Catholic Saints

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…November 1  2022

Virtue of the Month of November ~ Humility

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. John the Baptist, Grades 3 - 5 St. Pio Pietrelcina, and Grades 6 - 8 St. Therese of Lisieux.   The virtue for this year is Hope and the theme for this year is Study.

Humility is the true evaluation of ourselves with all our limitations.  If we’re truly humble, we’ll admit our shortcomings, but we’ll also recognize our God-given qualities and abilities. As we grow in self-knowledge and humility, we should desire to serve God and others in ways best suited for our talents.  Humility urges us to do good for others without attracting attention or expecting applause; a realistic opinion of ourselves prompts us to give credit for gifts and successes to God.  The secret to swimming heaven? Losing our self-love in the virtue of humility.  “Whoever, therefore, shall humble himself as a little child will be greatest in the kingdom of heaven’ (Matthew 18:4).

Tuesday of week 31  in Ordinary Time

All Saints Day

Apocalypse 7:2-4, 9-14. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face – Psalm 23(24):1-6. 1 John 3:1-3. Matthew 5:1-12.

We are surrounded by the communion of saints

Pope Benedict XVI, in his encyclical letter Spe Salvi (Saved by hope), once described the life of saints as ‘plunging into the ocean of infinite love… life in the full sense, a plunging ever anew into the vastness of being, in which we are simply overwhelmed with joy.’

The lives of those who have been named as saints by the Church are celebrated today. Their lives were marked by deep love, courage in the face of adversity, a willingness to forgive, a total commitment to Jesus and the other. Their lives still inspire us today. All who follow Christ are called to be saints with a small ‘s’. To continue to live lives that are holy and directed towards God.

Let us reflect today on the way that God’s grace works in every human life.

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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 parking lot on Telegraph Rd.  


Daily School Schedule - Petra Christian Academy

Calendar Highlights  

  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

November 16-18                             Parent Conferences-Noon Dismissal

November 18                                    Jeans for Jesus-Theme Fall

November 21-25                          Thanksgiving Break

November 28                                  School Resumes

                                                      Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

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

  • Make up picture day information

Lost and Found-Please check the lost and found located outside the school office for missing items. 

Make Up/Retake Day will be on Wednesday November 9th. All students who were absent, are new to the school or would like their photos retaken will be photographed. For absent or new students, orders can be placed online at or order envelopes are available in the school office. For retakes, please send the complete original picture package back with your student on November 9th detailing the specifics of why you are not happy with the photo. 

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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:






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!

Happy All Saints Day!


  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

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-

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

Girls Volleyball-Check our  OLA App for game schedules and scores.   Come out and support the team and GOOOOOO DOLPHINS!! 


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.



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.

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    

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.

Friday, 11/4 will be the second and final visit from the Pumpkin Trolley during the morning snack break. Selling or buying at least 20 tickets by Friday gets you a first visit from the Trolley! An additional 10 tickets in sales will earn a second visit to the Pumpkin Trolley! The Raffle Drawing will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5th at the Fall Family Picnic and Cornhole Tournament!

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, Jon Dewey 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! 

OLA T-Shirt  Sales 


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: