FIRST LEGO League Blog

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  • 22 Aug 2017 11:35 AM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    On your mark, get set, flow!

    Drink in the 2017/2018 HYDRO DYNAMICS season and learn all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it.

    The Global Challenge will be released on August 29 when teams find out which tasks they will program their robots to perform. Join us on August 31, 6:30pm in the Rancho Rosal multi-purpose room as our expert team will go through the steps of the tasks and provide advice for programming your robot to perform at its peak.

    No need to RSVP. Kids and adults welcome! Rancho Rosal, 3535 Village at the Park Dr., Camarillo.

  • 06 Jun 2017 10:41 AM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    If you missed the Info Meeting but still want to know what PVEF's FIRST LEGO League program is all about, go to the Robotics Forms page here on our website and download the information packet. You'll also see a flyer for Robotics Summer classes to be held in July and a sponsorship form so that you can solicit your own business sponsor for your Robotics team.....just like baseball!

  • 09 May 2017 9:32 AM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    Parents of current 3rd graders who recently participated in FLL Jr. and will be entering 4th grade in the Fall will definitely be interested in the upcoming FIRST LEGO League Information Meeting to continue on the path of STEM education with LEGOs!

    Any kid in 4th through 8th grade can join a team from their public school or district and learn about solving the challenges of the 21st century. The info meeting will be held at 6:30pm, May 30 at La Mariposa School in the MPR, 4800 Corte Olivas, Camarillo. Go to our event description here for more information.

  • 06 Apr 2017 11:33 AM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    PVEF has partnered with the American Association of University Women Camarillo Branch to offer LEGO Mindstorm Basic and Advanced programming classes through AAUW's summer Creative Arts Workshops.

    Longtime PVEF instructor and team coach, Debbie Hager, will teach three classes of Basic Mindstorm programming and one of Advanced programming to kids who may be interested in joining teams for PVEF's FIRST LEGO League program in Fall 2017.

    Basic classes are 45 minutes long and are offered at 9 to 9:45am, 9:45 to 10:30am, and 10:30 to 11:15am. Basic programming is available to kids who will be in grades 4 - 8 in Fall 2017. One 45-minute Advanced class is offered at 11:15 to 12:00pm. The Advanced class is available to kids in grades 6 - 8.

    The Robotics classes and other Creative Arts Workshops are 5 days per week for three weeks starting Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 28.

    Registration for all Creative Arts Workshops is done in-person on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:30 am at the Camarillo Community Center on Burnley.  There is a $15 registration fee per child and then it will cost $30 per 45-minute class. Some classes have additional lab fees. A Late Registration day for still-available classes will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:00 pm.

    You must go to the AAUW Camarillo website at http://camarillo-ca.aauw.net/ to download and fill out all registration and emergency forms and bring them with you when you register. On the website you'll also find more information and the list of dozens of other classes your child can take through AAUW's Creative Arts Workshops!

  • 20 Sep 2016 9:41 AM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    PVEF's FIRST LEGO League season is going strong! Teams are preparing for the PVEF-sponsored Practice Tournament, to be held at Monte Vista Middle School in Camarillo. 

    While PVEF-sponsored teams have priority at our practice tournament, there's always room for a few more! Teams outside of PVEF's service area are invited to attend by registering on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $50 per team. Click here to go to the registration page!

  • 01 Sep 2016 12:57 PM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    For the latest FLL info, program explanations/directions, and calendar of deadlines and events, go to our Robotics Roundup Forms page, here on our website. You can also access this page through the menu at the top of every page. Go to the menu link that says Our Programs, then in the drop-down menu choose Robotics Roundup -> Robotics Forms.

  • 25 Aug 2016 1:15 PM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)
    Team members, coaches, mentors, parents and interested friends are all invited to this free workshop which will introduce this year's Challenge missions to all FLL teams.

    These are the details you will need to design and set up your playing field, i.e. build the mission models that go on the playing field, set everything up in the right places, and learn what your robot is expected to accomplish in its various missions on the playing field. Our experienced Robotics leaders will guide you through all of the details!

    The workshop will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1, 6:30 - 8pm at La Mariposa School in the multipurpose room. La Mariposa is at 4800 Corte Olivas in Camarillo.

  • 21 Jun 2016 9:30 AM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    Businesses that invest in the communities they serve are richly rewarded with the regard and patronage of appreciative families. Sponsoring a team of 4th through 8th grade kids in FIRST LEGO League is just such an investment. Not only is your business name on FLL T-shirts worn by some 150-200 kids and their families -- along with tons of other acknowledgements -- you will be investing in the future economy of our area by jumpstarting these kids' imaginations and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) careers.

    Download your sponsorship application here!

  • 31 May 2016 12:56 PM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    Any parent and/or student who was not able to attend our FIRST LEGO League info meeting can still download the packet here.

    If you have any questions, please email Darren Patnoe at dpatnoe@pvef.org.

  • 26 Apr 2016 12:03 PM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    It's that time of year again! Preparation for Fall's FLL Robotics program starts even before the summer begins. Teams can start forming now and over the summer they can attend our summer camp (more info to follow) and this summer's new Robotics Olympics (more info to follow). 

    But if you want to learn more and are not familiar with FIRST LEGO League, attend our FLL Information Meeting on May 24, 2016, 6:30 - 7:30pm, at Rancho Rosal Elementary. 

    We'll tell you all about the FIRST LEGO League program and put you together with other interested kids from your school or put you in contact with ongoing teams. You'll learn how fun it is to build a robot using LEGO parts and explore the issues that today's scientists are helping the world to solve.....and maybe even prepare to become one of tomorrow's top scientists! 

    Download our info poster in English and Spanish here!. Post it in your school or classroom (ask permission first!)

    Check back in for updates.

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