Mothers' Guild Newsletter


Photos from the Senior Mom Social on Sept. 7 and Senior Treat Day on Sept. 14. 
Photos from the teacher and staff appreciation breakfast hosted by PLUB on Sept. 12.
Mark Your Calendar
  • Let’s Get Together: Morning Movement and Muffins – Saturday, Sept. 23, 8:30-11 a.m., Robson Gymnasium and Jesuit Garden
  • Junior Mom Social – Sunday, Sept. 24, 3-5 p.m., location in Punchbowl invite
  • Hiking Club – Monday, Oct. 2, 8:45 a.m., Lookout Mountain
  • Freshman Mom Social – Thursday, Oct. 12, 6-8 p.m., location in Punchbowl invite
  • Mothers’ Guild October Event: Community Service Project – Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Brophy Auction 2023: Timeless Frontier – Saturday, Oct. 21, 5:30-11 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Book Club – Monday, Oct. 23, 6-8:30 p.m., The Herb Box, 7000 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
  • Sophomore Mom Social – Wednesday, Oct. 25, details to come via Punchbowl invite
  • Senior Mom Retreat – Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 28-29, Manresa

Class of 2025 Moms: Junior Mom Social – Sunday, Sept. 24, 3-5 p.m., location in Punchbowl invite

Our first Junior Mom Social, hosted by our class of 2025 committee chairs, will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24. Come meet and mingle with moms who are having the same shared experience as you. Please see the Punchbowl invite for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Rachana Patel at

Hiking Club – Monday, Oct. 2, 8:45 a.m., Lookout Mountain

Meet us for our second hike of the year at Lookout Mountain. All skill levels are welcome. We will meet in the parking lot near the trailhead at 8:45 a.m. on 16th St., south of Greenway. The 2.2-mile hike will begin at 9 a.m. There are no restrooms or running water at the trailhead. We’ll meet at the Lookout Tavern (830 E Greenway Pkwy. Ste 100 Phoenix, Arizona 85022) for lunch after the hike. Please contact Dana Bates ( or Shalegh Silkey ( with any questions.

Class of 2027 Moms: Freshman Mom Social – Thursday, Oct. 12, 6-8 p.m.

Now that our boys have gotten to bond and know one another, it's time for us to do the same! We hope you'll join our class of 2027 committee chairs for a couple hours of food, friendship and fun. If you haven’t attended an event yet, or are a little nervous because you don’t know many moms, we totally get it. We will have some activities to encourage mingling and we’ll be there to greet you at the door. We are excited to meet you and help our fabulous freshman moms connect. Please see the Punchbowl invite (sent earlier this week) for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Georgie Hanlin at

Mothers’ Guild October Event: Community Service Project – Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Harper Great Hall
Please join us for our October Mothers' Guild event which will be focused on community service. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so we will be partnering with Check for a Lump, a local non-profit, to support their mission to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Please keep your eye out for the Punchbowl invitation next week for more details.

Brophy Auction 2023: Timeless Frontier – Saturday, Oct. 21, 5:30-11 p.m., Harper Great Hall
The Mother’s Guild loves to support the Brophy Auction! The Auction raises money to support the Brophy Financial Aid Fund which provides need-verified financial aid to Brophy students. For more information about the auction, please visit the auction section of the eNews or visit the website. The auction committee is looking for volunteers to help with set-up before the auction, assisting guests during the event and with clean-up afterwards. If you can help, please view the sign-up here.

Book Club – Monday, Oct. 23, 6-8:30 p.m., The Herb Box, 7000 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85254  

The first book club meeting on Sept. 11.
Our next book club meeting will be on Monday, Oct. 23, at The Herb Box (7000 E. Shea Boulevard location), in the Sage Private Dining Room, to discuss “The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd” written by the award-winning Phoenix resident Jana Bommersbach. Excitedly, the author will be joining us to share her thoughts. Please note that for this date only, the meeting will be capped at 28 participants to cultivate a more intimate dialogue. The dinner and drinks will be from 6-7 p.m. and the book discussion will be conducted from 7-8:30 p.m. to facilitate a less distracting conversation. If you would like to be included in our mailing list for the monthly Evite, please email us at

Class of 2026 Moms: Sophomore Mom Social – Wednesday, Oct. 25
Please save the date for Wednesday, Oct. 25, for our first Class of 2026 moms’ meet up!  The night will be a great time to meet new and old friends. More details to come in October via Punchbowl. If you have any questions for the committee chairs in the meantime, please contact Jen Kindle at
Senior Mom Retreat – Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 28-29 at Manresa
We had an amazing response to our senior-mom-only retreat! You will be notified if you have secured a spot or have been placed on a waitlist. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the senior mom committee at

If you didn’t get a spot this time, mark your calendar for our Mothers’ Guild all-class spring retreat March 15-17 at Manresa. Our retreat interest process will begin in late January. Let’s create cherished memories and build lasting friendships! If you have any questions about the all-class retreat, please contact retreat chairs, Alisha Baer, Angela Lechter and Christy Wright by email at

Faculty and Staff Appreciation – Donations Needed
The faculty and staff appreciation committee will be making “survival bags” with fun goodies to give out on Oct. 17 to our faculty and staff during parent-teacher conference week. If you would like to show your appreciation to our hardworking teachers and staff, please sign up to donate supplies here. Thank you for your support!

Corral Volunteers Needed
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 haven’t had a chance to see your Bronco at lunch, please check out the sign-up here. This is the Corral volunteer sign up through December and many spots are still available. Family members are welcome to volunteer as well. We appreciate your help!
Mothers’ Guild Lifetime Membership

Support the activities and initiatives of the Mothers’ Guild through a purchase of a lifetime membership. Your purchase provides funding for our monthly events, staff appreciation and our many committees’ great work. The one-time purchase of $250 provides you with lifetime admission for yourself and a guest to Brophy home arts and athletics events, plus a coveted Mothers’ Guild picture frame and decal! You will also receive a digital membership card. Click here to purchase.
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A Heartfelt Thank You Goes to …
  • Our senior mom committee: Phoutie Bansal, Megan Forristall, Heather King and Alicia Markham for planning a fabulous senior mom social and a senior treat day for our senior boys to remember!
  • Hiking committee chairs, Dana Bates and Shalegh Silkey, for leading the first hike of the year on Sept. 8, getting us outside to enjoy nature and each other’s company.
  • Book club chairs, Amy Jaros, Sean McCracken and Tina Slankas, thank you and congrats on the huge turnout (40 attendees!) at the first book club meeting on Sept. 11.
  • Padres Latinos Unidos de Brophy group (PLUB) for hosting the delicious teacher and staff appreciation breakfast on Sept. 12. What an amazing spread that was clearly enjoyed by all!
  • Our volunteer of the month, Diane Kar, who gave six hours of her time to the Brophy community! A big shout out also to last month’s volunteers with the most hours: Patty Kennedy, Kelly Larsen and Jenny Schultz. Thank you for all you do for our school.
  • The MANY moms who have volunteered each week in the Corral at lunchtime. It’s fast-paced and hard work, but so gratifying to feed those growing boys.

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
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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