Thank you to all our moms who have already volunteered their time this year. Be on the lookout for e-mails, the newsletter, and daily announcements for other opportunities to volunteer. We will need volunteers for our upcoming Garage Sale and Grandparents' Day.
The “Stop and Paws” bookstore trailer is open every Tuesday and Thursday during both lunch periods (11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) We have new VCH infinity scarves for girls available in the trailer and more new merchandise coming very soon! Order forms for personalized yard signs and license plates are available in the bookstore trailer and also in the front office.
The Mothers’ Club was founded in February 2006 and has continued to grow in membership and service to our school.
The purpose of the Mothers’ Club is to unify our parents, students, teachers, and staff in the Vandebilt Catholic High School community.
Some of the many ways the Mothers’ Club serves are offering prayer support, helping at events for school activities, and operating a bookstore at school called “Stop and Paws.”
As required by the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, all volunteers should be Safe Environment certified.
The Mothers’ Club asks all volunteers working at school to wear a white polo or button-down shirt with the Vandebilt Mothers’ Club logo. The purpose of wearing the shirt is to show unity for the club, to be recognized by staff and students, and to help identify members in some official capacity during events. Members will be responsible for taking their own shirts to one of the participating businesses and have the logo embroidered on it.
The Mothers’ Club activities are determined by school administration and planned around the school calendar. The Mothers’ Club shares many of the activities with other school organizations, and participation may not have a large involvement at all times. The Mothers’ Club attempts to have every member participate in some service for the school whether through offering prayer support or working in the bookstore or at school events.
The “Stop and Paws” bookstore is operated by the Mothers’ Club. The officers of the club oversee and make decisions regarding the bookstore. The bookstore sells a wide range of school supplies as well as school spirit items such as throws, T-shirts, hair ribbons, coffee mugs, house flags, yard signs, and license plates. The Mother’s Club also sells book covers and used required reading books through the library.
A general membership meeting is held at the beginning of each school year to welcome our old and new members and to share plans for the upcoming year. The proceeds from annual dues and the bookstore primarily go toward some activities and the academic needs of the school. Donations are generally made to an academic department or to an area of the school that touches every child, such as the library. The Mothers’ Club has also established an Endowment Fund to be designated for the academic needs of our school.