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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 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. 

When Is Grandparents Day 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 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


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.


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

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.

Download for Android

Download for iPhone

Congratulations, Distinguished Alums

The SNDs proudly congratulate the students from the California region who received the Distinguished Graduate Award upon their recent graduation. This recognition honors students from schools sponsored or affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame, as being outstanding witnesses to Notre Dame education.  The criteria include practice of one's faith, service and academic achievement.  

La Reina High School, 

Thousand Oaks

Cecilia Catalini

Notre Dame Academy,

Los Angeles

Kaylee Joseph 

Leilani Zagross

Notre Dame Academy Elementary, 

Los Angeles

Taline Reyes

Our Lady of the Assumption School, 


Julia Archibeque

Luke Sassen

St. Helen School, 

South Gate

Sarahbelle Alvarado

Kimie Matsuda

St. Jude the Apostle School,

Westlake Village

Paraic Kelly

Bailey Norton

St. Mary Magdalen School,


Soraya Forbes

Bruno Perry

St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy,


Samuel David Casillas

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 Baked Goods

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 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. 

Luke 4:31-37

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.

Calendar Highlights  


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 2nd.                                 First Full Day Grades TK, K & 1

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. 

  • Altar Server Training

  • Room Parent Flyer

  • Scholastic Book Fair Flyer

Please return completed emergency cards and all other papers that were sent home last week A.S.A.P. Thank you! 

    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! 


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 or Danielle Maechler at

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 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  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 

(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) 

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) 

Keeping the Promise Alive Recertification 

(For Renewal Only) 

August 2022 – December 2022 

Registration link 

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 

(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) 

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: