Grades 1-3 Junior First Lego League Tryouts

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Grades 1-3 Junior First Lego League Tryouts

Fall tryouts for the Junior First Lego League team will be in September.

Tryouts will be held Thursday, September 21st from 3 – 4:15 pm. Parents are expected to pick up promptly at 4:15 at Door G. Extended day services are not available (unless you are currently registered).

Parents do not need to register their student for extended day for the tryout day. Registration for the extended day program is a requirement for JR FLL – please wait until you know you child is on the team. The Jr FLL coach will dismiss your child to you.

Please click here to print the Jr FLL Team Tryout Form, fill out and return it by Tuesday, September 19th to: Jane Rotondi/ ES Room 178 if you would like your child to attend the tryout.  You will receive a confirmation email that your child may attend the tryout.

There are two Jr FLL teams here at FRCS. Students will be placed on teams pending openings. The teams will meet on either Tuesday and Thursdays or most Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 – 4 this school year. Attendance is important to the progress of the team. I hope to have our first team meetings in October. We do not meet vacation weeks or on “no school” days.

The teams will follow all the season guidelines that FIRST puts out.

During tryouts the students will be participating in a few “lego building” challenges, talking/presenting, and working with a FIRST computer program. A rubric was developed for tryouts. Students will join the team based on rubric score, coach observation, and student grade level. Teams are formed with a balance of multi-aged students.

I hope to let you know before the first week of October if your student made the team. There may be a mandatory second try out day pending the outcome of the 21st; there is not one planned at this time. I will let each parent/guardian know the results as soon as I am able to via email.

The rubric includes the following criteria:

Team work alone sometimes cooperatively
Interest in robotics no response not personal interest personal interest
FIRST core values rarely sometimes usually
Presentation skills no reply sometimes independent
Research skills little interest attempts exploration focused effort
JR FLL program/software little interest attempts exploration focused effort

Please let me know if you have further questions about the formation of the new team. I realize this will be a challenging process for all of us and I look forward to working with you.

Kind Regards,

Coach Rotondi

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