A K-8 Blue Ribbon School in Vienna, VA

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Welcome to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School which has a long standing reputation for academic excellence and a caring environment which facilitates learning and spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth.

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Wildcat Weekly 1/17/18

Well the winter weather has surely made our planning challenging this week! Scantron testing continues and we will continue our efforts to balance the lessons for our students each day, including the other assessments that they have missed. We appreciate your help encouraging our students to enjoy their extra sleep on 2 hour delays but come in refreshed and ready to learn when they get here. We are also very excited about Catholic Schools Week coming up shortly. Please note that the last day of school will be dependent upon the number of snow days we end up having throughout the winter months. Currently, we have 3 snow days built in to our current schedule with the last day of school as June 12th if we use all three days. We will keep you updated as the winter continues but in the meantime please stay warm and safe with your travels!

Thank you for your help in making carpool a safer place. Only if you are parking when volunteering for a classroom event or if you are joining the rosary group on Fridays please park down in front of St. Joseph Center. We ask for your continued respect and support of our procedures.

If you have not re-registered your student(s) for the upcoming school year, we would appreciate it if you could register as soon as possible. Believe it or not we begin planning for the upcoming school year soon and want to ensure that we have the best possible programs available and ready for all grades, preschool through 8th grade. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me so that we can find some time to discuss your situation.

As always, thank you for your faith and support of our OLGC community!

Adrianne Jewett, Principal

Have you re-registered for 2019-20 yet? No paperwork! Just go into your Faith Direct account (https://membership.faithdirect.net/events/details/2447) and pay a $500 tuition deposit per child.

Kindergarten Siblings for 2019-20: Register now! Go to https://www.olgcschool.org/admissions for the paperwork or stop by the office to pick up forms. New kindergarten screening will be held February 4 and 5 by appointment.

Preschool Siblings for 2019-20: Classes are filling up fast. Please contact Mrs. Colson now to register.

Not Returning for 2019-20? If your student(s) is not returning to OLGC in the fall, please contact Mrs. Colson asap.

Congratulations! For the past few years, our 7th and 8th grade students have participated in the Youth Apostle Pro-Life Poster Contest. This year marked the 20th year for this contest. The theme for the contest was "Pro-life is a Way of Life." There were 531 entries and I am thrilled to inform you Keira G. (7th Grade) received 2nd place in the junior division, Isabella S. (7th grade) received 3rd place in the junior division and Mary C. (7th grade) received an Honorable Mention also in the junior division. This contest is a wonderful opportunity for the students to express their pro-life beliefs and values using their artistic gifts and talents. Congratulations to Kiera, Isabella and Mary and all the students who participated in the contest! We are very proud of you and all your accomplishments!

Calling all OLGC Science Fair Judges: Our school Science Fair is Tuesday February 12. If you are working, or have worked, in a technical, science, engineering, or math field and are interested in judging our 7th graders' projects, please contact Yvette Luketic (yluketic@olgcschool.org). Project categories include: Behavioral and Social Science, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Space Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Physics, and Zoology. We realize that your time is limited and precious, but ask that you spend the morning of February 12 from about 8:15 am to noon judging projects. We will treat you to lunch to thank you for your time and service. In your response, please include your email, phone number, and categories you would like to judge. Thank you.

Ice Cream Sales: Due to a freezer malfunction, we were unable to sell ice cream this week. We hope to have a new freezer soon so that sales can resume on Tuesday, January 22.

After School Opportunities

Winter Science Class: Students grades K-3 are invited to join a class of science excitements. This class will focus on the amazing chemistry of mixtures. Every kid wants to experience the baking soda and vinegar explosion. What about the other amazing experiments where things fizzle and show a reaction. The classes will cost $125 for the 5 classes, January 28, February 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 3-4pm. Please email Mrs. Danielli, sdanielli@olgcschool.org by January 24 to register.

Music and Movement on Tuesdays from 3-4 pm - 8 Weeks- January 29 to March 19. Open to boys and girls in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Classes will include the basic elements of ballet and jazz as well as the concepts of body awareness, space, rhythm, and shape. Free expression, imagination and self‐esteem will be encouraged and strengthened through dance. For information, please contact Nikki Stezin at nikkistezin@yahoo.com.

Silver Knights Enrichment Chess: Grades K – 8, all equipment is provided. Session begins Tuesdays, January 22 and runs through March 12 from 3:05-4:05pm. $130 for 8 weeks. To register go to: https://skenrichment.com/clubs/fairfax/product/our-lady-of-good-counsel-school-chess-club-winter-2019.html

Silver Knights Enrichment Robotics: Grades 1-8 (20 spots available). Session begins Thursdays, January 24 through March 14 from 3:05-4:05pm. $190 for 8 weeks. To register go to: https://skenrichment.com/clubs/fairfax/product/our-lady-of-good-counsel-school-robotics-club-winter-2019.html