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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…January 3, 2023

Happy New Year!

Welcome back!  We were happy to see all of our students back safe and ready to learn!   We pray that you all enjoyed a wonderful break with family and friends. 

 John 1:14 (ESV) - John 1:14 ESV - And the Word became flesh and… | Biblia

Most Holy Name of Jesus

1 John 2:29 – 3:6. All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God – Psalm 97(98):1, 3-6. John 1:29-34.

‘Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world’

Imagine being there for these words, when John the Baptist recognizes Jesus as the Messiah. Perhaps you’re a follower who’s been drawn to John’s preaching, baptised by him in water, and listening to his words about God.

Until now, you’ve understood God as a being far beyond our day-to-day world – creating, watching, judging. Now in walks this new person, and the very man who’s been telling you about God proclaims that this new person is God, and that he’s here not to judge you for your sins, but to take them away. Let us sit with that today, and reflect on what it means to have God’s merciful presence in our lives.

Daily School Schedule - Petra Christian Academy

Calendar Highlights  


January 3                School resumes

January 10            APA Board Meeting 6:30 pm @ OLA School

January 11            Art Trek Training 8:15 am-10:45 am Hurley Hall

January 13           No School-Deanery Meeting Professional Development Day

January 16           No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18          Panda Express Fundraiser 10am-10pm

January 20        Spelling Bee 8:15 in Mulcahy

January 20       Jeans for Jesus-Disney Theme

 Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

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

  • None

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  you! 

Hot Lunch Information:

Our new hot lunch program is going well! There have been a few menu changes and photos have been added. Make sure to check our OLA School app for the daily special options. 

Orders can be placed on the caterer’s website www.kbcateringpreorder.com or the caterer’s app-SBHS Cafe. 

Here are a couple of tips to ensure your child receives their lunch. 

  • You must choose OLA School when ordering. If you do not choose OLA School a lunch ticket is not printed and processed. 

  • Please use the “special instructions” or “comment” sections to note your child's name and grade. 

  • For any Thursday orders, if your child will have lunch and is staying for EDC, simply list EDC after the name and grade.

  • When it comes to payment make sure you get a confirmation email that payment has been completed and the order is accepted. 

  • If your child is absent, you must cancel before 9:00 am by texting Kurt @ 805-754-6220

Thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers for helping sort & 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 jennifer@olaventura.org

Support OLA School with Amazon Smile!

Why not benefit our school while holiday shopping on Amazon with Amazon Smile? 

It’s easy and Amazon will donate 0.5% for all eligible purchases back to our school.

Fulfillment by Amazon: How Does Amazon FBA Work?Here's how:

How to use AmazonSmile using the Amazon app on your mobile phone:

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app

  2. Navigate to the main menu (≡)

  3. Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”

  4. Search for "Our Lady of the Assumption" and be sure to select the Ventura, CA location

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app

  6. Once AmazonSmile has been activated in your app, future eligible app purchases will generate a donation for the charity you have selected.

How to use AmazonSmile on a web browser:

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com

  2. Sign in with the same account you use for Amazon.com

  3. Search for "Our Lady of the Assumption" and be sure to select the Ventura, CA location

  4. Start shopping! 

  5. Note:  You must navigate to smile.amazon.com to generate donations.  Purchases at www.amazon.com will not generate donations

  6. Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at smile.amazon.com

More info - 


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Thank you for supporting our school!

Gift Card orders placed in January will be processed on the 5th and the 20th. Please send payment to the school office by the 4th and the 19th if you would like to order. 

EGift Cards are electronic gift cards sent right to your RaiseRight account or to any recipient you choose. RaiseRight has a large selection of EGift options so you don’t have to wait for physical gift cards to arrive or worry about shipping delays. EGift can even be sent as gifts right to the recipient. Log in to your RaiseRight account for those last minute gifts!

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 begin the new year getting ready for Catholic Schools week that will take place at the end of January. 

OLA Sports Center

CONGRATULATIONS OLA GIRLS VOLLEYBALL! The girls went undefeated this season and won the championship game. Great job girls! Thank you to coach Mollie, Mr. Harvey and all the parent volunteers. The season was a huge success because of your hard work and dedication. 

Please remember to return your washed sports jerseys to the school office as soon as possible.

Thank you. 


Women’s Bible Study Session at OLA Church

Find your people bible study - Building a deep Community in a lonely world! 

After dropping off the kids...

Please join us for friendship, knowledge and growth in a 7-week bible study group.  

With coffee and refreshments too.

Questions? Contact Jennifer at: womansbiblestudy@ola-vta.org


Save the Date! Auction Planning Meeting on Zoom tentatively scheduled for the evening of Thursday January 19th on Zoom. Please attend and learn how you can help us plan and prepare for our school Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Auction on May 5, 2023. Watch for a zoom link after the holidays. 

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

Two VIRTUS classes have been scheduled for January.

Protecting God's Children 4.0, Saturday, January 14, 2023, 1-4 pm in the Santa Cruz Room

Keeping the Promise Alive (Recertification), Saturday, January 21, 2023, 1-2:30 in Mulcahy Center.

To register, participants should call 805-390-1260.

  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: