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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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2018 Hatching

Posted September 28, 2018 in News

PBDA’s newest students learned their team affiliations, Pelican or Flamingo, on Friday, September 28 in two special Hatching Ceremonies. During the ceremonies on both campuses, new students were handed gold plastic eggs that contained a blue pelican wristband, or a yellow flamingo wristband. Then, as their schoolmates looked on, the eggs were opened and the ...

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Mr. Sarko – Ninth Graders, Galileo, and Future of Astronomy

Posted September 24, 2018 in Bulldog Blog

By Tom Sarko, Upper Campus Science Teacher: Last Friday, I gave a presentation on Galileo Galilei to the 9th grade class as part of the preparations for their upcoming trip to Italy. While in Florence, they will visit Museo Galileo – Institute and Museum of the History of Science. Galileo is credited with being the ...

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Mandel – Palagye Education Center Dedication – Billy Peebles

Posted September 21, 2018 in Heads' Blog

Welcome friends to this wonderful occasion and celebration! I have been at Palm Beach Day Academy barely a month and have already been won over by this school’s mission and very special and warm sense of community. This is a place that strives literally every day to live into its noble and timeless mission of ...

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