Principal Newsletter

From the Desk of Mrs. Riley

October 4, 2018

Dear Parents,


What a fun and exciting week at Our Lady of Good Counsel School!! Just in case you have not seen our Kelly's Classroom video, the link is posted below. Be sure to tune in to Fox 29 this Saturday and Sunday between 7 and 9 AM as another segment of Kelly's Classroom that has not been seen will air. Please join us at First Friday Mass tomorrow at 9 AM. We will be installing the 2018-2019 Student Council Leadership Team and Homeroom Representatives, along with the Altar Server Executive Board.


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

2018 Fall Open House

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Join us for our 2018 Fall Open House on Sunday, October 14 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Come meet our teachers, parents and students, tour our classrooms and grounds, and get a glimpse of all that is happening at OLGC. We want you to see why OLGC is the place to be!


To RSVP to our Open House, please click HERE.

Important Flyers & Information

Book Club with Mrs. Chirico

Our new First Grade teacher Mrs. Chirico is looking for new members of our brand new Book Club. This club is open to those students in Grades K through 2. Please come join us for good books & company! For those interested, please see the attached flyer & return it back to school before the first club meeting on Monday, October 8th.


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

2018 Clothing Drive sponsored by P.I.E.

OLGC's P.I.E. Organization will be sponsoring a clothing drive this weekend, October 6th, October 7th & again next weekend, October 13th. Please see the attached "Save The Date" for more details.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

To sign-up for parents/families to volunteer to man the donation area or help load the truck, please visit this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aa8a628a4fc1-clothing


Thank you for your support!

OLGC CARES Program

Have you ever wanted to assist with our wonderful CARES Program? We are looking for interested parties to help out with our before & after school CARES Program a few hours a week. This is an excellent and fun way to be a part of our school community!


If interested, please contact our CARES Director Mrs. Maryann Rockenbach at CARES@olgc.org. Thank you in advance!

Volunteer Information/Safe Environment Training

All information relating to Volunteer Clearances can be found via the Child Youth Protection website HERE. Parents who volunteer with children, want to be a chaperone on field trips or a homeroom parent must complete all safe environment requirements & background clearances. After all safe environment requirements are completed, the applicant will receive a certificate stating that they have met the proper requirements and are then able to volunteer at school. A copy of each of these certificates must be sent or handed into the school office.


Volunteer Applicants

1. Must obtain 2 Pennsylvania State Clearances:
Pennsylvania State Criminal Background History
Child Abuse History Clearance


2. Safe Environment Part I: Protecting God’s Children
This is an in person training session that all parent volunteers must attend.
To register for one of the various sessions, please click HERE.
To view a list of upcoming sessions in your area, please click HERE.


3. Safe Environment Part II: Protecting God’s Children
This is an online training session of a mandatory reporting of suspected Child Abuse.
To complete, please click HERE.


Once both parts of the Safe Environment Training & all clearances are completed, please mail, e-mail or hand deliver copies of your clearances and training certificates to Our Lady of Good Counsel School 611 Knowles Avenue Southampton, PA 18966.

Submission Deadline


Submission Deadline - Box Tops (1st Trimester)


Please send in any Box Tops that you may have By October 23rd. We will be sending in the school's Box Tops to General Mills by the 25th in order to receive credit for the Box Tops that are expriing 11/1.


Loose box tops are always welcome. Please send in whatever you have for this trimester's deadline.


Box Top Contest Revision - Dress Down passes will be issued to student's that bring in 200 Box Tops. In order to qualify for the contest the Box Tops need to be adhered to a Box Top Collection sheet. Since the deadline is approaching partial sheets will be accepted. We will track the number of Box Tops submitted. If you recently sent in Box Tops forms we have a record of them and gave your child credit.


Loos Box Tops are also always welcome. Please send them in as well.



Each box top is worth ten cents. Our school received over $1600.00 from Box Tops last year. Thank you for supporting this very important fundraiser!


Collection Sheets

Please find a copy of a collection sheet below. BONUS points or certificates are to be attached to a blank sheet of paper and count towards the 200 required for an award.


Here are a few special Collection Sheets just in time for Halloween:


Downright Scary Collection Sheet
Harvest Collection Sheet

OLGC CYO Winter Registration

Winter Sport Registrations are now OPEN! Please visit the CYO website http://olgc.org/cyo/ to register for Boys/Girls Basketball, Grades 3rd through 8th and High School Boys/Girls Basketball Grades 9th through 12th. Evaluations for JV (5th - 6th Grade) and Varsity (7th-8th Grade) teams will be held on Nov 4th, 6th, and 8th. Players must be registered in advance and attend at least one (1) evaluation to be considered for an “A” team. Students attending OLGC School or members of the Parish registered for PREP are eligible for CYO Sports. Please see below for our OLGC CYO Winter documents or visit our website to download and print the forms.
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Important Dates to Remember

10/5: First Friday Mass & Student Council Installation - 9:00 AM; Pre-K trip to Shady Brook Farm

10/6: Clothing Drive sponsored by P.I.E.

10/7: Clothing Drive sponsored by P.I.E.

10/10: 4th Grade Mass

10/12: National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony - 1:00 PM

10/13: Clothing Drive sponsored by P.I.E.

10/14: Fall Open House - 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

10/17: 3rd Grade Mass

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; Classroom Parties

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

11/2: First Friday Mass

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."