Parent Perusals

July 18, 2018

Parent Resources Website UPDATED!

I've been working hard and have updated ALL of the parent resource websites. New content and resources have been added. I hope you find them helpful for you and your family!


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Fun Family Travel Activities

Going on a road trip before school starts? Below are some travel activities you can do to keep your kids entertained and learning!


Are We There Yet? 10 Travel Activities for Kids


Family Travel Games--Keep the Kids Entertained!


Printable Car Games

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Youth Code Jam for Girls!

Learn to code with Youth Code Jam this summer at Palo Alto College’s FREE, ALL-GIRLS summer camp! Students will learn about computer science through real-world projects using art, storytelling, robotics, website design, game design, apps and about the wide range of careers in technology by meeting women in technology. The top five students of each camp session will be award scholarships to future Youth Code Jam Coding Camps and have their projects showcased in the Palo Alto College STEM Center and on the Youth Code Jam website. Lunch will be provided for all She Code Connect™ Campers.

She Code Connect™ coding camps and lunches are funded by the Texas Workforce Commission, allowing for a free summer coding experience.


Ages: Incoming 6th-8th grade students


Price: FREE (students are only able to attend one (1) out of the four (4) sessions)


Participation Requirements:

· Students must identify as female.

· Students and parents must provide end-of-year report card. This will be reviewed by camp director to confirm camp placement. Report cards should be submitted to Erron Gonzalez at egonzalez366@alamo.edu.

· Students are required to attend a minimum of four days of the session in which they are enrolled.


Session 1: Micro:bit Coding: Register

Dates: Aug. 6 – 10

Time: 8 a.m. – Noon

Students will use their arts and crafts skills to create silly characters using Micro:bits and watch them move, light up and more!


Session 2: Website Design: Register

Dates: Aug. 6 – 10

Times: 1 – 5 p.m.

Students will remix their school’s website and then have the opportunity to design their very own website!


Session 3: JavaScript Programing with Vidcode: Register

Dates: Aug. 13 – 17

Time: 8 a.m. – Noon

Students will have the opportunity to make a video with special effects using Snapchat and Instagram-inspired filters, memes and more!


Session 4: App Development: Register

Dates: Aug. 13 – 17

Times: 1 – 5 p.m.

Students will create and build a real world mobile app that may be just for fun or may solve a real problem in the world.


Click HERE for more information!

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Free National Park Pass for People with Type 1 Diabetes

Great News! Anyone with type 1 diabetes (or other “disabilities”) can apply for a free lifetime access pass to US national parks! You can obtain your pass through the mail (via the application below), which involves a $10 fee for processing, or you can get it in person to avoid the processing fee. Either way, the pass itself is free and lasts a lifetime.


Free National Park Pass Application


For more information: click HERE.

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