Coach’s update Feb 3

Dear Team and Friends:

Travel Forms: I have added some new forms that students AND mentors need to fill out for travel to the competitions. There is a travel form for April (in addition to the form for March). There is also an actual permission slip which needs a signature on it. Click here to download.

Please return these additional forms to me by Tuesday, Feb 9th. This is important as I need to make hotel reservations for the New England championship in Hartford. The travel expenses will be somewhere between $150 and $200 for the students for the three night stay.

Practice Field: Many thanks to everyone who helped up build the FRC Practice field this past weekend. A big shout out to our mentors, Joe V., Abdullhah, Yash, Sameer, Randy, Anand, Kostya, Barbi, Sam, Emily, and Jordan. And a super thanks to Aleks for leading our field construction effort. We plan to finish up the field this coming Saturday in the same location. 10AM at EPIC.   We are building a public field that we hope many local teams will stop on by to use. This is part of our outreach effort to the community as is supported by the BU College of Engineering, the Argosy Foundation and the AT&T Aspire Foundation.

The robot is going great. We have a video on YouTube of the chassis driving over our playing field parts. This Friday at lunchtime (11AM) and after school (3PM) we will have Driver Tryouts with the chassis.

Fundraising: This Friday at noon our Crowdfunding effort goes live. I will be asking all team members to start out by emailing at least 24.6 people to ask for their support of our robotics team!

Parent Meeting: The next parent meeting will be Tuesday, February 9th in my classroom at 8AM.