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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 29,  2022

Advent Reflection for November 29 – Tuesday of the first week of Advent

Readings: IS 11:1-10; PS 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; LK 10:21-24

Invitation to Prayer: Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.

Reflection: Peace. It’s a term kicked around, but something we desire.

Following Christ and taking his words to heart, is the greatest path of peace.

These past years our world of personal pace and world peace has been upended with a tragic pandemic, and war in Europe.

During the pandemic, our lives changed drastically on a dime. There were lockdowns, children couldn’t go to school, life memory events were canceled: all creating a hole in our lives. Peace was shattered,

I went through a shattering peace moment in the summer. I fell, shattered my ankle and my first thoughts were why me? Yet hundreds of people prayed, The staff at the hospital brought me peace in their assistance and smiles. Encouragement triumphed over doubt. So many people I never knew guided me on the path of peace with Jesus Christ the guiding hand.

As darkness overtakes daylight, we are traveling toward a day that the world changed forever more. It’s a wonderful time to utilize God’s gifts of encouragement and perseverance. Those tools lighten the darkness and bring about peace. Days of quiet and listening. Do you hear what I hear?

Prayer: Lord Jesus help me to encourage my friends and family and walk with them in a journey of Christ this Advent Season. Help me to shed my sins to be a warrior of peace.

Action: This Advent, help out those around you, especially encourage and persevere with those dealing with loss.

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

Daily School Schedule - Petra Christian Academy

Calendar Highlights  

December 2        First Trimester Awards Ceremony in Mulcahy 1:30 pm

December 2         Middle School Dance 6-9pm 

December 2         Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Closes 

December 6         APA Board Meeting 6:30 @ OLA

December 8         All School Mass 9:30

December 9         Barnes & Noble Bookfair  3pm-7:30pm

December 9         Urbane Cafe Fundraiser 4pm-9pm

December 13       Christmas Program 6:30 pm - OLA Church

December 16       Jeans for Jesus-Theme Christmas (no charge)

December 19-January 2         Christmas Break

January 3                                              School resumes

 Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

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

  • Report Cards

  • Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Reminder

  • Barnes & Noble Bookfair “Save the Date”

  • Urbane Cafe Fundraiser Flyer

  • Parent Hour Summary

Save the Date-Barnes & Noble Bookfair

When: Friday, December 9th, 2022

  Time:  3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come Join the Fun!

Make sure to sign in for a chance to win 1 of 3 gift cards!  

Receive a reward pass for a Free non-uniform dress day with any purchase made at Barnes & Noble on 12/9.   

Plan Ahead: Receive 1 parent hour for every $100 bought in Barnes & Noble Scrip

Thank you for supporting our School!

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!

The Student Council will be collecting canned soup to donate to Many Meals this holiday season as well as adopting a family through St. Vincent De Paul. More information will be coming soon. 


OLA Sports Center

Boys Flag Football-

Boys Flag Football will play their first playoff game on Monday December 5th here at OLA at 3:30. Check our OLA App for game schedules and scores. Come out and support the team and GOOOOO DOLPHINS!!!

Girls Volleyball will play their first playoff game Friday December 2nd here at OLA at 3:30-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.


Our Charleston Wrap fundraiser ends this Friday December 2nd. Charleston Wrap offers quality items for your home and gifts from wrapping paper to yummy goodies to personalized items and more! Shop now, delivery is right to your home. OLA will earn 30%-40% back on all items ordered by Friday December 2nd. Register at registercw.com with the school code 24996. Shop for gifts and share the link with family and friends! The more you shop the more we earn! 

Click on the link below to register and shop now!!

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

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

Urbane Cafe Fundraiser Friday December 9th from 4:00pm-9:00pm

Shop the bookfair, enjoy dinner out and support our school!

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    

New sessions to begin in the new year. These sessions will be led by Dea Boheme.  Please call Dea at (805) 390-1260  to reserve a spot. Protecting God's Children (Initial training, 3 hours)

All sessions begin at 1 pm and are held in the Santa Cruz Room


  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: