The STEM Alliance Presents Free
Tinkering Nites in Mamaroneck Elementary Schools


Evening workshops about CIRCUITRY

for parents & kids together
  • Make crafts with LED lights, batteries & copper tape
  • Explore a display of circuits 
  • Purchase Tinkering Kits to do more at home
Four Free Tinkering Nites in 2015

Mamaroneck Avenue School 
Wednesday, January 7, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
3rd, 4th & 5th graders only - Parent(s) must attend.
No drop-off or younger siblings permitted.  
RSVP required. Contact STEM Alliance PTA Liaison Irum Khan 

Central Avenue School
February 11, evening
More details to be announced

Two more dates: times & sites being set for spring 2015

Why tinkering?  What is it?

Thomas Edison, America's greatest "Tinkerer," said: 

I have not failed.  I have just found 

10,000 ways that won't work.


Tinkering is STEM education that emphasizes 
Touch & Do
Guess & Check
Create & Recreate
Explore & Discover
Find Meaning & Make Meaning

What can music teach us about the brain?

What can the brain teach us about music?


And what can both teach us about ourselves?

Read Daniel J. Levitin's

This is Your Brain On Music and find out!



Join us for 

Community Reading Group

Wednesday, December 17th @ 7:30PM at

The Voracious Reader

1990 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY



And don't forget to SHOP LOCAL and support our STEAMRead Host, The Voracious Reader!

Educators Turn Out For Our Free "Keva Planks  in the Classroom" Workshop 

Brought to the District by the STEM Alliance, Keva Plank founder Ken Scheel led a workshop that gave teachers a hands-on lesson in how to integrate this great STEM learning tool into classrooms for use in curriculum areas as diverse as English, Social Studies, Math & Art. Look for our Keva Plank building area at STEM-tastic 2015.
The STEM Alliance helps to enhance our District's 
learning opportunities through your support!  

Smart School Bond Act of 2014 Passes - Mamaroneck schools projected to receive over half a million in funds!

With support from our citizens and our State representatives, Steve Otis & George Latimer, Proposal 3 was decisively approved, adding funds for technology and infrastructure upgrades to our District and across the state. 62% of voters supported the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act, which lets schools spend their allotment on high-tech equipment, and facilities improvements for pre-K.

More Ways 
To Join This Week's 
Hour of Code

Be Counted!

The Tri-municipality of Mamaroneck (including the Villages of Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye Neck and the Town of Mamaroneck) has recognized December 8-14, 2014 as 

Hour of Code: Computer Science Education Week.  All of our schools from elementary to high school are offering programs. 

  • No sign up at schools needed! 
  • Talk to your kids about what they've done.
  • Ask your tech or computer science educators for more specifics at your school.
  • Look for these great FREE CODING WORKSHOPS around town:

Larchmont Public Library, Wednesday, December 10th

from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.  Grades 6 to 12.  Registration required. REGISTER HERE

Mamaroneck Public Library Thursday, December 11th

from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.  Grades 5-12. Registration required.  Contact  Ellen McTyre in the Teen Library to reserve your spot.  914.630.5875. Limit of 10 students.

MacInspires, Saturday, December 13th

from 6pm to 7pm at 1923 Palmer Avenue - check out their new cool store; teens & tweens can be dropped off

And don't forget to try Hour of Code with your kids at home!

Go to or for fun coding games and activities!


We were thrilled to host a hundred guests 
at our recent Tinkering Night 
for Friends of the STEM Alliance!

With support from local partners Vintage 1891 KitchenBullseye Glass and The Digital Arts Experience, all enjoyed the excitement of hands-on STEM learning from glass work to circuits to 3D printing. Mixing STEMware with STEM learning is always a treat!
Upcoming STEM Alliance Meetings:

 STEM-tastic Planning Meetings

December 12, 2014 @ 11am

January 6, 2015 @ 7PM


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