Principal Newsletter

From the Desk of Mrs. Riley

October 11, 2018

Dear Parents,


Please join us for our Fall Open House this Sunday, October 14th at 11:00 AM. Come visit our classrooms, speak with our teachers, and see all that Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School has to offer!


There are some very exciting happenings at school this week:


  • Congratulations to those students who will be inducted into the National Junior Honor Society tomorrow! Your excellence in academics, service, leadership, citizenship, and character inspires us all!
  • A team of students will head to Villa Joseph Marie High School in the morning to compete in the Sciatholon, along with their teacher, Mr. Mascione. Good Luck to them all!!
  • Our younger students celebrated Fire Prevention Week with a visit from our local Fire Company. A great tiime was had by all!


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.

Option C User ID/Passwords Grades K - 8

Option C is our Grading Mangement System and can be accessed at www.Optionc.com . The system is used to communicate your student's progress and grades. Every parent has a User ID and password. The User ID is your first name and last name with no space. Both parents have access to OptionC and have their own user id. If you forgot your password (from last year) you can reset the password from the home screen. If you are unable to reset the password or if you would like to have your user id name changed please email mmatysik@olgc.org.


Option C contains a parent portal with your personal information. It can be found under the Office tab/ Family Profile on the Dashboard. It is your responsibiility to keep the information up to date. Please review the profile and make changes as needed throughout the year.


New Families & Kindergarten User ID

If you are a new family or have a child in Kindergarten, your Option C infornation and temporary password will be sent home today in an envelope marked "Option C". Please log on and reset the password.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 25th from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Friday, October 26th from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM. There is NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, October 26th. We will be scheduling Parent Teacher Conferences via the Option C website.


On Friday, October 12th a link will appear on your Option C home page directing you to the Parent Teacher Conference Portal. Families with students in Grades 1 to 5 will schedule conferences with the homeroom teacher. Grades 6 to 8 will select conferences based on the academic subject and teacher they wish to conference with. Kindergarten will also schedule conferences using Option C.


Parents need to use their User ID (not the student's) to log onto the conference portal. Your User ID is the same as last year. Both parents have access and have their own user id, The conference portal is available to both parents and the User ID is your first name and last name with no space. There is a password reset on the log in page if you forgot your password. If you are unable to access the forgot password or you have not logged on before please send an email to mmatysik@olgc.org to have your user id reset.


Conference time slots are in 15 minute intervals on Thursday and Friday. Phone Conferences are also available if you are unable to attend any of the sessions. Please email and coordinate a phone conference directly with the teacher.


The Option C Parent Conference Portal will only be open from Friday, October 12th until Monday, October 22nd (until 11:59 PM). Please schedule your conference using the Option C system as soon as possible.

2019 Spring Fling Auction Night

Our 2019 Spring Fling Auction Night is set for March 30th at Brookside Manor. Come join us for Dinner, Drinks & Dancing, a Live Auction, a Silent Auction, Raffle Baskets & so much more! All proceeds from this event benefit the students of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School. On behalf of OLGC & our P.I.E. Organization, we hope to see you there to "Party with a Purpose!"


We are already starting to receive Raffle Basket Donations!


You could bid on the following prizes/Raffle Baskets...


Five 1-hour hitting lessons for baseball players age 8+ from Coach Dennis Murphy. Mr. Murphy is an OLGC parent/Archbishop Wood Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach/former All-Star Baseball Academy Instructor.


Two Phillies tickets and $150 gift card to Mad Golfer donated by the Lorenz family.


And SO MUCH MORE!!!


Thank you so much to our donors & if you would like to donate a Raffle Basket or prize, please email our P.I.E. Organization at olgcpie@olgc.org.

Important Flyers & Information

Picture Day

School Picture Day will be held on Monday, October 29th. We will begin at 9 AM in the Gym. Every student takes a school picture regardless if you wish to purchase picture packages. The picture your child takes will serve as his or her Yearbook picture. Picture package forms will be distributed and sent home later next week, so please be on the lookout for that.


Students may dress in regular clothes for School Picture Day or they may wear their school uniform.


Eighth Grade students can purchase regular school picture packages however, their Yearbook picture will be their graduation cap and gown picture. These special pictures will be taken some time in January and that will be a different package than the regular school picture package.

2018 Clothing Drive sponsored by P.I.E.

Thank you so much to all that contributed to our Clothing Drive last weekend! This Saturday, October 13th will be the final day of the Drive. Please see the attached Flyer for more details.


VOLUNTEERS STILL 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!

Trunk or Treat - Next Saturday 10/20

Trunk or Treat sponsored by our P.I.E. Organization is scheduled for next Saturday, October 20th. The registration form is below. Please print and return to school with payment of $20 per car if you wish to attend. Thank you!


REGISTRATION FORM

OLGC Lunch Program - November Menu

Below is our November 2018 Lunch Menu for families & students to start making your November selections for lunch. All menus & payments are due back to school by Thursday, October 25th. Our menus can also be found on school website, HERE. Thank you!
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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!

Scrip Tuition Saving Program

Did you know you can save on tuition when you sign up for OLGC's Script Tuition Savings Program?! You can buy in person or online and save today! Please see the attached flyer for more details or visit the Script Tuition Savings Program section of our school website HERE.

Knights of Columbus Ladies' Auxiliary 4th Annual Fashion Show

The OLGC Knights of Columbus Ladies' Auxiliary will be hosting their 4th Annual Fashion Show on Sunday, November 4th at The Warrington. This event will be held from 2 PM to 5 PM. If you would like to purchase tickets, please see the attached flyer for more details.

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 school website to download and print the forms.

Important Dates to Remember

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 - $1; Classroom Parties

11/1: All Saints Mass- 10:30 AM; 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."