From the Desk of the Principal…June 1,  2021


Sacred Heart of Jesus
This month we celebrate The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the most popular Catholic devotions. Although it was beloved in previous centuries, Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1673, showing her a vision of the now-famous image of His Sacred Heart, surrounded by flames. He said to her: “My Heart is so full of love for men that It can no longer contain the flames of Its burning love. I must discover to men the treasures of My Heart and save them from perdition." She was given the special mission to spread devotion to His Sacred Heart throughout the Church. Jesus gave St. Margaret Mary many promises associated with this devotion and requested that a feast day in honor of His Sacred Heart be instituted on the Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi. In 1856, the Feast of the Sacred Heart was spread to the Universal Church, and in 1899 Pope Leo XIII solemnly consecrated all mankind to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, calling it “the great act” of his pontificate. 

  Calendar/Newsletter Highlights


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  • Important events June - August


  • Principal/Vice-Principal Stunt June 4!
  • Kona Ice for the Whole School June 4!
  • Preschool Summer Program
  • Scholastic Book Fair - Volunteers Needed
  • After -School Pick up
  • Amazon Smile 
  • Virtus Training

scholastic book fairScholastic Book Fair Sept. 7 through Sept. 10: Volunteers needed to help set-up, break down, cashiers, and overall help running the book fair.  Please contact Kathy Smithson at


cross countryLast Thursday afternoon, our Cross Country Conditioning Program had a special track event- Fitness Challenge to end the year.   I would like to thank Jim and Dominka Montgomery for organizing this program for our students this year and this event. Special thanks to Mr. Josh Spiker from Mile 26 who helped make the event a success. A huge thank you to parents for supporting and volunteering to coming out to help Coach Jim Montgomery

Overall Elementary School Boys 


1st Place - Evan Abbott (87 points)

2nd Place - Thomas Burns (84 points)

3rd Place - Ethan Montgomery  (75 points)


Overall Elementary School Girls


1st Place - Grace Canavan & Amelia Pound (tied 79 points)

2nd Place - Emma Parkhill  (78 points)

3rd Place - Annalee Dufau  (77 points)


Overall Middle School Boys


1st Place - Nicholas Baloyo (97 points)

2nd Place - Andrew Burns (89 points

3rd Place -  Omar Gallegos (88 points)


Overall Middle School Girls


Caroline Von Gunten (93 points)

Madeline Abbott (92 points)

Layla Intenzo (90 points)


Most Improved 1-mile 

Middle school -   Isabella Brito  (improved by 3:48)

Elementary School –Natalie Montgomery (improved by 3:51)



Our preschool is now enrolling for summer! Join us for fun faith-filled activities.  Call  the OLA school or email Ms. Marci Gomez at 

Weeks of: 

Jully 6- July 9

July 12 - July 16

July 19 - July 30

August 2 - August 6

Weekly times are from 8 am to 2 pm.


APA Board



Please make sure all fees and tuition for the previous school year are paid. Students will not be allowed to enroll with outstanding balances. Balances will not be carried over the summer.

June 8 & 9

Used Uniform Sale: Those selling should bring items to the Marian Plaza and place your marked items on the tables with a priced envelope attached to the item, family name attached. The sale will take place from 8 am to 3:30 pm. ALL UNSOLD ITEMS MUST BE REMOVED BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9TH NO LATER THAN 3:30 PM.  Shoppers must bring small bills for shopping as the office does not have change. Bring the paid envelopes to the school office after your purchase them.

June 9

8th Grade Graduation Mass & Diploma Ceremony 5 pm 


June 11                                   Last Day of school: 10:00 am dismissal

August 19

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for the 2021-2022  school year for all students K- 8 Half-day 7:55 am - 12:00 pm. Extended Day Care Begins.

August 20                              Noon Dismissal All Grades

August 20/Sept. 1 Half-day for Kindergarten and Grade 1  (7:55 am to Noon)

You may view the entire calendar online @

after school pickup

Parents & Driver ~ Please continue to be respectful of our neighbors.  Thank you all for doing your part in helping with the after-school pickup line.  We will continue to try and get the students out as quickly as possible.  For after-school pickup please try to arrive closer to dismissal time which begins at 2:30 pm.   I  am hopeful this will alleviate the backup and the concerns our neighbors are experiencing. Thank you for your support and cooperation.  

amazon smile

Amazon Smile: 

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

smile emoji  wearing maskJust 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.  


office hours

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.  

axxes adAxxess 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:

kids at play

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)