From the Desk of the Principal... March 3, 2020


Calendar Highlights: 

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - Spring Pictures
  • Friday, March 13, 2020 - No School

Spring Pictures - Students attire can be “Non-Uniform” dress on this day for the Spring Pictures. Families requesting sibling pictures must let Mrs. Ravenscroft know before pictures are taken.  Thank you. 


wordsOLA Auction Raffle

The OLA “Roaring 20s” Auction Raffle is in full swing!  This past week, we collected $15,290!! That is an amazing start, but we are still $19,710 away from our goal of $35K, so we need every family’s support!  Keep selling those raffle tickets! The sale ends at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 25th.


A few things to keep in mind:

  • Each family is required to sell a minimum of 10 tickets, but we encourage you to sell more!  The more money we raise, the more our students benefit!!
  • The more tickets your family sells, the more prizes your children will earn, and the more chances you have to earn free or discounted tuition for the next school year!
  • If we meet our school-wide goal of $35,000, the entire school will receive a Kona Ice Party AND Ms. Fussell & Mrs. McReynolds will do a hilarious “Principal and Vice-Principal Stunt” that the students get to choose!

New!  Coming up next week, we have a fun new prize that we think the students will really enjoy.  If your family sells 20 or more tickets by Friday 3/6, we will bring the “Jolly Trolley” to your student’s classroom and serve them a yummy treat in class on Monday 3/9!  In addition, they will get to wear non-uniform fun or cozy socks to school all day!


Huge congratulations to the students & families who earned the BONUS!! They sold 20 tickets in the first week of the raffle sale!!  These families earned 20 bonus entries for the tuition raffle AND the students will earn a special Free Dress Day on a date to be announced soon!

Autumn Adaya; Justin Alderman; Julia & Audrey Archibeque; Nick Baloy;, Sam & Henry Bamieh; Collin, Evan & Keira Barker; Zoe, Shae & Faith Benton; Austin & Isabella Brennan; Cash & Dusty Browning; Christopher Buehner; Cherise Burns; Emelia Capra; Jesse Carbajal; Savina Cejoco; Anthony & Joseph Colitti; Henry Cooper; Hawkens Darrah; Aurora Del Cid; Matthew, Lukas & Lauren Devericks; Adriana & Abraham Devillers; Annalee & Charlie Dufau; Ryland Felts; Glen & Catherine Galbraith-Albutt; Omar Gallegos; Deven Garcia; Daniel Garfias; Devin Granillo; Odin & Delilah Harvey; Savannah & Ivannah Hillock; Reese Hornbuckle; Layla & Lucie Intenzo; Maxton & Ariel Janis; Zane Jones; Hailey & Chelsea McCalister; Matthew McReynolds; Siena & Giuliana Meter; Sky, Ellieana & Tobin Miller; Isabella & Ariana Minoui; Steven, Ethan & Natalie Montgomery; Aidan & Kiley Morris; Ronan Murphy; Kiet, Emma & Amelie Nguyen; Griffin Noble; Izzy, Maddie & Samantha Padilla; Mia Panza; Emma Parkhill; Amelia & Dresden Pound; Sophia & John Proctor; Quinn & Emma Putzel; Peyton & Ryan Root; Luke, Eli & Stella Sassen; Sean Scanlan; Logan, Gavin & Morgan Scarlett; Ella Seguine; Greyson Seguine; Daniella Shura; Jonah & Noah Sloan; Allison Smithson; Adam, Emily & Andrew Starna; Emmy & Jackson Tauber; Emma & Madison Tobias; Hailiee Valenzuela; Samantha & Ethan Watkins


After-Mass Sales Opportunities! Students are invited to sell raffle tickets at all masses starting March 7th through March 22nd.  This Sunday, March 8th is Friendship


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     


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 (tomorrow) at Saint Bonaventure High School campus.   At that time, your application will be reviewed and the required documents checked. Questions? Check with our office.

Faith Corner:  Did you know? Mary, Mother of the Church - On this day in 2018, the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments officially added a new celebration to the church’s liturgical calendar.  The Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church would be celebrated each year on the Monday after Pentecost, in an effort to increase devotion to the Blessed Mother. This year the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church will be celebrated Monday, June 1. 

 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) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  • St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church (Newbury Park),  Saturday, March 14th. Call (805) 498-3602, ext. 100 to reserve a place. 

Virtus - Keeping the Promise Alive - Recertification 

  • March 4th - Santa Cruz Room Please call (805) 390-1260 to reserve a place.


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

Contents of Envelope:

News Notes

Auction Letter

Picture Packet

Coronavirus Letter


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