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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 25,  2022

Virtue of the Month of October ~ Studiousness

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.


Tuesday of week 30  in Ordinary Time

 35 Inspiring Bible Verses About Gratitude - Kingdom Bloggers

Ephesians 5:21-33. Happy are those who fear the Lord – Psalm 127(128):1-5. Luke 13:18-21.

Let us build the kingdom of God in our everyday lives

‘What is the kingdom of God like?’ponders Jesus. ‘What shall I compare the kingdom of God with?’ he asks another time. Only metaphor, allegory, parable will do, it seems. The metaphors in today’s Gospel point to the everyday. The kingdom is like a mustard seed or like yeast. The kingdom is something unassuming that grows. Its growth provides shelter or food.

We are invited to find the kingdom, to help build it, in our everyday lives. In the mundane and unassuming. In that which will grow and provide. The fullness of the kingdom of God might be beyond our grasp, but we are called to participate in it. The fundamental message in our first reading today is to love and respect. If we do this in our relationships maybe we can see the kingdom of God grow in and through them.


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On November 2, 2022, the church has scheduled for the parking lot and  back of the school to be surry sealed and painted.  This should not impact morning drop-off or afternoon pickup too much.  The only catch is the exit.  For that day only we need all parents to exit out onto   N. Dunning street and not through the church parkng lot on Telegraph Rd.  

October Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) Resources - SF Parish Connect

The Los Angeles Missionary Childhood Association held the Msgr. Brouwers Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest. The contest was open to Catholic Middle school students.  There are a little over  200 Catholic Schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese invited to compete. The students were asked to submit a 250-400 word essay to compete for one of three $500 scholarships.  The Essay topic was: What is the message that the Lord wants to speak through your life to your family, friends and those who you meet?   

Two of our students won: Jason Cheung representing 6th grade and Gavin Scarlett  for 8th grade.   They received their awards at the MCA Mass at the Cathedral of Our  Lady of the Angels on Oct. 19. We are so very proud of  OLA students! Congratulations!


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Calendar Highlights  

  October 28th                                     Jeans for Jesus-Halloween Theme

October 31st                                       Noon Dismissal Day-Halloween

November 1st                                     All School Mass-All Saints Day

November 2nd                                   All Souls Day

November 5th                                   Fall Festival and Cornhole Tournament 

November 7th-10th                      7th    Grade Outdoor School

November 7th                                  First Trimester Parent Hours Due

November 8th                                  APA Meeting 6:30 pm OLA School

November 9th                                  Makeup Picture Day

November 11th                                No School-Veterans Day

 Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

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

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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. 

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First trimester parent hour turn in will be Monday November 7th. Please submit your parent hour log sheet with any hours worked so far to the school office. We will record those hours, return the parent hour log and send home a statement of hours worked. Questions-Please contact the school office. 805-642-7198

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!

Thank you for all the sock donations. We were able to donate two boxes overflowing with pairs of socks to Many Meals Ministry for distribution to those in need. 

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.

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

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Hot Lunch Information:

  • If your student is absent please notify Kurt Bybee by text before 9:00am the day of to cancel and receive a refund 805-754-6220

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 

OLA Sports Center

Boys Flag Football-OLA had their first road game of the season at Sacred Heart.  Our Dolphins fell down early with a quick touchdown by Sacred Heart. OLA quickly bounced back with a touchdown of their own by Austin Brennan. OLA converted the extra point to take the lead and never looked back.  OLA touchdowns were scored by Austin Brennan, Andrew Von Gunten, Henry Bamieh, Daniel Garfias, and Theo Swafford. Key interceptions were made by Lukas Devericks and Jackson Tauber. With this 36-21 win it puts OLA at 3-0 on the season. Go Dolphins!!! 

Check our OLA App for game schedules and scores. 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 is underway.  Check our  OLA App for game schedules and scores.   Come out and support the team and GOOOOOO DOLPHINS!! 

Elementary Cross Country Team Finals Results

Even though we were missing a few runners on our elementary cross-country team today, we still had an AMAZING race for our elementary school runners! 

 Out of 12 schools, OLA’s elementary girls’ team took FOURTH place overall!

 Out of 13 schools, OLA’s elementary boys’ team took FIFTH place overall!

