From the Desk of the Principal…February 23,  2021



Lenten  Prayer Idea: 

Journeying Lent with the Psalms.  Gotta love the Psalms! They are such a mixed bag: poems that complain, songs that lift the roof with joy, formal prayers, and some that make hardly any sense to us.  The Psalms are full of imagery and metaphors.  They are packed full of emotion: praise, anger, misery, joy, longing, gratitude, bitterness, fear, injustice, peace, confidence- you name it, it’s there.  The Psalms train us to respond to the riches of the Bible. The Psalms become our prayer, our way of addressing God and relating to Him. 

Live StreamingLive Streaming Option

Just a kind reminder that our live streaming option is meant for families that for health reasons do not feel comfortable sending their children to school.  We have begun to see this option being taken advantage of by students coming one day and staying home another for reasons unrelated to health and safety.  If it becomes necessary to shift from one type of learning to another teachers need to be notified in advance so they can be prepared to meet the needs of your child(ren). Generally, the expectation is the mode of learning will remain consistent.  Any questions please contact Ms. Fussell.  

Sees Candy Sales

Order forms are coming home today for the  See’s Candy Spring Fundraiser! This fundraiser is not a mandatory event. This is just for your convenience if you wish to order to avoid the stores and earn money for OLA. All orders are due no later than March 18th. Please make checks payable to OLA.

All candy will be delivered before we leave for the Easter break.

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Just a friendly reminder to please wear your mask during student screening in the morning, walking in and dropping off students, and anytime you are on campus.  We appreciate your help in keeping everyone safe.  


Kindergarten Registration - If you have a child that will be entering Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, please fill out the online application and submit it ASAP. 

Calendar/Newsletter Highlights



    • Please get in your Re-Registration Forms.
  • See’s Candy Sales
  • APA Board Corner
  • Virtus Training


APA Board Corner:

Our next restaurant fundraiser is the Habit (on Telephone) on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Look for the flyer coming home in March.

The APA Board thanks you all for supporting our school.


Office Hours: The best times to conduct school business in the office are 8:30 to 12:00, 12:40 to 2:15, and 3:00 - 3:30.  Please do not come in during dismissal.  We are calling students for pick-up and are unable to give you uninterrupted attention.  

Access Book

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!

Here is the website:

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Register for EDC~ Please contact the school for a registration packet.



Archdiocese of Los Angeles  

Office of Safeguard the Children  

VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children and  

Keeping the Promise Alive Zoom Sessions  

The Office of Safeguard the Children is proud to sponsor a series of VIRTUS® Protecting God’s  Children Zoom Sessions during February – June 2021. These sessions are for Clergy, staff, and essential volunteers. Those whose current VIRTUS® certificate has expired and needs to take  Keeping the Promise Alive or are new to their position and have never taken the Protecting  God’s Children training. If you want to register for a session, please check the date you wish to attend and fill out the information below. You must also sign the “Adults Only” Agreement and return both forms to Brenda Cabrera at Once Brenda receives your request, then she will email a confirmation with your Zoom session details.  Note: Sessions are limited to 30 participants and are on a first-come basis.  

Protecting God’s Children Sessions (All sessions are from 6 pm – 9 pm)

Keeping the Promise Alive Recertification Sessions (All sessions are from 7 pm – 8:30 pm)