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 30, 2022
Thank you for helping our dismissal process flow smoothly in the afternoons. If all parents in the car line could please be mindful to leave openings for our neighbors driveways when waiting to move down Dunning street. This is both for the safety and courteousness of our neighbors.
Back to school night!
This Thursday is Back to School night starting at 6:30 in Mulcahy with valuable information about our school year. Afterwards, please feel free to visit your child’s classroom. This night is an information night for parents.
Day-Friday Sep 9, 2022
Morning breakfast treats for grandparents provided by our wonderful APA Board at 8:30am before mass.
OLA Scholastic Book Fair ~ is coming September 6th thru September 9th.
Students will be given an opportunity on Tuesday September 6 to shop for items and create a wish list. Purchases can be made during the school day, after school and on Friday during Grandparents Day.
If you would like your child to purchase during the school day with their class, supervised by their teacher, please send cash, or check with them Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Don’t forget to add the tax.
This is a fun way to get our students started in reading good books!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Hours Opportunity:
Looking for a great way to earn parents hours? We are in need of one parent to tally and record submitted parents hours for this school year. This can be done from home and after school hours. By committing to the school year you will have earned your 30 required hours. Please contact Jennifer in the school office if you would like more information. Jennifer@olaventura.org
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.
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
Gradelink ~ SmartSend Pro Notice
Due to telecom industry changes, many providers sending messages via SMS will be moving from sending via short code (5-digit numbers) to long code/”10DLC” (essentially a standard 10-digit number). So what does that mean for our school?
Gradelink has updated their system so when parents, students or staff receive SMS messages from OLA’s Gradelink account via SmartSend Pro, instead of appearing to come from the current shortcode (99538), it will be sent from a 10-digit number. This number is assigned to our school and will match our school’s area code. A side benefit will be improved deliverability and a higher level of trust.
OLA’S “Thank You” Celebration and BBQ
On September 3, our parish is celebrating the rededication of the Altar and Baptismal Font. This event is sponsored by our Parish - there is no charge to attend and enjoy a meal, fun, and games. The celebration will begin after the 4:30 pm Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez. After mass the “Thank You” celebration will kick off beginning with BBQ hamburgers and /or hot dogs meals with a variety of desserts, including Kona Ice Truck. Please RSVP on the OLA Church website and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize drawing. The deadline to RSVP for the grand prize drawing and runner up prize is August 30th.
Cakewalk donations and volunteers needed.
Our school is sponsoring the Cakewalk. This is a great first opportunity to earn parent hours. We need volunteers to work the game and we need baked goods that are individually wrapped. Below is the link to a signup genius for time slots to work the game and one for baked items.
Cakewalk Volunteer Thank you for your support.
OLA Sports Center:
Cross Country had their first couple of practices last week. If your 3rd thru 8th grader is interested in joining please check our app for more information about registering and practice days.
Flag Football and Girls Volleyball information coming soon.
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 email@example.com or 805-642-7966 x121.
Confirmation at OLA Parish
Tuesday week 22 in Ordinary Time
1 Corinthians 2:10-16
The Lord is just in all his ways – Psalm 144(145):8-14.
The Spirit reaches even the depths of God
Every one of us has a special relationship with the Holy Spirit. It is a central part of the gift of being human. God works in us and through us and alongside us, building bridges and knocking down walls. St Paul had a great understanding of this. Remember that beautiful line in the letter to the Romans: ‘the spirit comes to help us in our weakness’. I don’t think any of us gets far as a Christian without feeling the force of those words. The greatest moments in life are when our frailty encounters God’s strength, when our self-deception encounters God’s vision. Today St Paul says that ‘the Spirit teaches us the depths of everything, even the depths of God’. Our depths can only be known by the Holy Spirit. Jesus shows us this in today’s Gospel. The people in his home district are blinded by their shallow expectations of life’s possibilities.
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!
APA BOARD CORNER
Our Lady of the Assumption School grades TK-8 are looking for parent volunteers to serve in the roles of Lead Room Parent and Co-Room Parent. If interested, please contact Room Parent Coordinators: Erin Canavan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Danielle Maechler at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 from 2:30pm-3:00pm. 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 email@example.com. 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.
Protecting God’s Children
August 2022 – December 2022
8/19 – 6 – 9 p.m. (English)
8/22 – 5 – 8 p.m. (English)
9/15 – 6 – 9 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
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)
Keeping the Promise Alive Recertification
(For Renewal Only)
August 2022 – December 2022
8/15 – 6 – 7:30 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. (English)
Protegiendo a los Niños de Dios
Agosto 2022 – Diciembre 2022
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)
Training at OLA:
These sessions will be led by Dea Boheme. Please call Dea at 805. 390 .1260 to reserve a spot.
Protecting God's Children (Initial training, 3 hours)
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Keeping the Promise Alive (Recertification training, 1 ½ hours)
Saturday, October 1, 2022
All sessions begin at 1 pm and are held in the Santa Cruz Room
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