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Parent Update

October 23, 2018



Upcoming Events

October

23 Uniform Exchange 6:30-8pm Quinn House

24 WEAR YOUR PINK! $1

Meet & Greet w/Fr. Damian 7pm/Crypt

26 Halloween Costume MOVIE NIGHT 7-9pm

(IN GYM due to weather)

31 10 am HALLOWEEN PARADE/Parties 2:15 pm


 

October 24th Your day to wear pink! Cost: $1.00 All proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research!

 

Fr. Damian REQUEST: "Looking for a few Good Men (and Women)"
Meet and greet with Fr. Damian for a Safety & Security Fundraising Opportunity- Monte Carlo Night/ Feb/March 2019.  For those interested in attending to assist with this fundraiser, please RSVP to QuigleyM@olgcnj.org ; Wednesday, October 24th; 7:00 pm in the OLGC Crypt Chapel

 

MOVIE NIGHT- LOCATION CHANGE

Due to the colder weather this Friday night- we will move the showing of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3 in the GYM- food truck will be in the parking lot and other purchases of Snacks and goodies will be for sale in the building. DON’T FORGET YOUR COSTUMES, blankets and chairs.

 

*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!

 

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...


OLGC BASKETBALL

Registration for OLGC Basketball is NOW OPEN.  All students in grades 5th - 8th are encouraged to come out for either the boys or girls basketball teams.  Students of ALL skill levels are welcome. The deadline for registration is TODAY!! October 23rd so please don’t delay.  Coaches and Assistant Coaches are needed for certain teams, so if you are interested, please contact Linda Halpin at lindahalpinbasketball@gmail.com.  


Uniform Exchange TODAY
Tuesday, October 23; 6:30-8pm at the Quinn House.  We exchange uniforms in good condition (no holes or stains, please) for another piece you may need. Or you can purchase an item for $5 a piece.  All proceeds benefit the PTA. As of this time, we are no longer accepting the following items for exchange: Yellow polo uniform shirts, Girls green regular uniform shorts, Green sweaters, Blue gym uniforms, Socks


PTA News


Thank you to everyone who accepted the challenge, “The Tractor-Trailer Challenge”!  Our OLGC community came together and did a great job collecting items needed for those impacted by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina.  We definitely helped to fill that truck!


FALL SOCIAL

Thank you to those who have purchased their tickets for The Fall Social.  Tickets are available for purchase online or you can pay via cash or check through Christie Iannucci ℅ Lucas KA.  The Fall Social will be held on Friday, November, 16th, 2018 at Laurel Creek Country Club.  We hope you can join us as we celebrate the fall season!

Family & Business Sponsorships are available.  

For more details, please visit:  https://olgcnj2.givezooks.com/events/olgc-fall-social-2018.  

OLGC SPIRIT NIGHT
Mark your calendars because Thursday, November 8th is OLGC Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A and Barnes & Noble.  All day, you can visit Barnes & Noble in Moorestown and a percentage of your sale will be donated back to OLGC.  For an extra treat, be sure to attend a special story time at 6:30 pm with Dr. Chiarelli & some of our very own OLGC teachers.  Then from 5 pm to 8 pm, you can grab a bite at Chick-fil-A in East Gate Square and when you mention OLGC, 25% of your sale will be donated to our school.  For me details, please view the linked flyers above.


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 school gymnasium on December 7th & 8th.  You may download your form at the link above and send in via your child’s backpack OR be on the lookout for the hard copy being sent home with your children.


HALF-DAY ACTIVITY ALERT:  CLASS OF 2019 FUNDRAISER @ THE FUNPLEX
Friday, November 2nd is a half-day so the 8th graders have planned a fun afternoon for all OLGC students.  OLGC DAY AT THE FUNPLEX will run from 12:30 pm to 4 pm.  For $20 per person, all students can enjoy access to all inside attractions and the cafe will be open for lunch.  Tickets MUST be purchased in advance via the linked flyer above so please get your ticket orders in by October 31st.  


ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

“Writer’s Workshop” with Mrs. Robinson starts TOMORROW.  Come join her and learn the ins and outs on how to be a better writer!   The cost is $100.00 for four sessions. There will be a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 12. First come, first serve so don’t wait to sign up!  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mrs. Robinson at crobinson@olgc.me. Please download the registration form here.    


House Paws “Vets in Training” is coming back to OLGC and they are offering THREE different programs starting in November.  Students in K-2nd, 3rd-4th, and 5th-8th will all have the opportunity to learn what its like to be a veterinarian with LIVE ANIMAL INTERACTION IN EVERY CLASS!  Please see the linked flyers for the grade levels listed for more details and get your registrations in by October 31st!  

DEADLINE REMINDERS

  • TONIGHT Tuesday, October 23rd | 6:30 pm to 8 pm:  UNIFORM EXCHANGE | Quinn House

  • Friday, October 26th:  BOX TOPS |  LAST CALL!!! Please remember to send your BOX TOPS into your child’s class! The class that collects the most BOX TOPS WINS A FREE DRESS DOWN DAY!!

  • Friday, October 26th:  Our book collection for “Book Smiles” ends.  Please consider donating any gently used children’s books that your kids may have outgrown.  

  • Monday, October 29th:  Kidstuff Coupons book orders are due.  Please remember that we are requesting that each family purchase or sell at least one (1) book at $25 each.  If you do not wish to purchase or sell the book that was sent home, please return to school with your student.  
     

  • PAST DUE | Classroom Kitty Fund: If you haven’t done so yet, please consider donating to your student’s homeroom Kitty Fund.  Room Moms are in need of support.

Thank you and have a GREAT week!  

Stephanie Caulder

PTA President

steffic519@gmail.com


“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” - Henry Ford




WEEKLY REMINDERS


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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