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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…October 11,  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 Respect for Life Month.  

In our sanctuary the students in grades TK - 8 have created two beautiful banners that hang below the choir loft.  Please take a look up at our students' engaging and artistic work. 

Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness. Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands, and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain your precious gift of life.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.


Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any  double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints  and marrow; it judges the thoughts and

Tuesday of week 28  in Ordinary Time


Galatians 5:1-6. Let your loving kindness come to me, O Lord – Psalm 118(119):41, 43-45, 47-48. Luke 11:37-41.

It is faith, not the Law, that justifies us

Pope John XXIII truly lived the words of St Paul to the Galatians (First Reading) about faith being more important than the law. St Paul warned that strict adherence to the law was to submit to slavery and to separate oneself from Christ.

When he opened the Second Vatican Council, Pope John XXIII said it was time to ‘open the windows and let in the fresh air’. The Council was not beholden to what went before. It produced a comprehensively revised liturgy, a stronger emphasis on ecumenism and a new approach to the world. The Council affirmed ‘the Church is the People of God’. The Council was, just as St Paul advised us to do, promoting a faith that made its power felt through love.

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.

Chapter 3. Assessing Community Needs and Resources | Section 10. Conducting Concerns Surveys | Main Section | Community Tool Box

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

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

October 12th                                       Boys Flag Football Game 3:30 @OLA 

October 13th                                      Girls Volleyball Game 3:30 @OLA

October 19th                                      Valentino's Take & Bake & Copper Coffee

                                                                         Pot Cafe  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. 

  • Valentino’s/Copper Coffee Pot Cafe Fundraiser Flyer

The Pumpkin Bowl is coming! Monday October 31. OLA’s annual pumpkin bowl is a fun kickball game played by the 7th grade class vs the 8th grade class. Come cheer on the teams, we will have a prayer and national anthem at 10:10, the game will begin at 10:15 on the Bonaventure Field. Please check in through the OLA school office. 

Scrip is back!  Purchase gift cards and use them for gifts (you can get your Christmas shopping done all in one place!), or even just your everyday purchases.  There is no additional cost involved, and OLA School earns a percentage from each gift card purchased. 

Gift Cards Can Be Used For:






Emails were sent out through RaiseRight (be sure to check junk mail folders as well). Use the link to set-up your personal account.  Once registered, you can purchase gift cards online. Gift card orders will be submitted on the 5th and 20th of every month. The gift cards will be delivered to the school when they arrive and sent home in the brown envelopes. Shipping usually takes 7-10 business days. If you would like to pay by check please make your check payable to OLA and send your payment to the office by the 4th and 19th of the month. As an added bonus, earn one parent hour for every $200 in gift cards purchased! 

Should you have any questions, please contact: Katie Flores or Regina Ruiz

What’s Happening with our Student Council!

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. Socks can be brought in by the students and placed in the collection boxes in front of the trophy case. 

Halloween Assembly is coming on Monday October 31st. The assembly will start at 8am in Mulcahy. Please follow the costume guidelines provided by your students' teachers. 




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

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Hot Lunch Information:

Our new hot lunch program is going well! Here are a couple of tips to ensure your child receives their lunch. 

  • You must choose OLA when ordering. If you do not choose OLA a lunch ticket is not printed and processed. 

  • Please use the “special instructions” or “comment” sections to note your child's name and grade. 

  • For any Thursday orders, if your child will have lunch and is staying for EDC, simply list EDC after the name and grade.

  • When it comes to payment make sure you get a confirmation that payment has been completed and the order is accepted. 

Thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers for helping distribute the lunches! We can always use extra hands. 

If you have questions please call the school office 805-642-7198 or email Mrs. Colitti

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


Boys Flag Football-Our Boys Flag Football team will play their first game this Wednesday October 12th here at OLA against Santa Clara. Come out and support the team and GOOOOO DOLPHINS!!!

We are always happy to have 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 so excited to be able to play and begin the season.  Molly and Justin Benton and Joseph Harvey are our coaches.  Our  first practice will be on October 11th and 12th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  Registration packets were sent home with all girls who expressed an interest to play. Additional packets are available in the school office. Please return completed packets and registration fee Wednesday October 13th. Our first game will be on October 13th at 3:30 pm  here at OLA.  We will play St. Augustine.    

Hope to see you all at the game!

Go Dolphins!

October 20                                    Elementary Meet-Finals Arroyo Verde

October 21                                     Middle School Meet-League 

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  • 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:

We had a great meet for our elementary school runners at Our Lady of the Assumption School! 

Special thanks to Ms. Fussell for helping us put together this meet with one day notice! 

Also thank you to Coach Steven for riding his bike in front of the runners to lay out the course!

 Our team had super results:

OLA’s elementary girls’ team took FIRST place overall! For the third week in a row, OLA’s elementary boys’ team took FIRST place overall!

 Our top three elementary girl runners were:

  • Lily DeBoer (grade 5) finishing in 2nd place with a run time of 7:04

  • Naomi Isbell (homeschool runner grade 4 on our team) finished in 3rd place with a mile run time of 7:07

  • Savannah Figueroa (grade 5) finishing in 5th place with a run time of 7:24

 Our top three elementary boy runners were:

  • Evan Abbott (grade 5) finishing 3rd overall with a run time of 6:02

  • Jack Baker (grade 5) finishing 4th with a run time of 6:07

  • Charlie Dufau (grade 5) finishing 6th overall with a run time of 6:41

 Middle School Cross Country Race Results:

We had a great, but hard, race yesterday in the hills of Mission Oaks Park in Camarillo.  

 For the second week in a row, our OLA middle school girls team took 2nd place overall!  After being in 5th place last week, our OLA middle school boys took 3rd place overall!

 Our top three middle school girl runners were: 

  •  Madeline Abbott (grade 8) with a run time of 15:09 finishing in 8th place out of 114 runners
  • Hannah von Gunten (grade 8) with a run time of 15:15 finishing in 11th place overall

  • Annalee Dufau (grade 6) with a run time of 15:48 finishing in 17th place overall           

 Our top three middle school boy runners were:

  • Caleb Isbell (homeschool runner grade 6 on our team) with a run time of 13:01 finishing in 10th place

  • Taylor Kaiser (grade 6) with a run time of 13:19 finishing in 13th place

  • Jackson Quagliata (grade 7) with a run time of 14:02 finishing in 25th place out of 166 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. 


 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 APA has a Work at Home opportunity to earn some Parent Hours! 

We have a Fall Raffle coming soon and need help preparing raffle tickets into bundles of 20 tickets with a letter wrapped around the outside. We can send the letter and some tickets home with you this week - we will need the finished bundles by Monday, October 17. The tickets will be going home in the Family Envelopes on Tuesday, October 18.  Please let Jennifer Colitti in the office know as soon as possible if you would like to help us out! Thank you! 

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    

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)  

  •      Due to a conflict the November 12  session has been rescheduled to November 19, 1-4. Please call 805-390-1260 to register. 

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.

Student Learning Expectations (SLE’S)

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