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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 12, 2024

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Middle Street Baptist Church

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.

House of grace
In Hebrew Beth hesda means ‘house of mercy’ or ‘house of grace’ and this is a fitting name for the miracle that happened at this pool in Jerusalem. This place was chosen by Jesus to demonstrate the healing power of God, in contrast to the paganist belief of healing spirits found in the natural springs. 

The pool was also symbolic and references Jesus as the living water. Jesus is the fullfillment of the promised life-sustaining water for the people of the desert. While Moses provided water from the rock, Jesus himself is living water, which then flows from within the believer. As people are healed in the Gospels, the good news immediately bubbles up and pours forth to quench the thirst of others.

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Virtue for the month of March~   Respect

Recognizing the dignity of all people

Respect is an attitude of caring about people and treating each person with dignity. It is valuing both others and ourselves. Openlight Media Interactive Virtue Tree

Respectful people truly listen to others – are patient and considerate – are courteous and polite – care about the rights of others – and are interested in “creating a climate of goodness” wherever they are.

Respect is the most elementary thing that must be perceptible if people are to associate with each other as human beings. It must be shown irrespective of particular talents or accomplishments, but simply because the other person is a human being. 

Jesus sets for us an example of how we must treat others. Every person, because they are made in the image and likeness of God, deserves our utmost respect, and they deserve to receive that respect in a public way. We must continually seek to honor and respect others and express that honor and respect for others to see. This is especially difficult when the person we are called to show respect for is considered by others as “unclean.” The leper is only a symbol of the many types of people whom the world considers unclean and unworthy. Criminals, the poor, the confused, the sinner, the homeless, the political opponent and every other person in our world deserves our utmost respect and reverence. Doing so does not justify their sin; rather, it cuts through the surface and looks at their innate dignity.

The Saints we are walking with this month in our classes are:

St. Jeanne Jugan - Saints & Angels ...

PK - 2:    St. Jeanne Jugan 1792-1879

“Refuse God Nothing”

Saint Damien of Molokai Orthodox Icon ...

Gr. 3 - 5 :   St. Damien of Molokai 1840-1889

“Eucharist is the bread that gives strength.”

Saint John Paul II print — ELIZABETH ...

Gr. 6 - 8 :   St. John Paul II 1920 - 2005

“ I plead with you–never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.”

Calendar Highlights  

March 12 

APA Board Meeting 6pm-OLA School

March 13 

Pizza Man Dan Fundraiser 11am-11pm

March 15 

All School Mass-8am St. Patrick’s Day Mass

March 15 

2nd Trimester Awards Ceremony-1pm in the Church

March 21 

Skating Plus Fundraiser 6pm-8pm

March 22 

OLA Works of Mercy-Non Uniform Dress $1

March 27 

Noon Dismissal-Start of Easter Break-Non-Uniform Dress Day

March 28-April 7

Easter Break

April 8 

School Resumes

        Extended Day Care registration packets are available in the school office. 

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Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

  • Report Cards

  • Raffle Tickets

  • Pizza Man Dan’s Flyer

  • Parent Hour Summary

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

Lent menu for hot lunch-During the Lenten season which is now through March 28, our hot lunch provider, KB Catering, will not be preparing meals with meat on Fridays. If an order is placed in advance for a lunch on Friday containing meat, a substitution will be made with a vegetarian option. If a vegetarian option is not available, the meal will be substituted with cheese pizza. Please be mindful of this when placing orders for hot lunch from now until after Easter. 

Please feel free to contact Kurt at KB Catering or the school office with questions. 

School Office-805-642-7198/


Pizza Man Dan fundraiser, tomorrow March 13th from 11am-11pm. Please see the flyer in today's brown envelope for more information. 


Attention all card sharks and casino enthusiasts! It's time to shuffle up and play at St. Bonaventure's

Shamrocks & Shenanigans CASINO NIGHT!

Click the link below to purchase tickets 

Come join us on March 16th at Casino Night! An amazing night to benefit our student-athletes. There will be tons of food, fun, cheer, music and chances to win some awesome prizes like a beach house vacation and a Las Vegas vacation. More Prizes, raffles and giveaways all through the night! Also come see the coaches in action as servers, bartenders, wait staff, dealers and more!

