2017-18 Parents’ Association Newsletters

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. II; Issue I
July 2017


The lazy days of summer are here, but don’t let that stop you from collecting Box Tops this summer!

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

McQ Garment Sale – Saturday, August 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come to this annual sale and suit your son for the entire year for a nominal cost or small donation. The Garment Sale will be located outside of the doors to the McQuaid bookstore. Browse through the gently used (and some brand new!) clothing, including sport coats, pants, shirts and ties, and more. Shop for clothes and then visit the Bookstore to buy books for the year. Please, cash or check only! We look forward to seeing you there!

Outdoor Mass and Potluck Dinner – Sunday, August 27 at 5 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket to McQuaid to enjoy a wonderfully welcoming Mass to chime in our new academic year. After Mass, we will enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers, along with delicious side dishes to accompany them. Watch for a SignUp Genius request for the side dishes on the Parent’s tab on the website in the coming weeks. A.M.D.G.!

Box Tops 4 Education
Please begin clipping your Box Tops (located on many cereals, snacks, and household goods) this summer. McQuaid Jesuit will be participating in the Boxtops 4 Education program this upcoming school year. The middle school class officers will be leading the project, assisted by Kari DePalma ’22. More details to follow.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Events & Hospitality Committe:
Look to the August PA newsletter to learn how you might consider to host or contribute to our traditional hospitality and social events. Here is a list of what we have to look forward to:

Freshman Commissioning: September 6, 2017
Wine and Beer Tasting: October 14, 2017
Fall Open House: November 2, 2017
Fashion Show: November 5, 2017
Advent Liturgy: December 21, 2017
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day: TBD
Prospective Family Basketball Game: TBD
National Honor Society Reception: March 1, 2018
Middle School Parent Mixer: TBD
Mom Prom: April 13, 2018
Spring Open House: April 19, 2018
Administrative Professionals Day: April 25, 2018
Entrance Exam Medal & Pin Ceremony: May 15, 2018
Junior Class Mass & Ring Ceremony: May 17, 2018
Baccalaureate Mass: June 3, 2018
8th Grade Promotion: June 14, 2018

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2017-2018
The PA Executive Committee and Committee Chairs are already busy planning for next year. If you would like to get involved, check the August Newsletter for opportunities to become a part of the McQuaid PA! Also, if you have any ideas of how we can better serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us at pa@mcquaid.org.

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. II; Issue II
August 2017


“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” – William Shakespeare

It won’t be long before our boys will be digging ties from the recesses of their closets in preparation for another great year of learning at McQuaid. Need to do back-to-school shopping? Be sure to stop by the Annual McQ Garment Sale!

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

Annual McQ Garment Sale – Saturday, August 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come one, come all! Stop by McQ on Saturday, August 26 to start your back-to-school shopping! We have a wide inventory of “gently used” apparel items to help your son transition out of his summer informal wear to his fast approaching dress code clothing for the school year. The “store”, located in front of the McQ Bookstore, will be open from 10 a.m. – to 2 p.m. and items will sell for a nominal amount or donation. Please, cash or check only.

Outdoor Welcome Liturgy and Potluck Dinner – Sunday, August 27 at 5 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair, or both and welcome the new school year with faith, family and food! Please join us for the third annual McQuaid Outdoor Welcome Liturgy and Potluck Dinner. Mass will be celebrated on the Field House lawn (weather cooperation is mandatory), followed by a delicious potluck dinner.

Registration for attendance is online as follows – click here

Volunteer to bring a dish to pass – click here

Freshman Commissioning Reception – Wednesday, September 6 at 6 p.m.
The Parents’ Association will welcome incoming high school freshmen and their parents at a dessert reception on September 6 from 6 – 7 p.m. in Keenan Hall, prior to the Freshman Commissioning ceremony.

Volunteer your time or to provide a delicious finger-dessert – click here

Wine and Beer Tasting – Saturday, October 14 at 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Parents’ Association is hosting a Wine and Beer Tasting get-together. This is a great opportunity for parents to visit with each other in a casual mix and mingle. Fine wines and unique beers, supplied by Lake Beverage, will be served in a limited edition McQuaid Jesuit glass, along with hors d’oeuvres, coffee and desserts. The cost is $15 per person, and look for registration details, coming in September.

Volunteer your time or provide a delicious hors d’oeuvres or dessert – click here

SAVE THE DATE: PA Welcome Back Meeting/Social Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
The Parents’ Association at McQuaid is an active and fun group…it includes YOU! Come out and meet fellow parents – all are welcome! We will share with you the highlights for the upcoming school year and enjoy refreshments and dessert.

SAVE THE DATE: Fall Coffee House: Friday, October 13 at 5 p.m.
Join us for the Fall Coffee House on Friday, October 13 at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive, Henrietta. The event starts at 5 p.m., and the full menu will be available for purchase. Look for more exciting updates to come regarding this event in the September Newsletter.

SAVE THE DATE: 2017-2018 PA Parent Speaker Series – Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m.
The Education Committee is pleased to welcome four speakers for the 2017-8 PA Parent speaker series. The first one takes place on Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Phyllis Fagell, school counselor at Sheridan School in Washington and a contributor to The Washington Post’s “On Parenting” newsletter, will share strategies for parents to connect with their teenage sons.

Box Tops 4 Education
Please continue clipping your Box Tops (located on many cereals, snacks, and household goods) this summer. McQuaid Jesuit will be participating in the Boxtops 4 Education program this upcoming school year. The middle school class officers will be leading the project, assisted by Kari DePalma, ’22. More details to follow.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Social and Hospitality Events
The PA supports several McQuaid traditions throughout the year with hospitality receptions and hosts social events. Please help us to continue to support these wonderful traditions for our students and their families by contributing your time as a host, a volunteer, or by providing treats or other necessities – click here

PA Website Coordinator
The communications committee is seeking a detail oriented individual to manage information on the PA portion of the McQuaid website. This involves reviewing information on the PA website for accuracy and working with McQuaid’s Director of Communications to make updates and changes to the site. No experience creating or editing websites is necessary. If interested – click here

GOOD NEWS:

Service Committee
The Service Committee is happy to announce that Alicia Smith will be joining Connie DiFelice as co-chair of Mothers for Others. We have been quite busy making plans for a multitude of new service projects for both parents and boys and will be sending out calls for volunteers for our fall events in the September newsletter.

