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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

  • HELP IS NEEDED TO WELCOME NEW GONZAGA FAMILIES!
    New Families Picnic 2017

    Volunteer Sign up

    Thank you for volunteering! It is a great event to welcome New Families to Gonzaga!

     TO VOLUNTEER, PLEASE CLICK HERE

    Date: 08/22/2017 (Tue.)Time: 4:00pm - 10:00pm CDTLocation: Gonzaga College High School
    Created by:  New Families Picnic
     

     

    Posted Aug 18, 2017, 2:34 PM by GMC Webmaster
  • Welcome Back! August GMC E-Blast 8/7/17
    GMC E-Blast

    GMC E-Blast - August 2017

    You are receiving this message because you are a GMC member from the 2016-2017 School year. If you would like to continue receiving messages please make sure you are registered for the 2017-2018 school year. See information below. 
    If you are a new GMC Member - Welcome!!!

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

    Your membership gets you connected with the GMC!
    • Receive the monthly e-Newsletter, and emails with news and information
    • Attend the GMC meetings held every second Wednesday of the month in the cafeteria
    • Learn about opportunities to help with activities which support our sons and the Gonzaga community
    • Enjoy the support and friendship of other Gonzaga Moms who will share information and sage advice
    • Know the appreciation of both our wonderful sons and the entire Gonzaga community.
    Questions?  email Gerry Gretschel at membership@gonzagamothers.org

    For your reference, the GMC Board for the

    2017-2018 school year:

     
             President                  Mary Penny
             1st Vice President    Kathy Kirvan
             2nd Vice President    Susan Kiley
             Secretary                  Nancy Travis
             Treasurer                  Susan Marcille
             Webmaster              Mia DeWitt
             Communications      Hazel Lychak
             Ex-Officio                  Laura Brockwell
               
    Gala Chairs - Kim Howland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia who will be
    planning and hosting the 2017 Gala - Winter Wonderland

    ATTENTION ALL FRESHMEN FAMILIES AND
    NEW STUDENTS!

     
    Please join us for the 23rd Annual 

    New Families Welcome Picnic

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    6:45 pm 

    No RSVP is needed

    All freshmen and new students and their parents/guardians are invited to a Mass and picnic to kick off their time at Gonzaga.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to meet classmates and fellow parents; talk to coaches, moderators, and upper classmen about sports teams and clubs; and fill your closet with the latest Gonzaga gear (as the bookstore is open for your convenience!)

    Event begins with Mass in St. Aloysius Church at 6:45pm, followed by picnic on Eye Street (or in the Carmody Center if weather doesn't cooperate).  
     
    Note: Since this is a special event just for you and your parents, we kindly ask that your siblings remain at home. 
     
    Dress:  Casual, but respectful. (No baseball caps in the church please!)
     
    Parking:  Limited parking on campus in garage. Street parking is available after 6:30pm. Please consider car pooling or taking Metro.  

    To volunteer, please click here
    Questions? Email Kim Howland, Josie Militello and
    Susan Macyko at picnic@gonzagamothers.org

    Save These Dates
     

    9/7     Back to School Night

    9/13   GMC General Meeting-
              lower commons - All are
              Welcome!


    9/15   Ignation Reflection & Prayer
              Group


    9/17   Gonzaga/Visitation Mass
              and Picnic

     

    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, the GMC has some easy ideas to get you started. Please send your contact information to 

    getacquainted@gonzagamothers.org
     

    Welcome Back Faculty and Staff Luncheon

    Up, Up and Away!
     
    The Gonzaga Mothers Club invites you to join us in hosting the welcome back luncheon as we celebrate the coming school year of Eagles Flying High with our Superhero Faculty & Staff! 
     
    August 21, 2017 at Noon
    in the Lower Commons


    SIGN UP TO DONATE OR VOLUNTEER HERE
    We need gift card donations by Aug. 15th please!

