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The Mothers Club sponsors many activities at Gonzaga - please click on the Events & Activities tab above to learn more.  
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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

  • GMC E-blast April 24, 2017
    GMC E-Blast

    Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

    Apr 26 - McKenna Center Bake Sale - Sign Up
    May 5 - Faculty Treats - 6:15am - Lower Commons - Sign Up
    May 5 - Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group - 8am - JDR
    May 7 - Father Son Communion Breakfast - 8am - RSVP
    May 11 - Mother's Day Flowers - Sign Up
    May 17th - Joint GMC/GFC meeting - Social time at 6:30pm & Meeting starts at 7pm
    May 31 - Faculty & Staff Send Off Luncheon - 12noon - Sign Up
    June 7 - New Mothers Luncheon - Sign Up

    McKenna Bake Sale - Wed. April 26th

    Gonzaga Mothers Club will host a bake sale to benefit the people served by the Father McKenna Center. Parents are needed to donate baked goods and/or staff the sale.

    Unlike most bake sales which are supported by a specific club or team, this one relies on the entire Gonzaga community for support. Thanks so much on behalf of all the poor and needy who are served by McKenna Center! Please SIGNUP !

    Faculty Treats Breakfast - Friday, May 5th
    Got breakfast?

    It is our final service of the year for our amazing Gonzaga faculty and staff. Let’s make it our biggest and best effort yet! 

    Sign Up HERE

    Please arrive by 6:15 am in the Lower Commons. Service begins at 7:00 am. We are done serving and cleaning up by 9:00. Items can be sent in with other volunteers. Please contact Maria Cindea & Kristen Kilguss at facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org for more information.

    Mothers Day Flowers for Unique Residential Center - May 11th

     
    Once again, the GMC is proud to support our young men’s growing relationship with the Unique Residential Center, located next door to Gonzaga. Join fellow mothers on Thursday, May 11th from 7:30 to 9:30am in the Gonzaga cafeteria to prepare small bouquets of flowers for our Gonzaga students to take to the assisted living facility later that morning. We are asking the boys to bring flowers into school. Mothers will provide the vases, boxes for carrying, and will arrange the bouquets on behalf of the boys.  Signup to arrange flowers or to provide supplies here: 
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044fafad2ba31-may11 
    Thank you! 

    Hello, Summer!

    Each year, when exams are finished and grades are in, the GMC hosts Gonzaga's wonderful faculty and staff for a festive, summer send off luncheon. This year's theme is "Hello, Summer" and lending your support could not be easier!
    Please sign up.
    It's a wonderful way to say "thank you" and wish the fabulous faculty and staff all the best for summer!  For more info contact, Co-Chairs Sarah Feighery & Valarie Warburton 
    summerfaculty@gonzagamothers.org

    New Moms Luncheon June 7th

    Remember your first time walking into the New Moms luncheon?  We need your help to make this year's luncheon extra special. A wonderful opportunity for mothers of the Class of 2021 to get acquainted, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about athletics, clubs, and activities available to Gonzaga families. 

    Got textbooks??? 

    There will be several large boxes scattered throughout the school to collect any textbooks or paperbacks that you no longer need.  These books will be redistributed within the Gonzaga community.  Don't throw them out, other students can use them. Please bring them to the library or one of the Used Texbook Drop Off boxes located around campus.  If you have any questions, contact the library.

    Summer Camp Leadership Opportunity


    St. Mary Catholic Church in Old Town Alexandria is seeking camp counselors for the middle school Camp Apostles this summer. Their high school camp counselor program will be a great opportunity to gain experience in leadership and organizational skills as they plan the program and learn relational skills as they lead the middle school teens in small groups. Any teen selected to be a camp counselor will grow in their faith and leave with a greater desire to lead in the church.

    Gonzaga students have served as leaders in the past and made great contributions to the program.

    Follow this link to learn more or contact Kara Hollis, Assistant Director of Youth & Young Adults at St. Mary Catholic Church.  
    Posted Apr 25, 2017, 5:12 PM by GMC Webmaster
  • April GMC Newsletter
    GMC Newsletter

    Dear Gonzaga Moms,

    I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter with family and friends and had a much needed rest!  The last month of school will be filled with many activities for all.  Come down and get involved.

    There is never a dull moment on Eye Street! The Washington Post did a great article highlighting the service outreach of the students. One of the things we all value about Gonzaga is the transformation of our boys into men for others.  This article highlights the opportunities to aid in this growth.  And as you have all heard by now, Eye Street was visited by a tornado before Easter break. Thankfully, no one was injured. Repairs are being assessed and we will keep everyone informed, as there are developments.    Visit the school website,http://www.gonzaga.org, for the Washington Post article and the most current information, photos and ways to help the church.  

    We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday, April 19 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 Stephen Szolosi will be our guest speaker from Campus Ministry providing information about Service programs.  He is excited to share with us ways your sons can get more involved in service.  We will also announce the slate for the GMC Executive Board for the academic year 2017-18. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, is our last Joint GMC/GFC meeting of the year.  We will vote on the GMC Executive Board slate at this meeting as dictated by our constitution.  Our guest speaker will be Paul Buckley, alumni, math teacher and GDA producer.  Mr. Buckley will give us his unique perspective of life at Gonzaga, in the classroom and on the stage.

    Does your son enjoy photography?  April 25 is the deadline for submissions to the Spirit of Gonzaga photo contest.  Please encourage him to submit his work to our contest.  We want to see the boys’ perspective of Gonzaga and this is their time to shine.  Prizes are awarded and announced at Charter Day.

    Thanks to everyone who helped to make the International Food Fair a great success.  The entire school community, plus the Jesuit review team, enjoyed wonderful food from all over the world as well as fabulous jazz.  The weather could not have been any better!  Many moms came to Eye Street and setup, helped serve and clean up after the event.  Thank you for all the hard work, we could not pull off this favorite day with out all your help!  A very special thanks to Lauren Malone, Stephanie McMahon and Michelle Pierpont for chairing this fabulous event.

    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 26, the Mother’s Day Flowers distribution at the Unique Residential Care Center on May 11, the Faculty & Staff Summer Send Off Luncheon on May 31, the beautiful Baccalaureate Reception on June 3, and the welcoming New Mothers Luncheon on June 7.  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 will be coming shortly.
      
    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.  Thanks to Mia DeWitt, our Membership Chair, for her work managing GMC membership this year!
     
    Join me in thanking Stacy Brown and Jill Gatti for providing refreshments for parents and toHazel Lychak and Sharon Persinski for arranging for and serving dinner to our teachers at Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Thank you also to Anne Barsanti Griffith 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 Andrea Courduvelis and Lisa Roeder, 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. 
     
    Many thanks to Maria Cindea and Kristen Kilguss, Faculty 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.  You still have one last chance, Friday May 5, to join in on the fun.  Come see Eye Street wake up.
     
    Thank you to Jennifer Tobey and Tracey Taylor, 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.
     
    We are also grateful to 
    Eileen Wisor, GMC Family Support Chair, for her unseen work 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 Officer, for her masterful communications with the monthly E-newsletters and frequent E-blasts to keep you informed about happenings on Eye Street!

    Laura Brockwell
    GMC President 16-17

    lbrockwell@gonzagamothers.org

    Upcoming Events


    Apr 19 - GMC General Membership Meeting- 6:30pm social, 7pm Mtg - Lower Commons - Speaker Stephen Szolosi, Director of Campus Ministry
    Apr 26 - McKenna Center Bake Sale - Sign Up
    May 5 - Faculty Treats - 6:15am - Lower Commons - Sign Up
    May 5 - Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group - 8am - JDR
    May 11 - Mother's Day Flowers - SAVE the DATE
    May 17th - Joint GMC/GFC meeting - Social time at 6:30pm & Meeting starts at 7pm
    May 31 - Faculty & Staff Send Off Luncheon - 12noon - Sign Up
    RSVP for two parties
     
    Class of 2018 Mom's Night Out - April 20th 
     
    Presidential Power Brunch - April 30th


     McKenna Bake Sale - Wed. April 26th

    Gonzaga Mothers Club will host a bake sale to benefit the people served by the Father McKenna Center. Parents are needed to donate baked goods and/or staff the sale.

    Unlike most bake sales which are supported by a specific club or team, this one relies on the entire Gonzaga community for support. Thanks so much on behalf of all the poor and needy who are served by McKenna Center! Please SIGNUP !

    Faculty Treats Breakfast - Friday, May 5th
    Got breakfast?


    It is our final service of the year for our amazing Gonzaga faculty and staff. Let’s make it our biggest and best effort yet! 

    Sign Up HERE

    Please arrive by 6:15 am in the Lower Commons. Service begins at 7:00 am. We are done serving and cleaning up by 9:00. Items can be sent in with other volunteers. Please contact Maria Cindea & Kristen Kilguss at facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org for more information.

    Hello, Summer!

    Each year, when exams are finished and grades are in, the GMC hosts Gonzaga's wonderful faculty and staff for a festive, summer send off luncheon. This year's theme is "Hello, Summer" and lending your support could not be easier!

    Please sign up.


    It's a wonderful way to say "thank you" and wish the fabulous faculty and staff all the best for summer! For more info contact, Co-Chairs Sarah Feighery & Valarie Warburton summerfaculty@gonzagamothers.org

    68th Annual Father-Son-Faculty Communion Breakfast  
    Sunday, May 7th

    Join Father Planning, faculty, alumni, fellow students, and fathers/guardians for this celebration. Mass at the Church of St. Aloysius on the Gonzaga campus at 8:00 a.m. Followed by breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Avenue. The 48th President of Georgetown University, John J. DeGioia, is the honored guest speaker. 

    RSVP Today

    New Moms Luncheon June 7th

    Remember your first time walking into the New Moms luncheon?  We need your help to make this year's luncheon extra special. A wonderful opportunity for mothers of the Class of 2021 to get acquainted, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about athletics, clubs, and activities available to Gonzaga families. 

    Sign-up Today!

    Got textbooks??? 

    There will be several large boxes scattered throughout the school to collect any textbooks or paperbacks that you no longer need.  These books will be redistributed within the Gonzaga community.  Don't throw them out, other students can use them. Please bring them to the library or one of the Used Texbook Drop Off boxes located around campus.  If you have any questions, contact the library.
    Posted Apr 17, 2017, 6:30 PM by GMC Webmaster
  • GMC News 4-10-17
    GMC E-Blast
    From Fr. Planning - "Please feel free to pass along this email that I sent to our faculty, staff, and Board this morning to the Gonzaga Mothers Club with my thanks for all that our moms did to make this week so special..."  
    Dear Faculty, Staff, and Board of Trustees:
    I want to let everyone know about the outcome of our visit relating to the Sponsorship Agreement with the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus this week.  I'm sorry that I didn't send something out at the end of the day yesterday, but it was such a full day of activities that I eventually ran out of steam.
    Tom Every, Fr. Gap LoBiondo, and I met with the visiting team at the end of the day yesterday.  They were effusive in their praise of Gonzaga. They spoke at length about the extraordinary work that you do and the life-changing, positive impact that it has on our students.  They said that, in addition to all of the positive things that can be said about our academics, extracurricular activities, Christian service projects, athletics, and retreats, what most impressed them is that our boys overwhelmingly believe that this is a community that loves them.  You can't get better than that!  As a result, they are unanimously recommending to the Provincial that Gonzaga be approved to enter into a new, five-year Sponsorship Agreement with the Maryland Province.
    I want to thank each of you for all of the ways in which you give yourselves wholeheartedly to the Jesuit mission and Ignatian values of Gonzaga.   What is clear from the visit is that you are not only extraordinary education professionals, your work has a profound, positive impact on the lives of the boys you serve.  You touch their hearts as well as their minds.  Thank you for all that you do to support and promote God's beautiful work here on Eye Street.
    I want to say a special thanks to Tom Every who shepherded the process through in expert fashion.  I want to thank the subcommittee chairs, Carol Corgan, Maureen McLaughlin, Leslie Keiser, and Fr. Gap.  I want to thank all of the various members of the different subcommittees for your extraordinary work.  Last, but not least, I want to thank the Gonzaga Board of Trustees for their vision, leadership, and promotion of Gonzaga's most cherished values.  
    We are the first school to go through this process under the new protocol.  The visiting team said that the work of the subcommittees set the bar high and gave a great example for how this process should work.  I want to say a special thanks to John Kilroy who took the reports of all the various subcommittees and expertly edited them into a single, polished report.  I also want to thank Susan Stanley-McGrath and Patty Stone for handling in flawless fashion all of the countless details of the week.  
    I believe this week was a beautiful celebration of Gonzaga at its best.  The extraordinary faculty retreat, the delightful International Food Day and Faculty Treats (thank you Gonzaga moms!!), and our inspirational Ignatian Heritage Day put on full display the hallowed history and traditions, the artistry, the talent, and the love that abound in our community.  Even the storm damage to St. Al's showed Gonzaga at its best in times of difficulty.
    We have so much to be proud of and thankful for as we head into this most holy week of the year.  I hope that during this week everyone gets a chance to rest and recharge, and to give thanks for God's call to work alongside his Son on Eye Street.  I hope everyone has a blessed Holy Week and a Happy Easter!
    Thanks and God Bless!
    Fr. Planning

