Cougar News, Week of January 17th


17 January 2019



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Open House


Mark your calendars and plan to attend Open House on Sunday, January 27th! If your family brings a prospective family to Open House, your children will receive a FREE DRESS PASS! Start brainstorming who you can invite so you can show off our amazing school. Rita’s Italian Ice will serving their delicious Italian ice throughout Open House, with favors such as mango, cherry and cotton candy!


For planning purposes, we have created a Google Sheet for prospective families of currently enrolled students. If you have a child who you are interested in enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year, please add his/her information HERE. Packets can be picked up in the office beginning on Monday, January 14th. They will also be available at Open House. 



Washington DC Raffle Tickets

If you have not picked up your TWO Washington DC Raffle Tickets, please do so as soon as possible. This is a mandatory fundraiser for all families (TK – 8). All ticket stubs and money are due by January 23rd at 3:00 PM to the Front Office. The $10,000 raffle ticket winner will be pulled on live Broadcast during Open House at 11:00 AM!


Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

St. Angela Merici Parish School will be having a Spirit Night fundraiser at Chick-fil-A of Brea on January 22nd, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM! Our school will earn 15% of the funds brought in by participants who notify their cashier that they are supporting St. Angela Merici Parish School. We hope to see you there!


Catholic Schools Week


Catholic Schools Week is almost here! We have an incredible week planned for our St. Angela Merici community and we highly encourage all of our students to participate! Here’s a look at Catholic Schools Week:


Monday, January 28th // Celebrate Our StudentsStudents in casual dress

  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM – All recess
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Ice cream truck, all lunch (play from 12:00 – 12:40 PM, lunch from 12:40 – 1:00 PM)
  • 1:15 PM – Spirit Rally in the Boys and Girls Club gym

Tuesday, January 29th // Celebrate Our CommunityStudents in regular uniform

  • No 8:00 AM Eucharist
  • 11:30 AM – St. Angela Merici Prayer Service
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Special Persons Lunch (students are encouraged to bring board games)

Wednesday, January 30th // Celebrate Our Nation Students wear red, white and blue

  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM – All lunch with Nation Ball Tournament and Red Cow Fundraiser

Thursday, January 31st // Celebrate our Vocations Students dress as what they would like to be when they grow up

  • 8:20 – 9:20 AM – Career Day for grades 5th – 8th
  • 10:30 – 11:30 AM – Career Day for grades 1st – 4th
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM – Career Day for grades TK/Kinder

Friday, February 1st // Celebrate our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers Students use Free Dress pass from Open House

  • 7:30 AM – Donuts for Dads
  • 1:00 PM – Talent Show at the Boys/Girls Club Gym



Career Day


Career Day will be Thursday, January 31st, 2019. to help inspire our students, we are asking parents (or family friends) to visit our TK – 8th grade classrooms and briefly share for ten minutes about their careers. If you are interested in participating, please email Mrs. Halliday (" >) with the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Occupation
  • The classes you would like to present in (It does not have to be the class that your child is in)

Presentation times:

  • 8:20 – 9:20 AM // 5th – 8th (Hall)
  • 10:30 – 11:30 AM // 1st – 4th (Hall)
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM // TK and Kinder (Kinder Classroom)

Thank you in advance to all of our presenters!



Talent Show 

Our annual Talent Show will be held on Friday, February 1st at 1:00 PM in the Boys and Girls Club Gym. To sign-up, click the link HERE. If your performance uses recorded music, please email music as an MP3 to Ms. Nina at " >. All music and sign-ups are due by Tuesday, January 29th.


Book Fair Information/Volunteering


We wanted to make you aware that due to unforeseen software delays, our Book Fair will not be receiving the latest version of Scholastic’s EasyScan registers. This means that eWallet will not be available for use during the Book Fair; please do not register for eWallet. Scholastic will still be providing the best experience for our Book Fair!


Volunteering positions are now open for the Book Fair! You can sign up by clicking the link HERE. You can volunteer between January 27th through February 1st.



Remind App


Beginning January 28th, those who use Remind will no receive messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. To make sure the St. Angela Merici community continue to receives Remind messages, all those who have Verizon Wireless need to download the mobile app or enable email notifications. For more detailed information about why Verizon Wireless users will no longer receive Remind messages, visit this link HERE.



Knights of Columbus Stroll Down Memory Lane

The Knights of Columbus invite you to a Valentine’s ribeye roast dinner, dancing and entertainment by Matt Grey of Stone Soul Band on Saturday, February 9th at 6:00 – 10:30 PM. For more information, check out their flyer!



In this issue

Open house

Washington dc raffle tickets

chick-fil-a spirit night

catholic schools week

career day

talent show

book fair information/volunteering

remind app

knights of Columbus stroll down memory lane 



Girls Basketball Night at the Boys & Girls Club


The Boys and Girls Club of Brea will be hosting a Girls Basketball Night tomorrow, Friday, from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. It is free for club members (which all of our students are) and $5 for non-members. All ages are welcome and skill workouts will include ball handling, shooting, footwork, conditioning teamwork and more. Please bring a basketball if possible.



New Prayer Garden for Church


Class of 2017 alumni Matthew Remley is currently fundraising for his Eagle Project- a prayer garden for our Church dedicated to Mrs. Kelley Glidewell. The garden will be located on a lot near the southwest corner of the Church property. For more information or if you would like to make a donation, you can visit Matthew’s website by clicking the link HERE



Yearbooks & Ads On Sale

The yearbook and yearbook ad sales are done entirely online again this year, saving you the hassle of paperwork and checks! Yearbook ad orders must be completed by February 16th and yearbook orders must be completed by February 28th. Full-page ads are reserved for 8th graders and half-page ads are available for all students.


To purchase your yearbook, visit this link HERE. To purchase an ad, visit this link HERE.



Driving Safety


We need to remind our school community to practice safe driving. Speeding through morning carline has become an increasingly dangerous issue among the several other unsafe driving practices we have observed lately, such speeding through the residential area around our school, distracted drivers, drivers unsafely blocking traffic and more. Not only do we observe these dangerous practices occurring on almost a daily basis, but we have received several complaints from individuals who live nearby our school. There are reduced speeds in school zones and residential areas for a reason. Failure to follow the California driving laws, especially in areas of reduced speeds, will result in serious and sometimes fatal consequences. 


If you need a reminder on California driving laws specific to speed in a school zone or residential area, click the link HERE. If you would like more information on the dangers and consequences of distracted driving, click the link HERE. If you need information about pedestrian safety, click the link HERE. Most importantly, click on this LINK to learn how to drive safely around schools.




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