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January 29, 2013
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Green Winter Feather Ball
Evening With The Arts
Save the Dates for PBDA's Summer Program
"The Bridge" - Now PBDA's Magazine
Community Connections - Fellowship of Christians & Jews
Photos from January 2013

Winter Feather Ball 2013

Notice2 The 2013 Winter Feather Ball is less than two weeks away. Auction Co-chairs, Sarah Benitz and Helene Lorentzen, along with more than 100 parent and faculty volunteers, have come together to create a magical evening of dining, dancing, and fun. The Feather Ball is PBDA's signature fundraising event of the year. Limited space is still available for guests wishing to buy a table or to purchase individual tickets. To insure your seat today, Reserve Tickets Now
The assortment of Live and Silent Auction items will be made available electronically to parents next week to preview in advance of Saturday's event. Please call Paula Martin 561-655-1188, extension 125 with any questions or email her at

Evening With The Arts
pic1 PBDA's Evening With The Arts was well attended by parents and friends last night, as students from 4th - 9th Grade performed on stage in the Halmos Family Activities Center and displayed their artwork in the Atrium and downstairs hallways of the main building. The live presentation included preformances by the 4th Grade, the 5th Grade Drum Groups, the Bulldog Chorus, the 6th Grade Music Class, the Middle School Chorus, the Samba Band and the combined Bulldog and Middle School Chorus. The artwork displayed included something from every student who has been in the drawing, painting, ceramics, color theory, art appreciation, and computer design and graphics classes since September. Art Department Chair, Scott Thompson, and art teachers Sue Chris, Claudie Finney, Buckley Griffis, Annette Johnson, and Tracy Kramm were proud to display the results of the students work from the first half of the year.

pic1 The Presidential Youth Fitness Program has adopted the Fitnessgram assessment. Unlike the previous program, Fitnessgram focuses primarily on health rather than meeting certain performance requirements. This allows comparisons between children to be minimized and allows them to concentrate on meeting personal fitness goals. Scores from the assessments are compared to Healthy Fitness Zone standards. This helps us to determine a student’s overall physical fitness and suggest areas for improvement when appropriate.
pic1 The Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Play60 and the NFL have all formed partnerships with Fitnessgram. The goal is to encourage at least 60 minutes of physical “play” every day to help children maintain healthy lifestyles. Fortunately for the students of PBDA, we are one of 8% of all schools in the U.S. where every student, from kindergarten through 9th grade participates in physical education classes or team sports daily.


Summer Program 2013 - Save The Dates
pic1 PBDA is offering a Summer Program for two weeks this coming June.   Course and sign-up information will be coming to you next month.
Save the Dates!
PBDA Summer Program
June 17th - June 21st
June 24th - June 28th
Lower Campus Program
Entering Kindergarten - Entering 4th Grade
Upper Campus Program
Entering 5th Grade - Entering 9th Grade
More information to follow Mid-February

The Bridge - All new for 2013
pic1 PBDA's Newsletter, The Bridge, is all new for 2013!
The Bridge has been redesigned as PBDA's new semi-annual magazine. The inaugural edition has been mailed and received by many. The Winter 2013 edition includes information about the 2013 Winter Feather Ball, Masters Program, The Island School, International Students and Legacy Bulldogs, along with accomplishments of our alumni and current students.
The next edition of The Bridge will be mailed in June.
Click the image to view The Bridge.

pic1 The 2013 PBDA MATHCOUNTS team will compete in the regional competition on February 9. MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide tournament for middle school students. The regional tournament involves the top math students in the county. Students compete in a variety of challenging contests as individuals and as a team.
The MATHCOUNTS meet will run for most of the day on Saturday, as contestants compete in a variety of challenges. Each competition consists of four parts: the Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown rounds. The Sprint Round includes 30 questions to be answered in 40 minutes. The Target Round consists of 8 questions which are distributed to the students two at a time. Students have 6 minutes to complete each pair of problems. The Team Round has 10 problems for the team to work together. The top 10 individuals proceed to the Countdown Round, an oral round in which students compete head-to-head.
This year’s team – Prescott B., Jackson C., Jack F. - Co-Captain, Alexis G., Ben K., Teddy K., Briggs L., Robbie L., Kole R., & Atticus S. - Co-Captain.
Good luck team!

Community Connections - Invitation from the
Fellowship of Christians & Jews

Palm Beach Day Academy's greater community has many connections with our school community and much to offer our families. The Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews has long supported PBDA's mission. The Fellowship is hosting a Family Fun Day Picnic for the Town of Palm Beach on February 10 and they have asked us to extend an invitation to all PBDA families.
Click here to see their flyer.


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