Cougar News- Thursday, October 4th

Cougar News- Thursday, October 4th
September 13, 2012 08:00:00
By Nancy Windisch

Reverence, Respect, Responsibility

Thursday, October 4th

Cougar News

In this issue

  • Rummage Sale Results
  • Halloween Costumes/Parade
  • Auction Dinner Dance- Nov 10th
  • CHOCWalk- October 14th
  • We need Auction Volunteers

Important Parent Reminders

Morning Drop Off:  We need ALL parents to be very safe and slow down when you are in the drop off line.  Please pull all the way to the front of the line before dropping your student off.  Also, NO car should be parked on the street by the front office to drop off your student.  SAFETY comes FIRST!!

Helpful Information for snack/lunch
Snacks- Talk to your child about what their snack is for the day.  Many students will start eating their lunch during snack.  Pack "easy" to open packages for you child.
Lunch- Talk to your child about NOT throwing your lunch away, but saving what they do not eat for home. 

Red Ribbon Week- October 22nd-26th

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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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Join us in walking at the CHOC walk this year at Disneyland!!   We have 30 walkers signed up and have raised $865.00!!!  This is our Charity of the Month for St Angela… Show your support and come on out and walk for the kids!!!  To sign up, go to

Dinner and Auction- November 10th

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-

Fri, Nov 9th
Event Set up- 8:00-2:30 pm

Sat, Nov 10th
Auction Item Transport- 9:00-10:30 am
Variable Auction Tasks  9:00-3:00
Silent Auction Set up- 1:00-4:00
Retail Products  4:00-7:30
Reception/Check-in  4:30-7:30
Platinum Ticket Sales  4:30-8:00
Heads or Tails  4:30-8:00
Raffle Tickets  4:30-8:30
Pop and Win  4:30-8:00
Auction Item Runners
Auction Bundlers/Checkout
Hospitality-overseeing food for volunteers
Drink Ticket Sales- Shifts Vary
Bar Set up and Replenishing

Sun, Nov 11
Event Tear Down and Clean up  9:00-1:00

Please contact Stacy Schuler @ 714 458 3200 or by email to sign up for your volunteer opportunity

Cougar Athletics:

Parochial Athletic League


St Angela is proud to partner with..

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Cougar Cash Online
Shop with Script

Hot Lunch Program

Cater Tots

FACTs Tuition Program


Safe Environment Training Program

Shield the Vulnerable

Rummage Sale- Results

Thank you so much for our wonderful community of parents who stepped up to help out with our Rummage Sale.  We were able to bring in an extra $1375 to the school.  We are now in the process of gathering information for purchasing new drinking fountains.  If anyone has any contacts, please let the school office know.

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Halloween Parade/Activities

    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.

Private School Students Surpass SAT Benchmarks


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 Performance against the SAT benchmark varied by type of school.  For college-bound seniors in public schools across the nation, the combined average SAT score was 1477, 73 points shy of the benchmark, while the average for religious school students was 1594 (44 points above the benchmark) and that for independent school students was 1667, exceeding the benchmark by 117 points.
Similarly, in each of the subjects tested, SAT scores for college-bound seniors in religious and independent schools were significantly higher than the national average. Mean SAT scores for students in public schools were 481 in writing, 491 in reading, and 505 in math, while comparable scores for students in religious schools were 529, 531, and
534.  Students in independent schools scored 548, 539, and 580.

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St. Angela Merici Childcare Co-op


Responding to the needs of families with young children, St. Angela Merici Church is bringing back our Childcare Co-op!


The Childcare Co-op is devoted to young children and their families. We will be open in Noah’s Nursery (PRE-Kinder classroom) during the Sunday 9:30 a.m. Eucharist and cater to children aged 1 to 3 years. The Co-op is staffed by the parents of the children and teen volunteers. Adult volunteers comply with the Diocesan guidelines for volunteering with children. As a member you will be asked to work approximately one time every three months. The Co-op is a great alternative to Eucharist for little ones who just can’t sit still during Eucharist but are too young for Faith Formation’s “Toddler Time with Jesus” or “Liturgy of the Word with Children”.


For information and registration forms go to the Parish website and click on “Childcare Co-op”. We are accepting registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have additional questions call Sue de Grasse in the Parish Center Office (714) 529-1821 ext.126.  See what the excitement is all about in Noah’s Nursery because Together We Make A Difference.



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Do not let _____(your child's name)_____throw away his/her confidence (in You); may it be richly regarded.  Help ___(your child's name)_____persevere so that when he/she has done the will of God, he/she will receive what You have promised.  From Hebrews 10:35-36

Mom's in Touch meets every Wednesday after drop off in OLG room of the Parish Center.  All Mom's of SAM students are welcome to join!

Any news for our Cougar News…Please email:

Website:      Phone Number: 714 529-6372

575 S. Walnut Ave.  Brea, Ca  92821