The Blue Angel Weekly

December 19, 2022

Dear PCA Families,

Thank you to Mrs. Urso for an amazing Christmas program! It was a beautiful evening celebrating the true meaning of Christmas!

On behalf of Mrs. Earp and the entire PCA staff, we wish you all a blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! See you in 2023!

If you need to reach us over break, I will be checking my email periodically.

Teachers will be checking emails on a limited basis, and you may not receive a reply from them until we return to school on the 3rd. Thank you for understanding, so that they can enjoy uninterrupted time with their families.

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Tomorrow is Ugly Sweater Day for any student who donated an item to the Shoeboxes of Love! Sweaters should be worn OVER uniform shirts. As a reminder, we do have Mass tomorrow, so please be sure sweaters are church appropriate.

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

There will be no Angels After Hours tomorrow.

Thank you!

Thank you to HSA and everyone who donated to the teachers' luncheon last week! It was delicious! We are so grateful for your generosity!

lost and found

Our lost and found is overflowing with PCA sweatshirts that do not have names on them! If your child is missing a sweatshirt, please have him/her check the lost and found. We have some other additional items in the lost and found as well. See photos below to see if anything looks familiar!

Uniform check for the new year

Parents, please check your children's uniforms before they return in January.

There are many skirts that are much too short! As per the PCA Handbook, skirts should be no shorter than 3 inches from the ground when kneeling.

We are noticing many students in need of a haircut as well. As per the PCA handbook, boys' hair is to be no longer than the top of the collar in the back, not over the ear on sides, and bangs no longer than eyebrows.

Make-up and nail polish are not permitted.

Thank you in advance for reviewing these guidelines! If you are in need of uniforms, our uniform closet is stocked with many gently used options!

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

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.

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 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 3

Professional Day for Staff

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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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!