Cougar News September 14th




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Next week the Paul Effman Music Program begins Wednesday, September 27th at 7:30 AM in the Abraham room. This School Band and String Program is available for our 1st through 8th grade students. Registration has been extended to Tuesday, September 19th, but don’t wait until the last minute to sign up!


To sign up and learn more, visit the Documents section of Sycamore, located under the SCHOOL tab on the left hand side of your Sycamore page. The Sign Up sheet is located in the School Documents folder.


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Tomorrow, Friday, September 15th, we are hosting a fundraiser to to help the victims of the recent hurricanes. Students who bring in a donation of $2 or more can wear Free Dress tomorrow. All proceeds will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA as they reach out to provide humanitarian aid in te form of water, food, shelter and medical care.


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St. Angela Merici Charismatic Prayer Group invites you to “Jesus Heals Today”, a Healing Eucharist. On Monday, September 25th, at 7:15 PM, Father Francis Ng, our Church’s Parochial Vicar, will be presiding on this special night. For more information, get in touch with the St. Angela Merici Parish, by either visiting their office, calling (714) 529-2277 or visit their website at


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The golf team’s fall season is officially underway! Practice began this Monday, one month before the fall season’s tournament. The follow is the schedule for the fall golf season. Practices will be held at Golfer’s Paradise in Fullerton.


Monday’s, September 11th, 18th, 25th and October 2nd

  • Grades 2nd-5th practice at 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Grades 6th-8th practice at 6:30-7:30 PM

Saturday’s, September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and October 7th:

  • Grades 2nd-5th practice at 8:30-9:30 AM
  • Grades 6th-8th practice at 9:30-10:30 AM


For more information, you can contact Dinora Cardenas at (562) 500-7000 or " >. Or contact the golf coach, Johnny Cardenas Sr. at (562) 440-9464 or " >.

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Our annual Rummage Sale is just around the corner! On October 1st from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, we will be holding our Rummage Sale in the Parish Hall. We will be having items such clothes, toys, books and much more. 


You can drop your items off for the Rummage Sale during the following dates and times:

  • Friday, September 29th // 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 30th // 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


All you have to do is drop off your items and we take care of the rest. Please do not drop off large, heavy items, such as furniture or appliances. We have no way to dispose of them if they do not sell. 


For more information, contact Martha Corbett at " >. You can also check out the Rummage Sale flyer under the SCHOOL DOCUMENTS folder in the DOCUMENT section of Sycamore, located on the left hand side of the page.


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It may only be September, but planning for Summerfest 2018 is already underway. The Summerfest Team is in need of new parent volunteers! Rise up and get involved in our successful, fun and community building event. The following are positions that we need Chairs for, and they ALL count as parent jobs!


  • Event Chairs: 1-2 people are needed to help lead the event this year. Duties include helping run planning meetings, helping coordinate events and working with the other chairs. Last year’s co-chairs will help guide you through the event.
  • Volunteer Chairs: 1-2 people are needed for this job. We already have a parent handling all the online sign-ups and emails, but what we need is two parents to share the duties of checking in and coordinating volunteers during the event’s weekend. It is a great way to meet school families and is a very fun job!
  • Sponsorship Chair: 1 person is needed to shadow the current Sponsorship Chair for next year. You will be communicating with and helping get sponsors for the event.
  • Food Team Chairs: 2 shadows are needed to shadow the current Chair for next year. You will be planning and assisting all Food Booth Chairs for the event. No cooking is required!
  • Finance Team: The Finance Team is looking for shadows to learn what goes on in the Money and Ticket Counting Room. The best part? You get to work in an air condition room the whole weekend!

There are many other individual game and food booths looking for shadows. For questions, please call or email Melinda Ganahl at (714) 928-2086 or " >.



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For the next several weeks, 6-8th grade students in the Science/Engineering section of our STREAM class will be in need of different random items in order to build their project. Please send in items you may have at home in order for us to complete our unit on Sound & Color.
If you are able to pick up any donations at crafts stores or while you are out shopping, that would also be appreciated. If the items are not used for this project, they will certainly be used for future engineering projects in class by any grades that may need them. Our students value your donations! Thank you for your support.
  •  Metal Bottle caps
  • Plastic water bottle caps                
  • Wooden Paint stir sticks    
  • Empty tissue boxes
  • Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls
  • Cleaned out plastic containers    
  • Cleaned out glass bottles  
  • Cleaned out tin cans
  • Cleaned out coffee cans
  • Unused Chopsticks
  •  Large craft sticks    
  • Large party balloons      
  • Beads        
  • Plastic Easter eggs        
  • Dixie Cups
  • Regular plastic cups
  • Dry Beans or Rice
  • Small silver jingle bells
  • Yarn
  • Rubber bands


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Save the date! Our 10th Annual Auction Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 4th. This year’s theme is “The Roaring Twenties”.


Volunteers are needed for planning and preparation prior to the event. If you are interested in helping in any way to make this event a success, please attend the planning meeting on Tuesday, September 19th, at 6:30 PM in the Science Lab.


Additionally, Sponsorship Forms for the Auction Dinner are available in the Front Office. This form is for Auction Item Donations and/or Event Sponsorship and Underwriting Opportunities.


For more information, you can contact Maria Galarze at (714) 768-9102 / " >, or Melissa Williams at (714) 608-1213 / " >.

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Did you know there is a wonderful, sacred place just a minute from St. Angela Merici Parish School that offers quiet contemplation, spiritual direction and retreats? St. Clare’s Garden welcomes us in a place of serenity and peace.


All women are invited to an Open House at the Garden on Thursday, September 21st, from noon to 2:00 PM. The garden is located at 449 S. Pine Avenue, Brea. Refreshments will be served.


To RSVP or ask any questions, contact Kelly Spies at (714) 402-3913. Visit the Garden’s WEBSITE for more information.



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St. Angela Merici Parish School is taking the proper precautions to keep our students safe in the event of an emergency. A part of our safety plan includes having each student turn in an emergency kit: a one-gallon, plastic Ziploc bag that will be stored in our emergency shed and used in the event of a natural disaster. If there is an emergency and your child needed to stay at school for a prolonged period of time, this emergency kit would provide them with their own supply of food and water. 


All student’s emergency kit is due next Friday, September 22nd. 


For the list of food and other items to include in your emergency kit, visit the DOCUMENT section under the SCHOOL tab on the left hand side of your Sycamore page. Under the School Documents folder is where you will find more information.



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