From the Desk of Mrs. Riley
September 27, 2018
"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.
Mrs. Barbara Riley
2018 Fall Open House
To RSVP to our Open House, please click HERE.
Important Flyers & Information
Rosary Club with Mrs. Chirico
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.
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
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!
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
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!
Knights of Columbus Lottery Tickets
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
"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."