RePLAY Coach Email Volume 28 4/12/21
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:
- FLL Judges Needed!
- WA FLL E-Pits
- Facebook Group
Thank you to teams, coaches and volunteers for your participation this season! This season had its ups and downs, and some things didn’t go according to plan, but I appreciate all of your hard work and perseverance this season. Keeping kids engaged in STEM, especially now with so much being done remotely, is so important!
I appreciate all that you do for me, for the program, but most importantly for the kids!
I hope we all get to see each other in person soon!
FLL Judges needed for State Event
We need judges for the FLL State Championship! If you have a team that is not participating this season, or your team is not competing in the State Championship, please consider signing up to judge as a way to give back! As a coach, it helps to see the process from the other side!
Log in to your dashboard at https://www.firstinspires.org/ to sign up!
Judging is only a one day (Saturday) commitment!
WA FLL E-Pits hosted by the Uncommon Denominators
Did your team miss hanging out with other teams in the pits this season? We are inviting all teams to join us in the WA FLL E-Pits! Watch project videos, learn about each team’s robot, and celebrate the hard work of WA FLL teams this season.
If your team would like to participate, please follow the instructions below:
- Follow the link and create a team or coach account
- Submit your team’s Innovation Project and robot information via the “submit” page (please allow at least 24 hours for your information to appear on the site).
- Your team account will be assigned a “participant” badge once reviewed, giving you access to the E-Pits (this is an extra security measure put in place to protect shared student work).
- View your teams’ information on the “gallery” page!
*Disclaimer: this is not an official FIRST WA initiative, E-Pits monitored by The Uncommon Denominators
Connecting with Coaches
One of the best ways to get questions answered is to connect with other FIRST LEGO League Challenge coaches.
Facebook: Join our private Facebook group for Washington FIRST LEGO League Challenge coaches only. New and Veteran coaches and our Head Referee are members of the group. Use this link to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FIRST.Washington.FLL/
Please note: you will be asked a couple questions when you join, these are to help keep this group only open to coaches. It will speed up the joining process if you answer these when you apply.
- April 18-24 – State Championship
- National Team Registration, Youth Protection, Student Registration, Challenge Information:firstname.lastname@example.org or 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