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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 several activities at Gonzaga, including Freshmen and transfer students parents luncheon, Christmas Gala, 
the Mother-Son Mass, and get acquainted parties around the Metro area.

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

GMC News & Announcements

  • April E-Blast
    GMC E-Blast
    If you missed the April GMC meeting, we announced the new
    GMC leaders for the 2016-2017 school year:
     
    President - Laura Brockwell
    1st Vice President - Jean Schlesinger 
    2nd Vice President - Maya Shackley
    Secretary - Nori Buising
    Treasurer - Mary Penny
    Webmaster - Denise Siciliano
    Ex-Officio - Suzanne Dowd
     
    Gala Chairs - Kathy Kirvan, Andrea Mellado, Kimberly Notarianni who will be planning and hosting the 2016 Gala - Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street.  Please contact the Gala Chairs at gala2016@gonzagagala.org to see how you can get involved!
     
    Everyone is very excited and looking forward to a great year!

    Bake Sale - Wednesday, April 27

    All proceeds will go to the Father McKenna Center. Support the community surrounding Gonzaga! Baked goods and volunteers needed
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4daea62ca02-mckenna2

    Gonzaga Father/Son Communion Breakfast - May 1st

    Please join us for Mass at 8am at St. Al's, then a short walk to the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Avenue, for breakfast.  RSVP TODAY Cost is $42 per person. Also consider making a donation for those boys who otherwise would not be able to attend – thank you.   

    Next Meeting - May 4thJoint Parents Meeting with the GFC

    We will begin the meeting with dinner at 6:30 pm in the Arrupe Commons before moving into the Sheehy Theater.  This is a special event where we will enjoy fellowship with moms and dads in the Gonzaga community and have a special speaker.  This year, we are honored and thankful to have Magda and Pat Pettey join us for a very meaningful talk about Forgiveness.  This is an important topic anytime, but especially during this Holy Year of Mercy.
    All meeting minutes are posted on GMC website

    Mother’s Day Flowers - Friday, May 6th

    We will assemble approximately 90 vases of flowers in the morning and deliver them to the Unique Residential Care Center next to Gonzaga.  Flowers and volunteers needed PLEASE SIGN UP
     
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0544a5a629ab9-2016

    Summer Send-Off Luncheon for Gonzaga Faculty and Staff

    Will be held June 1st in the Lower Commons. Please click on sign up link if you are able to help by donating gift cards or sports or other summer event tickets, drinks or a contribution: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0D48ABAE2AA75-farm. Contact Jean Schlesinger and Erin Donovan at summerfaculty@gonzagamothers.org for more info.

    Baccalaureate Mass Reception - June 4th 

    If you would like to volunteer to assist with the reception, please email  Mary Gately, Eileen Joransen, and Susan Pollack at baccalaureate@gonzagamothers.org

    New Mothers Luncheon - June 8th

    If you would like to volunteer to help with the luncheon plans, please email Emily Jones and Lisa Lawrence at newmom@gonzagamothers.org

    Mentoring New Families in 2016-2017

    Remember when you were new to Gonzaga?  Perhaps with your first child in high school?  The simplest things can feel overwhelming!  
     
    Please consider guiding a few new moms through the process by offering to answer questions and provide information.  Often these questions are as simple as "What kind of shoes do the boys wear?" 
     
    All it takes to provide that support is one phone call during the summer, and another during the fall, to reach out and connect with a new mom.  You can answer any immediate questions, share some of our Gonzaga friendliness, and leave your contact information for future questions. It's so easy, yet makes such a big difference.  To volunteer to mentor 4 or 5 families, please CLICK HERE.
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  • GMC April Newsletter
    GMC April Newsletter

    CORRECTIONS

    Date for the Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group - April 15th
    Email address for photos for GFC Video for breakfast - sjackson@heise-law.com

    GMC April Newsletter


    Dear Fellow Gonzaga Moms,

    I hope that everyone enjoyed the long break and a joyous Easter!  Eye Street is busy with lots of activities as Spring has finally arrived.  We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30pm in the Lower Commons for our last GMC meeting of the school year.  Father Planning will provide his traditional remarks and updates on campus, and Cydney Mulieri will be our guest speaker from Campus Ministry providing information about their Service and Retreat programs.  She will be able to share a unique perspective from working in the Campus Ministry department and as a Gonzaga mom. 
     
    Also, please mark your calendars for our May 4, Joint Parents Meeting with the GFC.  We will begin the meeting with dinner at 6:30 pm in the Arrupe Commons before moving into the Sheehy Theater.  This is a special event where we will enjoy fellowship with moms and dads in the Gonzaga community and have a special speaker.  This year, we are honored and thankful to have Magda and Pat Pettey join us for a very meaningful talk about Forgiveness.  This is an important topic anytime, but especially during this Holy Year of Mercy.  We hope that you will be able to join us.
     
    Thanks to everyone who has already signed up to donate delicious foods or to volunteer for the International Food Fair on April 13!  It takes a lot of volunteers and even more food to feed all of our hungry teenage sons, so please see the information below to sign up to help.
     
    Help is needed for our other scheduled event for the next few months.  Please see the information below and signup to help if you can for the Bake Sale for the Father McKenna Center on April 27, the Mother’s Day Flowers distribution at the Unique Residential Care Center on May 6, the Faculty & Staff Summer Send Off Luncheon on June 1, the beautiful Baccalaureate Reception on June 4, and the welcoming New Mothers Luncheon on June 8.  Please also signup to volunteer as Mentor Mom or help host a Get Acquainted Party over the summer – it is a wonderful, fun way to welcome and engage new Gonzaga families.  Information on how to help or who to contact is below.
     
    We also have received a request for help from the GFC for photos for a video for the Father-Son Mass & Breakfast.  What a great way to celebrate our Gonzaga guys in their Gonzaga gear!  Please see information below for details.
     
    Many thanks to all of you for joining the GMC this year!  Your enthusiasm and support have allowed us to accomplish so much this year and your dues have helped pay for refreshments at events like the Welcome Picnic, Back to School Night, Parent Teacher Conferences, and support for Faculty Stipends for summer enrichment.  Kudos to Mia DeWitt, our Membership Chair, for her work to increase GMC membership this year!
     
    Join me in thanking Sarah Feigherty and Valarie Warburton for providing refreshments for parents and to Beata Gierdalski and Alison Quatrini for arranging for and serving dinner to our teachers at Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Thank you also to Mary Plantamura for coordinating the monthly Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group meetings and providing summaries for those who could not attend.   Much appreciation and thanks go out to Yvonne Shincovich and Kristin Yohannan, our Senior Class Liaisons, who have organized the sale of the Senior Class T-shirts, helped keep the Senior parents informed of announcements, and for hosting the Senior Parent “Letting Go” night last week. 
     
    Many thanks to Hazel Lychak and Sharon PersinskiFaculty Treats Chairs, and their team of volunteers who were amazing hostesses each month at creative breakfast feasts to recognize and show appreciation to our Gonzaga faculty.
     
    Thank you to Jennifer Tobey and Stacia Todd, our amazing Closet Chairs, who help things run more smoothly by planning and providing supplies for every event and by keeping the closets well-organized. Special thanks to Jennifer for spending many hours and days over Spring Break to clear out clutter from the closets to ensure that we met Fire Code! 
     
    We are also grateful to Anne Barsanti GriffithGMC Family Support Chair, for sending well-wishes on our behalf to so many in our community during times of illness, loss, injury, or celebration.   As always, we thank Irene Zaso, Communications Chair, for her masterful communications with the monthly E-newsletters and frequent E-blasts to keep you informed about happenings on Eye Street!
     
