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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…August 23, 2022

Welcome Back!

What a successful start to our school year.  It was wonderful to see everyone on campus greeting each other,  taking pictures and getting reacquainted after the summer break.  It was great to see our parents reaching out to our new families. We have about 70 new students (TK-8).  We are looking forward to a great school year. 



OLA Scholastic Book Fair is coming September 6th thru September 9th. Watch for more information in the next few weeks!


 WASC Accreditation / Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC)

This year is our accreditation year at OLA.  Our staff is working hard on preparing our ISL Documents and evidence for our visit.  We appreciate the input you have given us.  

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.

OLA School App Video

You can download the app for free on Google Play or Apple App Store.

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Edge Wednesday nights, 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.

Confirmation at OLA Parish


Choice Lunch Announcement 

We will not have Choice Lunch  as an option for this  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 this  year. 

Tuesday week 21 in Ordinary TimeSt. Rose of Lima

St Rose of Lima

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, 14-17. The Lord comes to judge the earth – Psalm 95(96):10-13. Matthew 23:23-26.

True servant leadership

I was interested to find out that Saint Rose of Lima, renowned for her asceticism and devotion, is also the patron saint of embroiderers. This is because she would do lace and other needlework and sell these handicrafts to raise money for the poor. A reminder, then, that sometimes the humble work of the hands can do God’s work in myriad ways. This contrasts with how the Scribes and Pharisees behave because they are anything but humble. Jesus excoriates them because they neglect the weightier matters – justice, mercy and faith – by being concerned with the trivial and the execution of the small rigid legalisms of Jewish religious practice. He calls them hypocrites because they want to be seen to be good, without necessarily being good at heart. He calls out their superficiality and false appearance. He suggests that they clean both the inside and the outside of the cup which means that true outward goodness starts on the inside and is illuminated on the outside. Jesus also uses humor to make his point calling them blind guides and saying they would strain out a gnat and swallow a camel. This is amusing imagery, a comedic touch for his audience. They could see that their religious leaders were showy and shiny, not humble and heartfelt. This is a timeless lesson for us as we watch various forms of leadership around the world and see that it is true servant leadership that binds people together as a cohesive worshiping community.

     Calendar Highlights  


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

August 29th-31st.                              Grades TK, K & 1 only-Noon

Dismissal (7:55 am-12:00 pm)

Grades 2 thru 8 Regular School Day

Extended Day Care Available

September 1st.                                   All Grades-Noon Dismissal

September 1st.                                   Back to School Night 6:30pm

September 3rd.                                  OLA Church BBQ Celebration

September 5th.                                  Labor Day-No School

September 6th-9th.                          Scholastic Book Fair

September 9th.                                  Grandparents Day Mass 9:30 am

September 9th.                                  Grandparents Day-Noon Dismissal        

Extended Day Care registration packets are available in the school office. 

Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

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

  • Emergency Card

  • Chrome book/IPad agreement

  • Acceptable use policy

  • School Reach Emergency Form

  • Parent/Guardian Release for Student or Minor

  • Parent/Student Policies Agreement Form

  • New App Flyer

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 under Documents or on our website under quick links. This will generate a report that is given to teachers 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 $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 2022-2023 school year  please contact Jennifer Bamieh

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. 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 

August - December 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 August - December 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) 

August 2022 – December 2022 

Registration link 

8/15 – 6 – 7:30 p.m. (English) 

8/18 – 6 – 7:30 pm (English) 

9/8 – 6 – 7:30 pm (English) 

9/9 – 6 – 7:30 p.m. (English) 

10/14 – 6 – 7:30 p.m. (English) 

10/20 – 6 – 7:30 pm (English) 

11/10 – 6 – 7:30 pm (English) 

11/14 – 6 – 7:30 p.m. (English) 

12/5 – 6 – 7:30 p.m. (English) 

12/9 – 6 – 7:30 pm (English) 

Manteniendo la Promesa Viva 


Agosto 2022 – Diciembre 2022 

Registration link 

7/22 – 7 – 8:30 pm (Spanish) 

8/12 – 7 – 8:30 pm (Spanish) 

9/23 – 7 – 8:30 pm (Spanish) 

10/14 - 7 – 8:30 pm (Spanish) 

10/28 – 7 – 8:30 pm (Spanish) 

11/4 – 7 – 8:30 pm (Spanish) 

11/18 – 7 – 8:30 pm (Spanish) 

12/2 – 7 – 8:30 pm (Spanish) 

Protegiendo a los Niños de Dios 

(Primera Vez) 

Agosto 2022 – Diciembre 2022 

Registration link 

7/15 – 6 – 9 p.m. (Spanish) 

7/29 – 6 – 9 p.m. (Spanish) 

8/19 – 6 – 9 p.m. (Spanish) 

8/26 – 6 – 9 p.m. (Spanish) 

9/16 – 6 – 9 p.m. (Spanish) 

9/30 – 6 – 9 p.m. (Spanish) 

10/21 – 6 – 9 p.m. (Spanish) 

12/9 – 6 – 9 p.m. (Spanish) 

12/16 – 6 – 9 p.m. (Spanish) 

Protecting God’s Children 

(First Timer) 

August 2022 – December 2022 

Registration link 

8/19 – 6 – 9 p.m. (English) 

8/22 – 5 – 8 p.m. (English) 

9/15 – 6 – 9 p.m. (English) 

9/16 – 6 – 9 p.m. (English) 

10/7 – 6 – 9 p.m. (English) 

10/13 – 6 – 9 p.m. (English) 

11/3 – 6 – 9 p.m. (English) 

11/4 – 6 – 9 p.m. (English) 

12/20 – 6 – 9 p.m. (English) 

12/22 – 6 – 9 p.m. (Englis

Training at OLA:  Dates Coming Soon

Student Learning Expectations (SLE’S)

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