Hour of Code for grades 3 and up on Saturday, Dec. 12 @11am


The Hour of Code is a worldwide one-hour introduction to computer programming, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can do it! Popular games such as Minecraft and Angry Birds are all written with code.

Kent Girl Coders and HacKSU will be hosting an “Hour of Code” event for grades 3 and up on Saturday, December 12th from 11am-12pm in the Roosevelt High School Media Center. We want to get Kent students interested in coding by having them create their own computer game in a supportive environment.

Space is limited to 100 participants, and parents are asked to stay with elementary age children. If you’re interested in signing up your child, please use the form at: http://www.kentschools.net/code/


1.  Our canned food drive will be ending this week.  Our goal is to bring in 500 items.  We are about half way to our goal.  Please send in all your items by Friday.

2.  Holiday Shop –  We are still collecting items for the Holiday Shop that will be taking place on Thursday, December 10th and Friday, December 11th.  Please send in any items that we can sell or drop them off in the office during conferences.

3.  Parent/Teacher conferences are Monday, November 23rd from 5:00-8:00 and Tuesday, November 24th from 9:00 – 8:00.  Students don’t have school on Tuesday.  If you don’t remember your time or if you need to set up a time please contact your child’s teacher.

4.  Picture retake day is on Monday, December 7th.  We will also be taking group pictures (safety patrol, student council, etc.)  and candids for the yearbook.

Mark Your Calendar


Friday, October 16th – End of First Grading Period and Early Release @ 1:00

Wednesday, October 21st – 23rd – Fall Book Fair

Thursday, October 22nd – Community Outreach Evening 6:30 – 8:00 (Book Fair will be open)

Friday, October 23rd – Report Cards Go Home

Saturday, October 24th – Kent State Football Game – Looking for Ushers

Friday, October 30th – Halloween Parade and Classroom Parties @ 2:00

Tuesday, November 3rd – Staff In-service Day (No School for students) and PTO Meeting @ 6:30

Thursday, November 5th – Kent State Football Game – Looking for Ushers

Wednesday, November 11th – Veterans’ Day Assembly @ 2:00

Wednesday, November 18th – Kent State Football Game – Looking for Ushers

Monday, November 23rd – Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00-8:00

Tuesday, November 24th – Parent Teacher Conferences 9:00-8:00 (No School for Students)

Wednesday, November 25th – November 27th – Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, December 1st – PTO Meeting @ 6:30

Thursday, December 3rd – 3rd Grade State Reading Test

Friday, December 4th – Interims go home to parents that did not attend conferences

Thursday, December 10th – Winter Music Concert 4th and 5th Grade @ 7:00 (at Holden)

Thursday, December 10th and 11th – Holiday Shop

Thursday, December 17th – Holiday Parties @ 2:15

Friday, December 18th – End of 2nd Grading Period and Early Release @ 1:00

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