We will be holding our second annual Cookies and Coding event for Lafayette students and families this Saturday, December 2nd from 1-4 PM. We are holding this event to help kick off Computer Science Education Week and our own Hour of Code event held in-school the following week. Students in grades Kindergarten – 5th are invited to come participate in various coding activities alongside their family members in order to encourage and foster a stronger home and school connection with this valuable 21st century skill.
Students will participate in three different activities relating to coding including: code.org (a site that allows students to learn and practice coding), Spheros (programmable, robotic balls) and unplugged activities (coding activities that do not utilize technology). At the conclusion of the event we will have light refreshments and of course cookies! We will also have some volunteers on site from tech companies and the DCPS technology department to facilitate activities and emphasize the importance of coding.
If you plan on attending please RSVP here. All students should be accompanied by at least one family member for the duration of the event.
In addition, we could really use some volunteers! Even if you don’t have any prior experience with coding there is still a lot you can do. If you are able to volunteer, please sign-up on the sign up genius page here. If you have any questions about the event please direct them to Lafayette’s technology coordinator:
Hope to see you there and happy coding!