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Parent Update

September 11, 2018


Upcoming Events



12    *4:30 School Board Meeting

*Uniform Exchange-Quinn House 6pm-7pm

*PTA Meeting -7pm School Cafeteria

14    School Photo Day!!

19    BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT- Meet your teachers!

21    Rooms Mom’s Meeting 2pm in the cafeteria

28    BACK TO SCHOOL SOCIAL - Fun Family Night! 5:30-8pm


4th     FUN WALK!


Dear Parents,

Just as a reminder please complete the following items (please click on the link to view):

ALL DUE by Friday, Sept 21
Supply List
Parent Directory (please complete and submit)- DUE Friday, Sept 21
Student/Parent Handbook (please print last page, sign, and return)
Crisis management form (please complete and submit)



We are currently looking for parent volunteers for Recess Duty from 12:10-1:10 pm.  Days are flexible(M/W/F; T/Th; etc.). If you are interested please contact school@olgc.me with your availability.  Many thanks :)



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.


PTA Meeting

Our first PTA Meeting: Teacher Introductions and Social Media Concerns of the 2018-2019 School Year to be held on September 12th at 7:00pm. You are invited to join members of the PTA, School Board, Faculty, Principal Chiarelli and the OLGC community at this opening meeting. You will get important information about the upcoming school year and all of this year’s PTA events. Refreshments and FREE Babysitting available at the school during the meeting!!!


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.


Main Street Parking Meters

Moorestown has recently upgraded their parking meters on Main Street.  They now have a Meter Reader who will be checking the meters often.  When picking up/dropping off or attending a school function, please be aware of the upgrade.  There is a Municipal lot across the street if you need to stay for a long period of time.


Health Office

The Health Office hours are 8:00-3:00. All required forms are now due. Please send in Forms P.S, and Y and immunization updates to the Health Office by the end of this week if you have not done so. You are reminded to fill out the forms completely before returning them to the Health Office.  New State Health regulations require that students be excluded from school until all immunization forms are current.


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.


Back To School Night (Grade K-4) / September 19; 6pm

Parents attending this week's Back to School Night for grades 1-4 are asked to report directly to your child's homeroom at 6:00 p.m. The evening will begin with an opening prayer and welcome over the PA and the remainder of the evening will be spent in the classroom with the teacher explaining the curriculum, expectations, rules, procedures and communication methods.  The class visits will conclude at 7:00 p.m. with a closing prayer.


Back To School Night (Grade 5-8) / September 19; 7pm

Parents attending this week's Back to School Night for grades 5-8 are asked to report directly to your child's homeroom at 7:00 p.m. The evening will begin with an opening prayer and welcome over the PA and the remainder of the evening will be spent following your child's schedule with ten minute periods. You will have the opportunity to meet all the teachers who will explain their curriculum, expectations, rules, procedures and communication methods. The visits will conclude at 8:00 p.m. with a closing prayer.


Lastly, a message from Father Damian in light of the recent news events about the Catholic Church:

August 19, 2018

Dear Parishioners and Members of the OLGC community,

This weekend I had wanted to give a reflection on the Eucharist and Christ being the center of our life. I didn’t really want to talk about the US Grand Jury report because quite frankly, I don’t really know what to say, words seem so inadequate….Fr. Damian’s Letter




PTA News

I hope you all have adjusted to your school schedules and are in full swing!! So much goes on the first month of school, so please make sure to read the weekly updates and visit our school website for important information and flyers!


Our first PTA Meeting, to include TEACHER INTRODUCTIONS, UPCOMING EVENTS, and a SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENTATION, will be held Wednesday September 12th at 7pm in the cafeteria. This is a GREAT way to become connected to our school!! Refreshments will be served and FREE Babysitting will be available in Classroom 5B!!  See the agenda here!  All are invited to attend!!


Room moms are currently being selected. We will reach out to those who have been chosen. Please note that the first meeting is Friday, September 21st, 2pm in the cafeteria. Important information will be given at that time.


Charger Cash is still available for you to purchase! GREAT way to help our school AND save money for our PTA events! Those who participate will be recognized in our school directory as a Charger Patron!!


Our annual Back to School Social is Friday September 28th from 5:30-8pm!! Is it a fun night for our school community!! The PTA is looking for volunteers to assist throughout the evening!! Please return this flyer to Jeneen Donadeo ℅ Gianna 3B if you would to help out!!  Questions? jennendonadeo@gmail.com


The Fun Walk is an important tradition at Our Lady of Good Counsel School. Over the years, the proceeds from this Walk were used to make purchases that will keep our students and school competitive in the field of technology.  CLICK HERE to read more about this event!


As always, please feel free to reach out to me or any other member of the PTA if you have any questions!


All the Best!


Andrea Vlastaris

PTA President



“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much!” - Helen Keller


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