PTO Chatter 4/11/19

Dear Families,

This is our last Chatter before Easter and spring break, so on behalf of the PTO Board, I wish you all a Blessed Holy Week, a Happy Easter, and a relaxing spring Break. Today's Chatter is especially lengthy because May is coming and it's a busy month for the PTO. Why...

1) We need to fill our vacant Board positions by May 7th. In addition to Vice President and Corresponding Secretary, we also need to fill the Member-at-Large position currently held by Julia Maggiano. Our two members-at-large organize the two major PTO social events of the year: Trunk or Treat and a spring event (this year's May 10th Spring Carnival). If you enjoy planning and implementing events for the school, be our next Member-at-Large. Please talk to me or Julia!

2) May 7th is our final PTO General Meeting of the year. Come hear from Mrs. Jewett and Fr. Matt. Socialize starting at 6:30 in the library. The meeting will begin at 7. More details to follow.

3) May 6th – 10th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Dagny Shiells and Tina Wickham have a great week of activities to honor our teachers, and we'll need your help. See below for all the details.
And last but not least,

4) the Spring Carnival will be Friday, May 10th from 2 – 4. Mark your calendars for a great afternoon! We'll need parents and middle schoolers to help. Details and sign ups will come soon.

Again, Easter Blessings! Relax over break, because May is going to be busy!



New OLGC Dining for Dollars at Ben & Jerry's on 4/30 Grab a cone for a cause: Run, don't walk to Vienna's own Ben & Jerry's for OLGC Dining for Dollars Fundraising Night 4/30/10 from 4pm-9pm! Stop into Ben & Jerry's in Vienna (136C Maple Avenue West) and grab an ice cream cone or other yummy treat and OLGC will benefit! Ben & Jerry's will generously donate 20% of the proceeds from in-store purchases made anytime between 4pm and 9pm. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!

New Teacher Appreciation Week:

Amazon Gift Cards – Donations due by April 29th Donate to provide Amazon Gift Cards to our teachers and staff for Teacher Appreciation Week! We'll present our teachers and staff with Amazon gift cards for Teacher Appreciation Week week. Please consider donating by cash or check by April 29th. The money will be pooled and we will buy the cards through Divine Dollars. You can submit donations by red folder or to Mrs. Hallahan in the front office.

Monday May 6th Bouquet Day: Students bring one or more home grown or store bought flowers. Volunteers will collect them at drop off and arrange them in bouquets for every teacher. Do you enjoy working with flowers? Sign up to help make the bouquets at:

Monday May 6th Poster Day: We'll decorate the halls with posters for teachers and staff. Sign up to make a poster at:

Tuesday May 7th Coffee/Tea Day - hear from your room parent about bringing a morning drink and snack (delivered between 7:30 and 7:45) to your homeroom and two specials teachers or staff member.

Wednesday – Friday - Stock the Teachers' Lounges at both the school and preschool

May 8th – Sweet Treat -
May 9th - Healthy treats -
May 10th - Salty treats -

Friday May 10th Teacher Luncheon - On Friday, the PTO will provide a catered Chipotle lunch for teachers and staff.

New It's Almost Time for the Spring Fling Carnival!! Friday, May 10th 2:00-4:00pm Mark your calendar for the Spring Fling Carnival!! The PTO is sponsoring a Spring Fling party to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather! We will have a Carnival theme this year, so come dressed to compete and don't forget to apply your SUNBLOCK! We will be celebrating outside by the basketball courts and adjacent field. Drink and snack tickets will be on sale at the event for $1/item. We will have ice cream, popcorn, soda and water available. So enjoy a treat as you listen to the DJ, compete in the EndZone Challenge, race on a Flybar, get your face painted, etc. and decide which game you'll play next! Come see how many prizes you can win and take fun photos with friends in the photo tent! Tickets are a $1/game or you can order a wristband for $20 and play as many games as you can. A link will be provided soon! Any questions contact Julia Maggiano or Beth Weithman at

PRETZELS, PRETZELS, PRETZELS! The 6th grade will be selling big pretzels at all school lunches until April 12 on Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost is $2 for a big pretzel.

Do you want to make a difference and help save our planet? - Wildcats Upcycling Art Contest On Friday, May 17th from 5:30-7:30pm, 4th Grade Girl Scout Troop 1673 is hosting a recycled/unused materials art contest in the school library where students can display their own masterpieces. Students/parishioners can purchase tickets to vote for their favorite piece and the winner will receive a $50 gift card to Target AND a Dress Down Day! Please support Girl Scout Troop 1673 and make this event a success! Questions? Email: More Info:

Recess Duty Volunteers - Sign Up Today! SignUp:


Posh Pedicure Party - A few slots opened up for this fabulously fun party! You Are Invited! Need a Mother's Day gift? Want to do something special for a teacher? Buy them a slot at the Posh Pedicure Party! This was a sign-up party offered at the 2019 Annual Auction Gala, and we have a few slots that have opened up. The party will take place on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 from 3:30-6:00PM at Diamond Spa in Vienna. Cost is $75 per person, and includes food, drinks, fun with friends, and a swag bag! Please email to claim your spot today! Indicate if you would like a 4:00 pm or 5:00 pm slot. Depending on how you view your calendar, this can be the perfect ending to a long week or a fresh start to the week ahead!

First Annual OLGC Day of Service - Spend a day in service at OLGC! On Saturday, May 4, we invite all willing OLGC parishioners and friends to come together in service and fellowship to better our common home and build our community. Projects will include cleaning our common areas, landscaping/grounds-keeping, working on rosaries for our youth, and more! There will be indoor and outdoor projects for young and old alike! We will begin our day of service at 12:30 and conclude at 4:30. Please check the website for info.

OLGC Advocates for Church & Transparency (OLGC ACT) OLGC ACT has formed to educate and engage our community to call for accountability for and prevention of abuse within the Church. We are mobilizing on several fronts, and welcome you to come and see what we are all about! If you are interested to know more, email, or come to our next meeting on Thursday, 4/25/19 at 7:30pm in the school library.

Honor those who served – Memorial Day Flowers at Arlington Cemetery Join us on Sunday May 26th, 2019 for a special event to distribute flowers at Arlington National Cemetery. Last year 1000 volunteers placed over 200,000 flowers at the headstones. This is the 9th year that OLGC Troop 976 and Pack 976 will participate. Every dollar puts a flower at a headstone - help us reach 240,000 headstones this year. Please sign up online to volunteer or contribute: Questions? Please contact Abe Bacarra: