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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Lower School Students Return from Spring Break to Find a Wonderful Surprise in the Playground
    Poly Fund 2015 16 Search Lower School Students Return from Spring Break to Find a Wonderful Surprise in the Playground 4 18 2016 Renovations to the Space Include Climbing Wall Landscaping Synthetic Turf New Brick Pavers and Other New Equipment When Lower School students returned from Spring Break they found a wonderful surprise right outside the school doors The Lower School playground renovation which began earlier in the year was complete with new playground equipment ready to be enjoyed and explored Poly s Facilities Manager Amy Schlansky 83 P 22 told the Pulse Phase 1 included the removal of the house and rock as well as installation of additional brick pavers synthetic turf and a new planter Phase 2 included installation of a new panel climber for the early childhood division as well as a natural playground area that can be outfitted with two natural wood slab benches or set up as a mini campfire sitting area We also did a fair amount of landscaping as well Three river birch trees were planted in the new planter along with other native habitat plants throughout the yard Space was left to allow for the students to get involved in planting annuals and perennials Schlansky explained The project was really brought on by the general disrepair of the rubber tiles in the yard They had deteriorated and separated due to weather and wear and tear so they had become a safety issue At the same time we received word that the leaning cherry tree in the yard had to be removed as well due to decay We turned the bad news into good news and took this as an opportunity to make some changes and complete some upgrades The project was financed through the capital renovation budget however a portion of the landscaping was gifted by the Paidarakis Family P 27 whose son Christopher 27 attends the Lower School Billie Cohen Ltd Landscape Design architects worked on the design and drawings for the turf and brick installation as well as all the landscape work After the first week back Schlansky said I think the kids are really enjoying the changes to the yard Head of Lower School Larry Donovan told the Pulse I m thrilled with the improvements made to the yard what we affectionately call the Lower School playground The spongy surface was in need of repair and work done to move the individual tiles and the fake grass overlay made the space much more user friendly We were sad to lose the two older trees but they had become unsafe These steps begat a lot of discussion about what other changes we could make We extended the brick area and removed the fake rock so children would have more hard surface on which to play The new climbing structure is used during every recess and the planting beds near the new trees will be used by the science program with the aid of the Parents Association Gardening Committee Truly the

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Poly Prep Summer 2016
    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 Registration Summer Experience Day Camp Performing Arts Camp Summer Academic Programs Learn to Swim Programs Summer Specialty Camps Calendars and Open Houses Poly Prep Summer Poly Prep Summer FAQs Below are some common questions that parents ask when they contact the Poly Prep Summer Office We will continue to update this page as we approach the summer months Are you offering any new programs in 2016 Yes While many 2016 programs are back by popular demand we also are excited to introduce four new specialty camps during June and August Ultimate Frisbee soon to be an Olympic Sport offers a hybrid experience that combines skills from soccer basketball and football Chess with Grandmaster Learning introduces new and experienced players to world class coaches who make chess exciting and fun Handwork Studio brings the arts of sewing kitting crochet and embroidery to life as campers design and produce gorgeous finished products Do you offer bus transportation to your campus Poly Prep Summer partners with DiMino Bus Service Inc to provide a reliable bus transportation option to campers This service is available for all full day Poly Prep Summer programs with the exception of Session IV Specialty Camps during the week of August 8 Please visit our Bus Transportation page for more information about round trip bus service Do you offer

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Poly Prep Summer 2016
    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 Registration Summer Experience Day Camp Performing Arts Camp Summer Academic Programs Learn to Swim Programs Summer Specialty Camps Calendars and Open Houses Poly Prep Summer Bus Transportation Round Trip Bus Transportation Poly Prep Summer partners with DiMino Bus Service Inc to provide a reliable bus transportation option to campers A family run business DiMino prioritizes service comfort and safety for its riders Fees for bus transportation are charged in addition to camp tuition All prices and options are outlined below To reserve a spot on the bus for your child please submit a completed Bus Transportation Request Form along with payment directly to DiMino Bus Service Inc Note We do not offer bus service for students who are registered solely for Summer Academics Bus Service for Summer Experience and Performing Arts Campers List of 2 items Option 1 Door to Door Service Available in Lower Manhattan below Canal Street and most parts of Brooklyn 825 per camper Manhattan 775 per camper Brooklyn Option 2 Designated Stop Service Available in certain parts of Brooklyn 675 per camper Anticipated stops Court and Pacific Streets Hicks and Montague Streets Washington and

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Poly Prep Summer 2016
    Openings and Closings 2015 2016 Openings and Closings 2016 2017 Athletics Calendar Photos Videos Poly Publications Parents arrow Parents Association Volunteer Opportunities Bus Schedules Lunch Menus Alumni arrow Alumni 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 Registration Summer Experience Day Camp Performing Arts Camp Summer Academic Programs Learn to Swim Programs Summer Specialty Camps Calendars and Open Houses Poly Prep Summer Forms and Documents Forms and Documents Please find below the links to important forms and documents for Poly Prep Summer 2016 This page will be updated as newsletters and checklists are released by each camp director Medical Physician Record

