The Blue Angel Weekly

January 9, 2023

Dear PCA Families,

Happy New Year to all! We are praying for a healthy and safe 2023! On behalf of Mrs. Earp and all the staff at PCA, I want to thank you for your generosity towards us for Christmas! We are so thankful!

Please note that this Friday is Early Staggered Release, and there is no school on Monday, January 16th.

Mrs. Urso

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Urso and her family. Mr. Urso's funeral will be on Saturday, January 14th at OLSS at 10 AM.

If you would like to assist the Urso family during this difficult time, a GoFundMe has been set up for them. Here is the link:

Coach bonds

Great news! Coach was told that he is cancer-free! Praise God! Thank you for all your prayers and support!


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

Tomorrow Father Pagano from St. John Paul II will be celebrating Mass with us.

Our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes will begin attending our Children's Mass tomorrow!

Adoration tomorrow, January 10

We will have Adoration tomorrow in the PCA Chapel following Mass until 2 PM. Please use the SIgn-Up Genius below to choose a time slot to ensure that the Blessed Sacrament is not left unattended in the chapel.

Mass with Bishop Pohlmeier

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

Uniform check for the new year

Parents, please check your children's uniforms! Homeroom teachers will be doing uniform checks to ensure students are in compliance with the uniform policy.

There are many skirts that are much too short! As per the PCA Handbook, skirts should be no shorter than 3 inches from the ground when kneeling.

We are noticing many students in need of a haircut as well. As per the PCA handbook, boys' hair is to be no longer than the top of the collar in the back, not over the ear on sides, and bangs no longer than eyebrows.

Make-up and nail polish are not permitted.

Thank you in advance for reviewing these guidelines! If you are in need of uniforms, our uniform closet is stocked with many gently used options!

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

Varsity Soccer Schedule

Come support our Blue Angels!
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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:

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

January 13

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

January 16

No school - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

January 29-February 4

Catholic Schools Week (more details to come!)

February 10

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

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

Download form 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!

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!