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Parent Update

December 11, 2018


Upcoming Events

Glow Run 2


December

12 School Board Meeting 4:30 pm

13 PK3-2nd Christmas Concert!

6:30 pm

20 CHRISTMAS DRESS DOWN!

Ugly sweaters encouraged!

10 am Christmas Mass- Church

2:15 Parties- NO AFTERCARE

21-Jan 1- CHRISTMAS BREAK

**Feb 1- GLOW RUN- COMING SOON!







In light of the opening of Genesis Parent Portal--some parents have emailed that they can't get into it. HOW TO:

  1. Go to https://parents.dioceseoftrenton.org   OR link on School Homepage

  2. Click on the forgot password link

  3. Wait for the new password to be sent

  4. Copy/paste the new password to avoid any error.

**Many of the errors have to do with parents providing the wrong email address to the school -- please contact scasey@olgc.me to resolve this.
Thank You,
Mrs. Suzanne Casey
Technology Teacher/Coordinator

ATTENTION PARENTS:

Please remember that ALL visitors MUST report to the main office upon admittance to the building and sign in.  At no time should visitors go directly to any classroom or other room in the school.  We appreciate your adherence to this policy because it is for the safety of our students and staff.   

 

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…

 

Request for old smartphones

Christmas is a time for new smartphones and Mrs. Casey is looking for donations of old smartphones to use with our Virtual Reality goggles in the classroom.  The phones should be wiped of any information or apps, & no cracked screens, please.

 

**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 everyone that came out to support our 8th-grade class at the Holiday Hayride last Thursday night.  It was a festive night that truly filled everyone there with some holiday spirit. Many people are enjoying some beautiful poinsettias thanks to the efforts of Stacy Peters. Thank you, Stacy, for organizing and running the PTA Poinsettia sale for us. All pre-sale orders have been distributed but we still have some extras on hand. If you are interested in purchasing a poinsettia for yourself, or for a gift, they will be on sale Thursday night at the Christmas Concert which will take place at 6:30 pm in the school gym. Additionally, you can contact Stacy at sepeters82@gmail.com to make arrangements for purchase.  


TEACHER’S GIFTS

In keeping with past tradition, you are invited to participate in a group Christmas gift for your child's teacher(s).  By combining efforts, each class can give their teacher a nice gift card that he or she can use to purchase something they want for Christmas.  If you wish to participate, please send in $10.00 ($15 if your class has an aide) CASH in an envelope with your child’s name on it to one of your children’s Room Moms by December 19th!  PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY AND NOT INTENDED TO BE IN ADDITION TO ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL GIFT FROM YOUR CHILD.   

 

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

Father & Daughter Dance

Mark your calendars because the Dad’s favorite event is coming up! Please save the date for the "Father & Daughter Dance" which will be held on Friday, January 25th @ 6:30 pm in the Gym.  Dads and Daughters - get your dancing shoes ready!  More details will follow shortly.


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

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

  • STOCKING STUFFER ALERT!!!  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 merry moments in the week ahead!


Stephanie Caulder

PTA President

steffic519@gmail.com


“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” ―Winston Churchill



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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