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Our Lady of the Assumption

News Notes for April 17, 2018


SCHOOL LITURGY AND BAPTISM – This Friday, April 20 we will have our monthly school liturgy at 9:30 AM. Our second grader Justin Alderman will receive the Sacrament of Baptism during this liturgy! Congratulations to Justin and his family!


SPRING PICTURES – Please return the money or pictures for the Spring Pictures. The due date was today, April 17. If you do not wish to purchase the photos, the packets must be returned.


NEW LOOK FOR THE OLA WEBSITE! Check out our new website, still located at The new site has additional features to better serve current families and also those checking out our school. We encourage all OLA 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 this Friday, April 20, 2018 in the Mulcahy Center. Check in is 6:00 – 6:30 PM. Don’t be late! The fun starts at 6:30. 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 could still use volunteers for set up, break down and during the event.


Mother-Son Bowling EventSign ups have been extended to Wednesday, April 18. Moms 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. This will be a very fun afternoon for moms, sons, grandmas, grandsons…… Your entry includes 2 games of bowling, bowling shoes, sweet treat and a souvenir photo. Along with this fun event, we are doing a canned food drive to benefit the OLA Parish Food Pantry. For every 2 items you bring, your son will receive one bonus raffle ticket for an amazing basket. Items needed are: soup, canned beans, pasta, tomato sauce, uncooked rice. If you have any questions, please contact Inez Byars at .


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! 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!


GET A PERSONALIZED PAVER FOR YOUR FAMILY ON OUR 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: Last call…all families applying for ANY financial aid for the 2018-2019 school year need to complete a CEF application NOW! 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 turn in your completed application and 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.


RELAY FOR LIFE – Saturday, May 5 at Buena HS!     OLA Parish and School are once again participating in this great event. We need student walkers and parent volunteers to join the team! On Saturday, May 5 the parish will participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event at the Buena High School soccer field. We need walker participants for one or more hours anytime from 12 noon – 5 PM. There will be games, food, music and lots of fun activities. Parent Hours are available for volunteers. For more information, contact Rochida McClure at (805)746-0727.



  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. Students stand on the patio with their class and listen for their name to be called.
  3. Parents and grandparents who walk up to the gate to pick up your child after school are asked to please line up in order to keep the dismissal orderly, quick and safe for our students.
  4. On rainy days, students are dismissed by name from their classroom. Siblings are gathered together. The parent line forms under the eaves of the school building, and staff valets assist with the carline.


SAVE THE DATE …VACATION BIBLE CAMP! Dates: July 9 – 13. Location: Holy Cross School. Our Lady of the Assumption Church invites you to put smiles on children’s faces and God in their hearts through this year’s Vacation Bible Camp (VBC). We are looking for individuals of all ages, including middle school and high school students, who may be available to share their gifts in support of this year’s VBC! There are many places to serve and help. VBC reaches so many children and families each summer and through you we can continue that reach this year. We need you! Interested? Contact Richelle Bart at or (805)701-7193.


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 – Keep saving those boxtops to support our school!


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