News Notes for April 10, 2018

NEW LOOK FOR THE OLA WEBSITE! Our OLA school website has a new look. Months in the planning, the school website has been upgraded and reorganized. You will still go to but it is a new site. We know you will find it to be user-friendly. We encourage all parents to subscribe to the Assignments for your child’s teacher(s) and to explore the features of our site. Questions? Stop by and ask!


FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE - The Assumption Parent Board proudly presents the Father/ Daughter “Sweetheart” Dance.  Tickets for the dance have been extended to this Friday, April 13….corsages will not be guaranteed after that. Dads and male figures, it’s time to invite that special young lady for a fun and memorable night of games, dancing, and refreshments.  The dance will be held next Friday, April 20, 2018 from 6-9pm in the Mulcahy Center.  A photographer will be there to capture the special moments between you and your little lady.   Remember to bring canned food items for the food pantry drive. Your little lady will receive 1 bonus raffle ticket for every two items donated.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for parent hours, then please contact Monica Minoui at  We will need volunteers for set up, break down and during the event.


Mother-Son Bowling EventMoms and sons, get ready to strike up some fun! OLA will host a Mother-Son Bowling Event on Sunday, April 29 at 1 PM at Buena Lanes.


Alice In Wonderland – O My Theater, the Oxnard Musical Youth Theater directed by our own Mrs. Cheryl Kewley, will present Disney’s Alice In Wonderland at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center on April 27, 28, 29 and 30. Admission is free! Several OLA students are part of this show. For more information, visit


CHRISTMAS SHOW DVDS! We are proud to announce that DVDs from our OLA Christmas Show “A Christmas Carol”, starring our students in January, 2018, are available for purchase in the school office. The price is $5 each. Many thanks to Giang Nguyen and Adam Janis for their work in recording, editing and assembling these for our families!


CHANCE TO PURCHASE PERSONALIZED ITEMS ON SCHOOL PLAZA – We invite all school families and alumni to consider a donation to the new plaza at the front of the school. Information and naming opportunities went home a few weeks ago. This beautiful space has added safety and beauty to the school entrance, and provides space for prayer, instruction and gathering for social events. There are opportunities for donating to this project, including numerous opportunities to give, from pavers to fencing and entrances. This is a chance to invest in the school and have your family and childrens’ names on pavers to always be at the school. Please consider a gift in memory of a relative, school graduate or grandparent.


TUITION RATES FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR – There will be a small increase in tuition for next year, in order to cover cost-of-living salary increases for our hard-working teachers and staff. Here are the new amounts:


                                           ACTIVE CATHOLIC PARISHIONER

This discount is for families who are registered in Our Lady of the Assumption or another Catholic parish, attend Sunday mass regularly, and have contributed at least $520 in recorded parish donations during the 2017 calendar year.

                                           ANNUAL                         11 PAYMENTS


                1 CHILD                          5151                                                      468.27

                2 CHILDREN                  9298                                                      845.27

                3 CHILDREN                  12,994                                                       1181.27




         1 CHILD                                    6681                                                      607.38

         2 CHILDREN                  11,765                                                      1069.55

         3 CHILDREN                  16,487                                                       1498.82                 


APPLY NOW FOR FINANCIAL AID FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR: The 2018-2019 Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) application form must be completed and returned by any family requesting financial aid from our school. CEF forms may be picked up now in our school office, and must be filled out completely, with income verification attached. All applicants go online to secure an appointment to meet with a CEF representative on Monday, April 30 on the St. Bonaventure High School campus. At that time, your application will be reviewed and the required documents checked. Questions? Check with our office.

PRESCHOOL APPLICATION TIME - Preschool is accepting applications for the current school year and for the 2018-2019 school year. Apply online at Check out our preschool Facebook page, Our Lady of the Assumption Preschool in Ventura.


YEARBOOK NEWS: Yearbook ads are sold out…thank you! For those who already purchased ads, we need your pictures and personalized messages NOW! Please send them to Mrs. Smithson at .



  1. Please continue to use your visor tag. These are so helpful to us when we are trying to quickly identify your car and get your child’s name called, even more so on a rainy day. If you need an additional tag we would be glad to provide one for you.
  2. Parents and grandparents who walk up to the gate to pick up your child after school are asked to please wait until your child’s teacher brings the class out to the plaza. We have asked those waiting to please line up in order to keep the dismissal orderly and safe for our students.
  3. On rainy days, students are dismissed by name from their classroom. The parent line forms under the eaves of the school building, and staff valets assist with the carline.


SPORTS NEWS:                  The Sports Banquet honoring our Girls and Boys Basketball teams will take place on Tuesday, May 1 at 6 Pm in Mulcahy Center. Athletes, please turn in your clean jerseys right away!


Box Tops for Education Update – Please send in your clipped Box Tops next Tuesday, April 17. All your student has to do it: 1) Trim excess packaging 2) Check that the product code and expiration date are legible 3) Attach the box tops on the enclosed collection sheet …glue or clear tape only. No staples! Every collection sheet turned in equals ONE entry into a drawing for $10 in Scrip cards. Bring in two or more sheets to increase your chances to win!


SCRIP NEWS –Use the convenience of our office to purchase gift cards for restaurants, Starbuck’s, Von’s, Smart & Final, fast foods and more. Our school earns money for every sale of scrip. Scrip is available during office hours Mon- Fri. Remember that every $200 purchase of scrip = 1 parent hour.

We currently have a large supply of $100 Target gift cards. Stop by and purchase some before you go shopping!