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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…April 9, 2024

Tuesday in the third week of Eastertide

Acts 4:32-37.

The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty – Psalm 91(92):1-2, 5. John 3:7-15.

Are we sharing the best of ourselves?

The excerpt from the Acts of the Apostles 4:32-37 speaks directly to us as many Australians struggle with cost-of-living issues. Here we learn of the early Christian believers selling their possessions so that all would benefit and that property and goods were held in common. We know that this will not happen here, but it is a reminder that we can share what we have more equitably and that possessions do not take us to heaven. We speak often of the common good and know that every person has the right to shelter, food, safety, work and income and the dignity that goes with simply being a human being. What can we share of ourselves in a practical way that will help others, that will encourage and lift them up as was the example of the spirit of community in the early Church? Are we sharing the best of ourselves with others? What can we reasonably forgo that someone else may benefit? At what cost are we living today?

Virtue for the month of April~   Forgiveness

Pardoning those who have offended you.

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

Pre-K - Grade 2: St. Patrick

“God's love is unconditional, and He offers forgiveness to all who seek it.”

Grades 3 - 5: St. Margaret of Castello

“Oh, if you only knew what I carried in my heart, you would marvel!”

Grades 6 - 8:  St. Josephine Bakhita

“Be good, love the Lord, pray for those who do not know Him. What a great grace it is to know God!”

Calendar Highlights  

April 9 

APA Board Meeting 6:30 pm-OLA School

April 10 

Art Trek Training 8:15-10:45-Mulcahy

April 12 

All School Mass 9:30 am hosted by 3rd grade

April 18 

Spring Pictures

April 19  

Noon Dismissal

April 19 

“Seas the Day to Support OLA” Annual Auction Dinner-White House Beach Club

April 26 

OLA Works of Mercy-Non Uniform Dress $1

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

Results for parent communication envelope | TPT

Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

  • Vacation Bible Camp Flyer

  • OLA Parish Shred Event Flyer

  • “Seas the Day” Online Auction Flyer

  • Spring Picture Order Form

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

Yearbook Pre Purchase: Hardcover or softcover yearbooks are available for pre purchase.  Pre purchase orders are due in the school office by April 26th.


Thank you to our generous sponsor Seacliff Homes for their donation to our auction dinner-“Seas the Day to Support OLA”

“Seas the Day” To Support OLA “a Seaside Affair to Remember” Silent Auction is LIVE!!

Click on the link below to start bidding and also take a sneak peek at the Live Auction Items that will be available at the event. Some of the items you can bid on online are the class projects, 2024 OLA Christmas Program VIP Seating, 2024 OLA Graduation VIP Seating, hotel packages, sports tickets and so much more!!!

Bidding ends April 22nd!!

OLA Auction Raffle 4/9/24 Update!

You all are doing awesome on the Auction Raffle!  So far, we have raised $26,850!!  

Keep selling so we can reach our goal!  The sale ends at 3:30pm on Wednesday, April 17th, to be eligible for any prizes.  (The prize drawing will take place at the Auction on Friday, April 19th.)

Congratulations to the students who have sold 30 or more tickets so far (data as of Monday 4/8)!  You are rock stars!!  The students in the below families will get their name featured on the school marquee.  Be on the look-out for your child(ren)’s name!

Barker, Bothwell, Buck, Capra, Cazares, Cortez, Coultas, Dewey, Duddy, Ford, Greaney, Lincicum, McCalister, McFarlin, Meter, Minoui, Montgomery, Root, Ruiz, and Silva!

The “SS Dolphin Trolley” will visit classrooms again on Thursday 4/11!!!

If you sell an additional 10 tickets by 3:30pm on Wednesday 4/10, your student will earn the SS Dolphin Trolley in their classroom on Thursday!

Students who have not earned the Trolley yet need to sell at least 20 tickets.  Students who earned the Trolley prior to Easter Break need to sell at least 30 tickets to get it again.

Need More Tickets?

If you need more tickets, they are available in the School Office.  Stop by to pick them up or call the Office and ask for them to be sent home with your child.

We appreciate your support of this essential fundraiser for our school!  If you have any questions, please contact Christen Dayton or Amber McCalister at

The APA Board is looking for parents interested in planning and running our Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance that takes place in May. Please contact Jennifer Lincicum if you are interested.

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. 


Hearts and Happy Birthday Clip Art Free PNG Image|Illustoon

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

Reporting an absence:Clear An Absence | Little Lake Elementary School

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. Thank you!

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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. 

Protecting God’s Children (Initial Course 3 hours). 

Our Lady of the Assumption (Ventura): Saturday, April 20, 2024, 1 pm. This session is open to other parishes and school members, but you must call please call Dea Boheme for more information at 805- 390-1260. Training is in the Santa Cruz Room.

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church ( Simi Valley) Tuesday, June 11, 2024 6 pm. This Session will be conducted in Spanish, is open to other parishes and school members, plase call 805-279-5735 to make a reservation. 

Keeping the Promise Alive (Re-Certification Course 1 hour 30 minutes):

Our  Lady of the Assumption (Ventura) Saturday, May 18, 2024.  To register please call Dea Boheme for more information at 805- 390-1260. Training is in the Santa Cruz Room.

Upcoming Santa Barbara Region Fingerprinting Sessions

Arizona Fingerprinting Services

  • April 20, May 4, & June 8, 2024 - Mary Start of the Sea ~ Oxnard.  Please call 805-486-6133.

  • June 18, 2024 - Notre Dame School Santa Barbara.  Please call 805-965-1033

Student Learning Expectations (SLE’S)

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