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Our Lady of the Assumption

News Notes for May 15, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS!   We offer prayers and congratulations to our children who made their First Holy Communion over the weekend. Congratulations also to our MAY COURT, the students who led our May Crowning liturgy last Friday. They are eighth graders Kaelyn Savard, Greta Pankratz, Caitlin Berry, Joseph Poteracke, Austin Girardot, Tyler Reeder and Kindergartner Kiley Morris.


OLA Vacation Bible Camp 2018      “May the Lord Be With You” Calling all campers and star troopers! This summer come and have fun as we search the stars and grow in our faith together!  Our Lady of the Assumption Church is hosting Vacation Bible Camp for children entering grades K - 5. 

Location: Mulcahy Center at Our Lady of the Assumption

Dates: July 9th-13th   Time: 9am-12pm

Registration forms available in Parish office or register online through the link on the Parish website: .


Youth and adult volunteers needed! 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! We need you! Interested? Contact Richelle Bart at: or (805) 701-7193


USED UNIFORM SALE IS COMING: On Monday and Tuesday, June 4 and 5 we will host our annual Used Uniform Sale in the Mulcahy Center. Parents bring their children’s clean uniform items with payment envelopes and prices attached. The hall is open for parents to shop all day both school days, and after school. This is a no-host sale, not a school office sale. It’s a chance to get great deals on uniform items. Dennis and ProForma Uniform will NOT be doing on-site sales in Ventura this summer. New items may be purchased online or in their stores. The last week of school, June 4 - 8, will be Non-uniform Dress days for all students.


Non-Uniform Dress Reminder – Parents and students, please review the non-uniform dress guidelines, found online in our handbook. Modesty is the guide, and note that very short shorts are not appropriate and tight pants may not be worn. Leggings and jeggings are not appropriate for school if worn as pants, without a dress or longer top over. When in doubt, err on the side of modesty! Check with your child’s teacher or our office if you have any questions.


LAST DAY FOR A.R. TESTING – Please note that Friday, May 25 will be the FINAL DAY for students to take AR tests.


CHRISTMAS SHOW DVDS! DVDs from our OLA Christmas Show “A Christmas Carol”, starring our students in January, 2018, are still 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!


Student Council Elections – The election process is under way for next year’s middle schoolers running for Student Council office for 2018-2019. The campaign day will be Thursday, May 24 with speeches and voting on Friday, May 25.


KARMA DAY - The room parents from all grades will once again present Karma Day on Thursday June 7 from 11:30– 2:30pm.  If you would like to help with a game or activity, please volunteer. Any parent hours worked will count toward next year, so you can get a kick start on 2018-2019! If you can help, please contact any room parent from your grade or Inez Byars at .


HELP NEEDED – The OLA Parent Board is already busy planning exciting fundraising for next school year. We are looking for two parents who will co-chair our Read-A-Thon in September. Both need to be able to be at school in the mornings during the read-a-thon. This could be the perfect “job” for someone who is able to work on this two-week fundraiser and earn Parent Hours. Please contact Kristine Behrens for more information: .


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.


VILLANOVA SUMMER LEADERSHIP CAMPVillanova Prep will be hosting a summer leadership academy from June 28 – July 26 for entering 7th and 8th grade students. This is a chance to live for four weeks in the residence halls, make new friends, take academic courses, engage in leadership development, and join in exciting off-campus weekly trips. There are brochures in the school office to sign up. There are scholarship opportunities available to reduce the cost. Ask Mrs. Groff if interested.


SUMMER OPPORTUNITY – Our office has information about a summer opportunity for your child, the National Youth Leadership Foundation, which is offering Pathways To STEM, weeklong residential study/camp experiences at colleges and universities all over the country, including Occidental College in Los Angeles. Their website is: .


FULL PAYMENT TUITION OPTION - Interested in paying the 2018-2019 tuition in full? There is a discount for families who wish to pay full year’s tuition up front. Any family who pays the 2018 - 2019 tuition in full will receive a $100 per child discount, and the Smart Tuition fee of $50 will be waived. If you wish to take advantage of this option, please let Gina in our office know before the end of the school year.


Box Tops for Education Collection – Thank you for the great response on our BoxTop collection days! We will announce the winner of today’s drawing next week. Keep saving those boxtops over the Summer to support our school!


PARENTS – OUR PARISH NEEDS YOU! OLA Parish would like to train you to be a sacristan (setting up the altar for mass), eucharistic minister or lector (reader) at Sunday masses. This a way to enrich your spiritual life and add parent hours at the same time! Interested or like to know more? Please talk to Pat Groff or Deacon Don Huntley: .


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!


Parish Job Opportunity – OLA Parish is looking for a part-time person to coordinate the publication of the weekly bulletin, and maintain the parish website and various social media platforms. This person should be proficient in Microsoft Publisher, website maintenance and managing Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This position would also provide front office support. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. English-Spanish bi-lingual ability is preferred. An application and job description can either be picked up at the office or sent via email. For more information contact Lauren Burns at (805) 642-7966 ext. 101 or