About the Mothers' Club

The mission of the St. John's College High School Mothers' Club is to support the school, administration and student body in the spiritual, academic, ethical, charitable, athletic and artistic development of young men and women and to foster the excellent standards of the school.

The first meeting of the Mothers' Club was described in the 1936 yearbook: "Feeling that the home should assume its responsibility in education, in October 1928 five mothers pioneered the plan in a first meeting. Bro. G. Philip was the moderator and Mrs. Wallace E. Mattingly, the first president, remained in that office four years. The organization took the name 'The Mothers' Club of St. John's College.' The fundamental purpose of the club is to aid in coordinating the essential elements of faculty, student body and the home; to promote proper institutional spirit; and to foster and support the fine standards, and the still higher aims, of St. John's College." The Mothers' Club has continued to play an integral role in supporting St. John's and its mission throughout the years.

The Mothers' Club usually meets the first Wednesday of each month in Cassidy Commons. Dinner is served at 6:30 pm. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and usually end by 8:00 pm.

Ongoing Fundraisers

The Mothers’ Club and St. John’s participate in the education programs of a number of local stores. Please go to the stores’ websites and register your bonus cards. For Giant, you may email your name and 12-digit bonus card number to sjcmothersclub@yahoo.com, and we will register your bonus card for you. 

Mothers' Club News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Mothers' Club Welcome Tea

    On Sunday, Sept. 25, the Mothers’ Club welcomed one of the largest groups of women in years to our Annual Welcome Tea. There were more than 150 beautiful moms, grandmothers and aunts, who enjoyed a delicious spread of lunch and dessert, champagne punch and, of course, tea, while listening to the SJC String Ensemble perform beautiful music. The event was topped off with great door prizes, a nod to the past presidents who joined us and a picture of all the moms who came sporting a fabulous hat. Great conversation and laughs were enjoyed by all.

    This lovely event would not have been possible without the efforts of our chair, Veronica Vannoy. Veronica worked tirelessly to transform our Frana Auditorium into a space that looked more like a ballroom. Her vision and amazing organizational skills allowed for a flawless, quick set up on Saturday and an event that went off without a glitch on Sunday. I want to thank Veronica for stepping up to take on this very important event.

    We also had the support of many volunteers who spent their Saturday at SJC setting up for the event and worked at registration on Sunday. I would like to thank the following people for giving their time and talents: Lisa Sheahan, Denise Willsey, Gayle Moseley, Diane Fitzgerald, Amy Maddox, Marie Koczela, Tracy Davis, Cherry Clipper, Julie Slattery, Anna Abel, Sam DePoy, Paz Galey, Terrolyn Ali, Alane Musselman, Marie Pennanen, Doreen Gray, Maria Elena Crespo-Zamalloa, Cynthia O’Hanlon, Dionne Estime, Jeanette Staton, Sandra Serrano, Mary Marra and Ana Marie Balingit-Wines.

    We also want to thank all of the parents who donated such wonderful goodies for our door prize raffle. Twenty-Six lucky moms went home with adorable teapots, local jellies, handmade jewelry and many, many more wonderful prizes, as well as the grand prize: two Adele tickets for her sold-out concert at the Verizon Center. The generosity of the St. John’s community never ceases to amaze.

    Many thanks to Ms. Fernandez and the students of Advanced Vocal Studies, Mr. Douglass and the String Ensemble and CSM McConnell and the Color Guard for taking time out of their day to be with us.

    Lastly, thank you to Jeff Mancabelli and his daughter, Leah, for joining us and to Mr. Themistos for giving us his never-ending support. 
  • Used Uniform Sale

    On behalf of the Mothers’ Club, we wanted to express our sincere appreciation to Tracey Amos as the chairperson for the Used Uniform Sale. Tracey has led this effort for us all year and has done a superb job running these sales and arranging for all of the donations.

    On June 20, the Mothers' Club held its semi-annual Used Uniform Sale and raised more than $6,000! Please join us in thanking Tracey for donating her time and making this important event such a success. In addition, we would like to thank all the moms who helped out the day of the event, as well as the very creative students in the Art Department who made the wonderful signs that we used for donation days and with the donation bin located in the school store.
    Our next sale will be during the October Mothers' Club meeting!
  • Post-Prom Party

    On May 20, the Mothers’ Club hosted the biggest event of the year, the Post-Prom Party at Pinstripes in Georgetown. In addition to great food, gelato bars, bowling and bocce, the seniors were entered into a raffle to win one of 70 prizes, including two TVs, a laptop, Keurig coffee machines, beach chairs and gift cards galore. The night was a huge success and the students and their dates had a wonderful time. Thanks to Cathy House and Deborah Norton for all their hard work chairing the event, and thank you to all of the generous parents who gave of their time until 2:00 am and those who gave for the prizes. It was a truly memorable evening.
  • Cadet Corps Commissioning Ceremony

    On May 11, rising seniors in the Cadet Corps received their sabers from someone important to them in their lives during a moving ceremony in the SJC auditorium. Afterward, the students and their guests were treated to hors d'oeuvres in the Cassidy Commons, served by Mothers’ Club volunteers. The highlight of the evening was the popping of the balloon arch with all those new swords. Thanks to Stephanie Kolevar for all her hard work.
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day

    On April 15, Jodi Jazinski, Marcie Scott and Mothers’ Club hosted the staff and faculty of SJC for breakfast and lunch and showered them with prizes galore. With unprecedented donations of gifts that included thousands of dollars in gift cards, home-baked goodies, tickets to Nationals games, beautiful baskets filled with treats, a beach house weekend, libations and lotions. There was also the wonderful food, baked by parents and enjoyed immensely by the faculty. As always the generosity of the community was huge.