Tuesday, January 05, 2016

NYCFIRST 2015/16 Borough Qualifiers and Championship With Contact info

Here is the latest info I have on the qualifiers.

Details about registration:
More Details:

NYC FIRST Update

Please register for only one event

Saturday January 16th
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
City College of New York FLL Qualifier
Manhattan, NY
Ivan Estevez

Saturday January 30th
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Staten Island FLL Qualifier
I.S. 51 Edwin Markham
Staten Island, NY
Diana Pugni

Sunday January 31st
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Queens FLL Qualifier
JHS 216 George J. Ryan Middle School
Queens, NY
Peter Xanthus


Saturday February 6th
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Brooklyn Xaverian FLL Qualifier
Xaverian H.S.
Brooklyn, NY
James Schreiner

Saturday February 6th
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bronx FLL Qualifier
Horace Mann School
Bronx, NY
Jason Torres

Saturday February 20th
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dalton School FLL Qualifier
Manhattan, NY
Rob Quatrone

Sunday February 21st
8 a.m.-5 p.m
Brooklyn Polytechnic High School FLL Qualifier
Brooklyn, NY
Susan Hermon

Saturday March 12th
Citywide NYC FIRST LEGO League Championship
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Javits Center
Manhattan, NY
Contact Norm Scott: normsco@gmail.com

More Details:

NYC FIRST Update

Please register for only one event:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NYCFIRST - Final List of Teams for 2015-16 Events




Team Number Team Name Organization

NYC FIRST Update November 17, 2015


Dear Teams,
 
By now you should be deep into the FLL season. It is time to start thinking about the upcoming qualifiers and other activities. This email is being sent to all coaches and assistant coaches as entered during registration. Please forward to anyone else in your school or organization who might need to be in the loop.

For those who don't know me I am Norm Scott, an NYCFIRST volunteer since I retired as a NYC teacher in 2002. My role is to communicate with the coaches to assist in any way I can. I run the blog Norms Robotics (http://normsrobotics.blogspot.com/) and post info on the main page and on the sidebar. Those who make make it to the next round in March will start hearing from me all too often after all qualifiers have been completed with updates on the final round.

We have almost 200 teams and every team MUST compete in a qualifier in order to go on to the finals at Javits Convention Center in March where about 80 finalists of the 200 teams will compete. I included a list of teams, their names, numbers and schools below and also on the blog. If you see something that needs changing let me know. The info is based on what you entered when registering.
IMPORTANT NOTE: THE COST FOR THE QUALIFIER IS $100 AND WILL ALSO COVER THE FINALS FOR WHICH THERE IS NO CHARGE. THIS MONEY GOES TOWARDS PUTTING ON THE QUALIFIER, TROPHY COSTS, ETC.
IMPORTANT NOTE 2: NOTE THE DEADLINES FOR APPLYING - register for FLL Qualifiers in TIMS from Thursday November 19th at 6 a.m. until December 10th at 11 p.m. (There are 2 Manhattan qualifiers.)
IMPORTANT NOTE 3: YOU ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE BOROUGH YOU ARE BASED IN AND CAN APPLY FOR ANY TOURNAMENT IN ANY BOROUGH.

As these can get filled up quickly we urge you to register early (but not often - only 1 qualifier to a team.)

For information on the specific qualifier a key person is the one running that event.  I post that info as I get it on the sidebar of the blog.

Other people to contact for info: Peter Xanthus at pxanthus@gmail.com or Norm Sutaria at norm@nycfirst.org

Note that the latter Norm S is not me - yes Virginia, there is another Norm S - Norm Sutaria who thankfully has picked up many of the tasks I used to do, thus freeing me to bask in the joys of retirement.

Norm Sutaria has more details below.

Dear NYC FIRST LEGO League Coach, 

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Trash Trek season here in NYC! I hope this email finds you and your team making steady progress. 

We are currently slated to have six NYC FIRST Lego League Qualifiers in New York City. 

Registration for these events opens in TIMS on Thursday November 19th at 6 a.m. and closes on December 10th at 11 p.m.

Please register for only one event that is closest to your location. 
Saturday January 16th - CCNY FLL Qualifier - Capacity: 36 Teams

Saturday January 30th - Staten Island FLL Qualifier P.S. 51 - Capacity: 21 teams

Sunday January 31st - Queens FLL Qualifier George Ryan Middle School - Capacity: 36 teams

Saturday February 6th - Brooklyn FLL Qualifier at Xaverian High School - Capacity: 26 teams 

Saturday February 6th - Bronx FLL Qualifier at Horace Mann School  - Capacity: 20 teams

Saturday February 20th - Manhattan FLL Qualifier at the Dalton School - 35 teams.  

FLL Qualifier Registration Process

In order to streamline the registration and billing process this season, NYC FIRST will be handling all billing.  This is also helpful because NYC FIRST has a DOE Vendor Number. 

1) FLL Teams can register for FLL Qualifiers in TIMS from Thursday November 19th at 6 a.m. until December 10th at 11 p.m.

2) Teams will then be sent a quick survey to determine how they will be paying: check, credit card or purchase order. 

3) An invoice will be generated either through PayPal or, in the case of a check or purchase order, via email. 

4) Teams paying by check will have to note their team number and name on the check mailed to NYCFIRST.

5) NYC FIRST will inform all FLL Qualifiers of the teams who will be competing and their payment status. 

6) Teams will not be allowed to compete unless payment has been received. Only under extreme circumstances will teams be able to pay by check on the day of the event. Credit Cards will not be accepted at events. 

7) All teams will receive a receipt indicating payment and which qualifier they will be attending. 

Special NYC FIRST LEGO League Policy 

In order to promote equity at events, no more than seven teams from any one school or organization will be allowed to participate in any one qualifier. 

Questions? Concerns? 

Please contact Peter Xanthus at pxanthus@gmail.com or Norm Sutaria at norm@nycfirst.org

__

Thanks, 


Norm Sutaria
Director of Programs 
NYC FIRST 

Thursday, November 05, 2015

NYCFIRST Update: Volunteers Needed for ALL Borough Qualifiers



*********************
Hello,

You are receiving this email because you have in the past volunteered for our amazing organization FIRST.  We are once again having several upcoming FLL Borough Qualifiers, beginning in January 2016 (dates below).  We will also be conducting a series of FLL Judge & Referee trainings , dates will be forthcoming in another communication next week. In the meanwhile we are in DIRE need of volunteers for our events and would like to get the ball rolling with registering volunteers as early as possible.    Would be great to see you all again and also, please include your friends and family. The more the merrier.

Please see the event information below, sign up and select an event through the Volunteer Information Management System (VIMS) and contact me (or the volunteer coordinators) if you have any questions or concerns.  

I have also included links about the various FIRST programs below the event information in case you would like to learn more.  

Step 1  - Register in VIMS


If you need help, a VIMS User Guide can be found here:

All of our event volunteers need to register with our national volunteer database, as everyone needs to be screened through our Youth Protection Program (http://www.usfirst.org/aboutus/youth-protection-program)

Step 2 - Within VIMS, please select an event (or even multiple events) listed below:


FIRST Lego League FLL (FLL)
NYC FLL Volunteer Coordinator:
Elizabeth Almonte - ealmonte311@gmail.com


January 16th CCNY (Manhattan) - Day of Lead will be Ivan Estevez
January 31st Ryan MiddleSchool 216 (Queens) - Day of Lead Peter Xanthus
February 6th Xaverian High School (Brooklyn) Day of Leads - Meliisa Trachtenberg & James Schreiner
February 6th Horace Mann (Bronx) - Day of Leads - Al Davis & Jason Torres
February 20th The Dalton School (Manhattan) - Day of Lead Rob C.

Step 3 - A volunteer coordinator or event lead will contact you with details once you are assigned to an event!

What is NYC FIRST about?

Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders.

NYC FIRST (http://www.nycfirst.org/), the local affiliate of US FIRST (http://www.usfirst.org/), has four programs where teams are presented with challenges and engineer robots to solve specific tasks.  But it's more than the robot - in addition to the problem-solving, engineering and technology skills young people develop, they also hone lifelong capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership.  

Our programs:

Jr. FIRST Lego League (Jr.FLL)
(ages 6-9; Grades 1-3)

FIRST Lego League (FLL)
(ages 9-12; Grades 4-8)

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)
(ages 12-18; Grades 7-12)


Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns; I can direct you to the right person.

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Almonte
FIRST NYC Volunteer Coordinator

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

NYCFIRST: 2016 Qualifier Info

 

QUALIFIERS:

CONFIRMED:
January 15th CCNY (Manhattan) -  Ivan Estevez
January 31st Ryan MiddleSchool 216 (Queens) - Peter Xanthus
February 6th Xaverian High School (Brooklyn)  - Meliisa Trachtenberg & James Schreiner
February 6th Horace Mann (Bronx) - Al Davis & Jason Torres
February 20th The Dalton School (Manhattan) -  Rob C.

