Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Workshops are here!

Join us for a morning of coding fun!  
It's time for the first ever BCC Workshop!  

Who: Any Kindergarten - 5th grade student regardless of previous Coding Club participation 

When: May 7th at 8:00 am
May 21st at 8:00 am

Where: Brassfield Elementary Media Center

Cost: $0

 Space is limited to 20 students each day! 

 Come hang out, play around and see what amazing things you can create! 

Is the day you want full? Email us at brassfieldcodingclub@gmail.com to be added to the waiting list. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Don't forget Coding Club tomorrow morning!  

If you didn't bring your forms or $15 last week, please do so tomorrow.  

Tomorrow we will start assigning homework.  
It is optional so don't stress, it may be a challenge, but I promise it will be fun!

Friday, January 26, 2018

We had a great first week of Coding Club!

We will be using code.org this session, students are encouraged to sign on and work on their code.org lessons at home.  Be sure to complete lessons in order, do not jump around.  Make sure you are always logged onto your code.org account, if not your progress will not be saved.

An email was sent to all parents with students passwords, if you did not receive it please contact us at brassfieldcodingclub@gmail.com

Please use the following websites based on your grade:

1st grader
2nd grader
3rd AND 4th grader
5th graders

See you all next week!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Just a reminder:
Tracks 1 & 4 meet January 24 – February 28 at 
8am Wednesday mornings in the Media Center 
See you all soon!!! 

We still need volunteers, if you are interested please visit our Memberhub Coding Club Signsups page!

No programming experience is necessary!!  
You will be helping younger students to log on their computers, helping answer basic questions (ex. how do I turn right 90 degrees?), and helping put computers away when we are done.  
 If you have some time we would love to see you! 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hey Tracks 1 and 4....acceptance emails were sent today.  
Woo-hoo EVERYONE got in!!!!  
If you applied and didn't get your email please contact brassfieldcodingclub@gmail.com and we will get you squared away.  

Can't wait to see you in January! 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Calling All Track 1 & 4 Students in 1st - 5th grade!!!
Registration opens Monday October 23rd

BCC 3.0 is all new with new lesson plans, new programs, new toys, and even more fun than ever before!  

This year we will be using CS FirstCode Monkey and Game Builder to complete projects and design games while learning core computer science concepts.   Classes will be divided into 3 groups, Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced based on grade level and experience. Classes are taught by Brassfield's own Software Developer parents.  Their love for the field has brought them together to create a fun, positive, and encouraging environment for students to explore STEM concepts and to create a lifelong love of learning in students.

All 1st - 5th grade students are invited to apply.  We are hoping to admit all students who apply but depending on the numbers there is no guarantee that we will be able to admit everyone.  So please complete your applications, have fun with your essays, and submit everything on time!

In addition to our 6 week session we will be hosting BCC Workshops though out the year.  We are planning on purchasing programming toys for students to explore these include Piper KitsMicroduinoSpherosDash and Dot, and hopefully more in the future.

The cost is $15 (that's only $2.50 a class!) this will pay for licensing fees and educational toys. These things are expensive and we receive zero outside funding for our materials and programs, so if you are able to (and would like to help) consider adding an extra $5 to the club fee to help pay for programs and toys. Or if you are interested in purchasing educational toys for us, please contact Sara Teristi at brassfieldcodingclub@gmail.com

Thank you for encouraging STEM learning in your students.  We hope you will join us this year for a ton of computing fun!

Who Can Join:
Any 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade student regardless of prior club participation or experience. 

Registration Dates:
Track 1 and 4 Registration October 23 – November 10

Meeting Dates:
Tracks 1 & 4 will meet January 24 – February 28 

Where and When:
8am Wednesday mornings in the Media Center January 24 – February 28.

How to Apply:
All 1st grade students must submit an APPLICATION

All 2nd-5th grade students must submit an APPLICATION and an ESSAY no later than end of school on the following dates:

          Tracks 1 and 4 must submit forms no later than November 10, 2017.

The topic for the student written essay is:  "If I learn to code, I would write an app that would....and why".  

Selection criteria for club membership will be based on the essay, member diversity, and lottery if needed.

You can download an application HERE or pick one up from the PTA bulletin board next to the Media Center. 

Club Fees
$15 for six classes
Scholarships may be awarded on a case-by-case basis, please contact brassfieldcodingclub@gmail.com for information. 

Important Information if you are selected
Annual Dues of $15 will be due at your Track's first meeting ONLY if you are accepted.  Checks should be made payable to Brassfield PTA.  

You will be notified via e‐mail if you have been selected no later than  November 20, 2017 for Tracks 1 and 4.

If you are selected the following forms must be signed and returned no later than your track's first meeting: Student Contract, Parent Contract, and Consent for Use of Technology.

Questions, Need More Info?
Contact us at brassfieldcodingclub@gmail.com 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Coding Club 3.0

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We are working on new coding programs, new lesson plans, and different activities for next year!  

Stay tuned, additional details coming soon.