Student Council for 2017-2018 – Congratulations to our newly elected 2017-2018 Student Council officers: President Caitlin Berry, VP Dylan Abdulhai, Secretary McKenna Mabry, Commissioner of Athletics Logan Scarlett, Commissioner of Religious Affairs Chloe Cross and Historian Natalia Rosales. All our candidates ran positive campaigns and we commend them for their effort and dedication to their school.
USED UNIFORM SALE: On Monday and Tuesday, June 5 and 6 we will offer our annual Used Uniform Sale in the Mulcahy Center. Parents bring their children’s clean uniform items with payment envelopes and prices attached. The hall is open for parents to shop all day both school days, and after school. This is a no-host sale, not a school office sale. Please bring small bills…. the school office cannot provide change. We kindly ask parents who leave items to be sold to check back at the conclusion of the sale and take away unsold items. This is a great opportunity to get great deals on uniform items. Dennis and ProForma Uniform will both be here in August to sell new uniform items. The last week of school, June 5 – 9, will be Non-uniform Dress days for all students.
GRADUATION EVENTS: Graduation events for the Class of 2017 are right around the corner! This Thursday, June 1, the class will have their Disneyland trip, and a class retreat will be held at the OLA Parish Center on Friday, June 2. On Wednesday, June 7 the grads will be treated to a wonderful lunch at the Parish Center. Later that evening, the Class of 2017 will have their graduation mass and diploma/awards ceremony in the church, beginning at 5 PM.
ROOF REPLACEMENT PROJECT: Our Lady of the Assumption School has been processing our roof replacement plans with the City of Ventura. One final step before the city can issue the permit is a hearing with the city’s Historical Preservation Committee (HPC). On Wednesday, June 7 at 6:00 PM at Ventura City Hall, the HPC will be considering the roof replacement permit. Once we receive HPC approval we’ll be able to pull the permit and start construction. We are requesting parents to attend the hearing with their students to provide support and testimony at the hearing. As this meeting is so important to starting the re-roof process, we’ll be offering double parent hours to parents that attend the hearing. You can use these hours to complete your 2016/2017 requirement or carry them over to the 2017/2018 school year.
The re-roof project achieves several things that will improve the learning environmental for the students including: lowering the indoor temperature of the school by up to 20 degrees on hot days, bringing the entry and hallway areas into ADA compliance, and installing new LED lighting and improved safety features.
If you can attend, please contact Bill McReynolds at email@example.com or by cell phone or text at 562.230.9874. It is critical that we show the HPC committee how important completing the re-roof project is to school, just showing up in strong numbers does this, speaking brings it home.
SUMMER CONSTRUCTION PLANS – This is shaping up to be a busy summer at OLA! Plans call for the replacement of the glass skylight with a roof, reroofing the school buildings (60 years old), and transforming the front entrance with hardscape, landscaping, fencing and security gate. We want to begin work on Monday, June 12 and conclude by August 1. All school and parish activities in our buildings have been cancelled for the summer. The school office will have limited hours. We will keep all families informed of progress throughout the summer. A capital campaign is getting under way, and will give our school and parish families an opportunity to pledge and donate to support these projects to benefit our school.
TEACHER CHANGES FOR NEXT YEAR: At the end of this school year, we will say goodbye to Mrs. Sylvia Soto in Grade 4. After two wonderful years at OLA, she is leaving to pursue a doctorate degree and get back into school administration. She will be missed! Taking her place in Grade 4 next year will be Mrs. Lesley Devericks. Mrs. Devericks has most recently been part-time in our second grade at OLA, but has years of elementary experience, especially in Grade 4. A Ventura native, Mrs. Devericks attended Sacred Heart School and St. Bonaventure HS , so she and her family are right at home. Mrs. Stephanie Scarlett will return to full-time in Grade 2.
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.
OLA TALENT SHOW – Congratulations and thank you to all 50 talented students who participated in the 2017 Talent Show. Many thanks also to the middle school tech crew, stage hands and emcees. Ms. Andrea, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you for your creativity and dedication to our students!
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.
LIBRARY NEWS – All school library books should have been returned to the library by now. If your child still has a book checked out, either the book or payment for a replacement should be brought to our library now.
ATTENTION NEXT YEAR’S 7TH GRADERS AND PARENTS: Whooping cough, also known as Pertussis, continues to threaten students in California. To help stop the spread, California state law requires all incoming 7th graders IN ALL SCHOOLS to show proof of whooping cough booster (Tdap) shot. Students will not be allowed to attend without an updated shot record indicating this immunization. As of January 1, 2016, a personal beliefs exemption is no longer an option for vaccines currently required for entry into school in California. In addition, all immunization requirements for age and grade need to be met prior to the student entering 7th grade.
SIDE KICKS – is a year-round soccer training academy designed for children 2 – 5 years old. The training is offered by OLA parent Matthew Girardot. Interested? Flyers are available in the school office.
OLA’s VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – will take place once again this summer, from July 17-21. The location this summer will be at Holy Cross School, offering a different venue and a chance to reach out to more children to join in! We hope to have more information from the parish before we dismiss school next week. Otherwise, check with the OLA Parish office!
LOOKING FOR A SUMMER SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD? Ventura Unified is offering a Summer Enrichment Academy from Jun 19 – July 7. Creative, engaging classes are offered for grades K-12 and both morning and afternoon sessions will be available. Classes will be held at Ventura High School, Cabrillo, Anacapa and DATA. Pick up a flyer in our office if interested.
KARMA DAY – The room parents from all grades will present Karma Day on Thursday June 8 from 11:30– 2:30pm. If you would like to help with a game or activity, please volunteer. Any parent hours worked will count toward next year, so you can get a kick start on 2017-2018! If you can help, please contact any room parent from your grade or Janice Force at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. If you would like a fun and productive way to get more involved in school activities, consider the APA Board. For more information, contact Pat Groff or Kristine Behrens.
OLA IS THE SCHOOL CENTS WINNER! –OLA won (AGAIN) for the 2016-2017 school year! Our school came in First Place, winning gift cards for $2500 which we will use to buy technology items for the students. Many thanks to Christine Renshaw and Gina Ravenscroft for their time and effort to produce this great result for our students.