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Parents

Help students achieve more by participating in the Parent School Council.

Palm Beach Day Academy is a true family school.

Parents are welcome on campus, and in classrooms, any day at any time, unannounced. Their presence is particularly encouraged at Friday flag assemblies and other school events, including our annual Field Day.

PBDA teachers consider PBDA parents to be equal, valued partners in a child’s education, because family involvement not only maintains the high standards of the school, but also provides rewarding experiences for children and parents.

Parents are invited to show their support through participation in PBDA’s Parent School Council. All parents of enrolled students are members, and there are no dues.

The mission of the council is two-fold: fostering communication among constituents of the school community and serving the school in non-academic functions, which are always family affairs.

The 2017-18 PSC officers are:

  • President: Amy Middleton
  • Vice Presidents: Allyson Mashek (LC), Amy Lagae (UC)
  • Secretary: Ruby Patterson
  • Program Coordinator: Sophia Vollmer-Maduro ’78
  • Program Coordinator: Lyanne Azqueta ’84
  • Parent Rep., Primary: Elizabeth Munder
  • Parent Rep., Upper School: Mina Patel
  • Parent Rep., Lower School: Mae Ferguson
  • Past President: Sandy Singer
  • Faculty Liaison: Lauran Rearic (LC) Annette Johnson (UC)
  • Board of Trustees Liaison: Caroline Rafferty and Stephanie Carden ’79
  • Head of School: Dr. Edwin P. Gordon

More Information for Parents

  • Getting involved
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      Video: Katie Wandoff from Palm Beach Day Academy. Watch now.
      Volunteerism is a longstanding tradition at Palm Beach Day Academy, and there is an opportunity for every parent to get involved.
  • Lecture series
    • PBDA presents a series comprised of well-known speakers who address topics relevant to parenting in today’s world. Volunteers may help with mailings, event set-up or helping sell books the speaker wrote.
  • Community Outreach
    • Community Outreach is a school-wide community service program, and parents and alumni are needed to help facilitate it. Volunteers are encouraged to share ideas, help plan events and assist with the collection and distribution of donated items.
      Community Service
  • Feather Ball: Annual Dinner and Auction Committee
    • Palm Beach Day Academy’s annual auction brings together school families, alumni, past and present Trustees, community and business leaders, and friends from around the country. The Feather Ball offers countless opportunities for involvement.
  • Class Auction Project
    • Parent volunteers are often needed to coordinate a classroom project to be auctioned at a special event to support the Feather Ball.
  • Lower Campus Special Events Committee
    • Members of this committee organize refreshments for the International Day of Peace flag assembly in September, the International Day Performance in February and the Earth Day Performance in April.
  • Book Fair
    • Volunteers for the book fair help plan, set up, work the fair and pack up.
  • Lower Campus Thanksgiving Project
    • Students help pack boxes of complete Thanksgiving meals for the families at Glades Academy in Pahokee. Volunteers are needed in November to support the events leading up to and including, the packing of the boxes.
  • Lower Campus Grandparent’s / Special Friend’s Day
    • Volunteers organize coffee and refreshments for this special day and set up a welcome table to greet guests.
  • Teacher Appreciation
    • This week-long event takes place the first week of May, and the committee makes sure this is a special week for teachers.
  • Speaker Series
    • Palm Beach Day Academy presents a lecture series comprised of well-known speakers addressing topics that are relevant to parenting in today’s world.
  • The Parent Speaker Series 2017-18
    • Speakers will be announced in the Fall.
  • Program coordinators
    • Sophia Vollmer-Maduro and Lyanne Azqueta

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