From the Desk of the Principal... April 8, 2020

 

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Greetings OLA Families

 

Hopefully, by now you have begun to see PE and Music added to your child’s day.  As with any program, communication is key. Please continue to let us know how your children are doing and what we can do to make this a valuable part of your children’s education.  Thank you for believing in the gift of Catholic Education.

 

Second Trimester Awards Ceremony will be April 9th  - I will begin admitting families in the Zoom at 9:50 am we will start the ceremony at 10 am with Father Leon’s opening prayer. I have sent out the Zoom invitations via Gradelink.  Please let me know if you have not received an invite. I will resend the invite to all families this evening. 

 

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We will not have online learning during the Easter Break beginning tomorrow Holy Thursday, April 9.  We will resume online instruction on  Monday, April 20th. Please look on our Parish website for the Holy week activities that will be streaming online.  I wish all our families a joyous and blessed Easter. I ask for your continued prayers for our school, community, and our nation.  



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OLA Auction Top Sellers: 

Congratulations to the following  students: 

 

3rd Place: Ella Seguine, 4th Grade - sold 92 tickets

2nd Place: Giuliana and Siena Meter, 3rd Grade and 6th Grade -

 sold 106 tickets

1st Place: Cash and Dusty Browning, 4th Grade - sold 220 tickets

 

Congratulations to the students for selling tickets!

 

The total amount we raised this year, with two weeks of the Raffle impacted by the school closure due to COVID 19, is $29,130. Good job, OLA students!

 

Yearbooks - We are still putting together a yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year. Please send in your form and money by April 30, 2020. All ads need to be in by April 24, 2020.  We also need 8th-grade baby pictures.  Send all communication to librarian@olaventura.org  Please remember we order a limited number of extra yearbooks for sale. 

 

Supporting Local Business- Here are the local restaurants that we had scheduled fundraisers for  March, April, and May. None of these fundraisers will be active or donating back to the school.   If you are thinking about taking out please keep these businesses in mind.

California Pizza Kitchen 3301 E. Main Street 805-639-5060 Curbside pickup as well as CPK Market, offering pantry items for pick up. cpk.olo.express

 

Blaze Pizza 4724 Telephone Rd blazepizza.com pickup and delivery

 

Cask Alehouse 5952 Telegraph Rd. 805-765-4201 limited hours for growler/flask fill up, wine, bread, and cheese sales to go. 

 

Chipotle 488 S. Mills Rd. 805-654-0143 pickup and delivery chipotle.com

 

Tony's Pizzaria 186 E. Thompson Blvd 805-643-8425 pickup and delivery/ online order available-tonyspizzaria.net

 

 

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Registration for the upcoming school year 2020-2021-    Please mail in or drop off at the parish office in the door drop your registration payment and commitment form.  I have extended the registration deadline until June 15th. Thank you for committing to the difference a Catholic Education can make. 

 

Catholic Education Fund (CEF )FY21 - New Cycle 3 Process & Deadline

In accordance with the new "Shelter at Home" Order issued by the State of California on 3/19/2020, CEF is offering two options for applications to be submitted to CEF for those schools who had not yet had their Onsite Appointments. Please communicate with your parents the preferred mode of application submission for your respective school.

  1. Parents will be allowed to mail applications directly to CEF postmarked by April 24th, 2020. Please make sure your school’s name is placed on the top right-hand corner of the 1st page of the application.
    1. Applications should be mailed to The Catholic Education Foundation, 3424 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 91790
    2. Packages should include all 3 pages of the 2020-2021 TAP Application and Proof of Income (2018/2019 1040 Taxes, Proof of Public Assistance, and/or Notarized Statement of Income)
    3. Principal Recommendations will be requested once applications are received.
  2. Principals may collect applications and mail them directly to CEF postmarked by April 24th, 2020.

If you have already had your Onsite Appointments CEF is working to get you the processing results and a new deadline for the Recommendations and all other applications from your school.

 

For all applications mailed into CEF by the school, please make sure all the following are present for each applicant:

Holy Mary

The following is a prayer from our Archbishop Jose Gomez:

 

Prayer in the Time of the Coronavirus 

Most Reverend José H. Gomez 

Archbishop of Los Angeles

 

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas. We fly to you today as your beloved children. We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana. Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness. For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance. Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears and help them to trust. In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and our hearts. We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, the health of the sick and the cause of our joy. Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms, help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

 

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     

 

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