Cougar News, Week of December 13th


13 DECEMBER 2018



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Once again, we need to remind our school community to practice safe driving. Speeding through morning carline has become an increasingly dangerous issue among the several other unsafe driving practices we have observed lately, such speeding through the residential area around our school, distracted drivers, drivers unsafely blocking traffic and more. Not only do we observe these dangerous practices occurring on almost a daily basis, but we have received several complaints from individuals who live nearby our school. There are reduced speeds in school zones and residential areas for a reason. Failure to follow the California driving laws, especially in areas of reduced speeds, will result in serious and sometimes fatal consequences. 


If you need a reminder on California driving laws specific to speed in a school zone or residential area, click the link HERE. If you would like more information on the dangers and consequences of distracted driving, click the link HERE. If you need information about pedestrian safety, click the link HERE. Most importantly, click on this LINK to learn how to drive safely around schools.



Christmas Musicals


This year our students will be putting on three Christmas musicals to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

  •  Merry Little Christmas: On Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 PM, TK through 2nd grade will present a collection of holiday favorite songs to celebrate the reason for the season.
  • Light of the World: On Tuesday, December 18th at 6:00 PM, 6th through 8th grade middle school students will present a theatrical performance with storytelling, singing, dancing, and worship.
  • What Wonderful God-given Christmas Day: On Friday, December 21st at 10:00 AM, our School Band and 3rd through 5th grade students will present a poetic Nativity with story and song at our Birth of Jesus Prayer Service .


Glidewell Family Christmas

During this Christmas season, let’s come together as a SAM Family and shower the Glidewell children with love and gifts as they grieve the loss of their beautiful mother and our beloved PE teacher, Kelley Glidewell. We would like to cover each child’s entire wish list. If you are able and willing to make a donation, we are asking for cash and gift cards. Generic gift cards such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Target, Amazon will be used to purchase gifts from the childrens’ Christmas wish lists. Please send your donation in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Glidewell Family Christmas” and ask your donation be dropped off in the Front Office by Monday, December 17th.



Next Week’s Schedule


Next Wednesday, December 19th, is a late start morning as usual. Friday, December 21st, is a half day with NO Extended Care


 Parents Day Out


The 8th grade class is giving you an incredible opportunity to do your Christmas shopping KID-FREE! On December 15th from 12:00-4:00 PM, 8th grade will be hosting Parents Day Out! The 8th graders and their parents will babysit your children (potty trained only) while you have a day to get all of your hustle and bustle done. 


The babysitting will take place in the St. Angela Merici parish rooms. A hot dog lunch, snacks and water will be provided. Please complete the “Parents Day Out” form and return it to the Front Office by Friday, December 14th. Pre-registration is preferred but drop-ins are welcome. The cost for Parents Day Out is donation only for the 8th grade Wasington D.C. trip. All donations are greatly appreciated! 



December Family Mass


St. Angela Merici Parish School is excited to announce our next Family Mass is Christmas Eve, December 24th at 4:00 PM. All grades are encouraged to attend and may participate as readers, greeters, ushers and choir by signing-up HERE. All students who attend this Mass & dress in their holiday best may wear free dress Monday, January 7th.



Attention 3rd-5th Graders!

3rd through 5th grade students are invited to sing Christmas Carols at the Villagio at Capriana Memory Care Center in Brea on Wednesday, December 19th, at 9:15 AM. Students will arrive to the senior center dressed in formal uniform with holiday hats, scarves, accessories, etc. Questions can be directed to Miss Nina at gro.a1560939187erbal1560939187egnat1560939187s@ret1560939187ragmu1560939187abn1560939187  Please sign-up Here !!!


Parents are responsible for providing transportation for their own child to the senior center and back to school after carolingAddress: 454 S. La Floresta Dr., Brea 92823. The Center is located next to Whole Foods Market.

In this issue

driving safety

Christmas musicals

Next week’s schedule

Parents day out

december family mass

yearbooks & Ads on sale

attention 3rd – 5th graders!



Dining for Dollars at CPK

Thank you to those who participated in our Dining for Dollars Fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen this past Monday! St. Angela Merici Parish School brought in total sales of $1,234.36, of which $246.88 will be donated to our school


Yearbooks & Ads On Sale

The yearbook and yearbook ad sales are done entirely online again this year, saving you the hassle of paperwork and checks! Yearbook ad orders must be completed by February 16th and yearbook orders must be completed by February 28th. Full-page ads are reserved for 8th graders and half-page ads are available for all students.


To purchase your yearbook, visit this link HERE. To purchase an ad, visit this link HERE.



Cougar Store

The Cougar Store has items in stock that are available for immediate delivery! The Cougar Store has red/gray Spirit T-shirts and Cougar Hoodies in stock in all youth sizes and some adult sizes. T-shirts are $13 and Hoodies are $25. 


For more information or if you are interested in purchasing an item, please contact Noe Soto at (562) 822-1704.



Christmas Concert at the Church

There will be a Christmas Concert held at the Church on Saturday, December 22nd at 7:00 PM, presented by Eric Le Van, Solene Le Van Parish Cantor and the Le Van Family Musicians. Refreshments will be served in the foyer of the hall at 6:30 PM. For more information, click HERE.








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