As I write the final EDU-Garden™ News for 2015, I reflect on yet another year doing what I love to do! I don't think any of us here at BFA could have imagined just how much this garden would mean to so many students as well as staff. This program fosters a connection to nature, to the outdoors, and to each other for sure. We all easily dismiss the need to put down roots and to ground ourselves in "terra firma" in this age of technology, and the EDU-Garden™ offers all that and
The Bright Futures Academy Boys’ Basketball team continues its dominance of the court, netting another two wins this week, bringing their record to an impressive 5-0. On Monday the Sharks defeated Jupiter Christian, led by Matt H.’s 13 points. Michael K. had 5 steals and 5 rebounds in the 56-31 drubbing of the Eagles. On Thursday the team narrowly defeated the Bots of Gardens School of Technology Arts 29-23 at the North Palm Beach Recreation Center. Josh J. fell just shy of a
It is hard to believe that we are now halfway through the 2015/16 school year! With that, I wanted to thank all of the wonderful BFA families for all of the time and donations you have so generously given. We have been able to have some of the most wonderful events and supplied the classrooms with much needed items thanks to your generosity! BFA is so very fortunate to have the kind and giving families that we do! I hope you all enjoy this long break with your friends and fam
Bright Futures Academy closed out the first half of the year with two wonderful events; the Häagen-Dazs Scoop Night at the Gardens Mall and the Holiday Program at Palm Beach Gardens High School. Scoop night was a heaping success, with many of our BFA faculty and staff taking turns whipping up milkshakes, sundaes, cups, and cones to the students’ and their families’ delight. Ms. Spohr’s kindergarten class had the most scoops served in a shift, and so wins the Ice Cream Party!
It's the final countdown for 2015! Winter vacation and holiday celebrations are planned everywhere! We are preparing the garden by putting in new plantings to harvest in the spring and we are harvesting broccoli and radishes and greens galore! Speaking of radishes, I recently learned that Palm Beach County produces more radishes than any other county in Florida. Now,I gotta say, they were not really my favorite until I learned that they are very tasty when you include them in
The Bright Futures Academy Boys’ Basketball team has started off its season with three straight wins.
After defeating the Gardens Tech Bots last week, the Sharks took on the Benjamin Bucs on Tuesday. The game was close until the fourth quarter, when Garret F. and Gabe K. dominated the play, racking up 12 and 7 points respectively. Josh J.’s defense added five rebounds and two steals, aiding the Sharks in their 35-31 win over Benjamin.
On Thursday, the Sharks trave
8th grade artists have been honing their observational drawing skills by practicing drawing from still lifes set up in class. They are also using photographs for reference as we transition to figure drawing. The students are progressing their skills by observing the value changes that take place as light moves across the surface of objects. As they experiment using charcoal and graphite in these exercises, they will learn to portray a range of value changes and eventually
Please join us Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at our Häagen-Dazs Community Scoop Night in the Gardens Mall. Bright Futures Academy teachers and staff will be serving up delicious sundaes, sugar cones, and milkshakes to you and your families. Twenty percent of the proceeds go to support BFA, and students can help their team earn home team points! The teacher who earns the most money during the evening will win an Ice Cream party for their class! We hope to see you there!
The EDU-Garden™ hosted our seasonal harvest day celebration and it was wonderful in response! With hay bales and scarecrows and the garden looking beautiful, no wonder autumn is my favorite time in the garden! Our environmental focus on birds proved informative and fun with a visit by Vickie from the Audubon of the Everglades Society who brought their colorful banner depicting the outstretched wing span of our North American birds. Several kids had fun standing in front of it