 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

NYCFIRST UPDATE: Kickoff Oct. 3, Plus Rookie Workshops and Clinics


Dear NYC FIRST Lego League Community, 

We hope you are doing well and settling into your school year nicely! 

The NYC FLL community has planned some wonderful events that will help your team get off to a good start: FLL Kickoff (for everyone), workshops (for coaches and other adults) and clinics (for coaches and their teams). More will be announced as they are confirmed. 

FLL Kickoff

Come learn about this year's game, Trash Trek, meet other teams and learn how to have a successful season. 

Saturday October 3rd (rescheduled from September 19th
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering
6 MetroTech Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201

FLL Rookie Workshops

Workshops are open to FLL coaches and adults who would like to learn about the FIRST Lego League. 
Please bring a laptop, your Lego robot kit and a flash drive if you'd like to download the presentations. 
All workshops are standalone events, but you are encouraged to attend more than one if you would like. 

Dates: 
Saturday October 10th
Sunday October 11th

Saturday October 17th
Sunday October 18th 

Saturday October 24th
Sunday October 25th  

Time for all workshops: 
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location for all workshops: 
NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering 
Second Floor
6 MetroTech Center 
Brooklyn, NY 11201

FLL Clinics 

Clinics, which offer a chance to play, troubleshoot and learn from others, are open to coaches and their teams. Please bring laptops, extension cords, power strips, robot kits, enthusiasm and the willingness to help others and to learn! 

Dates: 
Sunday November 15th 
Saturday December 12th

Time for all clinics: 
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location for all clinics: 
NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering 
RH-116 - 1st Floor
6 MetroTech Center 
Brooklyn, NY 11201
 
 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

NYC FIRST UPDATE: Sept 19 Kickoff Postponed Until October 3; 217 Paid Teams and Counting

Sept. 13, 2015

Dear Teams,
Due to a scheduling conflict with our usual space at NYU/Poly in downtown Brooklyn on Sept. 19 we have postponed the Kickoff until October 3. Look for an update on the exact schedule - tentatively 10-1PM.
As of today we have 217 paid teams and another 21 teams that haven't completed the registration process.


