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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Parents' Association
    Poly Prep Summer News Calendar News Daily Calendar Athletics Calendar Photos Videos Poly Publications Parents Bus Schedules Lunch Menus Alumni Performing Arts Home Admissions Welcome to Poly Upper School Middle School Lower School Tuition Financial Aid Meet the Admissions Staff Take a Virtual Tour Giving Giving Guide Poly Fund Tower Society Matching Gifts Give Online Performing Arts Poly Fund 2015 16 Search Parents Parents Association Parents Association Volunteer Opportunities News Calendar Parents Parents Association Mission Philosophy When your child enters Poly Prep each parent or guardian becomes a member of the Poly Prep Parents Association PA The mission of the PA is to build a sense of community among parents students administration and faculty To accomplish this the PA sponsors a variety of events each year to strengthen the Poly community Activities are designed to facilitate communication among parents students and faculty and to encourage the exchange of ideas and information among parents and administrators The PA also organizes forums to provide information and support about specific parenting issues and concerns The PA conducts fundraising activities and coordinates parent volunteers within the school GOVERNANCE The Parents Association Board consists of an Executive Committee and grade representatives The Executive Committee includes the president two Upper School vice presidents two Middle School vice presidents two Lower School vice presidents two treasurers and two secretaries Officers are responsible for overseeing a variety of events and activities They manage the Parents Association s policies programs and budget in accordance with its mission Grade representatives serve as parent representatives for their children s grade Grade representatives help plan events for their grade and plan and oversee several Peer Parent Meetings each year The Peer Parent structure at Poly Prep is designed to bring parents with children in the same age group together to share information about parenting issues and support one another Parents Association Principles of Mutual Responsibility We do not know each other well but our children are schoolmates and friends As time goes on they will spend more and more social time together at school in our homes and away from the Poly campus Each family has its own way of raising its children but each family also has a responsibility to uphold basic standards of behavior toward the children of other families Many parents have met at Poly to discuss these matters and the following is what has been concluded If our children are guests in your home we expect that you will assume responsibility for their well being If our children are guests in your home we expect that you will be both present and available to supervise their activities as needed If your children are guests in our home we expect that you will want us to assume the same active responsibility that we expect of you in your home If our children are guests in your home we expect that you will abide by law neither give them nor permit them to consume alcohol drugs or tobacco If our

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Fourth Grade Raises Almost $6,000 with Fun Run/Walk to Benefit Keep a Child Alive on Dyker Heights Campus Track
    Alive on the Dyker Heights track April 22 Led by fourth grade teacher Deirdra Hazeley 00 Lower School children and parents ran or walked a mile four laps on Poly s track at the Gintel Fields starting at 9 AM All funds raised go to Keep a Child Alive which is dedicated to providing life saving HIV treatment care nutritious food support services and love to children and families affected by HIV in Kenya Rwanda South Africa Uganda and India A number of parents as well as Head of Lower School Larry Donovan arrived for the event and many ran or walked along with the children Pat Morris Fourth Grade Teacher Garrett Kennedy Associate Teacher Grade 4 and Mary Rice Associate Teacher Grade 4 either ran the race or cheered the students on A representative of Keep a Child Alive Monica Merlis spoke to the students before the start of the race thanking them for their hard work Merlis joined the runners in the race Hazeley gave the signal for the race to begin and runners were off in a pack with parents close behind Each runner found his or her own pace and all seemed to enjoy the gorgeous day Merlis told Hazeley later As I ran laps with the students today some of them repeated the names of the countries where we work Many thanked me for the work that I am doing and of course my response was thank you To see such young people passionate about helping others is beautiful and inspiring Peter Twyman the CEO of Keep a Child Alive expressed his gratitude I am blown away and so inspired by the incredible 4th graders at Poly Prep Monica shared with me what a pleasure it was to meet with and run with your children

