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Mission Statement: Our Lady of the Assumption School Commits itself to provide an education based on catholic values and academic excellence in a caring and safe atmosphere in  partnership with the family and parish  community.

                 From the Desk of the Principal…February 28, 2023

Tuesday of the First  Week of  Lent  

Saint of the Day:  Venerable William Gagnon (1905 - 1972)

Isaiah 55:10-11. From all their afflictions God will deliver the just – Psalm 33(34):4-7, 16-19. 

Matthew 6:7-15.

This is how to pray

Today’s readings are a textbook on how to pray. The Lord’s Prayer is given by Jesus in response to the disciples’ request that he teach them how to pray. This beautiful prayer contains all that is needed to follow Jesus in right relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and in peace with God, ourselves and our brothers and sisters. It is a recipe for peace and justice, a rule of life and an assurance of God’s loving care for us. In your prayer today, take one phrase or word spoken by Jesus, and ponder it in your heart in the context of your life. ‘Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven.’ Always begin as Jesus does, with the Father. That is how to pray. And know that the Lord is close to the broken-hearted.

Virtue of the Month of January is Cheerfulness~ Looking on the bright side.

Our Saints this month:

Grade PK- 2:  St. John Bosco

Grade 3 - 5:  St. St. Philip Neri

Grade 6-8: Blessed Miguel Augustin Pro

Cheerfulness : Looking on the bright side. 

Cheerfulness is the virtue that helps us to be joyful, even when themes are hard.  God loves us and wants us to be truly happy.  We can think and act in a way that is gloomy, forgetting tGod, and dragging ourselves and others down, or we can count our blessings.  Praise God for his goodness, and lift everyone up toward Him.  So make the choice to be joyful in the Lord and spread hope through joy!

Daily School Schedule - Petra Christian Academy

Calendar Highlights  


March 3                        Scouting for Food Collection Day

March 5                        OLA School Sponsored Donut Sunday   for  Parishioners 

March 7                        Beginning of 3rd Trimester

March 8                         Art Trek Training-Hurley Hall 

                                              8:15 am-10:45 am

March 11                       Kindergarten Testing

March 12                      Daylight Saving Time-Spring Forward

March 14                     APA Board Meeting-6:30 pm-OLA School

March 15                     2nd Trimester Awards Ceremony-1:30pm  in the Church

March 17                    All School St. Patrick’s Day  8:00 am Mass  with Parish 

Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

Please remove contents, complete and return any forms, sign and return the Brown Envelope every Wednesday. 

  • Re-Registration form for 2023-2024 School Year

  • See’s Candy Order Form

  • Yearbook Ad Form

  • Cinco de Mayo Sponsorship Information

  • Scouting For Food Collection Bags

Parent Volunteer Hour Opportunity

Sunday March 5, 2023 OLA School will be hosting Donut Sunday for parishioners after the 8am, 9:30am and 11am mass. We are looking for 5 families for each mass to help set up and distribute donuts and coffee to the parishioners. Children are encouraged to accompany parents and wear their school uniform. This is a great way to earn a few parent hours. Please click the link below to see the available slots on Sign Up Genius. Thank you!

Donut Sunday Sign Up Link

Scouting for Food/OLA Cub Scout Pack 3192 will be collecting food this Friday. Bring nonperishable goods in the bag provided or in a box to the morning drop off area on Friday March 3 between 7:30 am and 8:30 am. 

See’s Candy Fundraiser

Looking for the perfect addition to your Easter basket or just a sweet treat for someone special this Easter? 

Our See’s Candy fundraiser starts today and goes through March 22. We have two easy ways to order-online Yum-Raising Store and standard paper order forms. 

Online sales will be shipped directly while those ordered on the order form will arrive at school the week of April 3 for pick up. 

Share the Yum-Raing link with out of town family and friends as well as share on social media, ordering is open to all! 

OLA Yum-Raising Shop Link

Thank you for supporting our wonderful school! 

Questions, call or email the school office. 805-642-7198/jennifer@olaventura.org

TK & Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2023-2024

TK & Kindergarten Registration - If you have a child that will be entering  TK or Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year, please fill out the online application and submit ASAP. Screening letters have been sent to those who have applied. 

Lost and Found-Please check the lost and found located outside the school office for missing items. 

Reporting an absence:

If your child will be absent from school, please complete the Absent Reporting form. This form can be found on our app under Documents or on our website under quick links. This will generate a report that is given to teachers daily.    Thank you!


Dolphin sticker" Sticker for Sale by ClothClub | Redbubble

OLA Sports Center

Both boys and girls basketball seasons are in full swing. Check the OLA app for game days, locations and scores. Come out and support our teams!!                    

Go Dolphins!


Our annual spring auction and raffle is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We raise much needed funds for school improvements that benefit all families and children at OLA. This year, some of the improvements that Ms. Fussell hopes to include installing a camera for security at the front gate, installing solar panels so that the school can eventually add air conditioning and not overwork our dated electrical infrastructure, and building a restroom for the TK classroom. 

The APA Board has planned the auction this year with a Cinco De Mayo Theme. It will take place May 5, 2023 at the Poinsettia Pavilion, from 5:30pm until 10:00pm. As we are saying, "No time to Siesta, let's Fiesta!" 

There are many aspects to making sure this event is successful and goes off smoothly. The APA Board members are a small and mighty group, but we would love to have as many school families as possible join us in making it an even more successful event. To this end, we have formed committees to spread the work among all Board members. If you are interested in helping out with a certain committee, you can contact me and I can put you in touch with the appropriate Board person. 

As always, you will earn parent hours for all hours you volunteer helping out with the Auction and Raffle.

If you are unable to volunteer to help but have a connection for any of the above committees (printer, drink or food vender, auction items, etc), please reach out to me. 

Thank you for taking your time to help make our school the best learning environment for our children! 

Jennifer Bamieh


(805) 340-9168

The digital marquee birthday flier is available in the office.  Enjoy announcing your child's next birthday on the OLA marquee! Announcement cost is $15

The APA Board would like to thank all the wonderful  families of OLA for volunteering and participating in the many fundraising efforts this year. If you are interested in joining for the 2022-2023 school year  please contact Jennifer Bamieh jenniferbamieh@yahoo.com    

Please call Dea Boheme at (805) 390-1260  to reserve a spot. Protecting God's Children (Initial training, 3 hours)


Training Dates for March will be coming soon. 

 School Office Hours

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The best times to conduct school business in the office are:


8:30 am - 12:00 pm


12:50 pm - 2:30 pm

After Dismissal hours


Closed for Lunch(12:00-12:50)


Please do not come in during dismissal from 2:30pm-3:00pm. We are calling students for pick-up and are unable to give you uninterrupted attention.  The office is closed for lunch from 12:00pm-12:50pm, if your child needs to leave early from school Please pick them up before 12:00 pm or after 12:50pm.

At Home Rapid Covid Test kits: Test kits are available in the office.  Please contact Jennifer Colitti at jennifer@olaventura.org.  You are also welcome to come into the office and pick up tests for your family.

Student Learning Expectations (SLE’S)

OLA Students aim for the S.T.A.R.S when they: