RePLAY Coach Email Volume 17 12/30/20 FLL Mini Challenge Bonus and Update!
If you are new to this email this is the place where you will find all of the Washington specific FIRST LEGO League information. Coaches and team administrators in the FIRST system for the RePLAY season will be added weekly. Every email from me will be numbered and that number lets you know which update it is, if you miss an update you can find it on our website.
I have 4 items for you today, please read them all:
- Mini Challenge Update and Bonus Challenge!
- Some news about the FIRST Washington Fieldhouse
- Event Schedule
- FIRST Washington Grant
FLL Mini Challenge Update and Bonus Challenge!
Due to the holidays and the bonus challenge not releasing last week, I am going to extend the deadline to submit for the mini challenges! The deadline is January 14th at 12pm!
Please have all mini challenge submissions in by then!
Mini Challenge bonus challenge! Submit videos here- https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/5c321a69520a42bc997fa3dba846e2df
Rules: To accept this challenge, your team must submit a video of your robot completing one of the two challenge missions presented. Your robot must start from the launch area and complete the mission according to the official rules. It does not need to return home unless required by the mission. Also submit a copy of the mission program (screen shots are acceptable). You may optionally submit separate entries for both missions. Each completed mission will earn the team a raffle ticket in a drawing for a prize and a certificate of completion!
Videos must not contain faces, or people so we can post them online if allowed by the team. Here is a sample video- https://youtu.be/32a00DViwK8
Once teams complete a challenge, they will receive a raffle ticket in a drawing for a prize as well as a certificate of completion. Every Monday by 5pm, our website will be updated with who has completed the challenge for the previous week through Friday.
Certificates and raffle tickets will be emailed out!
Message from Kevin Ross about the FIRST Washington Fieldhouse
I wanted to let you know about some news from FIRST Washington. Many of you already know that we have a Fieldhouse in Kent WA that we use as our offices and staging area for all FIRST programs in Washington state as well as the PNW. This building has been our home since 2013. During normal years, this facility has provided us with a great space to work in. It is, however, quite expensive for us to keep while we are not able to run in person events and staff are now working remotely from home. In terms of a building, it is also a little large for what we need. Additionally, We are expecting increases in our rental costs when our lease renews next fall. Buildings cost by the square foot, we have too many for our needs.
We have made the decision to put our equipment in storage until next fall and move out of our fieldhouse. This will create a huge savings for FIRST Washington and will allow us to continue operating remotely. We will move into a new smaller building in the fall to resume our field operations for the 2021-2022 season. We expect to be out of our existing building by Feb 1st.
Founding Chairman, FIRST Washington
FIRST Executive Advisory Board
The event schedule is available online! You can also find it on the calendar on our website! To see the event schedule- https://firstwa.org/first-lego-league-challenge/challenges/event-schedule/
FIRST Washington Grant Closes Tomorrow!
FIRST Washington grant is open. It is more important than ever this year to register and fill this grant out as soon as possible if you want to participate this season. It is our goal to make sure that everyone who wants to participate can, and don’t want money to be a barrier. Additionally, if your team is in a stronger financial position, consider donating funds to allow other teams to be able to participate this season. If you are able to make a donation to support a struggling team, please email me at jacquegfirstwa.org
The grant will close December 31st, click here to fill out the FIRST Washington Grant.
- October 6: Mini Challenge 1
- October 20: Mini Challenge 2
- November 3: Mini Challenge 3
- November 19: Mini Challenge 4
- December 8: Mini Challenge 5
- December 30: Bonus Challenge
- December 31: FIRSTWA grants close
- January 14: Mini Challenges Close
- National Team Registration, Youth Protection, Student Registration, Challenge Information: firstname.lastname@example.org firstinspires.org
- Tournament Registration & Participation, Local Information, Facebook: Jacque Grimm, email@example.com
- Robot Game Questions: WA Regional Head Referee, Kevin Torrico, firstname.lastname@example.org
- FIRSTGame Questions: email@example.com
- Booster Accounts: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Invoices and Payments: FIRSTWashington Accounting, email@example.com