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2017-2018
The PA Executive Committee and Committee Chairs are already busy planning for the upcoming school year. If you would like to get involved, check the Parent Tab on the McQuaid website regularly for opportunities to become a part of the McQuaid PA! Also, if you have any ideas of how we can better serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us at pa@mcquaid.org.

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. II; Issue III
September 2017


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 social events we have planned for fall. There are also several opportunities for parents to get involved in the McQ community as a volunteer. The PA website has more detailed information about our events as well as resources for parents.

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

PA Welcome Back Meeting/Social Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
The Parents’ Association at McQuaid is an active and fun group…it includes YOU! Come out and meet fellow parents – all are welcome! We will share with you the highlights for the upcoming school year and enjoy refreshments and dessert.

Fall Coffee House: Friday, October 13 at 5:00 p.m.
The Co-ed Events Committee is pleased to be a part of promoting the McQuaid Fall Coffeehouse: A Night at Lovin’ Cup on October 13th, 5:00-7:30 pm. Lovin’ Cup is located 300 Park Point Drive, Henrietta. The Lovin’ Cup food and coffee menu will be available for purchase. Seating is limited so plan to arrive early, or call the Lovin’ Cup to make a reservation. Donations will be accepted at the door. Students interested in auditioning should email BASHcoffeehouse@gmail.com or Twitter @BASHcoffeehouse for the link to the sign-up sheet.

Wine and Beer Tasting – Saturday, October 14 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Parents’ Association is hosting a Wine and Beer Tasting get-together. This is a great opportunity for parents to visit with each other in a casual mix and mingle. Fine wines and unique beers, supplied by Lake Beverage, will be served in a limited edition McQuaid Jesuit glass, along with hors d’oeuvres, coffee and desserts.

The cost is $15 per person. Register here to attend this fun event – click here

Volunteer your time or provide a delicious hors d’oeuvres or dessert – click here

The Principal’s Office/PA Speaker Series: Phyllis Fagell – Monday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m.
The Education Committee is pleased to welcome the first of four speakers in the Principal’s Office/PA speaker series on Monday, October 16 at 7 pm in the auditorium. There will be a pre-talk reception at 6:15 pm. Phyllis Fagell, school counselor at Sheridan School in Washington D.C. and a contributor to The Washington Post’s “On Parenting” newsletter, will present “Staying Connected: Helping Your Kids Make Smart, Ethical Decisions.” This event is open to the public, so please spread the word to fellow parents and guardians!

First Annual Fall Fashion Show – Fit, Fabulous and Formal – Sunday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Shadow Lake Golf and Racquet Club
The PA is hosting its first annual fashion show. This “new to McQuaid” social event is designed to bring current McQuaid Jesuit moms and alumni moms together in a fun fall setting. Join us for a wonderful Sunday afternoon filled with Rochester fashions. Please check the PA website for registration details.

Open House for Prospective Students and their Families – Thursday, November 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Open House at McQuaid Jesuit provides a welcoming and informative evening for prospective students and their parents to gain a better understanding of what it means to “Become a Man for and with Others”. At this event, current McQ parents are available to answer questions and provide assistance for those who may be contemplating sending their sons to the school. We welcome you to volunteer to help with this initiative to promote the great things that McQuaid has to offer – click here

SAVE THE DATE: Barnes & Noble Book Fair – Sunday, November 26
The PA’s annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair fundraiser is the perfect time to accomplish Christmas and holiday shopping while enjoying music provided by our own music department and students.

Box Tops 4 Education
Please continue clipping your Box Tops (located on many cereals, snacks, and household goods). McQuaid Jesuit will be participating in the Boxtops 4 Education program this school year. The middle school class officers will be leading the project, assisted by Kari DePalma ’22. More details to follow.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Calling All Bakers
Delicious baked goods are needed for receptions associated with several events. Bakers are needed to provide up to two dozen treats from time-to-time. Please consider becoming a member of our “treats team” – click here

Social and Hospitality Events
The PA supports several McQuaid traditions throughout the year with hospitality receptions and hosts social events. Please help us to continue to support these wonderful traditions for our students and their families by contributing your time as a host — click here

Mothers for Others
For those of you who are new to McQuaid, Mothers for Others is a great way to give back to our local community while meeting and developing friendships with other McQuaid moms!

Upcoming Mothers for Others’ events:

• “Coffee with a Cause” will be a Mom’s brunch at Coffee Connection, where we will gather to meet McQ moms and hear the stories of women who run this local coffee shop and how it has impacted their lives.
• SAVE your used backpacks and extra school supplies for a special gift event for CASA/Supporting Abused Children.
• We also have new relationships this year with Hillside Children’s Center and 13thirty Cancer Connect (Supporting Mothers with teens who are battling cancer).

Watch for upcoming emails and check out all of our events at https://mothers4others.wordpress.com. We hope you join us!!!

GOOD NEWS:

The Service Committee
The Service Committee and Mothers for Others has an exciting new development! In the spirit of fostering healthy relationships between young men and women, we are partnering with Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women to organize events that serve the local community. Our tagline is “Mercy and McQuaid: Sisters and Brothers in Service of Others.” These events will give the boys a way to socialize without pressure, and provide them with service hours. We are hopeful this will be a win-win all around!

Our first co-ed service project will be held at the Oatka Cemetery on Oct. 1st, where we will clean and landscape the graves of our community’s indigent and forgotten. We will begin the event with a short prayer service and a potluck brunch. All members of our McQuaid and Mercy families are welcome, more details will follow in a separate email.

We also have a new collaboration with House of Mercy! Along with the students from Our Lady of Mercy, we will be volunteering at a monthly Sunday Mass. This will be followed by serving a meal to those in attendance, along with many other on-site service opportunities.

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2017-2018
The PA Executive Committee and Committee Chairs have been busy planning for the new school year. If you would like to get involved, check the Parent Tab on the McQuaid website regularly for opportunities to become a part of the McQuaid PA! Also, if you have any ideas of how we can better serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us at pa@mcquaid.org.

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. II; Issue IV
October 2017


Are you into coffee, fashion, books, baby clothes, or baking? With a variety of fun social events and plenty of volunteer opportunities, we have something for everyone!

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

Wine & Beer – Parents Social – Saturday, October 14 at 7 p.m. in Keenan Hall
Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow McQuaid parents, a glass of wine and a bite to eat at this fun and welcoming PA event. All are welcome!

The Principal’s Office/PA Speaker Series: Phyllis Fagell – Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m.
The Education Committee is pleased to welcome the first of four speakers in the Principal’s Office/PA speaker series on Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. There will be a pre-talk reception at 6:15 p.m. Phyllis Fagell, school counselor at Sheridan School in Washington D.C. and a contributor to The Washington Post’s “On Parenting” column, will present “Staying Connected: Helping Your Kids Make Smart, Ethical Decisions.” This event is open to the public, so please spread the word to fellow parents and guardians!

Mothers for Others: Coffee with a Cause – Monday, October 23
Come socialize with McQ moms at Coffee Connection. Shop, enjoy coffee and delicious quiche, and hear how this local organization and their idea of “coffee with a cause” has transformed the lives of women struggling with substance abuse. See the Mothers for Others website for more information: https://mothers4others.wordpress.com/coffee-with-a-cause-october-23/

First Annual Fall Fashion Show – Fit, Fabulous and Formal – Sunday, October 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Shadow Lake Golf and Racquet Club
The PA is hosting its first annual fashion show and it is sure to be a wonderful Sunday afternoon. This “new to McQuaid” social event is designed to bring current McQuaid Jesuit moms and alumni moms together in a fun fall setting. To join us, please register – click here

Open House for Prospective Students and their Families – Thursday, November 2 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Open House at McQuaid Jesuit provides a welcoming and informative evening for prospective students and their parents to gain a better understanding of what it means to become a “man for and with others.” At this event, current McQ parents are available to answer questions and provide assistance for those who may be contemplating sending their sons to the school. We welcome you to volunteer to help with this initiative to promote the great things that McQuaid has to offer – click here

Barnes & Noble Book Fair – Sunday, November 26
The PA’s annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair in Pittsford fundraiser is the perfect time to accomplish Christmas and holiday shopping while enjoying music provided by our own music department and students. A portion of all sales made that day by McQuaid supporters will be given to the McQuaid Parents’ Association and allocated to the PA Speaker Series. We are currently seeking volunteers to help greet and gift wrap – click here

Box Tops 4 Education
Please continue clipping your Box Tops (located on many cereals, snacks, and household goods). McQuaid Jesuit will be participating in the Box Tops 4 Education program this school year. The middle school class officers and their moderator, Ms. Suter, will be leading the project, assisted by Kari DePalma ’22. More details to follow.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

M&M Service
McQuaid and Mercy will be coordinating regular joint service projects throughout the year. The Juniors from both Mercy and McQuaid will attend Mass at House of Mercy in November, and then stay to serve dinner to as many as 200 people. The exact date and sign up will be coming soon. Information about this and other M&M events can be found at https://mothers4others.wordpress.com/m-m-service/

Mothers for Others
Please joins us for “Baby Show in a Bag” on November 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Women’s Care Center. We will be preparing layette sets for new moms that include clothing, blankets, PJ’s, wipes, washcloths, diapers and more.
Mothers for Others will soon hold our own PB&J Factory at Open Door Mission. Join MFO’s in making sandwiches that will help provide lunches for countless homeless people. Look for more details to come on our website: https://mothers4others.wordpress.com/

GOOD NEWS:

Service Committee
The Service Committee had a great success on October 1, when our new M&M Service group got together for prayer, brunch, and hard work caring for the graves of our community’s indigent. Boys from McQuaid and girls from Mercy, along with many family members, worked alongside one another pruning weeds and planting bulbs to beautify these plots in Oatka Cemetery. Thank you to all who participated, and to Principal Adam Baber and our new Campus Ministry associate, Patrick Flaherty, for modeling what it means to be “a man for others”! If you left a rake or hoe behind, please email Alisia Chase at achase@brockport.edu.

Buy a McQuaid Yearbook
The link to buy your McQuaid Jesuit 2017-2018 yearbook has been added to the “Useful Links” on the Parents Tab of the McQuaid website, or click here. Take advantage of special pricing until December 1, 2017. *SENIOR PARENTS – DO NOT BUY A YEARBOOK (unless you want 2 yearbooks) – SENIOR YEARBOOKS ARE INCLUDED IN THE SENIOR FEES!

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2017-2018
The PA Executive Committee and Committee Chairs have been busy planning for the new school year. If you would like to get involved, check the Parent Tab on the McQuaid website regularly for opportunities to become a part of the McQuaid PA! Also, if you have any ideas of how we can better serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us at pa@mcquaid.org.

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. II; Issue V
November 2017


To help you get into the spirit of giving, we have plenty of volunteer opportunities coming up in November and December. Want to get some holiday shopping done early? The Barnes & Noble Book Fair provides the perfect opportunity to buy gifts and support the Parents’ Association.

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

Barnes & Noble Book Fair – Sunday, November 26
The PA’s annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair in Pittsford fundraiser is the perfect time to accomplish Christmas and holiday shopping while enjoying music provided by our own music department and students. A portion of all sales made that day by McQuaid supporters will be given to the McQuaid Parents’ Association and allocated to the PA Speaker Series. We are currently seeking volunteers to help greet and gift wrap – click here

The Principal’s Office/PA Speaker Series: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio – Tuesday, December 5, 7 p.m. in the Auditorium
Dr. Robert Bonfiglio P ’08, ’12 is Vice President for Student and Campus Life at SUNY Geneseo. In a presentation of unique interest to parents of high school students, Dr. Bonfiglio will share his insights on student life at colleges and universities today, and how parents can support their sons and daughters as they navigate campus life.

Save the Date: Sport Coat Retirement Party – December 18-21 & January 2-5
Is it almost time to “retire” your son’s sport coat? Perhaps he has outgrown an older jacket or even replaced it with a new one? If that is your situation, we are holding a “Sport Coat Retirement Party” during the last week of school before Christmas Recess and the week after they return from break. Who knows? Maybe Santa will put a new sport coat under the Christmas tree this year. Stay tuned for additional details.

Advent Liturgy and Reception – Thursday, December 21 from 8:30 – 11 a.m.
The annual Advent Liturgy is a beautiful tradition on the morning prior to the Christmas holiday. Students and parents are welcome to attend this special liturgy. A reception is held in Keenan Hall for seniors and their families immediately following, and we welcome you to help by volunteering your time or by donating treats to share – click here

Save the Date: Father/Son Mass & Brunch – January 28
All McQuaid fathers and guardians are invited to attend our 3rd annual Father/Son Mass & Brunch on Sunday, January 28.

