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Parent Update

November 13, 2018


Upcoming Events


November

19 $1 Dress Down Day/Square1Art orders are DUE

20 Breadwrap 6 pm

21 11 am Dismissal- 9:45 Thanksgiving Prayer Service

        “Honoring All Those Who Serve”

NO AFTERCARE

22/23 HAPPY THANKSGIVING

27 #GIVINGTUESDAY




November 2018

Dear Friends and Family of OLGC,
I am writing to you to request your support of our Parish/School 2nd Annual Fund.  This year, we are seeking to raise $30,000 for all the necessary security upgrades and materials needed on our campus to make it a safer and more comfortable environment.  As you know, our campus buildings are used by our parish community for a variety of events – Masses, Religious Education, Prayer Services, Plays, Boy Scouts, Grandparents Day, School Assemblies, PTA fundraisers like Designer Bag Blingo, and many more events.
Many of our materials, such as doors and communication devices, are outdated and need to be replaced so we can secure our campus in the event of an emergency. Could you please contribute toward this effort?  We’ve raised a little over $2,000 currently, using an online campaign at www.olgc.me, and through direct donations. We are hoping to have most of the upgraded materials in place for our highly attended Christmas events and Masses in December. All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged with a letter for the IRS.  Please send your contribution to the parish office, or go online to www.olgc.me and click on Donate Now! I’d like to invite you to our Primary Christmas Concert on Dec. 13 at 5 pm in our school gym, it is a heart-warming performance! I wish you and your family a very blessed Fall Season and Thanksgiving!
Yours in Christ,
Very Rev. Damian McElroy, V.F.
Pastor

 

NOVEMBER 20- GIVING TUESDAY!!  OLGC’s 2nd Annual Appeal- DONATE TODAY

We reveal that our focus this year is- SECURITY FUNDING at OLGC! Our Lady of Good Counsel and the NJ Department of Education are dedicated to working to enhance the safety and security of our students and our school. Providing a school environment that permits students to feel safe and secure is a vital component of a child's education, and has become a major focus for educators across the country. Read more here…

 

STUDENT COUNCIL THANKSGIVING COLLECTIONS

Student Council is collecting items for Thanksgiving Families in need, from the list here.

 

*LIMITED TIME ONLY* Ugly Long Sleeve Christmas T-Shirts $15.00

CLICK HERE  Under SPIRIT WEAR you will find this limited edition long sleeve that students/teachers/ will be able to wear EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY (students-in replace of the polo/with the rest of the uniform) in the month of DECEMBER.  These are only available for a short time- so gets yours today!

 


PTA News
Thank you to everyone that came out for our OLGC Spirit Night at Barnes & Noble & Chick-fil-A.  It was a great night and a fun way to support our school. The many smiles showed that the kids really enjoyed their special storytime with Dr. Chiarelli and our teachers!  

FALL SOCIAL | SOLD OUT

Thank you to those who purchased their tickets for The Fall Social.  We are happy to report that we are officially SOLD OUT!  We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday night and please remember that this event is “dressy casual”.  Jeans are acceptable but no sneakers!

THANKSGIVING BREAD WRAP

CALLING ALL 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS IN NEED OF SERVICE HOURS!  We are holding our annual bread wrap on Tuesday, November 20th in preparation for our school Thanksgiving Mass.  We need student volunteers to help wrap the loaves.  This is a great way to earn service hours.

Where:  Heritage House

When:  Tuesday, November 20th at 6:00 pm

To sign up, please email your name and grade to lorigamble@mac.com.

THANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE

You are invited to a Thanksgiving Prayer Service where we will be honoring our Men and Women in uniform and all those who serve.  This event will take place on Wednesday, November 21st at 9:45 AM in our main church.  All are invited to attend.  Please RSVP to the Main Office by November 16th via school@olgc.me.  


