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**
***PCA Google calendar 2023-2024***
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!
**save the date for pca family bingo night!**
**new early release times for early release days**
**New Family Orientation**
**weekly children's mass**
**weekly spirit days**
Sports physical form (for ALL sports): https://www.pcapvb.org/_files/ugd/133f5d_40c5f0fba23a45e39784f64955fe0664.pdf
***HSA Meeting Dates 2023-2024***
***HSA PARent Socials 2023-2024***
Nocatee summer playground meet-ups!!
family fun day at OLSS
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: https://www.pcapvb.org/forms
**mandatory Summer Reading & Math Assignments**
Here is the direct link: https://www.pcapvb.org/summer-info
school supplies for the 2023-2024 school year!
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: https://www.brightschoolkitz.com/Store/School/40520
**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: https://hr.dosafl.com/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a7887ac72e8b12001734da464d555d7
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: https://hr.dosafl.com/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a7885ac8627235d01864c7a14b3757f
Palmer Catholic Academy Preschool (PCAP) has a full-time or part-time position available. Please call Chris Nally for additional information at 567-1970.
New Family Orientation at 5:30 PM in the PCA Gym
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
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
Meet & Greet for Pre-K students @ 9:00 AM (Bring Supplies)
First Day of School
August 11 and August 14
Varsity Basketball Try-outs
3:30-5:00 - boys
5:15-6:45 - girls
3:30-5:30 Cheerleader tryout clinic
Parent Meeting immediately following the clinic at 5:30PM
3:30-5:30 JV/Varsity Cheerleader tryouts
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
Formed - A Great Way to Learn More about our Faith
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!