Principal Newsletter

From the Desk of Mrs. Riley

October 18, 2018

Dear Parents,

The weather has cooled and it is time to put away the summer uniforms until next spring. Winter Uniforms will officially begin on Monday. Please see below for the Winter Uniform requirements.

Also, below you will find the link to the Middle States Parent Survey that I discussed at Back to School Night. As we begin the year long intensive self study process, your input is important to us. This self study will lead us in the creation of long term strategic goals and help us to put in place the strategies to meet these goals. The survey link will be up for two weeks. You will also be able to find the link on the school website.

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


MSA Standards for Schools: Parent Survey

Please click the embedded link below to be redirected to the Middle States Association Standards for Schools Parent Survey via Survey Monkey.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Last call to schedule for Fall Parent Teacher Conferences. Conferences will be held Thursday, October 25th from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Friday, October 26th from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Dismissal will be at 11:45 on Thursday, October 25th. There will be NO PM CARES. There is NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, October 26th.

Please refer to last week's Newsletter (10/11) for directions on how to sign-up via our Option C website. The Option C Parent Conference Portal will close at midnight on Monday, October 22nd. Please schedule your conference using the Option C system as soon as possible.

Winter Uniforms

OLGC Winter Uniforms begin on Monday, October 22nd. Please consult both the OLGC Parent-Student Handbook as well as our OLGC Uniform Flyer as to what constitutes the Winter Uniform.

Click HERE to be redirected to our OLGC Uniform Flyer to view the correct Winter Uniform pieces.

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...

Five 1-hour hitting lessons for baseball players age 8+ from Coach Dennis Murphy. Mr. Murphy is an OLGC parent/Archbishop Wood Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach/former All-Star Baseball Academy Instructor.

Two Phillies tickets and $150 gift card to Mad Golfer donated by the Lorenz family.

Long weekend stay at a beautiful Pocono home that sleeps 12- Your choice of weekend. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath ranch in White Haven, PA. Two bedrooms have queen over queen bunk beds with the other the bedroom having a king bed. Fully finished basement with 4th bedroom, a king bed and large living area. Walking distance from man made lake/beach, and within miles of Big Boulder, Jack Frost and Split Rock and just a short drive from The Crossings Outlets and Great Wolf Lodge donated by the Donato Family.


Thank you so much to our donors & if you would like to donate a Raffle Basket or prize, please email our P.I.E. Organization at Stay tuned for more updates on donations, tickets & more!

Important Flyers & Information

Calendar Change

Please note there has been a change of date with both Kids Quizzo & OLGC's "Spike-tacular."

Kids Quizzo will now take place on Friday, November 9th at 7:00 PM in the School Gym.

OLGC's "Spike-tacular" Volleyball Event will now take place on Friday, January 11th at 7:00 PM in the School Gym.

All School Calendars have been updated with these new date changes. Thank you!

KidStuff Books with Online App

KidsStuff Books will be sent home in a large manila envelope to all families on Friday, October 19th. The book and the envelope are labeled with your family name. Please review the KidsStuff Book. If you do not wish to purchase it then please return it in the envelope.

There are a few new features with our KidStuff Book Sale this year:

1. A Free App with coupons is now included with the cost of the Kids Stuff book which will provide you with coupons online and on your mobile device.

2. There are two methods to pay for your book:

1. Log on to the KidsStuff Book portal and pay with a debit or credit card.

2. Payment envelopes are also included in your packet. Cash and checks made out to OLGC School are accepted.

3. Earn a free book or OLGC Spirit wear T-Shirt or Hoodie when you sell additional books. Please refer to the incentive flyer located in the envelope for more details. Additional books are available in the School Office. Once your order is received the additional books will be sent home immediately. See below as to how to share your family's online link to promote the selling of additional books to earn prizes.

Book sales will begin Friday, October 19th and end on Friday, November 9th. All unsold books are to be returned to school by Friday, November 9th.

Online Ordering and Selling Link

Go to Enter School Code "OUR891007" Create your family portal.

Share your Seller Link to sell books in the Online Store and receive credit towards your family's sale. Please make sure that you share the link that shows the school code and your family code.

Purchasers can pay a small shipping fee to ship to an address or purchasers can choose "Pick Up from Seller." The School Office will send the additional books home with your child.

OLGC Lunch Program - November Menu

Below is our November 2018 Lunch Menu for families & students to start making your November selections for lunch. All menus & payments are due back to school by Thursday, October 25th. Our menus can also be found on school website, HERE. Thank you!
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Picture Day

School Picture Day will be held on Monday, October 29th. We will begin at 9 AM in the Gym. All students will have their picture taken regardless if you wish to purchase picture packages. The picture your child takes will serve as his or her Yearbook picture. Picture package forms will be distributed and sent home later next week, so please be on the lookout for that.

Students may dress in regular clothes for School Picture Day or they may wear their school uniform.

Eighth Grade students can purchase regular school picture packages however their Yearbook picture will be their graduation cap and gown picture. The Graduation pictures will be taken some time in January and information regarding that process will be sent at that time.

Picture Ordering Forms will be sent home early next week. If you forget to send in your form on Picure Day your student's picture will still be taken. Please send in payment the following day.

Trunk or Treat - This Saturday 10/20

Trunk or Treat sponsored by our P.I.E. Organization is scheduled for this Saturday, October 20th. The registration form is below. Please print and return to school with payment of $20 per car if you wish to attend. Thank you!


Please click HERE if you would like to volunteer for our Trunk or Treat Event.

Important Dates to Remember

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

10/29: School Picture Day

10/31: Dress Down Day - $1; Classroom Parties

11/1: All Saints Mass - 10:30 AM; Parade of Saints

11/2: First Friday Mass

11/7: 1st Grade Mass

11/9: Kids Quizzo - 7:00 PM

11/12: Field Trip Grades 2, 3, and 4

11/13: Book Fair

11/14: Book Fair

11/17: PAC Fall Show - "Rockin' Through the Ages"

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."