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First Lego League 2018-2019 Season
Do you have a rising 4th and/or 5th grader that enjoys Legos? Does your child have an interest in robotics and programming? Does he/she enjoy solving real-world problems? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your child would love to be part of First Lego League.
What is First Lego League?
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult coaches, First Lego League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.
It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges.They practice the Program’s signature Core Values.*
We are looking for kids and parents that would like to be part of a FLL team during the upcoming 2018-2019 season. The name of this year’s challenge: Into Orbit. The theme is living and traveling through space (Into Orbit). Each team will receive their challenge on August first. Teams will consist of 6 kids and 2 coaches (parents). Coaches do not need experience with Legos, robotics, or programming. FLL provides everything you will need to be a successful coach. LPES has enough Lego Mindstorms for multiple teams. Registration fees, etc. will be paid through multiple grants and donations. Given the August 1st start date, we would love to begin the process of forming teams.
The time commitment required is one or two days after school and a Saturday if you want to compete. The season runs from August 1 to approximately Thanksgiving. It’s a fun filled intense 4 months that can truly be life changing.
If you are interested, please fill out the attached Google Form and join us for an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 12th at 6:00 pm.
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Below is a list of passive fundraisers that you can participate in your while going about your day!
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Sign in (or create an account) and then link your VIC Card to Laurel Park using the search bar (or re-link which should be listed as an option if you've linked your VIC card to LPES previously)
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Clip and bring into your teacher's room!