years has been the Pastoral Associate for Ignatian Spirituality and Prayer at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown.

    No need to sign-up, come once or every month!

    Fridays from 8:00 - 9:00 am in the Jesuit Dining Room on

    September 15, October 13, November 17 and December 8

     Annual Retreat: February 2018

     Questions?
    Contact Anne Barsanti Griffith  ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org



    It is time to renew your membership for the GMC

    If you are a new GMC Member - Welcome!!!

    Please remind your Gonzaga Mom friends to renew
    by August 31 so they don't miss anything. 
    To Renew/Join the GMC click here

    Questions?  email Gerry Gretschel at membership@gonzagamothers.org

    Upcoming Events


    8/31 - "Winter Wonderland" Gala Meeting 6:30pm - JDR
    9/7  -  Back to School Night 6:45pm
    9/13 - GMC Committee Chair Mtg 6:00pm - JDR
    9/13 - GMC General Meeting 6:30pm - Lower Commons - All are
              Welcome!
    9/15 - Ignation Reflection & Prayer Group 8am - JDR
    9/17 - Gonzaga/Visitation Mass & Picnic 10am - 2pm - Visitation
              Campus
    9/27 - Conversations that Count for Freshman Families 6:30pm 


    Full Event Calendar
    REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS, SKETCH PADS AND 1-SUBJECT NOTEBOOKS AVAILABLE IN THE GONZAGA STORE!
     
    All Freshmen need to purchase the new English Workbook titled, "Stick To It!".   A free PDF version of The Gonzaga Reader for Freshmen will be available in class on the first day of school.  However, a limited number of hard copies are available for sale in the Gonzaga bookstore.

    Freshmen and Sophomores who are taking Basic Art, Sketch Pads are available in the Bookstore.

    Visit our website...Find these in-house materials under BOOKS
    The GMC, in cooperation with the Headmaster's Office, works with host families to prepare guest lists and schedule dates for small get-togethers to welcome incoming freshman and transfer student families. If you are interested in assisting with this fun way to welcome new families to Gonzaga, the GMC has some easy and simple ideas to get you started. 
    Questions? Contact Maria Borjas and Gerry Gretschel  getacquainted@gonzagamothers.org

    Faculty Treats Start Oct. 6th


    What’s the BEST morning of the month?
     
    Gonzaga Faculty Treats!
    Volunteer Moms, join us as we prepare and serve a hot and homemade breakfast to our dedicated faculty and staff on the first Friday of each month. We arrive by 6:15 am in the Lower Commons and are usually done by 9am.  A SignUp Genius is used and you do not have to attend every month or items can be sent in with other volunteers. It’s an awesome celebration of food and fellowship!

    Questions or to be added to list, email Maria Cindea & Kristen Kilguss facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org
    Posted Aug 30, 2017, 11:12 AM by GMC Webmaster
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