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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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Changing Behaviors – A Matter of Skill, not Will.

Posted November 8, 2018 in Bulldog Blog

By Anne Methe After thirty wonderful years here at PBDA as a classroom teacher, followed by a brief year of semi retirement, I was fortunate enough to be able pursue my goal of working with students who need extra support right here at PBDA.  This September I joined the Student Success team on the Lower ...

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’18 -’19 – A Year of Family Events

Posted October 17, 2018 in News

PBDA’s Event Calendar is filled with some traditional annual events and a few new twists that your family won’t want to miss. With two major moments behind us, the Mandel-Palagye Education Center Ribbon Cutting on September 14 and the Fall Family Fest at the Royal Poinciana Plaza on October 13, it’s time mark our calendars ...

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Varsity Girls’ Volleyball – 2018

Posted October 15, 2018 in News

The 2018 Girls’ Varsity Volleyball season started for us after only two days of practice before our first game. As luck would have it, we started with the challenge of playing the two top teams that were in the finals last year. Losing both games back to back, we knew we needed to get some ...

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Boys’ Varsity Flag Football – 2018

Posted in News

The Varsity Boys’ Flag Football team started the season on a torrid hot streak by winning their first six games. We defeated St. Mark’s, Gulf Stream, Berean, Rosarian, Atlantic, and Jupiter Christian. We then cooled off a bit and lost to All Saints and Trinity by 6 points each game. We began the playoffs as ...

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PBDA Family Fest -2018

Posted October 14, 2018 in News

The Royal Poinciana Plaza Hosted Palm Beach Day Academy’s 4th Annual Family Night The Palm Beach Day Academy community descended upon The Royal Poinciana Plaza for the “Royal Family Fest” on Saturday, October 13. Hosted and sponsored by The Royal Poinciana Plaza, PBDA’s 4th annual family night was a great night out for 500 PBDA ...

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Student Leadership Council

Posted October 12, 2018 in News

Student Leadership Council 4th Grade:  Lian Azqueta, Piper Cook, Bohdan Dutkewych 5th Grade: Peyton Hollern, Soleil Mukherjee, Eleni Panagoulias 6th Grade: Alex Kassatly,  John Lagae, Chloe Osborn 7th Grade: Bertie Azqueta, Alexis Koch, Cooper Smith 8th Grade: Khursheed Ali, Leo Byrne, Caroline Ghirardini, Virginia Keen 9th Grade: Dhru Patel...

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PBDA Kiwanis Student of the Month

Posted October 9, 2018 in News

Ninth Grader, Dhru Patel has been selected by the faculty to receive the Kiwanis Student of the Month Award for September. The Student of the Month is chosen by the faculty from the 8th & 9th Graders. The decision is based on the faculty’s judgement of each student’s contributions as a scholar and school citizen. ...

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Whatever Happened to Free Play? – By Sarah Kemeness

Posted in Heads' Blog

Sarah Kemeness, Head of Upper School – I recently read an article about free play – what is now a rare activity in which young people are engaged with each other without any parental supervision or support. I tried to remember the last time I had witnessed free play. I checked in with three colleagues ...

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Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic

Posted in News

On September 24th the Kindergarten classrooms started to fill with teddy bears that students brought from home. The Kindergartners began to sort, classify, count, and cuddle the bears all week. They also had to be on the lookout for mischief the bears might get into overnight. On Friday at 11:30 the children gatherd in the ...

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