Thank You!


Thank you to all of the parents and students who attended Family Coding Night in December, 2016! It was a great event with lots of learning and fun! We’d especially like to thank our parent organizers, Binita Patel and Hikaru Soriano, as well as Assistant Principal Dr. Dana Giles and technical support wizard Wade Jones for all of their inspired ideas and hard work.  Thank you to all of our presenters:




We would also like to thank the many computer lab volunteers, teachers, administrators, staff and student volunteers who helped make the evening such a success. And a special thank you goes to the Wheeler STEM Magnet coding students who helped in the computer labs, Sign Gypsies for donating the sign and Little Blue Ice Cream Truck who donated treats for the Hour of Code Family Challenge winning math classes!


If you attended the event, either as a volunteer or participant, we’d love for you to click here to provide your feedback.


Thanks again!
Cara Melenyzer & Jennifer Bright
PTSA Co-Presidents




Visit for more information about Hour of Code.  Links for logging your time for the Dodgen PTSA Hour of Code Family Challenge and more information about speakers, presentations, and options at Family Coding Night will be coming soon.


Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement. Every Apple Store in the world has hosted an Hour of Code. I’m asking you to join in for the Hour of Code 2017. Please get involved with an Hour of Code event during Computer Science Education Week, December 4-10, 2017.

Get the word out. Or try the Hour of Code yourself—everyone can benefit from learning the basics.

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