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
If you still need your clearance, please see the website for information on how to proceed: https://www.pcapvb.org/forms
No school Mass on May 2 - May Crowning
"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!
Mrs. M. Mayer, Middle School Teacher - email@example.com - all grades - Reading, Math, English/Writing
Mrs. F. San Juan - Learning Support teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org - grades PK-4 - Math
Ms. K. Emsley - Paraprofessional - email@example.com - grades PK-1
Dress Down day for Catholic Charities - May 1
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.
OLSS Playgroup Schedule
Children of all ages not attending school are welcome.
Please RSVP to Caroline New at 912-604-5747 or MCKennedy87@gmail.com.
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***
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.
2023-2024 School Calendar
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:
- June 5th – June 9th: Mini Cheer Camp for Girls Rising-K to Rising-3rd
- June 12th – June 15th: Co-Ed Basketball Camp for Rising-5th to Rising-8th
- June 12th – June 15th: Girls Volleyball Camp for Rising-5th to Rising-8th
- June 19th - June 23rd: SPY CAMP for Rising-K to Rising-4th
- June 26th - June 30th: ANIMAL PLANET for Rising-K to Rising-4th
- June 26th - June 30th: THEATRE CAMP for Rising-5th to Rising-8th
- July 10th - July 14th: SHARK WEEK for Rising-K to Rising-4th
- July 17th - July 21st: DINO WEEK for Rising-K to Rising-4th
- 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.
CAMPS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ANYONE TRYING OUT FOR JV OR VARSITY CHEER (4TH-8TH GRADES) IN THE FALL!
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 to work on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 AM - 1 PM. If you are interested, please apply at: https://hr.dosafl.com/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a7885ac8627235d01864c7a14b3757f
want to help at morning carline?
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE VOLUNTEER CLEARANCE TO PARTICIPATE!
Virtue of the Month - April
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
Mini-Vinnies Induction - after Mass
Middle School End-of-Year Trips
Dress Down Day for Catholic Charities (baby items collection - see flyer above for details)
May Crowing for students - No Children's Mass - please bring a flower for Mary and Rosary beads!
6th grade to go to Spanish Mass at St. Joseph's
Confirmation rehearsal - 6:00 PM - Cultural Center/OLSS
PCA Talent Show (grades 3-8) - 5:00 PM (more details to follow)
Family Liturgy @ OLSS – 5:15 pm – all families are welcome!
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
PCA Staff Retreat Day - No school for Students
Middle School Dance
morning arrival - come early! don't be late!
Lunch and Recess Duty
Thank you for your help with lunch and recess duties.
Here is the link to sign up for duties: 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.
Formed - A Great Way to Learn More about our Faith
Diocesan May Procession!
2023 Eucharistic Congress - Save the Date!
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!