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A Couple of New Year Announcements

posted Oct 22, 2017, 12:13 PM by Asian Penguins   [ updated Oct 22, 2017, 12:14 PM ]
Dear friends,

Today, I want to make a couple of announcements about the Asian Penguins. First, this year the Asian Penguins are moving to after school. We resisted this move for several years, but this year we decided the time was right to make the change. By moving to after school, we will be allotted more time for our activities. Since we will now have an hour every week, rather than less than 20 minutes every week, we are adopting the FLOSS Desktops for Kids curriculum from the Open Source Initiative. We also hope to educate students in preparation for the Linux Essentials exam, so that our kids can earn the Linux Essentials certificate before they go off to high school. We're excited about the new ideas.

The other announcement is that we have ended Operation Elementary. It's not that our elementary students have stopped needing computers. It's that our school's leadership has launched a new initiative to get Chromebooks for our classes at school. This very recent change will provide more computers than we could have hoped for with our campaign, and we are looking forward to the new machines arriving. As for the $360.00 we raised through Operation Elementary, that money will be funneled into the community donation program of the Asian Penguins. That way, more needy students will get computers in their homes.

That's it for now. We look forward to a great year.

Sincerely,

Stu Keroff
Asian Penguins Director