From the Desk of the Principal…September 22, 2021



"Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you."

— St. Thomas Aquinas

Calendar/Newsletter Highlights

Calendar of Events

Contents of Brown Envelope

  • Wood Ranch Flyer


  • Dress for Picture DayAPA Board Corner
  • Cross Country-  Meet Results
  • Flag Football
  • After -School Pick up
  • COVID - Test Site
  • Amazon Smile 
  • Virtus Training

boys and girls playing football Flag Football 

There are tryouts today at school from 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Job Opportunities:

We are in need of Substitute Teachers. We need teachers for all grade levels TK - 8th.  Requirements for job applicants need to have a bachelor's degree completed by the CBEST. Send resume to


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Picture Day:

Picture Day is Friday, September 24.  I apologize for the confusion the flyer in last week's  News Notes may have created.  Students are to wear their school uniforms.   If it is a PE day students just need to wear the uniform collared shirt over their PE shorts. If they wish they may change back into their PE shirts after pictures have been taken.   Pictures are taken with the uniform Polo - not sweatshirts or uniform jackets.  Girls may wear their jumper with the Peter Pan blouse.


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.

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Cross country

Elementary Cross Country Team Race Results:

OLA’s Elementary girls’ team took First place in group B and Second place overall! OLA’s Elementary boys’ team took First place in group B and First place overall!

The next meet is at PVSEA - Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts on Sept. 23.

Our top three Elementary girl runners were: 

  • Savannah Figueroa ( Gr. 4) with a mile run time of 7:46
  • Emma Parkhill (Gr. 5) with a mile run time of 7:56
  • Melina Branca (Gr. 5) with a mile run time of 8:26

Our top three Elementary boy runners were: 

  • Taylor Kaiser (Gr. 5) with a mile run time of 6:22 (who happened to run the race with one shoe!)
  • Jack Baker (Gr. 4)  with a mile run time of 6:34
  • Evan Abbott (Gr. 4) with a mile run time of 6:44

Middle School Cross Country Team Race Results:

We had a really great race. After running a 3k race, both our OLA Middle School girls and boys teams took 6th place!  Our next race is this Friday, September 24th at Arroyo Verde Park. OLA is helping to host the meet so we need volunteers!

Please sign up to volunteer at:

Our top three Middle School girl runners were: 

  • Madeline Abbott (Gr. 7) with a 1.8 mile run time of 14:09.74 - 12th place from 83 runners
  • Hannah Von Gunten (Gr. 7) with a 1.8 mile run time of 14:15.62 - 13th place from 83 runners
  • Catherine Galbraith-Albutt (Gr. 7) with a 1.8 mile run time of 17:53.82 from 83 runners.

Our top three Middle School boy runners were:

  • Daniel Garfias (Gr. 7) with a run time of 12:35.96 (12th place out of 133 runners)
  • Andrew Burns (Gr. 7) with a run time of 13:13.93
  • Jackson Quagliata (Gr. 6) with a run time of 12:42.95


APA Board Corner: 

Save the date: The first restaurant fundraiser of the year will be next Wednesday, Sept 29th from 11 am-10 pm at Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill in Ventura. Please see the attached flyer and present it with the purchase.

For users, please help raise money for OLA through AmazonSmiles!  It's so easy!  You can also sign up grandparents, aunts and uncles and friends, too. Please see the flyers below for instructions on how to register and earn money for OLA. If we all register, a little will go a long way.

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.  

The APA will have a Fall Event planning meeting on Tuesday, September 28th at 6:30 pm on campus.  Please contact Jen Colitti if you would like to attend and help plan the event. 

The next APA meeting will take place on campus on Tuesday, October 12, at 6:30 pm.  If you are interested in attending or joining the board please contact Jen Colitti at

Date: September 29, 2021 • Time: 11am - 10pm

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Wood Ranch will donate 10% of proceeds to Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School when you present this flyer for dine-in or take-out.

Wood Ranch Ventura 

Pacific View Mall 

3449 E. Main Street  logo ola

Ventura, CA 93003 


amazon smile


AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.

The difference is that when you shop at the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price to our school.

Please choose Our Lady of the Assumption School - Ventura. Thank you! 

FAQs about Amazon Smile: 



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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.


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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.  

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

kids after school

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.  


office hours in a comment bubble

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 playing

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: 

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 with starsStudent Learning Expectations (SLE’S)

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