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GMC June Newsletter

posted Jul 13, 2017, 8:55 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 8:55 AM ]

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

 

GMC E-blast June 2017

posted Jun 9, 2017, 6:59 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 8:52 AM ]

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.

Congratulations and Welcome to the GMC New Executive Board 2017-2018

posted May 22, 2017, 4:23 PM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated May 23, 2017, 5:32 AM ]

Please join us in offering a warm welcome and our gratitude for the generous donation 
of time and service to Eye Street by the new GMC Executive Board for SY 2017-2018:

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

GMC E-blast 5/22/17

posted May 22, 2017, 4:14 PM by GMC Webmaster

GMC E-Blast

Baccalaureate Mass and Reception

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.

GMC News and Link to Spirit of Gonzaga Photo Contest

posted May 17, 2017, 2:13 PM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated May 17, 2017, 2:14 PM ]

GMC E-Blast

Help Us Thank the Faculty & Staff
 

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!

SignUp to send in Donations

SignUp to Volunteer


 For more info contact, Co-Chairs Sarah Feighery & Valarie Warburton 
summerfaculty@gonzagamothers.org

Upcoming Events

 

May 17 - Joint GMC/GFC meeting - Social time at 6:30pm & Meeting starts at 7pm - Speaker is Paul Buckley and Vote on GMC Executive Board
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
We had some great submissions for the Spirit of Gonzaga Photo Contest. The winners were announced at Charter Day. Check them out; what talented boys!

GMC May Newsletter

posted May 15, 2017, 7:12 AM by GMC Webmaster

GMC Newsletter
Dear Gonzaga Moms,

It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of the school year.  Thank you to everyone for all of your assistance and support with activities throughout the year.  We still have several year-end events – our Chairs will be sure to make it easy and fun to volunteer at these!  Please contact the Chairs of these upcoming events using the information below, if you would like to help at: the Faculty Summer Sendoff Luncheon (May 31), the Baccalaureate Reception (June 3), and the New Mothers’ Luncheon (June 7).  Thank you in advance for helping us to make these events so special!
  
We hope you will join us this Wednesday evening, May 17, for the GMC-GFC Joint Meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Arrupe (Upper) Commons.  We will enjoy fellowship with moms and dads in the Gonzaga community and enjoy a light dinner, provided by the GFC, before moving into the Sheehy Theater.  Fr. Planning will provide his traditional remarks on Eye Street happenings, then we will conclude a bit of business, including the final vote for the 2017-2018 GMC Executive Board. Please come and support our slate. The evening will continue with our guest speaker, Paul Buckley, sharing his unique perspective of Gonzaga as an alum, teacher and producer of GDA.
   
Thanks to McKenna Center/Service ChairsErin Donovan, Morgean Hirt, Valerie Jopeck, and Anne Ourand for organizing the bake sale, which raised $800 for the McKenna Center. Followed by a very successful Mother’s Day Flowers, headed by Valerie Jopeck, for our neighbors at Unique Residential Care Center on May 11. Twenty-eight Seniors from Ms. Corgan and Mr. Hartnett's Religion classes delivered 110 bouquets to individual residents and had the opportunity to converse with many of the ladies in residence. Thank you to everyone who sent in treats and flowers and volunteered at these events.
 
If you have wanted to come to a Faculty Treats, you’ll have to wait until Fall. The final Faculty Treats of this school year was last Friday and we treated the teachers to the first ever waffle bar. They loved it! Many thanks to Maria Cindea and Kristen Kilguss for all the early mornings they have crawled out of bed to be on campus before the sun.

Jean Schlesinger, Maya Shackley and I went to the Washington School for Girls on May 2 to deliver the collection from the Mother-Son mass. Everyone was most appreciative of the generosity of our community. After meeting with Sister Mary Bourdon we were honored by a tour of the school. There is so much energy and excitement inside that building that you can’t help but smile as you watch the girls at work. If you have a chance to visit take the trip, it is well worth it.

We had some great submissions for the Spirit of Gonzaga Photo Contest. The winners were announced at Charter Day and you can see the slide show of submissions on the website. Check them out; what talented boys!
 
There will be lots of activity on Eye Street this month! We look forward to seeing you at the joint meeting Wednesday night and on Eye Street before the year ends!

Laura Brockwell
GMC President 16-17
lbrockwell@gonzagamothers.org

Upcoming Events

 

May 17 - Joint GMC/GFC meeting - Social time at 6:30pm & Meeting starts at 7pm - Speaker is Paul Buckley and Vote on GMC Executive Board
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
Visit to Washington School for Girls
Mother's Day Flowers

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!

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

Baccalaureate Mass and Reception

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

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. 

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!

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. 

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.

GMC E-blast 5-8-17

posted May 11, 2017, 8:42 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated May 11, 2017, 8:44 AM ]

GMC E-Blast

Lost Tuxedo Jacket with Car Keys

Please double check your son's jacket from prom!  Student is missing his jacket with car keys!!  Please contact Denise Sinay mpsinay4pdto@aol.com

Flowers, Vases & Volunteers needed - May 11th

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.
 SignUp Here !
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.  

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

May 11 - Mother's Day Flowers - Sign Up
May 17 - Joint GMC/GFC meeting - Social time at 6:30pm & Meeting starts at 7pm - Speaker is Paul Buckley
May 31 - Faculty & Staff Send Off Luncheon - 12noon - Donations and Volunteer
June 3 - Baccalaureate Mass and Reception - Sign Up
June 7 - New Mothers Luncheon - Sign Up
June 8 - King’s Dominion Trip w/Visitation - Deadline May 31st Register & Pay & Permission Form

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!

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

Baccalaureate Mass and Reception

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. Help with this reception is needed, please contact Dawn Gentry, Melissa Hathaway or Jennifer Windus at baccalaureate@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. 

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. 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.  

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.

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. 

GMC E-blast 5-1-17

posted May 1, 2017, 3:19 PM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated May 1, 2017, 3:20 PM ]

GMC E-Blast

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.  

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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 3 - Baccalaureate Mass and Reception - Sign Up
June 7 - New Mothers Luncheon - Sign Up
June 8 - King’s Dominion Trip with Visitation - Register & Pay & Permission Form

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. Contact Maria Cindea & Kristen Kilguss at
 facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org for more information.

 

IGNATIAN REFLECTION &
PRAYER GROUP

Friday, May 5th 8am in the Jesuit Dining Room

The women of the Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group are Gonzaga moms who gather monthly to explore Ignatian spirituality,  which is at the heart of our sons’ education, and reflect on how to put it into practice in our lives. You are warmly invited to join our casual and lighthearted group. 

Mothers Day Flowers for Unique Residential Center - May 11th

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: SIGNUP Here !  
 

Faculty Send Off - 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

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!
Purchase Today!

Baccalaureate Mass and Reception

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. Help with this reception is needed, please contact Dawn Gentry, Melissa Hathaway or Jennifer Windus at baccalaureate@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.

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. 

GMC E-blast April 24, 2017

posted Apr 25, 2017, 5:12 PM by GMC Webmaster

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.  

April GMC Newsletter

posted Apr 17, 2017, 6:30 PM by GMC Webmaster

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.

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