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2013 Christmas Pageant

PBDA's Christmas Pageant was held on Thursday, December 19 in the Halmos Family Activity Center. Student volunteers from Kindergarten to 9th Grade participated in this long-standing PBDA tradition. The Pageant was directed by Jan Cook with Technical Director: Les Heilakka, Accompanist: Mark Marineau, Costumes: Martha Dyal, Costumes and Props: Wendie Crawford & Annette Johnson. Mrs. Sellers 8th Grade Handbell Choir and Annette Johnson's Glockenspeil Ensemble contributed musical performances. This year, the part of Baby Jesus was played by Charlie Thompson, son of faculty members Katy and Scott Thompson and grandson of former Headmaster and Mrs. Jack Thompson.
 
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Hoe Down "Holiday Hoe Down" - December 12
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PBDA's Kindergarten through 3rd Grade Holiday Concert, "Holiday Hoe Down", was a spectacular evening of lively entertainment. Directed by Robyn Huff, the program showcased the talents of our Lower School children. The well-rehearsed young performers delivered a high energy hoe down that won't soon be forgotten. Robyn was assisted by Les Heilakka - Technical Director and parent set decorators Amy Middleton, Jessica Koch and Adrienne Arp.
 

 
Visitors China Partnership Visitors
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Ten Chinese children from the Living Hope Orphanage, located outside Beijing, China, will visit their friends at Palm Beach Day Academy on Thursday and Friday of next week. Over the past 5 years, PBDA students and teachers have gotten to know these children through multiple visits to the orphanage while traveling in China. PBDA's China Partnership is so named because of the ongoing mutual relationship that our school has developed and maintained with the Living Hope Orphanage and the Alliance Primary school. Both Chinese schools have hosted our PBDA travelers and visited us here in Florida as part of PBDA's China Partnership. The children will perform cultural dances in the All-Campus Assembly on Friday, January 24. They will also visit the Lower Campus for a 10:00 A.M. performance later that day. The visit will conclude with a lunch and Friendship Forever Cake on the Upper Campus at noon.
 

 
Birdie Lower Campus BULLDOG BASH - Saturday, January 25
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The Lower Campus BULLDOG BASH will kick off at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 25 and run til 4:00 P.M. on the playground and field. Lower School families are invited to come enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family. There will be amusement rides & games, live music, face painting, popcorn & sno-cones, and a Children's Raffle. Valet parking will be provided.
 

 
Birdie PBDA Student Artwork Featured at the Norton
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PBDA student artists and their families enjoyed an opening of their artwork at the Norton Museum of Art in the Marden Community Gallery on January 9. The students were invited to create works of art that were inspired by paintings and sculptures in the Norton Museum's permanent art collection. The exhibit is on display until March 3.
 

 
Birdie PBDA Artists Selected as ArtiGras Finalists
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PBDA students Mayah Bernstein, Jacqueline Brown, Elizabeth Williams and Lauren Straub have had their artwork selected for entry to the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival Youth Art Competition in mid-February. Mayah, Jackie and Liz are finalists. Winners will be announced on stage at ArtiGras on Saturday, February 15 at noon. Congratulations to our fine artists.
 

 
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Palm Beach Day Academy invites students in Primary through 9th Grade to participate in SummerQuest 2014.
 
For the first time, Palm Beach Day Academy will be hosting a summer-long program open to both PBDA students and others. Some of the exciting Quests already planned are Music, Art, Musical Theater, Dance, Sports Camp, Film and TV, Computer Programming, Foreign Language Immersion, Science and Technology, Outdoor Adventures, Leadership and Academic Enrichment.
 
DATES AND TIMES
Lower Campus:

     Weekly from June 16 through July 3 - 9:00am to 3:00pm daily
 
Upper Campus:
     Weekly from June 16 through August 22 - 9:00am to 3:00pm daily
 
Full program information and registration for both campuses will be available in the near future. For more information, please contact Linda Merman on the Lower Campus or Beth Okun on the Upper Campus.
 

 
Birdie Spring Musical
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PBDA's Spring Musical will be "Bye, Bye, Birdie." There will be three performances in the Smith Family Theater - Friday, May 16, 7:00 pm; Saturday, May 17, 7:00 pm; and Sunday, May 18, 2:00 pm.
 

 
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