All Team Details by Region

Team Number School Name Coach Name
356 Metropolitan Montessori School Catherine Harrison
760 Jhs 67 Louis Pasteur Ruta Dave
907 Ps 76 the Bennington School Russell Heath
1082
Veryl Greene
1318 Ps/Ms 194 Cynthia Khadaran
1551
Grant Chappell
1725 Eltingville Lutheran School Peter Hansen
1995 Ps 8 Robert Fulton Brandie Hayes
1996 Ps 8 Robert Fulton
2149 Ps 49 Dorothy Bonawit Kole Noah Schumacher
2445 Ps 94 David D Porter Michele Pangburn-Frey
2449 Ps 11 William T Harris Hector vazquez
2476 Ps 11 William T Harris Hector vazquez
2495 Jhs 278 Marine Park Bruce Gamsey
2547
Max Weissman
2561 Is 119 the Glendale Chris Dudin
2562 Is 119 the Glendale Chris Dudin
2571 Is 119 the Glendale Chris Dudin
2642 Salve Regina Catholic Academy Francis Belizario
2653
Lisa Sechy
2762 Resurrection Ascension School Michael Mesa
2793 Jhs 278 Marine Park Bruce Gamsey
3071 Sacred Heart School Joanne Gangi
3263 St Clare School Mary  Lee
3264 St Clare School Mary  Lee
3265 St Clare School Mary  Lee
3412 Packer Collegiate Institute Aya Takemoto
3427
Iffat Mai
3429
David Smith
3430
Iffat Mai
3431
Iffat Mai
3432
Iffat Mai
3433
Iffat Mai
3526 Ps 503 the School of Discovery Brooke Precil
3780 Ps 28 Wright Brothers Denise Tinsley
3786 Ps 57 Hubert H Humphrey Patricia Lockhart
4426 Ps 94 the Henry Longfellow Alfredo Pelaez
4427 Ps 94 the Henry Longfellow Alfredo Pelaez
4518 Horace Mann School Glenda Guerrero
4621
Samuel  Leung
4647 Trinity School Stanislav  Roslyakov
4648 Trinity School Stanislav  Roslyakov
4839 Dalton School Robert Quatrone
4843 Dalton School Robert Quatrone
5355
Dennis Chan
5357
Dennis Chan
5485 Garden School John Hale
5678 Transfiguration School William Lee
5891 the Science and Medicine Middle School Sean Nadel
5892 Fort Green Preparatory Academy Saranii Muller
5893 Is 318 Eugeno Maria De Hostos Russ Holstein
5895 Madiba Prep Middle School Jerib Carson
5896 Brooklyn Brownstone School Deborah Paul
5898 Ps 399 Stanley Eugene Clarke Sharon Holliday
5997 The Chapin School Jack Cooley
6000 the Chapin School Ltd Jack Cooley
6392 Ps 3 the Bedford Village Lynette McCord
6593 Rodeph Sholom School Eric Castro
6735 Brooklyn Amity School ozkan yagan
7079 LREI Jeremiah Demster
7080 LREI Jeremiah Demster
7399
Matthew McGlennen
7611
Joanna  Daley
7620
Andrea Taylor
7638
Cynthia DeLeon
7651 Grace Church School Daniel Rufer
8008
Nora McCormick
8376 Cathedral School Christopher Jung
8472 Blue School Maureen Reilly
8648 Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School Qiuyue Xu
8796 Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School Qiuyue Xu
8798 Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School Qiuyue Xu
8799 Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School Qiuyue Xu
8971 Churchill School & Center Elizabeth Gallo
9026 Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker Jeffrey Utz
9109 Xaverian High School James Schreiner
9112 Xaverian High School James Schreiner
9113 Xaverian High School James Schreiner
9114 Xaverian High School James Schreiner
9145
Eri  Noguchi
9577 Is 318 Eugeno Maria De Hostos Russ Holstein
9582 New Heights Academy Joshua Andrade
9786
Amy Jacobsson
9788
Jeffrey Drew
9841 Dwight School Matthew Moran
10005
Joshua Ralske
10016 Ps 213 New Lots Sandra Ruiz
10053
richard palacios
10083
David Frackman
10827
Lucia Rutter
10871 Collegiate School Adam Romary
10885 Riverdale Country School Andrew Abate
10936 Carroll Gardens School for Innovation Delmy Sanchez
11107 Jhs 278 Marine Park Bruce Gamsey
11169 Ms 260 Clinton School Writers & Artists Matthew Grant
11237 Is 192 the Linden Eric Greene
11238
Deja Flynn
11337
Marc Hayem
11486 School of the Future High School Peirs Droms
11487 School of the Future High School Lisa Sechy
11597 Ps 66 School of Higher Expectations Christopher Blades
11645 Jhs 185 Edward Bleeker Kerry Grella
11701
Kevin Doyel
11709
Theseus Roche
11757 Ps 161 the Crown carlos varas
11765 Is 27 Anning S Prall Bryan Kilgallen
11766 Intermediate School 27 Bryan Kilgallen
11916
Matthew McGlennen
11917
Kimberly Ludwig
12063 Intermediate School 27 Bryan Kilgallen
12127
oscar lemus
12279 Jhs 50 John D Wells Nehal Shah
12375 Columbia Grammar-Prep School Christopher McLaughlin
12433 The Brearley School James Karb
12437 Bronx Dance Academy School
