The Blue Angel Weekly

March 14, 2023

Dear PCA Families,

Thank you for your patience with carpool during TPC last week!

We are officially in the 4th quarter of the school year! Let's finish strong, Blue Angels!


As a reminder, during the season of Lent, we will be having Adoration in the PCA Chapel every Tuesday after our Children's Mass from 10:30-2:00. Parents are welcome to attend Adoration during this time as well. There is a Sign-Up Genius so that we can ensure that the Blessed Sacrament is never left alone in the chapel. Please sign up for some special time in Adoration!

Continued prayers!

Thank you for all your prayers, PCA families! Please continue to storm heaven with prayers for continued healing for our principal, Mrs. Earp, and for strength for Ms. Cashin, our 5th grade paraprofessional, as she awaits her new lungs!

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

Dress Down Day to Support OLSS Senior Care Packages!

We will be having a dress down day on Wednesday, March 22. To participate, students should bring in $1.00. All money will be used to support the OLSS Senior Care Packages for homebound, BEAM, and nursing home patients (see more information about these below).

There is not a theme/color to follow for this dress down, but ALL DRESS DOWN DAY RULES APPLY. For your information, here are the rules as stated in the Parent/Student Handbook:

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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Uniform checks!

Parents, please make sure to check your child's uniform! Students are growing and we are noticing some skirts that are too short! Also, boys should be wearing a belt with their uniform pants/shorts.

As a reminder, students are not permitted to wear make-up to school.

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

Please join us for the PCA Angel Ball on March 24!

You don't want to miss our biggest fundraising event! Tickets are available for purchase at:
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service hour opportunity - angel ball donations

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Angel ball volunteer oppportunity

The school needs your help to make our Annual Angel Ball a success! If you do not have background clearance, this is a great time to earn service hours off site with set-up. If you are attending the event, you can earn service hours at the same time by signing up for a slot to sell drink tickets or to help with the auction.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. If you haven't already purchased your ticket, you may do so If you are unable to attend, would you consider sponsoring a ticket for a teacher? This can also be done through the link above.

Thank you for your help!

Sign-Up Genius Link:

save the date for pca's musical production!

The Newsies are coming to Palmer Catholic Academy the weekend of March 31st – April 2nd!

You will not want to miss this energetic and endearing musical.

Tickets can be purchased online at this link:

Tickets are limited so you will want to snatch them up quickly.

Now’s the time to seize the day!!

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Service hours opportunity - help Mrs. Urso

Need service hours??

Mrs. Urso is looking for adults to help with ushering and concession stand sales during our upcoming musical, Newsies Jr.

Here is the link to sign up:

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:


Yearbook order forms were sent home in the backpack last month. If you are still looking to order a yearbook, please use the form below.
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Yearbook ads

There are still a few pages available for yearbook ads. Please consider purchasing a Yearbook Ad for your child. This is a wonderful chance to share a full or half page of photos, memories, and a message to celebrate your PCA Student!

Please see the flyer attached and turn in the bottom portion of the yearbook ad form (with payment) and completed ad by March 15.

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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!


important! Parents, Please complete these surveys for our accreditation!

We are in the process of preparing for our Accreditation Site Visit next school year. Part of this process is to have parents complete surveys about the school. PLEASE help us by taking a few minutes to complete BOTH of these TWO surveys:

Catholic Identity Program Effectiveness Survey:

Defining Characteristics of our Catholic School:

We have about 100 replies so far ! Thank you to those of you who have already completed the surveys!

Live Stations of the Cross at OLSS

Join us for thoughtful reflection and meditation on Christ's journey to the cross.
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diocesan mpact middle school service day!

  • Join us as we put our faith into action for this middle school service day on March 18th!!
  • A few parents are needed to carpool throughout the day!
  • Please use the link below to register your youth and/or sign up to carpool!
  • For more information contact Kayla Garza at

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Virtue of the Month - March

The Virtue of the Month for March is Mercy.

Mercy is caring for those who suffer.

The Saints of the Month are:

Grades PK -2 - St. John Vianney

grades 3-5 - St. Faustina

grades 6-8 - St. Teresa of Calcutta

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.

We are in need of additional volunteers for this week! Please sign up if you are available!

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!

DOSA-sponsored talks at Marywood

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2023 Eucharistic Congress - Save the Date!

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We have our Children's Mass every Tuesday at 9:40 AM in the school gymnasium. All parents are welcome to attend.

Attention FES-UA Scholarship families!

A message from Step-Up for Students:

Join us on March 16th for our monthly FES-UA Open House!

The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) Open House is a monthly informational webinar designed to provide scholarship updates and a space to learn more about the FES-UA scholarship. Our goal is to equip and empower families by providing support for utilizing educational savings accounts so they can personalize the education of their student(s) with unique abilities.

Each month we highlight topics in our handbook, share parent resources, and answer questions you submit during your registration. If you have not joined us before, we hope you will join us this month.

We’re offering three opportunities to attend on Thursday, March 16th. Register today!

o 9 AM EST

o 12 PM EST

o 6 PM EST

We Will Discuss:

  • Scholarship Updates & Reminders
  • Denied Reimbursements
  • School Enrollment Fees
  • Graduating VS Transitioning
  • FES-UA Parent Resource of the Month
  • Q&A

Step Up For Students will host an Open House webinar for FES-UA families on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for email communications with future Open House registration links.

upcoming events

March 14

Class pictures - Mandatory uniforms

March 20

Health Screenings for Grades K, 1, 3 & 6

March 22

Dress Down Day for students with $1 donation for OLSS Senior Care Packages

March 23

ACRE testing - grades 5 and 8

March 24

Angel Ball - Sawgrass Marriot 6 PM

March 31-April 2

PCA Musical - Newsies, Jr.

April 5

PCA School-wide Student Retreat Day

Early Release - (PreK @Noon, K-2 @ 12:40, 3-5 @ 12:50, 6-8 @ 1:00) - No Angels After Hours

Jump into Spring Break Party at Bravoz - 2:00 PM-5:00 PM (more details to come!)

April 6- April 14

Easter Holiday Break - No school for staff or students

April 17

Classes resume

April 22

Mandatory Confirmation Retreat - 10 AM - 4 PM at OLSS/Cultural Center

April 27

Middle School End-of-Year Trips

COVID reminders

If your child tests positive for COVID, please notify me immediately via email (

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.

A message from Bishop kenny

The BK Theatre Troupe invites you and your school families to join them on a journey through Wonderland this Spring. We have a limited number of tickets to the matinee showing of Alice in Wonderland on Saturday, March 25 at 2:30pm available, FREE to all Diocesan grade school students. Please visit the link and refer to the code to reserve your free tickets:

BKHS Theatre

Alice in Wonderland TICKETS



by Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus,

Adapted from Lewis Carroll

Saturday, March 25

2:30 p.m.

Carla Harris Performing Arts Center

A message from St. Joseph's Academy

SJA Theatre News!

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Distracted Driving Information - FDOT

Please see the information below about distracted driving from the FDOT. Always a good reminder! Drive safely!
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The Practice of Prayer with Fr. Eric

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OLSS Parish Mission - April 3-5

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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!

Mom's Journey at OLSS

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Middle School and High School Youth Ministry

For more information contact Kayla Garza at
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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!