GT Connection

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 12:55pm

Instructional Seminars

There are some exciting Instructional Seminars which will be starting soon!

Students who submitted and Interest Form to participate in an instructional seminar will be receiving an Acceptance/Commitment letter in their Friday Folder this week. Please fill out all sections on the bottom portion of that form, and have your child return it on their first session.

Most seminars will be starting next week. The start date is included on the Acceptance/Commitment form, so be sure to check that paper.

Students in before school instructional seminars should meet Mrs. Kastner or Mrs. Lepore in the front lobby at 8:00 am. It is important that students arrive on time so that they do not miss the important instruction.

If your child is in CA, you will need to write a note to CA, giving permission for Mrs. Kastner to meet with your child before school.

Mrs. Kastner and Mrs. Lepore will pick students up for recess seminars.

In-school Unheard Perspectives EXPO

On Friday, February 8, the students in the Unheard Perspectives Instructional Seminar, will be presenting their slideshows and display boards on the African American Innovators that they researched. The presentations will take place before school, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and will end around 8:45 a.m. Following the presentations, we will have a small reception to celebrate and recognize the students for their hard work. Judges will be present to select three of the eight groups that will go onto the County Expo on Saturday, February 23rd.

How Girls Code – Scratch

Girls will learn to apply basic computer science concepts with hands on visual/block programming using Scratch. Animation, sound, loops, x and y axis, conditional statements, and debugging commands will be introduced and utilized, and participants will use their creativity to design and customize projects while building their confidence and knowledge of coding.

Important Note:  All students will need an email address in order to register for a Scratch account. Directions for creating a Scratch account will be shared once registration for the course is complete.

Audience: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Girls

Dates: February 19 - April 9 – Tuesdays, from 3:35 - 5:05 pm

Website for more info and to register -