FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE – The Father-Daughter Dance is THIS Saturday, May 13. Check in is from 6 – 6:30 PM. Prepare yourself for a fun-filled evening of dancing, games, prizes, photo booth, candy station and refreshments. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase: $2 each or 15 for $20 (cash only). See you there!
OLA TALENT SHOW – will take place on Tuesday, May 23 at 1 PM and 6:30 PM in the Mulcahy Center. Performers: please refer to the practice schedule posted on the bulletin board next to the office.
BLESSING FOR EXPECTANT FAMILIES – To families expecting a new child, as our parish continues to support you in your joyful commitment to raise your children in the faith as members of God’s family, please join us this Sunday, May 14th at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. (Spanish) Mass for a special blessing.
DISMISSAL / PICK UP PROCEDURES –As a reminder, school staff does not provide supervision past 3:00 PM on the front lawn. All students (grades K – 8) still on campus after 3:00 PM (full day) or 12:15 PM (half day) WILL BE ESCORTED TO AND SIGNED IN AT EXTENDED DAY CARE with the exception of those students involved in a school-sponsored afterschool activity and directly supervised by an adult.
FIDGET CUBES AND FIDGET SPINNERS – Fidget spinners and cubes are a popular fad in the last month. Teachers and staff have witnessed problems associated with students having these items at our school. We have seen students arguing and competing over spinners, as well as disruption of the learning environment in classrooms and library. Our school discourages students bringing personal toys to school, and we feel that the fidget cubes and spinners fall into this toy category.
So effective right away, students may not bring the fidget spinners or fidget cubes to school nor play with/use them on school grounds. Students who violate this new school policy will have the item taken away, and a parent can pick up the item at the principal’s office.
If an OLA student is on a STEP program that calls for a minor adjustment such as using a fidget spinner and fidget cube, the teacher can make an individual exception to this rule.
PRESCHOOL OPENINGS- Our Lady of the Assumption Preschool is still accepting openings for the 2017-2018 school year. Contact Susie Delaney at (805)642-7198 x213 or apply online at www.olaventura.org.
FULL PAYMENT TUITION OPTION – There is a discount for families who wish to pay full year’s tuition up front. Any family who pays the 2017-2018 tuition in full will receive a $100 per child discount, and the Smart Tuition fee of $50 will be waived. If you wish to take advantage of this option, please let Gina in our office know before the end of the school year.
Student Council Elections – All current fifth, sixth and seventh graders are encouraged to consider serving their school by being a part of Student Council for 2017-2018. Mrs. Baloyo, Student Council Moderator, will speak to the classes next week and answer questions. The campaign day will be May 25 with speeches and voting on May 26.
St. Vincent de Paul Society has been operating Circle V Ranch Summer Camp in the Los Padres National Forest since 1945. There is a series of week-long camps offered…each is 6 days/5 nights long from June through August. The camp is open to all children regardless of race, religious denomination or financial status. There are programs for children ages 7 – 13 and Leadership Training for ages 14 and older. For more information, call (323)224-6213 or contact our school office.
KARMA DAY – The room parents from all grades are still seeking helpers to help out with Karma Day on Thursday June 8 from 11:30– 2:30pm. 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.
APA BOARD – The Assumption Parent Association Board is a fund-raising and classroom support group that meets monthly and assists with all school activities. It’s a great way to get involved with school and earn ALL your parent hours. We can still use more volunteers for next year. A description of the offices and duties is enclosed in today’s envelope. For more information, contact Pat Groff or Kristine Behrens.
SCHOOL CENTS –The School Cents receipt drive for Pacific View Mall has ended! Soon we will find out how our school did in the competition. Stay tuned!
PARISH DIRECTORY – Our Lady of the Assumption Parish’s Parish Pictorial Directory will document and celebrate our parish. Lifetouch is portraits of all families, with appointments through May 13. 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. To sign up, go to the parish website at www.olaventura.com. STILL NEED OLA PARENT HOURS? THE PARISH DIRECTORY TEAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO SIT AND SIGN PEOPLE IN FOR THEIR PHOTOS ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MAY 10-13. There are times throughout the day and evening. Contact Gina in our office for specifics.
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. Consider ordering scrip ahead for the summer when our office is not open.