PTO Chatter 8/29/19

Dear OLGC Families,

In our household, preparing for any great adventure starts with first making a list. And so it began...

1. Sparkling white polos, crisp navy shorts, new all black shoes (2 sizes larger)...check.

2. Backpacks with water stained summer reading, math packets awaiting teacher review, extra pencils and cool erasers because, well, they are cool (duh)...check.

3. New lunch boxes brimming with goodies to fill their bellies and power them through the day...check.

4. Butterflies in our stomach and feeling too excited to get to sleep early Sunday night...check.

5. Monday morning frenzied first steps onto campus filled will loud cheers and bright smiles upon seeing friends near and far...check.

6. Dear teachers and staff matching our enthusiasm with their own and beckoning us to the start of a wonderful new school year...check.

7. A community of parents, students, teachers, staff, and parishioners standing along-side one another, soaking in the feeling of a brand-new start and marveling in our many blessings...check, double check.

On behalf of the OLGC PTO, wishing you a warm welcome back to school and looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

Alona Fayer, OLGC PTO President


Hot Lunch Orders due September 6 - OLGC is fortunate to offer a pre-order hot lunch program for students again this year. The program provides lunches on Thursdays (when school is in session), beginning on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Our usual five vendors will be participating - Chick-fil-A, Church St. Pizza, Ledo's, Baja Fresh, and Zoe's Kitchen. One order form and payment per student is required. Deadline for ordering is Friday, September 6, 2019, after which no orders will be accepted. PLEASE NOTE *** IMPORTANT CHANGES FROM LAST SCHOOL YEAR BELOW*** LUNCH ORDER PAYMENTS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION BILLS. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PAID IN FULL ONLINE THROUGH FAITH DIRECT BY THE CLOSE DATE OF SEPTEMBER 6, 2019. Additionally, Financial Assistance will not be offered. Visit the website for details and to place orders

CYO Tennis: Deadline August 29th for Grades 4th - 8th. Season runs through the 1st or second week of November depending on weather.

CYO Track & Field: Deadline Sept. 13th Register Today! Track & Field is open to all school and CCF students grades 3-8. Practices will begin Tuesday, August 27th

Join Scouting Night: Sept 6th at Glyndon Park Sign up for Cub Scouts' 2019-2020 Season! Pack 976, chartered by OLGC Parish, is inviting children in grades K through 5 to renew their memberships and to join Cub Scouts. Please contact our Cubmaster, more details. Registration forms are available at our website

Calling all Cub Scouts! Earn your Religious emblem! Anyone interested in earning the Catholic Religious Emblem award for cub scouts who is NOT part of Pack 976, please contact Betsy Argauer no later than Oct. 1st at or 703-255-3744.


Fall Fest Sept 15th Volunteers Needed! On the third Sunday in September, the parish holds the parish picnic called "Fall Fest," with food, games, and other activities for the entire family. This event is the opportunity to gather as a total community with one goal: Having Fun! This event is coordinated by the OLGC Men's Club, but volunteers across the community come together to plan and implement all aspects of the event. Students and confirmation candidates are welcome to volunteer to gain "service hours." Volunteers needed for the 2019 OLGC Fall Fest on Sunday, September 15, 2019 to make the event a success.

OLGC Golf Classic - Join us on Friday, October 4th at Westfields Golf Club for a fun-filled day with great contests, good food and drink, and wonderful company to share it with. Early-Bird Discount - SAVE NOW! Register your team by Aug. 31 and save $50 off the cost of four players. Register By September 23rd!

OLGC 27th Annual Auction Gala Committee - Mark Your Calendar for Saturday, March 28, 2020 - We are looking for a few good men and women that would be interested in a New and Exciting Challenge - volunteering their time to sit on the 27th Annual Auction Committee for 2020! If you would be interested in becoming a member of this committee, please contact Kim Kianka-Roberti, Development Event Coordinator, at 703-896-7425 or

Open Mic Night: Sat. Sept.7th - Let us entertain you. Come and share your talent or come to relax and enjoy the entertainment in DeSales Hall Sat. September 7th from 7- 10pm. Open to all ages. Refreshments will be served.

Coffee Social to Resume Monday, September 9. The weekly Coffee Social will resume on Monday, September 9, 2019. Please join us in DeSales Hall after the 8:30 mass.


Divorced / Separated and Catholic. Now What?

Eucharistic Adoration: Fri. Sept 6th:

Women's Small Faith Sharing Group

Tues Scripture Study The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation

Little Rock Scripture Study: Acts of the Apostles

Light of Mine A Guided Spiritual and Social Journey for Young People with Special Needs, Ages 14-24 To sign up, please visit:


Blood Drive: Sept.1st 8am - 1pm Save a life - give blood! Sign up in advance and walk-ins welcome!

Join Team OLGC at the Vienna CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 6th at 2 pm

SOME - For just a few minutes a month you can improve the lives of the poorest in our local community. Volunteer to help the Women of OLGC provide one meal amount for SOME. So Other's Might Eat is a Roman Catholic charity which provides meals, services, and training for the homeless. As a volunteer you will bring the same food item to OLGC just once a meal prep or cooking involved. Contact Anna Somers at or 703.577.714