White tablecloths, candles, and pretty lights too, greeted current and prospective parents who came to the EDU-Garden® on Thursday evening for our first Parent Social. The social was spearheaded by our events coordinator, Ms. Dawn DeRosa, who prepared a delicious array of food along with the signature bags of popcorn for please "pop on in!” Mrs. Slone and Mrs. Colloca, as well as myself were there to meet, mix, and otherwise enjoy the interaction with our parents in the casua
As part of Florida's Celebrate Literacy Week 2017, we had guest readers all week. Today was a special one, as former Major League pitcher and All-Star Kent Bottenfield visited the Riverside Campus and read to some of Mr. Kunz's students. Mr. Bottenfield was drafted in the 4th round of the 1986 draft by the Montreal Expos, and spent much of his career as a starting pitcher for many teams. He spent two years with the St. Louis Cardinals, including a 18-7 season, which earned hi
Yesterday, BFA almuna Ashley C. and her classmate Matthew, both juniors in the Medical program at Palm Beach Gardens High School, visited classrooms at Riverside. They taught students about what cancer is, how cancer forms, and about various cancer treatments. They also spoke about the Medical program at Gardens.
As elementary students learned about the continent of Antarctica and discussed pictures and facts about the ice covered land, we were also learning about the elements of art texture and space. To start with, students drew a picture of an animal or animals found in Antarctica and the Antarctic sea. Students created a multi-media landscape which included a watercolor background. While the paint was still wet, the students sprinkled salt on their paper to create an interesting t
Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is an annual event during which students, teachers, administrators, parents and volunteers celebrate the tremendous success of Florida's students over the past decade. With this year’s theme, "Literacy Changes Our World," students are encouraged to share a book with someone and make a difference in their community, school and family. With the support of First Lady Ann Scott and the Florida Lottery, the Florida Department of Education promotes
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”― Maurice Maeterlinck, Nobel Prize winning author. Well, you’ve waited all week and here’s the second reason that our honey bees are struggling – mites and disease! One of the major ways that bees become susceptible to mites and disease is through their extensive forced travel. Already over 31 billion Apis mellifera (honey bees) are on their way across the country to California's C
Bright Futures Academy will celebrate National School Choice Week with several projects and a parent social. During the week of January 23-27, students in each home room class will add why they’re glad to have a choice in their education to special posters. Students spent time in home room designing T-shirts illustrating why they love their choice school. A design will be selected from grades K-2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6, and 7 and 8 and put on the school’s Facebook page. The design
Environmental advocacy group Sustainable Florida honored Bright Futures Academy as a Florida Green School Network “Green School” at last night’s School District of Palm Beach County Board Meeting. “There were 180 schools that applied; only six are receiving the award this year, and two of them are from Palm Beach County,” said Tim Center from Sustainable Florida. The Florida Green School Network has sponsored the award since the 2008-2009 school year, and recognizes the “effo