The Blue Angel Weekly

July 10, 2023

Dear PCA Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you enjoying your summer!

We are ONE MONTH AWAY from the first day of school!

We have been working hard to prepare for the 2023-2024 school year! We are continuing to paint the exterior of the building and it is looking fresh and clean in the courtyard! We have also replaced carpets in some of the classrooms. Our air ducts went through a much needed cleaning as well!

If you know anyone who may be interested in working at our Angels After Hours after school program, please let me know! We are in need of assistance most days after school from 3:00 to about 6:00. Here is the link to apply:

***attention scholarship families****

All families (current and new) who were awarded a scholarship MUST meet with us to review school policies, per the state scholarship guidelines. We will send out the updated handbook and Code of Conduct for you to review PRIOR to the meetings, but it is MANDATORY, per state guidelines, that we meet IN PERSON PRIOR TO the start of school. Since we have a large number of families to meet with, we are limiting these initial meetings to 15 minutes each. If you need additional time for questions, we would be happy to schedule a second meeting with you after the start of school. Please be on time for your meeting as the schedule is very tight! Thank you for understanding!!

If you have not completed this form indicating your county of residence, please do so ASAP.

Thank you for your patience with email responses regarding scholarships. Robin Devenny is working very hard to upload all the needed information in our school portal. She will respond to all scholarship emails as soon as possible!

**SCHOOL CALENDAR - 2023-2024 with 8th grade updates**

Please print the school calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. We have added some 8th grade events for May.
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***PCA Google calendar 2023-2024***

Click here to access the PCA Google Calendar which includes all events from the calendar above.

***Uniform shoes***

Please see below for acceptable uniform shoes for PCA students in grades 1-8.

Pre-K and Kindergarten students may wear these shoes OR they may wear their tennis shoes (sneakers) to school each day.

All students may wear their sneakers to school on PE days.

Sneakers should be school colors (blue, black, white) and should not have lights.

NO HIGH TOP shoes or sneakers are permitted in school! NO Crocs, backless shoes, or sandals are permitted in school.

If you have any questions, please ask!

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**save the date for pca family bingo night!**

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**new early release times for early release days**

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**New Family Orientation**

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**scholarship information**

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**weekly children's mass**

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**weekly spirit days**

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**morning drop-off**

Please make plans now to be on time for school! School starts promptly at 8 AM! Come early to avoid the rush!
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**Basketball tryouts**

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**cheer tryouts**

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***HSA Meeting Dates 2023-2024***

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***HSA PARent Socials 2023-2024***

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OLSS Summer Playgroup dates

July 19-11:00 Cummer Museum Storytelling Mornings | 829 Riverside Ave.

*Please be sure to RSVP to Caroline at for either date!

Nocatee summer playground meet-ups!!

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family fun day at OLSS

Mark your calendar for Family Fun Day at OLSS from 12:00-3:00 following the 11 AM Mass. Bishop Pohlmeier will celebrate the 11 AM Mass for the parish feast day.
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Volunteer Clearance

As a reminder, visitors/volunteers are not permitted in the building unless they have completed their volunteer clearance. This includes attending our weekly Children's Mass.

If you have not done so, summer is a great time to get this completed!

Please visit this link to get started on the process:

**mandatory Summer Reading & Math Assignments**

Mandatory summer Reading and Math projects for rising 1st through 8th graders are posted on the website.

Here is the direct link:

school supplies for the 2023-2024 school year!

Supply lists for the 2023-2024 school year are posted on the website:

For your convenience, we partnered with Bright SchoolKitz again to have supplies delivereed to your home! Here is the link to purchase supplies from the company:

**Please note for rising 5th grade families - the supply company was not able to include the required binder in the kit. Please see the supply list on the school website for a link to purchase this item.

Security Updates for the 2023-2024 school year

Since April, we have been paying for police presence on campus. We made arrangements with the SJCSO to have deputies sign up on their off days to be at PCA. This has worked out very well, and we now have several deputies that have become familiar with our campus.

We have made arrangements for this to continue for the 2023-2024 school year. While the cost is high, we feel that this is a definite need for the safety and security of our students and staff.

Parent Workshop coming to St. Paul's at the Beach

Celebrate Calm is coming to St. Paul's at the Beach.

Get practical answers to your toughest questions. How can you discipline without escalating situations, stop defiance and sibling fights, and get kids to listen the first time? What about parenting kids with ADHD, Anxiety, ASD, and SPD?

Kirk Martin will be at St. Paul's Beach on August 24th 6:00 pm for a parent workshop. Mark your calendars! More details as the date approaches.

Job openings at PCA and PCAP

PCA is looking to hire additional substitute teachers. Interested candidates can apply at:

PCA is also in need of an Extended Day Assistant. This is a part-time, after school position.

Palmer Catholic Academy Preschool (PCAP) is looking for a part-time paraprofessional. If you are interested, please apply at:

Palmer Catholic Academy Preschool (PCAP) has a full-time or part-time position available. Please call Chris Nally for additional information at 567-1970.

upcoming events

August 2

New Family Orientation at 5:30 PM in the PCA Gym

August 7

Meet & Greet for students in Grades 6th-8th (Bring supplies)

9:00 AM 6th Grade

11:00 AM 7th Grade

1:00 PM 8th Grade

August 8

Meet & Greet for students in Grades K-5th by last name (Bring supplies)

9:00 AM Last names A-H

11:30 AM Last names I-P

2:00 PM Last names R-Z

August 9

Meet & Greet for Pre-K students @ 9:00 AM (Bring Supplies)

August 10

First Day of School

August 11 and August 14

Varsity Basketball Try-outs

3:30-5:00 - boys

5:15-6:45 - girls

August 15th

3:30-5:30 Cheerleader tryout clinic

Parent Meeting immediately following the clinic at 5:30PM

August 16th

3:30-5:30 JV/Varsity Cheerleader tryouts

August 17th

JV Basketball Tryouts

3:30-5:00 - boys

5:15-6:45 - girls

sAVE THE DATE - September 10 - Diocese of St. Augustine Night with the Jumbo Shrimp

See details on the flyer below!
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Formed - A Great Way to Learn More about our Faith

Formed is a fantastic website that provides Catholic content to help families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. There are movies, children's programs, ebooks, Bible studies and more that you can view on your computer or mobile device. Go to to sign up!
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Middle School and High School Youth Ministry

For more information contact Kayla Garza at

This summer.....

Click the link above to take the survey!

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Youth Conference

8th Graders!! Click the link below to find out more and see a promo video about this youth conference!! Please contact Kayla, the youth minister, at if you have any questions or concerns.

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Please use the links below to register for the perspective ministries.

Middle School: (Current 6th-7th graders)

High School: (Current 8th graders, use this link)

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SJP II Mom's Ministry Updates

Two of our PCA moms help run the Mom's Ministry at SJP II in Nocatee. Here is a link to the ministry updates!
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To our sponsors, thank you for your support of Palmer Catholic Academy!
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Please feel free to email me!