The Blue Angel Weekly

September 19, 2022

Dear PCA Families,

Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House last week! It was great to see you all and to see how excited the students were to show off their work and classrooms! Thank you to all our teachers who made this a great event!

SAY CHEESE!

Individual school photos will be tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20. Students should be dressed in mandatory uniform. Students who have PE should bring their clothes to change into for class. 8th grade parents please check your emails for additional information! Order forms for pictures were sent home last week. Please check your child's backpack!
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Lunch and Recess Duty openings for this week!! Help needed!

We are in need of some volunteers for this coming week! THERE ARE SIX OPENINGS FOR LUNCH/RECESS DUTY FOR THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK! PLEASE SIGN UP IF YOU CAN! Please sign up here: 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.

Super Hero Fund Run - New Run Week Volunteer Opportunities!


New volunteer opportunities were created with the release of our run week schedule!! Grab your volunteer spot quickly! Thanks so much for helping to make our event a success! Please check the Sign-Up Genius link below!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4CA9AA2DAAF85-chance1

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Continued Prayers needed for Coach Bonds

We are once again asking for our PCA families to come together in prayer. Our own PE teacher, Coach Bonds, had surgery this summer for colon cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. We ask for your continued prayers of healing for him. He is coming to work every day except treatment days.

Virtue of the Month - September - FAITH

Have you started on the Home Project with your child? All students are expected to complete a Home Project with their families based on the virtue each month. Please look for details from your child's teacher. The Home Project will count as a homework grade.

Contacting Teachers

We encourage parents to email teachers with any questions or concerns. However, please note that our teachers' contractual hours are 7:30-3:30, and they are not expected to return emails outside of that time frame. We want to respect their time with their families. If there is an emergency that you need to relay past 3:30, please feel free to email me and I will be sure the information is passed along. Teachers will respond to your emails or voicemails within 24 hours.

cell phones

We encourage parents to strictly monitor their child's cell phone use. We have heard that there are group chats within grade levels, which sometimes contain inappropriate topics and messages. While we have not seen these, or know the specifics, we want to encourage parents to check their children's phones regularly. You should be sure to check text messages, SnapChat messages, Tik Tok, and Instagram posts and DM's. If an inappropriate message spills over into the school and causes any issues, students will be disciplined as per the Code of Conduct. Also, as a reminder if any student posts anything to discredit our school, staff or parish, this is considered a level 4 infraction and will result in a suspension.


Also, please note, ONLY Middle School students are permitted to bring a cell phone to school, and a cell phone contract must be on file in order for this to be allowed. Cell phones are collected in homeroom and stored securely until dismissal. Students may NOT have cell phones in their lockers, backpacks, pocket, or lunch box during the school day.

Save the Date - Walking Rosary at OLSS - hosted by PCA

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Student progress

The first quarter ends on October 7th! Please be sure that you are assisting your child in checking RenWeb (grades 3-8) to monitor grades. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's grades, please reach out to the teacher.

Carpool

Parents, as a reminder, please do NOT pull out of the carline. Please stay in your spot until the line starts to move and then follow the flow of traffic. We have had some cars trying to pull out once their child is loaded/unloaded. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe!

Blue Angels Basketball

We are excited to have our Blue Angels and families come out to cheer for our teams! As a reminder, we cannot release students to the gym to watch the games without a parent. Thank you for understanding. Here is a schedule for the games - PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THE JV HOME GAMES.
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Job openings at PCA

Palmer Catholic Academy is hiring! We have the following open positions:


We ARE IN URGENT NEED OF assistants for our Angels After Hours after school program. The program runs Monday through Friday from 3:00-6:00 PM. Anyone 18 years or older can apply for one or more days. Applications can be submitted at: https://hr.dosafl.com/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a78839e812f7de701813f006b291052


We are also looking to hire additional substitute teachers. Interested candidates can apply at: https://hr.dosafl.com/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a7887ac72e8b12001734da464d555d7

JV Soccer Coach needed

Attention parents! We are in need of a coach for our JV Soccer team. If you are interested in helping us out or would like more information, please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Printy at sprinty@pcapvb.org.

PCAP Fundraiser

Please help support our preschool fundraiser for some great gift ideas!
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COVID reminders

If your child tests positive for COVID, please notify me immediately via email (ddossantos@pcapvb.org).


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.

upcoming events

September 20th

Individual School Pictures


October 3rd-7th

Student Runs for Fund Run during PE


October 7th

End of the 1st quarter

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

(Angels After Hours 12:30-3:30 pm)


October 9th

11:00 AM Mass OLSS - 50th Anniversary Celebration


October 10th

No School for Students and Teachers


October 11th

Professional Development Day - No School for Students

PK Parent Conferences (more information to follow)


October 12th

PSAT Testing for 8th graders

OLSS PARISH NEWS

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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! Events for high school will begin Sept. 11th after the 5pm mass in the cultural center (more about this event will be sent out to our 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!

https://www.olssyouth.com/new-forms


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!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMCreZ2k7qk_HnCzYnVyUFaT6hAszyPl9FQ2BHoFH4K9sV2Q/viewform


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!

https://www.olssyouth.com/adult-volunteers

QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING IN THE NEWSLETTER?

Please feel free to email me!