Box Tops 4 Education
Please continue clipping your Box Tops (located on many cereals, snacks, and household goods). McQuaid Jesuit will be participating in the Box Tops 4 Education program this school year. The middle school class officers and their moderator, Ms. Suter, will be leading the project, assisted by Kari DePalma. More details to follow.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Mothers for Others
PB & J Factory – Tuesday, December 5 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Open Door Mission
McQuaid moms will work as a team to create hundreds of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that the homeless can take with them on their daily journeys. To volunteer – click here

Special Santa @ Hillside – Monday, December 11 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Hillside Children’s Center
We will meet at Hillside Children’s Center as part of their annual Special Santa @ Hillside event. We will sort gifts and fill requested Christmas bags for children in need throughout Rochester. A number of us will be meeting for lunch after the event for food and holiday sisterhood. Be sure to RSVP so we can have a proper headcount – click here

M&M Service
Salvation Army/Bell Ringers – Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Eastview Mall
We need 56 boys and girls (28 from each school) to serve as Salvation Army/Bell Ringers at the Eastview Mall. Wear your McQ and Mercy spirit gear, your Reindeer Antlers and Christmas lights, feel free to bring a tambourine and bell to encourage people to fill the kettle! We also need chaperones. For sign-up and more info – click here

Middle Schoolers for Special Santa @ Hillside – December 5 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Hillside Children’s Center
M&M will be holding a special event for Mercy and McQuaid Middle Schoolers. We will need a total of 12 students (6 from each school) to help sort gifts and fill Christmas bags as part of Hillside Children’s Center Special Santa program! Chaperones are also needed for this event. For sign-up and more info – click here

Calling All Bakers
Delicious baked goods are needed for receptions associated with several events. Bakers are needed to provide up to two dozen treats from time-to-time. Please consider becoming a member of our “treats team” – click here

Social and Hospitality Events
The PA supports several McQuaid traditions throughout the year with hospitality receptions and hosts social events. Please help us to continue to support these wonderful traditions for our students and their families by contributing your time as a host – click here

GOOD NEWS:

M&M Service – On Sunday, October 15, more than two dozen McQuaid and Mercy seniors came together for mass, dinner and hard work with the House of Mercy team caring for the community’s homeless. McQuaid and Mercy students worked alongside one another helping to celebrate Mass, serve a Dinosaur-donated BBQ dinner to over 300 people, and sing and laugh with those at the House of Mercy. Thank you to all who participated, especially Father Reiser and Mr. Flaherty! Click on the link below for the joy-filled pictures: https://mothers4others.wordpress.com/featured-projects/. Don’t forget that each High School grade will have an opportunity to participate in these wonderful afternoons, so make sure to check the M&M site frequently.

Wine & Beer Parents Social – Many thanks to Judy Pribe, Renee Lalonde and Maureen McRae for hosting a fantastic event for the parents of McQuaid on Saturday, October 14! Everyone who attended thought the event was lovely. Click here  for the photo gallery.

Fabulous Fall Firsts for the PA

First Fall Coffee House was a HUGE success. McQuaid students, staff, administrators and alumni gave outstanding performances at the Lovin’ Cup on Friday, Oct. 13. Our performers played to a packed house! Thanks to all who came out to support our talented group. Thank you to Ms. Franca-Shelley and Adrien Labey-Stone for coordinating what we hope will be an annual event for McQuaid. Click here for the photo gallery.

First Speaker in our Principal’s Office/PA Parent Speaker Series, Phyllis Fagell visited McQuaid from Washington D.C. and gave an informative talk on Staying Connected with our teenage boys. Thanks to Cathy Buyer-Davis and Cathy Tan for making this first of four Speaker Events for McQuaid, fantastic.

First Annual McQuaid Fashion Show – Fit, Fabulous & Formal – Sunday October 29 – If you attended the first ever McQuaid Fashion Show, you already know how much fun and how phenomenal it was! The day was dreary but inside at Shadow Lake our Student, Faculty, Staff and Mom models were a true BRIGHT spot! A big THANK YOU to Suzanne Laese for chairing this fantastic event. The great spirit of our McQuaid community was felt by all who participated and attended. It was a very memorable day; click here to see the photo gallery.

Buy a McQuaid Yearbook
Hurry – Special pricing of the McQuaid yearbook is available until December 1, 2017. The link to buy your McQuaid Jesuit 2017-2018 yearbook has been added to the “Useful Links” on the Parents Tab of the McQuaid website, or click here. *SENIOR PARENTS – DO NOT BUY A YEARBOOK (unless you want 2 yearbooks) – SENIOR YEARBOOKS ARE INCLUDED IN THE SENIOR FEES!

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2017-2018
If you would like to get involved, check the Parent Tab on the McQuaid website regularly for opportunities to become a part of the McQuaid PA! Also, if you have any ideas of how we can better serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us at pa@mcquaid.org.

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. II; Issue VI
December 2017


On behalf of the Parents’ Association, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and all of the blessings of a Happy New Year!

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

Sport Coat Retirement Party – Dec. 18-21 & Jan. 2-5
Time to Retire? Well, maybe not you or your McQuaid son, but his sport coat might likely be ready for a long, long nap! Take this first ever opportunity to “retire” his gently used sport coat either the week before or the week directly after Christmas break. Simply clean, mend and hang the jacket. Then bring it to the main entrance at McQuaid where a coat rack will be awaiting its arrival!

Senior Parent Reception / Advent Liturgy – Thursday, Dec. 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Senior parents’ attendance at the Advent Liturgy is a beautiful tradition on the morning prior to the Christmas holidays. A reception is held in Keenan Hall for seniors and their families immediately following, and we welcome you to help by volunteering your time, or by donating treats to share – click here

Father/Son Mass & Brunch – Sunday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m.
All McQuaid fathers and those who serve our students as fathers are invited to attend our 3rd annual Father/Son Communion breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 9 a.m. at McQuaid. The morning will begin with Mass, and will follow with breakfast and a keynote address by Fr. Brian Cool, who serves as Director of the Catholic Newman Community at the University of Rochester. Fr. Cool engages students in faith and personal development programs, and leadership activities at the U of R. He will discuss “how to keep your faith in college.”

