K.L. Carver Elementary School

Carver FIRST LEGO League 2018

The FIRST Lego League (FLL) Program at K. L. Carver Elementary School is an optional, extracurricular program for students interested in working with robots, LEGOS, coding, public speaking, and teamwork. Students do not need to have any experience. It is a parent-funded program with the school providing organizational structure. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology.

Team size can range from 2-10 (4 or more recommended). Cost per student is lower with more students per team.

The Lead Administrative Coach is the team's point person for team parents and volunteers: fundraising, t-shirts, registrations, paperwork, parent communications, hospitality, scheduling and relieving the Lead Technical Coach in administrative affairs. The Lead Administrative Coach may recruit team parent volunteers and delegate administrative functions.

The Lead Team Coach works with children: team-building, mentoring, strategizing, determining how to compete in tournaments. The Lead Team Coach will provide the team laptop(s) and install the Mindstorm software, build FLL table(s) and network with other Lead Coaches in other FLL teams.

Parent Volunteers may assist any of the two lead coaches (supervision, treats, t-shirts, etc.).The practice tournaments are in September-October depending on location. The qualifying tournament is in early November. The average time commitment is about 2 hours per week for about 2-3 months (September-November); more for teams that advance to higher-level tournaments in December and etc. 

The team parents and students agree to the Rules and Guiding Principles (https://goo.gl/pXNSEo).

Each participant to complete the FLL Contract and turn it into your team's Administrative Coach.

Click here if you do not have a team and would like to submit your information to a directory to be shared with others to help form teams.

Click here if your teams have been formed and you are an Administrative Coach ready to submit the application for the team by the 5/31st deadline. The principal will review the applications in the summer, register the teams with First LEGO League, hire staff, and order materials.

The Administrative Coach to gather funds and write a check of $2500 per team to "Carver School" to cover the cost of staffing, facility use, registrations, and materials (one EV3 kit, one tournament map and mission set). The Coach may separately order additional EV3 kits for members of the team.

Click here for the presentation from the March 12, 2018, Parent Information Sessions.

Please contact Nickie Oh at noh@smusd.us with any questions.