Sage Canyon Elementary School moms Colleen Henckels and Leah Anne Borrell have created a new school Moms’ Club, an effort to build a stronger community among moms, make lasting memories with their children and to have some fun. The Mom’s Club launched with a Moms’ Night Out on Sept. 19 at Searsucker Del Mar, attended by over 60 moms.
Henckels and her family have been at Sage Canyon for just a year, moving to San Diego from New York City. She has a second grader and a fifth grader at the large, 800-family school but said she had a hard time meeting other parents.
“It just seemed like there was a need for moms like myself to connect outside of school,” Henckels said.
Besides monthly Moms’ Night Outs, Henckels has ideas for the club to do community service projects, organize lunches at school and possibly plan some fun off-campus events for moms and their children throughout the year.
The club will continue to brainstorm about ways to create special memories and great friendships, “moving past the walls of the school and building our own community.”