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September 27, 2016 Facebook Twitter Instagram School Seal

2016 Family BBQ
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A lmost five hundred students, parents and faculty gathered in the Halmos Center last Saturday night for our 2nd Annual Family Reunion BBQ and STEAM Festival. Through the generosity of our Corporate Sponsor, Florida Crystals, and our new partnership institutions, the South Florida Science Center and Palm Beach Symphony, our STEAM initiatives for the future took an inspiring step forward. Our students and their families experienced 25 different STEAM activities. The evening culminated with Mrs. Johnson’s Sixth Grade percussion class and two professional musicians from the Palm Beach Symphony performing a wonderfully rhythmic song using only saws, hammers, brooms, bits of lumber and other construction tools as instruments. Not only did the students practice with the professional musicians last week, but they also learned the science behind their makeshift instruments.
The final two minutes of the evening were dedicated to a video that celebrated Palm Beach Day Academy’s past, present, and our very bright future.

International Day of Peace
Internation Day of Peace

In honor of the International Day of Peace, which was celebrated worldwide on September 21, the Lower Campus held a special Flag Assembly on September 23 during which the countries being studied this year as part of the Lower School’s Global Studies Program were unveiled to all in attendance.
After a brief explanation of why the International Day of Peace takes place, everyone was treated to a performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by the 50 plus members of the Lower School Chorus under the direction of Robyn Huff. The Parade of Nations followed the performance by the Chorus. Student-created flags were proudly displayed as representatives from each class announced their country of study. Finally, teachers Jen Andreon and Jennifer Xie shared a special project related to the International Day of Peace where peace doves and hearts created by PBDA students will be exchanged with a school in Macedonia.
This year’s countries of study include the USA (Pre-Primary), Mexico (Primary), Belize and Bermuda (Kindergarten), Germany and the Netherlands (First Grade), Laos and the Philippines (Second Grade) and Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Third Grade). Throughout the year, students will engage in an in-depth study of their country through a variety of inter-disciplinary activities. We welcome parent volunteers who have lived or visited in any of the countries to share their experiences as a guest speaker.

Student Leadership Coundil

Student Leadership Council Officers
• President - Tommy Burke
• Vice President - Martina Gil
• 4th Grade
      Finn Lorentzen
      Lucy Pateman
      Maxine Wexler
• 5th Grade
      Bertie Azqueta
      Alexis Koch
      Chloe Levine
• 6th Grade
      Jack Dillon
      Caroline Ghirardini
      Kate Griffin
• 7th Grade
      Chase Koeppel
      Carter Levine
      Liana Stoll
• 8th Grade
      Molly Eversmann
      Ricardo Maduro
      Carson Reid
      Lilli Wytrzes
• 9th Grade
      Chloe Colbert
      Gray Foster
      Ethan Qin


9th Grade Community Service
St.Ann's Place

The 9th graders participated in their annual trip to St. Ann’s Place in West Palm Beach. The students made meals for the homeless men, women and children who visit St. Anns daily. Bryce Stewart and Barbara Close chaperoned the eleven 9th graders who also folded used clothing for the outreach center.
The group ended the day at the beach for team building activities.


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