BUA Robotics Kickoff

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December 20th, 2016

The BUA Robotics Kickoff will be on Saturday, January 7th.  This is the beginning of our six week varsity season for building our FIRST Robotics Competition robot.  On this day, the new seasons game is revealed.

This is a major social event for our team, students, alums, and parents.  I would like to encourage parents in particular to come and make a social event of this!  This is a good time to catch my ear and have a great open discussion of what the season will be like, the expectations of the students and the team.  Given we have over a dozen new students on the team (our largest growth in years) I really want to encourage parents to show up!  The parents of younger students have found it valuable to ask the parents of our older students what is going on.

We will gather for a pot-luck brunch.  Please sign up on the Google Sheet to bring something (so we don’t have 50 gallons of Orange Juice).  Additionally, while you are bringing in food for the pot-luck, please also bring in something non-perishable that we can sell the next day at our concession stand at the VEX tournament. Please sign up on the Google Doc.

At around 11AM we will watch the game reveal.

VEX Field Setup: At 12 noon we will setup the gym for our VEX tournament which we are hosting on Sunday January 8th.  This will take a couple hours. But the more people we have pitching in, the quicker it will go!

Kit pickup: I also need one parent (and a couple kids) to volunteer to drive over to Northeastern to pick up our kit of parts.

VEX practice: Many of the younger students will probably want to spend the afternoon practicing on our VEX field in the gym.  They can stay as long as the mentors are willing to supervise them.

FRC game discussion: The rest of our team will be engaged in excited discussion of the game that afternoon.

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