    Questions? Please contact Kristen Loesch or Elaina O'Toole
     welcomefaculty@gonzagamothers.org

    We need you!

    The 2017 Gala Chairs are looking for more Committee Chair volunteers!  Be part of an amazing team and help put together Gonzaga's biggest fundraiser of the year!  

    See the list of open positions here

    Contact Kim Howland & Maggie
    Sinnott Mejia gala2017@gonzagagala.org
    Posted Aug 16, 2017, 7:11 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • Help Needed to Welcome Back our Faculty!
    GMC E-Blast

    Help is needed

    Calling All Gonzaga Moms!
    DONATE GIFT CARDS FOR FACULTY!

     
    Lets start SY 2017-2018 out with a round of applause for our
    Superhero Faculty & Staff!

    The GMC is seeking help with set-up, serving and gift card donations to award as door prizes to the teachers at the Welcome Back Faculty Luncheon. $20 gift cards (or amount of your choosing) to Starbucks, Amazon, Visa, Barnes & Noble, tickets to sporting events, or cash(check) or anything you would like to give will be greatly appreciated by the teachers, and adds to the excitement as our faculty kicks off the year.

    Please sign up here to help serve or donate,
    then put your contribution in the mail to Elaina O'Toole
    at 2652 Queen Anne Circle, Annapolis, MD 21403 by August 17th.

    Questions? Please contact Kristen Loesch or Elaina O'Toole
     welcomefaculty@gonzagamothers.org

    You are appreciated!
    Posted Aug 16, 2017, 7:08 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • GMC June Newsletter
    GMC Newsletter

    THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR!


    The 2016-2017 school was a great year and we have you to thank.  Through all your efforts the GMC was able to give Father Planning an additional $70,000 at the end of the year making our grand total contributed to Gonzaga this year $360,250!
     
    • $27,000 Cash Raffle
    • $245,000 Gala Proceeds
    • $17,500 to Student Council for Prom
    • $750 for Photo Contest prizes
    • $70,000 end of the year gift
    • We also raised over $7,300 to the Modern Language Department from the International Food Fair, and we will distribute $21,225 to Gonzaga faculty and staff (27 beneficiaries) from the Summer Stipend program to fund special projects and continuing education.
    • For the Father McKenna Center, we collected $3,282 in contributions at the Mass of Thanksgiving, donated $1,100 from bake sales and GMC donations, provided approximately 3,322 meals to homeless men and McKenna Center staff and purchased new pillows and blankets for the Hypothermia Center allowing each man to have his very own
    • Working with Campus Ministries we helped provide gifts and gift cards to more than 40 local families (200 individuals) through the Christmas Adopt-a-Family program.
    • For the Washington School for Girls, we collected $6,921 at the Mother-Son Mass, and we delivered several bags of items collected at our meetings for their bookstore.
    • We collected and donated over 8,000 diapers for the DC Diaper bank.
    • We collected flowers and prepared and delivered 100 bouquets for Mother’s Day to the Unique Residential Care Center.
    • Also, through Family Support, we provided well-wishes and other assistance to our own Gonzaga families in times of need or celebration.
    • We’ve welcomed all Gonzaga moms and guardians -- registering close to 600 GMC members!
    • We’ve mentored new moms, hosted Get Acquainted Parties, and kept everyone informed with timely, informative Newsletters and Communications.
    • We’ve fed students, parents, and faculty, dinners and snacks throughout the year. Not to mention the wonderful Faculty Treats.
    • We hosted receptions, events, and parties, especially Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street Gala which was not only a great party, but also a very successful fundraiser for our school!
     
    Well done!  We hope that you had a great year and met new friends.  Enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing you all next year for another successful year.  Sign up below for next year.  Thank you!
     
