2017-18 Parents' Association Newsletters
Parents' Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. II; Issue III
Welcome back to school and a special welcome to all of our new McQuaid family members! Please take a moment to check out the fun social events we have planned for fall. There are also several opportunities for parents to get involved in the McQ community as a volunteer. The PA website has more detailed information about our events as well as resources for parents.
UPCOMING PA EVENTS:
PA Welcome Back Meeting/Social Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
The Parents’ Association at McQuaid is an active and fun group...it includes YOU! Come out and meet fellow parents - all are welcome! We will share with you the highlights for the upcoming school year and enjoy refreshments and dessert.
Fall Coffee House: Friday, October 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Wine and Beer Tasting - Saturday, October 14 from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Parents’ Association is hosting a Wine and Beer Tasting get-together. This is a great opportunity for parents to visit with each other in a casual mix and mingle. Fine wines and unique beers, supplied by Lake Beverage, will be served in a limited edition McQuaid Jesuit glass, along with hors d’oeuvres, coffee and desserts.
The cost is $15 per person. Register here to attend this fun event - click here
Volunteer your time or provide a delicious hors d’oeuvres or dessert - click here
The Principal’s Office/PA Speaker Series: Phyllis Fagell - Monday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m.
The Education Committee is pleased to welcome the first of four speakers in the Principal's Office/PA speaker series on Monday, October 16 at 7 pm in the auditorium. There will be a pre-talk reception at 6:15 pm. Phyllis Fagell, school counselor at Sheridan School in Washington D.C. and a contributor to The Washington Post’s “On Parenting” newsletter, will present “Staying Connected: Helping Your Kids Make Smart, Ethical Decisions.” This event is open to the public, so please spread the word to fellow parents and guardians!
First Annual Fall Fashion Show - Fit, Fabulous and Formal - Sunday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Shadow Lake Golf and Racquet Club
The PA is hosting its first annual fashion show. This “new to McQuaid” social event is designed to bring current McQuaid Jesuit moms and alumni moms together in a fun fall setting. Join us for a wonderful Sunday afternoon filled with Rochester fashions. Please check the PA website for registration details.
Open House for Prospective Students and their Families – Thursday, November 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Open House at McQuaid Jesuit provides a welcoming and informative evening for prospective students and their parents to gain a better understanding of what it means to "Become a Man for and with Others". At this event, current McQ parents are available to answer questions and provide assistance for those who may be contemplating sending their sons to the school. We welcome you to volunteer to help with this initiative to promote the great things that McQuaid has to offer - click here
SAVE THE DATE: Barnes & Noble Book Fair - Sunday, November 26
The PA’s annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair fundraiser is the perfect time to accomplish Christmas and holiday shopping while enjoying music provided by our own music department and students.
Box Tops 4 Education
Please continue clipping your Box Tops (located on many cereals, snacks, and household goods). McQuaid Jesuit will be participating in the Boxtops 4 Education program this school year. The middle school class officers will be leading the project, assisted by Kari DePalma '22. More details to follow.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Calling All Bakers
Delicious baked goods are needed for receptions associated with several events. Bakers are needed to provide up to two dozen treats from time-to-time. Please consider becoming a member of our “treats team” - click here
Social and Hospitality Events
The PA supports several McQuaid traditions throughout the year with hospitality receptions and hosts social events. Please help us to continue to support these wonderful traditions for our students and their families by contributing your time as a host -- click here
Mothers for Others
For those of you who are new to McQuaid, Mothers for Others is a great way to give back to our local community while meeting and developing friendships with other McQuaid moms!
Upcoming Mothers for Others' events:
• "Coffee with a Cause" will be a Mom's brunch at Coffee Connection, where we will gather to meet McQ moms and hear the stories of women who run this local coffee shop and how it has impacted their lives.
• SAVE your used backpacks and extra school supplies for a special gift event for CASA/Supporting Abused Children.
• We also have new relationships this year with Hillside Children's Center and 13thirty Cancer Connect (Supporting Mothers with teens who are battling cancer).
Watch for upcoming emails and check out all of our events at https://mothers4others.wordpress.com. We hope you join us!!!
The Service Committee
The Service Committee and Mothers for Others has an exciting new development! In the spirit of fostering healthy relationships between young men and women, we are partnering with Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women to organize events that serve the local community. Our tagline is "Mercy and McQuaid: Sisters and Brothers in Service of Others." These events will give the boys a way to socialize without pressure, and provide them with service hours. We are hopeful this will be a win-win all around!
Our first co-ed service project will be held at the Oatka Cemetery on Oct. 1st, where we will clean and landscape the graves of our community's indigent and forgotten. We will begin the event with a short prayer service and a potluck brunch. All members of our McQuaid and Mercy families are welcome, more details will follow in a separate email.
We also have a new collaboration with House of Mercy! Along with the students from Our Lady of Mercy, we will be volunteering at a monthly Sunday Mass. This will be followed by serving a meal to those in attendance, along with many other on-site service opportunities.
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