Mothers' Guild Newsletter

 
BROPHY MOTHERS’ GUILD NEWSLETTER | FEB. 23, 2024
 
 
 
Photos from the Mothers’ Guild speed friending event on Feb. 8
 
Photos from senior treat day on Feb. 13

 
Mark Your Calendar
  • Lent Prayer Service – Tuesday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m., Brophy Chapel
  • Brophy Fashion Show – Friday, March 1, 11 a.m., JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn
  • Hiking Club – Monday, March 4, 8:45 a.m., Gateway Loop Trail
  • Class of 2027 Moms: Spring Social – Thursday, March 7, 6-8 p.m., Location in Punchbowl Invitation
  • Book Club – Monday, March 11, 6-8:30 p.m., The Herb Box, 7000 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
  • Mothers’ Guild March Event – Thursday, March 14, 6-7:30 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Class of 2026 Moms: Spring Social – Wednesday, March 20
  • Class of 2025 Moms: Spring Social – Tuesday, March 26
  • Let’s Get Together: Peace, Love and Succulents – Wednesday, March 27, 6-8 p.m., Jade & Clover, 3939 E. Campbell Ave #130, Phoenix, Arizona 85018 (Registration Opens on Wednesday, Feb. 28)

Brophy Clothing Exchange – Open on Select Fridays, Located in the Basement of Romley Hall
The Brophy Clothing Exchange will be open on select Fridays. The clothing exchange is available to all students to encourage reusing and recycling. We will continue to accept the following items that are new or gently used, clean and ready to pass on:
  • Mass dress items – shirts (on hangers please), pants, ties, belts and shoes
  • Polo shirts, college logo shirts and khaki shorts/pants that adhere to dress code
We are in need of clothing of all sizes, so if you have access to mens’ or older boys’ clothing in larger sizes (M, L, XL), we would greatly appreciate donations of larger sizes too. You may bring your items to any Mothers’ Guild monthly event or committee event (e.g., book club, hiking club, etc.). Thank you to the moms that have already cleaned out their boys’ closets! 
 

Lenten Prayer Service – Tuesday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m., Brophy Chapel
 
 
Please join us for our Lenten Prayer Service in the Brophy Chapel. All are welcome for this beautiful service as we renew and reflect to prepare for Lent. Coffee and pastries will be served after the service. Please click here to view the Punchbowl invitation and RSVP. Please contact prayer service committee chairs Courtneay Odden at courtneayo@yahoo.com or Tina Slankas at slankas@yahoo.com with any questions.
 

Brophy Fashion Show – Friday, March 1, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn
 
 
We look forward to supporting the 2024 Brophy Fashion Show: Brothers in Faith. Please visit the Fashion Show section of the eNews or the website for more information. The event raises money to support the Brophy Financial Aid Fund. In addition, a few more volunteers are still needed to help on the day of the event. Please view the available slots here and sign up to join the fun and help out.
 

Hiking Club – Monday, March 4, 8:45 a.m., Gateway Loop Trail
 
 
Meet us on Monday, March 4, for one of our more popular locations. We will be hiking Gateway Loop Trail at 18333 N. Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 and will meet near the trailhead restrooms. This is a moderate 4.4-mile hike that has some nice views of the Valley.  Meet at 8:45 a.m. and we will begin the hike at 9 a.m. Lunch is at The Vig at McDowell Mountain. Please contact Dana Bates (dbatesaz@aol.com) or Shalegh Silkey (shalegh.silkey@yahoo.com) with any questions.
 

Class of 2027 Moms: Spring Social – Thursday, March 7, 6-8 p.m., Location in Punchbowl Invitation
 
 
Class of 2027 moms, please join us for our spring social for a couple hours of food, friendship and fun. We will also be collecting donations for the Brophy Clothing Exchange. Please see the Punchbowl invitation sent out last week for more details and to RSVP. We hope you can make it! If you have any questions for the Class of 2027 committee, please contact Georgie Hanlin at hanlin.georgie@gmail.com.
 

Book Club – Monday, March 11, 6-8:30 p.m., The Herb Box, 7000 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
 
 
Please join us for our next book club meeting on March 11 to discuss “Hello Beautiful” by bestselling author, Ann Napolitano. Her latest book is an emotionally layered and engrossing story of a family that asks: Can love make a broken person whole? Vibrating with tenderness, “Hello Beautiful” is a profoundly moving portrait of what's possible when we choose to love someone not in spite of who they are, but because of it. Please join us for dinner from 6-7 p.m., followed by the book discussion from 7-8:30 p.m. We hope to see you there! If you would like to be included in our mailing list for monthly invites, please email us at brophymgbookclub@gmail.com. We look forward to sharing great ideas!
 

Let’s Get Together: Peace, Love and Succulents – Wednesday, March 27, 6-8 p.m., Jade & Clover, 3939 E. Campbell Ave. #130, Phoenix, Arizona 85018 (Registration Opens on Wednesday, Feb. 28)
 
 
Save the date for Let’s Get Together: Peace, Love and Succulents. Please join us at Jade & Clover to design your own succulent garden to take home with you. Create a mini green oasis and enjoy light appetizers and drinks. This is our last Let's Get Together event for the school year so we would love to see you! There is a $55 fee for this event. Please view the Punchbowl save the date here for more details. The link to register will open at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Set your alarm to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact committee co-chairs, Tejal Patel (tspatelaz@gmail.com), Rhonda Rush (rhonda.rush@impact-events.com) or Stacie Wittenberg (staciewittenberg@gmail.com).
 
 
 
Corral Volunteers for Spring Semester
Mothers’ Guild thanks all of our moms who have made a difference in the Brophy Corral, helping our sons enjoy a tasty lunch each day. If you can help out, please view the available slots and sign up here. It’s a great opportunity to check out the Corral and get a peek at your student during the day. Family members are also welcome to volunteer. We appreciate your help!
 
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A Heartfelt Thank You Goes to…
 
  • Sonya La Sota and Susan Reina for assisting student shoppers in the Brophy Clothing Exchange on Feb. 9. We had over 50 students visit the clothing exchange and take home over 60 pieces of clothing!
  • Kara Aldrete, Jeannie Barber, Rebecca Fischer, Joanna Garrison, Carrie Hancock, Maggie Herczeg, Kelly Larsen, Elise Ohlwiler, Kim Seeley, Stacy Seibert-Dement, Celeste Silvernail, Robin Swenson, Jeanmarie Tipsord and Sarah Wadsworth for assisting with the freshman hearing screening on Feb. 21.
  • Our senior mom committee chairs: Phoutie Bansal, Megan Forristall, Heather King and Alicia Markham for putting together a fantastic Valentine’s senior treat day on Feb. 13. So much love was evident for their incredible senior sons!
  • The Brophy Black Family Alliance for providing a delicious breakfast to our hardworking teachers and staff on Feb. 20.
  • The amazing moms who volunteer in the Corral at lunchtime. It’s fast-paced and hard work getting all those hungry Broncos through the Corral, but gratifying and so fun to catch a glimpse of them at school.
Thank you for the gift of your time and all you do for our school!

Use of Photos from Events
We hope you enjoy the photos we share on social media and in the eNews. If you prefer that a photo of you not be taken or not published, please email Grace Laba at vpcommunications@brophymothersguild.org.

 
 
The 2023-24 Executive Board (left to right in banner photo): Dona Whitney (past president), Jane Trapp (vice president of community relations), Maronel Rivera (vice president of PR/marketing), Lisa Roman (vice president of membership), Heather Miller (president), Radha Pappas (vice president of finance), Heather Johnson (assistant vice president of finance) and Grace Laba (vice president of communications).

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