Principal Newsletter

From the Desk of Mrs. Riley

January 17, 2019

Dear Parents,

Catholic Schools Week is right around the corner! We set aside this week to celebrate as a faithful community all that Our Lady of Good Counsel School is and has to offer to our parish and community. Please see the full schedule of activities and events planned below. This information can also be found on our school website.

With the winter temperatures upon us, it is extremely important to make sure that your children are dressed appropriately. If the temperature is 32 degrees or above, the children will be going out for recess. It is important to allow time for students to let out their energy after sitting in class all morning. Please make sure winter coats, hats, and gloves are worn. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

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


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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 - Exciting Announcement Additional Funding Awarded to OLGC

Special Announcement: Additional Tuition Funds Available to OLGC from The Foundation for Catholic Education

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. We are so very grateful to the parishioners who participated and are now providing additional tuition grants for our school families. Participation in the SPE Program is available to everyone not just businesses. 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.

Day of Giving 2019

Our 2019 "Day of Giving" is just two weeks away! Our efforts this year will be put towards purchasing new iPads for use in Grades 1 - 4 as well equipping Grades 3 - 8 with state-of-the-art Smart Panels. The link to our personal "Day of Giving" page will be available shortly & our 24-hour donation event will begin at 12 PM on Tuesday, January 29th.
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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
- Tickets are officially on sale at a reduced rate if you order before March 1st (space is limited). Send the completed form with payment in to school. Ticket Order Form

  • Tickets can also be purchased in person at Sun 1/27 Open House and Mon 1/28 Parent Appreciation Day events

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 or send a space reservation form into school. Ad Space Reservation Form

Auction Items - Donate a raffle item (nothing too big or too small!) or a basket. Let us know what you plan to donate now, drop off the item/basket on one of two designated drop-off nights in the gym - Tuesday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 6th, from 6 PM - 9 PM. Email us at or send the donation form into school. Auction Donation Form


Thank you to the following families for new donations for auction:

  • John Altimari (father of Mrs. Hofner) - two tickets to a 76ers game in April
  • Ricca Family - Beautiful Coach purse and wallet
  • Alvarez Family - Gift card to the Holy Chic Children’s boutique in Newtown

Thank you all for your support!

Important Flyers & Information

OLGC Lunch Program - February Menu

Below is our February 2019 Lunch Menu for families & students to start making your February selections for lunch. All menus & payments are due back to school by Thursday, January 24th. Our menus can also be found on school website, HERE. Thank you!
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OLGC PAC Program: Spring 2019 Musical

OLGC's Performing Arts Club has announced their Spring 2019 Musical: "Peter Pan Jr." Please see the attached flyer for details on the upcoming Spring performance. To register your child or to volunteer for our PAC Program, please fill out the PAC Spring Musical Registration Form & return it back to school no later than Friday, February 1st.

To view the 2019 PAC Spring Musical Registration Form on our school website, please click HERE.

Sweetheart Dance 2019

Please join us for the 2019 Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance on Friday, February 8, 2019. Tickets are $45 per couple & $60 family maximum. Tickets will not be available for purchase the night of the event or at the door. All forms & payment are due back to school no later than Friday, February 1, 2019. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

To view this flyer on our school website, please click HERE.

OLGC CYO - 8th Annual MLK Day Service Project

OLGC CYO will be holding their 8th Annual MLK Day Service Project on Monday, January 21st. For more details & to sign-up please refer to their flyer or CYO website.

To view the flyer on our school website, please click HERE.

OLGC CYO "Night at the Sixers"

OLGC CYO is sponsoring a "Night at the Sixers" on Tuesday, March 5th. The Sixers will take on the Orlando Magic for a 7:00 PM game. If you are interested in attending/purchasing tickets, payment as well as the form are due back no later than Monday, January 31st. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

To view this flyer on our school website, please click HERE.

Important Dates to Remember

1/18: NO SCHOOL - Faculty Meeting

1/21: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/23: 8th Grade Mass

1/25: 8th Grade Graduation Pictures - 9:00 AM

1/27: Catholic Schools Week Begins; Open House - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

1/28: Parent Appreciation Day & Open House - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

1/29: Day of Giving/Day of Service

1/30: Student Appreciation Day - Free Dress Down Day; 7th Grade Mass

1/31: Community Homeroom - 8:45 AM

2/1: Faculty Appreciation Day; First Friday Mass - 9:00 AM

2/6: 6th Grade Mass

2/8: Sweetheart Dance - 7:00 PM

2/13: 5th Grade Mass

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

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."