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. 
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