    Hope to see you on Wednesday,
    Suzanne Dowd
    GMC President, 2015-2016
    sdowd@gonzagamothers.org

    GMC Meeting  -  Wednesday, April 6th - Lower Commons
    Social time at 6:30pm and Meeting starts at 7pm

     
    Next Meeting Date - May 4thJoint Parents Meeting with the GFC.  We will begin the meeting with dinner at 6:30 pm in the Arrupe Commons before moving into the Sheehy Theater.  This is a special event where we will enjoy fellowship with moms and dads in the Gonzaga community and have a special speaker.  This year, we are honored and thankful to have Magda and Pat Pettey join us for a very meaningful talk about Forgiveness.  This is an important topic anytime, but especially during this Holy Year of Mercy.
    All meeting minutes are posted on GMC website

    ** The Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group

    CORRECTION - The next meeting is on Fri. April 15thfrom 8-9 a.m. in the Jesuit Dining Room. For more information, contact us at: ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org

    ** Photos needed for Father-Son Mass & Breakfast Video


    CORRECTION - The GFC needs our help!  Moms,please send 1 photo of your son wearing Gonzaga apparel taken anywhere in the world -- in front of the Lincoln Memorial or the Eiffel Tower, at the beach or  Nats park, or at home or on Eye Street -- it doesn’t matter!  The photo can have friends or family in it as long as the Gonzaga student is decked out in some Gonzagawear. If it is a group shot of Gonzaga boys, that's even better! 
    Send photo to Steve Jackson, Co-Chair for the Father-Son Mass and Breakfast, at
     sjackson@heise-law.com by 
    April 19th
    .  Thank you!

    Bake Sale - Wednesday, April 27

    All proceeds will go to the Father McKenna Center. Support the community surrounding Gonzaga! Baked goods and volunteers needed
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4daea62ca02-mckenna2

    BOOKSTORE

    CELEBRATE THE CLASS OF 2016!
    New for 2016, our purple blanket with the Gonzaga Seal! Available as is or you can SPECIAL ORDER one with "2016" added in the lower right hand corner. 
    This premium quality, cotton blanket is made in the USA, measures 50" x 60" and is machine washable. 
    Please order by Tuesday, May 3rd.
     
    READY FOR SUMMER!
     Our new Summer 2016 T-shirt and tank! We've created a colorful  new design, perfect for  summer and a must-have for everyone! These will be available under Apparel/T-shirts on the Bookstore website.
     
    Please stop by the bookstore for all of your graduation gifts!  Find everything you need on our website under 
    AMAZING GRADUATION GIFTS!
     
    Find all of these fabulous items and so much more in the store and on the Bookstore Website! Questions? Please call the Bookstore at (202)336-7146.

    Senior Corner 


    Graduation Tuxedos

    Mr. Kilroy has met with a representative from Men's Warehouse regarding graduation tuxedos.  Men's Warehouse will be on campus in late April, during lunch periods, to measure the seniors for their graduation tuxes.  The boys should be on the lookout for a date announced soon after Spring Break.
    The graduates will need to provide two items: black shoes and black socks for the Graduation photo on Friday, June 3rd, and to be worn at graduation.

    Contact Yvonne Shicovich or Kristin Yohannan atseniorliaison@gonzagamothers.org for more info.

    Mentoring New Families in 2016-2017

    Remember when you were new to Gonzaga?  Perhaps with your first child in high school?  The simplest things can feel overwhelming!  
     
    Please consider guiding a few new moms through the process by offering to answer questions and provide information.  Often these questions are as simple as "What kind of shoes do the boys wear?" 
     
    All it takes to provide that support is one phone call during the summer, and another during the fall, to reach out and connect with a new mom.  You can answer any immediate questions, share some of our Gonzaga friendliness, and leave your contact information for future questions. It's so easy, yet makes such a big difference.  To volunteer to mentor 4 or 5 families, please CLICK HERE.

    Baccalaureate Mass Reception  - June 4th 

    If you would like to volunteer to assist with the reception, please email  Mary Gately, Eileen Joransen, and Susan Pollack at baccalaureate@gonzagamothers.org

    International Food Fair

    April 13, 2016

     

    More dishes are needed & your son may receive extra credit from his Modern Language teacher, have them check!!
     

    Please sign up for your food donation here: 

    A day when Gonzaga students and faculty experience the diversity of our school community by enjoying delicious food from hundreds of countries. At lunchtime, students and faculty will purchase wristbands that allow them to sample authentic dishes from around the world. Proceeds from this event benefit the Modern Language Department.

