HardScrabble Solutions, 445 Main St, Presque Isle, ME 04769
Family Code Night is a free family event that dramatically ignites coding and computer science learning at any elementary school, and in any family. The program uniquely engages children K-5 and their parents or guardians in the delightful experience of doing their first hour of computer programming together, in an early evening special school program. Family participation is a simple but profound innovation in this event – it changes the trajectory of a child’s computer-science learning, and the family’s appreciation and support for that learning. The result is a memorable experience, a powerfully mobilized community, and new family, social, and educational momentum and direction to drive future computer science learning.
No coding experience required!
DATE: Monday, December 4, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: HardScrabble Solutions 445 Main St, Presque Isle, 04769
When emailing or calling in your registration, please provide: adult name(s), email and phone number, and number of children attending required. Volunteers assistance with coders or smaller children welcome with prior notification. Attendees must bring their own laptop or tablet.
ABOUT: Pioneered by the California non-profit MV GATE, Family Code Night has been conducted for thousands of kids and parents at schools throughout Marin County, California, and now at schools nationwide.
Now, with the generous support of national program sponsor Capital One, every parent and school in America is being invited to bring Family Code Night to their school. As part of President Obama’s Computer Science For All initiative, MV GATE has created an Event Kit that shows any school, organization, or parent volunteer exactly how to put on the event, from invitations to posters, Program script to handouts, and much more. Now, that Kit is being offered to any elementary school in America via the event and volunteer organizing platform of SignUp.com. Millions of parents and educators will be invited to get the Kit, and use this innovative system to bring Family Code Night to their school.
Our goal is to see superb Family Code Nights at thousands of American schools, to directly enable millions of kids and parents to start or continue their coding education, and to build from there to fuel fresh advocacy and action for coding education from newly engaged school communities and families.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Physical Education majors will welcome kids grades K-5 to their Halloween-themed Fit and Fun Day, taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at UMPI’s Gentile Hall with registration starting at 9 a.m. Fit and Fun Day is designed to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles for local children. Various games and activities will be from 10 a.m. – Noon, weather permitting, the children will be able to use both the gym and participate in outdoor activities, please dress appropriately. The pool and rock wall will be open from Noon to 1 p.m. (parent/guardian supervision required), so those interested in using the facilities should plan to bring swim attire and a towel. Parents need to sign a release form that will be provided during registration, in order for their children to use the pool and rock wall. Bring your own snacks or sports beverages, water will be available. FMI, call Dr. Christine Standefer at 768-9457.
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