Family Movie Night – Preparations have begun for our upcoming Family Movie Night featuring the movie “Sing”! Information and raffle tickets went home in last week’s family envelope. If you missed last weekend’s opportunity to sell raffle tickets at the end of the masses there will be another opportunity to sign up for the weekend of October 28/29. Please call or come by the office to sign up for the mass you would like to sell after. Thank to those families in grades K-7 who have already turned in their $5.00 donation towards the purchase of goods for our Snack Shack. These donations can be turned into the school office. Please be sure to fill out the Volunteer Interest Sheet that was sent home in last week’s envelope. This is a great way to get your parent hours. We are still looking for a volunteer to help take pictures during the movie night festivities with our newly purchased OLA backdrop.
For more information on Movie Night please contact Jill Capra (805) 256-5455 or Gina in the school office.
DANCE REHEARSALS FOR “SING” – Students whose parents returned the signed permission slip to be a part of the dance entertainment at Movie Night will begin rehearsals this Thursday with Monica Thompson. Practices will be during the school day on Tuesdays and Thursdays leading up to Movie Night on Nov. 4.
OLA/ST. BONAVENTURE GOLF TOURNAMENT – OLA and St. Bonaventure High School are joining forces to co-host a Golf Tournament, a “Parking Lot Par-Tee,” on Monday, November 6 at Saticoy Country Club. Plan to come out and join us for a great day of golf and fun benefitting both schools. We are still looking for golfers, tee sponsors and raffle items. Would your business like to be a tee sponsor? How about putting together an SB alum/ OLA parent golf foursome! We welcome anyone who would like to help with the Golf Tournament. Please join us for our next meeting tonight, October 10 at 5:30 PM in the OLA Teachers Lounge. For more information, call Gina Ravenscroft at (805)642-7198. To help on the day of the tournament, please sign up using the flyer in today’s family envelope.
GREAT AMERICAN SHAKE-OUT – OCTOBER 19 – Our Lady of the Assumption School will participate in a nationwide event, the Great American Shake-Out, on Thursday, October 19. We will prepare the students and discuss this in advance. We will then do an earthquake preparedness drill beginning at 10:19 AM.
PARKING LOT DISMISSAL REMINDERS:
- For safety reasons, we are calling students’ names, not having them run out to you when they see you.
- We ask that every driver use one of the visor tags in their car for the pick-up lane.
- Please do not drive in the OUT lane of the Dunning driveway.
- If you are walking up to pick up your child, please join the line. After the 2:45 bell rings, all students are brought out and the line goes very quickly. The walk-up line procedure is for the safety of your children so we can ensure that they are dismissed directly to you.
STUDENTS WHO WALK/RIDE BIKES/TAKE THE BUS – All students who have had a handwritten note on file with parental permission to walk after school have been sent home a form to have parents sign and return. The archdiocese now requires that parents use this form to give permission for their students to walk, ride bikes or go to a bus stop after school. Please complete and return the form to our office. If you choose in the future to have your child walk from school, please pick up a form in our office.
STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS – October is a special month for honoring those battling breast cancer, survivors and those working for a cure. Student Council is sponsoring a Non-Uniform “WEAR PINK” Day on Thursday, October 19. Students are asked to donate $2 … this will be divided: $1 for Breast Cancer Awareness and $1 to support upcoming Student Council activities and rallies.
ACCELERATED READING NEWS – If you would like to receive emails on your child’s AR progress please send your name, child’s name and the email address you would like used to Mrs. Smithson at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be notified every time your child takes an AR test and what their results were.
VIRTUS TRAINING AND LIVESCAN – All regular volunteers who are working in the classrooms, doing Art Trek or coming for lunch supervision are asked to complete VIRTUS “Protecting God’s Children” training (good for four years). For a complete listing of upcoming Virtus classes, recertification classes and livescan fingerprinting, stop by the school office.
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN – The VIRTUS website is for all educators, parents and all adults who care about the safety of children. Among the many great tools on the website are excellent articles for adults. Beginning today, we will send home a monthly article from the website, focusing on an important topic of safety. The Virtus website is at www.virtusonline.com .
COFFEE & CONVERSATION for PARENTS – Fr. Leon is interested in starting a once- or twice-a-week Coffee & Conversation social time for parents to linger and enjoy each other’s company after morning dropoff. Interested in adding your good ideas and making this happen? Please talk to Father or check in with our office.
Box Tops for Education Update – Congratulations to Mia Panza, Grade K, winner of today’s October Box Tops Collection Drawing and recipient of two $5 Target Gift Cards! Thank you to all the students who participated…we collected over 650 Box Tops this month. Keep on clipping! The next collection will take place on Tuesday, November 14th.
SPORTS NEWS: Our 2017 OLA Flag Football and Volleyball game and practice schedules are on the board near the office.
SCRIP NEWS – Check out our inventory in the office, or place an order from our large list. Use the convenience of our office to purchase gift cards for restaurants, Starbuck’s, Von’s, Smart & Final, fast foods and more. Our school earns money for every sale of scrip. Scrip is available during office hours Mon- Fri. Every $200 purchase of scrip = 1 parent hour.