Cougar News, Week of March 1st




SLE of the Week:

1.3 A faith-filled, active Catholic who strives to build a moral conscience enabling him/her to make decisions based on Catholic values.


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On Wednesday, March 7th, we welcome our Visiting Committee for the three-day visit portion of our accreditation process.  Prior to their arrival, they spent time reading and re-reading our Self Study.  Throughout the day, the Visiting Committee will visit classes and meet with students, staff, and Father Dave.  In the evenings, they will meet with parents from the Consultative and SPA Board.  Thursday and Friday they will continue with visits as they write their report, along with our pastor and Superintendent.  It will be presented to the staff on Friday afternoon.  The final copy of the report will arrive within a few weeks, and we will be honored to post it for the school community to review.  
A really big thank you goes to all the staff for the 15 months of hard work in preparing the Self Study and for preparing for the upcoming visit.  
Our goals that will impact student learning, from the Self Study are:

creating and implementing opportunities for families to deepen their Catholic faith,

creating a new innovation space

• utilizing professional learning communities to improve and enhance student learning

• further data-driven instruction to improve student learning and expanding the use of assessments

• investigating and implementing a school-wide spiraling-up writing program


More information will be presented on Wednesday, March 14th, during our General Parent Meeting.


St. Angela Merici Parish School is registered with AmazonSmile, a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to our school!


How does it work? You can either use our unique charity LINK to sign up with your Amazon account, or sign up for AmazonSmile manually and select to support Saint Angela Merici Parish School. Please note that you MUST type in “Saint Angela Merici Parish School” to find us, not “St. Angela Merici Parish School”; the big difference is “Saint“, not “St.”.


Thank you for supporting St. Angela Merici Parish School!




This year St. Angela Merici will be entering individuals in the annual PAL track meet on May 19th and 20th, 2018.


We will not be having formal track practices this current year, however, classes may get together to practice on their own. For those who wish to participate in the track meet, there will be a sign-up sheet and information about fees and uniforms at the end of this month.


General Parent Meeting

On Wednesday, March 14th, at 7:00 PM, our General Parent Meeting will be held in the Parish Hall. We highly encourage all parents to attend. The topics to be covered in this meeting will be:

  • Principal Message
  • School’s Safety Plan
  • WASC/WCEA Report
  • Summerfest News
  • Consultative Board Report
  • SPA Board Report


Moms in Prayer 

Join “Moms in Prayer” every Wednesday morning at 9:15 AM in the OLG room (on the Parish side of campus) for an hour of prayer. You will be inspired and touched as we pray for our kids, teachers and school. 


For more information, contact Jessica Haapala at " > or (714) 514-6542.


This week’s prayer is: May the God of hope fill _______ with all joy and peace as he/she trusts in You, so that _______ may overflow with hope by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

In this issue:


  • WASC/WCEA Visit
  • AmazonSmile
  • Track
  • General Parent Meeting
  • Moms in Prayer

2018-2019 School Year


Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin in March. Tuition for the new school year will be $6,100 per child and the registration fee is $450 per child. Extended Care Fees will not change.



Memory Wall


If you would like to honor a special friend, family member, or the memory of a loved one you may order a beautiful decorative plaque that will be installed on the new memory wall in the Prayer Garden. The brass plated plaques are 5″ by 11.5″ and customized with your special message. 



To find out more information or to place your order, find the flyer under the “Documents” tab of Sycamore, located in the “School Forms” folder.



Financial Aid Announcement


Financial Aid applications are currently being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year through the FACTs Grant and Aid application process. Applications and all required documents must be uploaded, verified and received by FACTs by May 1st, 2018.


Financial aid applications submitted without all required documents by the May 1st, 2018 deadline WILL NOT be considered for financial aid. In order to give families enough time to make enrollment decisions for the 2018-2019 school, based on financial aid awards, these dates will not be extended.


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