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NEXT MOTHERS' GUILD GENERAL MEETING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
Please join us for our next meeting of the year on Monday, November 6, 2017. We will begin with 7:00 Mass in the Chapel, followed by our meeting and refreshments in the dining hall. Custom Made Comfort will be showcasing their pillows, scarves, and blankets with the new HGP logo. Also, the school store will be open so you can get a jump start on your holiday shopping. We will have information about the upcoming Craft Show and other future events.
Volunteers are needed to help with food donations, set up, and clean up. If you would like to help out with the November meeting, please click here to sign up. Thank you!
We invite any interested volunteers to participate in the November 6 Mothers' Guild Liturgy as readers, gift bearers, or eucharistic ministers. Click here to sign up.
JUNIOR RING MASS AND RECEPTION
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017
The Sophomore Representatives would like to invite all Sophomore mothers and guardians to help host a Reception for the Juniors and their families following the Junior Class Ring Mass. Volunteers and donations of party goods are needed. To be a part of this event, please click here to access the Sign Up Genius.
MOTHERS' GUILD ANNUAL POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER - ORDER NOW
Take this opportunity to purchase high quality poinsettias for your home or as holiday gifts for friends and family while supporting HGP! In keeping with Holy Ghost tradition, you can also donate a poinsettia in memory of a loved one to decorate the Chapel altar. Order by November 10 for December 4 delivery. For details and order form please click here.
2017 CRAFT SHOW - NOVEMBER 11 & 12
CRAFT SHOW HOURS:
Saturday, November 11 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 12 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
HGP Mothers' Guild runs the most successful craft show in the area. Planning is well under way for the Craft Show, which is our largest fundraiser, but we do need some help from our HGP families to make it a success. Below are the links to sign up for Volunteering and Donations.
We will need a lot of volunteers to help the weekend of the craft show! Please consider spending a few hours working alongside your fellow HGP moms. Please click here to access the Volunteer Sign Up Genius and see the available time slots and committees needing help. For a description of the committees, please click here. For more information contact Kate Braunstein at email@example.com
Please consider donating an item from the list below for our café. Drink donations can be dropped off at the field house between 7:30am-5:00pm on Thursday, November 9th, or 8:00am-4:00pm on Friday, November 10th. Monetary or gift card donations can be brought to Mothers' Guild meetings or sent into school anytime - Attn: Craft Show/Cafe. Please contact Keya Watkins at (267) 228-2433 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Click here to access the Café Donation Sign Up Genius.
Each year, the Mothers' Guild puts together several large themed baskets that are raffled off, generating over $13,000.00 in funds to directly help our boys. We could use your help with donations of items for these baskets. Please click here to select an item to purchase, if you are able. Cash donations/gift cards to cover an item on our list are also appreciated. Please bring your donations to the October 2 Mothers' Guild Meeting. You may also send the item with your son to drop off at the main office (no alcohol sent in). To make alternate arrangements, please contact Becky Gabriele at (215) 499-7750 , or email@example.com
CENTER STAGE DONATIONS:
Center Stage is an area where the crafters donate items they have created to be raffled during the Craft Show. In addition to the crafters’ donations, we are seeking “big ticket” items to draw the crowds to the stage. “Big ticket” items include, but are not limited to, tickets for sporting events or shows, cameras, weekend getaways, vacation homes and autographed memorabilia. Cash donations are also welcome so that we can shop to buy some great items. Please click here for more details or to donate. Questions should be directed to Colleen Ginnetti at (215) 519-6690 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bake Table is one of the most popular areas of the HGP Craft Show, proving that baking never goes out of style! HGP moms, grandmoms, aunts, etc. have the reputation of being the best bakers in the county! The Bake Table sells out every year. In keeping with tradition, we kindly ask that all families donate at least 3 home baked goods for the Bake Table. Please click here for helpful hints on baking, wrapping, and dropping off your delicious treats.
Our Craft show is less than 2 months away! Interested vendors who would like an opportunity to be placed on our juried waitlist may contact us at: email@example.com
CLASS OF 2017 ALUMNI NEWS
Spread the word to your recent HGP Grads! The HGP Class of 2017 Yearbook Party will take place on Wednesday, November 22. Please click here to view the invitation and RSVP on behalf of your 2017 Grad.
Alumni Moms: We want to stay in touch! Please visit the Alumni Moms page by clicking on the "Important Information for Alumni Moms" tab, complete the contact information form, and check the Mothers' Guild website frequently for updates.
AMBASSADOR PROGRAM FOR MOTHERS NEW TO HGP
The Mothers’ Guild at HGP is pleased to roll out a new program this year to help welcome new mothers into the Mothers’ Guild, and the HGP community. HGP’s Ambassador program will match freshman mothers with seasoned sophomore, junior, and senior mothers to answer questions regarding Mothers’ Guild events, functions, and volunteer opportunities as well as to share news of important events. If you wish to volunteer to be an Ambassador, or would like to have an Ambassador mentor you in your first year, please fill in the attached form and email to Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact Christine directly via email or by calling 609-865-1061.
MOTHERS' GUILD DUES DONATION
The Mothers' Guild would appreciate a suggested donation of $15 per son/class to assist with offsetting the costs of the various community-building events we host each year, such as the Graduation Reception, Ring Mass Reception, Alumni Mom and Senior Mom Celebrations, and Christmas Dinner. To read more about the dues and conveniently pay online, please click here.
CATALANO STUDIO PORTRAIT OFFER
Catalano Studio Gift Certificates are now available for purchase to help support The Mothers Guild and can be used immediately for Fall Family Portraits or Senior Portraits taken on the grounds of Holy Ghost. Click here to order online, and be sure to visit the Catalano Studio table at the Craft Show!
To view the full HGP photo gallery courtesy of Catalano Studio, please click here. If you see a photo you like, you may order it through the Catalano Studio website.
Catalano Studio is available for individual senior portraits or portraits for any occasion. Call the studio at (215) 604-4000 to schedule an appointment.
GIVE BACK GREETINGS FUNDRAISER UPDATE
Give Back Greetings is an ongoing HGP fundraiser. Be sure to order your holiday greetings, invitations, announcements, and thank you cards from Give Back Greetings. It is a great alternative to Shutterfly, Snapfish, and other online greeting card companies, with 10% of each order given back to Holy Ghost Prep. To visit their website, please click here.
CUSTOM MADE COMFORT
Custom Made Comfort debuted pillows, blankets, and scarves with the new HGP logo at the October meeting. There is a limited supply of items with the previous logo still available. If you missed the October meeting, you can view the full HGP product line by clicking here. Come check out the unique Custom Made products at the November meeting!