Principal Newsletter

From the Desk of Mrs. Riley

May 10, 2018

Dear Parents,


We continue the long standing tradition of events during the month of May here at Our Lady of Good Counsel School. On Friday, we held the May Procession. What a beautiful and prayer filled moment as we honored our Blessed Mother! We continue with our Open House and Art Show from 6:00 PM -8:00 PM this evening. The Art Show is always an impressive display of a variety of mediums and creativity. At 7:00 PM our Band Concert will begin. The halls will be alive with the sound of music! Please join us for an impressive show of all that Our Lady of Good Counsel has to offer!


I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of the mothers in our school community a very Happy Mother's Day. May God Bless the unselfish, unconditional and loving sacrifices you make for your children each and every day!!


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

OLGC Spring Open House, Art Show & Band Concert 2018

TONIGHT: Thursday, May 10, 2018- 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Tuition Prepayment Discount

It's not too late to take advantage of our tuition discounts for the 2018-2019 school year! Families who pay their tuition in full on or before June 1, 2018 will receive a 2% discount. Please deduct any outstanding SCRIP credits. Payments may be sent to the School Office beginning Monday, May 21, 2018 through Friday, June 1, 2018.

New Tax Code Allows 529 Plan to be used to pay for K-12 Private Education

Please be advised that there were changes to the tax code this year which now allows you to use your 529 college saving plan for Private School tuition for Grades K - 12. There are tax advantages in setting up a 529 plan that can then be used to pay your tuition. Please call the School Office if you have additional questions.


Please refer to the following information link to learn more: https://www.pa529.com/news-events/

Bishop's Tuition Transfer Grant Program

Our Lady of Good Counsel School is excited to announce that we are offering Tuition Transfer Grants for the 2018-2019 school year. The Tuition Transfer Grant Program is available to those students in grades 2 through 7 who wish to transfer to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School from a public or non-Catholic school. All eligible students will receive $1000 off of their first year's tuition & $500 off of their second year. Please share this information with anyone who would be interested in this program. Thank you!

Race for Education & How to Donate

Tomorrow, May 11, 2018, Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School will be conducting our first Race for Education. The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise $20,000 to be used towards security enhancements and facility updates for our school.


If you wish to donate directly online, here is our race site link: http://www.race4ed.com/olgc/. Simply type in the name of the student you wish to sponsor & donate. If you wish to donate via cash or check, please mail your donation to:

611 Knowles Avenue Southampton, PA 18966 C/O Race for Education.

We will be accepting donations through the summer months as well. We thank you in advance for your support!

End of the Year Celebration

Join us on Friday, June 8th for OLGC's End of the Year celebration at Maplewood Swim Club!

Please complete the signup form, and return to school with payment by Wednesday, May 30th.

Carnival Help Needed!

Please consider donating 2-2 1/2 hours of your time to man the Clown Toss and Bean Bag games at this year's carnival. Great opportunity for teenagers to volunteer with a parent. Sign up here

Important Flyers & Information

Shrek The Musical Jr.

Don't miss OLGC's PAC Spring Show "Shrek The Musical Jr." next Friday, May 18th & next Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 PM. Advance tickets are still available as well as ticket raffle sales. Please see the flyers below & we hope to see you at the performances!

Flynn & O'Hara Uniform Sale

Don't miss this special promotion for the month of May! Get your new OLGC uniforms this month online, in store or over the phone & save!


*You DO NOT need a Promo Code. All items have already been marked down 10%.*

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Yearbook Order Form

The OLGC 2018 Yearbook is ready to order. Yearbooks are available for purchase at $27.00 each. Cash or Checks made payable to OLGC School are due by next Friday, May 18th. You may also write one check for multiple yearbooks. Please fill out all the information and send your order, along with payment, to the School Office. Please mark YEARBOOK and make sure your child’s name and room number are on the envelope. Thank you!


Click HERE for a printable Yearbook Order Form.

OLGC CYO Night At The Phillies- LAST CALL!

OLGC CYO is sponsoring a Night at the Phillies on Friday, June 29th. First pitch is at 7:05 PM with fireworks following the game. For those interested, all RSVP’s are due back no later than next Friday, May 18th. Please send in your form along with payment to the School Office. We hope to see you there for a night of fun!

OLGC CYO Sports Banquet

Preparations are now being made for the annual OLGC CYO Sports Banquet. The ceremony is set for Saturday, June 2nd & will begin with the 5:15 PM Mass in the Lower Church followed by the Awards Presentation also in the Lower Church.


Dinner, DJ and Fun will follow the Awards Presentation in the school gymnasium until 9:00 PM. The cost is $8 per Adult & $8 per CYO participant (grades 3 – 8). Children in grades 2 and below are free & there is a family maximum of $40. Please complete the form and return no later than Monday, May 21, 2018. Please return through the OLGC School Office if at all possible & please address the envelopes to “OLGC CYO Awards Banquet."

"Virtue of the Month"

The virtue for the month of May is Fairness. Fairness is the ability to treat everyone with kindness and respect that they deserve. Fairness includes sharing and taking turns, playing by the rules, being honest, compromising, including others, not blaming others, admitting when you are wrong, and keeping an open mind about different opinions. If you see someone displaying the virtue of fairness, fill out a virtue slip for them today. The winners will be announced at our next Community Homeroom.

School Safety & Security

The​ ​safety​ ​of​ ​our​ ​students​ ​is​ ​our​ ​top​ ​priority.​ ​No​ ​visitor​ ​or​ ​volunteer​ ​may​ ​go​ ​to​ ​any​ ​area of​ ​the​ ​school​ ​without​ ​first​ ​signing​ ​in​ ​at​ ​the​ ​office​ ​and​ ​receiving​ ​a​ ​visitor’s​ ​badge.​ ​​Visitors or​ ​volunteers​ ​are​ ​not​ ​permitted​ ​to​ ​go​ ​to​ ​a​ ​classroom​ ​to​ ​visit,​ ​confer​ ​with​ ​a​ ​teacher without​​ an​​ appointment,​​ or​​ visit​​ any​​ child​​ in​​ class, ​​at​​ lunch,​​ or ​​in​​ the​​ schoolyard.​​​​ If parents​ ​wish​ ​to​ ​arrange​ ​a​ ​conference​ ​with​ ​a​ ​teacher​ ​or​ ​the​ ​principal,​ ​they​ ​should​ ​call​ ​the school​ ​office first.

Important Dates to Remember

5/11: Race for Education

5/16: Field Trip- Grades K-3

5/18: Community Homeroom- 8:45 AM; Dress Down Day $1.00

5/18: Spring Musical Production "Shrek Jr."- 7:30 PM

5/19: Spring Musical Production "Shrek Jr."- 7:30 PM

5/24: Final Exams Begin for 8th Grade; 4th Grade Field Trip

5/25: SCHOOL IN SESSION

5/28: Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL

5/30: Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4 Closing- 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM

5/31: Kindergarten Closing- 10:00 AM

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."