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Our Lady of the Assumption

From the Desk of the Principal... March 10, 2020

Calendar Highlights: 

  • Friday, March 13, 2020 - No School
  • Monday, March 16th, 2020- Auction Pictures

Auction pictures will be taken on Monday, March 16th.  Please have your child wear (or bring) a black top, shirt or blouse to school that day for photos.”

Census 2020 -Every 10 years, the census counts everyone living in the United States, and this effort will begin again March 12. It is important to count every person living in your home to make sure your community is accurately funded and represented for the next decade. No matter who lives in your home, be sure to count them all in the 2020 Census. This includes grandparents, young children, foster children, renters and other nonrelatives living with you.  Your personal information is kept confidential by law and can be used only for statistical purposes. It cannot be used for law enforcement purposes or to determine your personal eligibility for government benefits. 

Box Tops for Education - Congratulations to Gavin Scarlett, winner of last month’s Box Tops Drawing! He received a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble. The next Box Tops Clip Collection and Drawing will take place next Friday, March 20 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!

Basket Workshop March 15, 16, 17

Enclosed is a flyer with volunteer information for the upcoming Basket Workshop where we will be assembling donation items into auction baskets. We are also asking for donations of baskets/containers of various sizes. These may be dropped off in the office. Please contact Jill Capra ( with questions. Thank You!

writingOLA Auction Raffle

OLA students and families you all are doing awesome on the Auction Raffle!  So far, we have raised $21,310!! However, we are still $13,690 away from our goal of $35K, so keep selling those raffle tickets!  The sale ends at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 25th.

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!  If every family sells 20 tickets, we will reach this goal!!

The Jolly Trolley is coming again next week!!  The students loved the Jolly Trolley so much yesterday, we will bring it again on Monday 3/16 to any student who sells 10 additional tickets (beyond the first required 10) this week!  In addition, these students will get to wear regular uniform clothes with non-uniform closed-toed SHOES all day!

Congratulations to the students who have sold 30 or more tickets so far!  You are rock stars!! These students will get their names on the school marquee in the coming weeks.  Be on the look-out for your child(ren)’s name so you can take a picture!

Cash & Dusty Browning; Annalee & Charlie Dufau; Layla & Lucie Intenzo; Hailey & Chelsea McCalister; Isabella & Ariana Minoui; Ronan Murphy; Griffin Noble; Mia Panza; Ella Seguine; Greyson Seguine; Allison Smithson; and Hailee Valenzuela

Students who earned the special free dress day for Bonus Week can wear a non-uniform dress this Thursday 3/12.  The teachers have been given a list of students who earned this prize and have notified them.

After-Mass Sales Opportunities! Students are invited to sell raffle tickets at all masses through March 22nd. If you are interested, come to mass in your school uniform, bring raffle tickets, a pen, and your own change. You must contact Jennifer Bamieh with the date & mass time you would like to sell tickets by the Thursday prior.

We also encourage you to use SOCIAL MEDIA to advertise the raffle sale!  Recipients of the cash prizes (1st - $1,500, 2nd - $1,000, and 3rd - $500) do not have to be present to win, so sell raffle tickets to relatives and friends near and far!!

We appreciate your support of this essential fundraiser for our school!  If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Bamieh at (805) 340-9168 or 

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     

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) 

St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church (Newbury Park),  Saturday, March 14th. 9 Call (805) 498-3602, ext. 100 to reserve a place. 

Virtus - Keeping the Promise Alive - Recertification 


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

Contents of Envelope:

News Notes

Yearbook Order Form

Yearbook Advertisement Form

Auction Info

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