    Contact Jessica Koenig, Paige Melville, and Susan Yano at intlfood@gonzagamothers.org for more info. 

    Sign-Up for the GMC President's Brunch
    April 24th, 12noon

    Bring a friend & join other Gonzaga Moms in celebration 
     
    Join past GMC Presidents at Rose Cameron's home in Alexandria, VA to celebrate Suzanne Dowd'senthusiastic leadership and tireless devotion to Gonzaga as the Mothers Club President this year. Brunch will be held on Sunday, April 24th, 2016, 12noon 
    Space is limited
     CLICK HERE to RSVP
    On Sat. April 2nd, 23 members of the Gonzaga community bundled and sorted diapers at the DC Diaper Bank in support of the February Diaper Drive. In two hours, mothers and sons (plus one dad and three siblings) bundled and stacked 15,575 diapers. Created 630 bundles of diapers, which was 130 MORE than Eagles Wings (EW) did a few weeks ago at a similar event. When the boys found out EW did 500, it got a little competitive to the benefit of the diaper bank.
    Great job to the boys and moms! Many expressed eagerness to return soon.

    Mother’s Day Flowers - Friday, May 6th

    We will assemble approximately 90 vases of flowers in the morning and deliver them to the Unique Residential Care Center next to Gonzaga.  Flowers and volunteers needed PLEASE SIGN UP
     
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0544a5a629ab9-2016

     

    Summer Send-Off Luncheon for Gonzaga Faculty and Staff

    Will be held June 1 in the Lower Commons. Look for a sign-up genius in mid-April requesting drinks and gift cards or sports event tickets to be raffled as prizes at the luncheon. Contact Jean Schlesinger and Erin Donovan at summerfaculty@gonzagamothers.org for more info. 

    Get Acquainted Parties

     

    During August, September, and October, Gonzaga families volunteer to host small get-togethers to welcome incoming freshman and transfer student families.  The GMC, in cooperation with the Headmaster's Office, works with the host families to prepare guest lists and schedule dates for these gatherings in various locations throughout DC, VA, and MD.  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. 
    Please send your contact information to getacquainted@gonzagamothers.org

    New Mothers Luncheon June 8th

    If you would like to volunteer to help with the luncheon plans, please email Emily Jones and Lisa Lawrence at newmom@gonzagamothers.org
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  • GMC News 3/30/16
    GMC E-Blast

    Welcome Back - Eye Street is Buzzing with Activity - 

    • March 31 - Senior Parent Night, see below
    • April 1 - Faculty Treats, see below
    • April 2 - Mother-Son Service Day @ DC Diaper Bank, see below
    • April 4 - No school
    • April 6 - GMC Meeting - Announce next year's GMC Executive Board, Gala Chairs and theme! 
    • April 8 - Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group meeting
    • April 13 - International Food Fair, see below
    • April 27 - Bake Sale for Father McKenna Center, details coming soon

    Senior Corner 

     

    Senior Parent "Letting Go" Night

    We have our last Senior Night event on March 31 at 7 pm in the Lower Commons – it is called Letting Go– it will be an opportunity for parents to hear about strategies for transitioning your son and yourself from high school to college.  Snacks will be provided by the Mothers Club.
     

    Senior T-Shirts orders due March 31st!

      PLEASE NOTE: ALL T-SHIRTS SALES ARE PREORDER ONLY. 
    We will not be able to accept any orders after March 31.
    You may pay for the t-shirt by check or credit card (instructions are on the form).  To pay for the t-shirt with a credit card ($2 processing fee), please go to https://squareup.com/market/gonzaga-mothers-club.  If you pay for the t-shirt by credit card, please make sure to mail or email the completed form in addition to making an online payment. 

