Learn more about the different ways parents can assist with Good Counsel's school and student life activities.
Under the direction of the school’s Principal, The Parents’ Association serves as a liaison between faculty, staff, students, and parents/guardians of the community of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (OLGCHS). The Parents’ Association seeks to provide support to the OLGCHS community at large in a manner that is in keeping with the Xaverian values of simplicity, humility, compassion, zeal, and trust. The Parents’ Association seeks to develop between educators and the general public such united efforts that will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, social, and spiritual education.
- President | Craig Frick
- Vice President | Geoff Crawford
- Treasurer | Mary Hoel
- Secretary | Sandy Strazza
- Freshman - Class of 2022 | Heidi Gaasch (Click to join the Facebook Class of 2022 parent group)
- Sophomore - Class of 2021 | Christy Hull (Click to join the Facebook Class of 2021 parent group)
- Junior - Class of 2020 | Terry Ovington (Click to join the Facebook Class of 2020 parent group)
- Senior - Class of 2019 | Jane Martinko (Click to join the Facebook Class of 2019 parent group)
Commitees and Chairs
- Volunteer Coordinator | Susan Wilhelm
- Website and Portal | Mary Stefanelli
- Used Uniform Sales | Jennifer Melton
- Homecoming | Julie Frick and Craig Frick
- Open House | Terry Ovington
- Post Prom | Beatrice Hanson (*Co-Chair Needed)
- Senior and Mothers' Mass | Terry Ovington
- Staff Appreciation | Beatrice Hanson and Sue Martin
- Parents' Council of Washington | Craig Frick
(A representative is needed to attend monthly PCW meetings and report to the Parents' Association Board meetings held monthly on the first Wednesday of each month)
For more information about the Parents' Association, please contact the Principal's Office at 240-283-3302.
The Falcon Moms' mission is to promote fellowship and foster relations between parents of Good Counsel students by offering social activities, sponsoring support and appreciation functions for the school community, and providing service-oriented opportunities which will allow parents to model Christian action and behavior for their children.
GC Moms enjoy connecting with one another and the community each year by hosting many social and service events such as Mothers' Club Night Out, Christmas Boutique, and the Christmas Toy Drive/Decorating. The efforts of the Mothers’ Club result in generous support for the school's greatest needs.
Falcon Moms President | Dorrie Pilot
Questions? Please contact Lauren Costello | 240-283-3218
Falcon Dads offers an opportunity for parents of current or former Our Lady of Good Counsel High School students to support the student body and school community. Our goal is to further the Xaverian values of the school through volunteer efforts and to network with other fathers while engaging in social and service activities.
Falcon Dads encourages you to join and to participate in the many activities Good Counsel offers.
Falcon Dads President | Brian Shipley
Questions? Contact Lauren Costello | 240-283-3218
Parent Kick-off | September 12
Falcon Mom's Night Out | October 4
Father/Student Paintball | October 13
Falcon Moms Hot Cocoa Tailgate | October 26
Falcon Moms Toy Drive | Begins November 12th
HO HO HO!! THE CHRISTMAS TOY CLOSET PROJECT IS BACK!
What: Inside the Main Office at GC, the large collection boxes will be anxiously awaiting caring elves to fill them with NEW toys! This toy drive, sponsored by the Falcon Moms, supports needy families within Montgomery County. The community at large is invited to donate a new and unwrapped toy for children ages 1-12. The toy drive continues through November 30th.
Questions? Contact Cindy Fullerton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Father/Student Day of Service | November 11 | 9 AM-12 PM
Falcon Moms Toy Drive Delivery | December 2
Falcon Moms Christmas Boutique | December 8
Family Day of Service | December 15
Father/Student Day of Service | January 12
Falcon Moms Paint & Sip Night | February 7
Calling all GC Moms! Come paint your own masterpiece while enjoying conversation and a favorite beverage at the Paint & Sip Night! This event is hosted by Falcon Moms. Beverages, including wine and refreshments, will be served. If interested, you are welcome to bring a potluck dish. (A SignUp Genius form will be circulated to those who offer to bring something.)
WHEN | Thursday, February 7 | 6:30-9:00 PM
WHERE | Dining Hall
COST | $35 (includes paint supplies, instruction, and beverages)
Father/Student Bowl Night | February 9
Back by popular demand! Get on your child’s calendar now and be sure to join us for the 6th Annual Father/Student Bowl Night!
WHEN | Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 8:00 – 10:00 PM
WHERE | Shady Grove Bowlmor | Gaithersburg, Maryland
COST | $35/player (includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and unlimited refreshments)
RSVP | CLICK HERE to register. Please respond by Feb. 1st.
Questions? Contact Lauren Costello in the Auxiliary Programs Office: email@example.com.
Family Day of Service | March 9
Career Day | March 15
Falcon Moms Mass & Brunch | May 5
Falcon Dads Incoming Freshman BBQ | June 4
Volunteering at Good Counsel
Protection of the children entrusted to our care is a huge responsibility we take on every day. Unfortunately, the times we live in make clear that threats to safety and security can emerge from anywhere. We are grateful for the many volunteers who help make things run here at school. At the same time, we understand our obligation to have processes in place to screen those who work here and who volunteer for us.
The Volunteers and Fingerprinting Guideline will explain our systematic approach for volunteers. The key concept in determining the need for a volunteer to go through this process is substantial contact with children – i.e. contact with children in which the duration and scope in both time and exposure to children is neither rare nor limited and may occur in a routine and/or ongoing basis. This includes all overnight activities with children and any activities involving time spent alone with children and/or in supervision of children.