Monday, September 11, 2017

Fall Robotics Teams (FLL) Now Forming

know this is short notice, but we will have a Kick-Off Meeting (parents and students) for 4th/5th Grade fall robotics on Monday, September 11th from 7-8 pm at Gallimore Elementary. Team meetings will start as soon as possible after that.

If your child is interested, it would be helpful if you complete this form (https://goo.gl/wiu2ZK *this form is specific to Fall interest in FLL*) before Monday so we can gauge interest and start to form teams. 


**Note: We will also offer a separate 4th/5th grade winter/spring Robofest league (see https://robofest.net/index.php/current-competitions). We will send out another email in late fall when we are organizing Gallimore teams for this league.**


Fall Robotics League Summary
Our fall robotics league will be FIRST Lego League (FLL). In an FLL competition, teams are scored on a robot game, research project, and teamwork/FLL Core Values.  To get an idea of what to expect this year, see the season video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G35CsFVKSjY&feature=youtu.be and flyer https://firstinspiresst01.blob.core.windows.net/fll/hydro-dynamics-challenge-letter.pdf . 

The FLL season runs September through the December Championship Competition. Teams will typically have two 90-minute meetings per week: one at the school for robot work, and one at a location determined by the team for research. We plan to host a Monday evening league and a Thursday evening league. The cost is around $50 per student. Two registered coaches are required per team of 6 to 10 students.

We look forward to involving as many students as we can in robotics this fall!

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