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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…February 7, 2023

Tuesday: Week 5  in Ordinary Time 

Genesis 1:20 – 2:4. O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth! – Psalm 8:4-9. Mark 7:1-13.

God’s name is written in every part of our earth

‘O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!’ We have become wonderfully accustomed in Australia to acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we stand. We are becoming more conscious of the care our first peoples had for this land for thousands of years. Their identity is tied up with this sacred country. The author of Genesis records the fifth and sixth days of creation in the liturgy today. ‘God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.’ Those two ‘days’ of God’s creation would have taken a few billion years of our time. And now after two centuries of industrial revolution we have changed the climate, and driven to extinction so many of God’s creatures. God’s name is written in every part of our earth. May we honour, with our Aboriginal brothers and sisters, the sacredness of the land on which we stand.


Virtue of the Month of January is Cheerfulness~ Looking on the bright side.

Our Saints this month:

Grade PK- 2:  St. John Bosco

Grade 3 - 5:  St. St. Philip Neri

Grade 6-8: Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro

Cheerfulness : looking on the bright side. 

Cheerfulness itself is a virtue. Therefore, it is a habit that can and should be acquired. There are three important virtues that make people cheerful in the true sents of the word: hope, fortitude, & fraternal charity. 

“The cheerful person always sees in any present evil come prospective good; in pain he sees a Cross from which will issue a Resurrection; in trial, he finds correction and discipline and an opportunity to grow in wisdom; in sorrow, he gathers patience and resignation to the Will of God.  Helping others is not only the cause of cheerfulness, but also the fuel which keeps it burning.  As Helen Keller, seeing through blindness wort “ Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness.”  

( Archbishop Fulton Sheen)

Daily School Schedule - Petra Christian Academy

Calendar Highlights  

  February 7-February 9              Spring WCEA/WASC Visit

February 7                                             APA Board Meeting 6:30 pm

February 8                                              Art Trek Training 8:15 am-10:45 am

February 8                                              Rincon Brewery Fundraiser 5pm-8pm

February 14                                           Valentines Day

February 17                                           Jeans 4 Jesus-Destination Theme

February 20                                          No School-Presidents Day

February 22                                          Ash Wednesday

February 24                                          No School-Religious Ed Conference   

 Contents of Weekly Brown Envelope

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

  • Class Photo (if ordered)

  • Middle School-Valentine’s Dance Dress Code

TK & Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2023-2024

TK & Kindergarten Registration - If you have a child that will be entering  TK or Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year, please fill out the online application and submit ASAP. We will be sending out screening letters soon.

“Fund the Classroom” Amazon Wish Lists-Thank you for all the wonderful items parents have been donating through the Amazon Wish Lists! The lists will remain active until the end of the school year. Share with out of town family and friends and  check back often as new items will be added. This is an easy way to earn a few extra parent hours. Every $15 spent earns 1 hour. 

Click the link below.

Our Lady of the Assumption School Charity Lists

*Important* Please complete a gift receipt for all purchases and include your name and the teacher's name and grade. This will help with delivery when the items arrive at the 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 you!   

What’s Happening with our Student Council!

Valentine Grams sales will start Tuesday February 7th- PARENTS ONLY from 7:30am-8:00am in the Marion Plaza.

STUDENTS will be able to purchase Valentine Grams in their classrooms during the school day. 

Both parents and students can purchase Valentine Grams Wednesday February 8th from 7:30am-8:00am in the Marion Plaza *while supplies last*

Grams cost $2.00 each. Please try to have exact change. The Valentine Grams will be handed out Monday February 13th

Dolphin sticker" Sticker for Sale by ClothClub | Redbubble

OLA Sports Center

Boys Basketball- Won their first game vs St. Augustine-2. Next game is scheduled for Wednesday February 8th here vs St. Mary Magdalen -2. Game time 3:30pm.

Girls Basketball-Lost their first game vs St. Augustine. Next game is scheduled for Thursday February 9th here vs. Santa Clara. Game time 3:30pm. 

All games are posted on our school app. Come out and support our teams!!

Go Dolphins!



Our annual spring auction and raffle is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We raise much needed funds for school improvements that benefit all families and children at OLA. This year, some of the improvements that Ms. Fussell hopes to include installing a camera for security at the front gate, installing solar panels so that the school can eventually add air conditioning and not overwork our dated electrical infrastructure, and building a restroom for the TK classroom. 

The APA Board has planned the auction this year with a Cinco De Mayo Theme. It will take place May 5, 2023 at the Poinsettia Pavilion, from 5:30pm until 10:00pm. As we are saying, "No time to Siesta, let's Fiesta!" 

There are many aspects to making sure this event is successful and goes off smoothly. The APA Board members are a small and mighty group, but we would love to have as many school families as possible join us in making it an even more successful event. To this end, we have formed committees to spread the work among all Board members. If you are interested in helping out with a certain committee, you can contact me and I can put you in touch with the appropriate Board person. 

As always, you will earn parent hours for all hours you volunteer helping out with the Auction and Raffle.

If you are unable to volunteer to help but have a connection for any of the above committees (printer, drink or food vender, auction items, etc), please reach out to me. 

Thank you for taking your time to help make our school the best learning environment for our children! 

Jennifer Bamieh

(805) 340-9168

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 February.

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


February 14, 2023 from 11 am - 7 pm

Parish House Main conference Room 

Reservations Call : The Parish Office 805-642-7966

 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: