Cougar News, Week of January 24th


24 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 DRESS PASS! Start brainstorming who you can invite so you can show off our amazing school. Rita’s Italian Ice will serving delicious snacks throughout Open House, with favors such as mango, cherry and cotton candy!


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. 



Career Day


We are still accepting presenters for Career Day on 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.a1563507476erbal1563507476egnat1563507476s@yad1563507476illah1563507476v1563507476" >gro.a1563507476erbal1563507476egnat1563507476s@yad1563507476illah1563507476v1563507476) 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!



Spark of Love Note Due



If you purchased a Spark of Love bag (cross with St. Christopher charm), please turn your note card in the Spark of Love bag to the Front Office no later than tomorrow, Friday, January 25th. The Spark of Love bag will be delivered during Catholic Schools Week. 



Catholic Schools Week


Catholic Schools Week is almost here! We have an incredible week planned for our St. Angela Merici community and we highly encourage all of our students and parents to participate! Here’s a look at Catholic Schools Week:


Monday, January 28th // Celebrate Our StudentsStudents in casual dress

  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM – All recess
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Ice cream truck, all lunch (play from 12:00 – 12:40 PM, lunch from 12:40 – 1:00 PM)
  • 1:15 PM – Spirit Rally in the gym, students walk over at 1:00 PM

Tuesday, January 29th // Celebrate Our CommunityStudents in regular uniform

  • No 8:00 AM Eucharist
  • 11:30 AM – St. Angela Merici Prayer Service
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Special Persons Lunch (students are encouraged to bring board games)

Wednesday, January 30th // Celebrate Our Nation Students wear red, white and blue

  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM – All lunch with Nation Ball Tournament and Red Cow Fundraiser

Thursday, January 31st // Celebrate our Vocations Students dress as what they would like to be when they grow up

  • 8:20 – 9:20 AM – Career Day for grades 5th – 8th
  • 10:30 – 11:30 AM – Career Day for grades 1st – 4th
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM – Career Day for grades TK/Kinder

Friday, February 1st // Celebrate our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers Students use Free Dress pass from Open House

  • 7:15 – 7:55 AM – Donuts for Dads
  • 1:00 PM – Talent Show at the Boys/Girls Club Gym (Parents, do not bring chairs)



SummerFest 2019


St. Angela Merici SummerFest is approaching and your help is needed! SummerFest Chairs are looking for extra help this year in preparation for one of SAM’s largest fundraising events. If you’d like to participate and get involved with planning this fun event, please join the SummerFest Committee for an informal informational meeting on January 31st at 6:30 PM in the Science Lab. We thank you in advanced for helping plan this incredible event!



Donuts with Dad



Donuts with Dad will be held on Friday, February 1st at 7:15 – 7:55 AM in Olsen Hall. If dad is unable to attend, feel free to bring an uncle, grandfather or someone special!



Talent Show 

Our annual Talent Show will be held on Friday, February 1st at 1:00 PM in the Boys and Girls Club Gym. To sign-up, click the link HERE. If your performance uses recorded music, please email music as an MP3 to Ms. Nina at gro.a1563507476erbal1563507476egnat1563507476s@ren1563507476tragm1563507476uabn1563507476" >gro.a1563507476erbal1563507476egnat1563507476s@ren1563507476tragm1563507476uabn1563507476. All music and sign-ups are due by Tuesday, January 29th.


Book Fair Information/Volunteering


We wanted to make you aware that due to unforeseen software delays, our Book Fair will not be receiving the latest version of Scholastic’s EasyScan registers. This means that eWallet will not be available for use during the Book Fair; please do not register for eWallet. Scholastic will still be providing the best experience for our Book Fair!


Volunteering positions are now open for the Book Fair! You can sign up by clicking the link HERE. You can volunteer between January 27th through February 1st.



Remind App


Beginning January 28th, those who use Remind will no receive messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. To make sure the St. Angela Merici community continue to receives Remind messages, all those who have Verizon Wireless need to download the mobile app or enable email notifications. For more detailed information about why Verizon Wireless users will no longer receive Remind messages, visit this link HERE.



In this issue

Open house

career day

spark of love note due

catholic schools week

summerfest 2019

donuts with dad

talent show

book fair information/volunteering

remind app





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Good Luck, Golf Team!

Good luck to the following members of the golf team in their tournament this weekend!


Kenzie C., 2nd grade

Emma L., 3rd grade

Sienna M., 3rd grade

Naomi P., 4th grade

Noah C., 5th grade

Parker M., 5th grade

Joseph T., 6th grade

Abbie M., 7th grade

Nicholas C., 7th grade

Tessa L., 8th grade

Kaila P., 8th grade

Aidan H., 8th grade

Hunter T., 8th grade


Ice Cream Party

Thank you to the following families for purchasing the Ice Cream Party for their classes at the auction:

  • Valadez Family (TK)
  • Mahon Family (K & 3rd)
  • Posada Family (1st)
  • Fierro Family (2nd)
  • Gonzalez Family (4th)
  • Medina-Castillo Family (5th)
  • Curley Family (6th)
  • McEntee Family (7th)
  • Hinz Family (8th)


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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