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Our Lady of the Assumption

News Notes for April 2, 2019


Thank You to our amazing APA Board and all our families and friends for a wonderful “Bon Voyage” Dinner Auction last Saturday evening! We would like to thank all the volunteers who worked so hard on this for months: Raffle Team, Procurement, Souvenir Photos, Check In/RSVP, Checkout/Bank, Centerpieces/Décor, Entertainment, Graphics/Invites/Program, System Coordinator/Data Entry, Silent Auction, Classroom Projects. We appreciate our sponsors and everyone who donated and contributed. Thanks to our parents for making this a financial success! At the end of the evening, the raffle winners were drawn. They are: 2nd prize, Gil Magno (grandfather of the Kuskes); 1st prize, Brandon Brennan . In the tuition raffle, the winners are: 3rd prize, The Nguyen family; 2nd prize, the Putzel family and 1st prize (free tuition for one child for next school year) the Jim Seguine family. Congratulations!


BON VOYAGE – 2nd Chance To Buy – A flyer is coming home in today’s family envelope offering a second chance for families to sign up for Best Day Ever and Parents’ Night Out.


GAMEZ ON WHEELZ – This auction opportunity for your child has just 3 (Three) remaining available spots. The cost is $40 and it is first-come, first-served. Please do not include this with the other available items.


LENTEN SOUP SUPPER – OLA School is sponsoring the Soup Supper at 6 PM this Friday, April 5. We would appreciate more parent help for Setup, Prep, Serving, Support and Cleanup. Ms. Fussell is requesting that our 8th graders assist with serving as part of their service. This is a great way to add some Parent Hours! Please contact Pat Groff if you would like to help us in any way.


LENTEN JOURNEY – On our Lenten journey, we listen to the daily readings and reflect on their meaning for us. What is your family doing for Lent? Lenten Soup Suppers (every week two different delicious meatless choices) followed by Stations of the Cross on Fridays are ways to enrich our Lenten experience. Download the OLA Parish app to receive daily messages and Lenten activity suggestions. All school classes will be doing special activities and prayers during the Lenten season, including school Stations of the Cross each Friday. As we journey through the season of Lent, we focus on prayer and good works. Our Middle School will also present Living Stations of the Cross on Monday, April 8 at 1:00 and 6:30 PM in the church.


HOLY THURSDAY PROCESSION – On Holy Thursday, April 18, Father Leon invites all children who received First Holy Communion last year, and those preparing to make their First Holy Communion this year, to attend the HOLY THURSDAY liturgy and participate in the procession. This is a beautiful way to enrich your family’s celebration of the Easter Triduum. If you would like your child to participate, the child and at least one parent needs to attend the information meeting/rehearsal on Palm Sunday, April 14 at 2 PM in the church. For more information, contact Rosario Gonzalez at (805)642-7966 x149.


TALENT SHOW – The OLA Talent Show is coming! Our 8th grade is coordinating a school talent show to take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 1 PM in Mulcahy Center. Rehearsals are under way every Tuesday and Thursday at lunchtime in Mulcahy Center. The schedule calendar is located on the Parent Bulletin Board outside the library.


Yearbook Order Forms – were sent home last week and are due back by April 12. Mrs. Smithson is still accepting ads…please submit as soon as possible. We welcome your photos for all school events throughout this school year! Please send to


SPORTS NEWS: Our boys and girls basketball teams are finishing their seasons with an end-of-season tournament this week. The Girls team will play for the tournament championship tomorrow, Wednesday, April 3 at 6 PM in the St. Bonaventure gym. Congratulations to the Boys team, who concluded their season yesterday. GO DOLPHINS!


Box Tops for Education Collection – Keep saving those boxtops! 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!