Fidelity definition

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 17, 2023

 Virtue of the Month of January is Fidelity~ Being faithful to promises and commitmentsTerminology of Catholic Belief by Ryan LeBlanc

Our Saints this month:

Grade PK- 2:  

St. Cecilia

Grade 3 - 5:

 Bls. Lugi & Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi

Grade 6-8: 

Gianna Molla

Fidelity: Being Faithful to Promises and Commitments

Fidelity is a virtue closely allied to truthfulness.  Its function is to incline a person to the fulfillment of his promises.  Truthfulness inclines one to conform his speech to the judgment of his mind, while fidelity disposes him to confirm his deeds to his promises and vows. Fidelity also concerns loyalty: Loyalty first of all to the right of God, to your family, and to all your neighbors. 

We are by nature social beings.  This means in practice that we are dependent on one upon the other. Since we are dependent, we need to trust each other in order to be able to build necessary social units , such as the family, local community, state, church, etc.  If individuals are not truthful, not trustworthy, not faithful to what they say and promise, then the whole social system begins to crack. 

So we are to do all that we can to increase our faith. We do Him no favors by following his law, by being faithful to the teachings of the Church he founded.  His love for us through salvation history is a complete gift.  This is the meaning of grace.  Therefore, he owes us nothing but is owed our worship and our constant fidelity.  This is why the Psalmist today reminds us, “If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts.” 

Daily School Schedule - Petra Christian Academy

Calendar Highlights    

January 18                  Panda Express Fundraiser 10am-10pm

January 20                 Spelling Bee 8:15 in Mulcahy

January 20                 Jeans for Jesus-Disney Theme

January 27                  All School Mass 9:30 am

January 29-February 4                  Catholic Schools Week

January 30-February  1st              8th Grade Catalina Trip

February 2                                                  Open House 6:30pm  

 Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

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

  • Jeans for Jesus flier

  • Celebrating Sunday for Catholic Families Book

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 


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 or the caterer’s app-SBHS Cafe. 

We have added the option to access ordering directly from OUR website and app. Look for the “HOT LUNCH” in the upper right corner of our website or the “ORDER HOT LUNCH button on our app. 

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

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

  2. Sign in with the same account you use for

  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 to generate donations.  Purchases at will not generate donations

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

More info -

Scan this QR Code

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 E-Gift 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 or Regina Ruiz


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

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

Thank you. 

We would like to welcome Mr. Steve Shura and Ms. Celina Cantu as  the Girls basketball coaches. We are excited for our upcoming season!  Go Dolphins!  

Girls and Boys basketball tryouts will be taking place this week. Please watch for emails from our coaches. 

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:


Cinco de Mayo Auction Planning Meeting

Thursday, January 19th at 6:45pm on Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

Auction Planning Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 979 6000 1333

Passcode: 949576

Come one, come all to the first planning meeting for our 2023 Cinco de Mayo Auction! The APA is sponsoring the Auction and Dinner Fundraiser, our biggest fundraiser of the year, which will take place Friday, May 5, 2023, at the Poinsettia Pavilion. We need your help in making this event the best and biggest fundraiser of the year! Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting we are hosting via Zoom. Erin Canavan and Molly Brennan Dufau are heading up the Auction Committee and will fill us in on ways we can all help to raise much needed funds for school improvements.

Come find out what the Auction is all about, and meet some amazing parent volunteers. You will earn parent hours for attending, and can learn ways to continue earning parent hours on your own time! 

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Bamieh at (805) 340-9168 or

Panda Express Fundraiser

Wednesday January 18 from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm, 1722 Victoria Ave. Space C, Ventura. 

Panda Express will donate 20% of all sales during the fundraiser back to OLA. Order online at or the Panda Express App. Enter 341102 in the fundraiser code box OR Bring paper flier or show it on your smartphone

Thank you for supporting 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    

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, February 4, 2023, 1-4 pm in the Santa Cruz Room

Keeping the Promise Alive (Recertification), Saturday, February 11, 2023, 1-2:30 in Santa Cruz Room.


February 14, 2023 from 11 am - 7 pm

Parish House Main conference Room 

Reservations Call : The Parish Office 805-642-7966

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  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: