From the Desk of the Principal… October 20, 2020

Rosay Facts

Did you know? 

Mother Mary holding childrens hands
The Rosary was JPII’s favorite prayer and he made time to pray all 15 decades every single day.
JPII described praying the Rosary this way: “Contemplating the face of Jesus through the eyes of Mary.” Pretty cool, right?!?
During the 1600’s Century, the Ottoman Empire was attacking Venice at the Battle of Lepanto. The Ottoman Empire was intent on destroying Christianity forever. Hopelessly outnumbered, the Pope begged everyone to pray the Rosary, and they did. Miraculously the Ottoman Empire was defeated and Mary was given the title Our Lady of Victory.
When we pray the Rosary we are offering Mary a bouquet of roses…and this isn’t just a metaphor! A couple of different times people have witnessed real roses falling from the mouths of saints as they recite the Rosary.
St. Therese described the Rosary as a long chain that linked heaven and earth. When we pray we hold one end and Mary holds the other.
St. Padre Pio described the Rosary as our greatest weapon.


Calendar/Newsletter Highlights

  • Welcome to In-person Instruction  Grades 7 & 8!
  • School Directories/ Brown Envelopes
  • APA Board Corner
  • Fundraisers -  Tony’s Pizzaria/Axxess Books
  • St. Bonaventure High School’s “Cans for a Cause Decorated Trunk Drive-Thru” Family Fun! October 30th. 
  • Virtus Training

Welcome, Grades 7 & 8!

We are so very happy to welcome grades 7 & 8 back to campus on Monday, October 26 starting with full days of instruction. I have opened up more slots on the Sign-up Genius for drop-off and pick-up. 

Reminder:  As we return to campus please review the uniform and dress codes in our handbook paying particular attention to the sections hair length and color.  

Welcome to the new APA Board Corner of the Weekly School News Notes!

Hello OLA Families! The APA Board meets monthly to discuss and consider ways to support our school, teachers, and principal, mainly through fundraising but also in other ways such as Teacher Appreciation events. Much of our efforts go toward our major fundraisers, the Fall Movie Night and the Spring Auction, with their accompanying raffles. Last year we were not able to hold our auction event but we had already started selling spring raffle tickets and we were able to hold the raffle drawing as well as auction off the class projects which had already been created. Thanks to much hard work and support of all the school families, the APA Board over the course of the year last year raised enough money for the school to purchase a new Digital Marquee, which should be arriving in the next couple of months, and a new, safer playground surface for the KindergartenPlayground!

This year, we are hard at work speaking to plumbers and suppliers toward the purchase and installation of Water Bottle Refill Stations to replace the water fountains currently in place at the school, as well as pricing new handwashing stations for outside on the playground. You will shortly be receiving a Sponsorship Form if you are inspired to help with this exciting improvement to our school facility.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th at 6:00 pm, though this date is subject to change. We meet in person, socially distanced, and via Zoom, and we welcome all families to attend our meetings! Thank you for supporting the APA Board as we continue to make OLA School the best that it can be.

tony's Pizza adhalloween ad for Saint Bonaventure High School

OLA Newsletter:

Beginning this year the OLA weekly newsletter will not be printed and sent home in the Tuesday Brown Folder. You can find this information on our website.

School Directories are coming home today in the Brown Envelopes.  When the Brown Envelopes go home please keep contents and sign and return on Wednesday.

Traffic:  Thank you all for working with us as we smooth out the rough patches of our drop off periods.  If you need a car placard please call the office and we will send the placard home with your child.  Please post these placards in a visible place in the front of your car.  

P.E. Classes are beginning.  PE uniforms can be purchased in our school office.  

High School News for 8th Grade Parents: 

La Reina  Virtual High School Information Night October 20th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  Register to attend at

Axxess Books:

There’s no printed book, For2021, 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!






Buttons to Use on our Use  Website : 

  • Scrip Orders (Coming Soon)
    • Reporting Absences
    • COVID-19 Health Survey
  • Re-Opening Documents/Waiver



Family Information Drop-off:  

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



If your VIRTUS certificate expired or will expire in 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 for more information.