Principal Newsletter

From the Desk of Mrs. Riley

November 1, 2018

Dear Parents,

Happy November! We begin this month with the celebration of All Saints Day! We held our annual Saints Parade and attended Mass as a school community. It was a wonderful celebration of our faith! In this month of Thanksgiving, I give thanks for the amazing faculty, parents, and students of Our Lady of Good Counsel School.

Some happenings this week:

  • The completion of the Whiteboard Installation took place this week! There are no more blackboards in the building. Every classroom is now equipped with whiteboards adding a new, fresh, clean look throughout the building. Many thanks to P.I.E. and all of those who supported last year's fundraisers which enabled this transformation to happen.
  • Re-registration is off to a great start! So many families are taking advantage of the 50% discount on the fee and registering early. This discount will last until November 30th. If you are registering a preschooler, please act quickly as it is already filling up. This early registration will allow us to determine how many classrooms of each grade will be needed.
  • Our Thanksgiving Service Project is well underway. Thank you to all of those parents who signed up at conference time for a donation to the classroom food basket. Turkeys have been hung outside every classroom and students may purchase feathers with their name on it for $1 to be added to the turkey. On November 16th, the classroom with the most feathers will win a pizza party. The money raised will be used to purchase turkeys for the class basket. Those baskets will then be donated to a family in need.
  • We have officially kicked off our Phillies Phanatic About Reading Program. OLGC has entered a contest to bring the Phillie Phanatic to our school. We need to log as many reading hours as possible. Each student will be given a log to record the number of minutes/hours spent reading. We will also be holding many exciting events each week during school to help build this time.
  • As classes begin to schedule field trips, please be reminded that any parent who would like to attend and be a chaperone must be in compliance with all required clearances. Please check out the school website under Volunteer Information for details on what is required, as well as links.

Thank you for your constant support and prayers for our school. I encourage you to continue to support our work as we advance our mission to provide a transformative education steeped in academics and faith to our deserving students. There is no greater investment for forming our future saints than a Catholic education!

Please carefully review this week's newsletter for many reminders and updates. We thank you for entrusting your children to us and for the sacrifices you make each day to send your child(ren) to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School.

God’s Peace,

Mrs. Barbara Riley


Re-Registration 2019-2020 School Year

Thank you for choosing Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School and Catholic Education for your children! Re-registration of current school families for the 2019-2020 School Year has officially begun.

Registration of new families will begin on December 1, 2018.

In order to re-register, families must be up to date on current tuition payments. We ask that you please fill out the Re-registration Form accordingly and return it to school along with payment in an envelope marked “Re-registration.” Please know that forms will not be accepted and students will not be considered registered unless payment is included.

If you have any questions or need to discuss current tuition circumstances, please feel free to contact the Principal or Business Manager. Once again, we thank you for the continued sacrifices you make to send your children to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School.

Click to download & print a Re-Registration Form for your child(ren):
Re-Registration Form 2019-2020

Thanksgiving Baskets 2018

This year for Thanksgiving OLGC students, lead by our Student Leadership team, are asking that each class collect Thanksgiving Baskets complete with "all the fixings of a traditional Thanksgiving meal." The attached flyer will be hung outside of each classroom. In order to make the Thanksgiving Day deadline, all donations must be brought into school by Friday, November 16th. Thank you in advance for your support of this service project!

2019 Spring Fling Auction Night

Our 2019 Spring Fling Auction Night is set for March 30th at Brookside Manor. Come join us for Dinner, Drinks & Dancing, a Live Auction, a Silent Auction, Raffle Baskets & so much more! All proceeds from this event benefit the students of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School. On behalf of OLGC & our P.I.E. Organization, we hope to see you there to "Party with a Purpose!"

You could bid on the following prizes/Raffle Baskets...

A golf outing for three at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, donated by the Mahon Family - NEW!

A Younique makeup basket, donated by the Mahon Family - NEW!


Thank you so much to our donors & if you would like to donate a Raffle Basket or prize, please complete the Auction Donation Form, below, or email our P.I.E. Organization at Stay tuned for more updates on donations, tickets & more!

Auction Donation Form

P.I.E. is about 25% of the way toward our goal of 50 basket donations for our Spring Fling Auction Night.

Parents - if you know local business owners who would donate a gift card, product or service, please reach out to them, and complete the Auction Donation Form so P.I.E. can count it in.

Individual gift card donations, or basket donations from groups of families ($20 - $30 each) could also make for some really great prizes.

Thank you for your support in making this event a success! We can't do it without all of you!

Important Flyers & Information

Kitchen Wizards

Kitchen Wizards is back at OLGC and this time it will be a 6 week after school program themed to "Traditional and International Christmas Cookies." Please see the attached flyer for more details or if your child(ren) would like to sign up.

To view this flyer on our school website, please click HERE.

November Rosary Club with Mrs. Chirico

Our November Rosary Club meeting will be held on Monday, November 5th. This club is open to those students in Grades 1 through 8. Please come join us in prayer & friendship! For those interested, please see the attached flyer & return it back to school before the November club meeting.

To view this flyer on our school website, please click HERE.

OLGC Kids Quizzo

OLGC Kids Quizzo, open to students in 5th through 8th Grade, is scheduled for Friday, November 9th at 7:00 PM. Please see the attached flyer for more details & form your team today!

PAC 2018 Fall Show "Rockin' Through the Ages"

The 2018 Fall PAC Show "Rockin' Through the Ages" will be held on Saturday, November 17th at 7:30 PM. Stay tuned for information regarding tickets, raffle baskets and more. We hope to see you there for a "rockin'" good time!

Santa Shoppe 2018

Our 2018 Santa Shoppe is fast approaching! This year's Santa Shoppe will be held on Monday, December 3rd. We are looking for volunteers to help us with this special day for our students.

To sign-up to volunteer for our 2018 Santa Shoppe, please click HERE.

Important Dates to Remember

11/2: First Friday Mass

11/7: 1st Grade Mass

11/9: Kids Quizzo - 7:00 PM

11/12: Field Trip Grades 2, 3, and 4

11/13: Book Fair

11/14: Book Fair; 8th Grade Mass

11/17: PAC Fall Show - "Rockin' Through the Ages"

11/19: Field Trip Grades 5 and 6

11/21: 7th Grade Mass 11:45 AM Dismissal for Thanksgiving Break - NO PM CARES

11/22 - 11/26: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

11/27: Classes Resume

11/28: 6th Grade Mass

11/29: Dress Down Day - $1

11/30: Community Homeroom - 8:45 AM; End of 1st Trimester

12/3: 2nd Trimester Begins; Santa Shoppe

12/5: 5th Grade Mass

12/6: Field Trip Grade 8

12/7: NO SCHOOL - Faculty Inservice Day; Snowball Dance - Grades 6, 7 & 8

12/10: Report Card Distribution

12/11: Picture Re-takes - 9:00 AM

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School

Mission Statement

"Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School, under the guidance of Mary, seeks to empower students to commit to Christian service, dedicate their lives to Gospel values, and lead with academic excellence."