Cougar News, Week of March 29th




SLE of the Week:

2.3 A life-long learner who values a quality education.


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Enjoy Your Spring Break!

Beginning at 12:30 PM today, St. Angela Merici Parish School is officially closed for Spring Break. Extended Care will remain open until 6:00 PM. School will resume on Monday, April 9th.


The church offers the following events to celebrate Holy Week:

  • Tonight, a celebration  of the Lord’s Supper will take place at 6:30 PM to celebrate Holy Thursday.
  • Tomorrow, Good Friday, a celebration of the Lord’s passion is at 12:00 PM, a Stations of the Cross in English is at 3:00 PM.
  • Good Saturday will have an Easter Vigil at 7:30 PM.

Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year

It is that time again: time to register your child for the new school year! Get ahead of the game and register online today. Please note a few important things about registration:

  • The $450 registration fee is due April 13th, 2018.
  • DO NOT send your child to school with your registration payment; we ask that parents turn it in to the Front Office.


Easter Eucharist

We hope to see you this Easter Sunday for 9:30 AM Eucharist in the Hall! For students participating in the Eucharist, please arrive by 9:00 AM, Easter Sunday, April 1st, dressed in Easter Sunday attire (no uniforms). “This is the day the Lord has made; let us REJOICE and be glad in it.”

Summerfest Announcements

Preparations for our annual Summerfest are underway! This year’s Summerfest Chairs are Kelly Acosta and Maria Bradish; if you need to get in touch with them for questions, please find their preferred method of contact in the “FAMILY DIRECTORY” in Sycamore.


Sign ups for ALL parents will open in mid-April. All families are required to work (4) shifts, including (1) closing shift. 7th grade families are responsible for Sunday tear down; this is considered a closing shift. 8th grade families are responsible for Monday clean up; this is considered a closing shift. For questions, contact Kristina Villaruz (" >) or Marianne Duron (" >).


If you bring in/find/give a $500 cash sponsor/sponsorship, you will receieve one weekend unlimited ride wristband!


Financial Aid Announcement

Financial Aid applications are currently being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year through the FACTs Grant and Aid application process. Applications and all required documents must be uploaded, verified and received by FACTs by May 1st, 2018.


Financial aid applications submitted without all required documents by the May 1st, 2018 deadline WILL NOT be considered for financial aid. In order to give families enough time to make enrollment decisions for the 2018-2019 school, based on financial aid awards, these dates will not be extended.



St. Angela Merici Parish School is registered with AmazonSmile, a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to our school!


How does it work? You can either use our unique charity LINK to sign up with your Amazon account, or sign up for AmazonSmile manually and select to support Saint Angela Merici Parish School. Please note that you MUST type in “Saint Angela Merici Parish School” to find us, not “St. Angela Merici Parish School”; the big difference is “Saint“, not “St.”.


Thank you for supporting St. Angela Merici Parish School! 



In this issue:


  • Enjoy Your Spring Break!
  • Registration
  • Easter Eucharist
  • Summerfest Announcements
  • Financial Aid Announcement
  • AmazonSmile


Memory Wall


If you would like to honor a special friend, family member, or the memory of a loved one you may order a beautiful decorative plaque that will be installed on the new memory wall in the Prayer Garden. The brass plated plaques are 5″ by 11.5″ and customized with your special message. 



To find out more information or to place your order, find the flyer under the “Documents” tab of Sycamore, located in the “School Forms” folder.


 Moms in Prayer


Join “Moms in Prayer” every Wednesday morning at 9:15 AM in the OLG room (on the Parish side of campus) for an hour of prayer. You will be inspired and touched as we pray for our kids, teachers and school. 


For more information, contact Jessica Haapala at " > or (714) 514-6542.


New! Alumni Corner


Steven McConnell, Class of 2003 graduate, is currently creating a heart valve to provide a better quality of life for the elderly at Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine.


After graduating from Servite High School in 2007, Steven attended the University of Southern California. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2011 and a Master’s degree in 2013 in the subject area of Mechanical Engineering with a Design Emphasis. 


Steven has worked for Edwards Lifesciences since May of 2011, where he began as a critical care contract mechanical engineer and then as an advanced technology contract mechanical engineer. Today, Steven is working with a team to design a cardiovascular medical device for elderly patients to improve their quality of life. What incredible work!


After the break: find out which familiar face on Good Day LA graduated from St. Angela’s!



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