The Blue Angel Weekly
December 5, 2022
Dear PCA Families,
Important Information about the Christmas Program - Grades PK -5
All PreK students will meet in the church – not the Cultural Center.
Adoration at PCA
A Message for Parents from HSA about Faculty Christmas Presents
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.
Library books due!
Varsity Soccer Schedule
SCHOOL CHILDREN'S MASS
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
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 MCKennedy87@gmail.com if interested!
Circle of Grace
Lunch and Recess Duty
Thank you for your help with lunch and recess duties. 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.
No Children's Mass - Thursday schedule at school
Children's Mass for Immaculate Conception - Tuesday schedule at school
December 14, 15, 19
Middle School Midterms
PK-5 Christmas Program at OLSS at 5:00 PM
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
Advent Family Prayer Experience @ OLSS Cultural Center – 5:15 pm – all families are welcome!
December 21-January 3
Christmas Break for students
Students return to school
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.
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!