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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…March 21, 2023

Tuesday of the Fourth  Week of  Lent  

Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12. 

The mighty Lord is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge – Psalm 45(46):2-3, 5-6, 8-9. 

John 5:1-3, 5-16.

Pray for a guide

Some of us carry heavy burdens of ill-health or grief for many years. As Christians we struggle with our image of God. Shouldn’t a good God free us from this burden as soon as we ask? Is not the mighty Lord our help and refuge? Have I done something wrong? Perhaps if we can find a small starting point of divine love, like uncovering the headwaters of a river, then we may slowly trace its increasing flow in our lives. Pray for an angel, a saint, a deceased loved one, to guide you along its course, to discover its increasing depth and power, and how it provides you with what you seek.

07 – Temperance | Diocese of La Crosse

 Learning Temperance

The virtue of temperance is about practice self-control it helps you control your actions, thoughts, and feelings .  Our bodies need that gas that helps it grow and flourish like food, water , exercise and rest. Termerance help you balance what your body needs without have too much or too little of it. Like all the virtues, temperance must be learned through practice and patience.  While it may not sound like much fun, the only real way to become temperate is through prayer and self-denial.  In other words, you have to tell yourself no now and then. 

Virtue for the Month of March is Temperance ~ Enjoying things in a proper balanced way.

Our Saints this month:

Grade PK- 2:  Saint Teresa of Avila ~ Feast Day October 15 

Grade 3 - 5:  Saint Camillus de Lellis ~ Feast Day July 18 

Grade 6-8: Venerable Matt Talbot (1856-1925, Ireland) Declared “venerable in 1973.  “ Three things I cannot escape: the eye of God, the voice of conscience, the stroke of death.  In company, guard your tongue. In your family, guard your temper.  When alone , guard your thoughts” - Venerable Matt Talbot

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Calendar Highlights  


March 21                   OLA School hosts Parish Lenten Soup Supper

March 24                 Jean for Jesus-Favorite Character Theme

March 24                 Social Tap Fundraiser 11am-11pm

March 31                  Spring Picture Day

April 4                        APA Board Meeting-6:30 pm-OLA School

April 6-16               Easter Break

April 6                       Holy Thursday

April 7                       Good Friday

April 9                       Easter Sunday

April 17                     School Resumes

April 18-21             6th Grade Outdoor School


  Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

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

  • Cinco de Mayo Raffle Information Flyer

  • Spring Pictures Order Form

  • Jeans for Jesus Flyer

  • Summer Reading Skills Program Flyer

  • Cinco de Mayo Auction Invitation and RSVP card

Re-Registration 2023-2024 School Year

Re-registration is taking place now through Mar 31, 2023. Forms were sent home for all students entering 1st grade through 8th grade. Please return your form with your deposit to the school office by March 31st. For ALL students it is important we receive your form either with payment or the box checked that you are not returning asap so we can begin to notify new applicants. Spots will only be held until March 31, at that point we will begin to fill classes with new students. If you have any questions please contact the school office-805-642-7198/jennifer@olaventura.org

Financial Aid Forms are available in the front office.  Representatives from CEF will be on the St. Bonaventure campus on May 3rd and May 4th for On-Site Processing.  To secure one of these spots parents are encouraged to set up  online appointments.  If you are unable to meet in person with a CEF Representative mail in applications will be accepted until  April 21st, 2023. 

   Online Appointments: 

  1. Log onto www.cefdn.org

  2. At the CEF Home page, on the top menu bar hover over the CONTACT US link and a drop-down menu will appear, SELECT “TAP Appointments”

  3. SELECT “CLICK HERE” on the “TAP Appointments” web page (Make sure to turn off any “pop-up Blockers”)

  4. SELECT “Next” on the Welcome Screen

  5. Choose a Location where your students will be attending (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL) and SELECT “Next”

  6. Choose a Time to meet with CEF Representatives and SELECT “Next”

  7. Enter in your information to reserve your appointment ( make sure to enter your Cell and Email in order to get text and email reminders) and SELECT “Save”

  8. Please print or save the confirmation pages for your records.  Please note the Host Site where you will be meeting with CEF Representatives. 

Spring Pictures

Spring Portraits Our Lady of the Assumption School

Friday, March 31, 2023 

ALL students will be photographed! Orders placed by Picture  Day will be delivered to the school within a few weeks.  Orders may be placed after Picture Day.  

  Some tips to help create a special portrait: 

 Select clothing that fits your child’s personality. 

Solid colored clothing is less distracting than busy patterns or stripes. Accessories should be simple and not distracting. Please follow the non uniform guidelines in te parent/student handbook

Order Online :


Use Order Code: 77284R 


Contact us at (916) 259-1356  or Support@LMSEP.com  

Smile and see you on Picture day!

Spring pictures are a fun time to photograph siblings together. You must notify the school office prior to picture day to ensure your children will be photographed together. Please email olaoffice@olaventura.org with your request. Thank you!

See’s Candy Fundraiser Ends Tomorrow

Don’t forget to turn in your order forms.

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 end March 24th and 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

Lunch Helpers Needed:

Hot lunch is still going strong. Helpers are always needed to sort and distribute the hot lunches. Please arrive between 11:30 and 11:40. Lunch sorting is done by 12:10. Helpers will receive 1 parent hour for helping. Remember if you stay for lunch duty until 12:40 you receive 2 parent hours. That sounds like a win-win!!

Student Council

During Lent our Student Council members will be leading the students in a few activities. Each week they will be teaching about the 3 pillars of Lent. First they will be spinning the “Fasting Pinwheel”. Ask your child what they are fasting from and also what they are replacing the item with. Each class does this as a whole. The Student Council is also leading each class in daily prayer that changes weekly as well as continuing Almsgiving by collecting money for those in need in Turkey, Syria and Ukraine. 

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

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!


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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!


The APA Board is excited to announce that the Invitations for our Cinco de Mayo Auction and Dinner Fundraiser are enclosed in today’s Family envelope. 

This is our largest fundraiser of the year and an opportunity for us to gather together as a school community. We hope you will consider attending the Live Auction and Dinner event on the evening of May 5th at the Poinsettia Pavilion. We will have Classroom auction projects on display, a fun and exciting Live Auction, the drawing of our Raffle winners, and much more fun! Additional auction items will be featured in an online Silent Auction that will be held in the days prior to the Cinco de Mayo event, so friends, family, and parents who cannot attend the auction can still have a chance to bid on some fun items to support our school. Keep your eyes on the News Notes for information regarding the start of the Online Auction and how you can get in on the bidding fun.

If you have any questions about the Cinco de Mayo event or the APA Board, please contact Jennifer Bamieh at (805) 340-9168 or at jenniferbamieh@yahoo.com.

The APA Board looks forward to seeing and meeting many of you on May 5th! 

“No time to Siesta, let’s Fiesta!”

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 April 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: