The Blue Angel Weekly

July 17, 2023

Dear PCA Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer! It is hard to believe we are in the middle of July already!

Please be sure that you have checked the website for your child's summer Reading and Math assignments (rising 1st-8th graders) and supply lists. More information about summer assignments and supplies can be found below.

Please check your emails for the updated Parent/Student Handbook and Code of Conduct. All families need to sign and return the acknowledgment page from these documents to the school email: (Email with the documents was sent on Saturday.)

Scholarship families: If you have not signed up for a MANDATORY meeting, please do so ASAP using the Sign-Up Genius below. Meetings are only 15 minutes each due to the large number of families who we need ot meet with prior to the start of school. ALL SCHOLARSHIP FAMILIES MUST ATTEND A MEETING PRIOR TO THE START OF SCHOOL AS PER THE STATE SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES.

Only one parent needs to attend the meeting and students do not need to attend.

Please be sure to have reviewed the Code of Conduct and Parent/Student Handbook PRIOR to coming to your meeting. We can address any questions you may have about our school policies. These meetings will be strictly to discuss and answer questions about the policies. We will NOT be discussing financials of any kind (i.e. what can we use the money for?, Will I be reimbursed for money I have paid?, etc.) If you have any questions about scholarship and/or tuition money, please direct them to Robin Devenny, Business Manager (

A huge thank you to Robin for all she has done to get us set up to receive scholarships. This is just one of her MANY job duties as the Business Manager, and as you can imagine, it has been a huge amount of extra work on her plate! Thank you for your patience as everything is set up in the portal and all your emails are answered.

***scholarship meetings****

Since we have a large number of families to meet with, we are limiting these meetings to 15 minutes each. If you need additional time for questions, we would be happy to schedule a second meeting with you after the start of school. Please be on time for your meeting as the schedule is very tight! Thank you for understanding!!

Note: Only one parent needs to attend and students do not need to attend.

Meetings are for any family who has been awarded a state scholarship. You must send your award number to Robin so she can add it to the portal. If you are pending, we will need to meet once you are awarded, not before.

Please keep scrolling through the Sign-Up Genius to find available slots.

**SCHOOL CALENDAR - 2023-2024**

Please print the school calendar for the 2023-2024 school year if you haven't done so already. (One date was added for 8th grade Discovery Day at BK.)
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***PCA Google calendar 2023-2024***

Click here to access the PCA Google Calendar which includes all events from the calendar above.

***Dismissal Times***

Please note the change to Kindergarten to grade 5 dismissal time. Please do NOT arrive prior to your oldest child's dismissal time to avoid delays at carpool.
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***Uniform Reminders***

Please see the photos below for uniform information by grade. More detailed information about the uniform can be found in the Parent/Student Handbook that was emailed out this past weekend. RC Uniforms is our uniform provider. We also have a uniform closet at the school stocked with gently used uniforms that are available for sale at a reduced rate. You are welcome to come in and look through what is available anytime during our summer office hours.

Note: Girls must wear bike shorts under their jumpers/skirts.

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***Uniform shoes***

Revised on 7/17/23 at 3:20 PM

Please see photos below for acceptable mandatory uniform shoes for PCA students in grades 1-8.

Pre-K and Kindergarten students may wear these shoes OR they may wear their tennis shoes/sneakers/high top athletic shoes to school every day. Shoes and sneakers should not have lights.

Students in grades 1-2 may wear their sneakers (including high tops) to school on optional uniform days.

Students in grades 3-8 may wear their sneakers to school on PE days ONLY. (These may be high tops.)

Sneakers should be school colors (blue, black, white) and should not have lights.

NO Crocs, backless shoes, or sandals are permitted in school for all grades.

Shoes should have non-skid soles.

If you have any questions, please ask!

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OLSS Summer Playgroup dates

Change in date and venue:

July 28 10:00-MOSH Museum downtown

Rsvp to Caroline at

See evite link below

**Summer memories potluck - fellowship opportunity!**

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Nocatee summer playground meet-ups!!

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**save the date for pca family bingo night!**

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**new early release times for early release days**

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**New Family Orientation**

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**weekly children's mass**

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**weekly spirit days**

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**morning drop-off**

Please make plans now to be on time for school! School starts promptly at 8 AM! Come early to avoid the rush!
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**Basketball tryouts**

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**cheer tryouts**

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***HSA Meeting Dates 2023-2024***

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***HSA PARent Socials 2023-2024***

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family fun day at OLSS

Mark your calendar for Family Fun Day at OLSS from 12:00-3:00 following the 11 AM Mass. Bishop Pohlmeier will celebrate the 11 AM Mass for the parish feast day.
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Volunteer Clearance

As a reminder, visitors/volunteers are not permitted in the building unless they have completed their volunteer clearance. This includes attending our weekly Children's Mass.

If you have not done so, summer is a great time to get this completed!

Please visit this link to get started on the process:

**mandatory Summer Reading & Math Assignments**

Mandatory summer Reading and Math projects for rising 1st through 8th graders are posted on the website.

Here is the direct link:

school supplies for the 2023-2024 school year!

Supply lists for the 2023-2024 school year are posted on the website:

For your convenience, we partnered with Bright SchoolKitz again to have supplies delivereed to your home! Here is the link to purchase supplies from the company:

**Please note for rising 5th grade families - the supply company was not able to include the required binder in the kit. Please see the supply list on the school website for a link to purchase this item.

Security Updates for the 2023-2024 school year

Since April, we have been paying for police presence on campus. We made arrangements with the SJCSO to have deputies sign up on their off days to be at PCA. This has worked out very well, and we now have several deputies that have become familiar with our campus.

We have made arrangements for this to continue for the 2023-2024 school year. While the cost is high, we feel that this is a definite need for the safety and security of our students and staff.

Parent Workshop coming to St. Paul's at the Beach

Celebrate Calm is coming to St. Paul's at the Beach.

Get practical answers to your toughest questions. How can you discipline without escalating situations, stop defiance and sibling fights, and get kids to listen the first time? What about parenting kids with ADHD, Anxiety, ASD, and SPD?

Kirk Martin will be at St. Paul's Beach on August 24th 6:00 pm for a parent workshop. Mark your calendars! More details as the date approaches.

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. If you are interested, please apply at:

Palmer Catholic Academy Preschool (PCAP) has a full-time or part-time position available. Please call Chris Nally for additional information at 567-1970.

upcoming events

August 2

New Family Orientation at 5:30 PM in the PCA Gym

August 7

Meet & Greet for students in Grades 6th-8th (Bring supplies)

9:00 AM 6th Grade

11:00 AM 7th Grade

1:00 PM 8th Grade

August 8

Meet & Greet for students in Grades K-5th by last name (Bring supplies)

9:00 AM Last names A-H

11:30 AM Last names I-P

2:00 PM Last names R-Z

August 9

Meet & Greet for Pre-K students @ 9:00 AM (Bring Supplies)

August 10

First Day of School

August 11 and August 14

Varsity Basketball Try-outs

3:30-5:00 - boys

5:15-6:45 - girls

August 15th

3:30-5:30 Cheerleader tryout clinic

Parent Meeting immediately following the clinic at 5:30PM

August 16th

3:30-5:30 JV/Varsity Cheerleader tryouts

August 17th

JV Basketball Tryouts

3:30-5:00 - boys

5:15-6:45 - girls

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!
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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!