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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…November 8,  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 willb e greatest in the kingdom of heaven’ (Matthew 18:4).

Tuesday of week 32  in Ordinary Time

Titus 2:1-8, 11-14. The salvation of the just comes from the Lord – Psalm 36(37):3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29. Luke 17:7-10.

It is always time to do right

Children are instructed to behave well but it is something that adults should also consider. Today’s Psalm makes it clear that good behavior should be celebrated and will be rewarded by the Lord. Meanwhile, Luke intones that none of us is above good behavior and that we should treat everyone as equals, even those we think of as inferior. Social attitudes to managing behavior have changed and we no longer emphasize punishment, instead we celebrate the positive and reward the good. These readings clarify that as being the goal all along and the rewards for such acts will come from heaven itself. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr, a man who exemplified commitment to the greater good and sacrifice for others in his fight for civil rights, ‘the time is always right to do what is right’. Today is a very good day to reflect on how you can do that.

Daily School Schedule - Petra Christian Academy

Calendar Highlights  

November 7th-10th                   7th Grade Outdoor School

November 8th                                APA Board Meeting 6:30 pm OLA School

November 9th                                Makeup Picture Day

November 11th                              No School-Veterans Day

November 16th                             Presto Pasta Fundraiser

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. 

  • Presto Pasta Fundraiser Flyer

  • Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Packet

  • Jeans for Jesus Flyer

  • Makeup Picture Day Flier

This week on Friday we celebrate our Veterans who served to make our country free.  Let us remember all who have served in this prayer:

Dear Lord, Today we honor our veterans, worthy men and women who gave their best when they were called upon to serve and protect their country. We pray that you will bless them for their unselfish service in the continual struggle to preserve our freedoms, our safety, and our country's heritage, for all of us. Amen

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. 

Volunteer Opportunities at Community Memorial Hospital AuxiliaryHeart & Vascular Program | Community Memorial Health System

Since Covid the number of Volunteers at the CMH has dropped considerably.  This is a great opportunity for high school students. There are a variety of services available to choose from. Volunteering only requires a minimum of 5 hours each month.  Applications are available at the Community Memorial Hospital front desk, or call 805-948-4299 for more information. 

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!

This month our student council members are encouraging our students to donate canned soup to help with the Parish Thanksgiving Baskets. Collection boxes are located in front of the trophy case. 


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


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 



Fall Picnic and Cornhole Recap- The event was a success! Thank You to all the volunteers who donated items and time! We couldn't do it without you!!

The Raffle Ticket Winners:                                  

1st Prize $500 -Lydia Jordan/Galbraith-Albutt           

2nd prize $250 -The Panza Family

3rd Prize $100 -The Fink Family

The Cornhole Tournament Winners:    

1st Place- The Enforcers-Manny Perez & Joey De Los Reyes

2nd Place-Happy Sacks-The Hatlers and McCalisters

3rd Place-The Roots-Mr. And Mrs. Root

Presto Pasta Fundraiser-Wednesday November 16th 11:00am-9:00pm Support OLA and take the night off of cooking with dinner from Presto Pasta! Present the printed flier or show the image on your phone for OLA to receive 20% of your total bill. 

Our Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Launches Today!

Fundraiser runs from November 7 -December 2

We are excited to launch our holiday fundraiser today. The Charleston wrap fundraiser contains gifts for family, friends, colleagues, and pets! Charleston wrap has something for everyone including wrapping paper, candy, chocolates, novelties, cooking essentials, candles, custom items, and more. Shopping and registration are simple and 100% online. Your child can earn a prize simply by sharing your unique registration code with 10 friends or family members today! It's that easy... Register and Share with 10 people today to win a prize! Remember the more people that shop from our online holiday store the more money the school will earn. 

The school will earn 30-40>#/b### of all purchases (price varying on items), and all items are shipped directly to the purchasers. Please share with all your friends and family so OLA can earn as much holiday cheer as possible! 

Register Here:

Charleston Wrap Link

Group Code: 24996

Thank you for supporting our school. If you have questions please contact Jenny Giammanco

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)

  • November 19, 

  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: