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Our Lady of the Assumption

From the Desk of the Principal ...September 3, 2019


Calendar/Newsletter  Highlights

  • Movie Night Survey
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Thursday, September 5,  2:00 pm Dismissal Faculty Meeting 
  • Thursday, September 5, Meet-n-Greet in OLA Plaza from 6 pm to 8 pm (Adults Only)
  • Scholastic Book Fair September 3 through September 6
  • Grandparents Day/All School Liturgy 9:30 Mass Student Council Induction. This is a Noon Dismissal Day. 
  • Back to School Night - September 11, 2010

Lunch Table -  This table is for our parents to drop off late lunches or forgotten lunches. It is located outside of the school library.  There will be materials on the table to label the lunch. Please have your child check the lunch table for lunches that have been dropped off at school.  Students will not be called to the office for lunches. Thank you.

Movie Night Survey- Planning for our Fall Movie Night fundraiser (Saturday, November 3) is underway and your APA Board would like to hear from you! Enclosed in this weeks envelope is a short survey regarding movie night. We look forward to hearing your suggestions and comments as it is the APA Board's goal to involve our school community to ensure a fun and successful events. Surveys may be turned into the office and will be collected over the coming weeks. If you have any questions please contact Jill Capra Thank you😃

Box Tops For Education - The next Collection Day for traditional Box Tops Clips will be on Tuesday, Sept. 10th.  Please attach your unexpired Box Tops Clips to the LEFT SIDE of the enclosed Collection Sheet, using tape or glue. Got the all-new Box Tops App on your smartphone?  Log your receipt scans on the RIGHT SIDE of the collection sheet. Every $1.00 you clip or scan will count for one entry in the drawing for a $10 Scrip gift card! Have questions about the transition to Digital Box Tops Collections? Call/text Jamie at 510-681-4259, or learn more at Thank you for supporting OLA School through the Box Tops program!

Scrip News - We have scrip (gift cards) for sale...check out our inventory in the office, or place an order from our large list.  Use the convenience of our office to purchase gift cards for restaurants, Starbucks, Vons, Smart & Final, many fast foods and more.  Our school earns money for every sale of scrip. Scrip is available during office hours Mon-Fri. Every $200 purchase of scrip = 1 parent hour.

Student-Parent Handbook- The Parent-Student  Handbook can be found on the school website.  Some of our new families will receive a paper copy of our school handbook at the new parents' meeting. If you were unable to attend the meeting, please stop by the office to pick one up. 

GradeLink - Gradelink is the web-based program that allows teachers to post grades, and allows parents to view students’ grades and keep up on assignments. Today we are sending home login and password information. Please make it a habit to login and view your student's progress.  

Parking Lot- Thanks to everyone for their cooperation and safe driving in the parking lot.  If you are driving through the line after school, please assist us by using the Family Visor Tag in your car - it will help us identify your vehicle and get your child to you more quickly. As you can see, our entire staff is out there working hard to make our system run smoothly. One traffic note: there is no left turn on Dunning Street into the carline in the morning or afternoon.  This stops traffic and is unfair to cars patiently waiting. If you come in from Telegraph Road to Dunning, please go around San Luis Street and join the end of our carline.

Choice Lunch - Our lunch program, ChoiceLunch, has begun daily service. Parents go online to order meals and may add/adjust/remove orders up to 9 am the same day.  Go to  and enter OLA’s code: telegraph.  ** We are in need of a parent to assist with serving Choice Lunch on Wednesday. The hours are from 11:45 am to 12:20 pm. Earn parent hours as well as lunch credit for your student. Please contact Gina Ravenscroft in our office at (805) 642-7198.

Lunch Helpers Needed: Parents, we can use your assistance every day with lunchtime supervision (12 noon until 12:45 pm).  The school staff supervise the lunch tables and play areas, but we can use additional helpers. It’s a fun way to spend some time with your children and assist us too. Consider coming at lunch any full school day.  Simply sign in by the office, pick up a Lunch Helpers Guide, wear a name tag, and check-in with Karen for directions. Each 45 minute lunch period you are here earns you one parent hours. We ask that all parents assisting at lunch or in a classroom take the Virtus Protecting God’s children class offered by the parish.  

School Uniform- Our students look great in their uniforms! As a reminder, students are required to be in uniform (or P.E. clothes on the appropriate day) every school day.  All uniform items, including sweatshirts, must have the OLA logo and Dennis Uniform tags. Please note the rules AND DENNIS UNIFORM TAGS. Please refer to the Parent-Student Handbook for uniform combinations and guidelines. Proforma (link on our website) sells uniform polos, jackets, and tracksuits. Our office sells crewneck sweatshirts, as well as PE clothes. Parents, please put your child’s name in all outerwear.  We hope that your child's clothing never visits the lost & found basket near the office.

Protecting God’s children is the initial VIRTUS training session required for adults who come into contact with children in their ministries.  The program covers the requirements for an effective prevention program. The training is good for four years. We ask that all school volunteers take the training.  For questions, call Dea Boehme at (805) 390-1260. It is also recommended that parent volunteers be Livescanned for the school.

Virtus-Protecting God’s Children

  • Wednesday, September 18th at 6 pm - Santa Cruz Room
  • Wednesday, October 30th -Spanish at 6 pm -Santa Cruz Room
  • Wednesday, November 6th at 6 pm - Santa Cruz Room

Virtus - Keeping the Promise Alive - Recertification 

  • Wednesday, October 2nd at 6 pm - Santa Cruz Room
  • Wednesday, October 16th  at 6 pm - Santa Cruz Room
  • Wednesday, November 20th at 6 pm - Santa Cruz Room


  • Saturday, October 26th Fingerprinting 10 am - Santa Cruz Room
  • Saturday, January 25th Fingerprinting 10 am - Santa Cruz Room
  • Saturday, April 25th Fingerprinting 10 am - Santa Cruz Room

Sports News: The OLA Flag Football and Volleyball teams will start sign-ups this week and practices will begin soon. All practices and games will be after school on weekdays, and our teams play in a league versus other Catholic schools.

Cross Country- Interest forms for Cross Country went home yesterday - 8/26. Please send them back no later than Friday, August 30th so we may begin processing the paperwork. The League needs the roster by September 10.

The school website at has the complete calendar, general school news, and posts from the teacher and principal.

Contents of the weekly envelope:

Principal’s New-Notes                OLA Reading Rock Stars  Read-A-Thon 

School Picture Form               OLA Parish Registration Form