From the Desk of Mrs. Riley
May 10, 2018
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.
Mrs. Barbara Riley
OLGC Spring Open House, Art Show & Band Concert 2018
TONIGHT: Thursday, May 10, 2018- 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuition Prepayment Discount
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
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!
Carnival Help Needed!
Important Flyers & Information
Shrek The Musical Jr.
Flynn & O'Hara Uniform Sale
*You DO NOT need a Promo Code. All items have already been marked down 10%.*
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 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
Committed to Christian Service
We have service projects at OLGC each month to give our students an opportunity to serve. This past month, we celebrated Earth Day with an environment themed "Day of Service."
Dedicated to Gospel Values
Our annual May Procession is a wonderful opportunity for our entire school community to honor the Blessed Mother & come to her with our prayers.
Leading with Academic Excellence
Our 5th Grade students recently visited our state capital of Harrisburg on a class field trip & learned all about Pennsylvania's rich history.
Committed to Christian Service
Dedicated to Gospel Values
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School
"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."