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…May 25, 2022
Our Prayers are with the families of Uvalde Texas.
As ministers, educators, parents, grandparents, and caregivers our souls are reeling as we come to learn of the brutal murder of 19 children and 2 adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas yesterday. This senseless act of evil perpetrated in a place of learning has us all overwhelmed with feelings of shock, grief and anger – all justifiable in the face of such an unconscionable act of violence. Sadly, we find ourselves, once again, seeking answers, praying for the victims and praying for peace.
As students, staff and families cope with this tragedy, they may have questions, or may need to talk about what has happened. We’ve put some resources together that you may find helpful; please see the links below:
Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth After the Recent Shooting (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network – English/Spanish)
． Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (National Association of School Psychologists)
． Helping Children Cope with Frightening News (Child Mind Institute)
As Catholic schools, we are blessed to have the gift of prayer in our schools – now more than ever, this blessing matters.
The Marian Month of May - A Reflection
“...Our Lord wants us to make good use of this opportunity to increase in his love through dealing with his Mother. Let’s try each day to show her, through little things, little attention, that we, her children, love her, that our holiness and apostolate and becoming something real, that we are making a constant effort to contribute to the salvation which Christ has brought to the world.” ~ St. Josemaria Escriva
During the month of May, bring your family together to call on the powerful intercession of the Blessed Mother. Whether you pray a Hail, Mary or a decade of the Rosary, or even a chaplet, find ways this month to spend some time honoring our mother, Mary, the Mother of God.
The Virtue for the Month of May
Zeal : Being driven by an intense love for God
One of the great virtues related to charity is zeal. Zeal is the adore of charity; it is love burning brightly. It is a fiery love for God, for His gracious truth and for the salvation of souls.
We all know of the care and love that Mother Teresa would show to the humblest and most sick of her society. A journalist, when he beheld Mother Teresa cleaning the purulent sores of a dying man, said to Mother Teresa ”I would not do what you are doing, for a million dollars.” Mother Teresa replied “ I would not do it for a million dollars either,” By this she meant that she would not do it because of money, but for zealous love. What did she see in those people, half rotten while they breathed still? She saw Christ; she saw royalty. Her zeal gave them the honor they deserved.
Our students are learning about the virtue of Zeal through the example of the Saints. The Saints they will be learning from this month are St. Paula for grades Preschool through Second grade, St. Dominic for grades Three through Five and St. Francis Xavier for grades Six through Eighth.
Wednesday in the 6th Week of Eastertide
St Bede the Venerable; St Gregory VII; St Mary Magdalene de Pazzi
Acts 17:15, 22 – 18:1. Heaven and earth are filled with your glory – Psalm 148:1-2, 11-14. John 16:12-15.
The Spirit of truth will lead you to the complete truth
There is profound liberation to be experienced in the recognition that God is not ‘an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals.’ St Paul’s challenge to the people of Athens in today’s first reading seems to say, ‘You seem aware of God, are reaching for Him, but are confined by your own human expectations and so you limit Him.’ God became man, a human person, and dwelt with us. Because we can call Jesus ‘friend’, we can call God ‘friend’. But even as God has come to share our human experience, God will not be confined by our human expectations.
We encounter the mystery of this experience in today’s Gospel, where Jesus promises that after him will come the Spirit. God will remain imminent, available to us, a further act of self-revelation. Yet this will also be an expression of the transcendent, the full mystery of which lies beyond our immediate grasp.
Contents of Brown Envelope
Important Dates June - August
Vacation Bible Camp Flier
- Friday May 27 Student Council Speeches & Elections
8:45 AM (in the back of school)
Monday May 30 No School-Memorial Day
Wednesday June 1 Teachers Stunt Day
Friday June 3 Kona Ice for all students (Auction Raffle) Principal and Vice Principal Stunt; End of the 3rd Trimester
Monday & Tuesday June 6 & 7 Used Uniform Sale (Mulcahy Center)
Wednesday June 8 8th Grade Graduation 5 pm in the Church
Thursday June 9 Karma Day
Friday June 10 Last Day of School - All school mass at 8 AM in the church followed by Awards Ceremony. School dismissed at 10 AM
OLA Parish News:
ADORATION & PRAYER FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the OLA Church ~ Monday thru Friday. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet & Rosary
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-642-7966 x121.
Used Uniform Sale - Monday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 7th bring your used uniforms into the Mulcahy Center. Please attach an envelope with your name and amount you are selling the item for. All unsold items must be picked up no later than 3:30 on Tuesday the 7th. Please bring small bills when purchasing items as the office does not have change. Put the money in the marked envelope and return the envelope to the school office.
APA BOARD CORNER
Please take a few minutes to complete a quick survey about our annual fundraiser. As the group that organizes and raises much needed funds for our school, the APA Board would love to find ways to include all of our families and improve the fundraising process.
Please click the above link.
If you have any questions, contact Jen Colittiemail@example.com
UPDATE: We are looking for creative, hard working and motivated moms and dads to join the APA Board for the 2022-2023 school year. This board is a fundraising board that raises money for our school. If you are interested please contact Jen Colitti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testing ~We have home test kits and PCR tests available in the office. Our lab pick up days will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays by noon.
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. Trainings will begin again in August , 2022
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