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…June 24, 2022
Our prayer is for everyone to enjoy a safe and fun summer! We know that the season brings time to travel, relax, and spend time with family and friends. We hope that you will continue to make reading and Mass part of your routine each week!
Thank you so much to everyone who gave their input on our survey this spring. After much consideration and deliberation we have decided to move forward with noon dismissal on Thursday for the 2022-2023 school year. This will allow our faculty and staff the time needed to collaborate and prepare for our WCEA/WASC accreditation visit this year.
ACS WASC ( Accrediting Commission for Schools - Western Association of Schools and Colleges) ACS WASC accreditation is a process schools use to monitor student learning and set school improvement goals. ACS WASC accreditation is an ongoing cycle of quality. Schools assess their program and the impact on student learning with respect to the ACS WASC criteria and other accreditation factors.
Every six years, accredited schools conduct a self-study and host a self-study visit. The self-study process culminates in the refinement of a schoolwide action plan. Throughout the accreditation cycle, schools are expected to address the schoolwide action plan and demonstrate evidence of acceptable student achievement and school improvement. Appropriate reports and reviews throughout the six-year cycle of accreditation support this process.
OLA School is thrilled to announce our new app for mobile phones! Stay up-to-date with access to events, documents, news from administrators, student stories, and even emergency notifications.
You can download the app for free on Google Play or Apple App Store.
Download for Android https://bit.ly/3HRxTwQ
Download for iPhone https://apple.co/3JwStCO
Choice Lunch Announcement
We will not have Choice Lunch as an option for the next school year. We will be looking for alternative lunch options for our lunch program preferably in the Ventura area. Choice lunch has increased the cost of lunches and has passed on additional charges to the school for not meeting minimum monthly orders.
We will keep you informed as we solidify plans for next year.
Teacher Update for 2022-2023
We have some changes to our faculty and staff next year. Mrs. Ravenscroft has retired and we welcome Mrs. Colitti to the office. Mrs. Rose has retired from teaching but will still be with us at OLA as our Librarian. Mrs. Devericks is so excited to return to first grade, where she has taught previously at a different school. Mrs. Sassen, who has been with us as an aide and Art teacher, has completed her teaching credential and her masters of Education and is ready to take on the role of third grade teacher. Mrs. Smithson, who has been with us as Librarian and long term sub, has also completed her teaching credential, will be our 4th grade teacher. We are also happy to welcome Ms. Jaymee Maus to our preschool, working under Ms. Marci Gomez. Faculty and Staff are already planning and are looking forward to a fantastic 2022-2023 school year.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Ezekiel 34:11-16. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want – Psalm 22(23). Romans 5:5-11. Luke 15:3-7.
A universally diligent God
Today’s readings present an extremely hard-working God. As a ‘shepherd’, he searches for lost sheep; moreover, he ‘seeks out’ the really far-lost ones. He rescues them, he brings them out, he gathers them, he brings them to their own land, he feeds them. He makes them lie down, binds up the injured, strengthens the weak and, in a final lovely phrase, he ‘will feed them with justice’. In Luke, as Good Shepherd, he carries the lost sheep on his shoulders and gathers neighbors to celebrate its return. In the psalm, he prepares a table in the presence of enemies – which takes some defending. Metaphors point to invisible connections between things, a deeper level of reality. In Paul’s Letter to the Romans, he offers his Son in sacrifice, to produce reconciliation. The reality is, we have a universally diligent God, not someone resting on laurels. Father, come and work in our lives today.
July 5th-July 29th Summer Preschool Program
August 18th First Day of School-All Students grades TK-8 Noon Dismissal
(7:55 am-12:00 pm) Extended Day Care Begins
August 19th All Students grades TK-8 Noon Dismissal
( 7:55 am-12:00 pm) Extended Day Care Available
August 22nd-26th Grades TK, K & 1 only-Noon Dismissal (7:55 am-12:00 pm)
Grades 2 thru 8 Regular School Day Extended Day Care Available
Extended Day Care registration packets are available
in the school office.
The school office will be open Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm for the summer months of July and August.
OLA Summer Preschool
OLA will be offering a summer preschool program in July. Cost is $175.00 per week, 9:00am-2:00pm. Ages 3 to entry into kindergarten. Space is limited. Please register in the school office or contact Ms. Marci firstname.lastname@example.org.
APA BOARD CORNER
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 2022-2023 school year please contact Jennifer Bamieh email@example.com
Test kits will be available in the office throughout the summer. Please contact Jennifer Colitti at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to come into the office and pick up tests for your family.
June - July 2022
The Office of Safeguard the Children is proud to sponsor a series of VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children and Keeping the Promise Alive Zoom Sessions during the months of June - July 2022. These sessions are for anyone who needs to complete Keeping the Promise Alive or Protecting God’s Children. If you want to register for a session, please click the link of the date you wish to attend. Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation with your Zoom session details. Note: Sessions are limited to 50 participants and are on a first-come basis.
Keeping the Promise Alive Recertification
(For Renewal Only)
7/19 – 6 – 7:30 p.m. (English) Registration Link
Protecting God’s Children
7/14 – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (English) Registration Link
7/21 – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (English) Registration Link
Training at OLA
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.
Register with Dea at 805. 390 .1260 to reserve a spot. Trainings will begin again in August , 2022
On campus options:
Aug. 20 Hurley Hall Protecting God's Children 1-4 pm.
Aug. 26 Santa Cruz Fingerprinting 11-7 pm.
Aug. 27 Santa Cruz Keeping the Promise Alive 1-2:30 pm
**Fingerprinting will be in our parish on Friday, August 26 in the Santa Cruz Room. Please call the parish office at 805-642-7966 to schedule your appointment.
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