Volunteerism is a longstanding tradition at Palm Beach Day Academy. Our school’s vibrant community depends on parent, alumni and community friends participation. The volunteer program at PBDA is managed by the Parent School Council. The PSC offers a breadth of programs available for volunteer participation. Parents, alumni and friends are invited and encouraged to get involved with Palm Beach Day Academy’s Parent School Council programs.
Parent School Council
The function of the Parent School Council is to foster communication among all constituents of the school community and to serve the school and its students in non-academic functions. All parents of enrolled students automatically become members. There are no dues. Each year the Parent School Council holds meetings which may involve nationally known speakers discussing parental concerns, or an Annual Report on the state of the school.
PBDA presents a speaker series comprised of well-known speakers addressing topics that are relevant to parenting in today’s world. Under the direction of a chairperson, volunteers may help with mailings, setting up for the event or selling books authored by the speaker.
Bulldog Outreach is a school-wide community service program. PBDA students participate in various outreach programs throughout the year, as well as, specific grade level initiatives that are designed to help students develop an understanding of the genuine needs of others. Parent and alumni volunteers are needed to help facilitate these programs. Volunteers are encouraged to share ideas, help plan events, and assist with the collection and distribution of donated items.
Feather Ball - Annual Dinner and Auction Committee
Our annual auction brings together school families, alumni, present and past Trustees, community and business leaders, and friends from around the country. The Feather Ball offers countless opportunities for your involvement. We need your assistance in obtaining the following: Corporate Sponsorship, live and silent auction items, and advertisements for the evening’s program.
Class Auction Project
Parent volunteers are often needed to coordinate a project made by the children, which will be auctioned at a special event to support the annual Feather Ball Dinner and Auction.
Lower Campus Special Events Committee
Members of this committee will be asked to organize refreshments/coffee for the International Day of Peace flag assembly in September, the International Day Performance in February, and the Earth Day Performance in April.
Book Fair Volunteers
Volunteers for the book fair may be asked to help with planning and setting up, working during the fair, and packing up when the book fair is over.
Lower Campus Thanksgiving Project
Students help to pack boxes of complete Thanksgiving meals for the families at Glades Academy in Pahokee. This event instills in the children the value of generosity and appreciation for what they have. Volunteers will be asked to help during the month of November with various events leading up to and including packing the boxes.
Lower Campus Grandparent’s / Special Friend’s Day
This is a time for students to invite their grandparents or special friends (aunts or uncles, etc.) to attend a special presentation and visit the classroom. Volunteers will organize coffee and refreshments for the morning and also set up a welcome table to greet Grandparents & Special Friends.
Teacher Appreciation Committee
Volunteers organize this week long event which will take place the first week of May. The committee will meet prior to the event to discuss how to make this a special week for our teachers. In keeping with a long tradition on the upper campus, each family is asked to bring in their favorite dish for an elaborate pot-luck luncheon for the teachers