- October 14, 1957
- 1957 - The West Shore Post
- 1958 - The Lakewood Post
- 1958 - Cleveland News
- 1959 - The Lakewood Post
On October 14, 1957, Magnificat High School’s Mothers’ Club held its first meeting. As stated in the club’s constitution, (dated March 16, 1967) “The purpose of this organization shall be to promote Catholic action, to contribute financially to Magnificat High School through our actvities, and to foster cooperation and friendliness among our members.”
Over the years, the Mothers’ Club has sponsored many events, including the Holly Luncheon and Boutique/Holly Market, the Spring Luncheon and Card Party, Ring Day/Junior Class Day, the Senior Mother-Daughter Breakfast, and fund-raising by sale of the Activity Center Calendar and the recipe book, Morsels.
This photo of some Mothers’ Club members accompanied an article about the first “Holly Day” that was to be held on December 5, 1957. This article reported that “Luncheon will be served in the cafeteria and cards will be played in the auditorium. There will be table prizes made by students in the Art Department, door prizes and an automatic clothes dryer for some fortunate lady present.”
Banners that decorated a dance are being prepared by these Mothers’ Club members. The dance, “Spring me into Hawaii,” featured a tropical setting and took place on Friday evening, May 16, 1958. The article stated, “It will be the last of three events this year to raise funds to finish the third floor at the school . . .When completed, the third floor will be used as living quarters for the teaching staff of Holy Humility of Mary nuns.”
These Mothers’ Club members helped to arrange the “Bonnets and Belles” card party that was to be held on April 1, 1959. Included in the festivities were the “awarding of a $125 wardrobe to a fortunate lady present” and table prizes of “decorated hat boxes to hold Easter bonnets of members and their guests.”
President: Ann Litzler Coyne '88, email@example.com
(Claire '15, Emily '18 and Elizabeth '21)
Vice President: Mary Sponseller, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Molly '18 and Kerry '21)
Secretary: Maureen Kelly '87, email@example.com
(Maggie '19 and Keara '21)
Parliamentarian: Sue Caroscio, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Hannah '16 and Emily '18)
- All School Dance
- Blue Streak Deliveries
- Volunteer Moms
- Dad Prom
- Holly Market
- Moriah House
- Muffins From Mom
- Night and Blue Games and Gadgets
- Mother/Daughter Senior Luncheon
- Senior Prom
- Senior Treats
- Out of the Blue Care Packages
- Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
- Volunteer Fair
Volunteer moms are a great resource to answer any questions you have. Volunteer moms will work the Mothers’ Club table at various school events, and act as welcome ambassadors.
The Mothers’ Club, in conjunction with Student Life, helps organize this highlight of the four years, when senior girls get to spend a magical evening with their first true loves – their dads!
Holly Market (November 29th at 5:00 p.m.) - Ann Litzler Coyne '88 (Claire '15, Emily '18 and Elizabeth '21) email@example.com, Mary Sponseller (Molly '18 and Kerry '21) firstname.lastname@example.org, Mary Kay Curtis '91 (Anna '21) email@example.com, Jenn FitzPatrick (Emily '22, Grace '25, and Jayne '27) firstname.lastname@example.org
Find the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend, in-law, or teacher. Vendors will be selling creative and interesting gifts. Grab your friends and join us for a girls’ night out of fun and fabulous shopping. Volunteers will help with set up and with registering guests.
Moriah House (First Saturday and last Sunday) - Joyce Bauer (Molly ’17, Grace ’20) email@example.com
Once a month, Magnificat mothers and daughters serve breakfast and dinner at this West Side Catholic Center shelter for homeless women and children.
Muffins From Mom (Freshmen-February 12, Sophomores-February 7, Juniors-February 5, Seniors-January 31 at 10:45 a.m.)
Nancy Seibert (Ellie ’20) firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Miller (Megan ’21) email@example.com
Enjoy donating muffins and drinks and/or help serve them to the students at school for a fun winter treat!