MIDDLE SCHOOL VALENTINE DANCE – will take place on Thursday, February 14 from 12 Noon – 2:30 PM in Mulcahy Center. This is for grades 6, 7 and 8. This is a dressy occasion with a special dress code. Middle school students have received a copy of the dress code.
Valentine Grams – Student Council will sell Valentine Grams beginning Tuesday, February 12. Students can purchase “grams” (messages) for $2.00 in their classroom this morning. Grams will be delivered the same day….in the afternoon of Tuesday, February. Parents may order grams in the school office before and after school on Tuesday, February 12. Student Council will sell Valentine Grams on Wednesday, February 13 before school in the library, while supplies last.
Mandatory Auction Donation Reminder – At the beginning of the school year, the APA Board sent home a summary of planned fundraising activities for the 2018 - 2019 year. As you know, our annual dinner auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We depend on EVERY school family fulfilling their minimum (and mandatory) obligations of selling at least 10 raffle tickets AND donating at least $25 to purchase gift cards. Kindly drop off your donations to Mrs. Ravenscroft in the office, as we are recording as families fulfill their obligation. And of course, we hope to see you at our “Bon Voyage” Dinner Auction event on March 30.
SCHOOL UNIFORM NOTE: As the weather has become cooler, students are wearing outerwear to school over their uniforms. Note that for students in K-8, all clothing worn at school must be uniform. Non-uniform jackets, raincoats and other apparel are not allowed. Our office sells crewneck sweatshirts year-round, as well as PE clothes. If you wish to order some warmer clothing, there are links on our school website to Dennis Uniform (sweatshirts, quarter-zips, sweaters) and Proforma (two styles of jackets, including a hooded rain jacket). Please be sure to put your child’s name in all their school uniform items. Check with us in the office if you have uniform questions. Note: Dennis Uniform is offering 15% off all purchases and free shipping through the end of January. Both uniform companies have links on our website.
The OLA Dinner Raffle Committee needs YOU! Our Dinner Auction will take place on Saturday, March 30. We are looking for 2 or 3 people who would be willing to help out with the planning and execution of the raffle which accompanies the annual Dinner Auction and Fundraiser. The Raffle timing is approximately 8 weeks prior to the auction. We are hoping to make the raffle different and more exciting this year for the students and we'd love to have YOUR input. If you think you'd like to help, please let us know in the office, or contact Jennifer Bamieh at (805) 340-9168 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW STUDENT APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 - 2020 SCHOOL YEAR - Please invite any friends who are considering our school to go online and apply for admission now. Some grades will have a waiting list for next year. NOTE: If you have a sibling whom you wish to attend OLA, YOU MUST APPLY NOW! THIS ESPCIALLY APPLIES TO KINDERGARTEN. All applicants for 2019 - 2020 are encouraged to attend our annual Open House this Thursday, January 31 at 6 PM.
Tuition Discount for Referring A Friend! The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has launched a Parent Referral Program. You and the referral will receive $100 off tuition for each referral that results in a new enrollment at a Catholic School. There is also a drawing for an iPad for referrals. Check out their website at www.CatholicEd.com/Refer.
Mother-Son Bowling Event – Moms and sons, get ready to strike up some fun! OLA will host a Mother-Son Bowling Event on Sunday, February 24 at 1 PM at Harley’s Camarillo Bowl. Sign up NOW to be a part of this fun mother-son event. Let’s not forget aunts, grandmothers, big sisters, significant female…..they are all welcome!
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN – All schools and religious ed programs in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are required to provide abuse prevention lessons to children each year. The program we use is called “Empowering God’s Children”, provided to us by Virtus. This year’s lessons focus on Boundaries and Bullying. Mrs. Groff is the instructor for the lessons, which will be done this week. We have copies of the program overview in the office for anyone who would like one. For more information, please contact Mrs. Groff or go to www.virtus.org.
BALLET - Happy New Year OLA Families! Mrs. Lyndsay Roark, after-school ballet teacher and OLA MOM, is offering a new session for Winter/Spring ballet classes! Two sessions are being offered:
Session 1 Begins THIS WEEK 2/6 through 4/3 and Session 2 Starting 4/10-5/29. Lessons go from 2:45 – 4:15 PM. Dancers may choose to participate in one or both sessions depending. Dancers will finish off our season this year with a wonderful collection of works to be performed for friends and family members held in Mulcahy Center Saturday June 1st at 1:00 pm. New Students are always welcome! Please email questions directly to Mrs. Roark at email@example.com or text to: 805-232-8526. Forms for registration can still be picked up in the office.
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.
CUB SCOUTS - Congratulations to the following Scouts who earned their Cub Scout Religious Emblems, presented at mass this weekend: Christopher Buehner, Ethan Montgomery, Gerald O’Brien, Tyler Musgrove, Eli Sassen, and Greyson Seguine earned the Light of Christ award, which helps first through second grade boys develop a personal relationship with Jesus by becoming a real person and a friend to them.
Daniel Garfias, Bradley Glyer, Matthew McReynolds, and Steven Montgomery earned the Parvuli Dei award, which helps third through fifth grade boys become more aware of God’s presence in their daily lives... in the home, parish, community and Scouting.
SPORTS NEWS: Our boys and girls basketball teams continue their game schedule. Scheduled games can be found on our website (Athletic Calendar tab) and there is also a copy of the schedules on the office bulletin board. GO DOLPHINS!
Box Tops for Education Collection - Please send in your clipped Box Tops next Tuesday, February 12. 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 for supporting our awesome school by saving your Box Tops!