Friday, December 9, 2016
This week was the national Hour of Code. Coding is similar to what used to be called programming. It is what makes it possible to create computer software, apps, websites, etc. All apps, websites, social media, internet browsers, etc are created with code. Exposing our students to coding, even if just for an hour, gives them the opportunity to learn about something that they use each and every day. While the concept of coding is complicated, the Hour of Code has made it super easy to implement in classrooms. The students were engaged and excited about learning how to code. Go to www.hourofcode.com to learn more about it. Your student(s) can show you what they learned, and maybe teach you something!
Wednesday, December 14th is an early release day. Our teachers will be working on Project Based Learning or Readers Workshop. Students are dismissed at 12:15. If your student(s) is signed up for an activity at 12:15, a confirmation letter will be sent home. If your student is not signed up for an activity, then they need to be picked up or walk home at 12:15pm.
Thursday, December 15th is the JFK winter performance. For our new families, this is an amazing night with a whole school performance, and well as individual grades. Students have been practicing hard for weeks to master all of the songs. Students need to be at school at 6pm, and the concert starts at 6:30pm.
On Saturday, December 17th 9am until noon, the PTO is hosting a pancake breakfast and gift wrapping. It is $5 per person or $20 max per family for the breakfast. All the proceeds go to the WSD PTO, which helps to support all of our students. This event will take place in the cafeteria here at the school.
Please come and check the Lost and Found before December Vacation. All items not claimed by December 22nd will be donated. There is a lost and found box in front of the Health Office.
Have a great weekend.