The Blue Angel Weekly

December 12, 2022

Dear PCA Families,

Important Information about the Christmas Program - Grades PK -5

Students in grade PreK-5 will perform in their annual Christmas program on December 15th, 2022. The performance will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 5:00 p.m. Students should arrive by 4:45 p.m. wearing their red or green Christmas best. Boys should wear a nice pair of dress pants with a dress shirt or polo. Girls can wear a dress, skirt, or a nice pant suit. All shoes should have a closed toe (no sandals) for your child’s safety. All dress down day rules apply. When you arrive, one parent should sign your child in with their teacher in the Cultural Center. Once your child is signed in, you can go and get a seat in the church for the performance. Please do not arrive earlier than 4:30 p.m.; the doors to the Cultural Center will not be open earlier than that. Please note:

All PreK students will meet in the church – not the Cultural Center.

middle school midterm schedule

Our middle schoolers will be taking their midterms starting on Wednesday! Please keep them in your prayers!
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A Message for Parents from HSA about Faculty Christmas Presents

Dear Parents,

As we have entered Advent and are preparing for Christmas, we know many of you send in gifts for our staff. Over the years, many of you have asked members of the HSA how to find out about teacher preferences to help guide your holiday shopping. Should any of you want specific ideas for your child's teachers, the HSA has compiled a spreadsheet (see below to download) of teacher preferences that may assist you in your holiday shopping. Please know that your gifts are in no way expected, but always very much appreciated by the teachers and staff.

We wish you all a blessed Christmas season!


The Palmer HSA

Virtue of the Month - December

The Virtue of the Month for December is Generosity. Generosity is giving without counting the cost.

The Saints of the Month are:

grades PK-2 - St. Nicholas

grades 3-5 - St. Mary Magdelene

grades 6-8 - St. Maximilian Kolbe

Congratualtions to our Disciples of the month for November!

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Library books due!

PCA library books must be returned by December 15. Any books not returned by that date will be assumed lost, and the cost of the book(s) will be added to your FACTS account.

Varsity Soccer Schedule

Come support our Blue Angels!
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OLSS Cookbooks for sale!

OLSS Commemorative Cookbooks now available for purchase. At $20 per book, these make a great Christmas gift! Available for purchase at the OLSS church office or the PCA office.
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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.

Our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes will begin attending our Children's Mass on January 10th.


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!)

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

Please contact Caroline New at if interested!

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.

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. 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.

upcoming events

December 14, 15, 19

Middle School Midterms

December 15th

PK-5 Christmas Program at OLSS at 5:00 PM

December 20

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

(No Angels After Hours)

End of the 2nd Quarter

December 21

Advent Family Prayer Experience @ OLSS Cultural Center – 5:15 pm – all families are welcome!

December 21-January 3

Christmas Break for students

January 4

Students return to school

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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attention middle school students!

Join our high school youth night with your ugly sweater and a $5 gag gift as we have our Christmas party on Sunday Dec. 18th after the 5pm mass!! RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 15th using the link below or by going to the youth website. We will be doing a gag gift exchange, but you are not required to participate. If you would like to join, please bring a $5 gift already wrapped. If we do not have enough volunteers, we many need a parent to stay as a chaperone- or we will not be able to allow more youth to join due to safe environment reasons. If you are Virtus trained, and would like to volunteer with the ministry, please contact the youth office.

If you would like to donate or aid in providing food for the event, please contact the youth office.

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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!