From the Desk of the Principal…September 8, 2021


Holy Virgin Mary

Feast of the  Nativity of the Blessed Virgin  Mary

Today we celebrate our Blessed Mother.  Happy Birthday, Mother Mary!

O Mary, my Mother, I offer you my soul, my mind, and my heart.  Make me God’s instrument. Give me a penetrating mind to discover, firm to judge, open to understanding, free to serve the truth; an honest mind in telling what it sees rather than what it wants to see; a tolerant mind which does not dictate to other people, but which explain what it sees clearly; a mind infused by the light and the truth of your Son Jesus, patient in faith and hopeful for the future.

God Bless,

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Calendar/Newsletter Highlights

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  • Book Fair
  • Grandparents & Special Friends Day
  • APA Board Corner
  • Cross Country
  • After -School Pick up
  • COVID - Test Site
  • Amazon Smile 
  • Virtus Training

noon dismissalFriday is a noon Dismissal Day!

scholatic book fair

Scholastic Book Fair 

We are up and running from Sept. 7 through Sept. 10.  You are welcome to drop by after school to shop!

Grandparents and Special Friends

Grandparents & Special Friends Day!

This Friday we will celebrate grandparents and special friends at OLA.  We would like to welcome our guests to our campus.  We will be celebrating outside in the back of the school from  10:30 to 11:15.  We will not have any activities in the classrooms. Our teachers are planning activities with you in mind.  We will have a prayer service at 11:25.  Afterward, you are welcome to shop at the scholastic book fair with your grandchildren or special friend.  We will be outside and the forecast is sunny with temperatures in the lower  80’s.  Please bring your hats and hand-held umbrellas

school forms

School Forms:

We are still missing important school forms that were sent in the first back-to-school Brown Envelope.  Please send completed forms to the school office.  Thank you. 


APA Board Corner: 

Did you enjoy your Spring Auction items this summer?  We would love to have pictures of you and your families enjoying your Auction items!  Please send a photo to and we will share it on News Notes and OLA Instagram. 

Do you have a child with an upcoming birthday? Sign up to have your child's birthday displayed on the OLA Digital Marquee. The announcement will be displayed for the week of the birthday. The cost is $10 and the flyer will be available in the office.  

Our Lady of the Assumption School is in need of parent volunteers to serve in the roles of Lead Room Parent and Co-Room Parent for grades 5 and 6. Please contact Room Parent Coordinators Amber McCalister or Ashley Alderman, if you are interested.   

The next APA meeting will take place on campus on Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30 pm.  If you are interested in attending or joining the board please contact Jen Colitti at

Room Parents Wanted!

  • Our Lady of the Assumption School grades TK-8 are looking

for parent volunteers to serve in the roles of:

Lead Room Parent and Co-Room Parent

  • This is a great opportunity to not only provide an invaluable

service to the school, but it is also a fun way to get to know

your child’s teacher, the APA Board members, and the other

parents in your child’s class!

  • Your primary responsibilities are:
  • Be the main source of communication between your child’s

teacher and the parents in your class

  • Coordinate the Classroom Auction Project
  • Organize the Classroom Parties and Karma Day booth
  • Assist during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
  • Please consider signing up for this very important job!

We need your help! New parent volunteers are welcome!

(We will train you! )


Please contact the Room Parent Coordinators:

Amber McCalister (805) 320-5911 / or

Ashley Alderman (805) 612-9881 /

Please return

people with masks on

Masks on Campus: 

Please remember to wear masks when you enter our campus. We are doing so to protect our vulnerable populations that are not vaccinated. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

kids running cross country

Cross country

The OLA Cross Country elementary and middle school teams are starting up practices Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 3:00- 4:15 pm.  The season runs from August to late October.  It’s not too late to join and anyone in Grades 4-8 can participate.  If your student is interested, please contact Jim Montgomery at 805-368-6999 or   

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COVID Test Site

We are partnering with COVID Testing Appointments, LLC to offer a no-cost COVID -19 Test to our school community and its families.   Their mission is to “Provide No Cost COVID Testing and Services to the masses assisting schools, business, and our communities.”  They provide Rapid Antigen and Rapid Antibody testing which allows you to test in the privacy of your home to determine results.  The Rapid Antibody Test helps you determine if you've had COVID-19.  It is important to note that their laboratory is certified by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services. This is referred to as CLIA. This is important because CLIA establishes quality standards to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and timeliness of the test results regardless of where the test is performed.  Most results are in 24-48 hours.  


Flyers are available in the school office to help you register. The testing packets are available in the office.  Our lab pick-up days will be on Wednesdays to start. 

after school pickup

Parents & Driver ~ Thank you for your patience as we begin the year with our Morning Drop off and Pick up procedures. Please continue to be respectful of our neighbors.  Thank you all for doing your part in helping with the after-school pick-up 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 2:40 pm.   Thank you for your support and cooperation.  

amazon smile heart in shopping basket

Amazon Smile: 

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


office hours comment box

Office Hours: The best times to conduct school business in the office are 9:30-3:00.  Please do not come in during dismissal.  We are calling students for pick-up and are unable to give you uninterrupted attention.  

kids after school

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

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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.  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.  

OLA Church is offering in-person training for both Keeping the Promise Alive and Protecting God’s Children. These sessions will be led by Dea Boheme.  Please call Dea at 805. 390 .1260  to reserve a spot.

 Here are the dates: 

SEPT.  6th  Protecting God’s Children 

SEPT.  8th Keeping the Promise Alive  

OCT.  11th  Protecting God’s Children 

NOV.  8th  Protecting God’s Children  

NOV.  10th  Keeping the Promise Alive


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

Keeping the Promise Alive Recertification Sessions (All sessions are from 6 pm – 7:30 pm) 



kids holding starsStudent Learning Expectations (SLE’S)

OLA Students aim for the S.T.A.R.S: