Definition of Studiousness

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…October 4,  2022

Virtue of the Month of October

StudiousnessVirtue Posters (Year 3) for Intermediate Grades by Mama Counselor

Our school participates in a Deanery wide program which highlights a particular virtue of the month along with particular Saints for each grade level - Grades PK - 2 St. Albert the Great, Grades 3 - 5 St. Thomas Aquinas, and Grades 6 - 8 St. Edith Stein.   The virtue for this year is Hope and the theme for this year is Study.

Studiousness: Seeking knowledge to grow closer to Truth.

To be studious is to be appropriately eager to study. It is having the desire to apply one’s mind to something; to learn about it, to know it, so that one may understand it. To develop, foster and have the virtue of studiosity is a good thing. It is just as natural and proper for humans to desire knowledge, as it is to desire the pleasures of food and drink. Ultimately we all desire to know that which is true, that which is Truth itself; and that Truth, which is God, wishes us to know him.  

Study = the keen application of the mind to truth. 

Religious Feast Days, National and Social Media Holidays in October

October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. We remember two very special Rosary themed feast days, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (Oct 7) and Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fatima (Oct 13)  The story of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary focuses on the intercessory power of mary.  It shows that when we are in danger, they can go to Mary.  And when an individual is in pain, discouraged, or having trouble accepting God’s will, he or she can also go to Mary.  She will pray to her Son for anyone who calls on her. Anyone who prays to Mary no longer feels alone because she prays with them and for them. 

On October 7,  we will celebrate Mass as a school led by 4th Graders at 9:30 am.  All are welcome to join us at Mass.

Tuesday of week 27  in Ordinary TimeLearning to Listen in Prayer, Pt. 1 |

St Francis of Assisi

Galatians 1:13-24. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way – Psalm 138(139):1-3, 13-15. Luke 10:38-42.

Mary has chosen the better part

It is hard not to side with Martha, who seems to have been left with all the cooking and entertaining. She definitely became frazzled and resentful of her sister, who stayed with Jesus.

Anyone who has prepared a dinner party for friends would know the issue. It takes planning, organization and preparation well ahead of time to be able to present a delicious meal and enjoy the company of guests.

Perhaps Jesus was just saying ‘Keep it simple, Martha. We will enjoy whatever you have ready. Come and spend time with me’.

Scouts at OLA

Our Lady of the Assumptions Cub Scout Troop is open to all Kindergarten to 5th grade boys and girls that are interested.2,716 Scouts Stock Vector Illustration and Royalty Free Scouts Clipart


Does your child love the outdoors and having fun? Do they love learning and creating new friendships?

Joining Cub Scouts gives you both!

Cub Scouts provides outdoor adventures and family activities that teach your child value-based leadership and character strengths, builds confidence and social skills, and teaches the value of service and citizenship. 

 Please feel free to contact Jim Montgomery at 805-368-6999 or at with any questions.

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Parent Survey

As a part of our upcoming WASC/WCEA accreditation in Spring of 2023 we have begun the process of gathering evidence to begin writing our Improving Student Learning (ISL) document. 

You  are an important part of the process.  I would like to ask you to take about 20 minutes to complete the attached form.  We appreciate your time and feedback.  Thank you for your support!

Parent Survey: Improving Student Learning


Daily School Schedule - Petra Christian Academy

Calendar Highlights    

October 4th                               Progress Reports go Home Today


October  7th                               School Mass -   Our Lady of the 

                                                                Rosary    9:30 am

October 11th                                APA Board Meeting-6:30 pm-OLA School

October 12th                               Art Trek Training 8:15 - 10: 45 am

October 19th                               Valentino's Take & Bake & Copper Pot  Fundraiser 7am-8pm

October 24th                              Fall Break Day - No School

October 28th                              Jeans for Jesus-Halloween Theme

October 31st                                Noon Dismissal Day-Halloween

 Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

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

  • Progress Reports

  • RaiseRight/Shop with Scrip Flyer

What’s Happening with our Student Council!

Monday morning the students celebrated Mr. Tony and all his hard work to keep us safe. Student council presented him with a Thank You book signed by all the students. The whole school gathered in the hallway and sang “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” as Mr. Tony walked down the hall. 

This month the Student Council is planning a service project called “Socktober”. They will be collecting new socks the week of October 17th to be donated to Many Meals for distribution to the homeless. Watch for a flier to be sent home soon. 