Tickets for the event are on sale now, and can be purchased through the McQuaid website – click here

Fathers, stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, sons, and brothers are all encouraged to attend this meaningful breakfast! If you know a McQuaid student who does not have a father or someone serving as his father, consider inviting him to attend with you!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon – Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Once a year, parents host a celebratory lunch for the teachers and staff as an expression of our gratitude. The annual Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 as part of their retreat day. There are a variety of opportunities to contribute to this joyful day with your time and talents, or by donating a gift card to be distributed to attendees – click here

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Mothers for Others
Save the Date: 13thirty Cancer Connect – Jan. 11 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Mothers for Others will be going to 13thirty Cancer Connect where we will be making care packages for mothers whose teenage children are undergoing treatment for cancer. You can learn more about this wonderful organization at www.13thirty.org. To sign up and learn more about this event – click here

M&M Sophomore Class Service: Sunday, January 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
M&M Service (Mercy and McQuaid Service: Sisters and Brothers in Service of Others) is enlisting members of the Sophomore class who want to serve a homecooked meal and celebrate mass with students from Mercy and the House of Mercy community. The Senior and Junior classes have already demonstrated what it means to be a “man for others” at their previous events; now it’s your turn. To sign up and learn more about this M&M event – click here

PA Newsletter Volunteer

The PA is seeking a volunteer to help put together the PA Newsletter each month. This position involves communicating with other PA members to gather information and word processing skills. If interested, please contact Kelly McCarthy at pa@mcquaid.org

Calling All Bakers
Delicious baked goods are needed for receptions associated with several events. Bakers are needed to provide up to two dozen treats from time-to-time. Please consider becoming a member of our “treats team” – click here

Social and Hospitality Events
The PA supports several McQuaid traditions throughout the year with hospitality receptions and hosts social events. Please help us to continue to support these wonderful traditions for our students and their families by contributing your time as a host – click here

GOOD NEWS:

Education Committee
We thank the McQuaid community for supporting the PA’s annual Barnes & Noble Bookfair this year by volunteering at the gift wrapping station, purchasing books or making donations. These funds went directly to our Speaker Series.

College Panel Discussion
The alumni and guidance offices are hosting a panel discussion on the college admissions process Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the Fr. Hogenkamp Auditorium. The panel will be made up of 2017 McQuaid graduates who will give their thoughts and insights into the college application process, how they chose the school they are at, and their first semester in college. They also will field questions from those in attendance. It is a great opportunity for you to learn tips on the college process from young men who just completed it. Each student on the panel will represent a different type of college/university – small school, state school, Jesuit school, local school, west coast school, etc.

‘Screenagers’ Film – Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy
Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women is thrilled to be hosting a private screening of the award-winning film, ‘Screenagers’ on Wednesday January 10 at 6:30 p.m. They have invited McQuaid Jesuit students, parents, faculty and staff to attend. For more details about the evening and the film please click here

McQ Swap & Shop
The McQ Swap & Shop is a place for McQuaid parents to share sports-related items wanted or items to sell or swap. The McQ Swap & Shop is accessed through Schoology. In Schoology, go to Groups at the top and choose Current Parents. Then click on the Resources link on the left side. The link to the McQ Swap & Shop is listed first.

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2017-2018
If you would like to get involved, check the Parent Tab on the McQuaid website regularly for opportunities to become a part of the McQuaid PA! Also, if you have any ideas of how we can better serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us at pa@mcquaid.org.

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. II; Issue VII
January 2018


Don’t let Jack Frost keep you from joining us for a winter of fun!

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

Father/Son Mass & Brunch – Sunday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m.
All McQuaid fathers and those who serve our students as fathers are invited to attend our 3rd annual Father/Son Communion breakfast Sunday, Jan. 28, at 9 a.m. at McQuaid. The morning will begin with Mass and will follow with breakfast and a keynote address by Fr. Brian Cool, who serves as Director of the Catholic Newman Community at the University of Rochester. He will discuss “how to keep your faith in college.” Tickets for the event are on sale now, and can be purchased through the McQuaid website – click here

Don’t Miss Event! The Principal’s Office/PA Speaker Series: Dr. Chris Pramuk – Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium
Dr. Chris Pramuk is an Associate Professor of Theology and Chair of Ignatian Thought at Regis University. Dr. Pramuk, the keynote speaker at last year’s Jesuit Schools Network Colloquium, will offer a reflective presentation entitled “The Listening Heart of Ignatian Spirituality.” The Parent Speaker series aims to have speakers address common issues involved in raising young men, and our community is especially excited to have this speaker incorporate a faith based approach.

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Friday, Feb. 16
Once a year, parents host a celebratory lunch for the teachers and staff as an expression of our gratitude. The annual Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon is scheduled Friday, Feb. 16, as part of their retreat day. There are a variety of opportunities to contribute to this joyful day with your time and talents, or by donating a gift card to be distributed to attendees – click here

National Honor Society Reception – Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. outside the Chapel
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. McQuaid parents are invited to provide finger-desserts and drinks and volunteer to celebrate with attending families. To volunteer – click here

Middle School Parent Mixer – Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Atrium
The Middle School Mixer is an evening event for Middle School McQuaid parents beginning at 7 p.m. on March 9 and coincides with the seventh and eighth grade activity night held at the same time. Drop-off the kids and head upstairs for an enjoyable social where wine, beer, food and fun will be served. Click here to register; it is $10 per person. In addition, we invite you to volunteer to provide appetizers, finger-desserts and/or assist with set-up, check-in and clean-up – click here

“Praying with the Passion of Jesus” Lenten Reflections – March 7, 14 & 21 from 8:10 – 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel
The “Praying with the Passion of Jesus” retreat will allow participants to enter into how Ignatius invited us to pray with the Passion of Jesus. Each gathering will include a prayer experience, reflection on that experience, an opportunity for sharing of graces and a handout for the week to guide one’s personal prayer.

