QXSH Maker Hack for Elementary School Families

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Date
Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Session Times
Morning Loop Session: 8:30AM to 12:00PM. Doors open at 8:00 AM for check-in.

Afternoon Loop Session: 1:00PM to 4:30PM. Doors open at 12:30AM for check-in.

Location
PS 354 Jermaine L. Green STEM Institute of Queens
126-10 Bedell Street, Jamaica, NY 11434 (Map)

This is your “mid-month” gentle reminder to inform your students and parents about the great opportunity for elementary school families to participate in CS4All’s QXSH Maker Hack on Saturday, May 13thYou will find the original email text below, as well as distribution flyers attached.

QXSH Events
The QXSH is a family engagement experience designed to introduce communities to computer science principles and entrepreneurial thinking in a fun, engaging, and accessible setting. Student and family teams who participate learn how to think like engineers using both digital and physical tools to solve real world problems. Our November and December events focused on grades 6 through 12 and challenged student/parent teams to develop mobile app prototypes, create philanthropic-driven business plans, and design social media marketing strategies to get a fictional product into consumer’s hands.

In continuing our mission of bringing communities together through computer science, the Queens South and Queens North Field Support Centers will be hosting our last borough QXSH event of the school year.

QXSH Maker Hack for Elementary School Families (Spring 2017)
The QXSH Maker Hack targets elementary school families to provide both students and parents exposure to the principles of computer science. Families/Teams will choose their own path as they journey through a series of unique computer science experiences. Students will earn “experience stickers” and use these stickers to earn QXSH swag and a limited-edition certificate of completion.

Date
Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Session Times
Morning Loop Session: 8:30AM to 12:00PM. Doors open at 8:00 AM for check-in.

Afternoon Loop Session: 1:00AM to 4:30PM. Doors open at 12:30AM for check-in.

Location
PS 354 Jermaine L. Green STEM Institute of Queens
126-10 Bedell Street, Jamaica, NY 11434 (Map)

Who Can Participate?
This event is designed for families with students in grades 3 through 5. Registration of a student and adult pair is mandatory. We recommend that the adult is a parent or guardian, but understand that a teacher or relative may also be a great choice. No previous knowledge is necessary to participate!

Why Should You Attend?
This event is a great way to see what makes computer science so cool, while giving students and families exposure to fun and engaging computer science experiences!

What Will Participants Get?
Other than a rich learning experience, participants will receive some great swag and nutritious snacks will be served! All students who participate will have the chance to earn a limited edition CS4All certificate of completion!

Registration
Registration must be completed by Monday, May 1st using this link. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and we expect slots to fill quickly! Register now.

Flyers for Students/Parents
Attached to this email, you will find a flyer to send home with students to inform their families of this great opportunity. You can also use this link to download the flyer from Google Drive.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers can use this form to sign up to help CS4All deliver a great experience!

Teacher Opportunities
If you are a NYCDOE teacher and would like to submit a computer science infused lesson experience and/or be a lead facilitator during our many learning sessions, fill out this interest form! After we receive your submission, we will follow-up with next steps. You may also use the attached teacher flyer to spread this opportunity to other staff members.

Other Ways to Experience the QXSH
Visitors are welcomed too! Feel free to stop by and see what a hackathon experience is like.  Visit our Lego Robotics and Scratch Coding exploration rooms or simple have a great conversation with other educators, parents, and community members.

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