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How to Talk to Your Children about Mental Health

Posted August 14, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

Written by Deena Sobel, PBDA School Counselor   Our children are listening when we say we’re feeling stressed, anxious, or in need of a “mental health day.” They are formulating ideas about what that means and trying to make sense of their own feelings and emotions.  Fortunately for most, mental health is easily maintained with proper ...

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Faculty Friday Spotlight: Nina Flaminio

Posted August 9, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

In this month’s “Faculty Friday” spotlight series, we’ve asked PBDA Primary teacher Nina Flaminio to answer a few questions to help us get to know her better. A world traveler with a fun fact that takes the cake, Nina has devoted the past eleven years to teaching PBDA’s Primary students. Check back in September for ...

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Palm Beach Day Academy alumni Rafe Cochran in Jamaica

Alumni Spotlight: Rafe Cochran (’20)

Posted July 26, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

What started as a field trip with Palm Beach Day Academy’s Third Grade class seven years ago has escalated into a life-changing passion, not only for fourteen-year-old Rafe Cochran, but for the many lives he continues to touch around the world.  Since the age of nine, Rafe, a recent PBDA alum (‘20), has been combining ...

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4 Tips to Help Prepare Your Transition to Boarding School

Posted July 12, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

As we approach the midway point of summer, we continue to treasure sleeping in late, spending time on our beautiful South Florida beaches, and summer nights free of school work. Before too long, however, it will be time to begin a new school year. With that comes excitement as well as apprehension, especially for those ...

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PBDA Claudie Finney French Teacher World Language Department

Faculty Friday Spotlight: Claudie Finney

Posted June 28, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

In this month’s “Faculty Friday” spotlight series, we’ve asked PBDA’s Upper Campus teacher Claudie Finney a few questions to help us get to know her better. Originally from a small town in France, Claudie joined the PBDA community more than 20 years ago and today, serves as the Upper Campus French teacher, the World Language ...

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Mr. Tom Sarko PBDA science teacher

PBDA Celebrates Its Very Own Rocketman, Tom Sarko

Posted May 31, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

After 38 dedicated years with Palm Beach Day Academy, the school’s very own Rocketman – Tom Sarko – will be retiring at the end of this school year. On Friday, May 31, the school dedicated the ’18-’19 Paw Yearbook to Mr. Sarko followed by a moving tribute to a man that has changed the way over ...

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Palm Beach Day Academy Kindergarten teacher Courtney Ellender

Faculty Friday Spotlight: Courtney Ellender (Kindergarten)

Posted May 24, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

In this month’s “Faculty Friday” spotlight series, we’ve asked longtime PBDA teacher Courtney Ellender a few questions to help us get to know her better. From leading the school’s partnership with West Palm Beach’s Norton Museum of Art to publishing her first book featuring Primary art class projects, Courtney has created a contagious appreciation for the ...

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PBDA Faculty Friday Wendy Bieneman

Faculty Friday Spotlight: Wendy Bieneman (Grade 4)

Posted April 25, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

In this month’s “Faculty Friday” spotlight series, we’ve asked Wendy Bieneman, Fourth Grade teacher at Palm Beach Day Academy, a few questions to help us get to know her better. Check back in May for our next Faculty Friday Spotlight!   Wendy Bieneman, PBDA Grade 4 teacher Where are you from? I have lived in quite ...

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PBDA 9th Grade Marine Science Research Trip

9th Grade Embarks on ’19 Marine Science Research Trip

Posted April 7, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

Palm Beach Day Academy’s Ninth Graders left on Friday, April 5 for a five day Marine Science Research Trip at the Cape Eleuthera Institute Island School in the Bahamas. Hands-on learnings have ranged from a deep-dive into the variety of recycling programs used throughout the island, to a more in-depth understanding of coral reefs. Follow ...

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PBDA Apple Snail Adoption Program

PBDA featured in Schoolyard Films about Service Learning

Posted April 3, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

In Spring 2017, filmmakers from Schoolyard Films came to Palm Beach Day Academy’s Upper Campus to film Second and Fourth Grade students as they worked on a project designed to increase the population of Florida’s rare apple snails, whose numbers are decreasing due to habitat destruction and the presence of invasive snail species. “Service Learning: ...

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Palm Beach Day Academy Mona Fakhoury

Faculty Friday Spotlight: Mona Fakhoury (Grade 3)

Posted March 22, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

The 2018-19 school year is Mona Fakhoury’s first at Palm Beach Day Academy, but for both Mona and the rest of the faculty, it’s hard to remember a time when she wasn’t a part of the school’s fabric. As Palm Beach Day’s first “Faculty Friday” spotlight series, we’ve asked Mona a few questions to help ...

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PBDA China Partnership 2019: A Day of Service

Posted March 18, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

Sunday, March 17, Beijing Every activity prior to our last full day in China fell into at least one of three categories: education, entertainment, or good-will building. A few —shopping at the Pearl Market (which got a brief reprise today) or this evening’s acrobatics show at the Jin Sha Theatre —fell into clear categories, while others ...

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