Letter from Archbishop Charles J. Chaput regarding EITC ~Tax education credits

November 20, 2015 / Posted by in General

+CJC Statement_Education Tax Credits_IDV_11-19-2015

December Calendar

November 13, 2015 / Posted by in General

December 2015 (1)

GSC Google Calendar is available under the “Parent” tab ~ drop down menu to Calendar

Smart Tuition Financial Aid Application

November 3, 2015 / Posted by in General

Good Afternoon,

We hope you are as excited as we are for the 2016-2017 financial aid year to begin! Families can begin applying online as early as 11/1. Attached to this email you will find your school’s specific instructions advising families how to apply for financial aid with Smart Aid. Families with questions should be advised to call our Parent Help Center at 1-800-360-8027. Our Parent Help Center is available for families 24/7.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us 1-888-296-0876.

We look forward to a great year with you!

Best Regards,

John J. Gillen

Account Manager

10 Woodbridge Center Drive | Woodbridge, NJ 07095 | (888) 296-0876

Smart Aid – Online Instructions_91007

BLOCS Scholarships

November 2, 2015 / Posted by in General
Good Morning,

Beginning today, applications for students who will be enrolled in K-12 during the 2016 / 2017 school year will be available for parents. Last year, BLOCS had over 15,000 applications which amounted to a qualified need of $47,000,000 for Philadelphia area Catholic schools.
Most of BLOCS funding comes in the way of tax credit programs that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers to businesses. Businesses are able to make donations to BLOCS, and then receive up to a 90% credit on their PA state taxes. These programs total $150 million dollars in available credits state wide.
As we move into the next school year, our hope is that these programs are expanded to help more families afford a Catholic education. It is important that our legislatures understand what the true need is in the Philadelphia area when these programs are evaluated for a possible increase.
The best way to show the true need of families in the Philadelphia area is to have as many parents as possible fill out the online application for BLOCS scholarships. Applications for Archdiocesan schools, parish schools, and diocesan high schools can be accessed at www.blocs.org or by going directly towww.smartaidforparents.com. If your child is attending a private school, mission school, or if your school is not listed in the online applications, please contact your school directly to apply.
Thank you,
Bill O’Brien

Grade 8 Raffle tickets ~WOW ~ Coach tote and Samsung Smartwatch

October 30, 2015 / Posted by in General

GSC Class of 2016 is holding a raffle to raise funds for their graduation festivities. Raffle will run from Nov. 1 – Dec. 18, 2015. Winner will be announced on Dec. 18.

Coach Turnlock Tote — Color saddle. This authentic Coach bag is straight out of the current Fall 2015 catalogue with a retail price of $295.00. It’s a go-anywhere tote with plenty of room for essentials.
100% crossgrain leather

Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch for Android Devices – Color Black

Display – 1.63″ Super Amoled
Connectivity – Bluetooth 4.0
CPU – 1.2 Ghz Processor
Sensors – Heart rate, compass, gyro, accelerometer
Requires a smartphone running Android 4.3 or higher
Microphone, water resistant

We are raffling off two Samsung Smartwatches. We have doubled your chances to win this item.

Tickets for all items are $1 each, or 6 for $5 ($10 for the sheet)

8th Grade Coach Bag Raffle Tix

8th Grade Samsung Raffle Tix

Contact Gov. Wolf about funding for school supplies

October 6, 2015 / Posted by in General


How to obtain clearance forms

October 1, 2015 / Posted by in General

Directions and link for obtaining clearance forms.



We celebrate our GSC students and recognize their unique talents, especially our sixth-grade student Tessa S.!

July 15, 2015 / Posted by in General

We celebrate our GSC students and recognize their unique talents, especially our sixth-grade student Tessa S.!

From the Advancement Office – Good Shepherd Catholic School

Tessa-SWe celebrate our GSC students . . .

GSC students are bright, kind, articulate, loving, imaginative, and very unique!

For us, the uniqueness of our students’ interests is a true reflection of our mission, “Our faculty and families work together to identify and develop each student’s God-given talents.”

For our sixth-grade student, Tessa S., her uniqueness is centered in her love of horses and her desire to excel in equestrian athletics.

