The Blue Angel Weekly

August 22, 2022

Dear PCA Families,

I hope this update finds you well! Thank you for all the great feedback about the new format!

New Speech and Language Pathologist at PCA

Please join us in welcoming our new Speech and Language Pathologist, Ms. Danielle Annal. Ms. Danielle will be at PCA on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you have any concerns about your child's speech and/or language development, and would like him/her to be evaluated for possible speech/language therapy, please let me know.

Children's Mass

Thank you to all the parents who attended our first Mass of the school year. Our Children's Mass will be celebrated every Tuesday at 9:40 AM. All parents are welcome to attend. We will have designated seating for parents in the back of the gym on the chairs. Please arrive by 9:35 AM so you can be seated prior to the start of Mass. Please enter and sign-in through the gym doors. Please note: PK and Kindergarten classes do not start attending Mass until January, as they are still acclimating to the school environment.

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 judgement when sending siblings to school based on the amount of exposure they have had with the positive sibling.

T-shirt sizes needed!

The HSA is preparing for our annual Superhero Fun Run. Fundraising begins September 19th, with our runs taking place the week of October 3rd during your child's PE class.

We provide a t-shirt for each student to wear on their run day. In preparation for ordering the t-shirts, we ask that parents provide their students’ t-shirt size. Families will need to complete this survey to submit a t-shirt size for EACH of their children. Please complete the survey by Thursday, August 25th.

Thanks so much! Our Fun Run couldn’t be successful without your help! Please feel free to contact Liz Vianello ( with any questions.

Last Day for Spirit Wear Purchases!

Need PCA spirit wear for your child?

Every Friday, students and staff may wear their PCA spirit wear t-shirts or sweatshirts with their uniform bottoms and school approved shoes. The spirit wear shirts can replace their regular uniform shirt, but please make sure they are tucked in and worn with a belt. (Note - shirts must say PCA or Blue Angels to be considered spirit wear!) Students can wear spirit wear shirts, past Field Day shirts, past Superhero Fun Run shirts, or PE shirts.

Please follow the link below to order your PCA Spirit Wear! Select "Pick up in Person" and it will be delivered to your child's homeroom! The online store will close today!


Thank you for your patience with morning and afternoon carpool line.

Effective immediately, we will begin unloading morning carline at 7:20 AM. We practiced this last week and it seemed to go smoothly. Students will wait in the main hall until 7:30 AM and then wait outside their classrooms until 7:45 AM. Remember that first period begins at 8:00 AM. Please make arrangements to get your child to school on time!

When entering the parking lot in the morning, if there is no officer there to guide cars in, PLEASE take turns turning into the lot. We need to have both lines turning in to avoid a back-up on either side of Palm Valley Road.

For afternoon carpool, please do not come earlier than your OLDEST child's release time. Middle school parents, your child's last class ends at 3:05 PM. Please do not come prior to that or they will be missing class time.

Virtues Program

The virtue for September will be FAITH. Faith is believing in God and all he has revealed. Each grade will also focus on a Saint of the Month who exemplified that virtue.

Home projects for September will be sent home later next week by your child's teacher. Please be watching for that information!

Yearbooks from the 2021-2022 School Year

Last year's yearbooks have finally arrived! We are working to get them labelled and handed out as soon as possible. Thank you so much for your patience!

Sports Physicals

As a reminder, if your child is trying out or participating in any sports, he/she must have a current sports physical on file. The physical exam needs to be on the Catholic Grade Schools form, performed after June 1, 2022, signed by the doctor and notarized to be valid. If you think your child might be trying out for any sports this year, please have this form completed as soon as possible and submit to the front office.

Job openings at PCA and PCAP

Palmer Catholic Academy and Palmer Catholic Academy Preschool are hiring! We have the following open positions:

We still need help at our Angels After Hours after school program. The program runs Monday through Friday from 3:00-6:00 PM. Anyone 18 years or older can apply for one or more days. Applications can be submitted at:

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

Palmer Catholic Academy Preschool is accepting resumes for a part- time paraprofessional. The position is for M,W, F from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM. PCA parents will receive a tuition discount. We are competitive with compensation. Please send a resume to and apply online at


It's Club time! Thank you to all our staff members who are sponsoring clubs this year.

Below you will find all the club flyers/permission slips for our Fall clubs. The documents are named with numbers (or PK/K) preceding the club name. These numbers (or PK/K) indicate the grade level of students who can join the club. For example, "3 4 Junior Choir" indicates that 3rd and 4th graders can join that club.

Please peruse the flyers with your child and return the club forms to school ASAP, as most clubs are first come, first served.

Cub Scouts - Boys and Girls in Grades K-5

A PCA parent who is involved with Cub Scouts has shared this information with us regarding the Cub Scouts annual kick-off on Tuesday, August 30. Please see the flyer below for more information.


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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! Events for high school will begin Sept. 11th after the 5pm mass in the cultural center (more about this event will be sent out to our 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!

Please see the attachments below for some upcoming events:

Celebrating Women's Dinner - August 25th

MOMs Ministry MOMS Journey - beginning September 7th

Catholic Night at the Jumbo Shrimp - September 10th

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We are excited to announce we will be putting together a Parish Cookbook to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish. These cookbooks will be professionally published and are sure to be a treasured keepsake for us all.

We would love to have all families represented in the cookbook. Please submit 3-5 of your favorite recipes. Many recipes from all members will ensure that our cookbook is a success. We are using Morris Press Cookbook’s web site to easily submit recipes online. If you do not have Internet access, our committee can enter them for you. There are forms available in the parish office.

To Submit Recipes Online:

• Go to: and click ‘Login.’

• Enter the User Name: olssparish

• Enter the password: olsscookbook and click ‘Submit.’

• Enter your name and click ‘Continue.’

• Click ‘Add Recipes’ to begin adding your recipes.