PTO Chatter 9/5/19

Dear OLGC Families,

By week two, daily routines have become familiar and nervous anticipation is replaced with joyful enthusiasm for experiences both big and small our school community will share in this month. September welcomes...track stars running around campus and tennis players dashing across courts...scouts ready for new adventures and service to our community...young minds soaking in new lessons of history and science...early readers delighted to listen to new stories and proudly read on their own...and at day's end, parents bearing witness to this growth as children race to their welcoming embrace to share their daily adventures.

Be sure to take a peek on both on our school website and the PTO Chatter for all the details on upcoming events and how to get involved.

Warmest regards,

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

NEWRecess Duty Volunteers - Sign Up Today! -

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

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. 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.

NEWWOLGC Annual Spaghetti Supper - Mark your calendars for this year's Annual Spaghetti Supper set for Sunday, October 2019. Join us for this price-fixe event at either the 4:30pm or 630pm seating. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 10 and under. Tickets are on sale online at, church offices, the Welcome Desk in the Narthex, and Doughnut Socials. We are also in need of volunteers for the event. Please sign up at the Sign Up Genius which will be posted in late September on the website or listed in the bulletin. You can also contact Anna Somers directly at or 703.577.7414. This event is co-sponsored by the Women of OLGC and the OLGC Men's Club.

NEWExplore Credo! - Men's Monday Night Faith and Scripture Study - Beginning on September 9th the Men's Monday night group will again be meeting each Monday from 7 – 8:30 PM in the OLGC School Library. We are completing a Catholic adult education initiative called "Credo", which summarizes the basic tenants of our Catholic faith in 36 lessons. Each week's lesson covers a separate doctrinal aspect of our faith. So you can join right in to each week's lesson, which consist of a short teaching video and round table discussion of questions focused on the faith lesson for that week. It's an opportunity to come together for fellowship and prayer with other men from our parish and to collectively grow in our faith journey. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Carlos Berrios, , or Brian Davenport, .

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:


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

NEWOLGC Seasoned Citizens Luncheons– Join the volunteers of the monthly Seasoned Citizen Luncheons! From October through April we host 80 – 100 seniors for a hot lunch, entertainment and fellowship. Do you enjoy festive party planning and decorating? Join us to set up/decorate our themed luncheons! Prefer the kitchen? Helpers are needed for meal planning, food prep, service and clean up. No experience is needed, enjoy the company of our volunteers and OLGC senior citizens while serving our community. Food donations are also appreciated through our monthly sign up genius for side dishes, salads, bread, rolls and the ever popular desserts! If you would like to be added to our volunteer list or donation sign up list please contact or call 703.919.7382