     

    Upcoming Events


    Apr 19 - GMC General Membership Meeting- 6:30pm social, 7pm Mtg - Lower Commons - Speaker Stephen Szolosi, Director of Campus Ministry
    Apr 26 - McKenna Center Bake Sale
    May 5 - Faculty Treats - 6:15am - Lower Commons
    May 5 - Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group - 8am - JDR
    May 11 - Mother's Day Flowers
    May 17th - Joint GMC/GFC meeting - Social time at 6:30pm & Meeting starts at 7pm
    May 31 - Faculty & Staff Send Off Luncheon - 12noon - Sign Up

    Thank you

    On behalf of the Modern and Classical Languages Dept, I'd like to say thanks to all for helping to make the International Food Fair another great success. Special thanks to our Mother's Club; without them this event wouldn't be nearly as successful, and many thanks to Palm, Jim Manion, the Physical Education Dept. and of course, our very talented Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. Smith. 
    Mr. Ariel Laguilles, Modern Language and Classics Department, Chair

    Hello, Summer!

    Each year, when exams are finished and grades are in, the GMC hosts Gonzaga's wonderful faculty and staff for a festive, summer send off luncheon. This year's theme is "Hello, Summer" and lending your support could not be easier!
    Please sign up.
    It's a wonderful way to say "thank you" and wish the fabulous faculty and staff all the best for summer!  For more info contact, Co-Chairs Sarah Feighery & Valarie Warburton summerfaculty@gonzagamothers.org

    New Moms Luncheon June 7th

    Remember your first time walking into the New Moms luncheon?  We need your help to make this year's luncheon extra special. A wonderful opportunity for mothers of the Class of 2021 to get acquainted, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about athletics, clubs, and activities available to Gonzaga families. 
    RSVP for two parties
     
    Class of 2018 Mom's Night Out - April 20th 
     
    Presidential Power Brunch - April 30th

    Got textbooks??? 

    There will be several large boxes scattered throughout the school to collect any textbooks or paperbacks that you no longer need.  These books will be redistributed within the Gonzaga community.  Don't throw them out, other students can use them. Please bring them to the library or one of the Used Texbook Drop Off boxes located around campus.  If you have any questions, contact the library.
    Posted Apr 12, 2017, 5:54 PM by GMC Webmaster
  • GMC E-Blast 3/27/17
    GMC E-Blast

    Upcoming Events


    Mar 30 - Senior Parent Night "Letting Go" - 7pm
    Apr 3 - No School
    Apr 5 - International Food Fair - All are welcome to Volunteer!
    Apr 7 - Faculty Treats - 6:15am - Sign Up 
    Apr 7 - Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group - 8am - JDR
    Apr 8-17 - Easter Break
    Apr 19 - GMC General Membership Meeting- 6:30pm Social, 7pm Mtg - Lower Commons

    Next Meeting Date - May 17th - All meetings start with a Social time at 6:30pm and Meeting starts at 7pm

    International Food Fair

    April 5, 2017

    The Favorite Event of the Year of the students & faculty!

