Announcements, Tuesday

October 10, 2017

Good morning, Blue Wave.  Today is Tuesday, October 10th and today is an A Day!


Congratulations to the Roaring Riptide high-school robotics team for making it to the semi-final round at the Roboticon competition in Tampa this past weekend.  Over 20 students from our team participated in this two-day event.  We are proud of your commitment, achievements, and for epitomizing gracious professionalism throughout the event.

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.

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.

The sign up for the Blood Drive ends on Wednesday October 11th.

Anyone who is 16 year olds will need a parent permission form to give blood. Everyone giving blood must bring their photo ID this Thursday which is the day of the drive. Students can sign up for a timeslot with Aaron Prendergast or Savannah Banner before, and after school, as well as at lunch.

Last year PKY launched PK Health Smart in collaboration with some UF partners.  We will continue to work this year toward two goals:  Drinking more water and eating healthier snacks.  There will be Health Smart activities sprinkled throughout the year to help us improve in our goal areas.  Be healthy, Blue Wave.

School Counseling:

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.

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 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.

The Japanese Language and Culture Club is having an Origami workshop this Thursday 10/12 during power hour in K-330 (Magura’s room).  All interested are welcome.

Power Hour:

 MS Offerings:

  • MS Robotics
  • Yoga
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Science Olympiad

 MS Office Hours:

  • Breil
  • Pringle
  • Mundorf
  • Cheveallier
  • Brown
  • Beckett

 HS Offerings:

  • Science Olympiad
  • Engineering Club
  • Mindfulness & Meditation

 HS Office Hours:

  • Perez
  • Linne
  • Moody
  • Boehm
  • Santiago
  • McCrea
  • Rodriguez
  • Boulware
  • Beyer
  • Myers

Reminder that today the library is reserved for 7th and 10th grade students during Power Hour.

 Don’t forget that the food truck will be parked down by the gym today during Power Hour! The truck will be offering Chicken Penne, Pollo Fresca, Cheesesteak Gripper, Personal Pan Pizza, Emperor’s Gift, and Chef Salad.


 There will be a boy’s soccer interest meeting today starting at 11:55 in Coach Hazan’s portable. All interested soccer players should attend.

There will be a girl’s basketball meeting tomorrow for anyone from grades 6-12 interested in playing basketball this year.  The meeting will start at 1:45pm in the weight room.


Have a great day!


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