Kids are constantly using technology today, but how many are learning how to build it? Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for any future career.
Edgemont Elementary School will join students all over the world for an Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week December 8th-12th. Last year, 15 million students tried an Hour of Code in one week. We’re aiming to be part of the 100 million students worldwide to do an Hour of Code by the end of 2014!
What is an Hour of Code? It’s a one-hour activity. Students of all ages can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials, from Kindergarten on up. Once students see what they create right before their eyes, they’re empowered to keep learning!
We are very excited to participate in this event that motivates students to learn more about computer science. For more information please visit code.org.
Please view the video link below.
Please send in any amount of donated books between December 1st and December 5th to be included in our “Holiday Book Swap”. All students will get a chance to choose two ‘new’ books of their own during the week of December 8th!
The student who brings in the most books by Friday, December 5th will receive a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble bookstore!
Santa's Secret Shop is returning to Edgemont Elementary! This Wednesday, December 3rd through Friday, December 5th the Shop will be open for students to select and purchase gifts for their friends and loved ones. Gifts range in cost from $.50 to $15.00. Flyers and envelopes should be coming home with your students Monday, December 1st! The envelopes allow you to list the names your child wants to buy for and include their money so they are ready to go in and shop either with their class (for those classes participating) or after school. This is an opportunity for your child to choose his/her own gifts for you this holiday season!!
As we head into the winter season, it is possible the weather might be so extreme that school closures may be necessary. Please read about our school closure procedures below...
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INFORMATION
Parents and employees should listen to Wasatch Front radio and television stations for school-closure information when the weather is extreme. Canyons District also will employ Skylert, its website, Facebook and Twitter to alert parents about school closures. Canyons District also plans to send out messages to our School Community Councils and PTAs. In the case of school closures, announcements will be posted on the Web site — canyonsdistrict.org — and announced via Facebook and Twitter by 5:30 a.m.
WHAT WE WILL TELL YOU
The District will communicate one of three messages: 1) Day and date a school is closed; 2) Day and date a school is starting late; 3) and day and date schools will be dismissed.
WHO WILL MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT
School closures will be announced when authorized by the Superintendent of Schools or his designee after consulting with senior staff members, including but not limited to the Director of Transportation and the Director of Facilities. The National Weather Service and other state, county and city agencies also may be asked to advise the District administration.
CLOSURES FOR ONE DAY ONLY
All announcements are for one day only. No announcement means schools will be open and operate as usual.
Families are encouraged to establish an emergency plan for their children in the event that schools are closed, start late or dismissed early. Parents should instruct their children where to go or what to do if a parent is not at home.
Parents are asked to meet their children at bus stops when buses are running on delayed or emergency schedules.
The Utah State Office of Education requires a minimum of 990 hours or 180 instructional days or school. Days lost because of inclement weather will be made up first on the Washington and Lincoln Day Recess (President’s Day) and then during Spring Recess.