Principal Newsletter

From the Desk of Mrs. Riley

September 27, 2018

Dear Parents,


"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." This Friday we will celebrate September's Community Homeroom. We will unveil our new ARK initiative....A Random Act of Kindness. As we focus on the virtue of kindness this year at school, our teachers and students will be encouraged to recognize random acts of kindness done by others. There will be an ark on display in the school hallway. Whenever a teacher, student, staff member, etc. witnesses an act of kindness, they write the name of that person on a ticket and place it in the ark. Each month at Community Homeroom, names will be drawn from the Ark and those students will be recognized.


Below I have posted two photos. The first photo shows what students want to learn this year in first grade. The second photo shows what their parents want them to learn in first grade this year. Many of the student answers focused on the academic areas, while most of the parent answers were more faith-based and focused on values. The ARK initiative is designed to help promote the values and morals that we as Catholics have at the center of our faith.


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

Principal

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2018 Fall Open House

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Join us for our 2018 Fall Open House on Sunday, October 14 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Come meet our teachers, parents and students, tour our classrooms and grounds, and get a glimpse of all that is happening at OLGC. We want you to see why OLGC is the place to be!


To RSVP to our Open House, please click HERE.

Important Flyers & Information

Rosary Club with Mrs. Chirico

Our new First Grade teacher Mrs. Chirico is looking for members of our brand new Rosary Club. 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 first club meeting on Monday, October 1st.


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

2018 Clothing Drive sponsored by P.I.E.

OLGC's P.I.E. Organization will be sponsoring a clothing drive the weekend of October 6th, October 7th & again on October 13th. Please see the attached "Save The Date" for more details.


To sign-up for parents/families to volunteer to man the donation area or help load the truck, please visit this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aa8a628a4fc1-clothing


Thank you for your support!

Trunk or Treat sponsored by P.I.E.

Trunk or Treat sponsored by our P.I.E. Organization is set for Saturday, October 20th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.


The cost of this event is $20 per car. Please see the "Save The Date" above for more details or email P.I.E. at OLGCpie@olgc.org with any questions.

Box Tops for Education

Contest Details

Our Box Top contest for this year will be unveiled at September's Community Homeroom tomorrow. As a reminder, in order to qualify for the contest your child's box tops must be glued to a collection sheet and not contain expired box tops. The General Mills Corporation that organizes the Box Top Program has processing guidelines that need to be followed in order to receive monetary credit. Use of collection sheets greatly aides us in the processing task. However, we do not want to discourage the submission of loose box tops. If you do not want to participate in the contest, please continue to collect and send the box tops in a plastic bag or envelope.


Each box top is worth ten cents. Our school received over $1600.00 from Box Tops last year. Thank you for supporting this very important fundraiser!


Collection Sheets

Each sheet is worth 25 box tops. In order to receive credit for Box Tops that your child(ren) want to bring back into school, your child’s name, grade & homeroom needs to be visibly written on the Box Tops sheet. There are times when BONUS points or certificates are issued. Please affix those on a separate sheet of paper and don’t forget to write your child’s name on the sheet.


To view all of the various Box Tops collection sheets please visit this link: Box Tops for Education Collection Sheets


Here are a few examples of Collection Sheets:
Example #1 of a Box Top Collection Sheet
Example #2 of a Box Top Collection Sheet
Example #3 of a Box Top Collection Sheet


Here are a few special Collection Sheets just in time for Halloween:
Downright Scary Collection Sheet
Ghouls For Schools Collection Sheet
Halloween Collection Sheet
Harvest Collection Sheet

Coca-Cola Give Program

Here is another way to earn free cash for our school! The Coca -Cola Give Program provides us an opportunity to raise funds for our various school initiatives by simply collecting codes off of beverage bottles and other Coca-Cola products. There are three simple ways to provide/enter your product codes:


1. Send your beverage bottle caps into school and we will enter the code.

2. Enter the bottle code into our school portal on the Coca-Cola Website if you don't wish to send in the bottle caps to school.

3. Sign-up on the Coca-Cola Website and then download the app. Select our school and snap a pic of the code.


OLGC School will receive a check quarterly & this Program would be another great way to earn money for our school!

Ink Recycling

Here at OLGC, you can always recycle your used ink cartridges to earn cash for our school. We received over $800 last year for used ink cartridges. All proceeds go to the Technology fund for the Digital Learning Commons. Please consider bringing in your used printer and copier ink cartridges from your home or business. Ink Cartridges can be dropped off by the front bench at the School Office entrance during off hours or brought into school. They can also be dropped off at the back of Church in the recycling box.

Community Corner

Baby's Breath 5K & Fun Run/Walk sponsored by Youth Ministry

The OLGC Youth Ministry is sponsoring a 5K & Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, October 13th at Tyler State Park. All proceeds from this event will benefit A Baby's Breath of Warminster. Please see the attached "Save The Date" for more details.

Barbecue Benefit for the Poor

Please see the attached flyer for more information on a "Barbecue Benefit for the Poor" sponsored by one of our school families. All proceeds from this event benefit children in Africa in an effort to bring hope to those in Nigeria. All are welcome to attend.

Knights of Columbus Lottery Tickets

The OLGC Knights of Columbus are currently selling 50/50 lottery tickets. All proceeds from this lottery sponsored by the Knights benefit the students of OLGC School. Please see the attached letter from Knights Treasurer Tom Reilly if you are interested in purchasing or selling lottery tickets. The drawing for this lottery is October 8, 2018, Columbus Day. Thank you for your support.

Important Dates to Remember

9/27: Dress Down Day - $1.00

9/28: Community Homeroom - 8:45 AM

10/2: Kelly's Classroom with Fox 29 & Bob Kelly - 9:00 AM

10/3: 5th Grade Mass

10/4: Fire Prevention Day PreK -4

10/5: First Friday Mass & Student Council Installation - 9:00 AM; Pre-K trip to Shady Brook Farm

10/6: Clothing Drive sponsored by P.I.E.

10/7: Clothing Drive sponsored by P.I.E.

10/10: 4th Grade Mass

10/12: National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony - 1:00 PM

10/13: Clothing Drive sponsored by P.I.E.

10/14: Fall Open House - 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

10/17: 3rd Grade Mass

10/19: Harvest Dance - Grades 6, 7 & 8 - 7:00 PM

10/20: Trunk or Treat

10/22: Winter Uniform Begins

10/24: 2nd Grade Mass

10/25: Community Homeroom - 8:45 AM; 11:45 AM Dismissal, NO PM CARES; Parent-Teacher Conferences - 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

10/26: NO SCHOOL - Parent-Teacher Conferences - 8:00 AM to 11:00 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."