Principal Newsletter

From the Desk of Mrs. Riley

February 14, 2019

Dear Parents,


Kindness is a virtue that lifts the spirit and touches the hearts of the people we encounter in our lives. This year at school we have been highlighting the virtue of kindness and our ARK is being filled with all the random acts of kindness our students display. A kind smile or a small compliment can bring joy to someone. Let us pray to the Holy Spirit to ripen the fruit of kindness in us.


By teaching our children the simple DO'S and DONT'S of kindness, we can help ripen that fruit.


DO:

Speak kindly of someone at least once a day.

Think kindly about someone at least once a day.

Do an act of kindness to someone at least once a day.


DON'T:

Don't speak unkindly of anyone.

Don't think unkindly about anyone.

Don't act unkindly toward anyone.


In the words of Pope Francis, "Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us."


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/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 - Additional Funding Awarded to OLGC

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. Participation in the SPE Program is available to everyone. 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
- just 2 WEEKS LEFT to get the reduced rate of $45 per person, if you order tickets before March 1st (space is limited). Event menu is finalized, see below! Send the completed order form with payment in to school. Ticket Order Form


  • Tickets can also be purchased in person at the back of church on February 23rd & 24th 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 Thursday, February 28th. Ad Space Reservation Form


Auction Items - Donated raffle items can be dropped off at the gym on one of two designated drop-off nights - Tuesday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 6th, from 6 PM - 9 PM.


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

New Auction Donations This Week


  • Free tour of 6ABC newstation donated by The Marino Family


  • 2 hours of a free photo booth for your next event ($300 value) donated by ACE DJ Entertainment


  • Free portrait session with LexiBird Photography donated by OLGC Parent Alexis Halgas


  • Massage Envy Spa basket


Thank you all for your support!

Important Flyers & Information

Box Tops - February

Here are some new Box Top Collections Sheets just in time for the month of February:
February Collection Sheet 1
February Collection Sheet 2
February Collection Sheet 3


Don't forget, our Box Top contest for this year is 200 Box Tops per child in order to receive a free Dress Down Day. 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. Thank you to all those who have submitted Box Tops to school thus far!


There is also a "Bonus App" where you can earn even more money for our school through your everyday receipts. All you do is buy, scan & earn! To learn more about "Bonus App," please click HERE. As always, thank you so much for your support of this program!

Kitchen Wizards - Desserts Around the World

The next session of Kitchen Wizards entitled "Desserts Around the World" is coming to OLGC for 5 weeks beginning Tuesday, February 19th. Please see the attached flyer for more information or to sign-up.


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.

OLGC Lunch Program - March Menu

Below is our March 2019 Lunch Menu for families & students to start making your March selections for lunch. All menus & payments are due back to school by Friday, February 22nd. Our menus can also be found on school website, HERE. Thank you!
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OLGC CYO - Spring Sports Registration

OLGC CYO is now accepting registrations for their 2019 Spring sports. All registrations must be done online no later than Tuesday, February 26th. Payment can be made online or can be sent into school. For more information, please see the flyer below or visit CYO's new website, found HERE.


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

2/15: 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

3/11: 3rd Trimester Begins; 1st Grade Mass

3/12: 8th Grade Mass

3/13: 6th Grade Mass

3/14: 7th Grade Mass; Sacrament of First Penance - Grade 2 - 7:00 PM

3/15: 5th Grade Mass; Stations of the Cross Grades 3-5

3/18: NO SCHOOL - School Holiday

3/19: Report Card Distribution; 4th Grade Mass

3/20: Community Homeroom - 8:45 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."