Desert with Eastertide in the horizon

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 30, 2024

Tuesday in the Fifth week of Eastertide

Saint of the Day: St Pius V

Acts 14:19-28. Your friends tell the glory of your kingship, Lord – Psalm 144(145):10-13, 21. John 14:27-31.

A peace the world cannot give is my gift to you

‘Peace, I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.’ (John 14:27)

In today’s Gospel, Jesus warns his disciples not to be afraid. Even when he leaves them to go to the Father, they should remain in his peace. Jesus reminds us that peace will not come for the world, or from our jobs, friends, or security. Peace only comes from him. This peace that arises from Jesus, following his word and doing his will.

Lord Jesus, may we trust in your will and not let anxiety trouble our hearts and minds. May we do exactly what the Father tells us to do as you did.

Virtue for the month of April~   Forgiveness

Pardoning those who have offended you.


The act of forgiveness gets confusing when our feelings do not reflect the choice we make in our will.  It is a common experience that when we make the interior choice to forgive another, we still feel anger toward them.  But these feelings should not deter us, nor should we allow them to cause doubt in what we need to do.  Forgiveness is first an act of the will.  It’s a prayerful choice to say to another that you do not hold their sin against thgem.  Foreiveness does not pretend that no sin was committed.  On the contrary, if there were no sin committed, then there would be no need for forgiveness.  So, the very act of forgiving is also an acknowledgement of the sin that needs to be forgiven.  When you make the choice to forgive another, and if your feelings do not immediately follow after, keep forgiving them in your heart.  Pray for them. Try to change the way you think about them.  Do not dwell upon the hurt that they have inflicted.  Think, instead, about their dignity as a person,  the love God has for them and the love you must continue to foster for them.  Forgive, forgive, and forgive again.  Never stop and never tire of this act of mercy.  If you do this, you may even discover that your feelings and passions eventually align with the choice you have made. Forgive~

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 30 

Urbane Cafe Fundraiser-811 E. Thompson Blvd. 

May 1 

Art Trek Training 8:15-10:45 Mulcahy

May 3 

May Crowning-All School Mass 9:30 am

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

May 16 

Skating Plus Fundraiser 6pm-8:30pm

May 17 

Spring Concert 1pm-Mulcahy

May 24 

No School-Deanery Meeting

May 27 

No School-Memorial Day

May 31 

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

  • Skating Plus Sweetheart Skate “Ties & Tutus”

  • Summer Reading Skills Program Flyer

  • Spring Concert Flyer

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

Re-Registration-All payments, full or partial, for registration for the 2024-2025 school year were 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. 

Urbane Cafe Fundraiser

May Crowning

Congratulations to our 8th grade May Court:

Brenna, Isabella, and Savina 

Lukas, Henry, and Evan 

We will celebrate our May Crowning Mass on Friday at 9:30 am.  The Mass is hosted by our 8th grade class. 

Skating Plus Sweetheart Skate “Ties & Tutus

Spring Concert

Our music teacher Mr. Gonzalez is putting on a Spring Concert featuring all our students.  The Concert will be on May 17th at 1pm in the Mulcahy Center.  


The "Seas the Day to Support OLA" Auction and Dinner was a huge success! 

The APA was thrilled to see so many school families in attendance at the White House Beach Club. The evening was just perfect! Excitement was high for the Live Auctions, the Fork It Over, Cash and Tuition Voucher Drawings, and the dancing and entertainment! 

Cash Raffle winners were announced last week. The Tuition Voucher winners are:

Full Tuition at Parish Rate for one child: The Fernandez Family - Amaya, Alondra, and Alonzo

Half Tuition at Parish Rate for one child: The Smith Family - Parker and Asher

Congratulations to all winners!!!

We made huge steps toward our fundraising goals and toward being able to match OLA School's grant from the Shea Family Foundation - together, the Silent and Live Auctions brought in over $36,000!!! With this successful auction, you will see many improvements over the summer at OLA School that will benefit all students and staff. We can't wait to see the improvements when we come back to school in the fall.

Thank you to all APA Board Members for all your work in securing and working with the White House Beach Club team, for making the White House Beach Club look amazing with donated flowers and photo souvenirs of our children, for your incredible efforts to secure sponsors for the Auction, for your super successful work in obtaining auction items to make our Silent Auction full of incredible items that helped to make the auction a financial success. 

Thank you to all Room Parents for your hard work in creating not one but two auction items this year - a class project and a class Live Auction item!! 

A special shout out to the Raffle Team! Amber McCalister and Christen Dayton took on the monumental task of running the Raffle, tallying ticket sales and providing prizes including the Trolley visits to classrooms. 

It is thanks to the hard work of many members of the APA Board in addition to volunteers from OLA School that our Auction was so successful. We can't thank you enough!! 

Please return bidding paddles to the school office. 

Get ready to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week at OLA from Tuesday, May 7th to Friday, May 10th! Keep an eye out for communication from your Room Parents on how you can contribute to making this week extra special for our awesome teachers and staff.

Also, the APA Board has organized a professional car wash service to come to campus and pamper our hardworking OLA Staff! You can show your support by contributing here.

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

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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!

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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). 

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church ( Simi Valley) Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 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 inthe 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: