PARENT CONFERENCES –The First Trimester ends this Thursday, November 16, and the school schedules four noon dismissal days for the purpose of conferences: November 16, 17, 20 and 21. Your child’s teacher returned your appointment slip to you yesterday. Please contact the teacher if you will not be able to keep your appointment.
Peanut Butter or Jelly – Students have a Non-Uniform Dress Day tomorrow, Nov. 15, if they bring in a jar of peanut butter or jelly to contribute to the parish Food Basket drive.
Thanksgiving Recess – There will be no school next week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 22, 23 and 24 in celebration of Thanksgiving.
CYBER SAFETY EVENING FOR PARENTS – Our Lady of the Assumption School invites all school parents to attend a very special presentation on “Cyber Security for Our Children’ on Tuesday, November 28 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in Mulcahy Center. This is an important topic that touches all families and children. Our presenter will be Erik Nasarenko, who along with being the Mayor of Ventura and father of two, is a prosecutor in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office Sexual Assault/Family Protection Unit. His talk will include sub-topics as social media predatory behavior, social media user pitfalls, cyber bullying, and sexting. To underscore how important we feel this is for parents to hear, 2 Parent Hours will be given for attending! The discussion will be tailored toward an adult audience, so please, no children. For more information, contact the OLA school office at (805)642-7198.
PARKING LOT DISMISSAL REMINDERS:
- For safety reasons, teachers will dismiss your child by calling his/her name, regardless of whether they are walking, being picked up by a parent, or getting into a car. This is so that we can observe and confirm which adult is taking your child.
- 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. We ask that you not come up to the fence and beckon your child to run to you. The walk-up line procedure is for the safety of your children so we can ensure that they are dismissed directly to you.
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 Collection – Congratulations to our November winner, Ryland Felts, who scored a Target gift card!
Palmisano Basketball Tournament – The Joseph Palmisano Basketball Clinic, held each year to benefit scholarships for Sacred Heart School, will take place this coming Saturday, November 18 at the St. Bonaventure High School gym. The clinic is open to students in grades 1 through 8, and will be from 9:30 – 11:30 AM with registration starting at 9 AM. The cost is $20 per player and family rates are available. WE HAVE TWO GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR THIS TOURNAMENT TO RAFFLE OFF TO INTERESTED STUDENTS. IF YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER IS INTERESTED, PLEASE SIGN UP IN THE OLA OFFICE.
SPORTS NEWS: Congratulations to our Boys Flag Football team, who finished their season last week with a tough loss to St. Augustine. Our Girls Volleyball team won yesterday, and plays in the semifinals tonight at 6:30 PM vs. St. Mary Magdalen A in the St. Bonaventure gym. If they win, they play again….in the championship game at 7:30 PM tonight! At the conclusion of these seasons, we ask that all jerseys be returned to our office, laundered and folded. Thank you.
SCRIP NEWS – Holiday shopping is easier when you use OLA Scrip! 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. A Holiday Scrip packet is going home in the brown envelope today…. order now for Christmas giving. Remember that every $200 purchase of scrip = 1 parent hour.