Standardized testing starts next week, with the Writing component of the Florida Standards Assessment administered to students in grades 4 through 8. Eighth graders will be taking the test on the computer, while the other grades will take paper based tests. Students who receive accommodations per Individualized Education Plans or 504s will test in accordance with those plans. Due to the limitations on computer based testing, 8th graders will test in groups over three days, fr
2016 is a Leap Year, and Monday, Feb 29 is Leap Day! To celebrate, BFA students are encouraged to dress in green, or even as a frog! We will be having special lessons both about the Leap Year and about frogs, considered barometers in our environment because they absorb through their skin.
Spring photos will be taken on March 3rd starting at 8:30. The photos will be taken at Lighthouse Campus - any 5th-8th grader wishing to purchase Spring pictures will be transported to Lighthouse. Students must purchase Spring photos in order to participate. Students getting their picture taken may wear their “Sunday Best.” All other students must be in uniform. Payment must be made prior to the picture day, either in cash or check or online. Please Contact Mrs. Merman at
Middle School Field Day is coming soon! Kick off your Spring Break as you compete against your fellow classmates in tug of war, water balloon toss and varied relay races. Students in grades 5-8 will be divided into two teams (blue vs white). A trophy will be given out to the winning team! Make sure you come ready to compete and make history. Parent volunteers are needed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be an intramural boys’ volleyball club
5th grade artists celebrated Chinese New Year by making paper dragon puppets based on the legend of Nian. Students used a glue resist to outline areas filled with colorful charcoal pastels. According to legend, the only things that kept the ferocious dragon Nian at bay was the color red and loud noises! That's just one reason that Chinese New Year traditionally is celebrated with firecrackers and red paper decorations.
In December of 2015, several elementary students and middle school EDU-Garden™ students hosted Ms. Brennan Kahl from the be-7, a unique website about conservation and the people who live it. It was a beautiful experience as our students sat comfortably on the grass and discussed our oceans. They were asked a series of difficult questions and invited to openly share their thoughts and knowledge about the state of our oceans today. Ms. Kahl was blown away and so was I as we lis
We have EXCITING news! Bright Futures Academy would like to announce its partnership with the education support provider, Academica. Who is Academica? Academica is one of the nation’s longest-serving and most successful charter school Education Service Providers (ESP). The company was founded in 1999 and headquarters are located in Miami, Florida. Academica supports over 100 schools in 5 states, to include the Somerset, Pinecres t, Ben Gamla, SLAM and Mater networks. Academic
We had a very exciting weekend for BFA arts! This past weekend marked the ArtiGras Fine Arts festival in Jupiter, where artists from all over the country came to showcase their work. ArtiGras also hosts the Youth Art Competition every year where art students from K- 12th grade can showcase their work and compete in a juried show. Two of our BFA middle school students were nominated as FINALISTS out of over 200 entries from schools all over the county. Please CONGRATULATE 6th
They are not nutrition packed like kale and broccoli, but they sure are tasty in your salad or stir fry, or baked along with your other root vege- tables and of course, that bright red color seen in most varieties does lend a beautiful accent to any dish. Florida grows more radishes than anyone else in the nation. The radish crop brings over 30 million dollars to our farmers, mostly in Palm Beach and Orange counties. Our climate here is just perfect for growing them and our g
The third graders have been reading many pieces of poetry in class as they learned about the different types of figurative language that poets use to make their poetry colorful!
Today, they had the opportunity to recite their favorite poetry for their classmates and parents at the annual Poems and Pasta event. The students chose several types of poetry to perform, some silly and some serious. Afterward, everyone enjoyed a delicious pasta lunch. Thank you to all the families