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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 16,  2022

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The Virtue  for the Month of February is Mercy : Caring for those who suffer.

The Works of Mercy

Mercy is one of the fruits of charity, which enables us to show love and compassion to those who are suffering in any way, whether in mind, body, heart, or soul.  When Catholics serve others, they give witness to Jesus Christ.  As acts of love that help us care for the needs of others, the Works of Mercy are an opportunity for Catholics to give witness to Christ Jesus. He entrusted his followers the responsibility of caring for others. One way that Catholics fulfill this responsibility is by performing the Works of Mercy.  The Works of Mercy are an opportunity for Catholics to give witness to Christ.  The Works of Mercy are divided into two categories:  The Corporal Works of Mercy (dealing with the body) and the Spiritual Works of Mercy ( dealing with the mind, heart, and soul)

Corporal Works of Mercy

The Corporal Works of Mercy are acts of love that address the physical and material needs of others.  

  • Feed the Hungry

  • Give drink to the Thirsty

  • Clothe the Naked

  • Visit the Imprisoned

  • Shelter the Homeless

  • Visit the Sick

  • Bury the Dead

Spiritual Works of Mercy

The Spiritual Works of Mercy address the needs of peoples’ minds, hearts, and souls. 

  • Admonish the Sinner (Give correction to those who need it)

  • Instruct the Ignorant. (Share our knowledge with others)

  • Counsel the Doubtful (Give advice to those who need it)

  • Comfort the Sorrowful ( Comfort those who suffer)

  • Bear wrongs Patiently (Be patient with others)

  • Forgive all Injuries (Forgive those who hurt us)

  • Pray for the Living and the Dead

All the Works of Mercy are practical ways for disciples of any age to live out the Catholic faith using their gifts, talents, and  treasure. Performing just one of the Work of Mercy has an impact on our world.  The Works of Mercy are powerful ways to show love to others. 

Our students are learning the virtue of mercy through the example of  the Saints.  The Saints they will be learning from this month are St. John Vianney for grades Preschool through Second grade, St. Faustina Kowalska for grades Three through Five and St. Teresa of Calcutta for grades Six through Eighth. 

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Readings for Wednesday, March 16~ Week 2 of Lent

Jeremiah 18:18-20. Save me, O Lord, in your steadfast love – Psalm 30(31):5-6, 14-16. Matthew 20:17-28.

Trust, not pettiness

Today’s Gospel sounds so familiar. It could be set in many modern workplaces, from Parliament House to the local primary school. Here are people jockeying for position. A mother tries to push her sons up the ladder of success, playing the game. The colleagues of those people are then indignant. Maybe they want good positions in the kingdom. This is the world of ambition, status and jealousy.

Jesus calls it out for what it is. Pettiness. When he calls his friends to one side, he is looking for people to trust. Three times in today’s Gospel he explains what his kingdom is about. He will be mocked and scourged and crucified. Belonging to his kingdom means drinking from the same cup. His followers must be servants and slaves. Seldom do we find such a stark contrast between two ways of thinking. We can all be self-focused, looking for a soft option. God offers something else.


Student SurveyLast Chance for Parent Survey:

Please take the time to help us to determine your perspective of our strengths and areas of concern so we as a team can meet the needs of your children.  It is our continuous goal to improve student learning and high achievement at our school.  Thank you again for your valued feedback.

Contents of Brown Envelope

  • Men’s Group Shredding Event Flier

  • Yearbook Order Form

  • Yearbook Ad Form

  • Starry Nights City Lights Auction Dinner Invitation

  • Auction Raffle Information Flier

Calendar Highlights                                        

  • Wednesday, March 16 Boys Basketball home vs. St Mary Magdalen 2

  • Friday, March 18 No School-RE Congress

  • Monday, March 21 No School-RE Congress

  • Monday, March 21 Chuck-E-Cheese Fundraiser Noon-9pm

  • Wednesday, March 23 See’s Candy orders and money are due

  • Thursday, March 31 Spring Pictures

Registration — Jin-A Child Care Center

Re-Registration Forms: Please return the form even if you are not returning next year. Please return the form for returning students with money by April 8th with the balance due by May 6th.

