Cougar News, Week of January 10th


10 January 2019



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Open House


Mark your calendars and plan to attend Open House on Sunday, January 27th! If your family brings a prospective family to Open House, your children will receive a free homework pass. Please consider liking and sharing our Open House event on Facebook, and inviting your friends and family to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!


For planning purposes, we have created a Google Sheet for prospective families of currently enrolled students. If you have a child who you are interested in enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year, please add his/her information HERE. Packets can be picked up in the office beginning on Monday, January 14th. They will also be available at Open House. 





Our Parent Handbook states that “simple watches” may be worn by students. Please do not send your child to school with a smart watch. Thank you for the support.



Career Day


Career Day will be Thursday, January 31st, 2019. to help inspire our students, we are asking parents (or family friends) to visit our TK – 8th grade classrooms and briefly share for ten minutes about their careers. If you are interested in participating, please email Mrs. Halliday (gro.a1558761220erbal1558761220egnat1558761220s@yad1558761220illah1558761220v1558761220" >gro.a1558761220erbal1558761220egnat1558761220s@yad1558761220illah1558761220v1558761220) with the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Occupation
  • The classes you would like to present in (It does not have to be the class that your child is in)

Presentation times:

  • 8:20 – 9:20 AM // 5th – 8th (Hall)
  • 10:30 – 11:30 AM // 1st – 4th (Hall)
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM // TK and Kinder (Kinder Classroom)


Thank you in advance to all of our presenters!



New Prayer Garden for Church


Class of 2017 alumni Matthew Remley is currently fundraising for his Eagle Project: a prayer garden for our Church dedicated to Mrs. Kelley Glidewell. The garden will be located on a lot near the southwest corner of the Church property. For more information or if you would like to make a donation, you can visit Matthew’s website by clicking the link HERE



Family Mass


Thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas Eve Family Mass! Our upcoming Family Mass times will be January 27th at 9:30 AM and February 23rd at 5:00 PM. Students and families are welcome, and you can participate by signing up HERE. All students who attend in formal uniform may wear free dress on Friday, February 1st.



Women’s Group PALS


There is still time for you to join the St. Angela Merici Parish women’s group PALS (Prayer, Adoration, Learning and Sharing)! PALS meets weekly with with inspirational speakers, with morning fellowship starting on Tuesday’s at 9:15 AM after Mass in the Hall/Sarah room. They invite you to join these faith-filled women to see what PALS is all about! For more information, please contact PALS coordinator Darlene Chavira at (714) 928-0421.



2019 Thrive


You’re invited to attend 2019 Thrive, a workshop that will help you set a personal mission for this new year. You will explore blessings, struggles, gifts and relationships and make a plan to thrive in 2019. This event is on Wednesday, January 16th and has two sessions available: the morning session runs from 9:00 – 10:30 AM and the evening session runs from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, both located in the Parish Hall. 2019 Thrive is run by Pam Hurwitz, who has done ministry in the Diocese of Orange for the past 20 years with children, teens, adults and families. 



In this issue

Open house


Career day

new prayer garden for church

family mass

women’s group Pals

2019 Thrive



Washington DC Raffle Tickets


Washington DC raffle tickets are in the Front Office and ready to be picked up. This is a mandatory fundraiser for all families (TK – 8). All ticket stubs and money are due by January 23rd at 3:00 PM to the Front Office. The $10,000 raffle ticket winner will be pulled on live Broadcast during Open House!


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.



Driving Safety


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.





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