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Annual McQuaid Fashion Show – Sunday, October 27 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  at Shadow Lake Golf and Racquet Club
Please join us as the McQuaid Jesuit Parents’ Association lights up the runway for the 3rd Annual Fall Fashion Show, IgKnighting Fashion. The luncheon event and show will be held at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club. Igniting the McQ catwalk will be teachers, parents, and students (past and present), all modeling today’s hottest Rochester fashion trends. Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to support our school community. Tickets for this “almost-Milan” event are $35, including lunch. To register, please click here.

Unable to make it on Sunday, October 27th? Do not fret, you can still participate! Just click here to purchase raffle tickets for these sizzling fun prizes:

  • 2 BASH tickets
  • 1 three-month fully paid membership to the new Schottland YMCA
  • 1 Lululemon prize, including $100 in merchandise

Raffle tickets are available for everyone to purchase, so spread the word!

The Principal’s Office/Parents’ Association Speaker Series – Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. in McQuaid Auditorium
Please join us for the first Speaker Series event of the school year. In collaboration with the Principal’s Office, the PA is sponsoring a talk entitled, “An Anxious Time:  A Discussion Regarding Teen Mental Health.” Our children, more than ever, are undergoing stresses at school and at home. Social media influences and exposure to substance use are only contributing to this stress, which may manifest as anxiety and/or depression. How can we recognize these changes if they occur, and more importantly, work with our children in a loving and supportive manner? The talk and accompanying panel discussion will feature faculty members from the Adolescent Health Division at the University of Rochester Medical Center and members from the McQuaid Counseling Office. Please join us in the Auditorium on Tuesday, October 29 for this valuable Speaker Series event.

Save the Date:  Barnes & Noble Book Fair – Sunday, November 24 at Barnes & Noble, Pittsford Plaza
The annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair fundraiser is the perfect time to get started on your holiday shopping. A portion of the sales from McQuaid shoppers will be given to the McQuaid Parents’ Association to help fund future events, like this month’s speaker series. The event will be held at the Pittsford Plaza Barnes & Noble. Look for more details in the November newsletter.


Mothers for Others

Ronald McDonald House Breakfast – Sunday, October 27 from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. at 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester
Ronald McDonald House Charities works to help families find a close, comfortable, and affordable place to stay while children receive the medical care they need. Volunteer your time and help serve breakfast to the residents. For more information click here.

St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen – Wednesday, November 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. at 681 Brown Street, Rochester
Help prepare and serve a meal to those in need at St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen. St. Peter’s has been serving the Rochester community for over thirty years by welcoming all in need, treating everyone with love, and striving to eradicate hunger in downtown Rochester. Click here for more information.

Mercy & McQuaid (M&M) Service 

House of Mercy Resident Bingo – Friday, October 25 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 285 Ormond Street, Rochester
Mercy and McQuaid students are needed to assist with bingo night at the House of Mercy. Please click here for more information.

Save the Date:  Ice Skating Social – Sunday, December 1 at 353 Court Street, Rochester
Ice skating, hot chocolate, and fun await at Roc Holiday Village, the annual downtown holiday festival. Please bring two canned goods to donate to Cameron Community Ministries. For more information, click here.


Welcome Liturgy and Pizza Dinner
Thank you to Joanne and Dan (‘81) Geen (P ‘10, ’18, ‘21, ‘24) for coordinating a wonderful outdoor Liturgy on Sunday, September 8th. The evening Mass and picnic were lovely ways to celebrate blessings and wishes for the start of a great new school year. Click here for pictures from the event.

McQuaid Yearbook – The Accolade
The Accolade is a collection of everything McQuaid with pages devoted to activities, art, faculty, plays, students, sports, and more! It may seem a bit early, but the yearbook can be ordered now at the lowest price of the year–$55.  That discounted price, which saves you ten dollars, is available until October 18th. This includes a limited time special offer to select free icons for personalizing your yearbook cover. Please note, all graduating seniors are provided with a yearbook as part of their senior fees. Senior parents DO NOT need to purchase one unless they want an extra copy.  

To take advantage of this low price, order your Accolade yearbook online now directly through Jostens by clicking here.

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2019-2020
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

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

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. So 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!

Sale Alert
Brooks Brothers, in the Eastview Mall, offers a year round 15% discount to all McQuaid families.

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!