Student Council Activities during Lent:

  • The Student Council will be praying the Stations of the Cross with each class during Lent in the Mulcahy Center.

  • In addition, the Student Council will be focusing on the three “Pillars of Lent,” Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting.

  • The 8th grade Student Council members will be focusing on “Almsgiving”

The 7th grade Student Council members will be focusing on “Prayer”

  • The 6th grade Student Council members will be focusing on “Fasting”

  • This week the 7th grade Student Council will be saying a daily prayer with the classes.

OLA Parish News:


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Mulcahy Center 

Monday thru Friday

Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet & Rosary

  Lenten Penance Service March 30th at 7:oo pm


Edge tonight, 6 to 7:30 pm. Junior high youth in grades 6-8 are welcome.  Please contact OLA youth minister, Gabe Rivera, for more information at or 805-642-7966 x121.

See’s Candy Spring Fundraiser: This is a voluntary fundraiser offering delicious See’s candy just in time for Easter. Orders are due in the school office by Wednesday March 23, 2022. Please make checks payable to OLA. Items will be distributed before Easter break. 


Auction Raffle Tickets will be sent home next Weds., March 23rd. Be sure to look for the invitation coming home today.  An opportunity to be a Sponsor for the Auction was emailed last week. Come by or call the office if you have any questions.

“Starry Nights/City Lights” Auction event will take place on Saturday April 30th, 2022. Our LARGEST and most IMPORTANT fundraising event of the school year is fast approaching and we NEED YOUR HELP! The APA Board welcomes everyone’s active participation in procuring desirable goods, services and experiences for the auction.

 Do you have or know anyone who has access to:

  •  A vacation home/condo or cabin in a fun destination? A professional or collegiate sport/team or athlete? 

  • Connections to anyone in the movie, television or music industry? 

  • Any other fun big-ticket items that you can think of donating?

 We have a list of local businesses and individuals who have donated to prior auctions. We invite new businesses and friends to join the OLA Auction and make it a success! Please contact Erin Canavan if you would like to suggest an item or join the procurement team. 

UPDATE:The next APA meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 6:30pm.  If you are interested in attending or joining the board please contact Jen Colitti at  

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We are able to offer a Rapid Antigen Test to our school community.  These tests are available through the PCR testing company - Covid Testing Appointments, LLC.   These tests needed to be taken on campus along with the PCR test.

We are partnering with COVID Testing Appointments, LLC to offer no-cost COVID -19 Test to our school community and its families.   Their mission is to “Provide No Cost COVID Testing and Services to the masses assisting schools, business, and our communities.”  Most results are in 24-48 hours.  

The testing packets are available in the office.  Our lab pick up days will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays by noon. 

We have at home tests from the Ventura County Emergency Services - Medical Services Agency. These tests are able to be sent home with our students. These tests are self-tests at home with results in 15 min. - iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test.  Please contact Gina Ravenscroft at or Jennifer Colitti  at  You are also welcome to come into the office and pick up tests for your family. 

Reporting Absences

Please go onto our website to report absences.  Use the Button located on the homepage of the website.  The website generates a form which is given to the teacher daily.  Thank you.

The digital marquee birthday flier is available in the office.  Enjoy announcing your child's next birthday on the OLA marquee! Announcement cost is $10.

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


8:30 am - 12:00 

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

12:50 - 2:15pm

After Dismissal hours:


Please do not come in during dismissal. 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. 


OLA Church is offering in person training for both Keeping the Promise Alive and Protecting God’s Children. These sessions will be led by Dea Boheme.  Please call Dea at 805. 390 .1260  to reserve a spot. 

Protecting God’s Children training is the  3 hr sessions:

  • No scheduled Session for the rest of March

Keeping the Promise Alive these are hour and ½ session: 

  • April 4, 2022: Location Santa Cruz Room


Date and Time: April 9, 2022  from 10 am  - 4:45 pm  

Location: Parish House at OLA 

Appointments are required.  Please call 805-642-7966 to schedule an appointment.


Student Learning Expectations (SLE’S)

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