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February 11, 2014 Facebook Twitter Instagram School Seal

International Global Villages
With the Global Studies Program in full swing on the Lower Campus, this week celebrates much of the learning taking place through two important events.
For students in First, Second, and Third Grade, the Global Villages, which took place yesterday, Monday, February 10th, allowed families and friends to hear firsthand from the students about the diverse cultures and places they have been studying since September. Each “village” was unique to the country, and parents were treated to displays, oral presentations, artwork, slide shows, and foods highlighting important concepts the students have researched.
This year’s villages included Iceland and Ireland (Grade 1), Armenia and Thailand (Grade 2), and Morocco and Zambia (Grade 3).
On Thursday, February 13th, the 19th annual International Day performance will take place beginning at 9:00AM in the Lower School Auditorium. This performance incorporates music, dance, and drama to showcase the countries being studied this year. All students, Pre-Primary through Grade 3, will participate in the show. Doors open for seating at 8:30AM.
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FeatherBallPre14 Feather Ball Gift Gathering Party
It may have rained all day and night, but wet weather did not deter more than 150 Palm Beach Day Academy Parents from joining together to enjoy an evening of food, friends and fundraising January 30 for this year’s Feather Ball Gift Gathering Party. The theme of this year’s Feather Ball encourages guests to Get Your Feathers Wet! and includes under the sea décor. Each year, Palm Beach Day Academy parents and special guests help support the success of the Feather Ball by donating an auction item or bringing an underwriting check. Last year, more than 300 items were auctioned at the Feather Ball. The gift gathering party was generously hosted by Susan and Lloyd Miller, Marzia and Dale Precoda, and Amanda and Charles Schumacher and was held at the breathtaking home of Susan and Lloyd Miller.
The highlight of the evening was the class projects live auction. Parents were delighted to experience the debut of 9th grade Student Council President Atticus Stonestrom’s auctioneer skills as he joined PBDA parent and faculty member Jan Cook to auction this year’s class projects. As in previous years, students worked together by grade to complete a beautiful work of art, home good, or book which is auctioned off during the party as a kick-off to the main auction event on April 11. Palm Beach Day’s class projects raised more than $22,000 for the school. Additionally, guests were given a preview of the Infiniti QX60 SUV donated by the Schumacher Automotive Group. A two-year car lease will be featured in the live auction at the Feather Ball.
The Feather Ball Dinner & Auction is Palm Beach Day Academy’s signature fundraising event and will be held on Friday, April 11, at The Breakers, Palm Beach. Co-chairs of the evening are Christine Beall, Franchesca McGann, Michelle Miller and Austin Smith. Please contact Paula Martin at (561) 655-1188, extension 125 for sponsorship, underwriting, auction item donation and ticket information.

boys Winter II Varsity Sports
PBDA’s Varsity Boys Basketball and Girls Soccer ended their Winter II seasons with winning records. The boys ended their season with 8 wins and 4 loses, the best season in recent memory and earned them a spot in the semi-finals where their season ended. Leading scorers were Braedon Rupp - 87 pts, Remington Howell - 75 pts, Jackson Cohlan - 31 pts, and Kevin Justice - 27 pts.
Boys’ Varsity - Jackson Cohlan, Nate Gramentine, Jackson Hanson, Remington Howell, Kevin Justice, Stan Li, Jack Litten, Chris Ochstein, Braedon Rupp, Luca Saffer, Quinn Steinbeck, and Oliver Zenou.
girls The girls ended their league season with 3 wins, 2 losses and 1 tie which also earned them a spot in the semi-finals where they had a heartbreaking 0-1 loss to St. Marks, with the winning goal scored in the last seconds of play. Key players were Abby Moss as lead scorer with 9 goals, and 4 assists, Natalie Zoller in the goal, and Annabel Dewing and Kay Baker leading the defense. Other key players included Claire Barber,Blair Lalor, Kaitlyn Straub, and Samantha Webster.
Girls’ Varsity - Kay Baker, Claire Barber, Anderson Bishop, Marissa Daly, Annabel Dewing, Claire Dunkel, Chloe Garton, Adeliza Grace, Seaton Johnson, Blair Lalor, Lucia Levine, Abby Moss, India Patel, Hailey Pflaumer, Quinn Reid, Elena Scheffler, Hailey Smallwood, Kaitlyn Straub, Sophia Terry, Lindsay Toll, Samantha Webster, Elizabeth Williams, and Natalie Zoller.

pic1 The 2014 PBDA MATHCOUNTS team competed in the regional competition on February 8. 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 ran for most of the day on Saturday, as contestants competed in a variety of challenges. Each competition consisted of four parts: the Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown rounds. The Sprint Round included 30 questions to be answered in 40 minutes. The Target Round consisted of 8 questions which are distributed to the students two at a time. Students had 6 minutes to complete each pair of problems. The Team Round had 10 problems for the team to work together. The top 10 individuals proceeded to the Countdown Round, an oral round in which students compete head-to-head.
PBDA's team placed 2nd in the Ciphering Round. Alexis Gorfine placed 7th in the county. Harrison Koeppel placed 9th in the county.
This year’s team – Lily Carden, Jackson Cohlan - Co-Captain, Taylor Fredrick, Daniela Garcia, Alexis Gorfine - Co-Captain, Harrison Koeppel, Blair Lalor, Robbie Linck, Jack Litten, & Abigail Wandoff.
Congratulations Team and Coaches Barbara Close & Elizabeth Sellers

pic1 Kiwanis Student of the Month - February
Stan Li has been selected by the faculty to receive the Kiwanis Student of the Month Award for February. The Student of the Month is chosen by the faculty from the 8th & 9th Graders. The decision is based on the faculty's judgement of each student's contributions as a scholar and school citizen.
Congratulations, Stan.

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 this 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.
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.
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

ByeByeBirdie 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.

flyer 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 23 and they have asked us to extend an invitation to all PBDA families.
Click here to see their flyer.


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