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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 23, 2024

Tuesday in the Fourth week of Eastertide

Saints of the day ~ St George and St Adalbert

Acts 11:19-26. All you nations, praise the Lord – Psalm 86(87):1-7. John 10:22-30.

Do you believe?

What does it mean to ‘believe’ in Jesus? The scientists – and by that term I mean those who adhere to scientism – would tell us that we need concrete evidence in order to believe. They are perhaps similar to those who approach Jesus in the Temple in today’s reading. They’re not likely to ‘believe’ Jesus if he tells them he’s ‘the Christ’. They simply want him to say the words, so he might be reported as an agitator.

For those who follow Jesus, belief means something different. They don’t need ‘evidence’, because Jesus lives among them. For them belief means loyalty or dedication. What Jesus is saying is that to fully comprehend his words, one must fully embrace Jesus and his mission in the world. If one cannot do that, then no declaration, no miracle, no worldly evidence will be enough to bridge the gap to make you a believer.

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 26 

OLA Works of Mercy-Non Uniform Dress $1

May 3 

May Crowning-All School Mass 9:30

May 6 

No School

May 11 

First Holy Communion-2nd Grade

May 13 

All School Mass 8am-Attend with First Holy Communicates

May 14 

APA Board Meeting-6pm 

May 15 

Final Parent Hours Due


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

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Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

  • Best Day Ever/Parent Night Out Flyer

  • OLA Works of Mercy Flyer

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.

Re-Registration-All payments, full or partial, for registration for the 2024-2025 school year are due by Monday April 29th. Please return any remaining balance or the registration form and full payment as soon as possible. We will begin filling open spots in May. Please reach out to the school office if you have any questions. 


Cash prize winners from the raffle are:

1st prize-Doris Capra

2nd prize-The Thelen Family

3rd prize-The Hanson Family

Stay tuned for a recap of the “Seas the day to Support OLA” Auction Dinner and Raffle. 

Please return bidding paddles to the school office. 


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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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 jenniferbamieh@yahoo.com

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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, tap the menu button or on our website under quick links. This will generate a report that is given to teachers daily. Thank you!

Stay up-to-date with access to events, documents, news from administrators, student stories, and even emergency notifications.

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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 jennifer@olaventura.org.  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 lacatholics.org  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). 

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, please 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

  • 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: