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 6, 2022
The Virtue for the Month of April
Justice : Being fair and giving each their due
We often think of justice in legal terms, as in the justice system or someone being a justice of the peace. But justice is not inherently a matter of laws and rules. Rather, our laws exist to serve justice. In short, justice is giving God and neighbor what they are owed.
Justice is one of the four Cardinal virtues - prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. All other virtues hinge on these four cardinal virtues. While Cardinal virtues fortitude and temperance are focused on self-control, justice is critical because it governs how we relate to both God and our neighbor. Justice is the Cardinal virtue most frequently praised in the Sacred Scriptures. All the Ten commandments are concerned with justice. Jesus is the Just One who died for the sake of the unjust, that He might lead people back to God.
Our students are learning about the virtue of Justice through the example of the Saints. The Saints they will be learning from this month are St. Anthology of Padua for grades Preschool through Second grade, St. Katharine Drexel for grades Three through Five and St. Thomas More for grades Six through Eighth.
Daniel 3:14-20, 24-25, 28.
Glory and praise for ever! – Daniel 3:52-56. John 8:31-42.
If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed
Readings for Wednesday, April 6th~ Week 5 of Lent
‘The truth will set you free’. Even with our loved ones, there are some aspects of our thinking and behaving that we do not like to show. Secrets and shame we are afraid to reveal. How could anyone knowing these make me feel free? And yet, is it not true that many people go to therapists, supervisors or priests with whom they can be entirely open about themselves? In that relationship of truth, where I can trust the other, truly I do find freedom. I become freed from slavery to such secrets, free to accept my identity as a beloved child of God.
Contents of Brown Envelope
Starry Nights City Lights Volunteer Flier
- Panda Express Flier
- Promise to Protect Pledge to Heal Flier
Wednesday, April 13 Panda Express Fundraiser
Thursday, April 14 thru Sunday, April 24 Easter Break
Wednesday, April 27 First Holy Communion Meeting & Practice 6pm in the Church
Saturday April 30 Starry Nights City Lights Auction Dinner
Parents - Back to Campus!
We would like to begin to welcome parents back to campus to volunteer. We would like to begin with Lunch Duty. All volunteers on campus must be up to date with their Virtus Certification. If you are interested in volunteering during lunch and you want to check your status please email me at email@example.com. If you are a new parent and would also like to volunteer please email me as well.
We would like to begin April 11th. Please report to duty no later than 11:50 am to get signed in and pick up a badge. Lunch is from 12:00 pm to 12:40 pm.
We are happy to welcome you back!
OLA Auction Raffle 4/6/22 Update !
You all are doing awesome on the Auction Raffle! So far, we have raised $17,960!! However, we are still $12,040 away from our goal of $30K, so keep selling those raffle tickets! The sale ends at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, April 27th, to be eligible for any prizes. (The prize drawing will take place at the Auction on Saturday 4/30.)
If we meet our school wide goal of $30,000, the entire school will receive a Kona Ice Party AND Ms. Fussell & Mrs. McReynolds will do a hilarious “Principal and Vice-Principal Stunt” that the students get to choose! IF EVERY FAMILY SELLS 20 TICKETS, WE WILL REACH THIS GOAL!!!
Remember that we record tickets by family, and every child in the family will earn the student prizes!
· 10 Tickets – Toy and Ballot to Vote on Principal & VP stunt
· 15 Tickets – Picture on Star Sellers Wall
· 20 Tickets – Non-uniform Dress Day (date TBA after the Auction)
· 25 Tickets – Homework Pass
· 30 Tickets – Name on School Marquee
· 35 Tickets – Principal’s Recess & Popsicles
· 40 Tickets – Announcement on Loud Speaker
· 50 Tickets – In-n-Out Catered Lunch
Congratulations to the students who have sold 30 or more tickets so far! You are rock stars!! The students in the below families will get their name on the school marquee in the coming weeks. Be on the look-out for your child(ren)’s name!
Alvarado, Capra, Duddy, Maechler (Bodhi & Riley), Minoui, Panza & Root
Twinkle Trolley will visit classrooms again on Wednesday 4/13!!!
If you sell an additional 10 tickets by 3:00 pm on Monday 4/11, your student will earn the **Twinkle Trolley** in their classroom next Wednesday 4/13!
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 also encourage you to use SOCIAL MEDIA to advertise the raffle sale! Recipients of the cash prizes (1st - $1,500, 2nd - $1,000, and 3rd - $500) do not have to be present to win, so sell raffle tickets to relatives and friends near and far!!
We appreciate your support of this essential fundraiser for our school! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Bamieh at (805) 340-9168 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Amber McCalister at (805) 320-5911 / email@example.com
Re-Registration Forms: Registration form and money is due by this Friday. Please return the form even if you are not returning next year. We will begin testing new students for opening spots.
Yearbook Ads: Please get your yearbook Ads into the school office and messages and photos to Kathey Smithson at firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline is April 8, 2022.
Yearbook Pre-orders: 2021-2022 OLA School yearbook pre-orders are due in the school office by April 27th.
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:
ADORATION & PRAYER FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Mulcahy Center
Monday thru Friday
Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet & Rosary
Friday Night Services During Lent–Mass at 5:30 – Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm followed by Adoration and Benediction
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 email@example.com or 805-642-7966 x121.
APA BOARD CORNER
Starry Nights City Lights
Don’t forget to purchase your tickets to the Auction Dinner. Return your completed RSVP card to the office with payment.
Group tables are all sold. Seating will be on a first come first serve basis.
Help make our biggest fundraiser a smashing success!
Starry Nights City Lights ~ Volunteers Need!
Our OLA Annual Auction Dinner is approaching, and we have a fun night planned including cocktails, a silent & live auction featuring classroom projects, dinner and dancing.
As with any school event, volunteers are essential, and we need your help;! Just a few hours of your time can help make this event a smashing success. Volunteer hours (up to 5) can be banked and applied for the next school year when parent hour requirements return. Get a head start for next year! It’s also a great way to have fun and meet new parents.
Helpers are need for the following:
Day of Set Up
Live Auction Helpers
Check In Table
Drink Ticket Sales
Bank & Check Out Table
Choose your shift using Sign-Up Genius at
Or Contact Jen Colitti at firstname.lastname@example.org
“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 email@example.com if you would like to suggest an item or join the procurement team.
UPDATE:The next APA meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 6:30pm. If you are interested in attending or joining the board please contact Jen Colitti at firstname.lastname@example.org
Testing ~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 email@example.com or Jennifer Colitti at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to come into the office and pick up tests for your family.
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
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.
**ALL SESSIONS BEGIN AT 6 PM**
Student Learning Expectations (SLE’S)
OLA Students aim for the S.T.A.R.S when they:
SHOW AND LIVE THEIR FAITH
THINK CRITICALLY AND WORK COOPERATIVELY
ACTIVELY MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
RESPECT OURSELVES AND OTHERS
STUDY AND LEARN