From the Desk of the Principal…November 17, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so very thankful and grateful for our school community, our families, teachers, and staff.  We are thankful for the leadership of Father Leon, Fr. Joe, and all the Deacons and his clerical staff.  I offer this prayer of gratitude  for our OLA community:

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Thank you,

Father, for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow, and for the whole of our lives. Thank you for friends, for health, and for grace. May we live this and every day conscious of all that has been given to us. For the growth of your Church, For peace and love in our homes, And for salvation for all.

We pray through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Calendar/Newsletter Highlights


  • Parent Conferences this week November 18, 19, & 20  Those are Noon Dismissal Days as well
  • “Elf” Movie Night at the Ventura Fairgrounds  Wrap-up
  • Report Cards go home tomorrow (Wednesday)
  • Jingle Raffle Tickets go home tomorrow (Wednesday)
  • Mark your Calendars Make-up Picture Day December 9
  • APA Board Corner
  • Fundraisers - /Axxess Books
  • Virtus Training


Parent ConferencesParent Conferences:  Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held this week beginning on November 18th.  These are Noon Dismissal Days.  We start dismissal at 11:45 am. Please make sure you have scheduled a time to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss their progress and anyway we can continue to make your educational experience a valuable one. 


APA Board Corner of the Weekly School News Notes!

APA Board meeting notes are now online. 


Thank you to all the families who attended our Movie Night!

We made $1,938.00 at this event.


Holiday Shopping made easy... In Wednesday’s Brown envelope we are sending home Christmas Scrip Order forms.  Also, don't forget the convenience of using  Smile Amazon when ordering to support our school. All you need to do is select Our Lady of the Assumption School in Ventura, CA.


family traveling in a carAs we head into the holiday season traveling to visit loved ones is high on the list.  Unfortunately our County and Country are experiencing a surge in COVID cases.  For the safety of our families and our school community I am recommending the following guidelines for travel;

Travel Guidelines

Currently, the  CDPH recommends that travel be limited to needed travel only and that individuals who travel monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days after returning from travel, they can return to school/work.  At this time, CDPH  does not require a quarantine unless the travel was to an area with a wide community spread.  Please check the areas’ cases you are planning to travel to in the last 7 days.  If the areas are high risk areas, a plan to quarantine at home quarantine is required and your child(ren) will be able to Live Stream. As a school I am asking our community to practice safety as you travel this holiday season. 


During your trip, take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:


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Register for EDC.

EDC starts Monday, November 9, Please contact the school for a registration packet.


Axxess Books:

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!



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VIRTUS TRAINING: 


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 OLASafeguard@ola-vta.org for more information.