The Hour of Code
The Hour of Code is celebrated December 5-11th, but you can participate year round! The site Code.org has tutorials for learning about coding on all kinds of devices plus paper activities as well. Mission School District has gathered together some great resources. Watch the videos and be inspired by the idea of creating your own program and the possibilities of computational thinking.
“Your Guide to Intelligent Giving”
So you want to make a charitable donation this Christmas but you’re not sure how much of your money will actually go towards the charity’s goal?
Or perhaps you aren’t clear about the charity’s mission or the actual work they do?
Perhaps you have some concerns with a particular charity after seeing something in the news?
Charity Navigator (a charity itself) is the place to obtain background on various charities. Enter the name to access quick infographics that show ratings and financial accountability. Perform side-by-side ratings of up to 5 charities at a time, view up to the past 3 years of financial records, peruse the Donor Advisory list, and determine which charity deserves your support this Christmas.
Christmas Food Hamper
WGSS is helping the Langley Christmas Bureau by donating Christmas Hampers. Our hope is that the hampers will provide all the trimmings for a hearty Christmas dinner as well as extra food for the holiday season. Please come down to the Libr@ry and drop your donations into the collection box on the circulation desk!
No-Name Calling Week
We celebrate kindness by putting it into action! Every year for No-Name Calling Week, GLSEN asks students and teachers to challenge bullying and name-calling in their communities. This year, No Name-Calling Week begins on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and ends on the Presidential Inauguration Day in the U.S. It is an important opportunity to show ally-ship to LGBTQ students, particularly transgender and gender nonconforming (GNC) students, as well as LGBTQ students of color. Moreover, it is an opportunity to examine the words we use that can hurt others. It is a week to be kind to everyone and to find ways to end bullying. Walnut Grove’s Pride Club is sponsoring a week’s full of activities to show that Gator Nation supports anti-bullying. -- adapted from GLSEN, 2016
Check out the link below to find more ways to participate!
Genius has no race. Strength has no gender. Courage has no limits.
Women have achieved some truly remarkable feats throughout history, too often without recognition. To help support this pivotal new movie, Hidden Figures, and encourage young women to succeed, TogetherFamilies.com is inviting students to share their own favourite female heroes.
The Canada-wide Hidden Figures Heroes contest will award a math scholarship of $2,000 to a winning student who tweets to tell us who their favourite female hero is and why using #HiddenFiguresHeroes.
For the month of February, the WGSS Library is setting students up on
Blind Dates...with books!
Come down to the library and check out the selection.
You might even find love!