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National Honor Society Reception – Thursday, February 28, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The National Honor Society recognition ceremony is a celebration of the hard work and dedication of the new McQuaid NHS inductees. A reception following the ceremony is held outside the chapel. Volunteers are needed to provide finger desserts and drinks and to help during the event. Please click here to volunteer.

Mother/Son Retreat – Sunday, March 3, 4-6 p.m.
Moms and female role models, join your McQuaid student for a special opportunity for reflection. Using great moments, memories and experiences  from our lives, we will “journey down memory lane” to discover the moments where God was most present in the gift of the Mother-Son Relationship. Pizza will be served! Click here to register.

Middle School Mixer – Friday, March 8, 7-9 p.m.
Parents of  7th and 8th graders, let’s meet for a middle school mixer!  The event will coincide with the 7th and 8th Grade Activity Night that will be held at the same time. Drop off your middle schooler and head upstairs to the Middle School Atrium for an enjoyable social with food, beer, wine, soda, and fun! Please note 6th grade parents are invited to the mixer, but the Activity Night is for 7th and 8th graders only. Click here to register.  Volunteers are also needed to provide appetizers, finger-desserts, water and soda and to assist with the set-up and clean-up. For more details and to volunteer, click here.

Mother/Son Dance – Saturday, March 9
A highlight of the year for the moms of McQuaid high school students is the Mother/Son Dance, also known as the “Mom Prom.”  Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing with your mom or female role model at Mom Prom.  This year’s event will be held at the Doubletree Inn in Henrietta.  Click here to register.  If you are interesting in helping with the dance, or if you are a middle school parent and would like to assist with check in the night of the event, please contact Karen Brydges at

PA Speaker Series – Monday, March 18, 7 p.m.
Please join us for the second installment of this year’s Speaker Series, co -sponsored by the Principal’s office.  We are presenting a multidisciplinary panel and talk on the topic of substance use, particularly vaping.  This topic is affected our school and our PA community will be addressing its medical, psychological, and social effects, as well as ways to communicate proactively with our sons.  You won’t want to miss this extremely important event!  Stay tuned for more details.

BASH 2019 – March 23

BASH is still McQuaid’s most important fundraiser!  The money raised goes directly to the Annual Fund providing more than 260 students the opportunity to receive a McQuaid education and become  a Knight for Life! 

You can participate in any of the ways below:

Attend BASH: Click here to purchase your tickets!

Donate a Gift:  BASH relies on the generosity of our Alumni & Friends.  Items donated will be used in our Silent Auction.  You can also log onto our Amazon Wish List by clicking here.  Purchased items will be sent directly to McQuaid.

Become a Sponsor: Contact Heather Whiting at (585) 256-6151 or for more information.

Ignatian Yoga
Whether you are experienced or a novice, come share in a yoga class and exercise your mind, body, and spirit.  Mark your calendar and look for more details to come!


Mercy & McQuaid (M&M) Service:  St. John’s Home Bingo Helpers – Saturday, March 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
7th and 8th graders from Mercy and McQuaid are needed to assist residents at the St. John’s Home with playing bingo.  Please consider sharing your time and smile with some senior residents of our community.  To volunteer and for more information, click here.


Throughout the year, the McQuaid Parents’ Association provides baked goods for PA-sponsored events.  If you enjoy baking and would like to make treats for PA events, click here to be added to the baking team.


McQuaid Yearbook – The Accolade
The Accolade is a collection of everything McQuaid with pages devoted to activities, art, faculty, plays, students, sports, and more! The yearbook is currently available for $65 per book and will remain at this discounted price until February 22. After the discount expires, the price will be $70. All graduating seniors are provided a copy as part of their senior fees. Senior parents DO NOT need to purchase one unless they want an extra copy.  

Yearbook orders should be placed online directly with Jostens at the link below before the April 22 deadline. There is no guarantee there will be copies after the final ordering deadline, but you may check with the Bookstore a few days after Memorial Day to find out if there are extra copies available for purchase.  To order The Accolade through the Jostens website, click here.    

Community Bulletin Board
Is there an event happening in Rochester that would benefit our parent community? Is your place of worship offering a workshop that reflects our McQuaid values and mission? Is so, this is a perfect place to share the news! Please email the announcement and event details to to have it included on our Parents’ Community Bulletin Board!

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2019
All parents are part of the McQuaid Parent Association and you are invited and encouraged to become involved with whatever fits your schedule. Just check the “Parents” tab on the McQuaid website regularly for opportunities. If you have any ideas of how we can better serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us at