Family Movie Night – What a fun evening we had! Thank you to Jill Capra, Kerry and Sean Murphy, Stephanie Reilly and the entire APA Board for hosting a great movie night. We had beautiful weather, a delightful movie and delicious food. As a reminder, the raffle drawing attached to the movie night was concluded back in November. Congratulations again to the lucky winners, all school families! They were: Third Place ($250) the Lajoie Family (Nate, Gr. 6 and Lainey, Gr. 4), Second Place ($500) Kathy Berry, grandmother of Ryland Felts (Gr. 4), and First Place ($1000) the Roelling Family (Brookelyn, Gr. 1). The student winner of our raffle for the iPad was Kindergartner Mia Panza! Congratulations to all!
OLA SCHOOL’S JINGLE BELL WALK-A-THON – was last week and was a fun and successful event. We are counting on this fundraiser to generate some funds for our school so it is important that all pledges are collected. Tomorrow is the LAST day to turn in pledge sheets and ALL monies.
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. Your invitation to attend is in today’s envelope and raffle tickets will go home next week.
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.
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 – Please consider a donation to the new plaza at the front of the school. Information and naming opportunities went home last week. 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.
CUB SCOUTS – Congratulations to the following OLA Parish Scouts who earned their Cub Scout Religious Emblems:
Evan Barker, Lucas Devericks, Henry McClester, and Gregory Simson earned the Light of Christ award, which helps first through second grade boys develop a personal relationship with Jesus by becoming a real person and a friend to them.
Matthew Cagle and Luke Sassen earned the Parvuli Dei award, which helps third through fifth grade boys become more aware of God’s presence in their daily lives… in the home, parish, community and Scouting.
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 2018-2019. The parish recently mailed 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 – Please send in your clipped Box Tops next Tuesday, February 13th. All your student has to do is: (1) TRIM excess packaging, (2) CHECK that the product code and expiration date are legible, (3) ATTACH the Box Tops on the enclosed Collection Sheet…glue or clear tape only, please! (No staples.) Every Collection Sheet turned in equals ONE entry in a drawing for $10 in Scrip Cards. Bring two or more sheets and increase your chances to win!
Thanks for supporting our awesome school by saving your Box Tops!
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.