From the Desk of Mrs. Riley
December 6, 2018
Advent has begun!! As we begin the month of December, let us remember what we are planning and waiting for. Advent is a time of renewal and faithful preparation. We are invited by God to prepare our hearts, minds, and homes to make room for the love of Jesus. May Christ be in your hearts in all that you do during this Advent season!
Important Information for School Visitors
In an effort to maintain a secure and safe environment for our students and staff, please pay careful attention to the following guidelines.
It is imperative that we have a record of all visitors who gain access to our school during the school day. If you are coming in to volunteer and/or meet with a teacher please enter through the front door only and sign in at the reception desk. When leaving the building you must exit through the front entrance and sign out. At no time should a visitor grant access to another visitor through the gym doors. You may utilize the gym doors to unload items however only after you have signed in at the front entrance. Volunteers that volunteer on a regular weekly basis are to wear their volunteer badges while on the premises.
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
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 - 2019-2020 School Year
Applications for BLOCS Scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year are now open. We encourage all OLGC families to apply for BLOCS. Please use the below link to apply with FACTS.
In order to apply, you will need to have your most recent tax documents available. If you applied last year and uploaded your 2017 tax documents, you will not need to upload them again provided you use the same login that you used last year.
For questions about the application process, please contact FACTS at 866-441-4637. Questions on awarding should be directed to the School Office. Thank you.
To be redirected to the BLOCS application, please click HERE.
Day of Giving 2019 - Save The Date
2019 Spring Fling Auction Night
You could bid on the following prizes/Raffle Baskets...
A Kate Spade tote filled with hair products from by Angel Cuts donated by The Bussetti Family - NEW!
A gift certificate for a Birthday Splash Party (valued at $250) donated by Kids First Swim School - NEW!
And SO MUCH MORE!!!
Thank you so much to our donors & if you would like to donate a Raffle Basket or prize, please complete the Auction Donation Form on our school website or email our P.I.E. Organization at email@example.com. Stay tuned for more updates on donations, tickets & more!
Important Flyers & Information
December Book Club with Mrs. Chirico
To view this flyer on our school website, please click HERE.
Holton's Heroes - OLGC Christmas Service Project - LAST CALL!
2018 Holton's Heroes Toy Drive: LAST CALL!!!
We are still accepting donations for Holton's Heroes 4th Annual Toy Drive as part of our December Service Project. The toys will be picked up this coming Monday, December 10th, so please bring any last donations into school by Monday. Again, thank you so much for supporting this Service Project during the Season of Giving!
Kitchen Wizards - Favorite Foods of Presidents Past
To view this flyer on our school website, please click HERE.
OLGC Lunch Program - January Menu
School Pictures, Retakes & Graduation Pictures
Our 8th Grade, Graduation Pictures are scheduled for Friday, January 25th at 9:00 AM. More information will follow after we return from Christmas Break.
Scrip Specials - Just in time for the Holidays!
Our Scrip Office is offering the following Scrip Specials until Friday, December 7th.
Kohl’s - 4%
Steam Pub - 8%
Southampton Beverage - 8%
Schiano’s Pizza - 8%
The Iron Oven - 8%
Texas Roadhouse - 10% (plus a free appetizer)
Express - 10% (while supplies last)
Marshall’s - 6%
Starbucks - 6%AMC/Regal - 6%
Visit the Scrip Office in the Trinity Center or online with "Shop with Scrip" to take advantage of these specials. To view information on Scrip via our school website, please click HERE.
Important Dates to Remember
12/7: NO SCHOOL - Faculty Inservice Day; Snowball Dance - Grades 6, 7 & 8 - 7:00 PM
12/10: Report Card Distribution; Band Concert - 7:00PM
12/11: Picture retakes - 9:00 AM
12:12: "Our Little Angels Christmas Social" - Pre-K, K & Grade 1 - 9:00 AM; 4th Grade Mass; Confessions Grade 3-8 - 1:30 PM
12/13: Christmas Concert Practice
12/14: Christmas Concert - 1:30 PM in Church
12/19: 3rd Grade Mass
12/21: Community Homeroom - 8:45 AM; Dress Down Day - $1; Classroom Christmas Parties 12 - 1 PM
12/22 - 1/2: NO SCHOOL- Christmas Break
1/3: Classes Resume
1/4: First Friday Mass
1/9: 2nd Grade Mass
1/11: Spike-tacular - 7:00 PM
1/16: 1st Grade Mass
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
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."