Visitation's annual Christmas market is a wonderful opportunity for parents to meet, mingle, shop, and support the school! Featuring shopping, a car raffle, a Festival of Trees, our renowned bake shop, and so much more, there's something for everyone!
Our Parent Community
What does it mean to become part of the Visitation family?As a Visitation parent, you are part of a community rooted in the Salesian spirit. Together, you forge friendships, deepen your faith, and support your daughters.
Georgetown Visitation Parents' Association (GVPA)All parents are immediately welcomed into the Georgetown Visitation Parents Association, a community of families journeying alongside one another throughout your four years here. GVPA members are active volunteers in the school, providing support to one another and to students as they give of their time and talents throughout the school year.
Committees and volunteer opportunities include:
- Class Representatives
- Diversity & Inclusion Committee
- Class Facebook group moderators
- Visi Cares Ambassadors
- Planning traditions like Mother-Daughter Living Rosary and Mother-Daughter Mass & Brunch
- Championing students in the arts and athletics
However you want to get involved, there is a place for you with the GVPA. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitation Fathers' Club (VFC)
The mission of the Visitation Fathers' Club is to bring fathers and daughters closer together, foster friendships amongst dads and male guardians who play an important role in their daughters' lives, and improve and strengthen the fabric of our faith and Salesian Spirituality that is at the heart of all the relationships built at Visitation. "Faith. Fatherhood. Fellowship." - that's the VFC's motto, which drives the club's programming and volunteer opportunities, which include:
- Father-Daughter Service Day
- Father-Daughter Mass and Brunch
- In Search of God and Good Food Speaker Series
- Father-Daughter Speaker Series; recent speakers include:
- Historian and retired CEO of C-SPAN, Brian Lamb
- DC sportscasting legend and father of Visi alumnae, Johnny Holliday
- Former Maryland Basketball Coach and Visi father Mark Turgeon
- First Friday Rosary
- Salesian Lay Association for Men
Questions about getting involved? Reach out to email@example.com.
Supporting Visitation Today and Beyond
As a parent, you will have the opportunity to get involved with two of the school's biggest fundraisers: Esprit de Noel (a 50-year-old tradition) and the Green Gate Gala. Esprit de Noel is the school's Christmas market that takes place on the first weekend in November each year, with more than 50 vendors and shopping galore, including music, food, and family time. The Green Gate Gala is a community-building night of fun, raising much-needed support for scholarship and the Financial Aid Supplement Fund with a live and silent auction. Whether planning the events or attending them, you won't want to miss these two traditions! Devoted parents partner with the Advancement Office to raise funds that support our 500+ students, families, teachers, and the Sisters each day. For ways to get involved, contact Meghan Smith '10 in the Advancement Office.
After Your Daughter Graduates
Once a Visi parent, always a Visi parent. Keep up to date with alumnae offerings - you're invited, too! - through our monthly Visi Views alumnae newsletter. Attend Bistro with fellow past parents during Esprit de Noel. Support Visitation and join in on the Sisters' annual Christmas carol singalong. Just like your daughter, you will always have a home on 35th Street.
Combining faith, fellowship, and food, Visitation hosts two special annual Mass & Brunch events for students - one with their mothers and one with their fathers.
Mothers and daughters join the Sisters in the Quad to recite the rosary together by candlelight.
The Junior Class and the GVPA team up to host this last hurrah to celebrate our graduates!
A fun annual tradition that includes Mass, a picnic lunch, and games, including the egg toss and Visi-Gonzaga tug-of-war.