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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…September 6,  2022

Thank you all for coming to make back to school night such a wonderful success.  We are looking forward to working with you all to make our school year a rousing success!  

Many thanks to our OLA parents that donated and helped run our Cakewalk for the Parish Thank You Celebration.  Thank you again for your delicious baked treats.  

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

Grandparents and Special Friends Day-Friday Sep 9, 2022

Morning breakfast treats for our Grandparents and Special Friends provided by our wonderful APA Board at 8:30am before mass. 



OLA Scholastic Book Fair ~ is here! 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


Daily School Schedule - Petra Christian Academy

                                         Calendar Highlights  

September 6th-9th.                          Scholastic Book Fair

September 9th.                                  Grandparents Day Mass 9:30 am

September 9th.                                  Grandparents Day-Noon Dismissal

September 13th                                 APA Board Meeting 6:30pm

September 14th                                 Art Trek Training 8:15 am-10:45 am

September 20th                                Washington DC Parent Meeting  

September 22nd                                Picture Day

       Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

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

  • OLA T-Shirt Contest Information

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


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.

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

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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. 

OLA Sports Center:

Ventura County Schools Cross Country (VCSXC) is putting on a Fun Run this Friday, September 9th at Arroyo Verde Park in Ventura as a fundraiser for the cross country championship meet at the end of the season.  

The cost for the event is $5 per runner.  The event is open to our cross-country runners, parents, siblings, and friends to participate and run in the race.  Since this is a fundraiser, we are hoping for a lot of participation from OLA school.  

We are asking that the OLA Cross Country team wear their OLA PE shirt (or singlets) with black running shorts if they attend the event.  Also if any parents or friends wish to participate and have OLA gear, we would like them to wear that for the race as well.

The sign up for the Fun Run is at the following link:

Boys Flag Football-6th, 7th & 8th grade boys are welcome to try out for the OLA Flag Football team. Tryouts will be held Wednesday September 7th and Friday September 9th afterschool. Please email Ron Bamieh if your child is interested.

Girls Volleyball-We are looking for a few parents to volunteer to coach and referee a girls volleyball team this fall. This is a great way to earn parnet hours. Training will be provided. Please contact our athletic director Matt Figueroa

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.

Tuesday week 23 in Ordinary Time

1 Corinthians 6:1-11.

The Lord takes delight in his people – Psalm 149:1-6, 9.


Luke 6:12-19.

Learning to fight for the right reasons


Paul is berating Christians for taking their fellow Christians to court. Christians have access to a higher judge within them, the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, this same Spirit enjoins believers not to bring accusations against fellow Christians at all. How does that work out in our parish or Christian workplace? Here is Paul’s invitation to set aside any desire for power or control. And yet, we cannot simply let an injustice fester unaddressed. Perhaps we can distinguish between standing up on behalf of another suffering injustice, and fighting to get our own way for ourselves.

 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 is still looking for parent volunteers to serve in the roles of Lead Room Parent and Co-Room Parent in grades 3,4 and 6.  This is a great way to earn parent  hours. 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. 

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: