Mothers' Guild Newsletter

June 21, 2019 Edition

Happy Summer, Brophy Mothers’ Guild!  
Mark Your Calendar…
  • New Student Convocation, Saturday, August 10, 10-11:30 a.m., Harper Great Hall
  • New Parent Luncheon, Wednesday, August 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Location TBD
  • Mothers’ Guild Welcome, Thursday, August 29
    • Opening Mass, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Brophy Chapel
    • Committee Fair, Luncheon and Meeting, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Mothers’ Guild Fall Retreat, October 4-6, Manresa Retreat Center
  • Brophy Fashion Show, Friday, November 1, The Camelback Inn 
Mothers’ Guild Welcome Mass Luncheon Meeting - Thursday, August 29
To kick off the school year, all mothers are invited to attend mass in the Brophy Chapel beginning at 10:30 a.m. (all faiths are welcome), followed by a complimentary lunch and our first Mothers’ Guild meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Harper Great Hall. Freshman and transfer moms, look for tables reserved especially for you to meet other new moms. Hear principal Bob Ryan share his plans for the upcoming school year, and learn about our clubs and committees, plus the many ways to get involved at Brophy.
Also, mark your calendars and plan to join us at the Mothers’ Guild luncheon meetings on the dates listed below. Lunch always starts at 11:30 a.m. and is followed by our meeting.  Digital invitations will be sent a few weeks prior to each meeting.
  • Thursday, August 29, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 10, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Joint evening meeting with the Dads’ Club: Thursday, January 9, 2020, Harper Great Hall, 6-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 23, 2020, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. 
We’d love for you to join us every month! At each meeting, you’ll learn about what’s happening at Brophy, hear relevant and engaging speakers, and learn about a wide range of volunteer and social opportunities. Getting involved is the best way to feel at home at Brophy and meet other women who have teenage boys. There will be an evening meeting in January with the Dads’ Club to accommodate working moms. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Julie Warner at
Mothers’ Guild Membership - Infinitely Valuable
Please take a moment to become a lifetime member of the Brophy Mothers’ Guild. It’s truly a great investment, as your one-time, $200 membership fee will not only get you and a guest into all Brophy athletic and on-campus events for the rest of time, you’ll get a fantastic card with your name on it and a coveted Brophy Mothers’ Guild tumbler, plus you’ll be supporting the great work of our over 35 committees. Come join the fun! Click this link to sign up today! If you have questions, please contact Lana Holmes at
Calling all Volunteers for New Student Convocation - Saturday, August 10
Volunteers are needed for the New Student Convocation on August 10, 9-11:30 a.m., to help pass out programs and pins, and to oversee the cookie tables.  If you are interested, please follow this link to sign up. Thank you!
Questions?  Please contact Brandi Sutton at
Summer L.I.F.T. Meetings - June 27 and July 25, 9 a.m.
L.I.F.T. continues through the summer! Brandi Sutton has generously offered to host our L.I.F.T. meetings at her home on the last Thursdays of June and July! Our next meetings will be at 9 a.m., June 27 and July 25 at the Sutton home. Please join us as we enjoy prayer, fellowship and time with God's word! Alumni are welcome! For more information, please contact Christi Sourk at or Brandi Sutton at #Godnevergoesonvacation
Get-Acquainted Parties (GAP Parties) - Select Dates in August
Freshman and transfer parents will be invited to attend the Get Acquainted Party in their neighborhood this August. Hear from president Adria Renke, principal Bob Ryan and Mothers’ Guild/Dads’ Club leadership, as well as meet fellow parents who live near you and are also new to Brophy. These fun and informative gatherings run from 6-8 p.m. and are for parents only. You will receive your invitation via email in July from the school, but please mark your calendar today for the event in your area. Feel free to contact Barbara Kurtz at or Eileen Sigmund at with questions.
  • East Valley: Wednesday, August 7
  • West Valley: Thursday, August 8
  • Scottsdale: Tuesday, August 13
  • Paradise Valley/Arcadia: Wednesday, August 14
  • North Central Phoenix: Thursday, August 15
  • PLUB (Padres Latinos Unidos de Brophy): Monday, August 19, 6:30 p.m. (Harper Great Hall)
Monthly Staff Breakfast - Select Dates Throughout the Year
Please consider assisting with a long-standing Mothers’ Guild tradition of showing the Brophy Faculty and Staff how much we appreciate them with a monthly breakfast! Volunteers can choose to help every month or one time only by bringing items to the faculty lounge on selected dates. More information to come in August. Email Cathi Triplett at with questions or to volunteer.  
Mothers’ Guild Fall Retreat - October 4-6, Manresa Retreat Center (Oak Creek Canyon)
SAVE THE DATE! Brophy Mothers' Guild Fall Retreat 2019 will take place at Manresa October 4-6. Detailed information will be presented in the next eNews as well as at the first Mothers’ Guild meeting on August 29. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Dowdall, Julie Furey, or Joy Schmidbauer at
Brophy Fashion Show - Friday, November 1, 10:30 a.m. at Camelback Inn
Mark your calendars for an unforgettable day honoring our senior boys and raising money for financial aid. Fashion show website information will be available online Monday, August 12. Information regarding senior participation will be forthcoming, shortly after the school year is underway. If you have any questions please contact fashion show chairs, Michelle Roe at and Leslee Allen at
Brophy Prayer Chain
The Brophy Prayer Group is committed to offering prayer support for anyone in the Brophy community who has a medical or personal concern. These prayer warriors are here for you in time of need, and also if you desire to send an intention for prayers. Prayer requests received will be shared by email with the prayer group, along with scripture that will inspire each person that participates. Each member will pray for the specific intention request in their own special way. Please contact Christy O’Gara at with your requests, and please confirm the family is aware and requests our prayers. Email Christy if you would like to be added to the Brophy Prayer Chain group.
A heartfelt thank you goes to … 
Thank you to Brandi Sutton and her team of volunteers, who transformed Harper Great Hall into a lovely reception for the Class of 2019 and their families following the Baccalaureate Mass. We regret that our volunteer list disappeared from our SignUp Genius, so we are unable to thank you individually. Please know that we truly appreciated your help on this special night! 
A BIG, HUGE thank you to the Project Grad team of volunteers, for the work and months and months of planning to ensure that Project Graduation 2019 was a fantastic night for our Class of 2019 graduates: Lila Baltman, Leah Craft, Teresa Footit, Lisa Helt, Elissa Kelly, Tina Marie Lopez, Korbi McDonald, Murty Murali, Dina Musselman, Mary Kay Rodgers, Shannon Tiffany, Evangeline Velez and Karen Winter. If by chance your name was missed, please know you have the undying thanks of all outgoing senior parents!
2019-20 Executive Board: (Left to right in above photo) Jean Cody (past president), Julie Lindholm (recording secretary), Stephanie Papadopoulos (treasurer), Brandi Sutton (second vice president), Lana Holmes (first vice president), Julie Warner (president), Diana Dunnigan (events secretary) and Heather Miller (assistant treasurer)

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