From the Desk of the Principal… September 29, 2020

 


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Happy Feast Day of the Archangels


St. Gabriel means “Power of God,” He is the messenger or heald angel most famous for appearing to the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Annunciation (Luke 1:11-38).


St. Michael means “Who is like God?” He is the warrior angel, the famous foe of Satan, who is the champion of God’s people and guardian and protector of the Church (Rev. 12:7-9)


St. Raphael means “God has healed.” He is a companion and healing angel, most famous for curing a man’s blindness and for traveling with Tobiah in the book of Tobit (Tob. 12)

Calendar/Newsletter Highlights

  • Technology Committee
  • Used Uniform Sale
  • Fundraisers - Chipotle & Axxess Books
  • Waiver  Update
  • Reminder October 1 - Uniform in Zoom Sessions
  • Family  Information Packets
  • Student Work Drop-off/Pick-up 
  • Virtus Training

computer with books and ideasTechnology Committee: Looking to reinstate the technology committee with a STEM emphasis.  Parents that are interested in being involved please contact Jim Montgomery at jim@sureteq.com 



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Used Uniform Sale:  This Saturday, Oct. 3rd from 10 am to 2 pm in the OLA parking lot in front of the school there will be a Used Uniform Trunk Sale. Each parent will open their trunk or bring a table to use outside of your car to sell their used uniforms. This is not a school operated event so you will need to bring everything (change) to sell your clothes. 




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Fundraisers:  

Join us at Chipotle Ventura location 488 S Mills Rd from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm tonight -   Tuesday, September 29th.  Chipotle will donate 33% of the proceeds to our school.

Axxess Books:

We will kick off this fundraiser on Friday, September 18.

  • There’s no printed book, For 2021, instead of printing on 47 tons of paper, now all merchant offers will be exclusively found on our updated website and mobile app!

  • One membership now includes both Santa Barbara and Ventura County Merchants. You’re getting two memberships for the price of one!

  • Here is the website: https://axxesscard.com/fundraising/

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Waiver Update: I am submitting my last revisions today.  I hope to have some news about reopening very soon at least by the end of the week.


Reminder -October 1, Uniform in Zoom Sessions:   Parents please make sure your child is ready to go with their uniforms.  Parents of boys I understand it may be very difficult to get hair cuts during this time.  I ask that if possible hair should be cut.  If not please pull the hair back out of their face. 


Website Update:  Our new website is up!  I am working on the pictures but the information is updated and correct. 

On our website you will find three new buttons - Reporting Absences, Re-Opening Documents/Waiver, and COVID-19 Health Survey.   All buttons are active for your use. All information is reported directly to our office. 

 

Family Information Drop-off:  

We are still missing a large number of Family Information packets.  Please get them into our office as soon as you can~ Thank you.

 

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Student Pick-up/Drop-off: 

A reminder this Wednesday is Student work drop-off day.  Students will have the opportunity to send in a folder with their work for their teachers to see. At the same time, you will be able to pick up a folder of graded work and any papers or supplies they might need for the week ahead. The following week on Wednesday we will have another drop off-pick up day, where the folders will be exchanged again. This will continue while we learn from home. The table will be there from 7:30 AM until 3:00 PM. If, for some reason, this time does not work for you during any given week, please email your child’s teacher and let them know so that she can make accommodations.


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VIRTUS TRAINING: 

If your VIRTUS certificate expired or will expire January 2020 - December 2020, you may recertify by requesting an OPTION #3 certificate, if you have completed all your VIRTUS continuing ed bulletins.  If you are not current on your bulletins or you do not already have a VIRTUS Online account, you may recertify by completing an online class. Contact OLASafeguard@ola-vta.org for more information. 


Protecting God’s Children class ( the initial VIRTUS training) is available by ZOOM on October 8th. To register for this training, contact OLASafeguard@ola-vta.org. If your VIRTUS certificate expired before January 2020, you must complete the Protecting God’s Children class in order to recertify.