A K-8 Blue Ribbon School in Vienna, VA

Be who you are and be that well

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.

Opportunities & Committees

Serve God where you are and do what you are doing. - St. Francis de Sales   

Please note that most committees need volunteers to help organize the event or activity, as well as for the date/time it takes place. Please volunteer if you have any interest in the committee and the chair(s) will help you find a way for you to contribute according to your availability, whether it be during the day, evening, or weekends.

Some Committees/Activities are listed here even if no volunteers are needed, so that you have contact information about an event

Our Volunteer Policy:

Parents and adults are encouraged to volunteer. All volunteers must complete the required background check and Virtus training session. Visit the Volunteering with Children webpage for more information.

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Contact OLGC PTO Volunteer to share your talents and get involved in our Community

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Committee

Contact

Description

Date(s)

Bingo

Beth Weithman

Plan, advertise, set-up, and run family friendly bingo games.  

11/8/19; 2/7/20

Family Social Events

Alison Lockard

Plan and advertise half day and other social events.

Ongoing

Talent Show

Sada Guixens

OLGC students have the opportunity to audition for and perform in the annual Talent Show. Volunteers are needed to manage student participants during audition and practice dates and in the lobby of DeSales Hall for Performance Night.

10/18/19

FUNDRAISING

Committee

Contact

Description

Date(s)

Box Tops

Julie Rogers

Communication and support box top collection for OLGC.

Ongoing

Used Uniforms

Cindy Andres; Rachelle Robinson

Communicate and support used uniform sales held three times a year. For a quick response on special requests, please email useduniforms.

3x/year

 

HOSPITALITY

Committee

Contact

Description

Date(s)

Open House Coordinator

Ralene Sok

Support both OLGC Open House receptions on Sundays in November and January. 

 

11/17/19; 1/26/20

Reception Committee

Teresa Paquette

Advise classroom volunteers for various grade level receptions (i.e. First Communion, Kinder Graduation, 8th Grade Graduation, Mothers Day Tea, etc.). Support maintenance of PTO supply closet (paper goods, decorations, and coffee supplies for all PTO and hospitality events). All information needed to direct classroom volunteers for receptions is now kept on file in the school office. This information is accessible through the reception committee chair. 

Ongoing

Teacher Appreciation

Dagny Shiells; Tina Wickham

Responsible for coordinating teacher luncheon during Parent-Teacher Conferences in November and the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in the spring. Tasks include planning, ordering, and arranging the luncheon menus with Mrs. Jewett and the office staff. 

11/11/19;

Welcome Committee

Raelene Sok

Volunteers are needed to contact new families to the school, coordinate the New Parent Social held during the first week of school, and deliver onesies to new Wildcats born during the year.

Ongoing

ONSITE SUPPORT

Committee

Contact

Description

Date(s)

Classroom Volunteer Coordinators

Julie Rogers; Wendy Yoviene

Recruit and coordinate classroom volunteers for classroom specific activities, including field trips, class parties and other activities. Coordinators work directly with the teacher(s) to help communicate classroom specific information. 

Ongoing

Hot Lunch

Teresa Paquette; Rachel McCarthy; Michelle Bocock

Work as a Team Leader for a lunch team or participate as a Lunch Servers. Teams are scheduled to set up, serve, and clean up lunch on a rotating basis on Thursdays throughout the year. Volunteers are assigned to a team which works a 3-hour period every four to five weeks.

Thursdays September – May

Recess

Rachelle Robinson; Stephanie Findlay

Help in supervising children during LUNCHTIME RECESS on the front and back playgrounds for our students’ safety. Two adults are needed at each shift, and siblings are welcome. Parents may sign up for one or many recess slots.

Ongoing

Technology

Amy Lopes

Assist in planning technology needs for the school and help with technology projects, such as after-school STEM activities planning and coordination.

Ongoing

SCHOOL DIRECTED

Committee /Event

School Contact

Description

Date(s)

Book Fair

Carolyn Holden

Assist OLGC Librarian Mrs. Holden with organization and implementation of November and May Book Fairs; publicity, set up, decorations, bookkeeping, hospitality, inventory of summer reading list books, scheduling volunteers, take down, name tags, and teacher wish lists. 

November/ May

Field Day

Carrie Sudduth

Support OLGC PE Teacher Mrs. Sudduth with the annual fun-filled day of outdoor activities in June for Grades K-7.

6/4/20

School Pictures

Bev Colson

Assist OLGC Administrative Assistant Mrs. Beverly Colson with onsite support of the fall picture day.

10/22/19

Science Fair

Yvette Luketic

Parents with science backgrounds are needed to assist OLGC MS Science Teacher Mrs. Luketic with the judging of the school’s 7th grade Science Fair.

2/11/20

Yearbook

Stephanie Gonzales

Support OLGC MS Teacher Ms. Gonzales with providing photography of school and class events to be used in the School Yearbook.

Ongoing

SERVICE FOCUSED

Committee

Contact

Description

Date(s)

Giving Tree/ Adopt-a- Family

Tina Wickham

Support school-wide Giving Tree donations at Christmas time, as well as coordinate 7th and 8th grade Adopt-a-Family activities.

December

Thanksgiving Dinner Drive

 

Support school-wide Thanksgiving related food collection for needy families in the Northern Virginia.

November

Wildcat Cares

Stephanie FindlayAlona Fayer

Provide support to OLGC Community families experiencing illness, loss and difficult times. May include coordination of cards, meals, etc. based on the desire of the impacted families.

Ongoing