From the Desk of the Principal…March 16,  2021



Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart; for I am gracious and merciful. 

Spring is in the Air




It is coming! Get ready!  Our Auction & Raffle Events are coming soon!




Calendar/Newsletter Highlights

Contents of Brown Envelope

  • Scouting for Food
  • Auction Letter
  • Raffle Flyer
  • Shredding Event by OLA Men’s Group Ministry
  • YMCA Healthy Families Forum


  • Wednesday St. Patrick’s Day Green Non-Uniform Dress
  • Please get in your Re-Registration Forms
  • See’s Candy Sales
  • Amazon Smile 
  • APA Board Corner Fundraiser 
  • Virtus Training

Please get in your school re-registration to hold your place. The first payment is due This Thursday, March 18.  We are blessed to have an abundance of applications for next year.  

Scout Emblem

Scouting for Food: On March 19 the OLA Cub Scout Pack 3192 will hold their annual food collection to benefit Catholic Charities Food Pantry.  Please place any nonperishable goods in the bag provided or in a box and bring them to the morning school drop-off on Friday, March 19 between 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Thank you for supporting our Cub Scouts!

YMCA Healthy Families Forum  


YMCA Famlies Flyer


World with Holy Virgin Mary and children

Student Council: 

This Lenten season Student Council is participating in a program called The Pillars of Lent.  The Pillars of Lent are Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving.  The Student Council will lead the school in different activities to enrich the Lenten experiences for our students. These activities will take place Tuesday through Thursday.  Some activities will be fasting from negative words, acts of kindness,  student-led prayer or drawing their favorite Saint or Bible figure. I invite you to ask your children what lent activity they participated in on those days.

See's Candy


See’s order forms and money is due this Thursday, March 18. This fundraiser is not a mandatory event. This is just for your convenience if you wish to avoid the stores and earn money for OLA.   Please make checks payable to OLA. We can’t accept any late orders as we need to make sure our order is delivered before our Easter Break.

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

amazon smileAmazon Smile: 

New items have been added to the list.  We will try to keep the list current.  Thank you for your continued support

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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. 


APA Board Corner:

Information for our upcoming Auction and Raffle is included in today’s brown envelope.

Catholic Educaiton Foundation

Please note this year CEF will not be sending out the pre-filled forms. All families need to complete the forms this year if they are planning to seek funding from CEF.  Please note all appointments will be via Zoom.  

This year our school is participating in the virtual processing of CEF applications. Please know you may still pick up applications in the school office and they are available to download on the school website.   The Zoom Virtual Application Processing for our school is on May 13, 2021.  

In order to continue to work towards streamlining the CEF Application process and in an attempt to ease some of the burdens of the process for our School partners, CEF will be implementing an Online Appointment system for the Cycle 3 Process. Through this process, it is our hope that this online appointment system will make it easier on our partner schools not just in terms of the initial sign-up of appointments but also save them time via email & text reminders for parents.


Below is a walk-through of how parents can set up their appointments with CEF via our new Online System.

  • At the CEF Home page, on the top menu bar hover over the CONTACT US link and a drop-down menu will appear, SELECT "TAP Appointments"
  • SELECT “CLICK HERE” on the "TAP Appointments" webpage (Make sure to turn off any “Pop-up Blockers”)
  • SELECT “Next” on the Welcome Screen
  • Choose a Location where your students will be attending (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL) and SELECT “Next"
  • Choose a Time to meet with CEF Representatives and SELECT “Next”
  • Enter in your information to reserve your appointment (Make sure to enter your Cell and Email in order to get text and email reminders) and SELECT “Save”
  • Please fill out the Digital Application before your Appointment, DO NOT fill out a paper application if you will be submitting it through Zoom. Once you join the Zoom Meeting the CEF representative will provide you with an email address where you will email your completed application.

A reminder for parents attending the virtual application processing via Zoom: Any parents that miss the virtual application process can turn their applications in thru the 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.  

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:

Children playing

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)