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Yavneh Family Day of Code, Tinkering, and Play 10.0

– This Year’s Theme –

A Decade of Inspiring Future Innovators

Los Gatos, CA, September 20, 2023 — Calling all STEAM students and families, the annual Yavneh Family Day of Code, Tinkering, and Play is back for its 10th year – a monumental milestone! Yavneh’s Day of Code is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)-powered event for families with children ages preK – 8th grade that has been inspiring future innovators for the past decade. Join in on the STEAM fun on Sunday, November 12, 2023 from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm at Yavneh Day School in Los Gatos for a great day of creativity and learning for the whole family. More information and RSVP is kindly requested for easy entry at

During the event, families will have the opportunity to put their ingenuity to the test, taking on STEAM challenges, including building and launching spaceships, creating in the magical tinkering station, solving coding and robotics puzzles, exploring electricity and magnetism, completing a Rube Goldberg Institute Family Challenge, coding with AI for our 5th grade and middle school attendees, and building a real working flashlight out of popsicle sticks. Also, hear from Day of Code alumni – 10 years later!

“10 years ago, I could never have imagined the incredible impact this annual event would have on families and kids. Every student, from pre-K through 8th grade, leaves the event with greater confidence, a new set of skills, and a love for STEAM that I know they will use to shape the future. Our alumni, who will be speaking at the event, are living proof of the lasting impact!” – Vanina Sandel, K-8 Yavneh STEAM Director

All sessions will be divided by age. Vegetarian lunch and snacks are included. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Yavneh STEAM Initiative:

The Yavneh STEAM Initiative is community-wide, utilizing the wisdom of our surrounding Silicon Valley tech community and staying relevant to 21st-century methods and technology.

About Yavneh Day School:

Yavneh is a progressive, independent, Jewish K-8 day school in Los Gatos, California.

A Yavneh education is about discovering how a child learns to maximize each student’s potential. Fostering curiosity, encouraging risk-taking, and ingraining a love of learning is what we do best. We are committed to world-class academics rooted in Jewish tradition.

Yavneh’s exceptional educators develop programming and curriculum with intentionality that is rooted in four fundamental beliefs: Relevance, Diverse Learning, Judaism, and Partnership.


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