Dear fellow Gonzaga Moms,
Unbelievably, we have reached the last month of the school year, and are busy planning the GMCâ€™s year-end activities. Itâ€™s so easy and so much fun to volunteer at one of these events. Please contact one of the chairs to help at the Baccalaureate reception (5/30), and use the SignUp genius to help at the New Mothersâ€™ Luncheon (6/3). An e-blast will be sent out this week with a SignUp Genius for the Summer Send-Off Lunch (5/27)
Thanks to everyone who joined team Eagles for Hope in the Race for Hope and all who showed their support for sophomore Eagle, Jack Guarino and his family. What a wonderful show of love and support from the entire Gonzaga community, including so many others who were not able to go, and were there in spirit.
We hope you will join us this Wednesday evening, May 6, for the GMC-GFC Joint Meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Upper Commons. Please bring any donations for the Washington School for Girls, such as small items for 4th-8th grade girls for their gift closet. Father Planning will give his traditional remarks updating everyone on Eye Street happenings, and Michele Booth Cole, JD, Executive Director of Safe Shores, will be our guest speaker. Safe Shores is a DC Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center and a Gonzaga neighbor. Enjoy an inspiring talk and fellowship with other Gonzaga mothers and fathers. A light dinner and dessert, provided by the GFC, will be served.
Donâ€™t forget to send in flowers on Friday, May 8, for the Motherâ€™s Day Flowers event. Students will deliver bouquets to the residents of JB Johnson Nursing Home adjacent to Gonzaga.
Please join me in thanking Erin Donovan and Suzanne Dowd, co-chairs of the most wonderful International Food Fair ever! The event raised $6,515 which will help defray costs for student exchanges and international study trips sponsored by the Modern Languages Department. Our sons enjoyed a beautiful day, lively music and delicious food from around the worldâ€¦it was truly the â€œbest day on Eye Street!â€
Thanks to McKenna chairs, Kathy Hofer, Joanna Hoffschneider, Susan Kiley and Ann Ourand for chairing last weekâ€™s bake sale, which raised $705 for the McKenna Center. Thank you to everyone who sent in treats for the bake sale.
Last Friday the faculty and staff were treated to another hot breakfast hosted by our Faculty Treats team. Thank you to Hazel Lychak and Sharon Persinski for organizing these breakfasts this year and to the wonderful group of Moms that got up so early to prepare and serve the meal.
There will be lots of activity on Eye Street this month! We look forward to seeing you at our meeting Wednesday night and on Eye Street before the year ends!
Rose Cameron, GMC President 2014-2015