Due to hazardous weather conditions, Math and Science Night has been rescheduled until 5/1/2014.
Save the Date!
Efland-Cheeks Elementary's annual Math and Science Night is coming up on February 13, 2014 from 5:30-8:30. Once again, our school will be turned into a mini-museum with exhibits, presentations, and hands-on science for the entire family. We will be featuring scientists, inventors, and thinkers from around the region, as well as a special surprise guest via videoconference all the way from California! Mark your calendars now for the best night of science fun all year.
If you can volunteer with Math and Science Night, or if you would like to exhibit, we need all the help we can get to pull off an event of this size. Please contact me
to volunteer. Thanks!
December 9-15 is Computer Science in Education week, and to celebrate, students are learning to code. Kindergarteners used http://csedweek.org/learn
to program Angry Birds through mazes, while students in grades 1-5 learned to use Scratch.
You can keep your kids busy over break with coding activities from both websites.
Thanks to generous support through Donors Choose, our school will be receiving a MakerBot Replicator 2.0 3D printer! We will be able to integrate math, science, and art into real-world problem solving as we design welcome tokens for incoming students. We will also be printing parts towards a Robohand project in collaboration with SplatSpace, IEEE of Eastern NC, Triangle Amateur Robotics, and students from Forsyth Technical Community College. Finally, we will be honing our communication skills by blogging and videoconferencing about our printing progress with 4th grade students from Georgia. THANK YOU to everyone who supported our project!
The Hedgehogs Robotics team from CRHS and OHS is sponsoring a FIRST Lego League team for our school. There will be an interest meeting this Thursday to help with organization. Click here for details.
The first meeting for Maker Club
is coming up on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 2:30-3:30. Contact me
if you are interested in helping out.
This weekend is SPARKcon 2013 in Raleigh. 50 students from our school will be running the #STEAMSPARK Station, a hands-on activity booth devoted to inspiring others around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. We will be there from 10-4 on Saturday, so come visit us!
In order to reduce the amount of paper we use and the strain it creates on both the environment and our budget, I am planning to use a service called Remind101 this year. Remind101 is a text-messaging service that will allow me to send frequent updates to your phone. This way, you can stay informed without having to dig in the bottom of backpacks. To sign up for Remind101, text the code for your child’s grade level to 919-323-4507. (Standard text messaging rates apply.)
If your child is in
Text this code
Maker Club (grades 4 and 5 afterschool activity)
The ECE Maker Club has been invited to present at SPARKcon Raleigh
on Saturday, September 14, 2013. We will be in Raleigh from 10-4 and heading up the STEAMSPARK Station. Our students will be able to share their interests in science, technology, engineering, art, and math with thousands of people from across the Triangle and beyond. If your child wants to be a part of our team, or if you want to chaperone, please contact me
as soon as possible.