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        Our Lady of Good Counsel School 
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Parent Update

September 18, 2018

Upcoming Events


19 BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT- K-8 Meet your teachers!

21 Room Mom’s Meeting 2pm in the cafeteria

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



5 12:00 Dismissal


Dear Parents,

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

ALL DUE by THIS Friday, Sept 21

  1. Parent Directory (please complete and submit)- DUE Friday, Sept 21

  2. Student/Parent Handbook (please print last page, sign, and return)

  3. 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 with your availability.  Many thanks :)

GENESIS UPDATE Parent Access will open on Tuesday, September 18

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,, and update your email address.

6-7pm Grades K-4. There will be 3; 15 min sessions with a 5 min break to get to next class. Totaling 1 hour.  There will be speaker announcements of the stop and ending of all sessions.

7pm-8pm Grades 5-8. Grade 5, can meet in the cafeteria for a joint meeting 2 sessions will be provided; 7:05 start and 7:30 pm start.  Grades 6-8 will each have 10 min sessions with 5 minute transition time to get to your child's next class. Parents in grades 6-8 will go through the class schedule(minus special and lunch periods). Start time for first period will begin at 7:05pm in HOMEROOM where you will get your schedule for the remainder of the evening.  There will be speaker announcements of the stop and ending of all sessions for grades 6-8.

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

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.

The Jump into Reading Challenge

This will invite students in grades 1-4 in the qualifying public, private, and charter schools in the 7th Legislative District to read as many books as possible during the time period of October 1st-November 21st. The top student from grades 1-2 and 3-4 that read the most books in each of the schools will receive a certificate from my office and a special invitation to attend our Reading Bowling Party celebration to be held on December 8th 2018 at Laurel Lanes. In addition to that, the top reader from each grade from across the district will receive a special plaque.  Email Mrs. McKeaney kmckeaney@olgc.mefor more information.

PTA News

A BIG THANKS to the entire Executive Board for running a successful PTA Meeting!! It was a GREAT turnout! Thanks to all those who came out to hear an update on our school and our school events!!

As we are in full swing, so many fun and exciting things are happening at our school! Please make sure to continue to visit our school website for important information and flyers!

  • Thank you to all the Room moms who have volunteered to help with their child’s class this year!! Our first meeting is this Friday, September 21st, 2pm in the cafeteria. Important information will be given at that time, please make every effort to attend.

  • The Back to School Social Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the event! Please return this flyer to Jeneen Donadeo ℅ Gianna 3B if you can assist. Questions? Please email Jeneen at Back to School Social is Friday September 28th from 5:30-8pm. Please return the form above for your attendance. FYI - It is cheaper to purchase your tickets early and it also helps us plan.

  • 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!

  • Box Tops are an easy way for us to earn funds for our school. Start sending in your BOX TOPS to your child’s class!! The class that collects the most BOX TOPS, WINS A FREE DRESS DOWN DAY!! NEW THIS YEAR is a BOX TOP BONUS APP!! Download the app to earn extra dollars for our school!! Please see attached flyer!! Collecting through October 26th! Questions? Please email Artenna Young at

  • Additional ways to save!! 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!! Deadline is October 1, 2018.

  • Shopping early for Christmas? Buy your gift cards through our SCRIP program. Go to to join and see a list of participating vendors. Questions? Email Kristin Glowacki at

  • Please see attached form regarding “photo opt out” for your children. Return to school ONLY if you do NOT want pictures or videos of your child used.

See you all at BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT this Wednesday, September 19th!

Andrea Vlastaris

PTA President

“There is no I in team but we sure are glad there is a U in our volunteers!!”

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