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Mothers' Club

The Mothers’ Club provides opportunities to meet other Magnificat moms and families. Explore the many ways you can get involved with our school! We look forward to seeing you at our next Mothers’ Club Meeting and Social.

Become a Benefactor A Letter from the President Calendar of Events

The Beginnings

October 14, 1957

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.

1957 - The West Shore Post

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.”

1958 - The Lakewood Post

These mothers were involved in planning the “Hearts Are Trump” mixed card party to be held on February 4, 1958. According to the accompanying article, “There will be table prizes, door prizes and a portable TV for a fortunate member or guest. Refreshments will be served.”

1958 - Cleveland News

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.”

1959 - The Lakewood Post

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.”

Mothers' Club in Action

2017-2018 Executive Board

President: Sue Caroscio, susancaroscio@me.com

(Hannah '16 and Emily '18)

Vice President: Ann Litzler Coyne '88, anncoyne@mac.com

(Claire '15, Emily '18 and Elizabeth '21)

Secretary: Mary Sponseller, mary.sponseller@aol.com

(Molly '18 and Kerry '21)

Parliamentarian: Teresa Criswell, thecriswells@yahoo.com

(Julia '15 and Victoria '18)

Upcoming Events (Fall 2018 coming soon!)

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Mothers' Club Committees

All School Dance

All School Dance (January 27th at 8:00 p.m.) - Marilyn Mueller (Grace '21) marilynotr@gmail.com

Volunteer to help work the coat check at the annual Magnificat All School Dance.

Blue Streak Deliveries

Blue Streak Deliveries (February 15th at 6:00 p.m. & 16th morning deliveries) - Michele Ward (Julia '18 and Elizabeth '20) bmwjeward@gmail.com

Surprise some unsuspecting students as moms make deliveries!

2017-2018 Executive Board

President: Sue Caroscio, susancaroscio@me.com

(Hannah '16 and Emily '18)

Vice President: Ann Litzler Coyne '88

(Emily '18 and Elizabeth '21)

Secretary: Mary Sponseller

(Molly '18 and Kerry '21)

Parliamentarian: Teresa Criswell


Information Coming Soon

Class Moms

Class moms are a great resource to answer any questions you have. Class Moms will work the Mothers’ Club table at various school events, and act as welcome ambassadors.


Nina Kennedy Varga ’88 (Brenna ’20, Carys ’21, Caitlin ’24) nvarga3@gmail.com

Maureen Casserly Kelly ’87 (Maggie ’19, Keara ’21) kellymaureen224@gmail.com

Dana McCabe (Claire ’19, Paige ’21) danarmccabe@aol.com


Kim Fogarty (Kaleigh ’20) kimjfogarty@aol.com

Cara Wilson (Abbey '20) cquinnqilson@yahoo.com


Linda Brogan (Lillian ’19, Laine ’16) d2L3brogan@sbcglobal.net

Alison Leszcz (Cate '19)



Mary O’Donnell (Kelly ’18) mod1990@aol.com

Tricia Shultz (Grace ’18, Maggie ’20) tschultz4455@gmail.com

Dad Prom

Dad Prom (March 11th at 6:00 p.m.) - Shari May (Caleigh ‘18) shari.r.may@pwc.com and Kim Langhenry (Claire ’18) klanghenry@me.com

The Mothers’ Club organizes this highlight of the four years, when senior girls get to spend a magical evening with their first true loves – their dads!

Holly Market

Holly Market (November 30th at 5:00 p.m.) - Paige Taliak (Ellie '20) paigetaliak@gmail.com

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.


Magnifi-Party (August 16th at 5:30 p.m.) - Ann Litzler Coyne '88 (Claire ’15, Emily ’18, Elizabeth ’21) anncoyne@mac.com

All parents are invited to join other Blue Streak parents for fun, food, and festivities at this welcoming social! It is in conjunction with freshman parent orientation.


Meetings/Socials (September 14th, November 14th, January 16th, March 8th and May 3rd at 7:00 p.m.) - Julie Lesko Haylor (Sydney '20) leskohaylor@gmail.com and Wendy Pietrangelo (Katie '20) wpietran@sbcglobal.net

Join us for Mothers' Club meetings and socials!

Moriah House

Moriah House (First Saturday and last Sunday) - Joyce Bauer (Molly ’17, Grace ’20) jmkbauer@gmail.com and Lisa Marshall (Emily '16, Anna '17) lisa_marshall2014@icloud.com

Once a month, Magnificat mothers and daughters serve breakfast and dinner at this West Side Catholic Center shelter for homeless women and children.

Mother/Daughter Senior Luncheon

Mother/Daughter Senior Luncheon (April 15th at 11:00 a.m.) Tamara Vesikallio (Alexandra ’21) vesikallio@gmail.com Kathy Kniely

(Colleen ’18) kniely@sbcglobal.net

Moms and daughters will have a chance to enjoy this special senior year event!

Muffins From Mom

Muffins From Mom (Freshmen - Februrary 8th, Sophomores - February 6th, Juniors - February 1st, Seniors - January 30th at 10:45 a.m.)

Nancy Seibert (Ellie ’20) nancykseibert@gmail.com

Julie Miller (Megan ’21) jmarkwoodmiller@gmail.com

Enjoy donating muffins and drinks and/or help serve them to the students at school for a fun winter treat!

Night of Reflection

Night of Reflection (Father/Daughter - March 15 at 6:00 p.m., Mother/Daughter - May 10 6:00 p.m.) Debbie Ready Norton '87 (Anna '18, Taylor '18, Sydney '18) dareidy@aol.com and Lee Mylonas (Morgan ’18, Alyssa ’19) lmylonas@its.jnj.com

Enjoy an evening of spiritual growth with your daughter.

Out of the Blue Care Packages

Out of the Blue Care Packages (February 6th at 6:00 p.m.) Paula Conroy (Madeline ’17) pbmp97@gmail.com and Dina Picha (Jayme ’17) dinaln@msn.com

Freshman college moms reunite for an evening of fun as they assemble care packages for our newest Magnificat alumnae.

Senior Prom

Senior Prom (April 28th at 6:00 p.m.) Traci Skok (Madison ’18) traci@providianmedical.com

Work as a chaperone at the after prom and help set up for the special event.