2018-19 Parents’ Association Newsletters

Parents’ Association Monthly Newsletter
Vol. III; Issue I
August 2018


There is still a whole month of summer left to enjoy – thank goodness. But as our boys manage their summer reading assignments, it is also time to start planning our calendars for fall. To help jump start the new school year, check out the upcomg Parents’ Association events.

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

McQ Garment Sale – Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come one, come all to our annual Garment Sale!! Stop by McQuaid Jesuit on Saturday, August 25, 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 casual wear into his fast approaching required McQ dress code for the school year. The “store,” located in front of the McQ Bookstore, will be open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
All items will sell for a nominal amount or donation. Please note: cash or check only.

Welcome Liturgy and Pizza Party – Sunday, September 9 at 5 p.m.
Bring a blanket or chair, and welcome in the new school year with faith, family, and food! Please join us for our annual McQuaid Outdoor Welcome Liturgy and Casual Dinner. We will begin with a Mass welcoming your sons and their families, followed by a casual dinner on the new Carriero Commons. 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 26 at 7 p.m.
The Parents’ Association at McQuaid is a fun, energetic group and it includes YOU! So begin the new school year by coming to our first meeting. It’s a great way to meet fellow parents and become involved with school activities. While enjoying some refreshments, you will also hear about highlights for the upcoming year.

Save the date: Wine & Beer Party – Saturday, October 13
The Parents’ Association is hosting a Wine and Beer Tasting get-together. This event provides parents the opportunity to visit with each other in a casual environment and to meet new McQ parents. Fine wines and unique beers are served along with hors d’oeuvres. Mark your calendar and look for more details in September.

Save the date: 2nd Annual McQuaid Fashion Show – Sunday, October 28 at 11 a.m.
Join us at Shadow Lake Golf and Racquet Club for our 2nd Annual Fashion Show. Enjoy a lovely lunch with friends, take a chance on some beautiful raffles (including BASH 2019 Tickets!) and start your Christmas wish list with some of our amazing fashions and accessories. McQuaid students and family models will be showing off fashions from J.Crew Outlet, Paislee Boutique, Cabi, Joeval’s Formalwear, McQuaid bookstore and more. Emceed by our very own Lia Lando, P ’22. More details and ticket information will be available in September.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Mercy & McQuaid (M&M) Service
Cemetery Service Project – Sunday, September 16 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please join other McQuaid and Mercy families in the general clean up and planting of bulbs at the Oatka Cemetery in Scottsville. Help support the dignity of life by beautifying the burial grounds of the homeless and indigent persons. For more detail information click here to go to the Mothers for Others website.

GOOD NEWS:

2018-2019 Parents’ Association Executive Committee Members
A reminder, our PA Executive Committee members for the 2018-2019 school year are:

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

Members of the Executive Committee will be at the new parent orientation sessions on August 28 and 29. Please stop by their table to meet them or ask questions.

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2018-2019
All parents are part of the McQuaid Parent Association so WELCOME! The PA Executive Committee is already busy planning for the upcoming school year and you are invited to become involved as little or as much fits your schedule. Just check the “Parent” tab on the McQuaid website regularly for opportunities. Also, if you have any ideas of how we can better serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us at pa@mcquaid.org.

Lawn Signs
Show your McQ pride and support the Parents’ Association by purchasing a lawn sign which displays the McQuaid logo and colors. The lawn signs are now available for sale in the bookstore and all proceeds go to the Parents’ Association to support future activities and speakers. Be sure to pick one up during your next visit to the bookstore, click here for hours.

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 service 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 and designating McQuaid Jesuit as your charitable organization.

Box Tops 4 Education
Keep 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. Look for more details in future newsletters.

Welcome back to a new school year and a special welcome to all of our new McQuaid family members.  Please check out the fun events planned for fall and consider getting involved in the McQ community by volunteering.   For additional parent resources and more information about out PA events, click here to visit the PA website.

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

Welcome Liturgy and Pizza Party – Sunday, September 9 at 5 p.m.
Bring a blanket or chair, and welcome in the new school year with faith, family, and food!  Please join us for our annual McQuaid Outdoor Welcome Liturgy and Casual Dinner.  We will begin with a Mass welcoming your sons and their families, followed by a casual dinner on the new Carriero Commons. 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 26 at 7 p.m.
The Parents’ Association at McQuaid is a fun, energetic group and it includes YOU!  So begin the new school year by coming to our first meeting.  It’s a great way to meet fellow parents and become involved with school activities.  Enjoy some refreshments, and hear about highlights for the upcoming year.

PA Wine & Beer Social – Saturday, October 13 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 to visit with each other in a casual mix and mingle atmosphere.  The event will be held in the Atrium of the Wegman Center.  The cost is $15 per person and includes beer and wine tastings served in a commemorative McQuaid Jesuit wine glass, along with coffee, and snacks.  Click here for more information and to sign up.

