If you are new to the team OR need to complete your sign up (forms & fees), we ask that both the student and parent come to our meeting on Monday, Sept 17th, From 7-9 pm. Parents, bring your calendar & Check book to the meeting!
As was announced, we are having a team bonding event at Three Cedars Farm on September 8th from 6-9:30pm. We are expecting to have a hay ride, corn maze, and fireside comradely. This event is for students and mentors on the team; costs are covered by the team.
HOWEVER, if the rest of the family wants to visit Three Cedars Farm, then they can do that on their own and pay accordingly.
FTC kickoff is this Saturday (Sept 8th)! I have a couple quick updates for your teams: – UM has waived parking fees in the blue highlighted areas in the map I sent in my last email (also below), so you should be able to park in any of those areas for free. I still recommend the lot next to Stamps Auditorium due to its proximity to the Grove. If the map doesn’t show up for some reason, it’s also available online at our FTC kickoff site (direct link to map).- Your demos will actually start at 10am, not 9:30am like I said in my previous email. Check-in starts at 9:30am, though, so we would like you to arrive by then – that should also give you plenty of time to find parking. Demos are scheduled to end by noon. A detailed schedule is also available at the above link.
Anyone interested? Please email coach Weber (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know if you can attend!
Back to school means we are back into regular team meetings. Starting on Wednesday, Sept 5th, (doors open at 6pm, meeting from 6-9pm) we will be holding our Wednesday competition team meetings from 6 to 9pm. Doors open at 6pm. Competition Team meetings will include not only drive teams (Driver, Operator, and Human Player), but will also include other positions part of the competing team such as pit manager, technician, battery czar, safety captain, strategists, programmer, ambassador, and other pit positions. We are looking for students to fill these needed positions and will be evaluating students over the next few months.
Our Weekly Monday meetings will be from 6-9pm, with doors opening at 6pm. These Monday meetings will include training on level 1 FIRST Badges. Find out more at the Sept 10th meeting.
As was announced at the MARC competition, we are having a team bonding event at Three Cedars Farm on September 8th from 6-9:30pm. We are expecting to have a hay ride, corn maze, and fireside comradery. More information to be passed out at our Wednesday, Sept 5th Meeting from 6 to 9pm. Doors open at 6pm.
What a day! The Toasters sporting their off season tie-dyed shirts, went to Monroe HS to compete at the Michigan Advanced Robotics Competition. Riding together on a bus, the Toasters did some team bonding and planning as they traveled the hour drive to get there. Rotating the students in attendance on the field, the team came together to end the day in 4th rank seed before taking a break to get some dinner.
Bring the bread, Bring the butter, the Flying Toasters, are like no other!
Bus will be leaving on Friday at 6:30am. Parents are to provide transportation on Saturday. If you come late on Friday, such as after freshman orientation, you are welcome to ride the bus back with us providing you clear it with Mr. Weber.
We will be finishing out the month of August by participating at MARC on the 24th & 25th at Monroe High School, 901 Herr Rd, Monroe MI 48161. You can find the agenda and more info at their website.
Tentatively, our plan is to have students meet at SLEHS on FRIDAY between 6:15 & 6:30am for the team to take a SLCS Bus to the competition. We are planning on returning between 8-8:30pm. We do not want students to drive to and from the event and we are planning on using the bus ride as part of team bonding. However, some concerns are that students have pre-planned activities in the morning, and in this case if parents are able to drive the students to MARC, those students will be allowed to ride back with us on the SLCS Bus providing that you contact Coach Weber in advanced. We will have confirmation of the SLCS bus at Monday’s meeting. As there are costs for the bus, we are only using it on Friday; on Saturday, parents will have to transport their student to and from the event.
August Meetings: We will be meeting Monday, August 20th, 6-9pm for a Team Meeting including competition instructions, and Wednesday, August 22nd, 6-9pm to practice one last time and then pack & load. We are expecting to pass out team shirts at Wednesday’s Meeting.
There will be no meetings the week of August 27th-31st.
As promised, more information including links and sponsorship levels are out. Access should now be allowed.
Check out the Members Only page on our website. It has the Google form to fill out when you contact the company, and a view only of the spreadsheet for the companies that have been contacted. Please keep your contacts up to date as the first time stamp gets the recognition. Also, a spreadsheet of previous sponsors is there for your reference.
Sponsorship Levels are now posted on Basecamp. If you are not yet on Basecamp, come to Monday’s Meeting and get the sign up instructions. See Mr. Weber or Mr. Lucas Burkowski for the Basecamp info.
More information will be forthcoming for next week’s Monday meeting.