SECRET SANTA SHOP
It’s getting close to the most wonderful time of the year and that means it is also time for our Secret Santa Shop.  The shop will be open from Tuesday, November 27th through Friday, November 30th.  Please view the linked flyer for details as to when your child will be shopping. Remember you are free to come and join them.  In addition, the committee is looking for volunteers. If you have some time to help, please contact BethAnne Overbeck (overbeth288@gmail.com) or Jane Schleichter (jcrybicki@aol.com).


FAMILY CHRISTMAS BINGO

Please come out for a great night of fun.  Family Christmas Bingo is back and will be held on Friday, November 30th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the OLGC Cafeteria.  Admission is $10 per family and one inexpensive ornament per bingo player.  Families can play together or parents can drop off children and return at 8:15 PM for pick-up.  Please get your registrations in by November 28th.


NEW EVENT ALERT | HOLIDAY HAYRIDE

The 8th graders are hosting a Holiday Hayride on December 6th from 6 PM to 8 PM at Johnson’s Farm in  Medford. Cost is $20 per person and includes a light show hayride, admission to Christmas Wonderland in the Barnyard, S’mores making and 3D glasses. All proceeds benefit the 8th-grade graduation activities.  Please view the linked flyer above for additional details and thank you in advance for your support.

POINSETTIA SALE
The PTA is hosting a Poinsettia Sale just in time for holiday decorating and gift giving!  Different colors and sizes are available. Orders are due by November 30th and will be available for pick-up at the Heritage House on December 7th & 8th.  Forms went home with all students but you may download a form at the link above and send in via your child’s backpack.

  

REMINDERS:


  • Please remember that the 8th grade is selling Wawa coupons good for one (1) Shortie Hoagie.  Consider grabbing a few for when you GOTTAHAVA WAWA!  For details, please see flyer.

  • OLGC CHARGERS SPIRIT WEAR is ON SALE NOW!  All items are available via www.rissebrothers.com.  There are many items to choose from and many could make great Christmas gifts!!!  Hurry and get your orders in. Also, students will be able to wear their OLGC spirit wear every half-day Friday in lieu of their regular uniform shirt.  The only exception is May 3rd because we have the May Crowning.

Thank you for your continued support and I hope you have a blessed week.  

Stephanie Caulder

PTA President

steffic519@gmail.com


“Be Kind, Be Thoughtful, Be Genuine, but most of all - BE THANKFUL!” - Unknown




WEEKLY REMINDERS


  • FINANCIAL AID OPENS: NOVEMBER 1

  1. Tuition assistance is available. Please see our Tuition Assistance page for more information.

  2. OPEN: November 1, 2018

  3. Application fee is $35

  4. Round One deadline date is: February 22, 2019

  5. Round Two deadline date is: May 17, 2019

  6. Problems? Call Kathleen Golazeski at 609-403-7168 or kgolaz@dioceseoftrenton.org

 

  • AM Arrivals

AS A REMINDER:  In an ongoing effort to keep your children safe, please be advised, that your child is not permitted to wait by the school entrance doors before 8:05; there is no supervision before this time.  Please note temperature drops with winter season and other weather concerns. Also, documentation of names of students will be taken, that are waiting outside prior to 8:05.  Parents will be receiving the necessary contacts home as warnings.


  • Emergency Alert System for Parents

Good Counsel School uses the Honeywell Instant Alert System as our primary means of notification both for emergency school closings and also for general school announcements. Since the school intends to use the system for school announcements, it is recommended that parents revisit their alert setup and review which alert types (school closings, general) on which contact devices (home phone, work phone, mobile, cell text and/or email) they would like to receive information.  Parents may want to consider using all possible devices for school closings but only the home phone and email for general school announcements. Please log on to activate or update your profile at https://instantalert.honeywell.com.


  • **AMAZON SMILE

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations. You can change your selection at any time. To change your charitable organization: Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser and Type in: Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.


  • GENESIS UPDATE

Parent Attention Needed:

Many emails were incorrect in Genesis. The school office uses the email addresses input by parents as our main source of email contacts. You are requested to go to the Genesis portal on the main page of our website, www.olgc.me, and update your email address.


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