The Blue Angel Weekly

April 3, 2023

Dear PCA Families,

Congratulations to Mrs. Urso and our Senior Choir who did an amazing job with Newsies, Jr. this weekend! What a fantastic show!

Wednesday is an Early Release Day with no Angels After Hours. Release times are:

PreK @Noon

K-2 @ 12:40

3-5 @ 12:50

6-8 @ 1:00

Join us after school on Wednesday at Bravoz for our Jump into Spring Celebration from 2:00-5:00 PM! See more information below.

We will have our Schoolwide Student Retreat on Wednesday, April 5th.

Students can dress down, but must wear their grade colors:

PK and 5th grade - purple shirts

Kindergarten and 6th grade - green shirts

1st grade and 7th grade - blue shirts

2nd grade and 8th grade - red shirts

3rd and 4th grade - yellow shirts

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.

Happy Easter!

On behalf of the faculty and staff at PCA, we wish you a blessed Easter with your family! Enjoy the time together celebrating our risen Lord!

***School Mass Changes*** PLEaSE READ

For increased security, beginning this week, only CLEARED family members will be allowed to attend our Children's Mass. If you are cleared and would like to attend, you will need to enter through the front doors and sign-in at the front office. Please arrive early so you have time to go through this process. You must wear your sticker badge that the computer generates for you at all times while you are in the building. Thank you for you patience and cooperation with this new procedure.

If you still need your clearance, please see the website for information on how to proceed:

***Adoration*** see changes below

We will have Adoration in the PCA Chapel after Mass tomorrow until 2:00 PM. There are several open slots. For increased security, only CLEARED family members will be allowed to attend. Please sign up if you are able!

Continued prayers!

Thank you for all your prayers, PCA families! Please continue to storm heaven with prayers for Mrs. Earp and Ms. Cashin!

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

Join us for the Jump into Spring Celebration at Bravoz on Wednesday, April 5th!

Click below to download the form!
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***Volunteer portal for parents***

We just recently updated our volunteer management system to add a volunteer portal so parents can manually update their hours and information.

You may have recently received an email from Raptor, our volunteer management system, allowing you to sign up for our new volunteer portal. This portal will allow you to manually enter your volunteer hours and info. Unfortunately, the sign-up link in the email was broken. Please use this link to access the portal instead. If you are a new user, please select forgot password to create a password and finalize your account set up. Once you are signed in please click the three bars in the top right corner and select “Hours” at the top of list to manually add in volunteer hours.

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Student Entrepreneurs

As a reminder, students are not allowed to sell items to their classmates on campus during school hours! We have seen an increase in this in recent weeks.

2023-2024 School Calendar

Click the link below to download the 2023-2024 school calendar. Our more detailed calendar with special events will be released soon.
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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

A message about Cheer camps

Summer Cheer Camps

Please be sure to turn in your registration for summer cheer camps! Forms on the PCA website. Please email Coach Sara Riner with any questions about our Mini Cheer Camp in June or our Cheer Camp in July.

PCA 8th Grade Cheerleaders:

If you would like to sign up to help at either camp and earn lots of service hours, the Assistant Coach sign-up form is attached in both of the Registration packets.


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:

A message from PikMyKid

This is a friendly reminder that the old version of the Pikmykid Parent App is no longer available as of today. If parents have any questions or challenges regarding their new Pikmykid App, please tell them to reach out to us for assistance at

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!


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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Virtue of the Month - April

The Virtue of the Month for April is Justice.

Justice is being fair and giving each his due.

The Saints of the Month are:

Grades PK -2 - St. Anthony of Padua

grades 3-5 - St. Katharine Drexel

grades 6-8 - St. Thomas More

upcoming events

April 5

PCA Schoolwide Student Retreat Day - Dress Down in colors by grade (see note above)

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

Jump into Spring Break Party at Bravoz - 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

April 6- April 14

Easter Holiday Break - No school for staff or students

April 12

Family Prayer Service at OLSS - 5:15 PM - all families welcome

April 17

Classes resume

Theology of the Body classes begin for grade 7

April 20

Dress Down day for St. Vincent de Paul Society - $1 - Spring Colors

April 22

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

April 27

Middle School End-of-Year Trips

May 1

Dress Down Day for Catholic Charities (baby items collection - more details to follow)

Dress Down day for St. Vincent DePaul Society - April 20

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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.

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!

2023 Eucharistic Congress - Save the Date!

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OLSS Parish Mission - April 3-5

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Holy Week Mass Schedule at OLSS

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OLSS Men's Retreat

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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!

Middle School and High School Youth Ministry

For more information contact Kayla Garza at
Join us for a night of fun, community, and food as we have our monthly game night!!
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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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To our sponsors, thank you for your support of Palmer Catholic Academy!
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Please feel free to email me!