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Parent Update

December 4, 2018


Upcoming Events


December

Ugly Christmas Sweater Logo 10

5/6 Jesse Tree 1:15 pm Gym

7 12 pm Dismissal/ REPORT CARDS

8 FEAST OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

10 Christmas Band Concert 6 pm

12 School Board Meeting 4:30 pm

13 PK3-2nd Christmas Concert! 6:30 pm



DON’T FORGET!!  Ugly Long Sleeve Christmas T-Shirts

YOU CAN WEAR YOUR limited edition long sleeve EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY (students-in place of the polo/with the rest of the uniform) in the month of DECEMBER.

 

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…

 

**8th GRADE GRADUATION PHOTO DATE HAS CHANGED  

Graduation photos will be taken on January 23rd, 2019.

Graduation retake date is March 8, 2019.  

 


PTA News
Thank you to our Secret Santa elves, Kristi DePietro, Bethanne Overbeck, and Jane Schleichter, for running a fabulous Secret Santa Shop for our students.  The kids had a great time shopping for their loved ones. I would also like to thank Kristi DePietro and Cori Siravo, our Children’s Activities Committee, for organizing Friday night’s Family Christmas Bingo.  This event is an all time favorite with the kids and such a fun way to celebrate the season. We still have quite a few events coming up, so be sure to be a part of the fun.


UPCOMING EVENTS/DEADLINES (details below):

  • TOMORROW, Wednesday, December 5th:

    • OLGC Day at Roselli’s

  • Thursday, December 6th:

    • India Hicks Shopping Event | 1 pm to 4 pm

    • Holiday Hayride| 6 pm to 8 pm

  • Friday, December 7th & Saturday, December 8th:

    • Poinsettia Pick Up at Heritage House

  • Friday, February 8th:

    • 6th Annual Designer Handbag BLINGO


OLGC DAY AT ROSELLI’S
Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5th is OLGC Day at Roselli's. All proceeds will benefit OLGC’s Designer Bag Bingo event.  Pick up an entrée or any food item at Roselli’s to make your life easier and/or provide a delicious meal for your family, friends, neighbors, a Christmas party or a donation to Catholic Charities. Please see the linked flyer for details and contact Linda Halpin at lbhalpin@gmail.com with any questions.  


SHOP WITH A PURPOSE

Join us for a little Christmas shopping while supporting the annual OLGC Fashion Show! On Thursday, December 6th from 1:00-4:00 at the Heritage House, India Hicks - a collection of well-crafted gifts, beauty, and accessories, will be on display to browse and order. You may also shop online now through December 8th. Any questions may be directed to Stacy Peters at 757-376-2961 or sepeters82@gmail.com.  Shop the party at https://www.indiahicks.com/event/olgc-afternoon-get-together


HOLIDAY HAYRIDE

The Holiday Hayride is this Thursday, December 6th from 6 PM to 8 PM at Johnson’s Farm in  Medford. We are still accepting registrations. 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.

POINSETTIA PICK-UP
Thank you to everyone who supported our Poinsettia Sale!  Orders will be available for pick-up at the Heritage House on December 7th & 8th.  


COMMUNITY INITIATIVE | CASSEROLES NEEDED
Casseroles are being collected throughout December and will be kept in the Heritage House for those in need. Frozen casseroles can be returned directly to the Heritage House. If you are in need of a pan, please contact Deena Daloisio at ddaloisio12@yahoo.com.

 

SAVE THE DATES

Designer Handbag BLINGO

On Friday, February 8, 2019, OLGC’s PTA will host its 6th Annual Blingo: “La Dolce Vita”, Italian for “The Sweet Life”. Tickets go on sale in January 2019, but we are currently offering Sponsorship Opportunities and requesting some help with our “Wishlist”. For general questions, please contact Linda Halpin at Lbhalpin@gmail.com. If you would like to donate a prize, please contact Kristin Glowacki at knosek@comcast.net.


OLGC’s Casino Night 2019
The parish is organizing a fun-filled casino night which will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Riverton Country Club.  More details to follow soon. If you are interested in helping with this event, please email Sean Higgins at sean.Higgins12@Comcast.net.


ONGOING REMINDERS

  • Please consider donating to the PTA Giving Tree.  We are kindly asking for either Target gift cards or money to be used to purchase Target gift cards. These gift cards will be donated to families in need of help during the Christmas season.  Donations can be sent to Lori Gamble ℅ Thomas 7B. Thank you!

  • Save and Shop with Scrip!  Save on 2019-2020 tuition by purchasing gifts cards from your favorite stores and restaurants.  Please see flyer for details.

  • 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!  They also make great stocking stuffers!!!  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.

Wishing you all a great week ahead!  


Stephanie Caulder

PTA President

steffic519@gmail.com


“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.”  ―Edna Ferber



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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