The Blue Angel Weekly

January 30, 2023

Dear PCA Families,

Happy Catholic Schools Week and happy 100th day of school! Thank you to everyone who attended the 9 AM Mass yesterday to kick off Catholic Schools Week! Here is the schedule for the rest of the week:

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!

urgent prayer request

We need your prayers for our own, Ms. Cashin (5th grade aide). Ms. Cashin is in the hospital awaiting a lung tansplant. Please storm heaven with prayers for her and her family. PCA loves the Cashins!

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.

Thank you!

Mrs. Urso

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: 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!

It's time to re-enroll for the 2023-2024 school year!

Log in to your Family Portal for the re-enrollment packet and information for re-enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year! Don't delay! Spots fill up quickly!

attention, 8th grade parents!

It's time for our 8th grade parent conferences! Please use the Sign-Up Genius link below to sign up for a time!

Attention, Future Bishop Kenny Crusaders!

Mark your calendars with this information:

February 2023 - Registration materials delivered to schools

March 3, 2023 - Registration deadline for 2023-2024 school year

need volunteer hours? Sign up to help with morning carline!

We are in need of parents to help at morning carline from 7:15-8:00 AM unloading cars. If you are able to help, please sign up using the Sign-Up Genius link below! Thank you in advance for your help!


morning arrival - come early! don't be late!

As a reminder, school begins promptly at 8:00 AM. We begin unloading cars by 7:20 AM. Please arrive early to ensure that your child is able to get to class on time and not miss valuable instructional time. Carline is very light from 7:20-7:45; please don't wait for the last minute to arrive!


We will have Adoration after Mass tomorrow, Tuesday, January 31. All parents are welcome to attend. Here is a link to the Sign-up Genius:

Mass with Bishop Pohlmeier

Bishop Pohlmeier will be celebrating our PCA Children's Mass on February 7th. More details to follow!

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:

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.


Formed is a fantastic website that provides Catholic content to help families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. There are movies, children's programs, ebooks, Bible studies and more that you can view on your computer or mobile device. Go to to sign up!


We have our Children's Mass every Tuesday at 9:40 AM in the school gymnasium. All parents are welcome to attend.

Virtue of the Month - January

The Virtue of the Month for January is Gratitude. Gratitude is seeing everything as a gift and being thankful.

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

Sign up to paint the PCA Spirit Rock! A great way to spread greetings and cheer to someone in the PCA community! More information can be found on the Sign-Up Genius. Here is the link:

Do you follow us on Facebook?

Like us on Facebook to see what's happening on campus!

Varsity Soccer Schedule

Come support our Blue Angels!
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women's conference

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playgroup information

We have some fun activities planned for the new year!

Please RSVP to Caroline New 912-604-5747

Wed Feb 1-9:30 Burn Bootcamp, Nocatee. Join us for a free trial class at Burn Bootcamp while the kiddos play! *rsvp mandatory

OLSS Cookbooks for sale!

OLSS Commemorative Cookbooks now available for purchase. Cost is $20 per book. Available for purchase at the OLSS church office or the PCA office.
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Job openings at PCA

We are looking to hire additional substitute teachers. Interested candidates can apply at:

upcoming events

January 29 - February 4

Catholic Schools Week

February 7

Mass with Bishop Pohlmeier at PCA

February 8

Bishop Kenny Night Vision to present " Dangers of Gateway Drugs" to students in grades 5-8

February 10

Father-Daughter Dance at OLSS Cultural Center (see more info below)

February 16

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)

February 17

Professional Day for Staff - No school for students

February 20

No school for staff and students - Presidents' Day

February 21

No Children's Mass - Wednesday Schedule at PCA

February 22

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!

February 24

School Board Meeting at 7:30 AM (Zoom)

COVID reminders

If your child tests positive for COVID, please notify me immediately via email (

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.

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Save the Date for the Father Daughter Dance - Feb. 10

Download form below!
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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

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Middle School and High School Youth Ministry

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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!

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To our sponsors, thank you for your support of Palmer Catholic Academy!
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Please feel free to email me!