    With gratitude,
    The 2016-2017 GMC Executive Board
    Laura Brockwell, Jean Schlesinger, Maya Shackley, Nori Buising,
    Mary Penny, Denise Siciliano, Irene Zaso and Suzanne Dowd
     

      Thank You  
     
    We showed the incredible Gonzaga Faculty and Staff our appreciation and thanks for all that they do for our sons with a lovely Summer Send Off Luncheon on May 31st.  Welcome Summer was the perfect theme to kick off the event and the final days on Eye Street.  Chairs, Sarah Feighery and Valerie Warburton, along with many other moms and sons worked to make the day very special and a wonderful way to begin summer!
     
    On June 3, after a beautiful Mass, the GMC hosted a lovely Baccalaureate Mass Reception for our graduates, families, and friends.  The gym was well decorated with balloons and flowers, and a buffet of tasty appetizers and treats were available.   Thanks to Chairs, Dawn Gentry, Melissa Hathaway and Jennifer Windus for organizing this wonderful event to congratulate and celebrate our Class of 2017!
     
    We welcomed all new Gonzaga moms to Eye Street with the New Mothers' Luncheon on June 7.  Representatives from various clubs and teams provided information about activities on campus, while Fr. Planning, Mr. Every, Debbie Onufrychuk, Matt Gannon, Richard Donohoe and Mary Penny shared their perspective and a personal welcome to our school.  The beautiful event ran smoothly, due to detailed planning and gracious hospitality of Kelly Bingel, Chris Keenan and Allison Rosen as well as a team of volunteers who greeted, welcomed, and served our newest Gonzaga moms.

    GMC 2017-18 Executive Board

       
     President                  Mary Penny
     1st Vice President    Kathy Kirvan
     2nd Vice President    Susan Kiley
     Secretary                  Nancy Travis
     Treasurer                  Susan Marcille
     Webmaster              Mia DeWitt
     Communications      Hazel Lychak
     Ex-Officio                  Laura Brockwell
     Gala Chairs              Kim Howland, 
    Maggie Sinnott Mejia
       

    It is time to renew your membership for the GMC


    Your membership donation is renewable annually. GMC Membership for the coming year will be effective September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. 

    The GMC is open to mothers, guardians of Gonzaga students, and those friends and benefactors of the school who wish to participate in or contribute to the Mothers Club Activities. 

    Sign Up TODAY!
     
    Once you join or renew your annual membership you will be connected with the GMC!
    • Receive the monthly e-Newsletter, and emails with news and information
    • Attend the GMC meetings held every second Wednesday of the month in the cafeteria
    • Learn about opportunities to help with activities which support our sons and the Gonzaga community
    • Enjoy the support and friendship of other Gonzaga Moms who will share information and sage advice
    • Know the appreciation of both our wonderful sons and the entire Gonzaga community.
    Questions?  Contact Gerry Gretschel membership@gonzagamothers.org

    Mentoring New Families in 2017-2018

    Remember when you were new to Gonzaga?  The simplest things can feel overwhelming!  Please consider guiding a few new moms through the process by offering to answer questions and provide information. 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. It's so easy, yet makes such a big difference.  
    Click Here to Volunteer!

    Get Acquainted Parties

    Get Acquainted Parties are a tradition at Gonzaga for welcoming new families to the Gonzaga community. Host families volunteer their time and home to host a party in the fall. These events can be of any style of your choosing: coffee & bagels before a football game, cookout of burgers and dogs, etc.

    If you might be interested in hosting a party, please contact Maria Borjas and Gerry Gretschel at
     getacquainted@gonzagamothers.org

    Volunteer with Us! 

    Share your ideas and talents and be part of the
    2017 Gonzaga Gala committee


    Do you have graphic design skills? Want to use your imagination to create memorable experience for Eagles Adventures and Night on the Town?
    Need a great job to do from you home? How about organizing 
    Gala invitations. Love purple? Be in charge or Purple Moon.
    There are so many big and small ways to support the GMC's biggest social event and fundraiser of the year planned for December 2nd.  Please email 
    gala2017@gonzagagala.org and let us know how you want to get involved.  All suggestions welcome!
     
