OLA SCHOOL’S JINGLE BELL WALK-A-THON – took place today. We had beautiful weather to walk and support our school. A BIG thank you to Mrs. Deena Huckestein for organizing and leading this event. Please turn all pledge sheets and money by next Wednesday, February 7. Thank you for supporting our school!
Family Movie Night: Movie Night is this Saturday, February 3! Movie night doors will open at 4:00 pm and our movie will start at 5:45 pm. Our movie is SING. We are looking forward to a fun night under the stars and celebrating the end of Catholic Schools Week! You can still purchase general admission tickets, hot dogs and hamburgers this week in the office, or make these purchases at the door of the event on Saturday. If you are able to volunteer to help with movie night there is still time to sign up in the office. For questions you may contact the office or Jill Capra (805-256-5455 or firstname.lastname@example.org). This is a great way to get those Parent Hours! We are looking forward to a fun night under the stars.
CHAIRS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT –When you come to Movie Night this Saturday, seating will be on the back lawn of the school, on blankets or low chairs. If you decide to bring chairs, they must be low, with beach-style short legs:
This will help everyone be able to see! Thank you!
DINNER AUCTION – MARCH 24 – The Dinner Dance Auction, An Evening Under the Cherry Blossoms, will happen on Saturday, March 24. This annual parent event is a major fundraiser for our school, and will be an evening of fine dining, music, dancing and bidding on amazing auction items.
SPECIAL OLA RATE AT VENTURA MARRIOTT FOR DINNER AUCTION EVENING: We have reserved a block of 10 rooms at the Ventura Beach Marriott for the night of the Dinner Auction at a special rate of $149. This offer expires 2/23/18. When you call to reserve your room, be sure to mention “Our Lady of the Assumption Auction and Dinner”.
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 this Thursday, February 1 at 6:30 PM.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK – JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 2 Our Lady of the Assumption School joins in this annual of Catholic education across the country this week. 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 6:30 – 8:30 PM. All are welcome!
Here are the events for the rest of the week….
Tuesday, January 30 We celebrate our Teachers and Staff!
Jingle Bell Walkathon – 10:30 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.
2 PM Student rally in Mulcahy Center
Thursday, February 1 We celebrate Academic Excellence!
STEM/SCIENCE FAIR – GRADES 6, 7 AND 8
Judging takes place all day – Mulcahy & Hurley Halls
6:30 – 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 Awards
Science Fair Viewing by Grades K – 5
Picnic lunch with OLA Student Families, K-8
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 have received a copy of the dress code.
RENEWING & REFRESHING OUR LADY’S SCHOOL PLAZA – In today’s envelope, all families are receiving a request for financial support for funding the new plaza at the front of the school. This beautiful space has added safety and beauty to the school entrance, and provides space for prayer, instruction and gathering for social events. There are opportunities for donating to this project, including numerous opportunities to give, from pavers to fencing and entrances. This is a chance to invest in the school and have your family’s and children’s names on pavers to always be at the school. Please consider a gift in memory of a relative, school graduate or grandparent.
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. Check with Pat Groff or Katie Padilla for more information.
PRESCHOOL APPLICATION TIME – Preschool is accepting applications for the current school year and for the 2018-2019 school year. Apply online at www.olaventura.org. Check out our preschool Facebook page, Our Lady of the Assumption Preschool in Ventura. Call to schedule a tour or come to the Open House 6:30-8 pm, Thursday, Feb. 1.
PARKING LOT DISMISSAL REMINDERS:
- 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: Games continue for our Girls and Boys Basketball Teams. Go Dolphins!
PARISH SUPPORT REMINDER – Did you donate at least $520 to OLA Parish in 2017? This is a reminder that this minimum donation is required to continue to qualify for the parish tuition rate in 2017-2018. The parish is in the process of mailing out donation letters for taxes for 2017. The amount they have recorded is what our office will use to determine if your family is eligible for the parish discount tuition rate for next year.
Box Tops for Education Collection – 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.