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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 15,  2022

We wish you all the warmth, wonder  and cheer of the Holiday Season beginning with Thanksgiving.  We are so very thankful for all our OLA Families!  Happy Thanksgiving from the OLA Faculty & Staff!

Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks.

Thank you for all the graces and blessings. You have bestowed upon us, spiritual and temporal: our faith and religious heritage. Our food and shelter, our health, the love we have for one another, our family and friends.

Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity, please grant us continued grace and blessing throughout the coming year.

This we ask in the Name of Jesus, Your Son and our Brother. 


 Virtue of the Month of November ~ Humility

Our Saints:

Grades PK - 2   St. John the Baptist 

Grades 3 - 5      St. Pio Pietrelcina

 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 33  in Ordinary Time

St Albert the GreatJuly 10, 2022 - Bible verse of the day (ESV) - 1 John 4:10 - DailyVerses.net

Apocalypse 3:1-6, 14-22. The one who is victorious I will sit beside me on my throne – Psalm 14(15):2-5. Luke 19:1-10.

I must stay at your house today

The story of Zacchaeus is sometimes used to illustrate the sacrament of Reconciliation. But it can also shed light on the Eucharist itself. First, Zacchaeus comes to find Jesus, though he fears to get too close. He is aware of his sins and feels unworthy. But Jesus welcomes him with open arms and joins him for a feast – a great example of his ‘meal fellowship’. Zacchaeus is reconciled with his community and promises to restore and help others. So, when we gather at the table of the Eucharist, we bring our true and humble selves. Jesus makes us welcome and rejoices in our presence. Then he invites us to the feast where we bring our small gifts of bread and wine that are transformed into something much greater. And we leave changed, renewed and missioned to make the world a better place.

Daily School Schedule - Petra Christian Academy

Calendar Highlights  


November 16th                      Presto Pasta Fundraiser

November 16-18th               Parent Conferences-Noon Dismissal

November 18th                      Jeans for Jesus-Theme Fall

November 21-25th             Thanksgiving Break

November 28th                      School Resumes

December 2                              First Trimester Awards Ceremony in

                                                             Mulcahy 1:30pm

December 2                             Middle School Dance 6-9pm 

 Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

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

  • Middle School Dance Registration Information  (Middle School Students only)

The school office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Monday November 21 thru Friday November 25. The staff wishes all of you a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!

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

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 


Thinking about giving gift cards this holiday season? Plan ahead and order through RaiseRight.com. Orders can be paid online or in the school office. The deadline to order for Christmas delivery is Monday December 5th. Gift Cards will be delivered before we go on Christmas break. Remember-Our school earns a percentage back on every card purchased.

As an added bonus, earn one parent hour for every $200 in gift cards purchased! 

Should you have any questions, please contact: Katie Flores jimmykatieflores@gmail.com or Regina Ruiz reginam03@hotmail.com


What’s Happening with our Student Council!

Thank you for all the canned food donations. The Student Council wishes all our school families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!


 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 basketball coach. We are hoping to have a coach in place when we return from Thanksgiving break to allow time for sign ups and practice to begin.  Please contact Ms. Fussell if you are interested in coaching. principal@olaventura.org

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 youthministry@ola-vta.org or 805-642-7966 x121.


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 is underway!

Fundraiser runs from November 7 -December 2

It’s easy to support our fundraiser! Invite friends and family to shop by sending emails, sharing on social media, and texting the fundraising link to your friends & family to quickly spread the word!

The proceeds of every purchase will make a BIG difference in our fundraising efforts this year with 30%-40% going to the school. With over 2,500 great products you can be confident that everyone you know will find something they like.

Visiting family over the Thanksgiving break? Pick up a couple of extra catalogs from the school office to take along and share. 

Register Here:

Charleston Wrap Link

Group Code: 24996

Thank you for supporting our school. If you have questions please contact Jenny Giammanco jenny@cbfproductions.com

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 jenniferbamieh@yahoo.com    

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 jennifer@olaventura.org.  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: