January 19, 2016 

Ormondale Upcoming Events
Thursday, Jan. 21st at 9am - PTO meeting at Ormondale

Tuesday, Jan. 26 - Thursday, Jan. 28 - Science and Invention Fair

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Science and Invention Fair
Mark your calendars for Ormondale's annual Science and Invention Convention coming up on January 26th, 27th and 28th (evening).

For the fair, students can choose to do an invention, an experiment, or a demonstration. Please see the Science and Invention packet for grade level specific projects in Kindergarten and First grade. 

This year we want to highlight and support the invention side of things, which our students have already been exploring through the use of our new Maker Space. 

Click here for our website and more information.

Corte Madera

Corte Madera Upcoming Events

Friday, Jan. 22nd at 7:30am -  4/5 Cocoa Breakfast

Friday, Jan. 22nd from 6:15 to 8pm - CMS Movie Night, "Wreck-it Ralph"

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Portola Valley Schools Foundation

Community News

Kids Game Summer Programming Camps in Portola Valley

Kids Game Programming Camps in PV
Programming Java with Minecraft     
Two sessions: 6/20 - 6/25 and 6/27 - 7/1 
Now in their fifth season, these camps are a great way for kids who love games to learn programming. We use real programming with a real programming language - Java - on a real world server that your child will setup and configure. Kids enjoy seeing the immediate results of their learnings and are highly motivated to understand the capabilities and techniques of Java. 
The camp also draws on their imaginative abilities, creating new Minecraft mods that they've dreamed up but never thought they could actually build, like an arena generator or spawn an Ender Dragon or a TNT block that explodes when the timer reaches zero!
At the end of the camp, your child will have learned:
- How to setup and use their own Minecraft server 
- How to install customized mods to their server using Spigot
- How to setup a software development environment
- How to build a mod using Java
- Programming basics
- Java basics
All camps are run here in Portola Valley by the Youstra brothers, students at Woodside Priory and Corte Madera.  
To learn more about the camps and register for one of the sessions, click one of the links below: 
6/20 - 6/25 -  http://bit.ly/mc61pto  
6/27 - 7/1 -  http://bit.ly/mc62pto  
For the next two weeks, PVSD families can use discount code PTO to get $50 off their registration. 

Portola Valley Library Events

Library Closure: Monday, 1/18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  
* Wii Wednesday: Wednesday, January 20, at 1:30 PM. For gamers age 7+.
Show off your skills and challenge your friends. Pick your character and be the last one standing in games such as Super Mario Brawl and Mario Kart. Beginners welcome.
* Brain Games!: Thursdays, January 7 through February 11.
Join us for six weeks of fun-filled, themed-based, STEAM-inspired games and activities for your brain!
Two six-week sessions forming for Kindergarten-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade.
K-2nd grade meets Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:15 PM.
3rd-5th grade meets Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.
Programs preceded by * are generously funded by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library.