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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.

GMC News 4-10-17

posted Apr 12, 2017, 5:54 PM by GMC Webmaster

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.

GMC E-Blast 3/27/17

posted Mar 28, 2017, 5:49 AM by GMC Webmaster

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.

GMC E-blast 3-13-17

posted Mar 14, 2017, 8:59 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 8:59 AM ]

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

GMC News E-blast 3/6/17

posted Mar 6, 2017, 10:39 AM by GMC Webmaster

GMC E-Blast
Dear Gonzaga Moms,
 
How fortunate are we to share yet another wonderful event?  The 32nd Mother-Son Celebration was a great day of family.  We were treated to a beautiful Mass in the great St. Al’s, a lovely lunch catered by Ridgewells and heartfelt and inspirational words by Landon Buckson and Helen Alvaré.  All of this while enjoying time with our sons and friends.  Thank you to Chairs Kristen Allen, Diane Begala, Mary Beth Jackson, and Alison Quatrini and their committee of fabulous volunteers for giving us a new Gonzaga memory.  And we could never have the Mother-Son without the help of the GFC.  Thank you to this year’s Chairs Brian Edwards, Tim Egan and Joe Young and all the dads who gave up their morning to come serve us. 
 
Thank you to everyone who supported the Men for Others Diaper Drive.  We were able to donate over 7,000 diapers for families in need.  Many thanks to Valerie Jopeck and Ann Ourand for organizing and delivering the diapers and then leading the team to kick off the Mother-Son weekend by bundling diapers at the DC Diaper Bank.  Also, please continue to check the 
McKenna sign up The hyperthermia shelter is drawing to an end but there are some cancellations.  We want to make sure we continue to support these men and the center.
 
The Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group was blessed with great weather and a fantastic group of women for their retreat weekend. Martina O'Shea, who has been leading the monthly prayer group, led this retreat and Fr. Gap and Fr. Bill were able to join on Saturday afternoon to hear confessions and celebrate mass. The hospitality, accommodations and food at the Bishop Claggett Center were outstanding.  Plans are already in the works for next year’s retreat.
 
March 3rd brought an early morning for Maria Cindea, Kristen Kilguss and their team of moms who once again welcomed the faculty and staff to school with a wonderful breakfast.
 
Please join us this Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30pm for our next GMC meeting.  Our guest speakers will be Maureen Garvis and Andrew Shea, 2 of Gonzaga’s teachers. They will be sharing with us their summer stipend works, Foundations of Teaching for Learning and Gamification in the Classroom, respectively.  Come and hear how these teachers are engaging our boys.  We will also receive the always-informative monthly update from Father Planning.  Plan to come and grab a bite before the meeting as delicious refreshments will be lovingly prepared by Kasey Crowley, Kelley Paul and MaryBeth Powers.
 
Remember, next month brings the most loved day of the year, International Food Fair.  Lauren Malone, Stephanie McMahon and Michelle Pierpont are hard at work with all the details to delight our boys. Come and help out!  It is a great way to get inside the buzz of Eye Street.  ALL language students will receive extra credit for food donations.  We have gotten official word that the classics are included this year.
 
Finally, there are still spots available for the Class of 2018 Moms Night Out (April 20) and the Presidential Power Brunch (April 30).  Come join the fun and continue to support Gonzaga.  The hosts of these events cover the costs so your donation goes to support the school.  Check them out
 here!
 
I hope you all have a great Spring Break (March 20 – 24).  Enjoy some down time!

AMDG
Laura Brockwell
GMC President 16-17

lbrockwell@gonzagamothers.org 

Upcoming Events


Mar 8 - GMC General Mtg - 6:30pm - Speakers Teachers Mrs. Garvis & Mr. Shea
Foundations of Teaching for Learning and Gamification in the Classroom

Mar 10 - Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group - 8am - JDR
Mar 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 5pm - Carmody Center
Mar 20-24 - Spring Break
Mar 30 - Senior Parent Night "Letting Go" - 7pm

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

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
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!
Sign up for March 17 or 20 !
On March 4th, a group of Gonzaga Men for Others representing the classes of 2017, 2018, and 2020 (plus some siblings and Gonzaga Moms) went to the DC Diaper Bank to support the recent Gonzaga Diaper Drive. In less than two hours, these young men broke down mixed pallets of diapers, configured new pallets of wrapped diapers, cleaned and helped organize the warehouse, and STILL had time to bundle over 6200 diapers before they were done. Impressive work, guys! 

Senior Corner

Senior Moms - Keep your eyes open for the Senior T-Shirt Email coming soon. We will be taking orders for a one of a kind Class of 2017 t-shirt to honor our fabulous senior boys.
 