    Original URL path: http://www.polyprep.org/page/Parents?pk=816767&fromId=203770 (2016-04-27)
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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Join Poly’s Team at the Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer to Be Held Saturday, April 30 in Central Park
    Association Volunteer Opportunities Alumni Questionnaire Alumni News Photos Special Reunion 2016 Admissions arrow Welcome to Poly arrow FAQs Upper School Middle School Lower School Tuition Financial Aid arrow Tuition Payment Options Tuition Payment Meet the Admissions Staff Giving arrow Giving Guide Poly Fund Tower Society Matching Gifts Give Online Performing Arts Quicklinks arrow Our Mission Parents Our Faculty Staff Daily Calendar Athletics Calendar Make a Gift Quicklinks Our Mission Parents Our Faculty Staff Daily Calendar Athletics Calendar Make a Gift About Poly Our Mission Poly s Strategic Plan School Governance History Head of School Search The Country Day School Poly in the Community Our Faculty Staff A Career at Poly Directions View Poly s News Archive Our Program Academics Athletics Upper School Middle School Lower School Poly Prep Summer Academic Excellence Honor Societies Performing Arts Visual Arts Technology Sustainability Diversity Library Policies Health Safety Explore Poly Prep Summer News Calendar News Daily Calendar Athletics Calendar Photos Videos Poly Publications Parents Bus Schedules Lunch Menus Alumni Performing Arts Home Admissions Welcome to Poly Upper School Middle School Lower School Tuition Financial Aid Meet the Admissions Staff Take a Virtual Tour Giving Giving Guide Poly Fund Tower Society Matching Gifts Give Online Performing Arts Poly Fund 2015 16 Search Join Poly s Team at the Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer to Be Held Saturday April 30 in Central Park 4 25 2016 Register Online to Support Kids Walk Which Supports Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Again this year Poly is supporting the annual Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer which will be held Saturday April 30th in Central Park Since the founding of the Kids Walk club by Margaret Riordan 15 Poly has been a strong supporter of Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer including the classic

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Poly’s Freshmen (Form III) Participate in an Earth Day Community Service Day on Friday, April 22
    the Admissions Staff Take a Virtual Tour Giving Giving Guide Poly Fund Tower Society Matching Gifts Give Online Performing Arts Poly Fund 2015 16 Search Poly s Freshmen Form III Participate in an Earth Day Community Service Day on Friday April 22 4 25 2016 Students Raked in Prospect Park Restored Bicycles Picked Up Trash at the Waterfront and Worked at Animal Rescue Site Poly s freshman Form III class participated in an Earth Day Community Service Day on Friday April 22 As they did during January s service day freshmen worked at various locations including Poly engaged in activities that will benefit the natural environment The sites included Lower East Side Ecology Center Recycle a Bicycle Prospect Park Alliance Habitat for Humanity Clove Lake Park Community Mayors Staten Island Greenbelt Friends of Rockaway Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Gowanus Canal Conservancy Shore Road Park Sean Casey Animal Rescue AHRC at Poly Afterward Isabel Schnipper 19 told the Pulse I volunteered at the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance We walked around the shore and picked up garbage and cleared dead plants to make a higher shoreline I remember finding so much garbage such as digging up a destroyed umbrella from under the sand We also found a bowling ball It felt good to help others and make a difference and it was nice to be outside In an email Performing Arts Department Chair Dan Doughty thanked Elijah Sivin Co Director Community Service History Dana Catharine Co Director Community Service Classics World Languages and Brian Filiatraut Director of Sustainability for organizing the day s activities Doughty added Our group of students were eager to get busy and happy to help clean up some waterfront area on Jamaica Bay with the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Filiatraut added I think the picture of Miles Brewster explaining NYC s

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Poly Middle and Upper School Students Participate in Second Annual Child Abuse Prevention Fundraising Walk on April 5
    Lunch Menus Alumni Performing Arts Home Admissions Welcome to Poly Upper School Middle School Lower School Tuition Financial Aid Meet the Admissions Staff Take a Virtual Tour Giving Giving Guide Poly Fund Tower Society Matching Gifts Give Online Performing Arts Poly Fund 2015 16 Search Poly Middle and Upper School Students Participate in Second Annual Child Abuse Prevention Fundraising Walk on April 5 4 11 2016 Funds Raised Will Go to the Child Abuse Prevention Program CAPP Within The New York Foundling Organization in NYC For the second year Poly Middle and Upper School students participated in a Child Abuse Prevention Fundraising Walk this year during Child Abuse Awareness Month on Tuesday April 5 on the Poly track Students bought blue ribbons and dressed in blue for the walk on a blustery morning Donations will go to Child Abuse Prevention Program CAPP within The New York Foundling organization in New York City Patti Tycenski Grade 5 6 Head Dean Health Coordinator gave a brief presentation in Chapel about why the event matters in giving a voice to victims of child abuse and bringing awareness to the issue Poly s Health Interns then led Upper School students to the backfields where

