The Blue Angel Weekly

May 15, 2023

Dear PCA Families,

We have great news to share! Mrs. Earp will be returning on Wednesday, May 17! Thank you for all your prayers for her healing and recovery.

Confirmation on Thursday was just beautiful! Congratulations to all the newly confirmed! Please keep them in your prayers.

Congratulations to all our 2nd graders who received First Eucharist! Please keep them in your prayers as well!

Our staff enjoyed our retreat on Friday at the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche. We had a beautiful, spiritual day together!

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!

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

Families should sign up for updates about the state scholarship application on the website:

You should also be gathering the needed documents for the application and saving them to your computer so you are ready to upload them when the application opens.

Once the scholarship application opens, you should plan to apply quickly!

***School Mass Changes*** PLEaSE READ

For increased security, 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:

Continued prayers!

Thank you for all your prayers, PCA families! Please continue to storm heaven with prayers for Mrs. Earp and Ms. Cashin as they continue on their road of healing and recovery!

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

***summer tutoring***

Looking for a tutor for your child this summer? We have some PCA staff who will be available. Please contact them directly.

Mrs. M. Mayer, Middle School Teacher - - all grades - Reading, Math, English/Writing

Mrs. F. San Juan - Learning Support teacher - - grades PK-4 - Math

Ms. M. San Juan - 1st grade teacher - - grades 1-2 Reading and Math

Ms. K. Emsley - Paraprofessional - - grades PK-1

Ms. C. Reister - Paraprofessional - - grades PK-2 - ELA and Math

Mrs. M. Gilliam - Paraprofessional - - grades K-4 - Reading and Math

OLSS Playgroup Schedule

Children of all ages not attending school are welcome.

Please RSVP to Caroline New at 912-604-5747 or

We hope to see you at playgroup!

Tues 5/16-10:00 Fire Station Tour!

Station 10, 155 Library Blvd

***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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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

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:

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!


Virtue of the Month - May

The Virtue of the Month for May is Zeal.

Zeal is being driven by an intense love for God.

The Saints of the Month are:

Grades PK -2 - St. Paul

grades 3-5 - St. Dominic

grades 6-8 - St. Francis Xavier

Disciples of the Month - April

Congratulations to our Disciples of the Month for April!
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upcoming events

May 16

2:15 release for 8th graders going on retreat to Marywood

May 17

Mrs. Earp returns

May 19

Middle School Dance

May 24-26

8th grade final exams

May 26

Kindergarten Celebration at 9 AM in the gym

May 26, 31, June 1

6th and 7th grade final exams

May 29

Memorial Day - No school for staff or students

May 30

Last children’s Mass for 2022-2023 school year

8th grade Awards Ceremony after Mass (8th graders dismissed following ceremony)

May 31

8th grade breakfast/check-out/service day

8th grade Carpool parade

June 1

8th grade Graduation rehearsal @ 9:30 @ Cultural Center/OLSS

Pre-K graduation at 1:00 PM in the gym

8th grade Graduation Mass at 5:00 PM at OLSS

June 2

Last day for students

Field Day PreK-5th

Moving Up Day 5th-7th

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

June 6

Last day for teachers

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

See details on the flyer below!
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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!

Diocesan May Procession!

See below for details!
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2023 Eucharistic Congress - Save the Date!

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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!