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.
Thank You to who donated to the fundraising challenge called "Raise the Dough". The Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga College High School was the only high school competing against 26 colleges, and we placed first for number of donors and third for amount raised! All told, Gonzaga's Campus Kitchen raised $7,952. 

GMC E-blast 2/21/17

posted Feb 22, 2017, 9:18 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 9:18 AM ]

GMC E-Blast

Upcoming Events


Call for Volunteers for 2017-18 - Please Submit form ASAP

Campus Kitchen "Raise the Dough Fundraiser" - Now thru 2-23
Feb 20 - No School - President's Day
Feb 24 - LAST Day to RSVP for Mother-Son Celebration
Mar 3 - Faculty Treats - 6:15am - Lower Commons
Mar 4 - Set up for Mother-Son - 8am - 11am  Sign up
Mar 4 - Mother-Son Diaper Bundling - 10am - 12noon - Sign up
Mar 5 - Mother-Son Mass & Celebration - 10am - St. Al's Church
Mar 8 - GMC General Meeting - 6:30pm - Speakers Mrs. Garvis & Mr. Shea
Mar 10 - Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group - 8am - JDR
Mar 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 5pm - Carmody Center
Mar 30 - Senior Parent Night "Letting Go" - 7pm

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

Call for Nominations for the 2017-2018 GMC Executive Board and
 All Committee, Event and Hospitality Chairs 

 
  • Can you tweet and like Facebook, are you a graphic artist or just very good with design, if so, we need you!
  • What are your skills or talents? We might be able to find a perfect position for you!
Please consider what GMC role YOU would like to have for the coming year.  We encourage you to nominate yourself and others who you think would be great for a position.   All nominations are confidential and seen only by the GMC Executive Board members, which serves as the Nominating Committee.  Questions? Contact Jean Schlesinger jschlesinger@gonzagamothers.org (202-257-5197)
Please help ensure a strong and vibrant GMC Board for next year by lending your talent and time!
This popular event sells out, so please do not wait to register 
deadline is February 24th
Please do not use the Safari browser when filling out the form. 

Volunteer to help set up on Sat. March 4th

Volunteer your husband for Sat or Sun

Campus Kitchen's Fundraiser "Raise the Dough"


These funds supplement Gonzaga's contribution and help us pay for packaging, extra fruit, and special meals. 
 
Looking to receive as many $10 donations as possible through the online link   https://www.razoo.com/story/Ckgchs17
 
Last year we were the ONLY high school in the competition and we won an additional $750 for getting the most donors.  We would like to win that category again!  Last day to donate is Thurs. Feb. 23rd. 
 
The Campus Kitchen boys will be asking their fellow students during lunch periods to donate "just a buck" to support our efforts.  
Over 5,000 diapers were delivered this weekend to the D.C. Diaper Bank. Thank you to everyone who participated! 

Please sign up for the Mother/Son Bundling Event on Saturday, March 4th at DC Diaper Bank warehouse for a mother-son bundling event on
 Sign up for a slot (mother-son pair) 

Donations are always accepted online through Amazon or monetary donations
DCDiaperBank

Faculty Treats Breakfast

Friday, March 3rd

Moms, please join us in March as we once again prepare and serve a hot and homemade breakfast to our dedicated faculty and staff.

 

Use Sign Up Genius link

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.  You do not have to attend every month. Items can be sent in with other volunteers.

For more info, contact Maria Cindea & Kristen Kilguss at facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org

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 Language class for bringing in a donation -- please have him check with his teacher!
 
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.
Contact Lauren Malone, Stephanie McMahon and Michelle Pierpont at  intlfood@gonzagamothers.org for more information.
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March Faculty Breakfast - Please volunteer!

posted Feb 14, 2017, 6:58 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 6:53 PM ]


Gonzaga Faculty Treats

March 2017 Breakfast

Hello, Fantastic Volunteers!

Here comes March, and another Faculty Treats!  To volunteer, please click here.

The Gonzaga faculty and staff are looking forward to a delicious breakfast provided by our wonderful team.

Since the March 3rd Faculty Treats is on a Friday in Lent, we won't be serving bacon, ham, or sausage, so our Sign Up Genius has some new additions!

Volunteers, as always, please arrive by 6:15 am. 

If you are unable to attend, we can still use your help by purchasing items or cooking/baking beforehand and sending them in with your son or another volunteer.

Service begins promptly at 7:00 am, so please be sure to have your items to school by this time. 

And please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

We are sincerely grateful for your help!  Hoping to see you on March 3rd!

