Family Movie Night: Our rescheduled movie night is coming up on Saturday, February 3! A reminder that next Monday, January 29 is the last day to purchase your tickets and turn in Pre-Paid food orders forms (Tri-tip is not available for night of purchase). These forms are available in the office. There are still a couple spots available for VIP seating. Movie night doors will open at 4:00 pm and our movie will start at 5:45 pm.
We are still in need of volunteers! If you are able to volunteer to help with movie night please fill out the enclosed form. For questions you may contact the office or Jill Capra (805-256-5455 or email@example.com). This is a great way to get those Parent Hours! We are looking forward to a fun night under the stars!
OLA SCHOOL’S JINGLE BELL WALK-A-THON – will take place on Tuesday, January 30, during Catholic Schools Week. This is a fun activity and fundraiser for preschool through eighth graders. Students set lap goals based on age and development. We hope to raise up to $15,000 for our school. We hope that each family will participate to the best of its ability. New pledge sheets went out last week and we encourage each student to get pledges and turn in the money by Friday, January 26 to receive a non-uniform dress day (TBA). If each student raises $50, we will achieve our goal!
February 7 will be the FINAL day to turn in pledge money to be eligible for class and individual prizes. HELP NEEDED: PARENTS, WE COULD USE HELPERS ON THE DAY OF THE WALKATHON. IF INTERESTED, CONTACT DEENA AT firstname.lastname@example.org .
WALKATHON T-SHIRT – We LOVE the Walkathon t-shirts! Students who have this t-shirt may wear them ANY PE DAY for the rest of the school year! There are still t-shirts available for purchase in the school office for $8.
SPELLING BEE WINNER! Congratulations to Kiet Nguyen, grade 5, for winning the OLA Spelling Bee on Friday. He will represent our school at the county competition later this year.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Congratulations to our students in grades K – 5 for a wonderful Christmas show on Friday! Kudos to the fifth graders in the lead roles! Thanks, Mrs. Kewley, for doing an inspiring job as director.
DINNER AUCTION – MARCH 24 Save-the-date notes inside fortune cookies, in cute Chinese take-out boxes, went home on Friday. The Dinner Dance Auction, themed An Evening Under the Cherry Blossoms, will happen on Saturday, March 24. We got word that a few of the yummy fortune cookies were eaten before they made it home! BE SURE AND SAVE THE DATE!
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK – JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 2 Our Lady of the Assumption School joins in this annual of Catholic education across the country. We will have activities representing our values of religion, academics and service. Please note that our once-a-year school Open House will be Thursday, Feb. 1 from 6 – 8:30 PM. All are welcome!
Sunday, January 28 We celebrate our Faith!
9:30 AM Mass We encourage all our students to attend mass in school uniform this Sunday, particularly the 9:30 AM family mass. Students who attend a mass this weekend in school uniform earn a NON-UNIFORM DRESS pass for Monday. A special banner to be hung in the church, signed by all our students, will thank all our parishioners for their support!
Monday, January 29 We celebrate our Students!
Non-Uniform Dress for students with PASS
Tuesday, January 30 We celebrate our Teachers and Staff!
Jingle Bell Walkathon – 8:30 AM – Noon
Student Council will provide a fiesta-style lunch for teachers & staff.
Wednesday, January 31 We celebrate our First Responders!
We especially celebrate and thank our parents who were First Responders to the Thomas Fire.
Non-Uniform Dress Day -school colors of blue /white.
7:45 -8:30 AM Stop by for coffee, visit with the Principal, Open House, in Mulcahy Center. Tours by Student Council.
Thursday, February 1 We celebrate Academic Excellence!
STEM/SCIENCE FAIR – GRADES 6, 7 AND 8
Judging takes place all day – Mulcahy & Hurley Halls
6 – 8:00 PM OPEN HOUSE All students and prospective students and families are invited to view classrooms and Science Fair.
Friday, February 2 We celebrate our Catholic School!
8 AM Prayer and Flag Ceremony
Science Fair Viewing by Grades K – 5
Science Fair Awards assembly
Picnic lunch with OLA Student Families, K-8
NEW STUDENT APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 – 2019 SCHOOL YEAR – Please invite any friends who are considering our school, and suggest that they go online and apply for admission soon. Some grades will have a waiting list for next year. NOTE: If you have a sibling whom you wish to attend OLA, YOU MUST APPLY NOW! This especially applies to Kindergarten. All applicants for 2018 – 2019 are encouraged to attend our annual Open House on Thursday, February 1 at 6:30 PM.
SCIENCE FAIR HELP WANTED – The STEM/Science Fair (for students in grades 6-8) is coming soon and this makes for a great opportunity to earn Parent Hours…. whether your child is in middle school or younger. We are in need of volunteer judges and WE WANT YOU! No experience or special training required! The Science Fair will be on Thursday, February 1 from 9 AM until 2:30 PM. We can use help for all or part of the day. Please let the office know if you are interested or email Mrs. Schiemann at email@example.com.
MIDDLE SCHOOL VALENTINE DANCE – will take place on Thursday, February 15 from 12 Noon – 2:30 PM in Mulcahy Center. This is for grades 6, 7 and 8. This is a dressy occasion with a special dress code. Middle school students will receive a copy of the dress code today.
KINDERGARTEN LUNCH HELPERS NEEDED – Our kindergartners are in need of several more parents to volunteer to be with them at lunch time, from 12 – 12:45 PM. You do not have to be a Kindergarten parent to do this! Come and earn a full parent hour each time. Virtus Training is required. Check with Pat Groff or Katie Padilla for more information.
BALLET CLASSES – The next cycle of ballet classes will begin on Monday January 29 and will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:45 – 3:15 PM. There will be a limited number of spaces for new students. Students come prepared to take classes directly following school on their registered day. The performance date will be Saturday, April 14 in Mulcahy Center. Please contact Lyndsay Roark directly at (805) 232-8526 / firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
OLA SHREDDING EVENT – The OLA Mens Ministry is sponsoring a Shredding Event this Saturday, January 27 from 9 AM – 1 PM in the parking lot. A “banker box” size box or paper grocery bag = a donation of $5.
PARKING LOT DISMISSAL REMINDERS:
- When the weather calls for it, we will use “rainy day” dismissal after school. Students remain in their classrooms until their name is called. The entire kindergarten class comes over to the main building for dismissal. Siblings are gathered together to wait. The parent line and student walker line are near the office.
- Please continue to use your visor tag. These are so helpful to us when we are trying to quickly identify your car and get your child’s name called. On rainy days the bright yellow tags are even more important for visibility. I you need an additional tag we would be glad to provide you one.
- Students who have written permission to walk after school are required to check out each day before leaving. Students who leave without checking out will forfeit the privilege of walking, and will be required to have an adult check them out.
SPORTS NEWS: Basketball seasons are getting under way and games begin this week. Go Dolphins!
Box Tops for Education Collection – Congratulations to Evan Barker, Grade 2, winner of the January BoxTop drawing and recipient of the $10 Barnes and Noble gift card. Thanks for supporting our awesome school. Keep on clipping…the next collection day will be Tuesday, February 13.
SCRIP NEWS –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. Remember that every $200 purchase of scrip = 1 parent hour.