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Parent Update

November 20, 2018



UPCOMING EVENTS

November

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

30 Picture Retake Day




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 THANK YOU!!!                    

Thank you to everyone who donated food, turkeys, and money for our Thanksgiving food drive. We raised almost $400 dollars in turkey money and ended up with a wonderful amount of food to donate. Thank you to all who contributed and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

                                  

*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!

 

**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
I want to personally thank Tara Banasz, Deena Daloisio, Kristie DiGaetano, Christie Iannucci, and Melanie Sweeney for organizing the FALL SOCIAL which took place on Friday night.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend because of a previous commitment but I have heard nothing but great feedback. Everything from the decorations, to the music (thank you Sean Higgins), to the food & drink was a huge hit.  It was definitely a fun and festive way to celebrate the Fall season as an OLGC community.

LAST CALL for SQUARE1ART | Thank you to everyone who submitted your Square1Art orders.  We hope your child’s artwork make some great gifts for your loved ones.  Online orders were due YESTERDAY. If you forgot to place your order, please get your order in online ASAP.   


As we prepare for Thanksgiving this week, please remember we have two events you are invited to participate in:


  • THANKSGIVING BREAD WRAP | Our annual bread wrap is tonight, Tuesday, November 20th at the Heritage House at 6:00 pm.  Student volunteers are needed to help wrap the loaves.  This is a great way to earn service hours. To sign up, please email your name and grade to lorigamble@mac.com.


  • THANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE | Please don’t forget that you are invited to the 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.

Wishing you bountiful blessings on Thanksgiving and always.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Stephanie Caulder

PTA President

steffic519@gmail.com


“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude.  Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words.  Gratitude is shown in acts.” - Henri Frederic Amiel




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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