Maria and Kristen

mccindea@gmail.com, kkilguss@cox.net

GMC E-Blast 2-13-17

posted Feb 13, 2017, 8:08 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 8:09 AM ]

GMC E-Blast

Upcoming Events


Call for Volunteers for 2017-18 - Please Submit form ASAP
Feb 17 - Dress Down in Red for $3 for La Silla Roja
Feb 19 - Jigs & Reels & Songs for McKenna Center - 4:00pm - Sheehy Theater
Feb 20 - No School - President's Day
Mar 3 - Faculty Treats - 6:15am - Lower Commons
Mar 4 - Set up for Mother-Son - 8am - 11am  Sign up
Mar 4 - Mother-Son Diaper Bundling 10am - 12noon - Sign up
Mar 5 - Mother-Son Mass & Celebration - RSVP by Feb 24th
Mar 8 - GMC General Meeting - 6:30pm - Speakers Mrs. Garvis & Mr. Shea
Mar 10 - Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group - 8am - JDR
Mar 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 5pm - Carmody Center
Mar 30 - Senior Parent Night "Letting Go" - 7pm

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

Call for Nominations for the 2017-2018 GMC Executive Board and
 All Committee, Event and Hospitality Chairs 

 
  • Can you tweet and like Facebook, are you a graphic artist or just very good with design, if so, we need you!
  • What are your skills or talents? We might be able to find a perfect position for you!
Please consider what GMC role YOU would like to have for the coming year.  We encourage you to nominate yourself and others who you think would be great for a position.   All nominations are confidential and seen only by the GMC Executive Board members, which serves as the Nominating Committee.  Questions? Contact Jean Schlesinger jschlesinger@gonzagamothers.org (202-257-5197)
Please help ensure a strong and vibrant GMC Board for next year by lending your talent and time!
This popular event sells out, so please do not wait to register 
deadline is February 24th
Please do not use the Safari browser when filling out the form. 

Volunteer to help set up on Sat. March 4th

Volunteer your husband for Sat or Sun

Gonzaga and Jesuit Schools Network are working together to raise awareness on the Right to Education.


Our students will paint red chairs to represent a student that is not able to go to school because of poverty, war, natural disasters, they are girls, etc.

Gonzaga students are encouraged to bring $3 to dress down in Redon Friday, Feb. 17 (Love in Deeds) theme so that we can donate to this cause. This is where we need the moms to help:  Please remind your sons to dress in Red and donate to the cause.
All can spread the word via social media using the hash tags #JSNNews  #Hemispheres  #LaSillaRoja  @feyalegriaus
Thank you for your support! Help us make Gonzaga a global leader and make a statement on the Right to Education!
Over 5,000 diapers were delivered this weekend to the D.C. Diaper Bank. Thank you to everyone who participated! 

Please sign up for the Mother/Son Bundling Event on Saturday, March 4th at DC Diaper Bank warehouse for a mother-son bundling event on
 Sign up for a slot (mother-son pair) 

Donations are always accepted online through Amazon or monetary donations
DCDiaperBank

Join us for the 10th Annual Jigs, Reels and Songs for the HomelessSunday, February 19 at 4:00 pm in Sheehy Theater at Gonzaga High School.

Music is provided by Bog Band, an ensemble of high school students under the direction of Mitch Fanning, who will be accompanied by dancers from the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance,Shannon Dunne Dance, as well as singing from Eye Street Boys, voice students under the direction of Jeremy Young of Gonzaga. All performers will be of high-school age, and we hope you will come out in support of their hard work!

Parking is available in the Gonzaga parking structure (under the football field).There are no tickets, but a free will offering to support the Father McKenna Center is encouraged.

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 Language class for bringing in a donation -- please have him check with his teacher!
 
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.
Contact Lauren Malone, Stephanie McMahon and Michelle Pierpont at  intlfood@gonzagamothers.org for more information.
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MOTHER-SON DAY OF SERVICE WITH DC DIAPER BANK, 2/12/17, 3-5PM

posted Feb 9, 2017, 8:40 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Feb 9, 2017, 8:42 AM ]


The DC Diaper Bank is looking forward to welcoming the Gonzaga HS Eagles' Wings and Current Moms & Sons 

for a day of service working on inventory and packing diapers - DIAPER BANK BUNDLING!

Please wear comfy shoes and layers -- it can get warm/cool in the warehouse. 

Please also bring a bottle of water. 

Little ones are welcome and there is a play space. 

We are very excited to have you join us in this work to help families and babies in our community!  

 To sign up, please click here.


Sunday, February 12th  3 - 5 pm

DC Diaper Bank Warehouse

8858 Monard Drive

Silver Spring, MD 

 

NOTE: Please park opposite the loading docks.

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