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.

  • Donate Your Used Uniforms

    Welcome to spring! Seniors, don’t pack away those winter uniforms you’ll never have to wear again. Underclassmen, outgrown your current uniform? Please donate them to the SJC Mothers' Club.
     
    Skirts, slacks, sweaters, shirts and polos with new logos and spirit wear are all accepted. Donations may be dropped off in the bin in the school store. Used uniforms are a great fundraiser for the Mothers' Club, and they save parents and students lots of money. Give us your gently worn items, and we’ll give them a new home! All items should be cleaned before donating.
  • Mardi Gras Celebration

    The Mardi Gras celebration finally went off without a hitch this year! Many Mothers’ Club volunteers helped decorate the cafeteria on Feb. 23 and/or helped out with the celebration on Feb. 24. There was a DJ during lunch and 40 raffle prizes, including candy and gift cards. Each lunch also had a winner: the student who found the baby in their piece of King Cake received a T-shirt from the bookstore. And everyone got cupcakes, brownies and cookies for dessert, baked by our own Mothers’ Club moms! Lots of fun had by all.
     
    A big thank you to our chair Stephanie Kelly and all the moms who baked special treats and/or volunteered their time that day! 
  • Christmas Decorating

    On Nov. 28-29, moms scurried through the halls of SJC and transformed the school into a winter wonderland of decorated wreathes, trees and manger scenes.

    The main attraction was the gorgeous and HUGE Christmas tree donated by the Mancabelli family. After cutting off eight feet, it still reached the ceiling in the main entrance. The tree was so big this year that we needed a mechanical lift and the help of several facilities employees to put the lights, ornaments and angel on the tree. 

    We would like to thank Mary Buonomo and Rhonda Taylor, who chaired the committee again this year. They went above and beyond in their organization and leadership skills. There was wonderful food and fun and lots of candy for the kids. 
     
    We would like to thank the facilities employees because “what goes up must come down,” and much to our surprise, they took down all of the decorations! After Christmas break, about eight moms, including our chairwomen, organized everything to make next year a breeze.
  • 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!
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