Tessa is a member of the United States Equestrian Federation’s youth sports program which is sanctioned by the United States Olympic Committee. Having recently participated in several equestrian competitions as well as completing all program requirements for varsity youth lettering in her equestrian discipline, the Hunt Seat Discipline which includes walk, trot, canter and jumping, Tessa has successfully “lettered” in her sport. Tessa has received her program certificate, a pin that she may proudly wear in future competitions, and her varsity letterman patch.

Equestrian athletes dedicate a tremendous amount of time in training and preparing for competition as well as for caring for their horses. For a young person, especially a sixth-grader, this is no easy feat. Equestrian athletics requires a strong individual commitment and involves rigorous practice as well as routine care and attention for the well-being of your partner; your pony. Tessa is directly responsible for the care and well-being of the pony she rides and spends a great deal of her time each week not only practicing but also exercising and taking care of her partner pony.

We know that Tessa’s love for horses and her devoted attention to their care will always be her top priority. We also know that Tessa’s goal is to continue to grow in her sport, competing and succeeding at greater and greater levels along the way. We look forward to continuing to hear wonderful things about Tessa in the world of equestrian sports; one day we might even be able to share the great news about Tessa competing in the Olympics. We know that her God-given talents can make this happen. . .

Tessa is an exceptional GSC student. Her uniqueness is what makes our school special. We are committed to our students and to their parents. We share in their life experiences and we laud their accomplishments. Please join us in doing the same. . .

Congratulations Tessa!

The Martin J. Reddington Scholarship Fund lauds academic merit at GSC

July 7, 2015 / Posted by in General

The Martin J. Reddington Scholarship Fund lauds academic merit at GSC

From the Advancement Office – Good Shepherd Catholic School

Great expectations net great success, one parent’s golden rule: Read a Chapter Ahead

Mr. Martin J. Reddington (1938 – 2015), known by many members of our community as “Marty” has been described as a very loving husband, a successful businessman, a loyal friend, a steward of the community, a devotee of good health and fitness, and a patron of the Catholic Church.

Most recently Marty was described to us here at Good Shepherd Catholic School by his devoted wife of 54 years, Eileen, as a wonderful father who placed great value in Catholic education having instilled in their six children, all of whom attended our legacy school Queen of Peace, the extended value of “reading a chapter ahead”. Eileen lovingly shared with us that her husband’s response to their children when they told him that their homework was done was to say “Wonderful, now read a chapter ahead.” Marty instilled in their children the importance of being prepared and working hard- – -er.

Eileen Reddington, her children and extended family, as well as their dearest friends are sharing in the legacy of Marty’s golden rule; they have generously established a scholarship in Marty’s name “The Martin J. Reddington Scholarship Fund”. This wonderful fund will support academic merit scholarships for GSC students whose families are in need of a bit of help to support their child’s tuition. Mrs. Reddington is committed to the memory of husband and is honoring his name by ensuring that the message of his golden rule, to read a chapter ahead, is shared with our students now and in the future.

For the Reddington family, much like all of our GSC families, having great expectations and preparing for success is a family practice. This practice also conforms to our mission at Good Shepherd Catholic School; our dedicated faculty and families work together to develop our students’ God-given talents and academic promise. We are preparing our students for a faith-filled life of learning, leadership, and love for others.

Sincere appreciation is extended to the following individuals who are recognized as founding contributors of “The Martin J. Reddington Scholarship Fund”. Thank you very much for honoring Good Shepherd Catholic School with your faith, commitment and support in memory of your loving husband, dearest friend, and family member.

Mrs. Eileen Reddington
Mrs. Judith Dougherty
Mrs. Marie Dougherty
Mr. Matthew & Mrs. Eileen Mongeon
Mrs. Mary Patricia McLees
Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Carol Opdyke
Mrs. Joan Petriccione

Barbara A. Gress
Advancement Director

Giant A+ School Rewards

June 4, 2015 / Posted by in General

Thank you so much for your participation in the GIANT A+ School Rewards Program.

GSC has received a check for over $1300.00 for participating!

Current supporters DO NOT need to re-register their BONUSCARD

New supporters DO need to register GSC to their BONUSCARD

Important Date:

September 10, 2015: online registration for new parents/supporters begins