    Food, Glorious Food!
    Your son will receive extra credit in his Modern & Latin Language class for bringing in a donation!

    Sign up for food donation here: 
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e45aca82eaa8-food1
     
    Sign up to volunteer here: 
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e45aca82eaa8-volunteers1

    The cafeteria will be open for breakfast that day as usual.
    For more info contact Lauren Malone,
    Stephanie McMahon & Michelle Pierpont at  intlfood@gonzagamothers.org


     Faculty Treats Fri. April 7th

    While we await Spring on Eye Street please join us as we prepare and serve a delicious hot breakfast to the wonderful Gonzaga faculty and staff.

    Since April 7th is a Friday in Lent, we won't be serving bacon, ham, or sausage. Volunteers, please arrive by 6:15 am to help set up and be ready for service at 7:00.

    SIGNUP LINK

    Senior Corner

    Senior Parent "Letting Go" Night
    We have our last Senior Night event on March 30 at 7 pm 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.
     
    Order your Class T-Shirts - Options are in gray or white -
    Long Sleeve ($27) & Short Sleeve ($22). 
    ORDER HERE
    RSVP for two parties

    Class of 2018 Mom's Night Out - April 20th 
    Presidential Power Brunch - April 30th

     

    Request for Photos for
    Father-Son Communion Breakfast

     
    The GFC is asking for photos from the past year to create a memorable slideshow to be shown at the breakfast. Photos of fathers and sons together from the previous year. In addition, we would appreciate photos from any special events you would like to share.
     
    When submitting the photos, please identify these items: 1) names of those in the photo, 2) class year of students in photo, and 3) any background information on the photo (i.e., event and date). Please send your photos to pcooney1@me.com no later than Sunday, April 2nd.
    Posted Mar 28, 2017, 5:49 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • GMC E-blast 3-13-17
    GMC E-Blast

    Upcoming Events


    Mar 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 5pm - Carmody Center
    Mar 17 - No School
    Mar 20-24 - Spring Break
    Mar 30 - Senior Parent Night "Letting Go" - 7pm
    Apr 3 - No School
    Apr 5 - International Food Fair - All are welcome to Volunteer!
    Apr 7 - Faculty Treats
    Apr 7 - Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group - 8am - JDR

    Next Meeting Dates - April 19th - - May 17th -
    All meetings start with a Social time at 6:30pm and Meeting starts at 7pm

     Parent Teacher Conferences

     
    We appreciate your help in signing up to donate food or your time !

    Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, from 5 - 7:30pm

    International Food Fair

    April 5, 2017

    The Favorite Event of the Year of the students & faculty!

    Food, Glorious Food!
    Your son will receive extra credit in his Modern & Latin Language class for bringing in a donation!

    Sign up for food donation here: 
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e45aca82eaa8-food1
     
    Sign up to volunteer here: 
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e45aca82eaa8-volunteers1

    The cafeteria will be open for breakfast that day as usual.
    For more info contact Lauren Malone,
    Stephanie McMahon & Michelle Pierpont at  intlfood@gonzagamothers.org

    Still a few a slots left for March! 

    Looking for something good to do for Lent.  Please sign up to cook and/or serve at the Father McKenna Center. They are so grateful!

    Thank you

    Mrs. Garvis & Mr. Shea spoke at the GMC Meeting on Wednesday about how they have used their Faculty Stipends to teach our boys in the classroom.  Mr. Shea spoke about Gamification and Mrs. Garvis spoke about Gardner's Multiple Intelligences PPT &Notes.  Both were fascinating and enjoyable.   

    Senior Corner

    Senior Parent "Letting Go" Night
    We have our last Senior Night event on March 30 at 7 pm 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.
     
    Order your Class T-Shirts - Options are in gray or white -
    Long Sleeve ($27) & Short Sleeve ($22). 
    ORDER HERE
    RSVP for two parties
    Class of 2018 Mom's Night Out - April 20th 
    Presidential Power Brunch - April 30th
    Posted Mar 14, 2017, 8:59 AM by GMC Webmaster
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