LENTEN JOURNEY – We continue our journey as we enter the third week of Lent, focusing on prayer and good works. This week our students in grades 3 – 8 are going to confession. Lenten Soup Suppers (every week delicious meatless choices) followed by Stations of the Cross on Fridays are ways to enrich your family’s Lenten experience. If you have downloaded the OLA Parish app you are enjoying daily messages and Lenten activity suggestions.
REREGISTRATION COMMITMENT FORMS FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR WERE DUE BACK WITH DEPOSIT LAST FRIDAY, MARCH 17. FAMILIES WHO DID NOT TURN ONE IN WILL RECEIVE A REMINDER TODAY. TESTING OF NEW STUDENTS STARTS NEXT WEEK.
WOMEN’S RETREAT – Our Lady of the Assumption Parish presents a Women’s Ministry Retreat this weekend, March 24-26, at Forest Home Retreat Center in Ojai. Please see the flyer in today’s envelope to sign up.
SPRING PHOTOS – This Thursday, March 23 we will have SPRING PICTURES taken of all students. This is a Non-Uniform Dress day for all students. No pre-ordering is required … in today’s envelope there is a flyer detailing how to go online to view your child’s photos.
Student Photos From Auction – If you were not able to attend the Dinner Auction, but would like your child’s photo, check in at our office. The student photos are available at $5 each.
FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE – SAVE THE DATE – The Assumption Parent Board proudly presents “Love You to the Moon and Back” Father/ Daughter Dance, to be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 6-9pm in the Mulcahy Center. A photographer will be there to capture the special moments between you and your little lady. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for parent hours, then please contact Monica Minoui at email@example.com.
MARCH MADNESS NON-UNIFORM DRESS – MARCH 31 – GRADE 7 will host a March Madness Non-Uniform Dress on Friday, March 31. Students have the option to wear the jersey or colors of their favorite team, collegiate or other, and to bring $1 for Many Meals.
2017 OLA YEARBOOKS – Order forms were sent home. Both hard cover and soft cover options are available. It is important to take advantage of this pre-order if you wish your child to have a yearbook. Once the books are shipped to us (late May) we will have very few extra books to sell. Please return the pre-order form no later than April 6.
Yearbook Ads – Parents and grandparents have a special opportunity to purchase a business ad or personal message to be placed in our 2017 yearbook. Please see the flyer sent home last week. These MUST be in by March 31 due to our yearbook printing deadline!
PRESCHOOL OPENINGS- Our Lady of the Assumption Preschool is accepting openings for the 2017-2018 school year. Contact Susie Delaney at (805)642-7198 x213 or apply online at www.olaventura.org.
APPLY NOW FOR FINANCIAL AID FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR: All applications for financial aid must be returned to the office NO LATER THAN THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 23. The CEF forms must be filled out completely and have income verification attached. Applicants will then be given an appointment to meet with a CEF representative on Thursday, March 30 from 12 – 2 PM on the St. Bonaventure High School campus. At that time, your application will be reviewed and the required documents checked. Questions? Check with our office.
AXXESS Books-This is the final week that Axxess Books are available for purchase, either in the school office or from an 8th grader. For $30 you get great discounts to dozens of local businesses and eateries. This fundraiser benefits our 8th Grade, to defray their graduation expenses.
SEE’S CANDY FUNDRAISER –Please return orders and money to the school office no later than March 29. This fundraiser benefits our 8th Grade, to defray their graduation expenses.
Save The Date – RELAY FOR LIFE – Gain parent hours by becoming a Super Hero to those who are battling cancer. Our Lady of Assumption Elementary and Parish are teaming up with the American Cancer Society to support its Relay for Life event on May 6-7. We are in need of dedicated parents to assist with making this an awesome event for everyone. For more information, contact Rochida McClure directly at (805) 746-0727.
UPCOMING VIRTUS CLASS: All parish and school employees, plus all those who regularly volunteer and work with children are required to complete Protecting God’s Children (Virtus) training every four years. There will be a Virtus (first time) class this Thursday, March 23 from 6 – 9 PM in grade 8 at OLA. To register, call (805)390-1260.
KARMA DAY – The room parents from all grades are currently seeking helpers to help out with Karma Day,Thursday June 8 from 11:30– 2:30pm. Karma Day is a student appreciation day on the last full day of school … room parents and parents work to create a fun-filled day for our students to enjoy. Each grade is responsible for creating an activity for all students to enjoy. If you could help supervise an activity we could really use your help! Please remember any hours worked will count toward next year, so you can get a kick start on your parent hours for 2017-2018! If you can help, please contact any room parent from your grade or Janice Force at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents, if you have students at Saint Bonaventure and would like to have them participate, please contact David Palomares at 648-6836 ext. 124. This activity counts for their community service hours. Thank you for helping our kids out and making wonderful memories for them!
PROFORMA UNIFORM items may be ordered via a link on the school website. Items available are polo shirts, three options of jackets and PE pants. We have samples of each at the school. Items ordered will be delivered directly to school.
SCHOOL CENTS –Bring in all your Pacific View Mall receipts so that your child’s class and our school can get credit. Receipts from all the retail stores and restaurants qualify!!
PARISH DIRECTORY – Our Lady of the Assumption Parish is creating a new Parish Pictorial Directory to document and celebrate our parish. Lifetouch is portraits of all families, with appointments through April. Only name and photo will be published in the directory – no personal info will be shared. Every family photographed will receive a complimentary directory and an 8 x10 portrait. They have almost finished the photos but there is still time to sign up by clicking on the link on the parish website: www.olaventura.com.
SCRIP NEWS – Support our school by purchasing SCRIP (gift cards) in the school office or by ordering from our large list. We stock many cards including restaurants, Starbuck’s, Von’s, Smart & Final, Macy’s, fast foods and more. Our school earns money for every sale of scrip. Every $200 purchase of scrip = 1 parent hour.
SPORTS NEWS: Our Boys Basketball team completed their season last week. The Girls Team will play tonight at 6 PM in the championship game in the St. Bonaventure HS gym. Go Dolphins!