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Hello fam!  Here’s hoping your Thanksgiving holiday was full of gratitude and quality family togetherness.  Wait…who am I kidding?  By Saturday, everyone in my house was in their respective corners!

Well it’s officially that time of year!  Yes, it is Advent, but it is also a time for thinking of others, giving, and being thankful for all that we have.

TODAY is GivingTuesday!  It is a global generosity movement--a day to simply do something good for others.  There are many ways to be generous as we all have something to give.  People can show their generosity in a variety of ways--whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for a cause, sharing a skill, or giving to a charitable organization.

Below you will find information about how to support our school TODAY on GivingTuesday!  Thank you for your consideration.

Also, we have new information about The Joy of Christmas Giving--our December outreach project. 

So happy first week of December!  It’s gonna go fast.  Annnnd now it’s time for terrible Dad Christmas jokes.  Hold your hat, I have some doozies.

What’s the absolute best Christmas present?  A broken drum — you can’t beat it!

No hate mail please…

Have a good week y’all ;)

Celeste Flores, PTO President

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SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

  • TODAY  Let Generosity Be Our Guide – Journey to New Heights with the Wildcat Fund on #GivingTuesday, 11/30!  Generosity gives all of us the power to make a positive change in the lives of others, and is a fundamental value anyone can act on.  GivingTuesday celebrates generosity worldwide on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  We see generosity, resilience, strength, and spirit every day at OLGC School.  Please continue to show your love for our School because “For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.” www.olgcschool.org/wildcatfund.
  • NEW  OLGC’s Joy of Christmas Giving:  The December outreach project has a new name.  The Parish has been working to combine "The Giving Tree" and the "Adopt-A-Family" programs, so that we are able to support our local community in a more meaningful way.  In the last two years, the demand in our local community has increased to the point that we are expanding our family support.  This year, grades 3-8 will each adopt two families, one per class.  Be on the lookout for an email from your room parent.  Grades PK–2 will follow the “Giving Tree” format using the SignUpGenius to choose toys or other gifts that are needed.  Another way to assist children and families in the area is with diapers, pullups, and wipes, or monetary donations to Iliff’s Pediatric Unit to help fund education and entertainment programs.  Use this link to signup.
  • REMINDER   Purchase with a Purpose to support your PTO!
    • Boon Supply Co- DEADLINE 12/17:  OLGC PTO will receive an amazing 40% of the profits from items sold.  Check out the direct link to the OLGC online catalog right here.  Happy shopping!
    • Amazon Smile:  When using Amazon this Christmas season make sure to use the link "smile.amazon.com" and make sure your charity is Our Lady of Good Counsel, Vienna, VA.  OLGC receives a percentage for all orders.  If you are not an AmazonSmile member, sign up. 

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PARISH ACTIVITIES: 

  • REMINDER  Girl Scout Religious Medals:  The Girl Scouts promise is "On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law."  I think it is important that we share our faith and pass it on throughout our lives.  If your Girl Scout wants to earn the Religious Medals and/or Emblems about their Catholic faith, please contact Kathleen Althoff, 703-255-9273(h).
  • REMINDER  Ornaments & Advent Candles:  The OLGC Parish Office is selling the White House Historical Association's 2021 Official White House Christmas Ornament, which commemorates the presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson, for $25.  Also for sale, the cloisonné and clay Our Lady of Good Counsel Ornaments for $10, and Advent candles for $5.  Last year's Official 2020 White House Christmas Ornament, honoring John Fitzgerald Kennedy, is $20.  Stop by the Parish Office M-F 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, call 703.938.2828 or email Maria Romero.  If the Sunday Welcome Desk is staffed you can purchase there as well.
  • REMINDER  OLGC Troop 976 Christmas Wreath Sale 12/4-5:  OLGC’s Boy Scout Troop 976 will be selling festive Christmas wreaths before and after all Masses on 12/4 & 12/5.  Our beautiful greenery is fresh from a Maryland farm, and the proceeds help keep dues accessible for many boys.  Wreaths are $28 each.  We will be offering online orders and contactless delivery by a Scout if you live in the OLGC area (~ 5 mile radius surrounding OLGC) for pre-orders again this year.  Wreaths usually sell out, so don’t delay!  If you order ahead, you can pick up your wreath at our stand in the parking lot before or after Masses on 12/4 or 12/5.  For more information about ordering, please visit our web page here.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give. ~Walt Whitman