 Our top three elementary girl runners were:

  • Lily DeBoer (grade 5) finishing in 14th place out of 172 runners with a run time of 7:30

  • Naomi Isbell (homeschool runner grade 4 on our team) finished in 15th place with a mile run time of 7:33

  • Savannah Figueroa (grade 5) finishing 34th with a run time of 8:15

Our top three elementary boy runners were:

  • Evan Abbott (grade 5) finishing 4th out of 171 runners with a run time of 6:17

  • Emmett Lee (grade 5) finishing 12th overall with a run time of 6:55

  • Deven Garcia (grade 5) finishing 34th overall with a run time of 7:19

Middle School Cross Country Team Finals Results

OLA hosted an amazing Championship meet on Friday and our runners did a great job racing!   Thank you to all our families for helping and making this meet a big success!

Although our teams didn’t place in the top 3 teams, we had some great individual results.

Our top three middle school girl runners were:

  • Madeline Abbott (grade 8) finishing in 15th place out of 163 runners with a run time of 13:36

  • Hannah VonGunten (grade 8) finishing in 22nd place with a run time of 13:53

  • Annalee Dufau (grade 6) finishing 24th with a run time of 14:08

 Our top three middle school boy runners were:

  • Caleb Isbell (homeschool runner grade 6 on our team) with a run time of 11:59 finishing in 23rd place out of 244 runners

  • Taylor Kaiser (grade 6) with a run time of 12:01 finishing in 24th place

  • Andrew VonGunten (grade 7) with a run time of 13:03 finishing in 64th place


OLA Basketball-We are looking for a girls and boys basketball coach.  Our sports are off to a great start! Looking forward, we would love to have a girls and boys basketball team ready to go when the season starts in January. Please contact Ms. Fussell if you are interested in coaching.


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This month we will collect donations to support Tender Life Maternity Home. Students may donate $1.00 and may wear a Halloween theme shirt or Halloween colors and jeans or uniform bottoms.  


Edge is on Wednesday nights from  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.

 Official registration for EDGE is now open here—


WED Oct. 26th - EDGE Halloween Party, 6:00pm-7:30pm [Mulcahy Center]

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! 


Fall Harvest Raffle    

Last week each family received 20 tickets for our Fall Harvest Raffle. These tickets are $2.00 each and can be sold through Friday, Nov. 4. More tickets are available in the school office. We hope every family will participate in making this raffle a success.

The first visit of the Pumpkin Trolley will be on Friday, Oct. 28th during the morning snack break. Turn in at least 20 tickets by that morning and your child will get a treat from the Pumpkin Trolley that day!

Fall Harvest Cornhole Tournament, Family Picnic, and Concert!

Sign-up forms for the Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, November 5th, are underway. 25 teams of two can compete for some awesome prizes including a set of OLA Cornhole Tournament logo bean bags! Get your friends and family members together to compete to see who gets the Cornhole bragging rights. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be awarded!

We are lucky to have our own school family dad, and his yacht rock band Nautical Thrust performing a live concert for us at the Fall Harvest Cornhole Tournament and Family Picnic. Participating in the Cornhole Tournament is not required to attend the Family Picnic. In addition to the live concert, we will have picnic meals (limited food sales day of the event), outdoor games including our famous Cake Walk (this year participants can win single desserts but we will also have desserts available for sale in case you don't win at the CakeWalk), face-painting, bubbles, ball games, the Raffle Drawing, and more! We hope to see many families there! 

T-Shirt Contest Winner and Pre-Order Forms

Congratulations to Izabella Tretko in 2nd Grade, the winner of the T-shirt design contest!!!! The Second place winner is Celeste Del Cid grade 2, and Third place is Cherise Burns in  grade 7 . Their drawings will become the school’s Thank You cards. Izabella’s  design will be used for our OLA T-Shirt. Students who purchase this t-shirt can wear it for the rest of the school year on PE days. Please fill out and return the form in the Family envelope and return with payment by Friday, Nov. 4th. 

For any questions related to APA activities, please email Jennifer Bamieh at or call (805) 340-9168. 

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. 


We have opened up  the November 9th  date for fingerprinting to accommodate the surplus from  the October 26th session.  We have a few spaces left on November 9th.  Please contact the office to sign up - 805-642-7198. 

  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: