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.

  • 90th Anniversary Celebration

    This year, the Mothers' Club will celebrate 90 years of service and support to the St. John’s community and its mission. In 1928, five mothers pioneered the plan at a first meeting. Today, that membership of five has grown to an active membership of more than 300 mothers and female guardians!
     
    On Sunday, Sept. 23, in lieu of our annual tea, the Mothers' Club will host a 90 Anniversary Celebration Reception. Please join us for Mass at 3:00 pm and a  reception from 4:00-6:00 pm.
     
    We look forward to celebrating this wonderful milestone!
  • Christmas Decorations

    On Nov. 27 and 28, moms scurried the halls of SJC and transformed the school into a winter wonderland of decorated wreathes, trees and manger scenes. The main attraction was a large, gorgeous Christmas tree donated by the Mancabelli family. The tree reached the ceiling in the main entrance and was decorated from top to bottom with red ribbons, lights and hanging ornaments.

    We would like to thank Rhonda Taylor, Victoria Jackson and Sheila Francis, who chaired the committee this year, for organizing the setup of decorations and their takedown. Their dedication, eye for design and leadership skills made the events a success. A special thanks to Mr. Themistos for providing food and refreshments to all the volunteers.
     
    We would like to send a special thanks to facilities employees because “what goes up must come down,” and much to our surprise, they took down all of the decorations. 
  • Used Uniform Sale A Success

    On behalf of the Mothers’ Club, we wanted to express our sincere appreciation to Aja Sae-Kung and Sabreen Maydun as the chairpersons for the Used Uniform Sale. They did an outstanding job managing sales and arranging all of the donations.
     
    In June and October 2017, the Mothers' Club held its semi-annual Used Uniform Sale and raised more than $7,000! Please join us in thanking Aja and Sabreen for donating their 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 held June 18, 2018.
  • Post Prom Party 2017

    On May 26, 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 65 prizes, including two TVs, a laptop, Keurig coffee machines, Beats headphones and gift cards galore. The night was a huge success and the students and their dates had a wonderful time. Thanks to Kristin Wardour, 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 2:30 am and to those who made contributions for the prizes. It was a truly memorable evening!
  • Cadet Corps Commissioning Ceremony

    On May 10, rising seniors in the Cadet Corps received their sabers at a time honored and moving ceremony. Someone important in their lives gives the sabers to the cadets and that takes place in front of their family and friends. It marks the changing of command from the outgoing seniors to the rising seniors. Following the ceremony, the students and their guests were treated to hors d'oeuvres and cake in Cassidy Commons, served by Mothers’ Club volunteers. The highlight of the evening was the popping of the balloon arch with all those new sabers. Thanks to Mary McAndrews and Patty Petruzzelli for all their hard work.
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