Friday, August 18, 2017

Calling All Track 3 Students in 1st - 5th grade!!!
Track 3 Registration opens Monday August 21st

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 2 Registration July 31 - August 18
Track 3 Registration August 21 - September 5
Track 1 and 4 Registration October 23 – November 9

Meeting Dates:
Tracks 2 & 3 will meet September 13 – October 18
Tracks 1 & 4 will meet January 24 – February 28 

Where and When:
8am Wednesday morning in the Media Center Tracks 2 & 3 will meet September 13 – October 18 and Tracks 1 & 4 will meet 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:

          Track 2 must submit forms no later than August 18, 2017.
          Track 3 must submit forms no later than September 5, 2017.
          Tracks 1 and 4 must submit forms no later than November 9, 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 September 11, 2017 for Tracks 2 and 3 and 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.