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Our Lady of the Assumption

From the Desk of the Principal ... February 4, 2020

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Science Fair Results


Grade 6

1st -Which Substance Cleans Pennies the Best? - Natalie Jones

2nd- Mouth Bacteria- Sienna Huckestein

3rd - What Does Soda Do to your Teeth? - Julia Archibeque

Honorable Mention- Sunscreen- Lainey LaJoie

Grade 7

1st - The Danger of Button Batteries- Hailey McCalister

2nd - Is Ice Dirtier than Toilet Water? - Lana Lopez

3rd- Subglacial Lakes & Glacial Caves -  Kiet Nguyen

Honorable Mention - Running and the Brain -  Layla Intenzo

Grade 8

1st - Liquid Coolers vs Heat Sink and Fan -  Matthew Jones

2nd - Inexpensive Methods to Clean Water -  Nora Rusin

3rd - Solar Powered Desalination- Joshua Huckestein

Honorable Mention - Does Hot/Cold Water Work the Best to Get Stain Out of Clothing - Savannah Hillock

Congratulations to all Science Fair winners and to all of Middle School participants for your hard work and wonderful projects. Thank you, parents, for all your patience and support. 


OLA Front Gate: Please remember to make sure the gate closes behind you. If you are entering or exiting the gate is to be closed at all times. Thank you for keeping us safe.


Valentine Grams- Student Council will be selling Valentine Grams beginning Tuesday, February 11th. Students can buy grams for $2.00 in their classroom that morning.  Grams will be delivered in the afternoon on Tuesday, February 11th. Parents may order grams in the Mulcahy Center for your child before and after school on Tuesday, February 11th.  The student council will be selling Valentine Grams on Wednesday, February 12th before school in Mulcahy Center, While supplies last.


Auction Help Needed! - Our “Roaring ‘20s” auction is 54 days away and we need help from our parents with procurement and centerpieces.  We need more folks assisting with visiting local businesses, asking for donations for our silent and live auctions. Additionally,  if you have skills in flower arranging, we also need your help with centerpieces for the tables on auction night. Please reach out to Kerry Murphy at for more information.  Thank you!


Faith Corner:   bishopPRAYER TO SAINT BLAISE

O, Blessed St Blaise, you received from God the power to protect men from throat diseases and other maladies. Take away the illness that afflicts me, keep my throat healthy and perfect so that I can talk correctly and be able to proclaim and sing praises to God. I promise you, St Blaise, that the words coming from my mouth will always speak: The truth and not lies; justice and not calumnies; goodness and not harshness; comprehension and not intransigence; forgiveness and not condemnation; pardon and not an accusation; respect and not disparagement. Conciliation and not intrigue; calmness and not irritation; unselfishness and not egotism; edification and not scandal; enthusiasm and not defeatism; conformity and not a complaint; love and not hate; joyfulness and not sadness; faith and not disbelief; hope and not despair. St Blaise, keep my throat free from illness so that I can praise God, my Creator, and thank you, my protector.  Amen

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 ( 3 hr. class)

  • February 13th Hurley Hall

Virtus - Keeping the Promise Alive - Recertification 

  • March 4th - Santa Cruz Room


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

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