Cougar News- Thursday, November 29th, 2012

  Cougar News- Thursday, Nov 29th

In this issue

  • Nacho Sale- Friday- Support PK
  • School Raffle Ticket Reminder
  • Christmas Production and Prayer Service
  • Open House- January 27th, 2012
  • Parent Education- Facebook

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.

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May ________ not be afraid because You are with him/her.  May he/she not be dismayed for You are his/her God.  Strengthen_______.  Help him/her.  Uphold him/her with Your victorious right hand.  From Isaiah 41:10


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.

SLE of the Week

3C:  An Effective Communicator who expresses opinions compassionately, appropriately and respectfully

Charity of the Month- Operation Santa Claus
Our school will be collecting toys throughout December.  More information to come..

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Parent Education- Facebook

What parents need to know

Kids today are growing up in public – and this is especially true when it comes to Facebook. The almost ubiquitous social network's new Timeline reveals every post your teen ever made on Facebook (read our review to see why we rate the site "off" for kids younger than 13). Unless teens hide old posts and are vigilant about limiting their audience, countless details of their lives appear in pictures, conversations, and random thoughts. The issue here is simple: What they say or do on Facebook adds up and affects their reputations.

The simplest and most effective way to help your kids protect their reputations and privacy is to make sure they use their privacy settings. Facebook gives users the ability to control the audience for each post, as well as previous posts. Make sure your teens understand how to use the Audience Selector (but know, too, that this means teens can block you from reading their posts.)

All about the settings

First, log into Facebook and click on "Privacy Settings" in the upper right-hand corner next to "Home." Under Control Your Default Privacy, select "Custom." The Custom setting allows you to customize the audience for different aspects of your Facebook profile. Your kids need to set controls in each area: How You Connect, How Tags Work, Apps and Websites, Limit the Audience for Past Posts, and Blocked People and Apps.

It's What We Do

Nacho Sale- Friday

Open House- Sunday, January 27th  9:00 am-1:00 pm

             Catholic Schools Week
          January 27th-February 1st

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Are we getting new drinking fountains?

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Our school just received a grant for $4,000 to go towards our drinking fountains! We will use this grant and the money raised from the Rummage sale.
The Consultative Board will be meeting on Wed., Dec 5th to discuss capital expenditures, including the drinking fountains.

Accelerated Reader Update!
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Mrs. Telles and Mr. LoPorto are working very hard in setting up the Accelerated Reading Program these next two weeks.  Your children will soon be using this wonderful reading tool!!!

Community Partnership Program

Box Tops:  Keep collecting Box Tops throughout the school year…  We earned $623.20 for the summer!!!  We will be receiving a check for $1021.90 in November.

Ink Cartridges:  Turn in your cartridges to the front office.  The school receives credit from Staples for copy paper

Coke Rewards:  Collect tops of coke products and/or inside of 12 pack containers for the numbers.  The school ordered an activity pac for PE classes, a jumbo floor nutrition game for Kinder and looking to purchase a video flip camera!!  You may turn in the reward points to the front office

Escrip/Vons:  Year to date  $811.31

Labels for education: Turn into the office

Ralphs:  Look for your letter soon to enroll!!

Recycling Continuous throughout the year

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