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Poly Prep Summer 2016
    Diversity Library Policies Health Safety News Calendar arrow News Daily Calendar arrow Openings and Closings 2015 2016 Openings and Closings 2016 2017 Athletics Calendar Photos Videos Poly Publications Parents arrow Parents Association Volunteer Opportunities Bus Schedules Lunch Menus Alumni arrow Alumni 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

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Poly Prep Summer 2016
    Diversity Library Policies Health Safety News Calendar arrow News Daily Calendar arrow Openings and Closings 2015 2016 Openings and Closings 2016 2017 Athletics Calendar Photos Videos Poly Publications Parents arrow Parents Association Volunteer Opportunities Bus Schedules Lunch Menus Alumni arrow Alumni 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

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Samantha Steinberg ‘17 Wins Best in State and Is National Runner-up for National Center for Women and Information Technology Award
    interest in information technology computing solid leadership ability good academic history and plans for post secondary education You are one of 25 young women to be an Affiliate winner out of the 1000 applications we received this season In addition Steinberg was notified she is a national NCWIT award runner up and only 350 National Award runners up are selected so know that you impressed the reviewers and the selection committee and your application stood out among almost 5 000 that we received You are among the top 8 of all applicants According to their website NCWIT is a non profit community of more than 600 universities companies non profits and government organizations nationwide working to increase women s participation in computing and technology NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting retaining and advancing women from K 12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers Steinberg said former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will present the award in his offices in April Steinberg wrote a number of essays about her work in computer science to complete her application for the award She took Introduction to Computer Science in freshman year Game Design in sophomore year and is currently taking AP Computer Science Steinberg has not let being the only girl in computer science bother her She found support through taking a Girls Who Code course last summer and founded Poly s first Girls Who Code Club this academic year The club is open to Middle School and Upper School girls who enjoy coding meets on Tuesdays at 3 45 PM in the Mac Lab and welcomes new members Steinberg has participated in W I S E Women in Science and Engineering at Poly and this year will be on a panel for an Arduino workshop at W I S E on March 12 According to their website Arduino is an open source prototyping platform based on easy to use hardware and software W I S E has been important to Steinberg because of the encouragement from working with other young women students and women professionals Steinberg says she has a passion for computer science and technology which translates into motivation The self described internship junkie recently did a project with designer Zac Posen using LED lights to light up a black dress which was featured in a fashion show At Poly Steinberg credits teachers Charles Polizano P 18 Director of Technology Dyker Heights Campus Computer Science Department Chair Yosef Skolnick Computer Science and Jean Belford Computer Science for encouraging her interest in computer science Belford is advisor to Steinberg s new Girls Who Code Club Polizano said Sam has demonstrated a passion for computer science since entering the Upper School and has consistently pushed to not only advance her own education in the field but to also enhance the program at Poly Prep She was instrumental in helping to launch our Girls Who Code club this year and will continue to serve as a

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | 5th Grade Honors the Oransoffs with a Two-Day “Hour of Code” on December 9 & 10
    is significant in the STEM field with regard to coding It is also a significant week for the Oransoff family I am planning an Hour of Code in Honor of Oransoff This will be two 30 minute segments over two days in grade 5 Not only has Ann Oransoff done Hour of Code activities with her technology students in the past but also Mark Oransoff was involved in cryptography in the U S Navy On a Middle School trip to the USS Intrepid last year Mark Oransoff went along and shared his stories with students who are now Poly 6th graders When 5th grade arrived in Room 216 on Wednesday December 9 Russo told the student that they would begin a two day lesson Hour of Code in Honor of Oransoff For the first day students would only need a pencil Russo asked them to tell her what they had learned from several homework videos about encryption they had watched They described the German ENIGMA from World War II the subject of the recent film The Imitation Game and the Caesar code from Roman times Russo told the students that Mark Oransoff served in the U S Navy on the USS Enterprise and was a communications technician who had crypto clearance As a communications technician it was his job to encode their operations and decode other information Oransoff was on the Enterprise listening during the USS Pueblo incident when the ship was captured by North Korea in 1968 Russo said Russo talked about types of codes and noted that although codes might appear random they are not Students paired up to work with a partner to decipher cyphertext or encrypted text on a worksheet For example they discovered that the series 20 15 4 1 25 was the word Today when they paired the numbers with the corresponding letters of the alphabet Next students tried to crack the code devised by Julius Caesar over 2 000 years ago Russo told the students the Roman Emperor invented a simple cipher system to send secret messages to officers in the field In his system each letter of the alphabet shifts forward three places to create a new alphabet for sending messages Russo asked the students to work together to encode the message The enemy is near beginning with the word the which translated to QEB She then asked them to decode three other messages Kiran S 22 and Andrei I 22 who had met Mark Oransoff on the Intrepid field trip shared with Russo s class other codes including a Knock Code At the end of the session Russo told students Today was about coding tomorrow will be about Scratch a program to create interactive stories games and animation Many of the students had used Scratch in Poly s Lower School technology class On Thursday Russo asked students who had already used Scratch to partner with students who were novices like pilots and co pilots she said Russo put on some Motown

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