Save the date: 2nd Annual McQuaid Fashion Show – Sunday, October 28 at 11 a.m.
Join us at Shadow Lake Golf and Racquet Club for our 2nd Annual Fashion Show.  Enjoy a lovely lunch with friends, take a chance on some beautiful raffles (including BASH 2019 Tickets!) and start your Christmas wish list with some of our amazing fashions and accessories.  McQuaid students and family models will be showing off fashions from Paislee Boutique, Cabi, Joeval’s Formalwear, Orvis, McQuaid bookstore and more.  Emceed by our very own Lia Lando, P ’22.  More details and ticket information will be available in October.

Save the date: Barnes & Noble Book Fair – Sunday, November 18
The PA’s 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.  More details will be available in October.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Mercy & McQuaid (M&M) Service

Cemetery Service Project – Sunday, September 16 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please join other McQuaid and Mercy families in the general clean up and planting of bulbs at the Oatka Cemetery in Scottsville.  Help support the dignity of life by beautifying the burial grounds of the homeless and indigent persons. The event will also include a light brunch in the Firehouse at the cemetery.  For more detail information and to sign up please click here.

Mothers for Others
Join past and present McQuaid moms in giving back to our local community through a variety of service and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  It 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.

Upcoming Mothers for Others’ Events:

  • Mixer – Monday, September 17 from 7 – 9 p.m.

Come out and meet other McQuaid moms and discover what the wonderful world of Mothers for Others is all about.  Wine and dessert will be served on the Carriero Commons.  Click here for more information and to RSVP.

  • Breast Cancer Pillow Sewing – Wednesday, October 17 from 7 – 9 p.m.

Share an evening to help create pillows for breast cancer patients to use under vehicle seat belts.   For more information and to volunteer click here.

  • Open Door Mission PB&J Sandwich Factory – Tuesday, November 6 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join in making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless at the Open Door Mission Samaritan House.  This event is limited to ten volunteers.  For more details click here.

GOOD NEWS:

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2018-2019
All parents are part of the McQuaid Parent Association, so WELCOME!  The PA Executive Committee is busy planning for the upcoming school year and you are invited to become involved as little or as much fits your schedule.  Just check the “Parent” tab on the McQuaid website regularly for opportunities.   Also, if you have any ideas of how we can better serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us at pa@mcquaid.org.

Lawn Signs
Show your McQ pride and support the Parents’ Association by purchasing a lawn sign which displays the McQuaid logo and colors.  The lawn signs are now available for sale in the bookstore and all proceeds go to the Parents’ Association to support future activities and speakers.  Be sure to pick one up during your next visit to the bookstore, click here for hours.

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 service 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 and designating McQuaid Jesuit as your charitable organization.

Welcome to autumn — like a second spring where the leaves are as colorful as flowers. It’s a great time to come out and participate or volunteer in one of our upcoming events.

UPCOMING PA EVENTS:

PA Wine & Beer Social – Saturday, October 13,  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 to visit with each other in a casual mix and mingle atmosphere. The event will be held in the Atrium of the Wegman Center. The cost is $15 per person and includes beer and wine tastings served in a commemorative McQuaid Jesuit wine glass, along with coffee and snacks. Please click here by October 8 to register. For information on how to contribute to the event by volunteering your time or bringing a delicious treat click here.

Save the date: PA Speaker Series – Tuesday, October 23
We plan on launching the first installment of this year’s speaker series, a collaboration between the Parents’ Association and the Principal’s office.  The timely topic will be “Saving for College”.  All middle and high school parents are invited. Details will be available soon on the “Parents” tab on the McQuaid website.

2nd Annual McQuaid Fashion Show – Sunday, October 28, 11 a.m.
Join us at Shadow Lake Golf and Racquet Club for our 2nd Annual Fashion Show. Enjoy a lovely lunch reception with friends, place a bid in the gift basket auction, and take a chance on special raffles (BASH 2019 Tickets and Lululemon products). McQuaid students and family models will be showing off fashions from Joeval’s formalwear, Paislee Boutique, Cabi, Orvis, and our own McQuaid bookstore. Click here for more details and to register.

Save the date: Barnes & Noble Book Fair – Sunday, November 18
The PA’s 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. More details will be available in November.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Mothers for Others: Women’s Care Center Volunteers – Wednesday, October 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Women’s Care Center is in need of volunteers to offer loving hospitality to new moms and women in unexpected pregnancies. The center is run by Director Holly Harvey, a McQuaid mom class of ‘18. This opportunity is limited to ten volunteers. If you are unable to volunteer please consider a donation of needed items or a monetary donation. Click here for more details and to sign up.

Upcoming Mothers for Others’ Events:

  • Breast Cancer Pillow Sewing – Wednesday, October 17,  7 – 9 p.m.
    Share an evening to help create pillows for breast cancer patients to use under vehicle seat belts.   For more information and to volunteer click here.
  • Open Door Mission PB&J Sandwich Factory – Tuesday, November 6 , 10 – 11 a.m.
    Join in making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless at the Open Door Mission Samaritan House. This event is limited to ten volunteers.  For more details click here.

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2018-2019
All parents are part of the McQuaid Parent Association and you are invited to become involved as little or as much fits your schedule. Just check the “Parents” tab on the McQuaid website regularly for opportunities. If you have any ideas of how we can better serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us at pa@mcquaid.org.