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HOUR OF CODE
Saturday, Dec. 17 // 10-12 PM
GRADES 3-6 // Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. Join us for the fun of coding! Register online.
DIANA HIATT has been teaching Hour of Code and Code Studio for students in grades 1-4 since December 2014. She is a software engineer and math educator committed to promoting Computer Science learning in early grades.
Made possible by CenturyLink, our technology sponsor.
Do I have to register to come?
Yes, you MUST register to come as playshops have a limited number of spots.
How do I register my child? Do I have to register to come?
Register via our Eventbrite page (if you're reading this, then you're in the right spot), then print and fill out our Student Permission/Release Form, which is REQUIRED. If you do not have a printer, we will have forms at the event that you will need to fill out before leaving your child with us.
What do I need to bring to this playshop?
Just bring your Student Permission/Release Form, or the information to complete it to the event if you don't have a printer at home.
My child can only come to some of the sessions of this playshop. Should I still register them?
We ask that you only register your child if they can attend the entire time and all sessions of the playshop. There are two reasons for this. First, spots in playshops are limited, and we want to give those spots with students who are committed to attending all sessions of the playshop for which they register. Secondly, multi-session playshops have learning activities that build upon one other, and children can feel left-behind and frustrated if they miss part of a session. We have many great playshops and activities for youth, so if you cannot make all sessions of this playshop, please wait and register for other opportunities.
If your child becomes ill unexpectedly after registering or has to miss a playshop session due to an emergency, please contact email@example.com.
As a parent, can I stay at this playshop with my child?
Because parents are often distracting to students during learning time, we prefer you help your child get settled and then leave your child with our well-trained staff and volunteers. The exception is ages 0 to 5, when we usually ask that parents accompany their toddlers.
Our Student Permission/Release Form has your contact information and we will contact you if there is a problem of any kind. Kendall Yards has many great shops and restaurants where you can hang out if you wish to stay close. When you pick up your child at the end-time, your son/daughter will show you the fabulous things they have created!
If you want to participate in the playshop with your child, we suggest you sign up as a volunteer via Spark's website. After registering, you will be invited to a volunteer orientation and training. This process can take a few weeks, so plan accordingly.
Can I sign up my child for a playshop if they don't want to come?
No. Spark Central playshops have two rules: (1) Everyone wants to be here; (2) Everyone is compassionate to others. Playshops are NOT a spot to drop off a child who does not want to participate. If a child is disrespectful, defiant, or harmful to others, you will be called to pick up your child.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is free two-hour parking behind the Spark Central in Kendall Yards. Free 90-minute street parking is also available. There is also a city bus stop available at the intersection of Summit and Monroe.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions or if I have to cancel?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or cancellations. Please let us know as soon as possible if you can't make it, as playshops often have waiting lists and we want to give every child who wants to be here a chance to participate if possible.