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McQ Garment Sale – Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday, August 25 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in front of McQ Bookstore

Come one, come all to our annual Garment Sale!  Start your back-to-school shopping with our wide inventory of “gently used” apparel items which are appropriate for the McQ dress code.  The sale, held in front of the McQ Bookstore, will be open on Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. –  2 p.m. and on Sunday, August 25 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. while supplies last.  All items will be sold for a nominal amount.  Please note only cash or check payments will be accepted.

Welcome Liturgy and Pizza Dinner – Sunday, September 8 at 5 p.m. in Carriero Commons

Start the new school year off with faith, family, and food!  Please join us for our annual McQuaid Welcome Liturgy and Pizza Dinner.  We will begin with the celebration of an outdoor Mass in the Carriero Commons.  Afterwards, you are invited to the cafeteria for a pizza dinner. Rain or shine, we welcome all Knights and their families to start the new school year off on a great note!  Click here to register attendance for your family (total headcount) and to bring a salad or dessert to share!  Pizza and water will be provided.

PA Welcome Back Meeting & Social – Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Middle School Atrium

Welcome to the new families and welcome back to all of the returning families!  Our annual Parents’ Association Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Atrium.  This is a fantastic way to learn about the many PA events occurring during the upcoming school year.  There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved and it’s a great way to meet other parents/guardians.  We are an extremely active community and are always looking to meet more of you!  All parents and guardians are welcome!

PA Wine & Beer Social – Saturday, October 5 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. in Wegman Center Atrium

The Parents’ Association is hosting a Wine and Beer Social featuring wine and beer from Lake Beverage, sponsors of this fun event!  This is a great opportunity for parents/guardians to visit with each other in a casual mix and mingle atmosphere.  The event will be held in the Wegman Center Atrium.  The cost is $10 per person and includes beer and wine tastings, served in a commemorative McQuaid Jesuit wine glass, along with coffee and snacks.  New this year will be live music performed by our very own McQ students! Put this event on your calendar now and look for more details in September regarding event registration.

Save the Date: Annual McQuaid Fashion Show – Sunday, October 27 

Don’t miss our McQuaid students and family models as they show off the latest fashions while you enjoy a lovely lunch at our annual McQ Fashion Show.  Mark your calendars and look for more information in September.


Mothers for Others

Join past and present McQuaid moms in giving back to our local community through various service and volunteer opportunities throughout the school year.  This is  a great way to meet other McQuaid moms and develop new friendships.  For more information,

click here for the Mothers for Others website.

Mercy & McQuaid (M&M) Service

McQuaid and Mercy will be coordinating regular joint service opportunities during the school year.  These are great ways for students to help their community and earn service hours.  Information about specific events can be found at the Mothers for Others website by clicking here.


2019-2020 Parents’ Association Executive Committee Members

Elly Chiariello, P ’19, ‘22, Co-President

Laura Cullen, P ’21, Co-President

Cathy Tan, P ’19, ’21, Co-President

Maureen McRae, P ’20, Vice-President

Joe Eduardo, P ’89, ’02, ’21 Co-Treasurer

Doug Jeff, P ’24, Co-Treasurer

Nicole D’Anna, P ’24, ’24, Secretary

Members of the Executive Committee will be at the New Parent Orientation sessions on August 27 and 28 to answer questions and welcome new parents to McQuaid.

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2019-2020

All parents/guardians of McQuaid students are part of the McQuaid Parent Association.  The PA Executive Committee has been busy planning for the upcoming school year and invites you to become involved.  Share your time and talents by volunteering as little or as much as your schedule allows.  Check the “Parent” tab on the McQuaid website regularly for opportunities.  If you have any ideas on how we can better serve you, please contact us at

Help McQuaid When You Shop Amazon Smile

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  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.  Help support McQuaid each time you shop by setting up 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.  We appreciate it!​

Baking Volunteers

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.

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!