Enrichment@Pingree

CPR / First Aid

For students entering 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 in the fall.

Taught by an EMT instructor with both classroom and clinical experience, this course in Standard First Aid and CPR is a hybrid program in which students complete online didactic instruction and then attend a class for skills development and practice. Students will learn CPR (rescue breathing, chest compressions, choking, and AED use) and first aid skills (splinting, bandaging, Epi-Pen administration, patient positioning, and patient interviewing). After successful course completion, students will earn a course completion card that can be used to demonstrate qualifications to provide care in an emergency.

Course fee: $125

Class times are May 8 and 15 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Students are required to do some online work prior to class meeting. The online portion will open on May 1 and is expected to be completed prior to the classroom work.

Flag Football

Flag football has been so popular at our day camp that it now has its own clinic! No matter if you have been to our camp or just love the game, you are sure to have a great time. This is offered to both boys and girls entering grades 5, 6, 7, or 8 in the fall. They will play from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday for two weeks, July 16 - July 19 and July 23 - July 26. The fee is $250 if you sign up by June 1 and $275 after June 1, which includes a t-shirt, playing for 8 nights, and a pizza party on the last night.

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Computer Modeling and 3D Printing Course

For students entering grades 5 - 9 in the fall of 2018

You will use a 3D printer to create objects you design with Tinkercad computer modeling software! This computer program is not a video game. You will learn how to operate a 3D printer and how to design, print, hot glue, and solder components such as Olympic medals, unique pencil cups, high fashion eyeglasses, space stations, and robots. Everyone will be able to take home their printed designs. This course is taught by a master's degree engineer and teacher. Computers, 3D printer, and all materials are provided. Space is limited to 10 participants to ensure that everyone will get the help they need.

Offered: July 23 - July 27 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or August 6 - 10 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Course fee: $250

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Photography- Taking Better Pictures

Whether you shoot pictures with your phone or a dedicated camera, your photography can greatly improve with some tips from a professional photographer (wepsphoto.com). In this 3-session workshop we will explore the concept of composition and how a viewer’s eyes “reads” a photograph. We will examine the problems of taking pictures with bright backgrounds and discover ways to manage the contrast problem. Improving our photography of people will elevate our images from simple pictures to expressive portraits, and we will use post-production software to “clean up” pictures after they are shot to improve the final image.

Bring your camera and creative energy to this course to learn to better capture and create stunning images!

Class times are July 10, 12, and 19 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Course fee: $150

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SSAT Prep

For students entering the eighth grade

Students will learn test strategies that will prepare them to take the upper level SSAT or the ISEE.

Teachers: Karen Madorsky BA, MA, Ellen Lodgen BS, M.Ed

Dates: July 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 9, 16 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

If you register by June 1, you will receive last year's rate of $550. After June 1, the rate is $600.

Minimum of 5 students in order to run the course.

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SAT, ACT, and College Essay Prep

Summer@Pingree will be offering three courses this summer for rising juniors and seniors. Classes will be taught by two instructors, Karen Madorsky and Ellen Lodgen.

Preparing for the PSAT/SAT

For students entering their junior or senior years

This course will help students acquire the skill mastery essential for the verbal and mathematical portions of the test. Students will learn strategies, techniques, and time management competence that will allow them to improve their scores. The small class setting will enable the students to receive personal attention from experienced teachers who have extensive classroom and tutoring experience.

TEACHERS: Karen Madorsky B.A., MA and Ellen Lodgen, BS. M. Ed
DATES: Mondays and Wednesdays, July 18, 23, 25 , and 30, and August 1, 6, and 8
TIMES: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Pingree School
COST: Before June 1, $750; After June 1, $800. Cost includes books and printed materials.
PARTICIPANTS: Maximum capacity: 15

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Preparing for the ACT

For students entering their junior and senior years

This course will help students acquire the skill mastery essential for the verbal, science, and math portions of the test. Students will learn strategies, techniques, and time management competence that will allow them to improve their scores. The small class setting will enable the students to receive personal attention from experienced teachers who have extensive classroom and tutoring experience.

TEACHERS: Karen Madorsky B.A., MA, Ellen Lodgen, BS. M. Ed
DATES: Mondays and Wednesdays, July 18, 23, 25, 30 and August 1, 6 and 8
TIMES: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Pingree School
COST: Before June 1, $750; After June 1, $800. Cost includes books and printed materials.
PARTICIPANTS: Maximum capacity: 15

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Writing an Effective College Essay

For students entering their senior year

This course will help students get a head start on the college application process by enabling them to craft a strong college admissions essay. Students will receive personal attention and assistance as they plan, draft, edit, and polish their college essay.

TEACHER: Karen Madorsky, B.A., MA
DATES: July 17, 24, 31 and August 7
TIMES: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Pingree School
COST: Before June 1, $375; After June 1, $400
PARTICIPANTS: Maximum capacity: 8

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About the Instructors

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Ellen Lodgen, B.S., M.Ed is a veteran science and math teacher and school administrator. Karen Madorsky, B.A. , MA is veteran English teacher with a specialty in reading and writing. Both instructors are long-time classroom teachers and tutors who have helped many students prepare for SSAT, PSAT, SAT, ACT tests. Karen has also helped scores of students create memorable essays for their college applications.

Testimonials

SSAT- “When I worked with Karen and Ellen, I only had 10 days to improve my SSAT score. In that time, they helped me improve my verbal and math score by over 2x. They knew I had a tight frame, but regardless they made themselves available and worked around my schedule. Finally, they are both wonderful people and tutors.” -Eva L.

ACT- “After taking the ACT course, I know how to approach the verbal, math, science and essay sections of this test. I have improved my timing on the test, have learned valuable strategies, and have received valuable academic instruction. I am sure that my grade will reflect my progress.” -John F.

PSAT- “This class was really helpful. Practicing the techniques and applying the information I have learned has made me feel confident.” -Anna D.

SAT- “I have found this SAT prep very helpful, I not only learned factual things, but I also learned strategies for taking the test. I feel much more prepared going into the upcoming tests.” -Sam T.

SAT- “I received tutoring for my high school SSAT entrance test and the ACT and SAT from both Karen and Ellen over the years. The time I spent with them was incredibly valuable and allowed me to feel totally prepared and confident when it came to test day. They discussed test-taking strategies , developed study plans, and analyzed my practice tests to target my areas for improvement The time I spent with Karen and Ellen was always enjoyable and meaningful, and I am grateful I had them on my side. I am so pleased with my test scores and could not be more grateful for their help in getting me there.” -Sofia M.

Essay Course- “ With Karen’s guidance, I was able to write a unique and impressive college essay. I received a great deal of individual attention as I chose my topic and developed the essay. Karen helped me polish the final draft so that I would be able to use it as my Common Application essay.” -Mike P.

Essay Course- “Taking the essay course made the whole college application process so much easier for me. By the end of the course, I had a wonderful essay that I felt would give admissions people a positive understanding of me. Since I had a completed essay, I was able to put all my energies into the rest of the application process.” -Jan D.






Questions? Contact Eileen Araneo at earaneo@pingree.org.