    Faculty Treats - Friday, April 1st

    The Gonzaga faculty and staff are looking forward to a delicious breakfast provided by our wonderful team. A great group of women who love to serve our wonderful faculty & staff. Please sign up using the Sign Up Genius Link. Volunteers need to arrive at Gonzaga by 6:15 am.  Coffee provided! For more information or to be added to team contact facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org


    Mother-Son Service Day at the Diaper Bank

    Do you want to get up close and hands-on with this great organization, founded by Gonzaga English teacher Rick Cannon’s daughter Corinne? On Saturday, April 2nd from 1:00-3:00, there is a Mother-Son service opportunity at the Diaper Bank’s warehouse in Silver Spring, Maryland. Go to our SignUp Genius to join us. It’s a great afternoon of fun and giving back.
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    The Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group

    The next meeting is on April 8th from 8-9 a.m. in the Jesuit Dining Room. For more information, contact us at: ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org

    International Food Fair

    April 13, 2016

    Favorite event of the year!
     
    Please sign up for your food donation here: 

    A day when Gonzaga students and faculty experience the diversity of our school community by enjoying delicious food from hundreds of countries. At lunchtime, students and faculty will purchase wristbands that allow them to sample authentic dishes from around the world. Proceeds from this event benefit the Modern Language Department.

    Contact Jessica Koenig, Paige Melville, and Susan Yano at intlfood@gonzagamothers.org for more info. 
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  • GMC News 3/23/16
    GMC E-Blast
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    Upcoming Events

    • April 1 - Faculty Treats, see below
    • April 6 - GMC Meeting - Announce next year's GMC Executive Board and Gala Chairs and theme! 
    • April 8 - Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group meeting
    • April 13 - International Food Fair, see below
    • April 27 - Bake Sale for Father McKenna Center, details coming soon

    THANK YOU from Gonzaga Campus Kitchen

    A special thank you to the Gonzaga Mothers Club, Students and Parents for all their support of the Campus Kitchen Raise the Dough campaign.  We raised $5,400 PLUS won the $750 prize for having the most donors. We came in third in terms of money raised and that was pretty good as we were the only high school among 22 universities who participated. 
    We far exceeded our expectations!!!  
    This money will give a tremendous boost to our CK and allow us to do so much more ...more fresh fruit, more fresh salads, more special holiday meals,and more activities with our clients. For example, this summer we will be taking the boys and clients to the Amish Farmers Market for an afternoon of shopping and lunch together and will have an outing to a Nationals baseball game.  In addition, the extra money will allow us to purchase more packaging (paper soup cups and lids, etc) which is quite expensive. 
    Thank you for helping us Raise the Dough!  We simply could not have done it without you.
    - Jack Miossi & Patty Tobin

    Senior Corner 

     

    Senior Parent "Letting Go" Night

    We have our last Senior Night event on March 31 at 7 pm in the Lower Commons – it is called Letting Go– it will be an opportunity for parents to hear about strategies for transitioning your son and yourself from high school to college.  Snacks will be provided by the Mothers Club.
     

    Senior T-Shirts orders due March 31st!

      PLEASE NOTE: ALL T-SHIRTS SALES ARE PREORDER ONLY. 
    We will not be able to accept any orders after March 31.
    You may pay for the t-shirt by check or credit card (instructions are on the form).  To pay for the t-shirt with a credit card ($2 processing fee), please go to https://squareup.com/market/gonzaga-mothers-club.  If you pay for the t-shirt by credit card, please make sure to mail or email the completed form in addition to making an online payment. 

    Faculty Treats - Friday, April 1st

    The Gonzaga faculty and staff are looking forward to a delicious breakfast provided by our wonderful team. A great group of women who love to serve our wonderful faculty & staff. Please sign up using the Sign Up Genius Link. Volunteers need to arrive at Gonzaga by 6:15 am.  Coffee provided! For more information or to be added to team contact facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org

    International Food Fair

    April 13, 2016

    Favorite event of the year!
     
    Please sign up for your food donation here: 

    A day when Gonzaga students and faculty experience the diversity of our school community by enjoying delicious food from hundreds of countries. At lunchtime, students and faculty will purchase wristbands that allow them to sample authentic dishes from around the world. Proceeds from this event benefit the Modern Language Department.

    Contact Jessica Koenig, Paige Melville, and Susan Yano at intlfood@gonzagamothers.org for more info. 
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