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. 

Boys Flag Football-The OLA Flag Football team will practice Wednesday and Friday this week. 

We are also looking for parent volunteers to do field set up and scorekeeping for the home games. Please email Ron Bamieh to sign up or volunteer.

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 parent hours. Training will be provided. Please contact our athletic director Matt Figueroa

OLA Sports Center

October 6                                       Elementary Meet-Arroyo Verde

October 7                                       Middle School Meet-Mission Oaks

October 14                                     Elementary/Middle School Meet-

                                                                 Mt. Sac Invitational

October 20                                    Elementary Meet-Finals Arroyo Verde

October 21                                     Middle School Meet-League 

                                                           Finals Arroyo Verde

Elementary Meets begin at 4:30 pm for girls & 4:45 pm for boys

Middle School Meets begin at 4:30pm for girls and 5:00 pm for boys. (exception-October 21, Middle School Meet, JV Girls 3:00, JV Boys 3:30. Varsity Girls 4:30, Varsity Boys 5:00)

Elementary Cross Country Team Results:

Out of 14 schools, OLA’s elementary girls’ team took FIFTH place overall!  For the second week in a row, OLA’s elementary boys’ team took FIRST place overall and 5th grader, Evan Abbott, took first place overall out of 178 runners! It was a fast one mile race.   

Our top three elementary girl runners were:

  • Lily DeBoer (grade 5) finishing in 8th place with a run time of 7:06

  • Naomi Isbell (homeschool runner grade 4 on our team) finished in 9th place out of 174 runners with a mile run time of 7:07

  • Mia Panza (grade 5) who happened to be celebrating her birthday, finishing with a run time of 8:33

Our top three elementary boy runners were:

  • Evan Abbott (grade 5) finishing 1st overall with a run time of 5:47

  • Jack Baker (grade 5) finishing 4th out of 178 runners

  • Charlie Dufau (grade 5) finishing 12th overall with a run time of 6:39

Middle School Cross Country Race Results:

We had a great race today at Soule Park in Ojai.  We had a few additional schools compete and more runners overall.   After finishing in 4th place last week, our OLA middle school girls team took 2nd place overall!  Out of 18 schools, our OLA middle school boys took 5th place overall today!

 Our top three middle school girl runners were:

  • Madeline Abbott (grade 8) with a run time of 12:45 finishing in 13th place out of 165 runners (30 seconds faster than last week)

  • Hannah von Gunten (grade 8) with a run time of 12:52 finishing in 17th place overall (25 seconds faster than last week)

  • Annalee Dufau (grade 6) with a run time of 13:01 finishing in 21st place overall (19 seconds faster than last week)

 Our top three middle school boy runners were:

  • Caleb Isbell (homeschool runner grade 6 on our team) with a run time of 11:13 finishing in 15th place (25 seconds faster than last week)

  • Taylor Kaiser (grade 6) with a run time of 11:15 finishing 17th (15 seconds faster than last week)

  • Jackson Quagliata (grade 7) with a run time of 12:13 finishing in 45th place out of 244 runners 

Jeans for Jesus Update Free Pics Of Jeans, Download Free Pics Of Jeans png images, Free ClipArts  on Clipart Library

By participating in the Jeans for Jesus day on Friday our students raised a little over $200 for Ventura County Food Share. Way to go OLA! The next Jeans for Jesus day will be Friday October 28th-Halloween Theme. Watch for more info in the next few weeks. 

  Parents interested in helping with Edge Gabe is having a second informational meeting for parents interested in joining the CORE Team and or volunteering:

10/5 — Info session #2 for prospective EDGE CORE Team & Parents.

Session #2 will be in Mulcahy Center at 6:00pm, those interested only need to attend one meeting.


 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! 



Congratulations Izabella Tretko Grade 2. Her colorful design was the first place winner in the T-shirt contest. Shirts will be available for purchase soon. Thank you to all the students who submitted a drawing. OLA has some very talented students!!

Our APA Board has some exciting fundraising events coming up. 

Please save the dates!



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

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The best times to conduct school business in the office are:


8:30 am - 12:00 pm


12:50 pm - 2:30 pm

After Dismissal hours


Closed for Lunch(12:00-12:50)

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. 

All sessions begin at 1 pm and are held in the Santa Cruz Room

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

Student Learning Expectations (SLE’S)

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