Our Lady of Good Counsel School 
Weekly Update

Oct. 10, 2017 

Upcoming Events


12 Bishop's Mass - selected individuals
13 Eucharistic Day 10 am; Character Counts Award - Respect, Progress Reports

14 Primary OPEN HOUSE 10 am - 2 pm

19 Battle of the Books Intro Meeting (7th/8th ONLY), Iron Hill Fundraiser

25 Breast Cancer Awareness Day! (Dress Down and Donation Day)

26 Noon Dismissal, Parent Teacher Conferences, Halloween Dance/Costume Party Grades 5-8; 7-9pm
27 No School, Parent Teacher Conferences
31 Class Halloween Parties


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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

What a whirlwind week! From start to finish, Mrs. Lori McDonald and crew were an incredible group. The volunteers, dedication and hard work paid off and our annual Fun Walk was a great success. Thank you so much for your commitment of time and energy to this important project. We will use the funds for new technology at OLGC! Mrs. Suzanne Casey is beside herself with gratitude!


Grand Prize Winners
1st Place:
Individual ($75.00 Gift Certificate):
Morgan Judge
Class (Location TBA): 8B
2nd Place:
Individual ($50.00 Gift Certificate):
Francesca Aydjian
Class (Pizza Party): 8A
3rd Place:
Individual ($25.00 Gift Certificate):
Gabe Aydjian
Class (Ice Cream Party): 3B
Dress Down Days: 8B, 8A, 3B


There will be a Halloween Dance/Costume Party on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7-9 PM in the gym. Students in grades 5-8 are welcome. Tickets are $5. Please turn in your slips and money to Mr. Quinn (7A) by Oct. 23. There will be refreshments, DJ, and prizes for those with the best costume, most creative costume, and best group costume. Make sure you come dressed in your Halloween costume! Please note that the Halloween Parade costume expectations also apply to the Halloween Social.


It is a wonderful idea to have additional community gatherings off campus to celebrate the many holidays.  Please enjoy the time together and encourage all classmates/parents to participate in these events if one is being held.


On October 25, OLGC will raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer research. Students will have a free dress down day in which they can wear pink, pink, pink. Socks, shirts, wigs, and other accessories are allowed and encouraged! Though this is a free dress down day, students are encouraged to donate $1 to breast cancer research. Student Council reps will be around the week before October 25 to collect any donations.

At this time, AM Care will end on Dec. 1, 2017.


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 coming and other weather concerns. Names of students waiting outside prior to 8:05 will be taken and parents will receive warnings. 

Progress reports will be available on Oct. 13. Parents in grades 3 - 8 may view them on the Genesis Portal. K-2 will be handwritten to go home with students.

SAT. OCT. 14, 10 AM - 2 PM

We start enrolling in October for 2018-19! Our 3- and 4-year-old preK programs are filled to capacity this year, so reserve your seat for next year now! Spread the word and ask new families to visit us Saturday. It's Autumn in Moorestown Day so bring the whole family! We'll have teachers and parents on hand to give tours and answer questions. RSVP to Denise Costic,, or call 235-5371.
We need students to represent OLGC and hand out balloons and brochures on Main Street in exchange for service hours. If interested, please contact Michelle Molz at


Please spread the word about our biggest fall fund-raiser via social media! Buy your tickets now! We are also looking for donations of electronics, game tickets and other items to be auctioned off.
Click on GO FOR THE GOLD for all the information.


Our Battle of the Books program for Grades 7 & 8 will soon be starting. The program is

an exciting and challenging activity for students who enjoy reading. We meet on Thursdays in the school library, just one hour a week. We read, discuss the books, have mini-competitions – all to prepare for the regional competition in the spring.

I hope to see many of you at our introductory meeting on Thursday, October 19, from 3:00 to 4:00 in the school library. In the meantime, visit the library and check out one or more of the Battle of the Books titles to get a head start on reading!
- Mrs. Mary Ann Overbeck

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Lori McDonald and all of the Fun Walk volunteers and sponsors. Because of you, we have raised over $16,000! Thank you for all your help and support, our technology department is very happy!

Charger Cash has come to an end, and the winner of the $50 cash is The Sochanchak Family. Congratulations!
We would like to print the school directory, but there are still families who have not returned their forms. If you haven't sent in your form, which is on the school website, please do so or email with your contact information - name, address, phone and email.
Go For the Gold is in full swing with tickets going on sale this week. We are still collecting homeroom donation envelopes, prizes, and sponsorship.  The top three home rooms so far in the Battle of the Classrooms Contest are 2B, 5A, and 7B.

You can help this event by purchasing prizes, and by visiting the Iron Hill Brewery on October 19th.  You can go for lunch or dinner- just make sure to have the coupon with you (found on the main page of the school website.)

 Thank you all for all your support !!

Jamie Manall

PTA President

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop



Dr. Carla Chiarelli, Principal
Our Lady of Good Counsel
Elementary School 

23 W. Prospect Ave.
Moorestown, NJ 08057


2015 National Blue Ribbon School  


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