Announcements, Thursday

October 5, 2017

Good morning, Blue Wave.

Today is Thursday, October 5th, 2017 and it is an A Day!


Congratulations to the newly elected, 2017-18 Marine Science Club officers!  They are as follows:

President–Maggie Deaderick

Vice President–Emily Richardson

Secretary–Sophia Walker

Treasurer–Leslie Alday

The PSAT will be given Wednesday, October 11th from 7:45am-12:30pm at the Wyndham Garden Gainesville.  PKY bus transportation will be provided to and from PKY.  All 10th graders will take the exam at no cost and do not need to sign up.  It is strongly recommended that all college bound 11th grade students take the PSAT. Cost for the PSAT is $28 and waivers are available for students with financial need.  Please see your grade level counselor for those waivers.

If you are interested in taking the PSAT please sign up and pay in the PKY Business Office. Registration closes today at 3:00pm.

Hispanic Honor Society, Habitat for Humanity, the Global Awareness Club, and Key Club will be collecting items to help the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Families impacted by the hurricanes and earthquakes are in need of batteries, battery operated cellphone chargers, battery operated fans, toiletry items, infant care items, first aid kits, clothes, shoes, 40-gallon trash bags, and mosquito repellent. Please deliver your donations to the classrooms of Ms. Santiago, Ms. Rodriguez, or Ms. Andrews, or to our table in front of the cafeteria at lunch.

The Roaring Riptide High-School Robotics Team has a limited number of spots left for interested students to join the team this weekend at an off-season event in Tampa, Florida.  On Sunday, October 8th, they will depart P.K. at 7 AM headed for a full day of events at the Tampa Bay Sun Dome to attend Roboticon.

Roboticon is an off-season competition that also has workshops for students, an engineering showcase from the University of South Florida, and an Innovation Fair.

Space is limited to the first 3 students that turn in permission forms for the event.  Ms. Brewster has permission forms in Building Q Room 501.  The forms MUST be returned to her no later than today during Power Hour.

All members of the Hispanic Honor Society. The last day to decorate the doors is today by 3:00 pm. The 2 winning teams will be announce on Monday October 9th.

All students participating in the Poetry Out Loud:  There is a mandatory meeting today during Power Hour in Mrs. Santiago’s classroom. Come prepared with your three poems.

High school students:  

Thespian Club will be hosting the DRACULA’S BALL DANCE, Friday the 13th at 3:00pm in the PAC.  All students grades 9-12 are invited. Admission is $5.00 at the door.

Roaring Riptide, our high-school robotics club, is continuing to accept applications from students in grades 9-12.  This club is part of the First Robotics Competition program. Students work with mentors from the University of Florida, Santa Fe College, and the surrounding community to build a robot that can compete against other teams.  From design and assembly, to marketing and community outreach, our team needs students with all interests in order to have a successful season. If you’re interested, you can pick up an application from Ms. Brewster in Building Q Room 501.

The next robotics’ meetings is today from 2:30 – 5: 30 each day in the Riptide workspace – in the portables next to the gym – Z-1426. We look forward to seeing you there!

Middle and High School students are invited to participate in the fourth annual Holocaust Reflection Contest sponsored by Nova Southeastern University and the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc.  Six  students from across the state will be selected, with each receiving an award of $1,000, along with a $500 prize for the student’s teacher mentor and a $500 prize for the school.   Six second-place winners will receive $250.  Categories for entries include essays or poems, visual art pieces, or short films.  Visit to view last year’s winning entries.  Contest entries will be accepted online between December 1, 2017 and January 21, 2018. Parental approval forms are required to participate.   For more information, see the poster in the front office window.


In order to make up the time for the days missed during Hurricane Irma, we have made a slight adjustment to the schedule on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

High school lunch will begin 5 minutes earlier, at 12:10.

ALL STUDENTS should begin to transition to class at 12:40 so as to be in place by 12:45, the new start time for the last period of the day.

Shaving off this five minutes of transition time helps us avoid giving up scheduled vacation days or adding days to the end of the school year.

Please make sure that you plan accordingly so that you are not late to your last class of the day.

School Counseling:

Students! The ASVAB will be administered today after school. If you would like to sign up, please let Ms. Bryen know and/or sign up with Sergeant Nilson during high school lunch this week.

Juniors and Seniors! Look for an email coming your way regarding the free SAT in November for Alachua County students. If your parent/guardian does not receive this email and you would like to take advantage of the opportunity, please come see Ms. Bryen before October 25th.

Seniors! Monday, October 9th P.K. Yonge will be holding Financial Aid Night at 6:00 PM in the library. We will be joined by Mrs. Donna Kolb, the Associate Director of the Office for Student Financial Affairs at the University of Florida. She will discuss important information regarding Bright Futures and Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

Attention grade 8 students:

P K Yonge has been invited to participate in Santa Fe College’s Middle School Showcase.  The showcase is designed to enable students to explore the various career and technical programs offered at Santa Fe College. This year students will visit:

1.  Health Sciences
2.  The Teaching Zoo
3.  College Athletics
4.   Digital Media & Graphic Design
5.   Construction & Technical Programs

The Showcase is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 9:15 a m until 1 p m.  Santa Fe College has limited each middle school to 25 students.  The sign-up sheet and permission forms are located in the main/ attendance office.  Both the permission form and video release must be returned to Mrs. Ireland in the main office by October 13th.  A pizza lunch will be provided to all participating students.  Please contact Mrs. Ireland if you have any questions.

Power Hour:

 MS Offerings:

  • Science Olympiad
  • First Priority
  • 6th Grade Advisory
  • Softball

 MS Office Hours:

  • Breil
  • Pringle
  • Mundorf
  • Harding
  • Cheveallier

 HS Offerings:

  • National Art Honor Society
  • OM- Weller’s Team
  • Science Olympiad
  • First Priority
  • Euro Challenge
  • Poetry Club
  • Japanese Language & Culture Club
  • Bryen Small Group by invite only

 HS Office Hours:

  • Bice
  • Andrews
  • Lemstrom
  • McCrea
  • Perez
  • Boulware
  • Hazan
  • Allison
  • Linne
  • Johnson
  • Myers

Reminder that today the library is reserved for 8th and 11th grade students during Power Hour.


 There will be a boys soccer interest meeting on Tuesday, October 10th starting at 11:55 in Coach Hazan’s portable. All interested soccer players should attend.

Boys Golf plays against Oak Hall tonight.  Tee time is 4:00pm.

Good luck Blue Wave Golf!

Reminder that tomorrow there is no school, enjoy your 3 day weekend!



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