The Blue Angel Weekly

June 19, 2023

Dear PCA Families,

Thank you to everyone who completed the end-of-the-year survey! This will help us with planning for the coming school year!

Report cards were emailed on Friday, June 9. If you have not received them, please check your junk mail or contact us!

Summer office hours are 8:00-3:00. School office will be closed the week of July 3rd. If you have any immediate needs, please email!

There have been a few additions/changes to the school calendar. I have highlighted them in yellow on the calendar below. Please be sure to check for additions/changes.

Our school children's Mass will be on THURSDAYS for the 2023-2024 school year. All cleared parents are welcome to attend. Fr. Knight will be celebrating our school Masses.

**New Early Release times - 23-24 school year**

We will have new early release times for the coming school year. Release times will be as follows:

VPK only students - 11:30 AM

VPK+Enrichment - 2nd grade - 12:00 PM

3rd -5th grade - 12:10 PM

6th -8th grade - 12:20 PM

SCHOOL CALENDAR - 2023-2024 with updates

Updates were made to the calendar that was sent last week. Please discard past drafts! Click below to download the updated draft. Updates from the last calendar are highlighted in yellow.

Fridays are spirit days!

We will continue to have Spirit Days every Friday. Students can wear a Palmer Catholic Academy spirit wear t-shirt with their uniform bottoms on Fridays.

We will have spirit wear available for purchase at the Meet and Greets in August.

OLSS Summer Playgroup dates

June 22-9:30 Marsh Landing Pool | 25655 Marsh Landing Pkwy

July 19-11:00 Cummer Museum Storytelling Mornings | 829 Riverside Ave.

*Please be sure to RSVP to Caroline at for either date!

Nocatee summer playground meet-ups!!

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family fun day at OLSS

Mark your calendar for Family Fun Day at OLSS from 12:00-3:00 following the 11 AM Mass. Bishop Pohlmeier will celebrate the 11 AM Mass for the parish feast day.
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basketball tryouts

Mark your calendars!

Varsity Basketball Try-outs

August 11 and August 14

3:30-5:00 - boys

5:15-6:45 - girls

JV Basketball try-outs

TBD - dates coming soon

***Please note: your child must have a sports physical on file to try-out for any sports. The physical must be dated after June 1. The form can be found on the website: under Athletics.

cheerleading tryouts

Mark your calendars!


Tuesday, August 15th 3:30-5:30 tryout clinic (PCA gym);

Parent Meeting immediately following the clinic at 5:30PM


Wednesday, August 16th 3:30-5:30 tryouts (PCA gym)

  • Eligible grades: 4th-8th grade
  • Must have a completed/updated sports physical turned in BEFORE the clinic
  • Mandatory attendance for both CLINIC and TRYOUTS
  • Mandatory registration form must be completed in order to attend:
    Click here to register or find out more info

Once we have your registration form completed, we will send you the TRYOUT PACKET with all of the information on tryouts, how to prepare, what cheers to know before tryouts, etc.

Please email with any questions!

***Please note: your child must have a sports physical on file to try-out for any sports. The physical must be dated after June 1. The form can be found on the website: under Athletics.

Volunteer Clearance

As a reminder, visitors/volunteers are not permitted in the building unless they have completed their volunteer clearance. This includes attending our weekly Children's Mass.

If you have not done so, summer is a great time to get this completed!

Please visit this link to get started on the process:

**mandatory Summer Reading & Math Assignments**

Mandatory summer Reading and Math projects for rising 1st through 8th graders are now posted on the website.

Here is the direct link:

school supplies for the 2023-2024 school year!

Supply lists for the 2023-2024 school year are posted on the website:

For your convenience, we partnered with Bright SchoolKitz again to have supplies delivereed to your home! Here is the link to purchase supplies from the company:

**Please note for rising 5th grade families - the supply company was not able to include the required binder in the kit. Please see the supply list on the school website for a link to purchase this item.

Security Updates for the 2023-2024 school year

Since April, we have been paying for police presence on campus. We made arrangements with the SJCSO to have deputies sign up on their off days to be at PCA. This has worked out very well, and we now have several deputies that have become familiar with our campus.

We have made arrangements for this to continue for the 2023-2024 school year. While the cost is high, we feel that this is a definite need for the safety and security of our students and staff.

*****scholarship information*****

The state scholarship application is now open. All students are eligible for a scholarship. To apply, go to:

Parent Workshop coming to St. Paul's at the Beach

Celebrate Calm is coming to St. Paul's at the Beach.

Get practical answers to your toughest questions. How can you discipline without escalating situations, stop defiance and sibling fights, and get kids to listen the first time? What about parenting kids with ADHD, Anxiety, ASD, and SPD?

Kirk Martin will be at St. Paul's Beach on August 24th 6:00 pm for a parent workshop. Mark your calendars! More details as the date approaches.

Job openings at PCA and PCAP

PCA is in need of a front office receptionist. Interested candidates can apply at:

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:

Palmer Catholic Academy Preschool (PCAP) has a full-time or part-time position available. Please call Chris Nally for additional information at 567-1970.

upcoming events

August 2

New Family Orientation at 5:30 PM in the PCA Gym

August 7

Meet & Greet for students in Grades 6th-8th (Bring supplies)

9:00 AM 6th Grade

11:00 AM 7th Grade

1:00 PM 8th Grade

August 8

Meet & Greet for students in Grades K-5th by last name (Bring supplies)

9:00 AM Last names A-H

11:30 AM Last names I-P

2:00 PM Last names R-Z

August 9

Meet & Greet for Pre-K students @ 9:00 AM (Bring Supplies)

August 10

First Day of School

August 11 and August 14

Varsity Basketball Try-outs

3:30-5:00 - boys

5:15-6:45 - girls

August 15th

3:30-5:30 Cheerleader tryout clinic

Parent Meeting immediately following the clinic at 5:30PM

August 16th

3:30-5:30 JV/Varsity Cheerleader tryouts

sAVE THE DATE - September 10 - Diocese of St. Augustine Night with the Jumbo Shrimp

See details on the flyer below!
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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!
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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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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!