Newsletter

Wildcat Weekly 4/4/19

I hope everyone is feeling a bit better. We have really been hit these past two weeks with illnesses affecting both our students and our teachers. Please remember that if your child is not feeling well to please keep your student at home. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our children healthy.

In an effort to keep our children safe, the Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Community has implemented a Crisis Management Team, which is working with local law enforcement and the Diocesan Risk Management Office, to protect our facilities, students, staff, parishioners, and visitors. To accomplish this the school and church have many plans and drills that are being implemented and tested. In order to have a better relationship with law enforcement and for them to get to know our community and campus we have invited them to use our facilities for writing reports or to take a break, so please do not be alarmed if you see officers on campus. Please make them feel welcome and thank them for their service. We have also invited them to attend our upcoming fellowship events and will continue to do so going forward. Thank you for your support as we strive to keep all safe while on our campus. If you have any questions please contact Irene Zaso, Director of Communications, communications@olgcva.org, 703-896-7412.

Please also remind your children that during our safety drills students are to follow the procedures established and listen intently to directions given by teachers. For example, during a lockdown drill all students are expected to keep their hands and feet to themselves and sit criss-cross in the location where they are directed. These rules are for everyone's safety, and we appreciate you helping to reinforce them at home.

Finally, a reminder that there are no dogs (with the exception of service dogs) allowed on the property so if you have one with you in carpool it must remain in the car. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation with this.

On a more positive note, thanks to the generosity of the family of AJ W. at last year's auction, everyone may participate in an out of uniform day next Friday April 12th. AJ would like everyone to wear jeans or khakis and their favorite place t-shirt or sweatshirt. For example, if OBX is your favorite place, you wear your OBX t-shirt or sweatshirt to school that day. Thank you to his family!

Adrianne Jewett, Principal

ACRE Religion Test for Gr 5 & 8: Students in grades 5 and 8 will be tested on Monday, April 8. No preparation is needed.

After School Class Offered: Yoga Class for K-Gr 2 Mondays (April 29, May 6, 13 & 20) from 3-4pm in the school library. Cost $90. Registration forms will come home with your child today. For more information contact deannaconte@yahoo.com.

Summer Camps at OLGC:

OLGC Summer Fun Camp: Weeks of June 17 & June 24: Enjoy a multi-curriculum summer camp right here on the OLGC campus! We will have 2 fun-filled weeks this year for rising K-Gr 5 students. June 17 - 21 will be the theme of Amazing Animals and week 2, June 24-28, will have the theme of Open Ocean. The camp cost is $315 for each week. We request a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. You may register at http://olgcfuncamp.wixsite.com/2019/register. Questions can be directed to olgcfuncamp@gmail.com.

Vacation Bible School: July 15 - 19th 9 am - 12 pm! ROAR! Life is Wild - God is Good. Registration coming soon!

PowerU Summer Camp: Where kids enjoy athletic activity, free play with friends, and learn leadership themes. At PowerU, we focus on 3 fundamental principles: We recognize how important it is to keep kids physically active; We recognize how important it is for kids to have free play; We recognize how important it is to practice leadership traits. PowerU is designed to allow children the freedom to develop their creativity, imagination, and dexterity, while implementing a program to aid in growing their physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Camps offered at OLGC July 8-12th and July 22-26th. Register online www.powerukids.com/summer-camp.