Family Movie Night- Saturday, November 4 – OLA’s 2nd annual Family Movie Night is coming up on Saturday,11/4 on the back lawn of the school. Our movie will be “SING” with student entertainment and a delicious tri-tip dinner.
Students will once again have the opportunity to sell raffle tickets at the end of each Mass this weekend (10/28,10/29.) The students need to be in school uniform. Families must sign-up for specific Masses in the school office, and you can pick up extra raffle tickets there too. This a great way to connect with our Parish and sell raffle tickets before all raffle tickets are due on Monday, 10/30. All Movie Night pre-paid food orders/admission ticket money needs to be turned in by Monday, 10/30. Reminder: Tri-tip dinner/Whole tri-tip will not be available for purchase night of! Hamburger and hot dog meals will be all that is available that night. We are still collecting $5 from Grades K-7 families for Snack Shack donations. Thank you to those families who have already turned in their donations. These may be turned into the office. Please send in your order forms ASAP. For more information on movie night please contact office.
DANCE REHEARSALS FOR “SING” – Students will be performing musical song and dance numbers from “SING”. Practices continue during the school day on Tuesdays and Thursdays leading up to Movie Night on Nov. 4.
OLA/ST. BONAVENTURE GOLF TOURNAMENT – The first annual OLA and St. Bonaventure High School Golf Tournament, a “Parking Lot Par-Tee,” will take place on Monday, November 6 at Saticoy Country Club. Sign up now 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! For more information, call Gina Ravenscroft at (805)642-7198.
GREAT AMERICAN SHAKE-OUT – Last week we had a good practice of our earthquake procedures. Thanks to all our students and staff for their cooperation and assistance on a safe drill.
MAKEUP PICTURES – Makeup Photos will be taken on Monday, October 30. Only those children who were absent for the first photo day, or those returning their first photos, will have their pictures taken. If your child will be photographed and it is their PE day, be sure to send them in school uniform for the photo. If your child was already photographed but you want their photo redone, you must return the first envelope of photos that was sent home.
PARKING LOT DISMISSAL REMINDERS:
- For safety reasons, we are calling students’ names, not having them run out at dismissal.
- We ask that every driver use one of the visor tags in their car for the pick-up lane…more in office.
- 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 – Thanks to everyone for their great support of Student Council’s “WEAR PINK” Day last week. Student Council will donate $300 to the Ventura County Cancer Center and $167 will go toward Student Council to support their activities this school year.
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. 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. 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.
HALLOWEEN IS COMING… Halloween, Tuesday, October 31 will be a Noon Dismissal day, with the annual Pumpkin Bowl, a 7th vs. 8th Co-ed Kickball game played at 11 AM. The winning class will be awarded the fantastic Pumpkin Bowl trophy for their classroom (currently owned by grade 8).
All students may wear a Halloween costume to school, or may come in orange & black non-uniform dress (no cost). Guidelines for Costumes: We ask parents to support us in keeping our elementary school celebration of Halloween simple and enjoyable for all. No scary or inappropriate costumes or props may be worn or brought. No masks or face makeup. These do not work at school! Any accessory brought to go with a costume must be appropriate for school – no weapons – and will only be taken out for the special Halloween Activity (sponsored by Student Council), which will be at 8:00 AM. Our lower grades will walk to nearby convalescent homes to “scare” and entertain the guests. Following the kickball game, popsicles will be served to all students.
SACRAMENTAL INSTRUCTION – Are you interested in having your older child make his/her First Communion? If your child is a baptized Catholic above grade 2 but has not yet made his/her First Holy Communion, they may join with our grade 2 in preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion this coming May. If you are interested, contact Mrs. Scarlett as soon as possible.
Classes are now under way for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children). These classes are the path to Baptism in the Catholic Church. If you would like your school-age child to be baptized (the first step to First Communion), please contact Mari Joerger at (805)642-7966 x125 to arrange enrollment in the class. If you or another adult you know would like to learn more about the adult program, contact Deacon Don Huntley at (805)642-7966 x147.
Box Tops for Education Update – Thank you to all the students who participated in our October boxtop collection…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. Today’s volleyball game and flag football practice have been cancelled due to the heat.
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.