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Our Lady of the Assumption

News Notes for September 4, 2018

GRANDPARENTS & FRIENDS DAY THIS FRIDAY - This Friday, September 7, we invite all our Grandparents and Friends to join us at school. Join us for school mass at 9:30 AM, and then come over and join us in the classrooms. We will also bless and install our 2018 - 2019 Student Council officers at the mass. Coffee and rolls for our guests will be compliments of our APA Board.   It is a Noon Dismissal Day.

Scholastic Book Fair – has been rescheduled for February 20 – 22, 2019. 

STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOK – All new families will receive a paper copy of our school handbook today. The entire handbook can also be found on the school website. We ask all parents to read the handbook, then sign and return the acknowledgement. 

GRADELINK – Gradelink is a web-based program that allows teachers to post grades, and allows parents to view students’ grades and keep up on assignments. Login info was sent home last week to all families. If you have any difficulty logging in, or find yourself locked out, call the office.

PARKING LOT - Thanks to everyone for their cooperation and safe driving in the parking lot. If you are driving through the line after school, please assist us by using the FAMILY VISOR TAG in your car – it will help us identify your vehicle and get your child to you more quickly. Need a second one for grandma? We have additional ones in the office. As you can see, our entire staff is out there working hard to make our system work smoothly. Notes: There is NO LEFT TURN from Dunning Street into the carline in the morning or afternoon. This stops traffic and is unfair to cars patiently waiting in line. If you come in from Telegraph Road to Dunning, please go around San Luis Street and join the end of our carline. For safety, be sure to use the crosswalk to walk your child across the lanes. No dropping off in the drive-through lane, please! 

PICTURE DAY – Will be on Thursday, September 13. Order envelopes are coming home in today’s envelope. Students wear school uniform for these photos. WE COULD USE ONE PARENT AS A PHOTO HELPER on this day, from 8 AM – Noon. Earn parent hours AND get a free packet of pictures for your child! Contact Gina Ravenscroft in the office if interested: (805)642-7198.


LUNCH HELPERS NEEDED: Parents, we can use your assistance every day with lunchtime supervision (12 Noon until 12:45 PM). School staff members supervise the lunch tables and play areas, but we can use additional helpers. It’s a fun way to spend some time with your children and assist us too. Consider coming at lunch ANY FULL SCHOOL DAY. Simply sign in by the office, pick up a Lunch Helpers Guide, wear a name tag, and check in with Pat Groff for directions. Each 45 minute lunch period you are here earns you ONE PARENT HOUR. We ask that all parents assisting at lunch or in a classroom on a regular basis take the Virtus Protecting God’s Children class offered by the parish. Details on upcoming classes are below.


P.E. SCHEDULE:   All grades have PE class two days each week. On the day students have PE, they come to school dressed in PE clothes, and wear them all day. In cool weather, students may wear uniform sweatshirts and ANY navy blue sweat pants over their PE clothes. P.E. clothes are available for purchase in the school office. Here is the schedule for weekly PE:

                  K                  Tues, Thurs                                                      5                  Mon, Wed

                  1                  Tues, Thurs                                                      6                  Tues, Thurs

                  2                  Tues, Thurs                                                      7                  Wed, Fri

                  3                  Mon, Fri                                                      8                  Mon, Wed

                  4                  Tues, Thurs


SCHOOL UNIFORM – Our students look great in their uniforms! As a reminder, students are required to be in uniform (or P.E. clothes on the appropriate day) every school day. All uniform items, including sweatshirts, MUST have the OLA logo and Dennis Uniform tags. Please note the rules for black shoes (page 19 of the Student-Parent online handbook). Quarter-zip sweatshirts, as well as a variety of optional sweaters, are available from Dennis Uniform. Proforma (link on our website) sells uniform polos, jackets and track suits. Our office sells crewneck sweatshirts, as well as PE clothes. Parents, please put your child’s name in all outerwear!!!


PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN is the initial VIRTUS training session required for adults who come into contact with children in their ministries. The program covers the requirements for an effective prevention program. The training is good for FOUR YEARS. WE ASK THAT ALL SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS TAKE THE TRAINING. For questions, call Dea Boehme at (805) 390-1260. IT IS ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT PARENT VOLUNTEERS BE LIVESCANNED FOR THE SCHOOL.        

These are upcoming Virtus training classes here at OLA:


Monday, September 17

6-9 pm

OLA Parish Youth Room                           Call for a reservation to attend: (805)390-1260


Monday, September 24

6-7:30 pm

OLA Parish Youth Room                                    Call for a reservation to attend: (805)390-1260


Saturday, September 15

Sacred Heart Church, Ventura                        Call for an appointment: (805)647-3235 x300

Our school office has information for other Virtus trainings and Livescan fingerprinting near our area.


OUTDOOR MASS – Our Lady of the Assumption Parish’s OUTDOOR MASS AND PICNIC will take place on Saturday, September 15 on the back lawn of the school, with Mass beginning at 4 PM. This is a wonderful day of prayer and fellowship, not to mention great food and entertainment. We encourage ALL school families to attend. RSVP for the mass at the church office or on their website (a link can be found on ours). Opportunity for Parent Hours: All school families are asked to contribute to this event by bringing a case of 16 oz bottled water. This can be delivered to the school up to two days before the event. For every $15 you spend, one parent hour is earned.  


SPORTS NEWS:                  The OLA Flag Football and Volleyball teams begin assessments and practices this week. All practices and games will after school on weekdays, and our teams play in a league versus other Catholic schools. Games will begin the week of September 17.


Box Tops for Education Collection - Welcome back to school!  It's time to send in all of the Box Tops that were saved over the summer!   Each Box Tops for Education coupon submitted is worth 10 cents, and they can be found on the packaging of many common household products, including General Mills cereals, Nature Valley, Annie's, Zip-Lock, Yoplait, Kleenex, Lysol, and Hefty brands.  Last school year we collected 7,315 Box Tops, which is $731.50 in cash for our school.  Thanks in advance for saving your Box Tops in 2018-2019!


Please send in your clipped Box Tops next Tuesday, September 11th.   All your student has to do is: (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, please! (No staples.)   Every Collection Sheet turned in equals ONE entry in a drawing for $10 in Scrip Cards. Bring two or more sheets and increase your chances to win!  Thanks again for supporting our awesome school!


SCRIP NEWS - We have scrip (gift cards) for sale… check out our inventory in the office, or place an order from our large list. Use the convenience of our office to purchase gift cards for restaurants, Starbuck’s, Von’s, Smart & Final, many fast foods and more. Our school earns money for every sale of scrip. Scrip is available during office hours Mon- Fri.   Every $200 purchase of scrip = 1 parent hour.