The Blue Angel Weekly

November 21, 2022

Dear PCA Families,

On behalf of Mrs. Earp and the entire PCA staff, I wish you and your family a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy the time with your families. We are so grateful for your continued support.
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Thank you!

We would like to thank all the families who donated funds for the Thanksgiving teacher luncheon last week! Thank you to HSA for coordinating, setting up, and cleaning up after the luncheon! Lunch was delicious and we are so grateful!

A fond farewell

We are sad to announce that Mrs. Fitzsimmons, our School Counselor, will be relocating up north and will no longer be working at PCA. We wish her all the best in her new adventures, and thank her for all she has done for us in just the short time she was here. Please pray for her and her family! Her last day at PCA will be Friday, December 2nd.


"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand."


May God bless you always, Mrs. Fitzsimmons!

Altar Servers

Is your chilld 10 years old or older? Would he/she like to be an altar server? Please see the information below!
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Varsity Soccer Schedule

Come support our Blue Angels!
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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!

https://shop.crowleyprinting.com/Palmer-Catholic-Academy_c37.htm

Service Hours Opportunity for students!!

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

https://signup.com/go/EtHZWRL

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SCHOOL CHILDREN'S MASS

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 tomorrow, 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.


Also, the Children's Mass scheduled for Tuesday, December 6th, will be on Thursday, December 8th instead since it is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Please note: Tuesday will be a Thursday schedule at PCA, and Thursday will be a Tuesday schedule.

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.

Playgroup!

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 MCKennedy87@gmail.com 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.

Job openings at PCA

We are looking to hire additional substitute teachers. Interested candidates can apply at: https://hr.dosafl.com/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a7887ac72e8b12001734da464d555d7

Lunch and Recess Duty

Thank you for your help with lunch and recess duties. Here is the link to sign up for duties: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/96071646063/false#/invitation


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 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


December 1st

Advent Penitential at PCA for students


December 2nd

School Board meeting - 7:30 AM (Zoom)


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

COVID reminders

If your child tests positive for COVID, please notify me immediately via email (ddossantos@pcapvb.org).


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!

https://www.olssyouth.com/new-forms


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!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMCreZ2k7qk_HnCzYnVyUFaT6hAszyPl9FQ2BHoFH4K9sV2Q/viewform


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!

https://www.olssyouth.com/adult-volunteers

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY SPONSORS!

To our sponsors, thank you for your support of Palmer Catholic Academy!
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QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING IN THE NEWSLETTER?

Please feel free to email me!