The Blue Angel Weekly
January 30, 2023
Dear PCA Families,
Tuesday, January 31 - Celebrate Vocations - wear your favorite saint accessory (bracelet, necklace, charm, etc.)
Wednesday, February 1 - Celebrate Our Students - Day of Giving - No tests to study for or homework tonight! Students may dress down according to grade level - Primary grades (PK-2) wear white shirts; Intermediate grades (3-5) wear light blue shirts; Middle School (6-8) wear navy blue shirts. BK drum line/ROTC/cheerleaders will visit PCA.
Thursday, February 2 - Celebrate Our Nation - Wear a patriotic or red, white, and/or blue shirt with your uniform bottoms.
Friday, February 3 - Celebrate Our Staff - Bring in a flower for your teacher and paraprofessional. Wear fun "Deacon Dan - style" socks with your school uniform.
Saturday, February 4 - Celebrate Our Families and Volunteers - PCA will be at Saint John Paul II in Nocatee - come say hi to us in the lobby!
A message from Mrs. Urso
Thank you for so much for the outpouring of love, prayers, generosity and encouragement after my husband passed away. Your thoughtful words and generosity have meant more than you know to me and my family during this very difficult time. We have felt the love and support and it means more than words can express. I am deeply thankful and blessed to be a part of such a wonderful school community.
PCA Day of Giving
Palmer Catholic Academy (PCA) is proud to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week, and the One Nation, Many Gifts, A Day of Giving on February 1st, 2023. We send our children to school every day, but we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the amazing benefits students receive from a Catholic education.
Catholic education teaches a child that God is in their life and all around them every day. It teaches children the importance of civic responsibility and to be stewards of service to those in need. Catholic education also helps children learn self-discipline and make decisions with grace. Above all this, PCA is committed to academic excellence while also immersing students in athletics, the arts, and a clean, safe environment.
- Donate online by visiting our Day of Giving website:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=HZ3NPQWS8Z32A. The link to donate will be open for National Catholic Schools Week: Jan. 29th-Feb. 3rd.
- Send a check to the school payable to Palmer Catholic Academy: 4889 Palm Valley Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Please note “2023 Day of Giving” in the memo.
- Forward this email to friends, family, and colleagues
- Ask your company to match your donation to PCA
GOAL: $12,500 - Funds will be used for classroom and teacher support throughout the year.
INCENTIVES to show our gratitude:
- The first TWO $1000 donors receive 15 Service hours and an Apple Watch Series 3!
- The first THREE $500 donors receive 10 service hours!
- The first 70 $150 donors receive 5 service hours!
- When we reach $7,500, every student will receive a treat with lunch!
- When we reach $12,500, each class is rewarded with a movie in class with a snack!
attention, 8th grade parents!
need volunteer hours? Sign up to help with morning carline!
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE VOLUNTEER CLEARANCE TO PARTICIPATE!
morning arrival - come early! don't be late!
Lunch and Recess Duty
Thank you for your help with lunch and recess duties.
We are in need of additional volunteers for this week! Please sign up if you are available!
Here is the link to sign up for duties: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/96071646063/false#/invitation
As a reminder, 2 Lunch Duties (1 in the Fall and 1 in the Spring) and 2 Recess Duties (1 in the Fall and 1 in the Spring) are required of each family.
Virtue of the Month - January
The Saints of the Month are:
grades PK-2 - St. Francis of Assisi
grades 3-5 - St. Julie Billiart
grades 6-8 - St. Josemaria Escriva
Home projects for January are due!! Please be sure your child completes it!
PCA Spirit Rock
Do you follow us on Facebook?
Like us on Facebook to see what's happening on campus!
Varsity Soccer Schedule
OLSS Cookbooks for sale!
Job openings at PCA
We are looking to hire additional substitute teachers. Interested candidates can apply at: https://hr.dosafl.com/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a7887ac72e8b12001734da464d555d7
January 29 - February 4
Catholic Schools Week
Mass with Bishop Pohlmeier at PCA
Bishop Kenny Night Vision to present " Dangers of Gateway Drugs" to students in grades 5-8
Father-Daughter Dance at OLSS Cultural Center (see more info below)
Early Release Day - PreK @Noon, K-2 @ 12:40, 3-5 @ 12:50, 6-8 @ 1:00
(Angels After Hours 12:30 – 3:30 pm)
Professional Day for Staff - No school for students
No school for staff and students - Presidents' Day
No Children's Mass - Wednesday Schedule at PCA
Ash Wednesday - Children's Mass at 9:40 AM - Tuesday Schedule at PCA
Family Lenten Prayer Service - 5:15 at OLSS
February 23, 24, 27, March 1
Terranova Testing for grades 2-8 - please be sure your child is well-rested and has a good breakfast!
School Board Meeting at 7:30 AM (Zoom)
Anyone who tests positive must stay at home for 5 full days before returning to school on Day 6, provided that there has been no fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines and that other symptoms are improving. (Please note that the first day of symptoms is considered Day 0.)
Siblings of positive cases may continue coming to school as long as they are not exhibiting ANY symptoms. Please use good judgment when sending siblings to school based on the amount of exposure they have had with the positive sibling.
A message from St. Joseph's Academy
SJA Theatre News!
The spring musical is Cinderella!
Date: March 24-26, 2023
Performance Time:: 7pm on Friday and Saturday
2pm Sunday matinee
Ticket Prices: $10/guest(all ages) and $20/guest(all ages) for VIP seating(first row assigned seats)
Tickets will be sold online only beginning Monday, February 27, 2023. There will be a link at the top of SJA website.
Children are welcome to come in Disney costumes to take pictures with the cast and sing along with our Disney princesses during intermission.
Save the Date for the Father Daughter Dance - Feb. 10
SJP II Mom's Ministry Updates
Two of our PCA moms help run the Mom's Ministry at SJP II in Nocatee. Here is a link to the ministry updates!
Mom's Journey at OLSS
Middle School and High School Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry: Please be sure to register your youth using the link below so you can be added onto our weekly email list. Middle school events will occur in the coming months as we accumulate more adult volunteers but please still register your youth so you can be updated about possible events occurring in the ministry, at the parish or in the diocese!
Young Adult Ministry: We are combined with the young adults from St. Paul Catholic Church, so events alternate between both parishes. Register to be put on our young adult email list to hear about upcoming events!
Adult Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering with our youth ministry, please use the link below to inquire about becoming a part of our adult volunteer team! There are many ways you can be involved- check out the youth website to find out more!