Nov 6th Update

8 Nov 2023

Nov 6th Update

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    1. Mini League Recreational Robotics Competition – November 17th, Friday, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm 

    This league offers a relaxed and enjoyable environment for new IQ teams to kickstart their journey, with numerous opportunities to compete and enhance their skills throughout the season. It’s an excellent opportunity for teams to learn about competitions, observe other teams, and learn from their experiences. Venue: 1901 Francisco Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

    4:30 pm: Doors open for volunteers (for setup)
    5:30 pm: Doors open, Check-in, and Inspection opens for Teams
    6:00 pm: Matches begin
    8:00 pm: Matches conclude (may extend till 8:30 pm)

    Dinner: There are many restaurants close to the venue.

    Call for Parent Volunteers and High School Student Volunteers: We need parent and high school student volunteers for the upcoming November 17th Friday League Night from 5 pm to 10 pm. Your support is crucial for various tasks, including setup, cleanup, scoring, queuing, game field reset, inspection, check-in, judging, and interviewing. We’ll provide the necessary coaching. High school student volunteers will receive recognition and hours to claim. To sign up, please use this link:  https://forms.office.com/r/CaGi4dA7W8.
    Volunteer coaching will take place at Folsom Middle School on Tuesday, November 14th, at 5:30 pm. For this event, we’re seeking help from parents of students attending Folsom Middle School.

  1. Last weeks competition Result: This week, five of our competitive teams participated in the VEX IQ and VEX V5 competitions. They performed well. Notably, our best-performing VEX V5 team ranked 11th out of 35 teams. Unfortunately, none of the teams secured awards. These competitions are highly challenging, requiring substantial effort to achieve top positions. It’s worth mentioning that our high school team accomplished a remarkable feat by successfully hanging the robot, a skill only our team – the only team to do so at this competition. Congratulations Team Phoenix.
  2. Code of Conduct Update: We’d like to bring your attention to our commitment to maintaining a safe and respectful environment within our program. Unfortunately, we recently encountered a situation where some team members engaged in behavior that goes against the code of conduct, which parents and kids agreed to during registration. Specifically, there were instances of bullying among team members. We want to stress that we have a zero-tolerance policy for bullying. We encourage parents to have a conversation with their children about the importance of respectful behavior and promptly notify us if they witness any concerns. It’s crucial to emphasize that participants found in violation of our code of conduct may face removal from the program. Your cooperation in fostering a positive and inclusive atmosphere is greatly appreciated.
  3. Updated Schedule for Future Competitions: Parents, please take note of the updated competition schedules for our VEX IQ, VEX V5 teams, and Mini League Recreational Teams. Parents are welcome to attend these events.

For VEX IQ Competition Teams:
December 16th: Chico
February 19th: Folsom

For VEX V5 Competition Teams:
December 9th: Ceres (Central Valley for Middle School and High School Teams)

Mini League Schedule for Recreational Program:

Location: Marina Village Middle School, El Dorado Hills Dates and Times: 

Friday, November 17, 2023, from 5:30 PM to 9:35 PM
Friday, December 15, 2023, from 5:30 PM to 9:35 PM
Friday, February 09, 2024, from 5:30 PM to 9:35 PM
Friday, February 23, 2024, from 5:30 PM to 9:35 PM


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