Principal Newsletter

From the Desk of Mrs. Riley

November 29, 2018

Dear Parents,


What a wonderful time to be a part of the OLGC School community!! It has been such an exciting week as we listened to our OLGC School Choir on the radio. They were chosen from hundreds of schools as one of the 9 semifinalists in the B 101.1 Christmas Choir Competition. Even though we did not move on, we are so incredibly proud of our students for the hard work, effort, dedication, and determination that went into their performance! We are also so thankful to the many members of our school, parish, and Archdiocesan community who supported us during the competition. Our choir has truly united us as a school community.


Please join us tomorrow at 8:45 for our November Community Homeroom. The following is the agenda:


  • November Birthdays
  • Box Top Winners
  • ARK Winners
  • Blessing of classroom Advent Wreaths



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

Re-Registration 2019-2020 - FINAL DAY FOR DISCOUNTED FEE!

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 is well underway. Families who wish to receive the 50% discount off of the registration fee only have until tomorrow, Friday, November 30th to do so. Beginning December 1st, the fee will increase to $150 per family.


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

Day of Giving 2019 - Save The Date

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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 Kate Spade tote filled with hair products from by Angel Cuts donated by The Bussetti Family - NEW!


A gift certificate for a Birthday Splash Party (valued at $250) donated by Kids First Swim School - NEW!


And SO MUCH MORE!!!


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

Important Flyers & Information

December Rosary Club with Mrs. Chirico

Our December Rosary Club meeting will be held on Monday, December 3rd. 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 December club meeting.


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

Holton's Heroes - OLGC Christmas Service Project

OLGC's Student Leadership Team is proud to announce that we will be taking part in the 4th Annual Holton's Heroes Toy Drive as our 2018 Christmas Service Project. This drive is for hospitalized children around the tri-state area, including those patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. OLGC will be collecting toys for these children from now until Wednesday, December 12th. We are setting up two collection boxes, one on B Level & one on A Level, and ask that you please bring in new, unwrapped toys or gift cards as donations. For more information on this Service Project, please see the attached flyer or view it on our school website HERE.

OLGC Barnes & Noble Night- December 3, 2018

OLGC will be sponsoring a "Barnes & Noble Night" on Monday, December 3rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Willow Grove Barnes & Noble. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the entire family to shop for books, socialize with our school community and hear our Principal and fabulous teachers read stories! You can also purchase books online from this event. Our Bookfair ID for online use & purchases is 12474425. What a great way to buy some Christmas gifts & some more books for your Phanatic Reading Logs too! We hope to see you there!

PAC 2018 Fall Show "Rockin' Through the Ages' - NEW DATE (12/1/18)

Good luck to all of our students who will be performing in this weekend's newly rescheduled 2018 Fall PAC Show "Rockin' Through the Ages." The show will now be held on Saturday, December 1st at 7:30 PM. Thank you to the dedicated members of our PAC Program for all of their hard work & shared talents in helping to form this show. We hope to see you there for a "rockin'" good time!

Pretzel Ordering - 2nd Trimester

Philly soft pretzels are available for students during snack time. Only those in grades K through 8 may order. We will begin pretzel ordering for the 2nd Trimester on Monday, December 3rd. Order forms/envelopes will be sent home tomorrow Friday, November 30th. Pretzels are ordered on a Trimester basis.


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

Santa Shoppe 2018

Our 2018 Santa Shoppe will be held next Monday, December 3rd. The "yellow mailer" envelope will be sent home tomorrow. It will contain a Santa Shoppe envelopes for each child in your family. Please include a separate envelope labeled Raffle money if you would like your child to participate in the raffle drawings. Raffles this year will be a Nativity Set, a Blowup Christmas decoration and a Google Chromebook. We are still in need of volunteers to help us with this special day for our students.


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


PLEASE PLACE THE SANTA SHOPPE ENVELOPE AND RAFFLE ENVELOPE (IF APPLICABLE ) IN YOUR CHILD'S FOLDER AS THEY WILL BE BRINGING THESE ENVELOPES WITH THEM TO THE SANTA SHOPPE.


PLEASE RETURN THE "YELLOW MAILER" ENVELOPE TO SCHOOL AS THIS ENVELOPE WILL BE REUSED FOR FUTURE MAILINGS.

School Pictures, Retakes & Graduation Pictures

If you ordered school pictures, they will be sent home with your child tomorrow. Anyone wishing to have retakes or if you missed picture day, our make-up day is Tuesday, December 11th at 9:00 AM. Please send in the Picture Package on retake day. Unless noted the same picture package will be ordered.


Our 8th Grade, Graduation Pictures are scheduled for Friday, January 25th at 9:00 AM. More information will follow after we return from Christmas Break.

Important Dates to Remember

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

12/1: Fall PAC Show 7:30 PM

12/3: 2nd Trimester Begins; Santa Shoppe; OLGC Barnes & Noble Night 6 - 8 PM

12/5: 5th Grade Mass

12/6: Field Trip Grade 8

12/7: NO SCHOOL - Faculty Inservice Day; Snowball Dance - Grades 6, 7 & 8 - 7:00 PM

12/10: Report Card Distribution; Band Concert - 7:00 PM

12/11: Picture retakes - 9:00 AM

12:12: "Our Little Angels Christmas Social" - Pre-K, K & Grade 1 - 9:00 AM; 4th Grade Mass; Confessions Grade 3-8 - 1:30 PM

12/13: Christmas Concert Practice

12/14: Christmas Concert - 1:30 PM

12/21: Community Homeroom - 8:45 AM; Dress Down Day - $1; Classroom Christmas Parties 12 - 1 PM

12/22 - 1/2: NO SCHOOL- Christmas Break

1/3: Classes Resume

1/4: First Friday Mass

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."