Mother/Son Ignatian Reflection – Sunday, March 11 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel
This event will be guided by “Companions in a Mission of Reconciliation and Justice,” a recently released document which guides the mission focus for the Society of Jesus. This reflection will begin with an understanding of reconciliation (non-Sacramental) and justice as understood by the Jesuits. Time will be given to pray and reflect on reconciliation and justice in the dynamic relationship of mother and son.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

M&M Freshman Class Service: Sunday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Mercy and McQuaid Service is enlisting members of the freshman class who want to serve a home cooked meal and celebrate mass with students from Mercy and the House of Mercy community on Sunday, February 11 from 10 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. The upper classes have already demonstrated what it means to be a “man for others” at their previous events; now it’s your turn. To sign up and learn more about this M&M event – click here

PA Newsletter Volunteer
The PA is seeking a volunteer to help put together the PA Newsletter each month. This position involves communicating with other PA members to gather information and word processing skills. If interested, please contact Kelly McCarthy at pa@mcquaid.org.

GOOD NEWS:

Sport Coat Retirement
Thank you to all the parents and sons who retired their gently used sport coats. Your sports coats will be put to great use!

Volunteer of the Year
We are currently seeking nominations for Volunteer of the Year. Here’s your opportunity to recognize that person who always finds time to volunteer, to encourage others to join them, and seems to have endless fun and energy while doing it! To nominate someone – click here

McQ Swap & Shop
The McQ Swap & Shop is a place for McQuaid parents to share sports-related items wanted or items to sell or swap. The McQ Swap & Shop is accessed through Schoology. In Schoology, go to Groups at the top and choose Current Parents. Then click on the Resources link on the left side. The link to the McQ Swap & Shop is listed first.

McQuaid Parents’ Association
If you have any feedback regarding the newsletter or ideas of how we can better serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us at pa@mcquaid.org.

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. II; Issue VIII
February 2018


Come in from the February winter cold and join us in the auditorium TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. for Dr. Chris Pramuk’s presentation, “The Listening Heart of Ignatian Spirituality.”

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

The Principal’s Office/PA Speaker Series: Dr. Chris Pramuk – Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium
Dr. Chris Pramuk is an Associate Professor of Theology and Chair of Ignatian Thought at Regis University. Dr. Pramuk, the keynote speaker at last year’s Jesuit Schools Network Colloquium, will offer a reflective presentation entitled “The Listening Heart of Ignatian Spirituality.” The Parent Speaker series aims to have speakers address common issues involved in raising young men, and our community is especially excited to have this speaker incorporate a faith-based approach.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon: Friday, Feb. 16
Once a year, parents host a celebratory lunch for the teachers and staff as an expression of our gratitude. The annual Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon is scheduled for this Friday, Feb. 16, as part of their retreat day. We will be serving them from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., please come by and help if you can!

Jim Van Dyke, S.J., Lenten Reflection and Mass – Saturday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel
Jim Van Dyke, S.J., will be on campus Saturday, February 24 to give a Lenten reflection and celebrate Mass. Sponsored by McQuaid’s Young Alumni Association, Fr. Van Dyke’s reflection will center around taking a different approach to Lent than we are used to. The reflection begins at 4 p.m. in the Fr. Salmon Chapel with Mass immediately following. Fr. Van Dyke taught English at McQuaid from 2002-06 and was instrumental in the establishment of the school’s crew team. He currently is the director of Ignatian formation at Canisius High School and will begin service as President of Georgetown Preparatory School in July.

National Honor Society Reception – Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. outside the Chapel
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. McQuaid parents are invited to provide finger-desserts and drinks and volunteer to celebrate with attending families. To volunteer – click here

Middle School Parent Mixer – Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Atrium
The Middle School Mixer is an evening event for all McQuaid parents beginning at 7 p.m. on March 9 and coincides with the seventh and eighth grade activity night held at the same time. Drop-off the kids and head upstairs for an enjoyable social where wine, beer, food and fun will be served.

The cost is $10 per person. To register – click here

In addition, we invite you to volunteer to provide appetizers, finger-desserts and/or assist with set-up, check-in and clean-up – click here

“Praying with the Passion of Jesus” Lenten Reflections – March 7, 14 & 21 from 8:10 a.m.-8:30 a.m. in the Chapel
Led by Dr. Damian Zynda, the “Praying with the Passion of Jesus” retreat will allow participants to enter into how Ignatius invited us to pray with the Passion of Jesus. Each gathering will include a prayer experience, reflection on that experience, an opportunity for sharing of graces and a handout for the week to guide one’s personal prayer.

Mother/Son Ignatian Reflection – Sunday, March 11 from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Chapel
This event will be guided by “Companions in a Mission of Reconciliation and Justice,” a recently released document which guides the mission focus for the Society of Jesus. This reflection will begin with an understanding of reconciliation (non-Sacramental) and justice as understood by the Jesuits. Time will be given to pray and reflect on reconciliation and justice in the dynamic relationship of mother and son.  To Register – click here

“Mom Prom” 2018, Doubletree Hotel Rochester, Friday April 13, from 6:00 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The Mother-Son Social, affectionately referred to as “Mom Prom,” is a memorable evening for high school students to enjoy dinner and dancing with their mothers and those who serve our students as mothers. This year’s event takes place on Friday, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Rochester (Henrietta). The evening starts with a social hour followed by dinner, dancing, and a lovely and fun evening for all. Tickets are $40 per person – click here

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

BASH 2018 Adult Volunteers Needed – Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25
BASH weekend is Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25. We will need help with set up, clean up and with events throughout the weekend. Please consider volunteering your time and signing up for a position that interests you. You may contact bash@mcquaid.org if you have any questions. Please sign up by March 1 – click here

M & M Middle School Service – Saturday, March 10 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Home
McQuaid and Mercy middle schoolers (7th & 8th graders) are going to St. John’s Home at 125 Highland Avenue to assist playing bingo with the residents. This event is for 12 students, (6 boys & 6 girls) and takes place on Saturday, March 10 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students need to bring nothing but their smiles! For more information and to RSVP- click here

M & M Seniors Service – House of Mercy
Seniors will have their final opportunity to be of service and celebrate mass at House of Mercy in March. We are awaiting a date, please check our website periodically: https://mothers4others.wordpress.com

Mothers for Others – Ice Pack Covers for Golisano Children’s Hospital, Wednesday, March 21 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Mothers for Others has a special evening event. Michelle Young has graciously offered to host an evening of sewing and socializing. On Wednesday, March 21st, we will be meeting at her home from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to sew ice pack covers for Golisano Children’s Hospital. Don’t worry if your sewing skills are non-existent—we need fabric cutters, folders, and pressers, as well! To sign up – click here 

Volunteer of the Year
We are currently seeking nominations for Volunteer of the Year. Here’s your opportunity to recognize that person who always finds time to volunteer, to encourage others to join them, and seems to have endless fun and energy while doing it. To nominate someone – click here

GOOD NEWS:

Father/Son Communion Breakfast
Thank you to all who participated in the success of the Father/Son Communion Breakfast, with a special shout out to Craig Cairns, Tom Darby and Dan Geen, the fathers who organized the event. We enjoyed record numbers again and Fr. Cool did an excellent job communicating to the audience of McQ boys and their male role models! Go Knights!

