The Blue Angel Weekly

November 7, 2022

Dear PCA Families,

We hope you enjoyed the extra hour of sleep this weekend! We have another short week ahead!


On Wednesday, we will have our Student Council Executive Board elections. Students in grades 3-8 will be voting after hearing speeches from all the candidates. We have middle school students running for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.


Next week we will have our Good News Book Fair! Students will be attending the Book Fair during their STREAM class next week (November 14-18). More information to come!

SCHOOL CHILDREN'S MASS

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


For your information, we will not have Mass on November 22nd, since Fr. Eric is not available. Students will still go to the gym during Mass time to pray the Rosary together. Parents are welcome to come and join the Rosary.

PCA Christmas Program - Grades PK-5

Our Christmas program for grades PK-5 will take place on December 15th at 5:00 PM at OLSS church. More information to follow! This is a mandatory event for grades PK-5.

Middle School Midterm Exams

Students in grades 6-8 will take their midterm exams on December 14th, 15th, and 19th. Make-up exams will be on December 20th.


NOTE: We will not have exams on the 16th since some of our Middle School students will be participating in the Christmas program as readers or in the choir.

Disciples of the Month - October

Congratulations to our Disciples of the Month for October! Students were chosen by their teachers because they have exemplified our Palmer Catholic Academy Blue Angel pledge.
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Attention, 8th grade parents!

There is a mandatory Confirmation meeting for parents this month. You have TWO OPTIONS for the meeting. PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF THESE DATES TO ATTEND.


Option 1: Wednesday, November 9th - 7:15-8:00 pm @ OLSS Cultural Center

Option 2: Sunday, November 20th - 12:15-1:00 pm @ OLSS Cultural Center


The mandatory Confirmation retreat for students is on Saturday, April 22nd from 10 AM - 4 PM.


Confirmation will be on May 11th at 6:00 PM at OLSS.

Playgroup!

Need something to do with those squirmy younger siblings after drop off? Come join the OLSS Playgroup at the park and meet other families from the parish!


9:00 (Children of all ages not attending school are welcome!)

Nov 21 (Mon.)- DeLeon Park, PVB

Dec 13 (Tues.)-Fletcher Park, Marsh Landing Neighborhood

Please contact Caroline New at MCKennedy87@gmail.com if interested!

Virtue of the Month - November - Stewardship

The Virtue of the Month for November is Stewardship. Stewardship is returning to God the first fruits of your time, talent, and treasure.


The Saints of the Month are:

grades PK-2 - St. Elizabeth of Hungary

grades 3-5 - Bl. Fra Angelico

grades 6-8 - St. Joseph Moscati

Circle of Grace

The Diocese of St. Augustine has adopted a new mandatory safe environment program called the Circle of Grace. Depending on the grade level there are 1-4 lessons included in this program, which will be taught during your child's Religion classes within the next few weeks. Please read the attached information below for more details about the program.

Afternoon Carpool - please read!!!

Please help us to expedite afternoon carline!


Middle School parents, your children are in class until 3:05 and then they return to homeroom. Please plan to pick them up no earlier than 3:10. Our holding area is filling up by 2:55 with middle school parents who have arrived too early. If you come for your children prior to 3:10, we will need to have you circle around the line again. Thank you for your cooperation!


Parents of students in grades 3-5, your children are not dismissed until 2:55. Please plan to pick them up no earlier than that. If you arrive prior to 2:55 for a 3rd-5th grade student, you will be asked to circle around the lot again.


Finally, if your child is at Angels After Hours, and you are coming to regular pick-up, please designate that in the PikMyKid app.


Thank you for your help in getting our students dismissed promptly and safely.

Congratulations, PCA Alumni!

Congratulations to the following Palmer Catholic Academy graduates who are on the Bishop Kenny Honor Roll!


First Honors:

Natalie Barrett

Jacob Valenzuela

Brady Wagner


Maria Vittoria Rutherford

Samantha Whitney


Cassiel Chaluja

Mary Claire Stinneford



Second Honors:

Lauren Barrett

Addison Evans

Raymond Hernandez

Antonella Sotomayor

Ava Tamayo


Kate Fennell

Mairin Lanahan

Alexander Lisowski


Franco Chaluja
Graham Evans

Eiley Fennell

Austin Miller

Gabriel Pao

Zachary Rich

Amina Tamayo


Morgan Axiotis

Alexis Brendel

Allison Cavanaugh

Catherine Giehrl

Delaney Porazinski

Savanna Porazinski

Hannah Thomsen

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

Lunch and Recess Duty

Thank you for your help with lunch and recess duties. We are in need of some volunteers for THIS WEEK, especially on THURSDAY. Please sign up here if you are available: 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.

upcoming events

November 9th

Student Council Executive Board Elections - 1:45 PM


OPTION 1 for Mandatory Confirmation Parent Meeting - 7:15-8:00 pm @ OLSS Cultural Center (you can choose this date or 11/20)


November 11th

Veteran's Day - No School


November 14-18th

Good News Book Fair


November 16th

Science Fair


November 20th

OPTION 2 for Mandatory Confirmation Parent Meeting – 12:15-1:00 pm @ OLSS Cultural Center (only if you did not attend on 11/9)


November 22nd

Early Release (PreK @Noon, K-2 @ 12:40, 3-5 @ 12:50, 6-8 @ 1:00)

No Angels After Hours


November 23-25th

No school - Thanksgiving Break


November 29th

Individual Student Picture Make-Up Day

COVID reminders

If your child tests positive for COVID, please notify me immediately via email (ddossantos@pcapvb.org).


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.

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OLSS Second Annual Children's Christmas Pageant

See details below!
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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!

https://www.olssyouth.com/new-forms


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!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMCreZ2k7qk_HnCzYnVyUFaT6hAszyPl9FQ2BHoFH4K9sV2Q/viewform


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!

https://www.olssyouth.com/adult-volunteers

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY SPONSORS!

To our sponsors, thank you for your support of Palmer Catholic Academy!
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QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING IN THE NEWSLETTER?

Please feel free to email me!