The Blue Angel Weekly

April 24, 2023

Dear PCA Families,

Today we had a Safety Drill with the students. As mentioned in the email that was sent earlier today, the students did a great job!

You may have noticed the officer on campus this morning. As you know I have been working with the SJCSO, Monsignor Brennan, and the Diocese to have additional protection for our school. Until we can determine if we can have a full-time officer assigned to our campus, we will have off-duty officers covering as often as possible. We are grateful for this opportunity.

Our middle school students will be going on their end-of-the-year field trips on Thursday. Please keep them in your prayers as they travel to Orlando.

The Confirmation Retreat on Saturday was beautiful! The students were well-behaved and enjoyed a day of faith and fellowship. Thank you for your continued prayers for our Confirmandi as they approach Confirmation day on May 11.

Please also keep our second graders in your prayers. They will be receiving First Eucharist throughout the month of May.

***School Mass Changes*** PLEaSE READ

For increased security, only CLEARED family members will be allowed to attend our Children's Mass. If you are cleared and would like to attend, you will need to enter through the front doors and sign-in at the front office. Please arrive early so you have time to go through this process. You must wear your sticker badge that the computer generates for you at all times while you are in the building. Thank you for you patience and cooperation with this new procedure.

If you still need your clearance, please see the website for information on how to proceed:

No school Mass on May 2 - May Crowning

We will not have our Children's Mass on May 2, since no priests are available to celebrate with us. Instead we will have our May Crowning with the students which will include a Rosary. Please send your child to school with a flower for Mary and their Rosary beads on that day.

Continued prayers!

Thank you for all your prayers, PCA families! Please continue to storm heaven with prayers for Mrs. Earp and Ms. Cashin!

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." - Mark 11:24

pca talent show - grades 3-8 - may 10!

Click below to download the permission slip!
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***summer tutoring***

Looking for a tutor for your child this summer? We have some PCA staff who will be available. Please contact them directly.

Mrs. M. Mayer, Middle School Teacher - - all grades - Reading, Math, English/Writing

Mrs. F. San Juan - Learning Support teacher - - grades PK-4 - Math

Ms. K. Emsley - Paraprofessional - - grades PK-1

Dress Down day for Catholic Charities - May 1

As a reminder, all dress down day rules apply.

For dress down days, jeans are acceptable but cannot have any rips or tears. No hats or flipflops are to be worn to school. No tank top style tops are allowed. Only shorts that are Bermuda or Capri in length are permitted. Shoulders, midriffs, and backs must be covered (no cut-out style clothes) at all times. Leggings are not allowed unless the shirt reaches the mid-thigh area. Clothing should not have any messages or words that would be considered inappropriate for a Catholic school.

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OLSS Playgroup Schedule

Children of all ages not attending school are welcome.

Please RSVP to Caroline New at 912-604-5747 or

We hope to see you at playgroup!

4/27: Toddler Storytime at PV Library 10:15

5/4 Park Playdate with SJP2 Moms at Twenty Mile Village, Nocatee 9:30

***Volunteer portal for parents***

We just recently updated our volunteer management system to add a volunteer portal so parents can manually update their hours and information.

You may have recently received an email from Raptor, our volunteer management system, allowing you to sign up for our new volunteer portal. This portal will allow you to manually enter your volunteer hours and info. Unfortunately, the sign-up link in the email was broken. Please use this link to access the portal instead. If you are a new user, please select forgot password to create a password and finalize your account set up. Once you are signed in please click the three bars in the top right corner and select “Hours” at the top of list to manually add in volunteer hours.

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2023-2024 School Calendar

Click the link below to download the 2023-2024 school calendar. Our more detailed calendar with special events will be released soon.
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PCA Summer camps

PCA is excited to offer a full summer of engaging, educational and entertaining summer camps for our 2023-2024 registered PCA students. Please save the date for the following weeks of camp and check the website for more details and to register:

  1. June 5th – June 9th: Mini Cheer Camp for Girls Rising-K to Rising-3rd
  2. June 12th – June 15th: Co-Ed Basketball Camp for Rising-5th to Rising-8th
  3. June 12th – June 15th: Girls Volleyball Camp for Rising-5th to Rising-8th
  4. June 19th - June 23rd: SPY CAMP for Rising-K to Rising-4th
  5. June 26th - June 30th: ANIMAL PLANET for Rising-K to Rising-4th
  6. June 26th - June 30th: THEATRE CAMP for Rising-5th to Rising-8th
  7. July 10th - July 14th: SHARK WEEK for Rising-K to Rising-4th
  8. July 17th - July 21st: DINO WEEK for Rising-K to Rising-4th
  9. July 24th - June 28th: CHEER CAMP for Girls Rising-5th to Rising-8th

A message about Cheer camps

Summer Cheer Camps

Please be sure to turn in your registration for summer cheer camps! Forms on the PCA website. Please email Coach Sara Riner with any questions about our Mini Cheer Camp in June or our Cheer Camp in July.

PCA 8th Grade Cheerleaders:

If you would like to sign up to help at either camp and earn lots of service hours, the Assistant Coach sign-up form is attached in both of the Registration packets.


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 to work on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 AM - 1 PM. If you are interested, please apply at:

want to help at morning carline?

We would love to have more parents helping to unload cars at morning carline from 7:15-8:00 AM! If you are able to help, please sign up using the Sign-Up Genius link below! Thank you in advance for your help!


Virtue of the Month - April

The Virtue of the Month for April is Justice.

Justice is being fair and giving each his due.

The Saints of the Month are:

Grades PK -2 - St. Anthony of Padua

grades 3-5 - St. Katharine Drexel

grades 6-8 - St. Thomas More

upcoming events

April 25

Mini-Vinnies Induction - after Mass

April 27

Middle School End-of-Year Trips

May 1

Dress Down Day for Catholic Charities (baby items collection - see flyer above for details)

May 2

May Crowing for students - No Children's Mass - please bring a flower for Mary and Rosary beads!

May 5

6th grade to go to Spanish Mass at St. Joseph's

May 8

Confirmation rehearsal - 6:00 PM - Cultural Center/OLSS

May 10

PCA Talent Show (grades 3-8) - 5:00 PM (more details to follow)

Family Liturgy @ OLSS – 5:15 pm – all families are welcome!

May 11

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)

Confirmation at OLSS - 6 PM

May 12

PCA Staff Retreat Day - No school for Students

May 19

Middle School Dance

morning arrival - come early! don't be late!

As a reminder, school begins promptly at 8:00 AM. We begin unloading cars by 7:20 AM. Please arrive early to ensure that your child is able to get to class on time and not miss valuable instructional time. Carline is very light from 7:20-7:45; please don't wait for the last minute to arrive!

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.

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!

Diocesan May Procession!

See below for details!
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2023 Eucharistic Congress - Save the Date!

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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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volunteer opportunity

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Use the link below to find out more about Lifeline Pregnancy Center and to Sign Up for this volunteer opportunity!!!/showSignUp/10c0e44a8a62ba5fec16-carwash

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!