    2017 Co-chairs
    Kim Howland
    Maggie Sinnott Mejia

     
    Posted Jul 13, 2017, 8:55 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • GMC E-blast June 2017
    GMC E-Blast

    Executive Board Announcement

    GMC 2017-18 Executive Board
    President                  Mary Penny
    1st Vice President     Kathy Kirvan
    2nd Vice President    Susan Kiley
    Secretary                  Nancy Travis
    Treasurer                  Susan Marcille
    Webmaster               Mia DeWitt
    Communications       Hazel Lychak
    Ex-Officio                  Laura Brockwell

    Gala Chairs               Kim Howland
                                      Maggie Sinnott Mejia
    Complete Board of Directors listing will be finalized and posted on website by the end of the month.  

    Baccalaureate Mass and Reception

    Needs some assistance
    Saturday, June 3, 2017 
     
    The Gonzaga Mothers Club will host a reception for all members of the Class of 2017, their families and guests, and the Gonzaga faculty and staff in the Carmody Center immediately following Mass. 

    SignUp to help with reception

    Contact Dawn Gentry, Melissa Hathaway or Jennifer Windus at baccalaureate@gonzagamothers.org for more info

    Upcoming Events

     

    May 31 - Faculty & Staff Send Off Luncheon - 12noon - Donations and Volunteer
    May 31 - Deadline for Kings Dominion Trip/Visi - Register & Pay & Permission Form
    June 3 - Baccalaureate Mass and Reception - Sign Up
    June 7 - New Mothers Luncheon - Sign Up
    June 8 - King’s Dominion Trip w/Visitation

    Faculty Send Off - Hello, Summer!

    Wed. May 31st

    Please help the GMC host Gonzaga's wonderful faculty and staff for a festive, summer send off luncheon. It's a wonderful way to say "thank you" and wish the fabulous faculty and staff all the best for summer!
    Donations SignUp and Volunteer SignUp
     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. 

    End of School Annual
    Visitation/Gonzaga King’s Dominion Trip
    June 8th

    WHEN: Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:00 AM (arrive no later than 7:45 AM)– 8:00 PM   
                    
    HOW: Bus Departs from and Returns to Georgetown Visitation, 1524 35th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
     
    WHO:  Gonzaga and Visitation Freshmen and Sophomores
     
    COST:  $75.00 per person (includes bus transportation and
    park admission)
     
                             
    FORMS due MAY 31, 2017: 
    Permission forms available from Visi Student Activities, Gonzaga Student Services, Visi Front Desk, or on the Gonzaga Mothers Club website DUE MAY 31, 2017

    NEEDED: Parent Chaperones (Free Admission for Chaperones) 

    Contact Leslie Guarino (Visi families) or Diane Tomb (Gonzaga families) to volunteer or if you have any questions. 

    Gonzaga Wrapping Paper for the Gonzaga Grad!  

    Wrap your gifts for your favorite Eagle in this high quality, appropriately purple, & totally Gonzaga wrapping paper.  10 sheets in a roll for $20.00 and it can be used for birthdays, Christmas and other occasions as well. Perfect for the senior parent or arriving to the party looking sharp!

    LIMITED TIME & QUANTITY 

    2017 Nutcracker ON SALE for $80
    Purchase Today!

    Mentoring New Families in 2017-2018

    Remember when you were new to Gonzaga?  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.  
    Click Here to Volunteer!

    Campus Ministry Announcements

     
    Service Opportunity:  Next year's sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for a Be The Light Youth Theology Institute / Service Immersion experience sponsored by Canisius College in Buffalo. https://www.canisius.edu/btli

    Summer Camp Leadership OpportunitySt. Mary Catholic Church in Old Town Alexandria is seeking camp counselors for the middle school Camp Apostles this summer. 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.

    Got textbooks??? 

    There is a box in front of Student Services and in the library 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.  If you have any questions, contact the library.
    Posted Jul 13, 2017, 8:52 AM by GMC Webmaster
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