Principal Newsletter

From the Desk of Mrs. Riley

May 31, 2018

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that I am writing my last newsletter of the school year! The faculty and staff remain committed to doing our part in supporting and living the mission of Our Lady of Good Counsel School. With the end of the school year in sight, please continue to encourage your children to finish strong. I look forward to seeing all of you over the next week and a half at the various end of year events that celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of our students. Each moment we share together makes us stronger as a school community. It has been a wonderful year!!

I wish you all a very happy, safe, and enjoyable summer filled with family time of prayer and play. I look forward to seeing all of you again in August!

God's Peace,

Mrs. Barbara Riley


Summer Office Hours

Beginning Monday, June 11, 2018, our School Office hours for the Summer are as follows:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

We will be involved in many new & exciting school improvement projects this summer. In order to ensure that someone is available to answer your questions, please contact the School Office prior to coming in person. Please email our School Office Manager, Martha Matysik, at or call 215-357-1300 Ext. 117 for any additional questions you may have.

Teacher Assignments

CARES Handbook & Registration - 2018/2019 School Year

If your child(ren) will be utilizing our CARES Program for the 2018-2019 school year, we ask that you please familiarize yourself with our CARES Parent Handbook & sign the Handbook Response Form found within the Handbook. This form, along with the CARES Registration Form & $50 registration fee, can be submitted to the School Office any time from now until the start of school on August 28, 2018. We must have all three components before your child(ren) can begin CARES. Thank you.

Important Dates to Remember

6/1: 8th Grade Picnic; Hello Goodbye Dance- 7:00 PM

6/4: Classroom Parties;6th Grade Field Trip

6/5: Spirit Day

6/6: School Student Day of Service

6/7: Grades 1-7 Awards Ceremony- 1:00 PM; Graduation- 5:30 PM

6/8: Last Day of School; Mass- 9:00 AM; Dismissal- 10:30 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."