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Poly Students’ Spring Break Travel to Cambodia, Nicaragua, France, and Italy Included Service Learning, Homestays & Language Immersion
    of various families in this rural underserved village To read more of the students observations during the trip and see photos click here Nicaragua Trip Jennifer Olson Walker World Languages led a 12 day trip to Nicaragua for current 8th to 12th graders Students met weekly prior to the trip to get a better understanding of Nicaraguan customs and culture and participated in fundraisers to benefit the people they will be meeting The trip included a homestay and service learning opportunity Students contributed to a blog during their visit to Nicaragua Naledi Kekana 16 wrote about relationships with their homestay families and a work project at a local school Today we did three major activities The first was meet as a group about how our experiences at our homestays have been The greatest sources of happiness come from the relationships we ve built with our respective homestay families The second activity we did was continue painting the school First we removed all furniture inside the classroom Then we applied primer to the walls Next we applied white paint to the inside walls and parts of the outside walls The third and final activity was hiking up to the waterfall Arcoiris The trail was steep yet filled with beautiful scenes The forest was covered with shades of green It vibrated with the songs of insects and birds Tree roots and waterways danced around our feet We moved through the forest pushed forward by swift laughter and the energy of our homestay children Eliezer Kevin and Levi We stopped at a great rock which served as protection for soldiers during the Contra War at the waterfall and in a grove of gigantic trees Then we returned to the beginning of the trail Overall today s adventures helped us understand the history of Peñas Blancas To read more of the blog about the Nicaragua trip click here Travel to France Dr Angela Gittens World Languages led current French students in grades 8 12 to Paris and Carcassone March 20 27 The trip included a homestay with French families in Medieval Carcassone tours of the Louvre the Eiffel Tower and Musee d Orsay in Paris a historical restoration project and 11 th century chateau and a scavenger hunt in a Provence marketplace After departing Paris the group traveled to Avignon In their blog they wrote We started our day at the Avignon Market for a scavenger hunt That involved asking merchants questions identifying specialty foods and asking locals to sing French songs with us It was fun We also bought food for our lunch picnic including different local dishes such as ratatouille pesto and various cheeses Then we boarded the bus to the Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard where we had a lovely picnic under an olive tree and prepared some more for our upcoming homestay We continued onto Carcassonne where our French families were waiting for us We had a welcoming reception at the local high school with home made food that

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Several Upper School Spanish Students Are Tutoring Spanish-Speaking Children in Sunset Park on Saturdays
    Upper School Middle School Lower School Tuition Financial Aid Meet the Admissions Staff Take a Virtual Tour Giving Giving Guide Poly Fund Tower Society Matching Gifts Give Online Performing Arts Poly Fund 2015 16 Search Several Upper School Spanish Students Are Tutoring Spanish Speaking Children in Sunset Park on Saturdays 4 11 2016 Effort Sprang from Visit by President of Mixteca to Poly s Second Annual Form III Mini Service Conference Dana Catharine Classics World Languages Co Director of Service Learning reports that several Upper School Spanish students are taking part in a tutoring program for Spanish speaking children Proyecto Lectura which I have envisioned for years and finally have been able to realize This is a Service Learning project where our kids use their Spanish skills for the good of the greater community On Friday November 20 Poly held its Second Annual Form III Mini Service Conference Representatives of 11 different organizations came to present mini workshops and information about their organizations to the freshman advisory groups Among those speakers was Eduardo Peñaloza president of Mixteca a Sunset Park location which offers services to the Hispanic immigrant community Peñaloza invited Poly students to volunter at Mixteca Students read in

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Poly Raises Over $600 for Pediatric Cancer Research with Annual Kids Walk Dodgeball Game
    Excellence Honor Societies Performing Arts Visual Arts Technology Sustainability Diversity Library Policies Health Safety Explore Poly Prep Summer News Calendar News Daily Calendar Athletics Calendar Photos Videos Poly Publications Parents Bus Schedules Lunch Menus Alumni Performing Arts Home Admissions Welcome to Poly Upper School Middle School Lower School Tuition Financial Aid Meet the Admissions Staff Take a Virtual Tour Giving Giving Guide Poly Fund Tower Society Matching Gifts Give Online Performing Arts Poly Fund 2015 16 Search Poly Raises Over 600 for Pediatric Cancer Research with Annual Kids Walk Dodgeball Game 3 14 2016 More Than 80 Students and Faculty Participated in Spirited Tournament Hosted by Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer About 80 Upper School students and faculty played fiercely in the Annual Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer Dodgeball Tournament raising over 600 for pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Poly alumna Margaret Riordan 15 founded Poly s Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer Club when she was a sophomore This year Audrey Bell 17 and John Luke DeStefano 17 carried on the tradition and organized the event which included 10 teams in the competition All funds collected go to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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