From the Desk of the Principal…January 5, 2022


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A Blessed and Happy New Year to you and those you love! As we begin the new year of 2022, we join with you in prayer for health and happiness. Most especially, we raise our voices in prayer for peace throughout our world, and an end to the horrible pandemic, which has cost us so much these past two years.

Pope Francis reminds us to go to the manger for inspiration as we begin the New Year: "The manger challenges us not to give up on anything or anyone. To look upon the manger means to find the strength to take our place in history without complaining or being resentful, without closing in on ourselves or seeking a means of escape, looking for shortcuts in our own interest. Looking at the manger means recognizing that the times ahead call for bold and hope-filled initiatives. Looking at the manger means seeing how God gets involved by involving us, making us part of his work, inviting us to welcome the future courageously and decisively."1

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The Virtue  for the Month of January is Gratitude: Seeing everything as a gift & being thankful. 

Our students are learning the virtue of generosity through the Saints.  The Saints they will be learning from this month are St. Francis of Assisi for grades Preschool through Second grade, St. Julie Billart for grades three through five and St. Josemaria Escriva for grades six through eighth. 

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  • Presto Pasta fundraiser 1/19/22 (watch for flyer next week)

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*Save the date* Presto Pasta fundraiser, Wednesday January 19th, 2022. Flyer  will be sent home next week in the brown envelope. 

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OLA Spring Dinner Auction update-The annual dinner auction date has been rescheduled to Saturday April 30th, 2022 at the Poinsettia Pavilion from 5:30pm-10:30pm. Watch for more information early in 2022. 

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The next APA meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 6:30pm.  If you are interested in attending or joining the board please contact Jen Colitti at [email protected]  

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Student Council Sponsored Events for January:

We welcome everyone back! Wish you all a Happy New Year!

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


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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 or wait in line to pick up students. We are doing so to protect our vulnerable populations that are not vaccinated. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Date: September 29, 2021 • Time: 11am - 1


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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.”  Most results are in 24-48 hours.  

The testing packets are available in the office.  Our lab pick up days will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays by noon. 

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Office Hours: The best times to conduct school business in the office are 

8:30 am - 12:00

Lunch-Closed (12:00-12:50)

12:50 - 2:15pm 

 After Dismissal hours:


Please do not come in during dismissal. We are calling students for pick-up and are unable to give you uninterrupted attention.  The office is closed for lunch from 12:00 pm-12:50 pm, if your child needs to leave early from school please pick them up before 12:00 pm or after 12:50 pm.


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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 b[email protected]. 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. 

Classes on Campus will possibly resume in January 2022. 


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) 




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

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