2019-20 Parents’ Association Newsletters

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. IV; Issue I
August 2019

As we approach the final weeks of August, filled with school shopping and preparations, it’s also time to welcome you to our Parents’ Association Newsletter. Start planning for the new school year by updating your calendars and attend an upcoming event!  

 

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

 

McQ Garment Sale – Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. –  2 p.m. and Sunday, August 25 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.
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 “store” will be located in front of the McQ Bookstore, and will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. –  2 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 – 3:30 p.m., while supplies last. All items will sell for a nominal amount. Please note: cash or check only. Thank you.

 

Welcome Liturgy and Pizza Dinner – Sunday, September 8 at 5 p.m.
Start the new school year off with faith, family, and food! Please join us for our annual McQuaid Outdoor Liturgy and 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.
Welcome to the new families and welcome back to all of the returning families to McQuaid! 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 this 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 – 10 p.m.   
The Parents’ Association is hosting a Wine and Beer Social featuring wine and beer from Lake Beverage – the 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 how to register for it. 

 

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.   

 

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

 

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 also 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 to help your community and earn service hours. Information about specific events can be found at the Mothers for Others website by clicking here

 

GOOD NEWS:

 

2019-2020 Parents’ Association Executive Committee Members
Our PA Executive Committee members for the upcoming school year are:

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 ‘21, Co-Treasurer

Doug Jeff, P ’24, Co-Treasurer

Nicole D’Anna, P ’24, Secretary

Members of the Executive Committee will be at the new parent orientation sessions on August 27 and 28.  They will be available to answer questions or just stop by their table to meet them. 

 

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2019-2020
All parents/guardians of McQuaid students are part of the McQuaid Parent Association, so WELCOME! Our PA Executive Committee has been busy planning for the upcoming 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 pa@mcquaid.org.

 

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 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. We appreciate it!

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. IV; Issue II
September 2019

Welcome back to school and a special welcome to all of our new McQuaid family members! Please take a moment to check out the fun events planned for fall and consider getting involved in the McQ community by volunteering or attending an upcoming event.

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

Welcome Liturgy and Pizza Dinner – Sunday, September 8 at 5 p.m.
Start the new school year off with faith, family, and food! Please join us for our annual McQuaid Outdoor Liturgy and 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).  To bring a salad or dessert to share, please click here. Pizza and water will be provided.

PA Welcome Back Meeting/Social – Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Welcome to the new families and welcome back to all of the returning families to McQuaid! 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 this 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 – 10 p.m.   
The Parents’ Association is hosting a Wine and Beer Social featuring wine and beer from Lake Beverage – the 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! To volunteer your time or help provide an appetizer or dessert for the event, click here.

Save the date: Annual McQuaid Fashion Show – Sunday, October 27 
Don’t miss our McQuaid models, as students and family members show off the latest fashions while you enjoy a lovely lunch. Mark your calendars for the annual McQ Fashion Show and look for ticket information coming soon. 

Save the date: Barnes & Noble Book Fair – Sunday, November 24 
Get a head start on your holiday gift shopping and help the McQuaid Parents’ Association by participating in the annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair.  A portion of the sales from McQuaid shoppers will be given to the PA to help fund future events. More details to come.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Calling All Bakers!
Do you love to bake? If so, please share your talent and add your name to the list of McQuaid bakers. The Parents’ Association sponsors numerous events throughout the academic year and baked/donated goods are always needed and appreciated. When events are low on volunteers, this list can be used to notify our bakers that their support is needed. No minimum commitment is necessary and store bought treats are helpful if you find you don’t have time to bake. This is a great way to support the school community without having to be on hand for events. Your treats can typically be dropped off before the event. Please click here to become a member of our baking team. Thank you in advance for your support.

GOOD NEWS:

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2019-2020
All parents/guardians of McQuaid students are part of the McQuaid Parent Association, so WELCOME! Our PA Executive Committee has been busy planning for the upcoming 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 pa@mcquaid.org.

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 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. We appreciate it!

Box Tops 4 Education​​​​​​​
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McQuaid will no longer be participating in the Box Tops 4 Education program. Many thanks to all who contributed in the past.

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. IV; Issue III
October 2019

Just as the trees are beginning to be filled with a variety of colors, your McQ PA has a variety of events coming in October.  There is a social gathering, a fashion show, a speaker panel, and community volunteer opportunities. Hope to see you soon!

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

PA Wine & Beer Social – Saturday, October 5 from 7 – 10 p.m.,  Wegman Center Atrium 
The Parents’ Association is hosting a Wine and Beer Social featuring wine and beer from Lake Beverage – the 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! Please register for the event by clicking here. To volunteer your time or help provide an appetizer or dessert for the event, click here.

Annual McQuaid Fashion Show – Sunday, October 27 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.,  Shadow Lake Golf and Racquet Club
Igniting Fashion! Please join us as the McQuaid Jesuit Parents’ Association lights up the runway for the 3rd Annual Fall Fashion Show. 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 the hottest trends in Rochester fashion today. 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.

