The Blue Angel Weekly

February 21, 2023

Dear PCA Families,

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Earp! She is having her surgery today. Please email me directly with any questions or issues during her recovery time, so she can focus on healing! I will keep you updated this week! Storm heaven with prayers!

Please also continue to pray for Ms. Cashin! Pray for the Lord to keep her strong!

Please note: We will have our Children's Mass tomorrow for Ash Wednesday at 9:40 AM. Parents are always welcome to attend!

terranova testing and snacks

Our Terranova standardized testing for grades 2-8 will take place on February 23, 24, 27, and March 1. PLEASE BE SURE STUDENTS ARRIVE TO SCHOOL ON TIME, GET A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP AND EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST!!

We are not collecting snacks for testing as we have done in the past. Instead, we are asking parents to send an additional dry snack and bottled water for Terranova testing time. This will be IN ADDITION TO their regularly packed lunch snack.

A special Lenten Opportunity

Have you been trying to find a way for you and your family to enter Lent with an enthusiastic commitment to Christ through almsgiving and prayer to grow into the best versions of self? Embark on this Spiritual journey on Ash Wednesday, February 22nd at the Lenten Family Prayer Service at Our Lady Star of the Sea. Palmer Catholic Academy will be leading the OLSS Student Walking Stations of the Cross at 5:15 p.m. in the church. You and your family have an opportunity to be active participants in this beautiful event and all are invited to remain to receive ashes immediately following the stations. Also, please consider staying for Confession, which will be offered starting at 6:00pm and Mass, which begins at 7:00pm. This is an amazing way to begin the season of Lent as a family!

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!


service opportunity for 8th graders - camp i am special

Looking for something exciting to do this summer?

Consider being a Buddy at Catholic Charities Camp I Am Special! Buddies are volunteer high-school students (and 8th graders) paired 1:1 with Campers to provide around-the-clock care and companionship. Our Buddies receive training on all aspects of their Camper's differences, including needs and challenges as well as likes and dislikes. Buddies earn 121 service hours for a week of residential camp, and 101 service hours for a week of day camp. Buddy registration will close on March 3rd. For more information go to or call (904)230-7447.


Congratulations to our PCA students who participated in the SJC Secondary STEM Fair!

7th grade

Davis Powell

Allyn Rosenbaum

Jackson Tenenbaum

8th grade

Gus Crouch

Parker Loiseau

JC Lundgren

Gregory Scales

We received awards in these categories:

Junior Physics - JC Lundgren - 2nd place

Junior Plant/Animal - Parker Loiseau - 2nd place

Junior Engineering/Intelligent Machines - Gregory Scales - 3rd place

Junior Chemistry/Math & Computational Sciences - Gus Crouch - 2nd place

Congratulations, Blue Angels and Mrs. Letscher! We are so proud of you!

important! Parents, Please complete these surveys for our accreditation!

We are in the process of preparing for our Accreditation Site Visit next school year. Part of this process is to have parents complete surveys about the school. PLEASE help us by taking a few minutes to complete BOTH of these TWO surveys:

Catholic Identity Program Effectiveness Survey:

Defining Characteristics of our Catholic School:

We have about 60 replies so far ! Thank you to those of you who have already completed the surveys!

congratulations to our disciples of the month for January!

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save the date! PCA Angel Ball!

You don't want to miss this amazing fundraising event!
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Attention, Future Bishop Kenny Crusaders!

Mark your calendars with this information:

March 3, 2023 - Registration deadline for 2023-2024 school year

diocesan mpact middle school service day!

  • Join us as we put our faith into action for this middle school service day on March 18th!!
  • A few parents are needed to carpool throughout the day!
  • Please use the link below to register your youth and/or sign up to carpool!
  • For more information contact Kayla Garza at

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Virtue of the Month - February

The Virtue of the Month for February is Honesty. Honesty is being trustworthy and true.

The Saints of the Month are:

Grades PK -2 - Sts. Jacinta and Franceso Marto

grades 3-5 - St. Kateri Tekakwitha

grades 6-8 - St. Athanasius

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.

We are in need of additional volunteers for this week! Please sign up if you are available!

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!

DOSA-sponsored talks at Marywood

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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.

playgroup information

Please RSVP to Caroline New 912-604-5747

Playgroup dates:
Feb 28-10:00 Lifeguard Station, Jax Beach

Job openings at PCA

We are looking to hire additional substitute teachers. Interested candidates can apply at:

upcoming events

February 21

No Children's Mass - Wednesday Schedule at PCA

February 22

Ash Wednesday - Children's Mass at 9:40 AM - Tuesday Schedule at PCA

Family Lenten Prayer Service - Stations of the Cross at 5:15 at OLSS

February 23, 24, 27, March 1

Terranova Testing for grades 2-8 - please be sure your child is well-rested and has a good breakfast!

February 24

School Board Meeting at 7:30 AM (Zoom)

February 28

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Induction Ceremony after Mass

March 2

Lenten Penitential at PCA for grades 2-8

March 4

Eucharist Retreat at OLSS - 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

March 7

National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) Induction Ceremony after Mass

March 9

Early Release - (PreK @Noon, K-2 @ 12:40, 3-5 @ 12:50, 6-8 @ 1:00) (Angels After Hours 12:30 – 3:30 pm)

March 10

No school for staff or students

March 13

Diocesan Professional Day - No school for students

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.

A message from St. Joseph's Academy

SJA Theatre News!

The spring musical is Cinderella!

Date: March 24-26, 2023

Performance Time:: 7pm on Friday and Saturday

2pm Sunday matinee

Ticket Prices: $10/guest(all ages) and $20/guest(all ages) for VIP seating(first row assigned seats)

Tickets will be sold online only beginning Monday, February 27, 2023. There will be a link at the top of SJA website.

Children are welcome to come in Disney costumes to take pictures with the cast and sing along with our Disney princesses during intermission.

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attention middle schoolers!!

Join the OLSS Youth Ministry for GAME NIGHT!!

For more information contact Kayla Garza at

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Attention 8th graders!!

Join the OLSS Youth Nights on Sundays starting on February 26th!

For more information contact Kayla Garza at

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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!

Mom's Journey at OLSS

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Middle School and High School Youth Ministry

For more information contact Kayla Garza at
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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!