From the Desk of the Principal…October 20, 2021

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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; and Grades 6-8 their Saint is St. Margaret Clitherow.

Calendar/Newsletter Highlights



Contents of Brown Envelope

  • Fall Harvest Picnic Volunteer Sign up Genius 
  • Square Art Catalog


  • The Great California ShakeOut- October 21 
  • Post-Pandemic Remembrance Walk
  • Cross Country
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Football 
  • Middle School Respect for Life Diaper Collection
    • After -School Pick up
  • COVID - Test Site
  • Virtus Training

Join us for great fun on November 6th at our Fall Harvest Picnic & Cornhole Tournament:

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wagon with leavesWe also need VOLUNTEERS to work the

 Fall Harvest Picnic.   Our fundraising and community efforts are not possible without the help of our awesome OLA school families. Please sign up and bank volunteer hours for next year. Sign ups are found on the SignUp-Genius  link:

Great California ShakeOutshake out

OLA will participate in the Great California ShakeOut this year on October 21. At 10:21 am, millions of Californians will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in the The Great California ShareOut, the state's largest earthquake drill ever.                               

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OLA Families, welcome to the Square 1 Art Fundraiser! Your student created a beautiful art masterpiece that you may purchase on unique gifts and keepsakes to enjoy for a lifetime AND support your school at the same time. Individual catalogs with your child’s artwork and all the information will go home in the brown envelopes today. The orders are due November 3rd, and your keepsakes will arrive around December 3rd. Yes, right in time for Christmas. Imagine the excitement and fun of sharing your child’s awesome art with family and friends. Grandparents especially love receiving gifts with personal touches from their grandchildren. But I think all the aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends would love them too ;) 


Be sure to make your orders by the due date NOV 3.


We look forward to an amazing fundraiser with Square 1 Art!  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Basia DeBoer

S1A Coordinator

Post Pandemic Remembrance Walk

Saturday November 13th, 6-8pm


Location:  St. Bonaventure Track Field behind Our Lady of the Assumption Parish


Purchase and decorate a Luminary Bag for the Remembrance Walk

  •       All proceeds will cover the cost of the event.
  •       $5.00 each (candle included)
  •       Luminary Bags will be sold after all Masses: October 24th and October 31st
  •       Bags of 25 can be purchased for $125.00. 
  •       Bags will come with decorating instructions. 
  •       Please return your decorated bag to the OLA business front office by November 6th.  


We are in need of volunteers to help sell Luminary Bags on October 24th and 31st, please contact: Terri at 805-642-7966.

Post-Pandemic Walk Flyer

update on a post it with a pinI have updated our website to include the latest FAQ’ss as of October 13th,   update regarding FAQ - Question #10 What are the quarantine duration recommendations for unvaccinated close contacts in standard quarantine (i.e., students who were not wearing masks or when the infected individual was not wearing a mask during the exposure)?   AND Question # 26  Does contact tracing need to be conducted for outdoor COVID-19 exposures?

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Reporting Absences

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


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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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School Forms:

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

We are missing the following forms:

  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Parent Guardian Release for Student or Minor
  • Parent Student Policies Agreement Form
  • Emergency Card

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OLA Football

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

volleyball girlsGirls Volleyball

Come out and support our OLA’s Girls  Volleyball team.  Our next game is October 19, 2021 against St. Mary Magdalene here at OLA!

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Cross country

Elementary Cross Country Team Race Results:



We had a really amazing meet once again.  It’s unbelievable how determined these kids are and their results prove that their hard work is really paying off.  We are so truly proud of them!


OLA’s elementary girls’ team took SECOND place in group B and THIRD place overall!


For OLA’s elementary boys’ team, we have had four meets thus far and have walked away with four FIRST PLACE overall results.  Simply astonishing! 


And we had some remarkable run times with almost every runner on the team reaching a personal record yesterday.  The runners ran a one mile race. 


We had 3 girls in the top 20 for this race out of 150 runners!


Our top three elementary girl runners were:

  • Grace Canavan (grade 4) who came in 12th place overall with a run time of 7:00 (her first meet this season and she took 12th place!)
  • Blake Fischer (grade 5) who came in 15th place with a run time of 7:05 (25 seconds faster than last week)
  • Melina Branca (grade 5) who came in 18th place overall with a run time of 7:09 (15 seconds faster than last week!)


