Parents’ Association Newsletters
We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. With gratitude, the Parents’ Association would like to thank our McQuaid Strong community for its support of our school, of our children and our alumni during this challenging year. The calendar may look void of events, but our Association is working to keep our community connected and will look forward to more events in the new year. Our best wishes to you and your families as you close out this year.
All parents and guardians are part of this group and we would like to welcome you once again and encourage you to get involved. Keep up-to-date and informed by visiting our website here.
SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY BY SHOPPING
Please consider shopping at AmazonSmile to support McQuaid
How can online shopping with Amazon help McQuaid? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and services you know from Amazon.com. The difference is when you shop at AmazonSmile a percentage of the price of your eligible purchases is donated to the charitable organization of your choice. So help support McQuaid each time you shop by setting up smile.amazon.com as your Amazon home page. To designate “McQuaid Jesuit” as your charitable organization, login with your regular Amazon user id and password, click on “Accounts and Lists”, “Your Account”, and under “Other Programs” you will find “Change your Amazon Smile Charity”. Thanks for making this extra effort to support McQuaid!
Shop Local Businesses with McQuaid connections
We know that alumni and current families own businesses that are open during this difficult time and we would like to do what we can to support them. Please consider adding them to your list of places to shop and visit in the upcoming months. A list of the business can be found here.
A CALL TO ACTION:
Attention Photographers – a call for pictures!
The Accolade staff encourages everyone in our community to submit photographs for possible publication in our yearbook. If you have a good shot, consider sharing it with everyone by using this link. Our student editors and moderators thank you in advance.
The Great Ignatian Challenge
Thank you to all who donated to the challenge! McQuaid proudly raised 8,500 pounds in donations to serve our local community food needs during this holiday season. All items donated will go to serve families who have food insecurity concerns – what a way to support those in need. Great job McQuaid community!
Clothes Donated to Saint’s Place
The Parents’ Association is very appreciative of all the donations of gently used clothing to My Brother’s Closet. Run by the PA, My Brother’s Closet is the place where we house gently used clothing donations that could be used for dress code, such as shirts, pants, suit coats, etc., and is made available to any student who may not be able to afford dress code clothing. Due to so many donations this year, the PA was able to make a clothing donation to Saint’s Place, and show how McQuaid is continuing to Be A Light in our community.
Community Bulletin Board
Is there an event happening in our area that would benefit our parent community? Is your place of worship offering a workshop that reflects our McQuaid values and mission? If so, this is a perfect place to share the news! Please email the announcement and event details to firstname.lastname@example.org to have it included on our McQuaid web site under the Parents’ Community Bulletin Board.
Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2020-2021
All parents/guardians of McQuaid students are part of the McQuaid Parents’ Association. Our PA Executive Committee has been busy planning for the school year and you are invited to become involved. Share your time and talents by volunteering as little or as much fits your schedule. Check the “Parent” tab on the McQuaid website regularly for opportunities. If you have any ideas of how we can better serve you, please contact us at email@example.com.