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The Gift of Quiet

Posted January 7, 2019 in Heads' Blog

By Billy Peebles, Interim Head of School   My wife Penny, our daughter Sara, and I enjoyed such a pleasant Christmas and New Year’s break. It was pleasant in large part because we had lots of quiet, uninterrupted time together— time for talking, walking, listening, reading, and sharing ideas. At one point, Penny and Sara ...

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“A Bugz Holiday,” – 2018 Holiday Concert

Posted December 14, 2018 in News

PBDA’s Kindergarten through 3rd Grade students had their moment in the lights on Thursday, December 13, when they performed “A Bugz Holiday” for their parents, grandparents and friends.  The annual Winter Concert showcases the student performers in one high-energy, show-stopping musical number after another.  Director, Robyn Huff, has mastered the art of inspiring nearly 200 ...

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Winter I, 2018 – Boys Earn League Championship: Girls Place Second

Posted December 13, 2018 in News

Boys Varsity Soccer – Chris Neibling The PBDA Boys varsity soccer team for the 2018 season could be described in one word: “dominant.”  With quality through every position in the eleven starters, and depth on the bench, the boys consistently played at a higher standard than every team they faced. The right amount of ambition ...

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Nine 8th Graders Complete Philanthropy Course

Posted December 11, 2018 in News

8th Graders Leo Byrne,Tatiana Georgas, Jameson Hocher, Billi Lerro, Felipe Ma-Pinto, Lucy Newmeyer, Marina Steinle, Estelle Visconti, and Sophia Wandoff completed a Philanthropy Short Course and enjoyed a graduation ceremony in the Wean Library on December 5. As an extension of our core values taught through Lead With Honor and Bulldog Outreach, Palm Beach Day ...

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PBDA’s 2018 Faculty Holiday Celebration Began in the Quantum House Kitchen.

Posted December 10, 2018 in News

Palm Beach Day Academy teachers spent the first half of their holiday party preparing dinner for the families who are staying at Quantum House this holiday season.  Quantum House is a facility at St. Mary’s Hospital that exists to provide housing for the families of children and young adults who are undergoing extensive surgeries at ...

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PBDA’s 4th & 6th Graders Featured in Service Learning Documentary

Posted November 28, 2018 in News

On Tuesday, November 27, PBDA’s 4th and 6th graders enjoyed a premier viewing of “A Project for the Planet,” a Schoolyard Films documentary that featured them when they were in 2nd and 4th grade. Tom Fitz, the executive director of Schoolyard Films was on hand to introduce the film. Also present were Dave Makepeace, a ...

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Bulldog Card Launches Holiday Season

Posted November 19, 2018 in News

A special Bulldog Card Launch Event, hosted by Sara McCann, owner of HIVE Home, Gift & Garden, a premier home furnishing and design boutique, located at 424 Palm Street, WBP, will be held on November 27, from 1:30 -5:30 p.m.  As a proud former PBDA parent and tireless supporter of the school, Sara invites patrons ...

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Holiday Season Music – 2018

Posted in News

This is the season for PBDA’s student musicians and singers to be found in public appearances around Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, and right here at school. Mark your calendars and enjoy holiday season performaces by PBDA’s Lower School Chorus, Bulldog Chorus and the 5th & 9th Grade Handbells Choruses, directed by Annette Johnson ...

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Lower School Farmers Tend Their Gardens

Posted November 18, 2018 in News

On Halloween, PBDA’s Lower Schoolers received a special treat when AJ Azqueta arrived and installed our new garden beds with help from the owners of Lox Farms, Mrs. Margaret and Mr. Franck Duriez. AJ then returned to the Lower Campus the following Tuesday, November 6th, to give a presentation to the students about gardening. After ...

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Thanksgiving Project 2018

Posted November 15, 2018 in News

The Thanksgiving Project is a long-standing community project that includes students from Pre-Primary to Fourth Grade. The purpose of this project is to provide Thanksgiving dinners for the families at Glades Academy in Pahokee. We are helping 220 families this holiday season. The entire Lower School community and the 4th Grade are involved with this ...

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2018 Enchanted Forest Book Fair

Posted November 14, 2018 in News

By Jennifer Andreon, PBDA celebrated another amazing Book Fair week this year and our week-long fair was headed by our superstar co-chairs, Lyanne Azqueta and Juliana Gendelman. We started off our Enchanted Forest Book Fair on Friday, November 2nd when Mr. Jason Briggs and his father dressed up as a unicorn and a gnome to welcome students ...

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9th Grade Play Writing 2018

Posted November 13, 2018 in News

On Thursday, November 8th, the Ninth Graders read excerpts from thirteen original 10 minute plays that they had written in Jan Cook’s play writing class.  At the invitation of Gary Cadwallader, the Education Director at Palm Beach DramaWorks, each of the plays has also been entered into the DramaWorks Play Competition, open to all 9-12th grade students ...

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