LENTEN EVENINGS OF REFLECTION – We are now in the fifth week of Lent, focusing on keeping our Lenten promises. This week our parish is offering several evenings of prayer, thought and reflection. Each evening features a different topic: tonight (Tuesday) Deacon Don and a panel of parishioners will present “Fasting: The Meaning of Self-Sacrifice”. Tomorrow evening (Wed) Father Leon and a panel will present “Abstinence: Living The Works of Mercy”. On Thursday and Friday evening, our parish youth will present the Living Stations of the Cross. (Thursday in Spanish, Friday in English). ALL EVENINGS ARE AT 7 PM IN THE CHURCH. 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. The OLA Parish app offers daily messages and Lenten activity suggestions.
LIVING STATIONS – Congratulations to our Middle School students who presented two great performances of the Living Stations of the Cross last Tuesday. Kudos to the actors, singers, dancers, readers and tech crew for creating a moving experience for all. Thanks to Ms. Andrea and Charlie Kim for their direction and inspiration.
FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE – 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. Signup sheets are going home in today’s family envelope. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 OLA YEARBOOKS – Please return the pre-order form no later than this Thursday, April 6. 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.
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.
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. OLA will have our own booth and there will be students and adults walking (in Super Hero attire!) on Saturday, May 6 from 10 AM – 10 PM! Pledge sheets and info will go home in next week’s envelope. We could still use some parents to assist with making this an awesome event for everyone. For more information, contact Rochida McClure directly at (805) 746-0727.
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 email@example.com.
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 May. 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. 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: Congratulations to our boys and girls for their basketball seasons. All basketball jerseys (washed, please) must be returned to the office ASAP. The Sports Banquet honoring our basketball teams will take place tonight, April 4 at 6 PM in Mulcahy Center.