The Blue Angel Weekly

December 5, 2022

Dear PCA Families,

We hope you enjoyed the weekend! As a reminder, this week our Children's Mass has been changed to Thursday since it is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mass will start at 9:40 AM.

Important Information about the Christmas Program - Grades PK -5

Students in grade PreK-5 will perform in their annual Christmas program on December 15th, 2022. The performance will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 5:00 p.m. Students should arrive by 4:45 p.m. wearing their red or green Christmas best. Boys should wear a nice pair of dress pants with a dress shirt or polo. Girls can wear a dress, skirt, or a nice pant suit. All shoes should have a closed toe (no sandals) for your child’s safety. All dress down day rules apply. When you arrive, one parent should sign your child in with their teacher in the Cultural Center. Once your child is signed in, you can go and get a seat in the church for the performance. Please do not arrive earlier than 4:30 p.m.; the doors to the Cultural Center will not be open earlier than that. Please note:

All PreK students will meet in the church – not the Cultural Center.

Adoration at PCA

We are excited to offer Adoration in our PCA chapel this Thursday, December 8th starting at 10:30 after our Children's Mass. As you know we will need to have at least 2 people in the chapel at all times during Adoration. If you would like to sign-up to ensure the Blessed Sacrament is not alone, please do so on the Sign-Up Genius below. Students will be going to Adoration as well. You may still attend even if there are no open slots on the Sign-Up Genius! Our chapel can hold up to 50 people.

A Message for Parents from HSA about Faculty Christmas Presents

Dear Parents,

As we have entered Advent and are preparing for Christmas, we know many of you send in gifts for our staff. Over the years, many of you have asked members of the HSA how to find out about teacher preferences to help guide your holiday shopping. Should any of you want specific ideas for your child's teachers, the HSA has compiled a spreadsheet (see below to download) of teacher preferences that may assist you in your holiday shopping. Please know that your gifts are in no way expected, but always very much appreciated by the teachers and staff.

We wish you all a blessed Christmas season!


The Palmer HSA

Advent Service Project

We will be putting together Shoeboxes of Love for the homeless as a schoolwide service project. Each class is assigned an item to bring in to fill the shoeboxes by the end of this week. Boxes will be assembled for delivery on Monday, December 12th. Please see below for the list of items by class. Items are small and fairly inexpensive. It may be nice for students to use money from their own piggy banks to purchase the item. Students who participate will have an holiday-themed dress down day on December 20th.

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Virtue of the Month - December

The Virtue of the Month for December is Generosity. Generosity is giving without counting the cost.

The Saints of the Month are:

grades PK-2 - St. Nicholas

grades 3-5 - St. Mary Magdelene

grades 6-8 - St. Maximilian Kolbe

Library books due!

PCA library books must be returned by December 15. Any books not returned by that date will be assumed lost, and the cost of the book(s) will be added to your FACTS account. Emails will be sent out this week if your child has an unreturned book.

Altar Servers

Is your chilld 10 years old or older? Would he/she like to be an altar server? Please see the information below!
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Varsity Soccer Schedule

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

The Children's Mass scheduled for Tuesday, December 6th, will be on Thursday, December 8th instead since it is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Please note: Tuesday will be a Thursday schedule at PCA, and Thursday will be a Tuesday schedule.

Our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes will begin attending our Children's Mass on January 10th.

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.


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!)

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

Please contact Caroline New at if interested!

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.

Job openings at PCA

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

Lunch and Recess Duty

Thank you for your help with lunch and recess duties. 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.

upcoming events

December 6

No Children's Mass - Thursday schedule at school

December 8

Children's Mass for Immaculate Conception - Tuesday schedule at school

December 14, 15, 19

Middle School Midterms

December 15th

PK-5 Christmas Program at OLSS at 5:00 PM

December 20

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

(No Angels After Hours)

End of the 2nd Quarter

December 21

Advent Family Prayer Experience @ OLSS Cultural Center – 5:15 pm – all families are welcome!

December 21-January 3

Christmas Break for students

January 4

Students return to school

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.

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Volunteers needed!

Our Lady Star of the Sea is looking for volunteers to help assemble the parish Commemorative Cookbook on Tuesday, December 6th from 11:00am to 3:00pm in the OLSS Cultural Center.
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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!


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