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Parent Update

November 27, 2018


DONATE TODAY!!!

Upcoming Events


November

27 #GIVINGTUESDAY

30 Picture Retake Day/FAMILY BINGO 6:30 pm

December

5/6 Jesse Tree 1:15 pm Gym

7 12 pm Dismissal/ REPORT CARDS

8 FEAST OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

10 Christmas Band Concert 6 pm




WITH A HEAVY HEART…..

Dear OLGC Families,  

It comes with a heavy heart to announce the farewell of Ms. Erin Rutherford, Administrative Assistant.  We also congratulate her on her new position with TIAA, who found her skills to be impeccable. She has been embraced by all who have come into her path. She will be greatly missed, and her new journey will benefit immensely from all of her skills, talents, and most importantly her kindness and compassion. With much love and prayers, we thank Ms. Rutherford for her service and sharing her heart and mind with us.  Her last day with us here will be tomorrow Wednesday, November 28th. Many blessing to her and her family,  Fr. Damian, Fr. Jack, Dr. Chiarelli, and the OLGC Staff.

 

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…

 

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE!

Church Ramp Railing Installation Project will impact OLGC campus Tuesday to Thursday.

For Only Tonight (Tuesday) the Road off Main Street will be Blocked All night long due to the railing installation materials.

 

*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 hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and you were able to enjoy some time with your family and friends. TIme for the mums and cornstalks to come down and the bright lights of Christmas to go up; the countdown to Christmas is here!  We have a lot of events coming up to help everyone get into the Christmas spirit. We hope you can join in on the fun.


UPCOMING EVENTS/DEADLINES (details below):

  • TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 28th:

    • Family Christmas Bingo registrations due

    • Holiday Hayride registrations due

  • Friday, November 30th:

    • Poinsettia Orders are due

  • Wednesday, December 5th:

    • OLGC Day at Roselli’s

  • Thursday, December 6th:

    • India Hicks Shopping Event

  • Friday, February 8th:

    • 6th Annual Designer Handbag BLINGO


NOW OPEN | SECRET SANTA SHOP
The Secret Santa Shop is officially open Today 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 still 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 this 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 TOMORROW, November 28th.  


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. Registrations are due TOMORROW, November 28th.  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 Friday, 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.


FAMILY NIGHT BINGO- DESSERTS NEEDED

Looking for a few good bakers to help out with donating some mini desserts.  If you are able, please email pta@olgc.me


OLGC DAY AT ROSELLI’S
Wednesday, December 5th is OLGC Day at Roselli's. All proceeds will benefit OLGC’s Designer Bag Bingo event.  Pick up an entrée or any food item at Roselli’s to make your life easier and/or provide a delicious meal for your family, friends, neighbors, a Christmas party or a donation to Catholic Charities. Please see the linked flyer for details and contact Linda Halpin at lbhalpin@gmail.com with any questions.  


COMMUNITY INITIATIVE | CASSEROLES NEEDED
Casseroles are being collected throughout December and will be kept in the Heritage House for those in need. You can pick up a casserole pan at Family Bingo this Friday night! Frozen casseroles can be returned directly to the Heritage House. Please consider ordering your meal from Roselli’s (details above) and help our school as well!  If you are unable to attend Bingo but would like a pan, please contact Deena Daloisio ddaloisio12@yahoo.com.

 

SHOP WITH A PURPOSE

Join us for a little Christmas shopping while supporting the annual OLGC Fashion Show! On Thursday, December 6th from 1:00-4:00 at the Heritage House, India Hicks - a collection of well-crafted gifts, beauty, and accessories, will be on display to browse and order. You may also shop online now through December 8th. Any questions may be directed to Stacy Peters at 757-376-2961 or sepeters82@gmail.com.  Shop the party at https://www.indiahicks.com/event/olgc-afternoon-get-together


SAVE THE DATE | 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.


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!  They also make great stocking stuffers!!!  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.

Thank you for your continued support of the PTA and I look forward to celebrating the Christmas season with all of you.  

Stephanie Caulder

PTA President

steffic519@gmail.com


“We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” ―Laura Ingalls Wilder



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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