From the Desk of the Principal... February 18, 2020

 

 

 

letters and numbers

Save the Date:  Saturday, March 28 “ Roaring 20’s” - OLA Dinner Auction at the Ventura Beach Marriott.  We have a 10 room block at $159.00 per night on 3/28/2020. Please make your reservations by 2/28/2929 to secure a room. 

Auction Help Needed! - Our OLA Auction is fast approaching and we need your help! There are lots of opportunities to help out, both big and small, and we need as many hands as we can get.  The auction is a great chance to get involved, have fun, meet other parents, and even earn parent hours! Much of the work needs to be done in the days leading up to the auction and some of it can even be done from home, so you can help and still have a great time partying at the auction itself! 

 

New Student Applications for the 2020-2021  school Year - Please invite any friends who are considering our school to go online and apply for admission now.  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. Tuition Discount for Referring a Friend! The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has launched a Parent Referral Program. You and the referral will receive $100 off tuition for each referral that results in a new enrollment at a Catholic School.  There is also a drawing for an iPad for referrals. Check out their website at www.catholicEd.com/Refer     

 

Apply Now for Financial Aid for Next School Year:  The 2020-2021 Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) application form must be completed and returned by any family requesting financial aid from our school.  CEF forms may be picked up now in our school office and must be filled out completely, with income verification attached. All families currently receiving financial aid or apply for next year must do this step.  All applicants go online to secure an appointment to meet with a CEF representative on March 4 at Santa Clara High School campus. At that time, your application will be reviewed and the required documents checked. Questions? Check with our office.

 

Box Tops for Education - Don't forget...the next Box Tops Clip Collection and Drawing will take place this Friday, February 21 after the Flag Salute. Please continue to scan eligible receipts on the Box Tops for Education App...and remember to "Give Credit" to your student in order to be entered in the drawing. Thanks again for supporting OLA School through the Box Tops for Education program!

Pray the Rosary at OLA -  Saturday, February 22nd at 12:00 pm in front of the  Church. In honor of the Feast Days of Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto, who witnessed three apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Please be on time. We will begin promptly @ noon.  Bring a chair if you wish. We will have a few available. For more information please contact Chris Coulter - (661) 810-8251

Faith Corner: Sts. Francisco & Jacinta

boy and girl

Francisco Marto (June 11, 1908 - April 4, 1919) and his sister Jacinta Marto (March 11, 1910 - February 20, 1920), also known as Saint Francisco Marto and Saint Jacinta Marto, together with their cousin, Lúcia dos Santos (1907-2005) were the children from Aljustrel near Fátima, Portugal, who witnessed three apparitions of an angel in 1916 and several apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1917.

Prayer: Dear Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta, The children of the world would like to learn from you how to love more perfectly. Saint Jacinta, teach us how to love one another, especially sinners. Help us to pray and to make sacrifices for those who offend Our Lord so deeply. Saint Francisco, teach us your great love for the Sacred Heart of JESUS in the Holy Eucharist, hurt by the ingratitude of so many. Little Shepherds of Fatima, help me, my family, and all the families of the world, to seek the safety of the Immaculate Heart of our Mother MARY, who always brings all of us and our families closer to Her Son JESUS. Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta, pray for us, pray for all the children and families of the world!   Amen

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.

 

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)

Virtus - Keeping the Promise Alive - Recertification 

  • March 4th - Santa Cruz Room

Livescan

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

Contents of Envelope:

News Notes

Auction Raffle Flyer

Auction Invitation

 

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