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Our Lady of the Assumption

News Notes for September 18, 2018

GRADELINK – Parents, we suggest that you check Gradelink regularly to keep up on your child’s grades, particularly if you have a middle schooler. Gradelink is used to verify grades for eligibility for sports and activities. Having difficulty logging in? Reach out to our office for assistance.

SCHOOL FORMS DUE NOW! Please return your completed school info/emergency information forms. These are essential for us to contact you quickly. Those families whose forms are not yet in are receiving a new set today!! 

PARKING LOT - As a reminder, please use the FAMILY VISOR TAG in your car – it will help us identify your vehicle and get your child to you more quickly. Additional visor tags are available. 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.     Please do not stop and let children out in the middle of the parking lot!!


Makeup Picture Day – will be Friday, October 26.


LEGO LEAGUE - Hey, all LEGO fans!! It is that time again.  Our LEGO League meets on Fridays in the computer lab from 3 – 4 PM.  We are working on a new challenge and have started building the mission models. If you are currently a member, or have wanted to join before, but never have, come join us! We could use more parent coaches…if interested, contact Mrs. Schiemann at

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


GOLF TOURNAMENT HELP NEEDED – We are still looking for parent volunteers to help with the OLA-St. Bonaventure Golf Tournament on Monday, November 5. This is a great way to earn lots of parent hours. If you are interested in being a part, contact Gina Ravenscroft in our school office.


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 and then a recertification class must be done. WE ASK THAT ALL SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS BE TRAINED. For questions, call Dea Boehme at (805) 390-1260. IT IS ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT PARENT VOLUNTEERS BE LIVESCANNED FOR THE SCHOOL.        

The next recertification class at OLA will be:


Monday, September 24

6-7:30 pm

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

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


OLA Girl Scouts – looking for new members! Are you a middle school girl who thinks she might like to work as a counselor-in-training at a sleep-away camp next summer?  Do you love outdoor activities and crafts?  Do you think you'd like to help heal our environment?  If any of this sounds interesting, please come to a Girl Scout information meeting on Saturday, September 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the Parish House.  A flyer is coming home today to girls in grades 6, 7 and 8. Please contact Rochida McClure at (805) 746-0727 to learn more.


Ballet Classes – OLA mom and ballet instructor Lyndsay Roark is once again offering ballet classes at OLA. A flyer is coming home today to grades K – 4 with information about the classes and a parent meeting. Instruction will be on Mondays after school, beginning October 3.


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


NAMING OPPORTUNITIES ON OUR SCHOOL PLAZA – We invite all school families and alumni to consider a donation to the school plaza. There are still opportunities for donating to this project, including numerous opportunities to give. 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. An updated flyer indicating available naming items is coming home today.


SPORTS NEWS:                  The OLA Flag Football and Volleyball teams continue with weekly practices. Games begin this week, with the girls playing on Thursday. The boys’ first game will be next week, as they have a bye this week.


Box Tops for Education Collection – Thanks to everyone who saves boxtops for our school. 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.  Congratulations to our September Boxtop drawing winner, Greyson Seguine, who won a gift card. Keep saving those boxtops!


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.