Cougar News- Thursday, October 18th

Reverence, Respect, Responsibility

Thursday, October 18th

"It's What we do"

Cougar News

In this issue

  • Halloween Parade/Costumes/Activities
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Christmas Production and Prayer Service
  • School Raffle Tickets
  • Parent Safety Reminders

SLE of the Week

2B:   A Life-long learner who utilizes technology competently and responsibly to facilitate learning, research, and growth.

Charity of the Month

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Great Job Cougars !!  We had 77 walkers and raised $4905.00!!

Christmas Production- Dec 18th   6:00 pm

St Angela Merici Parish School is proud to present the " A Christmas Carol" as a production for the parents.  This play is to allow our students to have the experience of theater arts and to share their talents with their peers and families.  The script has been read by a couple of staff members, including the administration.  The songs will include fun songs "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" to "The First Noel".  This will be
presented on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:00 pm in the church.  All students are involved with the production, but as always, is optional for the children.

Christmas Prayer Service   Dec. 20th   9:30 am

We also would like the parents to join us on Thursday, December 20th at 9:30 am to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.  All of our students will be participating in the story of the birth of our Jesus Christ with prayers, spiritual songs and celebration.  This is NOT optional for our students to attend due to it is part of the school day.  We highly encourage our parents to show for this celebration due to the majority of our parents do come
to school that day to celebrate Christmas parties. 

We have a production and a prayer service this school year and are very excited about both days.

School Raffle Tickets

Do NOT forget to pick up your raffle tickets in the front office.  The money and tickets are due February 1st!!  This is a mandatory fundraiser for the school.  Each family is required to sell 2 tickets.

Dinner and Auction-  Let It Snow

Saturday, November 10th, 2012 

The St. Angela Merici Parish School Dinner Auction Fundraiser is just around the corner!  Look for your invitation by mail and don't hesitate to send in your RSVP.  Seating is limited!  Secure a babysitter and invite friends and family to join your table.

We need donations-  Fine wines, gourmet baskets, theatre tickets, concert tickets, art work, portrait sittings, sporting event tickets, sport lessons, tutoring, etc…

For more information, please contact Irene Strother 

Auction Volunteers Needed!!

Alumni-Friends of SAM- Parents- Grandparents

Our annual dinner auction "Let It Snow"  is just around the corner and we need some help in making this event a great success.

Many volunteer jobs are still available and who better to ask but our SAM alumni, family or even friends who have continued to support St. Angela's throughout the years. This opportunity is great for everyone… and for students who need  service hours for school and or confirmation..Ms. Schuler said she would make it worth your child's time. This event is fun, crazy and unpredictable.


Think snow and be cool to volunteer now.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Stacy Schuler at (714) 458-3200

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Some facts about Facebook

  • Facebook has more than 500 million registered users (Facebook, 2010).

  • 73% of 12- to 17-year olds have at least one social networking profile (Pew, 2010).

  • Facebook isn't supposed to be used by kids under 13, but approximately 7.5 million kids under 13 in the United States are on Facebook (Consumer Reports, 2010)

Teens' willingness to share information can surprise — and even shock — parents who aren't used to such public disclosure. And with teens turning to Facebook for much of their socializing (and maybe using their smartphones to do it), parents are often completely out of the loop.

Facebook is also a big part of teens' real-world lives — and any indiscriminate posting (such as racy photos, cyberbullying, or relationship status) can lead to drama in high school hallways or land kids in the principal's office.

But Facebook's privacy settings have evolved since the site first started, and its users have evolved, too. Many teens are very sophisticated about who they let see certain information and who they block.

Finally, Facebook can be a time-waster and interrupt kids' when they're supposed to be doing homework.

Year of Faith

Parent Safety Reminders:

We need EVERY parent to continue to follow the drop off pattern and pick up pattern to ensure safety of all our students.

1.  There is NO parking in the spots that face the field.  This is STAFF parking only.

2.  Do NOT drop students off until you have come into the parking lot.

3.  Pull all the way up to the "crosswalk" if you are the first car in line.  We will be purchasing more safety signs and cones for our students.

4. Do NOT park in ANY red zone…

Thank you!!

Halloween Parade/Activities

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    Wednesday, October 31st- Halloween Parade


12:00 Dismissal

November 1st- 9:15 start

                            9:30 Eucharist (All Saints Day)- Formal Attire.  After the Eucharist, boys in grades 5-8 may change from their long sleeve shirt and tie to a WHITE uniform shirt.

Halloween Costumes and Dress Policy:

Students may come to school dressed in a Halloween Costume.  Our school will be having our annual costume parade around the whole school led by our President and Vice President.

Students who wish to wear a costume must follow the school policies:

No full masks (due to safety reasons and making sure our little students are not afraid)

No weapons, appropriate female attire and every costume must have shoes.

All students will change into casual free dress after the parade and pictures.

If a student does not wish to wear a costume to school, they may either wear their school uniform or a Halloween shirt.

The parade starts around 8:15 in the morning and students will be outside for pictures and trick or treating.  The rest of the school day, the students will be playing in activities created by our own student council.

Our school will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week with a focus on "The Best Me is Drug Free"  It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against substance abuse. 

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Monday, October 22nd
Pledge Day- Each student will be given a pledge to sign
Red Ribbons will be passed out to wear all week

Tuesday, October 23rd
Faith/Family Day- During AM Eucharist- Homily on making healthy choices
Families will be encouraged to have a family dinner together

Wednesday, October 24th
Reach Out Day- Red Cow Sales
Red Ribbon Stickers

Students say 3 nice compliments to another

Thursday, October 25th
Information Day- Officer Perez speaking to students

Friday, October 26th
Wear Red Day- Students may wear red clothing with jeans, crazy hats and hair.

Jr High Social- Friday, October 26th

7th and 8th Grade students will enjoy their first dance in the parish hall from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Theme:  Black and White

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Show _______ Your ways, O LORD, teach him/her Your paths; guide him/her in Your truth and teach him/her, for You are God and his/her Savior, may _______’s hope be in You all day long

From Psalm 25:4-5

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