The Blue Angel Weekly

November 14, 2022

Dear PCA Families,

We hope you enjoyed the extra long weekend! We pray that everyone stayed safe during the storm!

Student Council Executive Board

Last week we held our Student Council elections for grades 3-8 in the gym. Please join us in congratulating our Student Council Executive Board for the 2022-2023 school year:

President: JC Lundgren

Vice President: Charlotte Dunlap

Treasurer: London Douglas

Secretary: Matthew Rattigan

Historian: Noelle Doci

Spirit Director: Cami Doherty

Service Director: Jacob Beckham

Assistant Service Director: Colton Haubrich

All our candidates did an excellent job with their campaign and their speeches! Well done!

Good News Book Fair

This week we will have our Good News Book Fair! Students will be attending the Book Fair during their STREAM class. Due to the storm, we were not able to receive our delivery until yesterday, so today will be set-up day, and we will extend the Book Fair through next Monday. Parents may come shop with their children during their STREAM time, as long as the parent has received volunteer clearance from the Diocese.

Varsity Soccer Schedule

Come support our Blue Angels!
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Thanksgiving Holiday Food Drive

Please see below for information about our Holiday Food Drive to support BEAM. Students who donate an item will be allowed to dress down on Thursday, November 17th in fall colors.
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Spirit Wear Store is Open!

It’s officially hoodie season! Get your Palmer Catholic Academy Spirit Wear today! Our online store will be open today through midnight on November 28th and orders should arrive in mid December. Please visit the link below to order!

Service Hours Opportunity for students!!

Please see below for a service opportunity for students! Here is the link for the sign-up genius:

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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.

For your information, we will not have Mass on November 22nd, since Fr. Eric is not available. Students will still go to the gym during Mass time to pray the Rosary together. Parents are welcome to come and join the Rosary.

PCA Christmas Program - Grades PK-5

Our Christmas program for grades PK-5 will take place on December 15th at 5:00 PM at OLSS church. More information to follow! This is a mandatory event for grades PK-5.

Middle School Midterm Exams

Students in grades 6-8 will take their midterm exams on December 14th, 15th, and 19th. Make-up exams will be on December 20th.

NOTE: We will not have exams on the 16th since some of our Middle School students will be participating in the Christmas program as readers or in the choir.


Need something to do with those squirmy younger siblings after drop off? Come join the OLSS Playgroup at the park and meet other families from the parish!

9:00 (Children of all ages not attending school are welcome!)

Nov 21 (Mon.)- DeLeon Park, PVB

Dec 13 (Tues.)-Fletcher Park, Marsh Landing Neighborhood

Please contact Caroline New at if interested!

Virtue of the Month - November - Stewardship

The Virtue of the Month for November is Stewardship. Stewardship is returning to God the first fruits of your time, talent, and treasure.

The Saints of the Month are:

grades PK-2 - St. Elizabeth of Hungary

grades 3-5 - Bl. Fra Angelico

grades 6-8 - St. Joseph Moscati

Circle of Grace

The Diocese of St. Augustine has adopted a new mandatory safe environment program called the Circle of Grace. Depending on the grade level there are 1-4 lessons included in this program, which will be taught during your child's Religion classes within the next few weeks. Please read the attached information below for more details about the program.

Afternoon Carpool - please read!!!

Please help us to expedite afternoon carline!

Middle School parents, your children are in class until 3:05 and then they return to homeroom. Please plan to pick them up no earlier than 3:10. Our holding area is filling up by 2:55 with middle school parents who have arrived too early. If you come for your children prior to 3:10, we will need to have you circle around the line again. Thank you for your cooperation!

Parents of students in grades 3-5, your children are not dismissed until 2:55. Please plan to pick them up no earlier than that. If you arrive prior to 2:55 for a 3rd-5th grade student, you will be asked to circle around the lot again.

Finally, if your child is at Angels After Hours, and you are coming to regular pick-up, please designate that in the PikMyKid app.

Thank you for your help in getting our students dismissed promptly and safely.

Job openings at PCA

We are looking to hire additional substitute teachers. Interested candidates can apply at:

Lunch and Recess Duty

Thank you for your help with lunch and recess duties. We are in need of some volunteers leading up to the Thanksgiving break. Please sign up here if you are available:

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.

upcoming events

November 15-18th, November 21

Good News Book Fair

November 16th

Science Fair

November 20th

OPTION 1 for Mandatory Confirmation Parent Meeting – 12:15-1:00 pm @ OLSS Cultural Center (OPTION 2 date TBD)

November 22nd

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

No Angels After Hours

November 23-25th

No school - Thanksgiving Break

November 29th

Individual Student Picture Make-Up Day

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.

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Advent Offerings

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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. 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!

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!

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!


To our sponsors, thank you for your support of Palmer Catholic Academy!
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Please feel free to email me!