We had 3 boys in the top 10 for this race out of 112 runners! 


Our top three elementary boy runners were:

  • Taylor Kaiser (grade 5) who came in 3rd place overall with a run time of  5:43 (only 7 seconds away from placing first)
  • Evan Abbott (grade 4) who came in 5th overall with a run time of 5:44 (40 seconds faster than last week – wow!)
  • Jack Baker (grade 4) who came in 6th place overall with a run time of 6:06 (14 seconds faster than last week)


We also had one 2nd grade and four 3rd grade runners race yesterday with super results!  They were:

Hailey Figueroa, Keira Barker, Ariel Janis, Madeleine Canavan, 

Natalie Montgomery


A full list of week four elementary results can be viewed at  OLA ran in Elementary Girls Group B and Elementary Boys Group B.


Middle School Cross Country Team Race Results:

We had a challenging race last Friday at Mission Oaks Park with hot weather, wind blowing and a very challenging race course.  Our middle school team rose to the challenge and ran an amazing race.  We are so proud of our kids! 


Our top 3 middle school girl runners were:


  • Madeline Abbott (grade 7) with a run time of 15:35.72 (15th place from 121 runners)
  • Hannah von Gunten (grade 7) with a run time of 15:53.12 (17th place)
  • Catherine Galbraith-Albutt (grade 7) with a run time of 18:10.72


Our top three middle school boy runners were:

  • Daniel Garfias (grade 7) with a run time of 14:28.09 (24th place out of 135 runners)
  • Andrew Burns (grade 7) with a run time of 14:59.74 (31st place)
  • Omar Gallegos (grade 7) with a run time of 15:52.28


A full list of week four middle school results can be viewed at


Looking forward to our final Middle School Cross Country championship race this Friday, October 22nd hosted by Our Lady of the Assumption School at Arroyo Verde Park in Ventura.  As the host of the meet, OLA still needs volunteers to act as course monitors to guide the runners along the race course.  Please sign up to volunteer at:

respect for life Holy Mother


Respect for Life Month - October

 Thank you for supporting our Middle School Students in their first Service Project. 


APA Board Corner: 

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

The Fall Harvest Picnic is fast approaching!  

This will be a fun-filled family day with kids activities, face painting, barbeque lunch, live music and cornhole.  Bring your family and friends! 

Save your spot for the Cornhole tourney, space is limited! 

Here are the  prizes for the Cornhole Tounament:

First Place: Island Packers

Enjoy an Islad Packers Cruise to the Channel Islands National Park. This gift certificate allows four (4) family members round-trip service to the Anacapa Island in 2021. $300 value. 

Second Place: Valentino’s Take & Bake Pizza

Enjoy the popular Valentino’s Pizza Party for your next family pizza night.  The gift certificate includes Pizza, Salad, and Cookie Dough to make homemade dessert. $100 value. 

Third Place: The Mighty Axe

Hurl real axes at wood targets in a safe, and lively environment. Compete with friends or foes! Great for B-day parties, corporate events, get-togethers. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Girf Certificate invludes 1-hour for two people. $ 75 value. 

Please  remember to pre-order hamburgers, hotdogs and Tifa Gelato for the barbeque luncheon.   

Fall Harvest Picnic begins at 11am on Saturday, November 6th.  All order and team sign up forms are in the school office.

save the dateSave the Date: Our next restaurant fundraiser will be on Sunday, October 24th 9am-3pm at Ruby's at 2508 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, Ca.   Phone: 805-383-9100.  Website:

Happy BirthdayThe digital marquee birthday flyer is available in the office.  Enjoy announcing your child's next birthday on the OLA marquee! Announcement cost is $10.

people around a table workingThe next APA meeting will take place on campus on Tuesday, November 9th at 6:30pm.  If you are interested in attending or joining the board please contact Jen Colitti at  

amason 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.


swab and test tube

COVID Test Site

We are partnering with COVID Testing Appointments, LLC to offer 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.  

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 2:40pm.   Thank you for your support and cooperation.  


front office hours

Office Hours: The best times to conduct school business in the office are 8:30am - 3:30 pm.  Please do not come in during dismissal.  We are calling students for pick-up and are unable to give you uninterrupted attention.  

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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: 

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 6pm – 7:30 pm) 

kids with stars above their headsStudent Learning Expectations (SLE’S)

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