Get Involved as a Parent
Palm Beach Day Academy is a true family school.
Parents are welcome on campus, and in classrooms, any day at any time. 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.
Parent School Council (PSC)
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.
PSC Officers ’20-’21
|President||Christina Macfarland ’email@example.com|
|Vice President (Lower)||Gabrielle Brultefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice President (Upper)||Linda Soperemail@example.com|
|Programs Chair||Elizabeth DeBrulefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Programs Vice-Chair (Lower)||Sarah Templeemail@example.com|
|Programs Vice-Chair (Lower)||Carmen Sosinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parent Representative (Pre-Primary and Primary)||Luz Heineemail@example.com|
|Parent Representative (K-3)||Kate Berryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parent Representative (Upper)||Valerie Frostemail@example.com|
|Head of School||Fanning Hearonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Past President||Lyanne Azqueta ’email@example.com|
|Board of Trustees Liaison||Caroline Raffertyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faculty Liaison (Lower)||Ilkay Ozgencemail@example.com|
|Faculty Liaison (Lower)||Jim Gramentinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
Notes from Recent PSC Meetings
Get Involved at PBDA
Volunteerism is a longstanding tradition at Palm Beach Day Academy, and there is an opportunity for every parent to get involved.
Room Parents work with the PSC and Advancement team to help disseminate pertinent school and grade information to each classroom.
Some parents are eager to give their time but are only able to do so from home and as their schedule permits. This allows flexibility for those who want to help.
Members of this committee set up, clean up and organize refreshments for the International Day of Peace assembly and Hatching Ceremony in September, the Halloween Parade in October, Veterans Day Ceremony in November, Hanukkah Parade in December, and International Day of Performance in February.
Volunteers for the week-long PBDA Book Fair help to plan, set up, work the fair, and pack up.
Volunteers organize coffee/refreshments, direct traffic, and coordinate other activities for this annual tradition that takes place on the Lower Campus in April and invites students’ grandparents and special friends to attend a presentation and morning in their classroom.
This week-long event takes place the first week of May, and the committee makes sure this is a special week for teachers across both campuses.