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January 28, 2014 Facebook Twitter Instagram School Seal

China Partnership Visitors

Ten children from the Living Hope Orphanage in Beijing China spent two days with PBDA students as part of the China Partnership. The Chinese children are in the United States to promote awareness of the orphanage which operates largely on donations. They made a stop in Palm Beach because, for the past five years, PBDA's China Partnership has had an ongoing relationship with the children of the orphanage. Each year, when PBDA students travel to China, the group spends a couple of days with the children at the orphanage, teaching classes, sharing crafts and games and visiting the Great Wall. While in Palm Beach, the ten Chinese children stayed over night with host families before returning to school to perform on both campuses. Their visit ended with lunch and the traditional sharing of a Friendship Forever Cake.
Ten PBDA students will visit the Living Hope Orphanage on their journey to China this March. Stay tuned for details on their experience!
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PBDA's Lower Campus BULLDOG BASH last Saturday was a fun gathering for our school community. For two hours, school families were treated to amusement rides, face painting and games provided by the Student Leadership Council, music, sno-cones and popcorn treats, free play on the playground, and tours of the Lower Campus Garden. The Third Grade sold hand-made crafts to raise money for relief efforts in the Phillipines.
Class Auction Projects that will be auctioned off at the Feather Ball Gift Gathering Party this Thursday, were on display. The Lower Campus Children's Raffle winners were drawn at the close of the BASH.
National Junior Honor Society
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Thirty 8th & 9th Graders were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on January 24. To be eligible, students must have an 85 average, have earned Effort Club, have earned a “1” or “2” in Consideration, and have completed 10 hours of community service. Students honored were, (seated l-r): Lilly Carden, Adeliza Grace, Kay Baker, Jack Silverman, Max Malasky, Claire Barber, Lulu Fanjul, Sophia Terry, Blair Lalor, Jackie Brown. (standing l-r): Talia Chachkes, India Patel, Sally Huang, Alexis Gorfine, Anderson Bishop, Hannah Moross, Oliver Zenou, Jackson Cohlan, Noah Whall, Garrett Barber, Robbie Linck, Hanna Rizzolo, Chris Ochstein, Braedon Rupp, Valan Kaye, Stan Li, Jack McCluskey, Jack Litten, Jack Farris, and Atticus Stonestrom.
Re-enrollment Time is Here
Re-enrollment packets for the 2014-2015 school year were mailed to families on Friday, January 24. Please note that the deadline for returning contracts is Friday, February 14. Families who return contracts by the deadline will receive a $300 tuition reduction per contract. Please direct questions to the Business Office at 561-655-5289.

pic1 PBDA Summer Program Begins this June. Registration starts January 30.
For the first time, Palm Beach Day Academy invites students in Primary through 9th Grade to participate in SummerQuest 2014, a summer-long program open to both children from PBDA and other area schools.
Palm Beach Academy's Lower and Upper campuses allow for two entirely different exciting summer venues. On the Lower Campus, we offer Summer Quest to children in Primary 3 & 4 year olds and Elementary entering Kindergarten to 2nd grade. Students have a daily schedule of activities built around a weekly theme.
On the Upper Campus older children may choose from a menu of options customizing their summer to fit them best. Some of the exciting Quests planned are musical theater, art, sports, film and TV, computer programming, foreign language immersion, science and technology, leadership and academic enrichment.
Lower Campus:

     Weekly from June 16 through July 3 - 9:00am to 3:00pm daily
Upper Campus:
     Weekly from June 9 through August 22 - 9:00am to 3:00pm daily with half day options available
Visit the SummerQuest Web Site or contact Linda Merman on the Lower Campus or Beth Okun on the Upper Campus for more information.

pic1 The Pet Show is coming back!
Palm Beach Day Academy's Pet Show is returning on February 22 on the Upper Campus. A favorite tradition from 1970 to 1999, the pet show has been caged for 14 years and now it’s back, off its leash, and ready to run, jump and play with all of our students, families and alums. Join the fun and take home an award!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
9:30 until 11:00 a.m.
Upper Campus East Field
Entry Fee: $20 day of event
1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded by PBDA alumni judges for each of the following categories:
     Most beautiful long hair, dog, cat, pet. Most beautiful short hair, dog, cat, pet. Cutest, Most unusual, Most exotic, Best costume, and Best trick.
To enter your pet, please contact Cindy DeSilva at (561) 655-1188, ext. 129 or

Birdie Spring Musical
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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