Dear Fellow Gonzaga Moms,
I hope that everyone enjoyed the long break and a joyous Easter! Eye Street is busy with lots of activities as Spring has finally arrived. We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday, April 6 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 Cydney Mulieri
will be our guest speaker from Campus Ministry
providing information about their Service and Retreat programs. She will be able to share a unique perspective from working in the Campus Ministry department and as a Gonzaga mom.
Also, please mark your calendars for our May 4, Joint Parents Meeting
with the GFC. We will begin the meeting with dinner at 6:30 pm
in the Arrupe Commons before moving into the Sheehy Theater. This is a special event where we will enjoy fellowship with moms and dads in the Gonzaga community and have a special speaker. This year, we are honored and thankful to have Magda and Pat Pettey
join us for a very meaningful talk about Forgiveness. This is an important topic anytime, but especially during this Holy Year of Mercy. We hope that you will be able to join us.
Thanks to everyone who has already signed up to donate delicious foods or to volunteer for the International Food Fair
on April 13
! It takes a lot of volunteers and even more food to feed all of our hungry teenage sons, so please see the information below to sign up to help.
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 27
, the Mother’s Day Flowers
distribution at the Unique Residential Care Center
on May 6
, the Faculty & Staff Summer Send Off Luncheon
on June 1
, the beautiful Baccalaureate Reception
on June 4
, and the welcoming New Mothers Luncheon
on June 8
. 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 is below.
We also have received a request for help from the GFC
for photos for a video for the Father-Son Mass & Breakfast
. What a great way to celebrate our Gonzaga guys in their Gonzaga gear! Please see information below for details.
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
. Kudos to Mia DeWitt
, our Membership Chair
, for her work to increase GMC membership this year!
Join me in thanking Sarah Feigherty
and Valarie Warburton
for providing refreshments for parents and to Beata Gierdalski
and Alison Quatrini
for arranging for and serving dinner to our teachers at Parent-Teacher Conferences
. Thank you also to Mary Plantamura
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 Yvonne Shincovich
and Kristin Yohannan
, 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 last week.
Many thanks to Hazel Lychak
and Sharon Persinski
, 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.
Thank you to Jennifer Tobey
and Stacia Todd
, 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. Special thanks to Jennifer for spending many hours and days over Spring Break to clear out clutter from the closets to ensure that we met Fire Code!
We are also grateful to Anne Barsanti Griffith
, GMC Family Support Chair
, for 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 Chair
, for her masterful communications with the monthly E-newsletters and frequent E-blasts to keep you informed about happenings on Eye Street!
Hope to see you on Wednesday,