Monday, April 4th- Cougar News

Reverence, Respect and Responsibility…..     Charity of the Month: Earth Day

St. Angela Merici School        Cougar News

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Registration Packets for 2011-2012 are due April 8th.. Click on FACTS now and sign up!!!



Upcoming Week
April 4th- 8th


April 4th

9:30 Start

7:00pm- SPA Board Mtg


April 8th

Registration Packets due




2011-2012:  1st Day of school: August 29th


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Great Job to our 5th Grade Class who baked goodies and collected proceeds for the victims and families in Japan!!!



Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make our 5th grade bake sale a huge success.  All the students brought in wonderful, delicious, and beautiful treats.  The students helped work the sale, set-up and clean-up.  Once again, your students exhibited discipleship in action.  Their efforts raised $785.49 for the victims of the earthquake in Japan.  Thank you for supporting our bake sale and helping the students see the face of Jesus in all those around us.
Christ’s Blessings to All-
Mrs. McConnell






Angel Foods Hot Lunch.. Order Online Now….






Scholastics Book Fair will be at SAM’s from
April 11th to April 15th
Come and find your books for the Summer!
Monday April 11
Fifth Grade 8:45 – 9:30 – Library time
Second Grade 9:40 – 10:45 – Library time
Recess (everyone)
Lunch (everyone)
Tuesday April 12
Third Grade 9:50 – 10:25 – Library time
Fourth Grade 11:30 – 12:00 – Library time
Kinder 12:45 – 1:45 – Library time
Recess (everyone)
Lunch (everyone)
Wednesday April 13
Fifth Grade 8:45 –  9:30 – Library time
Pre – K 9:30 – 10:00 – Library time
First Grade 1:30 – 2:30 – Library time
Recess (everyone)
Lunch (everyone)
Thursday April 14
Third Grade 9:50 – 10:25 – Library time
Fourth Grade 11:30 – 12:00 – Library time
Recess (everyone)
Lunch (everyone)
Friday April 15
Recess (everyone)
Lunch (everyone)

Schedules for both Boys Volleyball and Girls are below.. Click on your sport:


Boys A Volleyball   5-0

Boys B Volleyball  2-0

Girls A Softball 1-1

Girls B Softball 3-1


Click on Images to go to our own Sports Pages….







Thank you to all the families who are pledging towards the PSA!!!!  You are helping out our Youth Ministry





Attention All Photographers!!!

Seeking school pictures for sports, field trips, scouts, classroom activities, or any school event suitable for yearbook. If you have any pictures that you would like to submit, please put them on a CD or flash drive and turn them into the office. Any school pictures you have for yearbook would be greatly appreciated. Please submit all photos by April 8, 2011.




ALL YEARBOOK ADS ARE DUE ON APRIL 12TH,  2011 .   Forms are in the front office.



Earth Day Celebration:


We will be celebrating Earth Day on April 20th.. Start collecting your e-waste, bottles and cans.  More information to follow..




Beatification of Pope John Paul II

St. Angela will be having a special prayer service in honor of Pope John Paul on Holy Thursday, April 21st.  We will be having a prayer service at 8:15 am.








Echoes from the Past,

Voices for the Future

by Mackenna Alvarez

Eighth Grade

St. Angela Merici, Brea


Based on the Survivor Testimony of: Richard Billauer

What future generations extract from the Holocaust does not do

justice to the colossal acts of intolerance and injustice

wreaked by the Nazis in Europe during the 1930’s and 40’s.

It is difficult to fully comprehend the mass genocide of the European Jews, and millions of others, when taught in the bland

pages of a history book. To come to a tangible understanding of

the horrors of the Holocaust may require actual testimonies told

from a survivor’s perspective, such as Richard Billauer’s.

In order to prevent emotional detachment from the effects of

the Holocaust, it is essential to preserve memory, which is one

of the most evidential links to the past.

Richard Billauer is just on of the members in his entire family to

survive the Holocaust. At a young age, Richard was falsely

promised a safe return to his home town from his hiding place

in Russia, but was sent to an isolated concentration camp to

work instead. Unlike most others, Richard was able bodied

and continuously transferred to different camps to work.

Separated from his family, Richard was left to undergo the

harsh conditions alone. The average youth will never

be able to fully relate to the physical, emotional pain the

Holocaust survivors endured. Survivors are often regarded as

strangers from a different time. However, certain elements of

Richard’s testimony humanizedresonated with me personally.

Before being deported to a concentration camp, Richard lost

his mother, who was battling a disease. My own mother who

resembles Richard’s hardworking, eccentric mother, almost lost her life to a hemorrhaged liver tumor. I could have lost one of the most influential, important people to me, just as Richard did. The agony of abandoning her family is what my mother described going through and what Richard’s mother must

have felt. By ignoring the nightmare of the Holocaust, future generations are bred the ignorance of prejudice and danger of hatred. The Holocaust shows the extent of human animosity and how far astray people will be led for a cause. Despite historical mistakes, mass murders, bigotry, torture, war, and conflict are still rife in today’s societies. Humanity tends to neglect or worse, forget the atrocities performed by its predecessors. How do we define ourselves any differently from those who persecuted the Jews

when we too are victims of racism and hate? Society as a whole should utilize the events of the Holocaust to prevent a devastating repetition. I feel that along with the knowledge of life during the

Holocaust, I have gained a personal attachment to Richard. Because of him, I have motivated myself to reject unfairness. I may not have the power to alter the opinions of those committing serious acts of violence, but one person can have an immense effect on those around him. After all, Adolf Hitler possessed the power to manipulate a nation to impassively murder millions of innocent people. I know I am just one of the many Richard has influenced through his testimony.





Thank you for helping out our Girl Scouts with the Pet Supply Food Drive












Cougar Cash News

Borders Books will no longer be available once we sell out of the current stock we have.  We still have some 10’s & 25’s.

Sorry to inform you In-N-Out is also no longer available.

Cougar Cash is sold the following times:

Tuesday @ lunch benches from 7:45 am to 8:15 am
Tuesday @ lunch benches from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Thursday @ lunch benches from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Friday @ lunch benches from 7:45 am to 8:15 am

Just to let you know, if we do not have school on a Friday, Cougar Cash will be sold on Thursday morning.

SummerFest News…



$500 Sponsor…. what do you get?   How about a free unlimited ride wristband for your child….   For more information, contact Melissa Williams.



It’s that time of year again!  It’s time to start bringing in those sponsors for SummerFest.  If you know anyone with any business that is interested in sponsoring or donating to the SummerFest, please make contact and confirm those pledges.  If you need any help or additional information, please call Melissa Williams at 714-608-1213




Spring Cleaning and the Book Booth…
…go hand in hand!  When you clean out those shelves and closets, please donate those old books, DVD’s, CD’s and VHS tapes to the Summerfest Book Booth!

You may drop off items in the Parent Volunteer Room/Kinder Kitchen.

For questions or book pick-up, please call Susie Sweeney 714-931-5298 or Rosie Freitas 714-402-8059. Thank you!




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2 schools will win a $10,000 library upgrade!! Give our school a chance to win.  Every 5 points donated to our school by April 30th gives us a chance to win.

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Target Red Card for St.Angeal Merici Parish School


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Wyatt Sebourn:  Youtube video production made for the families and victims of Japan


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