Financial Aid Forms are available in the front office.  Representatives from CEF will be on the St. Bonaventure campus on March 21st 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 12th, 2024. 

Below is a walk-through of how parents can setup their appointments with CEF via our new Online System.

  1. Log on to

  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" webpage (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 Phone and Email in order to get text and email reminders) and SELECT “Save.”

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

Hot Lunch Helpers-Looking for a way to earn parent hours? 

We are always in need of parents to help sort and deliver hot lunches on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. 

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!! Lunch volunteers must be Virtus certified and fingerprinted through the Archdiocese. 

Lunch cancellation due to absence-Reminder-If you placed an order for hot lunch and your child will be absent please notify the caterer at 805-754-6220 before 9:00 am to cancel and receive a refund. Thank you!

Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found located outside the school office. With the weather changing students are going to need their sweatshirts and jackets. The basket is very full and growing daily! We also have a jar of small items found in the parking lot and around the school. If you are missing an earring, necklace, etc. please stop in and take a look. 

New OLA Long Sleeve PE Shirts-

We have added a long sleeve dri-fit PE shirt to our uniform options for PE days. Shirts are available in the school office all year long along with our standard PE t shirt, shorts and crew neck sweatshirts. The new long sleeve shirts are $16.00. Contact the school office to purchase or with questions. 

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Boys Basketball

OLA 44 vs Santa Clara 31

The creak of the floorboards, the echo of the bounce of the ball, and a spring in their step were all signs that something special was in store for our Dolphins. The rare treat to play in the Bonnie gym! 

The game was tight, and for the first half it threatened to go either way. With a string of three point shots from Lukas and Theo, we inched past the Saints. Max and Henry driving to the basket on the break, an unorthodox bank shot by Thomas, and increased rebounding by our big man Jackson, the boys then pulled ahead in the second half. Improved team defense, and more care of the ball paid off resulting in a true team win with everyone seeing some action on the court.

Playoffs here we come!

The boys will play Friday March 15, 3:30 here at OLA. 

Girls Basketball

Our girls continue to work hard and come together as a team. They have a playoff game this Thursday March 14th at Saint Mary Magdalen at 3:30pm Come out and support our girls!!

Check our app for complete schedules and scores.

          Goooo Dolphins!!

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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 2023-2024 school year  please contact Jennifer Bamieh

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

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School Office Hours

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


8:30 am - 12:00 pm


12:50 pm - 2:30 pm

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

After Dismissal hours:


Please do not come in during dismissal.  On regular dismissal days the time is from 2:35-3:05 and noon dismissal days the time is from 11:50-12:15. 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  You are also welcome to come into the office and pick up tests for your family.

Office of Safeguard the Children 

Zoom Protecting God’s Children and Keeping the Promise Alive 

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles mandates all clergy, staff, whether paid or volunteer, and all volunteers who work in any capacity with or around children, the elderly, or people with special needs to complete the initial three-hour VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children for Adults™ program. The program helps clergy, staff, volunteers, and parents to understand the facts and myths about child sexual abuse, how perpetrators groom children and young people, and how they, as caring adults, can learn and implement the important “Five Step Plan” to Protect God’s Children in helping to prevent child sexual abuse.

More than 150,000 clergy, staff and volunteers have participated in these training sessions throughout the five Pastoral Regions of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Please know you are welcome to attend a training at any  parish in our diocese.  To learn where the training is taking place visit  and under the pull down menu titled PROTECT/REPORT move your cursor to Safe SafeGuard the Children then to Education and Training. In that section you will be able to navigate to all the training sessions.  Our region is the Santa Barbara Region. 

Training at OLA: 

Protecting God’s Children (Initial Course). To register please call Dea Boheme for more information at 805- 390-1260.

Location: Santa Cruz Room

Keeping the Promise Alive (Re-Certification Course):  To register please call Dea Boheme for more information at 805- 390-1260.

Location: Santa Cruz Room

Upcoming Santa Barbara Region Fingerprinting Sessions

Arizona Fingerprinting Services

Student Learning Expectations (SLE’S)

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