Prestwick STEM Academy
Prestwick Profile Community Vol. 20
Famous Texans Biography Project
As a part of the Texas History curriculum, Prestwick 4th grade students learn about famous Texans. Each student chose a person from the time of the Texas Revolution, researched, and shared important information. Students had to cite their sources in a paper about their Texas then got creative by designing a model of their person using a soda bottle. Bottle Bios are on display in the Prestwick Commons.
Hour of Code
Prestwick students are among over 7 million worldwide who participated this week in the Hour of Code, an initiative started in 2013 to encourage more students, particularly girls, to try out computer science. Although there are coding opportunities within the code.org website, our students used many different interfaces to try out coding. Although billed as a "try this for the first time" opportunity, our students have a variety of opportunies to code year-round. Want to try it at home? These are some great apps and websites to get you started:
We also enjoy these devices for coding:
"Coding makes us think of all the steps to do something like we are writing a how-to." - Stone
Want to learn more? Visit https://hourofcode.com/us
Consider funding our Donor's Choose project for more coding supplies. It's for Dot and Dash Coding robots for our makerspace.
Mark your calendars
Dec. 15th- K and 1st Winter Concert Showcase @ 6:00 pm and 6-8 Band peformances @ 7:00 pm
Dec. Party Bus Trip for Big Kahuna Fundraiser Winners- WILL be rescheduled for Jan due to final exams
Dec. 16th- WIN Gifted & Talented Showcase @ PSA 6:00-7:00 pm
Dec. 18th - K- 5 Class Parties
- Kinder - 8:45 am
- 1st - 8:45 am
- 2nd - 9:00 am
- 3rd - 9:00 am
- 4th - 9:00 am
- 5th - 8:45 am
Final Exam Schedules 6-8
Students absent on any day are responsible for coordinating makeup of exams with teachers as they will be part of the final calculation of their semester grade.
Paperless School and District Flyers each Tuesday
This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.
No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from our service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view school eflyers.
To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “LEISD@peachjar.com” to your email contacts. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”
This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure parents are well informed about school programs, activities, events and community information that is beneficial to our students and their families. Click here for more information.