Coordinator:

Mr. Raab and Ms. Gonzales

2016-17 Officers: 

President: Sophie P.

Vice President: Becker S.

Secretary: Jack N.

Treasurer: Elsa M. 

Student Council

The Student Council at OLGC is responsible for representing the needs and interests of every student in the school. This includes working on social events and service projects, in addition to carrying student concerns to administration. The council meets regularly during the school year.

The Council is comprised of students from every grade who have been elected by their peers. Each class has one student representative and 8th grade students serve in the offices of president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary.

2016-17 News:  We've gotten off to a fast start! Student Council coordinated a "Go Pink Day" benefiting cancer research at the Bon Secours Cancer Center in Richmond. the school raised $538.00. The last two weeks of October, we collected 35 pumpkins during morning and afternoon carpool that we donated to Catholic Charities. We also raised $430 for Fisher's House during our annual "Red, White, and Blue" Veteran's Day tribute. 

Thanksgiving Food Drive. .....The school collected about 1,000 food items to help feed 100 families in Fairfax County.

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, OLGC took part in the diocese annual "We Care Day", to raise money for Catholic Charities. We contributed $337 that will help others around the area. 

Friday, Dec. 16, Student Council is sponsoring a drive to benefit the St. Vincent De Paul Society here at OLGC. Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater (a red or green sweater over your uniform will do).  It was "festive" fun and we raised almost $300 that will help a worthy cause right here in our parish community.

Office of Migration and Refugee Services Drive : We once again teamed up with the OMRS (part of Catholic Charities) and collected household items for families settling into our country. We collected bath towels, household cleaning supplies and laundry detergent.

 International Day Project: This year we will be supporting the St. Mary's Girls Secondary School in Africa. The school opened in the Fall of 2016 and is in real need of tuition assistance for students who want to attend.  Stay tuned for various fundraisers to help this great cause!

 Lent Project:  Between March 14 and 31, the school collected over 500 school related items to be reused or recycled. These items included backpacks, pencil cases, lunchboxes, books, pencils, and calculators just to name a few. All items will go to needy school children within the area.

2015-16 Projects:

Summary: This school year OLGC students and families donated $2,939 to four worthy causes and the school collected 1,111 items for an additional seven organizations. Thanks to everyone who helped out this year! 

  • Halloween Pumpkin Collection for Catholic Charities (42 pumpkins)
  • "Go Pink Day" raised $478 for the Bon Secours Cancer Institute in Richmond.
  • Red, White, and Blue Veterans Day Collection for Wounded Warrior Project ($474)
  • Thanksgiving Food Bag Collection for families in Fairfax County (over 600 items to help 75 families).
  • "We Care Day" to help support Catholic Charities raised $387.00
  • Used Blue Jean Drive for Mark 25 Thrift Store at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Arlington
  • Collected household items for new families coming into the country through the office of Migration and Refugee Services
  • International Day Project, "Camp Fiesta" in Grainger County, Tennessee. We collected 31 Drawstring Bags, 36 boxes of Colored Pencils, 21 boxes of Flashcards, 51 boxes of crayons, and raised $1,600 for them this Winter and Spring.
  • The school donated over 100 cereal boxes and oatmeal packages for the St. Lucy Food Warehouse in Manassas to help families in need have a healthy start to their day.