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Our Lady of the Assumption

News Notes for September 25, 2018

NON-UNIFORM DRESS THIS FRIDAY – This Friday, Sept. 28 we will have our first Non-Uniform Dress day of the school year. There is a reason we do not call it FREE dress…students must still be dressed appropriately for school. Please note the description of Non-Uniform Dress below (also in the parent handbook and on our website). During the year, some of these days will have special themes. This Friday’s theme is SPORTS. Students can wear a sports jersey or wear their favorite team colors: either OLA, high school, college, pro teams….. We ask that each student opting for the non-uniform dress please bring $1 to contribute to Student Council activities this year.


NON UNIFORM DRESS - On a “non-uniform“ day, students may wear t-shirts, jeans, shorts, dresses, skirts, capris, hats and socks of any color. All shirts and tops must have sleeves. NO sleeveless tops or shirts are allowed. Durable, comfortable shoes should be worn. Flip-flops and strapless sandals are not allowed. On non-uniform days that fall on a P.E. day students must wear shoes that do not restrict participation.


Unacceptable school attire includes, but is not limited to, crop tops, very short shorts, dresses or skirts, overly tight clothing, or extremely oversized clothing. For safety reasons, no dangling earrings or necklaces are allowed. Clothing with inappropriate wording or design is also prohibited. Jeans may be worn but should be free of tears/holes. If there is doubt about a specific item of clothing, it is best that the student not wear it.


GRADELINK – Parents, we suggest that you check Gradelink regularly to keep up on your child’s grades. Gradelink is used to verify grades for eligibility for sports and activities, with weekly grade checks beginning next week. Having difficulty logging in? Reach out to our office for assistance.


PARKING LOT - As a reminder, 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.     Morning drivers, please do not stop and let children out in the middle of the parking lot!! Our valet lane moves quickly and is safer for our children.


Makeup Picture Day – will be Friday, October 26.


LEGO LEAGUEOLA’s FIRST LEGO League (for grades 4 – 8) 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:                   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.


Ballet Classes – OLA mom and ballet instructor Lyndsay Roark is once again offering ballet classes at OLA. A flyer went home last week to grades K – 4 with information about the classes and a parent meeting this Wednesday afternoon. Instruction will be on Wednesdays after school, beginning next week…..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 was sent home last week.


SPORTS NEWS:                  The OLA Flag Football and Volleyball teams continue with weekly practices and games. Check out the Athletics calendar tab on our website to view the entire game schedule.


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.  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. Please note the flyer about scrip coming home today containing tips about online ordering.