The XCP Mothers' Guild Gazette 
A Mothers' Guild Newsletter
January 5, 2020

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2020.  We are excited to begin the second half of school and look forward to a fantastic spring.  Most people begin the year with new year's resolutions.  Have you made yours yet?  Have you broken at least one or two already?  What do you really hope to get from the resolutions and are they realistic?  Perhaps you are one who wants to live a healthier lifestyle or be more present with your family?  Whatever it may be, make it something to focus on rather than resolve.  There is purpose is everything we do so make 2020 the year everything you do has purpose.  

  1. the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.  




  1. have as one's intention or objective.

    Focus on purpose as our girls gear up for their next semester.  What is our purpose as parents, friends, and family?  I hope you find your clear purpose as you begin this new decade.
New Year's Cheer,
Emily Calihan
Mothers' Guild President 2019-2020

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for the most up-to-date Mothers' Guild information! 
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  • Tuesday, January 7 - 6:00 pm Senior/Parent Fashion Show Info meeting
  • Wednesday, January 8 - 11:30 am and 6:00 pm - Mothers' Guild General Meeting - Alum Panel (Please note date change)
  • Wednesday, January 22 - 6:30 pm Book Club
  • Thursday, January 23 - 9:00 am Hiking Club
  • Tuesday, February 4 - 11:30 am  Mothers' Guild General Meeting
  • Saturday, February 29 - 8:00 am Bloom Senior Mother/Daughter Mass & Breakfast 
  • Saturday, March 21 - 10:30 am Vision 2020 Scholarship  Fashion Show - Marriott Desert Ridge
Click HERE for the full Mothers' Guild Events Calendar!
XCP Book Club
  Dust off that passport and join XCP Mothers' Guild Book Club this year as we Journey Around the World!
Getting outside our comfort zone is what book club is all about! 
In January we're reading 
"Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland" by Patrick Radden Keefe
Join us as we travel to Northern Ireland and discuss The Troubles.

We meet Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:30P at the home of Dr. Anita Koszyk-Szewczyk. 

Is one of your New Year resolutions to read more and maybe get out and meet more XCP Moms? 
Contact one of the co-chairs to get added to the Evite distribution! 
Hope to see you there!

Please email Lisa Sullivan if you are interested in joining the book club and we'll send you the Evite! 
Lisa Sullivan & Shaheen Neil
2019-2020 XCP Mothers' Guild Book Club Co-Chairs
XCP Hiking Club
Please join us on for our first hike of 2020!
Thursday, January 23rd, 9:00am

Phoenix Mountain Preserve
40th St. Trailhead
9200 N. 40th St. Phoenix, 85028

Please email Shelley Hubbard here to be added to the Evite list
How would you like to contribute to the Xavier community? 
Opportunities to make a difference are all around you!  

The Xavier Mothers' Guild is accepting nominations for leadership positions on the Executive Board and Committees for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please take the next couple of weeks to think about how you can contribute your talents to the Xavier community.    

Executive Board Descriptions 
Committee Chair Descriptions 
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   Please email Shannon Dowdall here  or Emily Calihan here with questions!
Senior Mother/Daughter 
 Mass and Breakfast
Save the Date!
 Saturday, February 29, 2020
Xavier Scholarship 
Fashion Show 2020
 March 21, 2020
JW Marriott, Desert Ridge

Do you have a model in the show?
You must attend the information meeting with your student!  
Senior Student/Parent Fashion Show Meeting
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Xavier Performing Arts Center 
Your senior can still sign up--just start HERE!
When: February 8, 2020 from 7:00 - 11:00pm
Where: Founders Hall, Xavier College Prep
Early registration will save you 20%!

The Father-Daughter Dance theme for 2020 is  "Gold Medal Dads"
in celebration of the Olympics in 2020.

Early registration...$80/dad
Commemorative Water Bottle...Included
Photo with your daughter(s)...Included
Table games...Included
Food truck desserts...Included
Fond memories with your daughter(s)...PRICELESS
Register online HERE.
Tuesday, January 7th--check out our Instagram post for special, limited quantity Vision Fashion Show 2020 apparel!

Gator Gear Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday
10:00am - 1:00pm (break & lunch)

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Did you know that Xavier has an online student news site? 
 It's called XPRESS, and it's staffed by our Xavier girls. Please check it out here!  
volunteer heart

Xavier Mothers' Guild has 
volunteer opportunities for everyone! 

Please click HERE to sign up for the 
committees or events of your choice!

Susan Healy, Volunteer Coordinator 2019-20

Fry's Community Rewards Program 
Enroll today and Xavier will receive a percentage of all your Fry's  purchases.
Click HERE to register today!

President: Emily Calihan

President Elect: Claudia McClelland

Vice President: Kendall Walton

Parliamentarian: Shannon Dowdall

Secretary:  Beth Rusy

Volunteer Coordinator: Susan Healy

Treasurer:   Kim Johnson

Assistant Treasurer:

Gator Gear Chair:   Debra Kline

Past President: Julie Alpert
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