Held select Fridays throughout the school year, Pre-Primary through Third Grades take turns “leading” the Flag Assembly. Parents are welcome to join at any point throughout the year, but most parents make a point to attend if their child’s grade will be performing. You will be notified in advance by your classroom teacher and through the PBDA Master Calendar.
Events to Know
We pride ourselves on being a true “family school,” and we welcome parents to be a part of our events both during and after school hours.
While not mandatory, your presence is particularly encouraged at the Lower Campus’ Friday Flag Assembly and other school events, including our annual Hatching Ceremony in the Fall and Field Day in late Winter.
Keep your eye out for the Weekly Update email, sent every Friday, and check out our Events page frequently to stay updated on upcoming school events.
Held nearly every Monday and Friday throughout the school year starting at 8am, Assembly brings together Fourth through Ninth Grades to share in accolades, celebrate recent academic and athletic wins, view the latest Bulldog TV segment, and hear updates from the school faculty.
Depending on the week, it is also a dedicated time for the larger campus to enjoy the Fine Arts musical performances and drama rehearsals, Poetry Contests, and more.
In the week leading up to the start of school, Lower School students and their families are invited to campus for two important kick-off events: Student Orientation and the parents’ Hopes and Dreams Conferences. The orientation helps students get better acquainted with their classroom and their teachers, while the Hopes & Dreams Conferences provide parents with the opportunity to share their hopes for their child in the coming school year. It is one of the most important meetings of the year as it sets the tone for a year of learning.
Held on the Upper Campus a few days prior to the first day of school, the Orientation invites all Fourth Graders and their parents, as well as all new students in Grades 5-9 and their parents, to get better acquainted with PBDA prior to the first week of school.
The orientation includes remarks from the Head of Upper Campus, a uniform “show and tell” with several returning students, a walking tour of the campus, a meet-and-greet with the student’s advisors and teachers, and more.
Invitations are typically sent out late summer for this gathering, held each September, to officially welcome new parents into the PBDA community.