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 and Winter Formal | Cindy Fullerton
- Open House | Terry Ovington
- Dads, Daughters and Desserts | Jane Martinko
- Post Prom | Beatrice Hanson (*Co-Chair Needed)
- Senior and Mothers' Mass | Terry Ovington
- Staff Appreciation | Beatrice Hanson, Sue Martin, and Kelli Potter
- Parents' Council of Washington | Maria Adams
(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
What: Now that you have successfully gotten the kids back to school, it's time for a Mom's Night Out! Join other GC moms at the Olney Winery for a fun night featuring a wine tasting of a flight of 6 wines of your choice and a complimentary souvenir glass.
Potluck appetizers and refreshments will be served. If you are interested in bringing an appetizer, please email Dorrie Pilot: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who: GC Moms
When: Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 7-9pm
Where: The Olney Winery | Fairhill Center Olney, MD
Cost: There is an $18 fee if you plan to take part in the wine tasting.
RSVP: If you plan to attend, CLICK HERE. Please respond by Oct. 2.
Father/Student Paintball | October 13
What: Enjoy the crisp fall air while you play an exciting round of paintball at the 3rd Annual Father/Student Paintball Day hosted by the Falcon Dads.
Who: GC Dads and Students
When: Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 9:00 AM Arrival | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM paintball session
Where: Torrid Paintball | 13710 Central Ave. | Upper Marlboro, MD (note: This is the same company as in years past, but at a new location.)
Cost: $55/per player, which includes equipment, 500 balls, and 3 hours of play.
RSVP: If you plan to attend, CLICK HERE. Please respond by Friday, October 5.
Falcon Moms Hot Cocoa Tailgate | October 26
Falcon Moms Toy Drive Begins | November 5
Father/Student Day of Service | November 11
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 Night | February 7
Father/Student Bowl Night | February 9
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.