From the Desk of the Principal…October 6, 2021


As a School, we are learning and practicing the Faith Virtue of Reverence for the Month of October.  Our students are learning at the different grade levels that Virtues are gifts from God that lead us to live in a close relationship with him.  Students are learning that Reverence is showing your deepest respect for things of God.  Virtues are like habits. They need to be practiced; they can be lost if they are neglected.  Each grade level is focusing on specific Saints. For TK, Preschool, & Grades 1 and 2 their Saint is St. Hyacinth;  Grades 3 - 5  St. Tarcisius is their Saint; Grades 6-8 their Saint is St. Margaret Clitherow.


Calendar/Newsletter Highlights

Contents of Brown Envelope

  • Progress Reports
  • Save the Date: Fall Harvest Picnic & Cornhole Tournament


  • Cross Country-  Meet Results
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Football 
  • Middle School Respect for Life Diaper Collection
    • After -School Pick up
  • COVID - Test Site
  • Virtus Training

Update post itUpdated COVID  FAQs and Student Health Decision Tree for K-12 Schools

I have updated our website to include the latest FAQ’s update regarding the adoption of a 7-day quarantine option. The major changes are to #8 and #10 which describe the end of modified and standard quarantine. In effect, both modified and standard quarantine can end after seven days if a laboratory-based antigen or PCR (PCR Preferred) is collected on Day 5 or later from the last date of exposure and tests negative.

student on absence poster clipartReporting Absences

Please go onto our website to report absences.  Use the button located on the homepage of the website.  The website generates a form that is given to the teacher daily.  Thank you.

hiring sign

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

words school formsSchool 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. 


OLA Football

Come out and cheer on our team. We have a game against St. Augustine at 3:45 pm. Hope to see you there!

girls volleyball

Girls Volleyball

Come out and support our OLA’s Girls  Volleyball team.  Our next game is October 12 against St. Augustine here at OLA. 

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Cross country

Elementary Cross Country Team Race Results:


OLA Elementary Cross Country Team Families,

We are very excited about our next elementary cross country to meet this Thursday, October 7th at Ventura Unified School District which is located at 225 West Stanley Avenue in Ventura.


Middle School Cross Country Team Race Results:

After running a 3k race, our OLA middle school girls team took 6th place overall!

Our boys took 4th place overall and out of 157 middle school boy runners, OLA’s Noah Sloan took 1st place!


Our top three middle school girl runners once again all ran with faster times this week!  They were:

  • Madeline Abbott (grade 7) with a run time of 13:27.88 (12th place from 118 runners)
  • Hannah von Gunten (grade 7) with a run time of 13:35.74 (14th place and 17 seconds faster than last week!)
  • Catherine Galbraith-Albutt (grade 7) with a run time of 16:03.61 (21 seconds faster than last week!)

 Our top three middle school boy runners were:

  • Noah Sloan (grade 8) with a run time of 10:01.30 (AMAZING!)
  • Daniel Garfias (grade 7) with a run time of 12:06.53 (12 seconds faster than last week!)
  • Andrew Burns (grade 7) with a run time of 12:57.04 (45 seconds faster than last week!)


Everyone did really great!  Looking forward to our next Middle School Cross Country race this Friday, October 8th at Ventura Unified School District in Ventura. 

Respect for Life Month - October

The flyer is Attached.  Thank you for supporting our Middle School Students in their first Service Project. 

APA Board Corner: 

SAVE THE DATE: 2021 OLA Fall Harvest Picnic and Cornhole Tournament fundraiser on Saturday, November 6th. Details to come soon! 

Our Lady of the Assumption School is in need of parent volunteers to serve in the roles of Room Parent for grades 3, 5, and 8. 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, October 12, at 6:30 pm.  If you are interested in attending or joining the board please contact Jen Colitti at

amazon smile

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

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 playing after schoolParents & 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

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

after school programs

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 stars above their headsStudent Learning Expectations (SLE’S)

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