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. II; Issue IX
March 2018


We are roaring like a lion in March with opportunities for the McQuaid community to pray, dance, and learn! We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

Middle School Parent Mixer – Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Wegman Center Atrium
ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS – The Middle School Mixer is an evening event for all parents of Middle School students beginning at 7 p.m. on March 16. The mixer coincides with the Seventh and Eighth Grade Activity Night. Drop off the kids and head to the Wegman Center for an enjoyable social where wine, beer, food, and fun will be served.

“Praying with the Passion of Jesus” Lenten Reflections – March 21 from 8:10-8:30 a.m. in the Chapel
Led by Dr. Damian Zynda, the “Praying with the Passion of Jesus” retreat will allow participants to enter into how Ignatius invited us to pray with the Passion of Jesus. Each gathering will include a prayer experience, reflection on that experience, an opportunity for sharing of graces and a handout for the week to guide one’s personal prayer.

“Mom Prom” 2018, Doubletree Hotel Rochester, Friday April 13 from 6-11 p.m.
The Mother-Son Social, affectionately referred to as “Mom Prom,” is a memorable evening for high school students to enjoy dinner and dancing with their mothers and those who serve our students as mothers. This year’s event takes place on Friday, April 13 from 6-11 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Rochester (Henrietta). The evening starts with a social hour followed by dinner, dancing, and a lovely and fun evening for all. Tickets are $40 per person – click here

M & M Junior & Senior Class Service : Sunday, April 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mercy and McQuaid Service is enlisting members of the junior and senior classes who want to help with Spring cleanup and celebrate mass with students from Mercy and the House of Mercy community on Sunday, April 15 from 9:30 a.m..to 1:30 p.m. To sign up and learn more about this M&M event – click here

The Principal’s Office/PA Speaker Series: John Engels – Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium
Who produces leaders? Family? School? Both? Please join us on Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium for our final speaker in this year’s PA/Principal’s Office speaker series, John Engels as he presents, “Stimulating Leadership: How Parents Promote Self-Awareness and Maturity in the Family.” Mr. Engels is the president of Leadership Coaching, Inc., a company that helps leaders advance emotional maturity and self-responsibility by combining family systems knowledge with the science of evolutionary leadership. Mr. Engels works with leaders from Rochester and throughout the United States. His vast clientele includes Mann’s Jewelers, T.Rowe Price, and Ronald McDonald’s House charities.

M & M Freshmen & Sophomore Class Service : Sunday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mercy and McQuaid Service is enlisting members of the freshman and sophomore classes who want to help with Spring cleanup and celebrate mass with students from Mercy and the House of Mercy community on Sunday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m..to 1:30 p.m. To sign up and learn more about this M&M event – click here

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Mothers for Others – Ice Pack Covers for Golisano Children’s Hospital, Wednesday, March 21 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Mothers for Others has a special evening event. Michelle Young has graciously offered to host an evening of sewing and socializing. On Wednesday, March 21, we will be meeting at her home from 6:30-9:30 p.m. to sew ice pack covers for Golisano Children’s Hospital. Don’t worry if your sewing skills are non-existent—we need fabric cutters, folders, and pressers, as well! To sign up – click here

BASH 2018 Adult Volunteers Needed – Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25
BASH weekend is Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25. We will need help with set up, clean up and with events throughout the weekend. Please consider volunteering your time and signing up for a position that interests you. You may contact bash@mcquaid.org if you have any questions. Please sign up by March 18 – click here

Volunteer of the Year
We are currently seeking nominations for Volunteer of the Year. Here’s your opportunity to recognize that person who always finds time to volunteer, to encourage others to join them, and seems to have endless fun and energy while doing it. To nominate someone – click here

GOOD NEWS:

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon
​​​​​​​The teacher & staff appreciation luncheon was a yummy success! A huge thank you to Mary Marrocco, Glenna Colaprete, Kristen Goodwin, Rosie Foster, Judy Pribe, and the entire committee and to all of our parent and student volunteers for helping us show our McQuaid teachers and staff how much we appreciate the work they do every day. Please take time to check out the great photos from this event – click here

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. II; Issue X
April 2018


April Showers – (Snow & Rain), bring lots of flowers and reasons to celebrate at McQuaid in May! Come out and participate, volunteer and celebrate! Our community is strong, fun and growing because of you – THANK YOU!

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:
The Principal’s Office/PA Speaker Series: John Engels – Monday, April 16, 7 p.m. with pre-talk reception at 6:15 p.m. – Use the Auditorium entrance
Who produces leaders? Family? School? Both? Please join us on Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. for our final speaker in this year’s PA/Principal’s Office speaker series, John Engels as he presents, “Stimulating Leadership: How Parents Promote Self-Awareness and Maturity in the Family.” Mr. Engels is the president of Leadership Coaching, Inc., a company that helps leaders advance emotional maturity and self-responsibility by combining family systems knowledge with the science of evolutionary leadership. Mr. Engels works with leaders from Rochester and throughout the United States. His vast clientele includes Mann’s Jewelers, T.Rowe Price, and Ronald McDonald’s House charities.

Junior Mass and Ring Ceremony: Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Junior Mass and Ring Ceremony will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church located at 150 Varinna Dr. in Brighton. This is a celebration with Mass and class rings will be blessed. All juniors and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend; please RSVP to Julie Manioci at jmanioci@mcquaid.org, if you have not already done so. A reception will follow the ceremony. We would appreciate the donation of your time to set up at 6:30 p.m. and help with the reception – click here

NEW EVENT – “SENIOR PARENT SEND-OFF IN THE COMMONS” SAVE THE DATE – Thursday, May 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. John Carriero, S.J. Commons
MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Come and enjoy the first ever “Senior Parent Send Off”! Whether you are a senior parent or you just have friends that are senior parents please come out to bid a heartfelt thank you and a fond farewell to all of our senior parents. (Open to all McQuaid parents/guardians) This is sure to become another wonderful tradition at McQuaid and a great way to celebrate our Senior Parents and a great school year. OUTSIDE on the Fr. Carriero Commons, live music, drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Look for more information and a sign up on the PA website after May 1st.

Eighth Grade Promotion: Thursday, June 14, 6:30 p.m.
McQuaid Middle School will celebrate the promotion of the Class of 2022 from eighth grade to high school on June 14, 2018. The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. in the gym with a reception immediately following in Keenan Hall. Please join us in celebrating this milestone by providing finger-desserts, snacks and drinks or by volunteering to assist – click here

Wanted: Garment Sale Donations
“Tie It Up in April” and “Belts for your Brother in May”! As we head into the last few months of the school year, we are stocking up for our annual Garment Sale. Starting in April, give your son the chance to rid his closet of the tie that you picked out and he never liked. Follow up in May with clearing his closet of the belt that once wrapped around his younger waist. There will be drop off bins at the Main Entrance near Mr. Thomey’s office. Many thanks for helping out.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
M & M Freshman & Sophomore Class Service: Sunday, May 6, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Freshman and sophomores from McQuaid and Mercy are invited back to House of Mercy t help with spring clean-up and celebrate Sunday mass one last time before the summer starts. We will be meeting from 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. on May 6th. To sign up and for more information – click here

Volunteer of the Year
We are currently seeking nominations for Volunteer of the Year. Here’s your opportunity to recognize that person who always finds time to volunteer, to encourage others to join them, and seems to have endless fun and energy while doing it. To nominate someone – click here

GOOD NEWS:
Mothers for Others
On March 21, Michelle Young (P’19) invited her fellow McQ moms into her home to make ice packs for Golisano Children’s’ Hospital. We had a lovely evening filled with food, laughter, and good works!

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. II; Issue XI
May 2018


The school year may be nearing an end, but there are still opportunities to volunteer your time, show off your baking skills, and donate your son’s gently used clothing!

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:
Senior Parent Send Off: Thursday, May 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the John Carriero, S.J. Commons
All parents and guardians are invited to the FIRST Senior Parent Send-Off. The first event ever to be held on the Commons and our first farewell and thank you “happy hour” for our senior parents. Come out and celebrate our senior parents and a great school year. Please RSVP today to let us know that you are coming – click here

Eighth Grade Promotion: Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.
McQuaid Jesuit Middle School will celebrate the promotion of the Class of 2022 from eighth grade to high school on June 14. The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. in the gym with a reception immediately following in Keenan Hall. Please join us in celebrating this milestone by providing finger-desserts, snacks and drinks, or by volunteering to assist – click here

Wanted: Garment Sale Donations
Is it time to retire your son’s gently worn clothing? Does he no longer need that jacket, tie, belt, shirt or pants? Consider donating any items to the annual McQ Garment Sale held each year in August. Simply drop off your clean items before the end of this year and we will include it in our wonderfully popular sale! There is a bin and coat rack right in front of Mr. Thomey’s office. AMDG! Check the June Newsletter for the McQ Garment Sale Save the date.

McQuaid’s Night at the Ballpark: Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at Frontier Field
Join fellow McQuaid families for our fourth annual Night at the Ballpark, Wednesday, July 18 as the Rochester Red Wings host the Louisville Bats at 7:05 p.m. Prior to the game, starting at 6 p.m., enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of barbecue pork ribs, slow-cooked barbecue chicken, pulled pork, hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans, and fresh watermelon out on the pavilion located beyond the right field fence. To register – click here

GOOD NEWS:

McQuaid Jesuit 2018 Volunteer of the Year
We are pleased to inform you that Suzanne Laese, P ’15, ’17 has been selected as McQuaid Jesuit’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year! Please join us in congratulating Suzanne and thanking her for her years of service to McQuaid. Suzanne will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame dinner this fall on Saturday, September 22. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the Hall of Fame Dinner recognizing Suzanne and the other McQuaid Jesuit Hall of Fame inductees.

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. II; Issue XII
June 2018


Summer is here! Time to clean house, donate some gently used dress code clothes and then head to the ballpark with us on July 18th!

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

Retire Your Dress Code – Garment Sale Donations needed
As our school year comes to a close (and your son has grown by leaps and bounds!), please feel free to drop off clean, gently used clothing in the bins provided at the main entrance to McQuaid. We are in particular need of ties, belts, sport coats and shirts!  Many, many thanks for your kind donations. All items will be put to great use.

McQuaid’s Night at the Ballpark: Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at Frontier Field
Join fellow McQuaid families for our fourth annual Night at the Ballpark, Wednesday, July 18 as the Rochester Red Wings host the Louisville Bats at 7:05 p.m. Prior to the game, starting at 6 p.m., enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of barbecue pork ribs, slow-cooked barbecue chicken, pulled pork, hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans, and fresh watermelon out on the pavilion located beyond the right field fence. To register – click here

Lawn Signs are here!
Show your McQ pride! McQuaid themed lawn signs are now available for sale in the bookstore for $9.99, click here for hours. All proceeds will go to the Parents’ Association to support our future activities and speakers!

GOOD NEWS:

2018-2019 Parents’ Association Executive Committee Members

We are pleased to announce and welcome our 2018-2019 PA Executive Committee members:

Andi Balland, P ‘22, Co-President

Kelly Darby, P ‘16, ‘19,  Co-President

Cathy Tan, P ‘19, ‘21, Co-President

Alissa O’Brien, P ‘20, Vice President

Laura Cullen, P ‘21, Treasurer

Nicole D’Anna, P ‘24, Secretary

A Big Thank You

Thank you to all of the parents/guardians and families of the McQuaid community that attended our many events and activities throughout the year, without your participation our events could not have been successful. A BIG thank you to all of the parents/guardians, family members and friends of McQuaid that volunteered their time, talent or treasure to the Parents’ Association, your generosity was felt by our entire community. Finally, thank you to Kelly McCarthy, P ‘17 ‘21, Alisia Chase, P ‘19 and Kim Campbell, P ’17 ‘21 for your leadership, hard work and dedication to McQuaid. Your support and commitment to both the McQuaid community as a whole and the numerous activities and events have been greatly appreciated. Thank you for leading our Parents’ Association and taking us to new heights!