Principal Newsletter

From the Desk of Mrs. Riley

January 31, 2019

Dear Parents,


What a wonderful Catholic Schools Week celebration we shared as a school community! So many exciting events took place to showcase and celebrate all that we are! We have an amazing school and parish community and we are so humbled and thankful for the constant support and prayers we receive.


Highlighted in our Catholic Schools Week this year was our 2nd Annual Day of Giving. As a result of the generosity of our entire community - parents, parishioners, alumni, and anonymous donors, we far surpassed our original goal. Between online and in person donations, the total raised was $34,755! We are humbled by the overwhelming support given to this campaign. Our goal of equipping our students and classrooms with iPads and Smart Panels will now become a reality. Our students will feel this impact immediately in their classrooms as the materials have been ordered and are on their way.


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

Tuition Letter from Pastor & Tuition Rates 2019-2020

Please read Father Suskey's 2019 Tuition Letter: Tuition Letter 2019


Please view OLGC's Tuition Rates for the 2019-2020 School Year: Tuition Rates 2019-2020

Re-Registration 2019-2020/New Family Registration

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 still open as well as registration of new families.


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

BLOCS - Exciting Announcement Additional Funding Awarded to OLGC

Special Announcement: Additional Tuition Funds Available to OLGC from The Foundation for Catholic Education


We are excited to announce that The Foundation for Catholic Education has informed us that several OLGC parishioners applied and have been approved for the SPE Program – Special Purpose Entity. This allowed them to participate in the EITC Program, whereby they can now redirect their state tax dollars directly to Our Lady Good of Counsel School. As a result, this has now greatly increased the amount of tuition funds available for school families that apply and are approved for BLOCS for the 2019-2020 School Year.


We highly encourage everyone to apply for BLOCS tuition grants via Facts (Application found HERE). The minimum income threshold for a family with one child is $100,000 and that amount increases by $15,000 for every additional child that attends our school. In order to be considered for this grant you must apply and be approved.


Facts is the third party administrator that processes and reviews your financial information in order to determine eligibility. This is a strict confidential process and we only receive a confirmation of whether or not a family is approved. We are so very grateful to the parishioners who participated and are now providing additional tuition grants for our school families. Participation in the SPE Program is available to everyone not just businesses. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in the SPE Program, please review the information HERE or contact the School Office if you would like to speak to someone that has been a part of this program.

2019 Spring Fling Auction Night

OLGC school's largest parent fundraiser of the year is fast-approaching, and there are a few ways you can get involved:


Ticket Sales
- Tickets are officially on sale at a reduced rate if you order before March 1st (space is limited). Send the completed form with payment in to school. Ticket Order Form


  • Tickets can also be purchased in person at the back of church on Feb 9-10 and Feb 23-24 before and after all masses. Raffle tickets will be available, 4 for $10, for a chance to win a few of our higher-end baskets.


Program Book Ads - Purchase an ad in the event program book (full page ad $250, half page ad $150, business card ad $50). Email Nicole Martin at nicolekmartin711@gmail.com or send a space reservation form into school by next Friday 2/8. Ad Space Reservation Form


Auction Items - Donate a raffle item (nothing too big or too small!) or a basket. Let us know what you plan to donate now, drop off the item/basket on one of two designated drop-off nights in the gym - Tuesday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 6th, from 6 PM - 9 PM. Email us at olgcpie@olgc.org or send the donation form into school. Auction Donation Form


Small cash and lottery ticket donations can be sent into school in an envelope parked "PIE." Thank you!


New Auction Donations This Week

5 free Walt Disney World hopper park passes ($300 value) donated by the Marino Family

Gift cards to:

Richie's Bar and Grill

Yum Yum Bakery

Elements Dance Factory

Pike Lanes


Thank you all for your support!

Important Flyers & Information

February Rosary Club with Mrs. Chirico

Our February Rosary Club meeting will be held on Monday, February 4th. 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 February club meeting.


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

Mother/Son Bowling Event sponsored by P.I.E.

Our P.I.E. Organization is sponsoring "Mother/Son Bowling" on Saturday, March 2nd at Bowlero in Feasterville. The cost is $25 per person & payment plus the registration form is due back to school no later than Tuesday, February 26th.


Mother/Son Bowling Registration Form


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

Sweetheart Dance 2019

Please join us for the 2019 Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance on Friday, February 8, 2019. Tickets are $45 per couple & $60 family maximum. Tickets will not be available for purchase the night of the event or at the door. All forms & payment are due back to school no later than Friday, February 1, 2019. Please see the attached flyer for more information.


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

OLGC Knights of Columbus Designer Bag Bingo

The OLGC Knights of Columbus are sponsoring their annual "Designer Bag Bingo" on Saturday, March 2nd. Please see the attached flyers for more details on this event such as ticket sales, raffles, etc.


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

OLGC CYO

To keep up with our Parish Athletics, OLGC CYO, please be sure to visit & view their new website. Here you will find all registration information, sports schedules, photo galleries, as well as any other events or special happenings.


To be redirected to the OLGC CYO website, please click HERE.

Important Dates to Remember

2/1: Faculty Appreciation Day; First Friday Mass - 9:00 AM

2/6: 6th Grade Mass

2/8: Sweetheart Dance - 7:00 PM

2/13: 5th Grade Mass

2/15: NO SCHOOL - Faculty Meeting

2/18: NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day

2/20: 4th Grade Mass

2/22: Minute To Win It - 7:00 PM

2/27: Community Homeroom - 8:45 AM

2/28: Dress Down Day - $1.00

3/1: First Friday Mass

3/2: Mother/Son Bowling

3/6: Ash Wednesday Mass - 10:00 AM

3/7: 3rd Grade Mass

3/8: 2nd Grade Mass, Stations of the Cross Grades 6-8, End of 2nd Trimester

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."