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Our Lady of the Assumption

News Notes for February 19, 2019


The 2019 Dinner Auction Raffle is happening! Last week, each family received 20 raffle tickets to sell in support of our school and our "Bon Voyage" Auction fundraiser. Please read the paperwork that is included with the raffle tickets for important information about the Tuition raffle for school families and the Prize Baskets for student sellers.


The Tuition Raffle for families is the same as in years past. However, the Prize Baskets are a change from what has been done in the past. Students will no longer be receiving gift cards or small toys for selling raffle tickets…instead they will earn tickets that they can put into raffle baskets for chances to win those prizes. We will bring the baskets around to the classrooms as we are collecting tickets and let the children have a look at what is included in the baskets. Some highlights are a Disneyland Basket and a Video Gaming Basket. We hope these prizes will motivate students to sell tickets and earn additional chances to win! If your family needs them, additional raffle tickets are available in the office. The Bonus Tuition ticket return day is TODAY Tuesday, Feb. 19th. Tickets must be turned in by 3:00 today to earn bonus entries into the tuition raffle. In weeks to come, we will be notifying you in the newsletter about opportunities to sell tickets after Mass at Friendship Sunday as well as more information about prize winning opportunities for the students! We are looking forward to a successful raffle this year and can only have that happen with every family's help! Thank you in advance!


“BON VOYAGE” IS THE 2019 DINNER AUCTION! Make your plans to join us for our favorite event of the year, to take place on Saturday, March 30 at the Ventura Beach Marriott. This annual parent event is a major fundraiser for our school, and will be an evening of fine dining, live music, dancing and bidding on amazing auction items. Invitations will come home very soon. Note: The Ventura Beach Marriott is offering a special room price to OLA for a limited time. A one night’s stay on March 30 is $169. Use the code “Our Lady of the Assumption: when you make your reservation. THIS OFFER IS AVAILABLE ONLY UNTIL MARCH 1.


NOTE: The Captain’s Table is SOLD OUT!


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.


NOTE – CALENDAR CORRECTION – Parents, please adjust your calendars. Monday, March 11 is a NO SCHOOL day, accidentally omitted from our original calendar. We apologize for any inconvenience. Choice Lunch has been notified, so families who had lunch scheduled for that day should change it.


SCHOOL UNIFORM NOTE: 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). Both uniform companies have links on our website.


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.


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


PARISH SUPPORT REMINDER – Did you donate at least $520 to OLA Parish in 2018? This is a reminder that this minimum donation is required to continue to qualify for the parish tuition rate in 2019-2020. The parish recently mailed out donation letters for taxes for 2018. The amount they have recorded is what our office will use to determine if your family is eligible for the parish discount tuition rate for next year.


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!

APPLY NOW FOR FINANCIAL AID FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR: The 2019 - 2020 Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) application form must be completed and returned by any family requesting financial aid from our school. CEF forms may be picked up now in our school office, and must be filled out completely, with income verification attached. All applicants go online to secure an appointment to meet with a CEF representative on Thursday, March 7 on the St. Bonaventure High School campus. At that time, your application will be reviewed and the required documents checked. Questions? Check with our office.


BALLET – There is still time to join the new session for Winter/Spring ballet classes!

Session 1 started two weeks ago and goes through 4/3. Session 2 goes from 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. Please email questions directly to Mrs. Roark at 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.


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 – Save those boxtops! 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!