Cougar News-September 28th





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Please remember that all cars must park within a parking stall, not against the curbs or in a staff parking spot. Thank you!


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Our annual Rummage Sale is this weekend! 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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October is National Bullying Awareness Month. Our school will be participating by dedicating each week of October to a different aspect of bullying:


  • Week of October 2nd: History of Bullying
    • Monday, October 2nd: Blue Shirt Day
  • Week of October 9th: Playground Awareness
  • Week of October 16th: Cyber Bullying Week
  • Week of October 23rd: Be a Friend Week
    • Youth Leadership in Action


More information on Bullying Awareness Month to come!

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SAM needs help with 1st-8th grade Lunch Duty on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s from 12:00-1:10 PM. Please contact Joanne Avalos at if you are available. This counts as your Parent Job if you sign up. Thank you!
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Did you know you can watch our Daily Broadcasts online after they’ve aired? Visit our WEBSITE, and click on the YouTube link in the top left hand corner. You will be taken to our school’s YouTube page where all of our Broadcasts are posted!
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Children’s Liturgy is coming back and the Church needs volunteers! Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 9:30 AM Mass is a dismissal program for school aged children. The children are able to hear the readings from the Children’s Lectionary worded so that they can understand. They will leave Mass right before the first reading and return to Church after the Universal Prayers. This is a great opportunity for adults who wish to share their Catholic faith through the Sunday readings. 


Training is available for those who are interested! Contact Debbie Kistler at (714) 743-2978 for more information or stop by their table after 9:30 AM Mass on Welcome Back Sunday.

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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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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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Bring your Box Tops for Education to your classroom now through Friday, October 27th. The top three classes collecting the most Box Tops will win one of the following prizes:


  • Free Dress and Popcorn Party
  • Popcorn Party
  • Extra Recess Time
  • Additional prizes:
    • Each student who brings in at least 50 unexpired Box Tops will receive a small prize
    • For every 10 Box Tops, the student will receive a Tootsie Pop


Please give your Box Tops to your teacher. You can just place them i na baggie with your child’s name.


Please contact Karyn Reed with any questions at " > or (714) 404-9398.


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