Cougar News- September 21






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The Paul Effman Music Program begins next 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. 


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 will be the last day of the Book Fair. Make sure your family has purchased their books before it is too late! All proceeds from the Book Fair will go towards purchasing new books for our students to enjoy. The Book Fair will close its doors tomorrow, Friday, at 3:30 PM. 


Middle school will be visiting the Book Fair during class time, so we encourage parents to send $10 or more with their student so they can purchase a book. 


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Join the St. Angela Merici community for “Welcome Back Sunday”, Saturday and Sunday October 7th and 8th after all the Masses. Bring a friend and stop by to meet our new priests Fr. Dave and Fr. Francis. Come meet new friends and share a cup of coffee and a donut! Many of our ministries will be on the Plaza to welcome you and answer any questions you may have about what we offer and how you can become involved. Imagine the future if we all rise up together as the community of St. Angela Merici Church and Parish School. See you there!


Mass times: Saturday, 5:00PM, Sunday 7:45, 9:30 and 11:15 AM, 12:45PM Spanish and 5:00PM.

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Last Friday, our students helped raise funds to aid victims of the recent hurricanes that hit the United States. Together we raised $845! Thank you to everyone who donated; we are so proud of our Cougars’ ability to rise up!


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


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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