Kickoff registration is currently open.As of right now, only 112 teams have signed up for their kickoff.Please take a moment right now and sign up for your kickoff. Debbie really don’t have time to email individual teams that don’t sign up.If you do not register for a kickoff, your kit will be shipped to you at your expense after kickoff weekend.If you need help, let me know and I will be happy to help you.We have several new kickoff sites this year so make sure you know which kickoff is closest to you.
For those of you who have registered for a kickoff, you may want to look at the list below to make sure that you registered for the kickoff closest to you.You can change your kickoff location up until registration closes.
Here are our kickoff locations:
Message from our Wapato Kickoff Coordinator
My name is Randy Wheeler and I am a mentor from team Robo Sparks2926, Wapato High School in Wapato,Washington. I wanted to send the following message to you to let you know that we are hostingthe Kick-off in central WashingtonJanuary 3rdand 4thand would like to invite you to what we hope will be an inexpensive overnight excursion here at Wapato High School with food,fun, and friends for the low cost of $10 per person.
As I type this our team is working on a multitude of events and food for you to enjoy as we prepare for the game this year. We are preparing a teriyaki meal for Friday night along with movies, games (mostly video) and team competitions. On Saturday, Kick-off morning, we will provide breakfast and the KICKOFF for this year’s game. After the presentation we will have workshops like a strategy session, KoP inventory session, and others along with the KoP distribution.
As for Friday night sleeping arrangements, we will be staying overnight in the high school with the girls crashing in the engineering lab and the boys will be crashing in the library. Students will need to bring bedding and toiletries.
As I stated before we are wanting to make this a low cost excursion for your teams and an opportunity to have team building and camaraderie within and between teams.If you would like to join us please contact me at email@example.com to let us know how many people will be joining us for this festivities.
2. Third Play Registration
The PNW District is in a situation where 2 of our events need just a few more teams to register to compete in them.
Week 2:West Valley (in need of 7 additional teams)
Week 5:Oregon State Fair (In need of 2 additional teams)
If there are teams who are interested in doing a 3rdplay but the $1000 registration fee is prohibiting you from registering, FIRST Washington will work with you to get a grant to cover the registration fee.It’s our way to encourage team play!
3.Reminder of our Fall workshops
We have several workshops coming up this fall:
This Weekend 11-16
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion workshop hosted by 2557 – Clickhereto register.Pizza will be offered for purchase at lunch, $5.00 for a pizza and soda, order at the door.
11-16-19:FRC Workshops hosted by 2557 – For more information or to register, clickhereSOTA is looking for workshop presenters, please fill out the bottom of the registration form or contact Ken Lutykwluthy@gmail.comif you are interested in presenting.Pizza will be sold for lunch – $5.00 for a pizza and soda.You can order your pizza at the door when you arrive
Next Weekend 11-23
FRC Workshops hosted by 4911:The 4911 FRC Workshop will begin with check-in at Schirmer Auditorium on King’s High School Campus in Shoreline, WA starting at 11:30am on Saturday November 23rd. We will have 5 rounds of workshop sessions from 12-5pm, each session will be approximately 50 minutes long to give time for extra Q&A and getting to the next session. We still have room for plenty more sessions, so please contact us or sign up on the form if you’re interested in holding a session! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about parking or schedule. A reminder email will be sent next week with the parking details and more on schedule to everyone that has signed up on the form or contactedme directly. We will not be offering any concessions or food, so please plan to eat lunch before you arrive. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
If you are interested in attending either of these workshops, please take a moment and RSVP.The host teams work very hard to put on these workshops to support all of you.It is difficult for them to plan when they don’t know how many teams are attending, the gracious thing to do is to let them know.
4.Invoices & FIRST Washington Grants
Invoices should go out next week.Remember that any FIRST Washington Grants you have received, will show up on your invoice.
5. Erin needs your help
Teachers, please help us! FIRST Washington is working with Boeing and other industry to document which of you use any of the following curriculum to enhance and teach skills to your team members. The following we specifically want to know are: CorePlus, PTLW, Skills USA.Please drop Erin McCallum, email@example.com a quick note if you are and which of these programs you are using with your team or at least some of your team members are being exposed to in the classroom.