Wait, 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 to purchase for everyone, so spread the word!

The Principal’s Office/Parents’ Association Speaker Series – Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m.,  McQuaid Auditorium
Please join us for the first Speaker Series of this 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
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 is held at the Pittsford Plaza Barnes & Noble location. Look for more details in the November newsletter.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Mothers for Others

  • Ronald McDonald House Breakfast – Sunday, October 27 from 7 – 9 a.m.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities works to help families find a close, comfortable, and affordable place to stay while their child receives the medical care they need. Volunteer your time and help serve breakfast to the residents at 333 Westmoreland Drive in Rochester. For more information click here.

  • St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen – Wednesday, November 6 from 9:30 a.m – 1:15 p.m.

Help prepare and serve a meal to those in need at the St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen on 681 Brown Street. 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 – 8 p.m

Mercy and Mcquaid students are needed to assist with bingo night at the House of Mercy, 285 Ormond Street. Please click here for more information.

  • Save the Date: Ice Skating Social – Sunday, December 1

Ice skating, hot chocolate, and fun await at the at Roc Holiday Village, the annual downtown holiday festival at 353 Court Street. Please bring 2 canned goods to donate to Cameron Community ministries. For more information, click here.

GOOD NEWS:

Welcome Liturgy and Pizza Dinner 
Thank you to Joanne and Dan (‘81) Geen (P ‘10, ’18, ‘21, ‘24) for coordinating a wonderful outdoor Liturgy held 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, will remain until October 18th. This includes a limited time special offer to 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 pa@mcquaid.org.

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 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!

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. IV; Issue IV
November 2019

Join in the spirit of thanksgiving by volunteering at one of our many events. You can also start your holiday shopping and support the Parents’ Association at the same time, by attending the Barnes & Noble Book Fair. Hope to see you in November!

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

Barnes & Noble Book Fair – Sunday, November 24 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Pittsford Plaza Barnes & Noble
The annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair fundraiser is the perfect place to shop for gifts while enjoying music provided by our own McQuaid music department and students. A portion of all the sales made by McQuaid shoppers will be given to the Parents’ Association to help fund future events, like the speaker series. The event will be held at the Pittsford Plaza Barnes & Noble location. Volunteers are needed to greet shoppers and gift-wrap purchases. Please click here to volunteer.

Save the date: Advent Liturgy & Reception for Class of 2020 –  Friday, December 20 from 8 – 11 a.m. 
The annual Advent Liturgy is a beautiful tradition and start of the holiday season. After the liturgy, a reception will be held in Keenan Hall for members of the Class of 2020 and their families.

Save the date: Mom Prom – Friday, January 10, 2020
The Mother-Son dance, also known as the Mom Prom, is a memorable evening of dinner and dancing for our McQuaid boys in grades 9-12 and their mothers or female role models. The event will be held at the Doubletree Inn on Jefferson Road in Henrietta. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details.

Save the date: Fathers & Sons Communion Breakfast – Sunday, January 26, 2020 
Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and male role models, make plans to attend this wonderful annual event. Join in a Holy Mass in the McQuaid chapel followed by breakfast and a guest speaker. The speaker this year is retired Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson. Chief Henderson will share his personal experience on how he modeled his public service based on the relationship he had with his father. Mark your calendars now and look for more details in next month’s newsletter.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Mothers for Others

  • St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen – Wednesday, November 6 from 9:30 a.m – 1:15 p.m.

Help prepare and serve a meal to those in need at the St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen on 681 Brown Street. 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 details and to volunteer.

  • Bethany House Holiday Spirit – Wednesday, December 4 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Help spread holiday cheer for the residents of Bethany House at 1111 Joseph Avenue in Rochester.  Bethany House provides shelter, sustenance, and advocacy for homeless women and children in our area. Please bring a Christmas decoration for the house and help wrap presents for the resident children. More information will be available soon on the MFO website.

Mercy & McQuaid (M&M) Service 

  • St. John’s Home Bingo – Saturday, November 23 from 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Student volunteers are needed to assist residents of the St. John’s Home in playing bingo. Celebrate the season of thanksgiving by sharing your time with seniors in our community. St. John’s Home is located at 150 Highland Avenue in Rochester. More information will be available soon on the MFO website.

  • Save the Date: Ice Skating Social – Sunday, December 8 from 4 – 6 p.m.

Ice skating, hot chocolate, and fun await at the at Roc Holiday Village, the annual downtown holiday festival at 353 Court Street. Please bring 2 canned goods to donate to Cameron Community Ministries. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

GOOD NEWS:

Parents’ Association Donates Microwaves 
The PA recently donated two microwaves that are being used in the cafeteria for students that bring their lunch to school. We were recently made aware that one of the microwaves was not working and some students were not able to finish their lunch on time. Thank you to everyone for supporting PA sponsored events throughout the year. As a result of that support we are able to pass the benefits on to our community and most importantly our children.

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 pa@mcquaid.org.

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 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!