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: firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 (email@example.com).
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.
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**
***PCA Google calendar 2023-2024***
Note: Girls must wear bike shorts under their jumpers/skirts.
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!
**Summer memories potluck - fellowship opportunity!**
Nocatee summer playground meet-ups!!
**save the date for pca family bingo night!**
**new early release times for early release days**
**New Family Orientation**
**weekly children's mass**
**weekly spirit days**
Sports physical form (for ALL sports): https://www.pcapvb.org/_files/ugd/133f5d_40c5f0fba23a45e39784f64955fe0664.pdf
***HSA Meeting Dates 2023-2024***
***HSA PARent Socials 2023-2024***
family fun day at OLSS
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: https://www.pcapvb.org/forms
**mandatory Summer Reading & Math Assignments**
Here is the direct link: https://www.pcapvb.org/summer-info
school supplies for the 2023-2024 school year!
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: https://www.brightschoolkitz.com/Store/School/40520
**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: https://hr.dosafl.com/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a7887ac72e8b12001734da464d555d7
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: https://hr.dosafl.com/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a7885ac8627235d01864c7a14b3757f
Palmer Catholic Academy Preschool (PCAP) has a full-time or part-time position available. Please call Chris Nally for additional information at 567-1970.
New Family Orientation at 5:30 PM in the PCA Gym
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
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
Meet & Greet for Pre-K students @ 9:00 AM (Bring Supplies)
First Day of School
August 11 and August 14
Varsity Basketball Try-outs
3:30-5:00 - boys
5:15-6:45 - girls
3:30-5:30 Cheerleader tryout clinic
Parent Meeting immediately following the clinic at 5:30PM
3:30-5:30 JV/Varsity Cheerleader tryouts
JV Basketball Tryouts
3:30-5:00 - boys
5:15-6:45 - girls
Formed - A Great Way to Learn More about our Faith
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!