12443 Bronx Dance Academy School Maria Walsh
12477 The 30th Avenue School Scott Waldman
12478 The 30th Avenue School Scott Waldman
12479 The 30th Avenue School Scott Waldman
12480 The 30th Avenue School Scott Waldman
12498 the Michael J Petrides School Cindy Forkowitz
12671 Jhs 223 the Montauk Erel Pilo
13285 Trevor Day School Stan Golanka
13309 Manhattan Country School Albert Davis
13425 Frederick Douglass Academy Henry Encarnacion
13435 Fort Green Preparatory Academy Saranii Muller
13452 Ps 199 Maurice a Fitzgerald Patrick Murphy
13453 Ps 199 Maurice a Fitzgerald Patrick Murphy
13584
Albert Davis
13641 Cambria Center for the Gifted Child sheryl liles
13705 Ps 21 Crispus Attucks Donna Johnson
13712 East New York Middle School of Excellence Val Hernandez
13716 Ps 11 Purvis J Behan Rasheda Rand
13808
Chuks Okoye
13899 Ps 282 Park Slope Robert Underwood
13938 Ps 22 Nancy Crespo
14003 Garden School John Hale
14153 Ps 1 Alfred E Smith Seung Lee
14154 Ps 1 Alfred E Smith Seung Lee
14173 Jhs 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne antonio montalvo
14201 Benjamin Banneker Academy Imani Fischer
14294 Ps 134 George F Bristow Edward Taveras
14327 Sunset Park Prep Jose Santiago
14330 Sunset Park Prep Jose Santiago
14368
Constance Tarbox
14443 Staten Island School of Civic Leadership Joseph  Chirchirillo
14482 Ps 33 Chelsea Prep Jaime Quinonez
14483 Ps 33 Chelsea Prep Elizabeth Morash
14681 Nyc Lab Ms for Collaborative Studies Suzanne Dwyer
14682 Nyc Lab Ms for Collaborative Studies Suzanne Dwyer
14683 All City Leadership Secondary School Nancy Azcona
14687 Jhs 88 Peter Rouget Nancy Azcona
14719 Ms 137 America'S School of Heroes Nicholas Lamberto
14724 Jhs 88 Peter Rouget Nancy Azcona
14733 Growing Up Green Charter School trevor harris
14749
Logan Blouin
14763 Is 24 Myra S Barnes Raymond Cottrell
14841 Ps 3 the Margaret Gioiosa School Anthony McMahon
14842 Ps 372 the Children'S School Victoria Holland
14844 Ps 372 the Children'S School Victoria Holland
14946 PS 124 David Lisnitzer
14963
Jonathan Isidoridy
15018 Ps 9 Teunis G Bergen Stephanie Codrington
15019 Is 192 the Linden Eric Greene
15024 Is 24 Myra S Barnes Raymond Cottrell
15025 Is 24 Myra S Barnes Raymond Cottrell
15026 Is 24 Myra S Barnes Raymond Cottrell
15029 Riverton Street Charter School Frances Vicioso
15050 La Scuola D Italia Guglielmo Marconi Albert Davis
15070 Is 227 Louis Armstrong Emil Dominguez
15072 Is 227 Louis Armstrong Emil Dominguez
15087
Kesha Townsel
15091 Brooklyn School of Inquiry Anna Moshura
15145 Ps 121 Nelson a Rockefeller Nicholas Covotsos
15201
luis marrero
15238 Ps 270 Johann Dekalb Nikki Shuler
15245 Jhs 216 George J Ryan Peter Xanthus
15256 Benjamin Frankiln Elementary School Albert Davis
15308 Columbia Grammar-Prep School Sumi Hagiwara-Gupta
15427 Is 5 Walter Crowley george mccarthy
15471 Ms 224 Justin Shane
15679
Marcia Lovas
15773
Qian Zhang
15825 The Spence School Elisa Murphy
16133 Bronx Community Charter School Christy Crawford
16423 Brooklyn Science & Engineering Academy Michelle Jennings
16473 ST. JOSEPH BY-THE-SEA STEPHEN AMATO
16898
Iffat Mai
17057
Barbara King
17109 Ps 87 William Sherman Maxwell Arnaud
17259 Jhs 278 Marine Park Bruce Gamsey
17279 Ps 87 William Sherman Maxwell Arnaud
17548 Ace Academic Tutoring Johanny Creary
17917
Andy Tse
18177
Theseus Roche
18178
Theseus Roche
18180
Theseus Roche
18183
Jamie Parganos
18186
Jamie Parganos
18187
Joanna  Daley
18190
Joanna  Daley
18527 Van Siclen Community Middle School  wilbren gwin
18565 Packer Collegiate Institute Erin Barrows
18566 Packer Collegiate Institute Brendan Kinnell
18876 the Allen-Stevenson School Chaplin Warren
19010 Trinity School Hisham Touma
19011 Trinity School Hisham Touma
19149 United Nations International School Javier Alvez
19300
Susan Helfter
19541

19591 Bronx Charter School for Better Learning Alison Stuart
19596
Sean Hunt
19606
Kinea Allen
19723 Jhs 194 William Carr Kellie Fox
19725 Jhs 194 William Carr Kellie Fox
201500663 the Michael J Petrides School Cindy Forkowitz
201501337 Patch Elem School Galen Tate
201501377 Garmisch Elem/Middle School Galen Tate
201501409
Robert Calungsod
201501451 Ps 128 Juniper Valley paul chim
201501495 St Brigid School Joshua Anderson
201501559 Liberty Avenue Middle School Arturo Lazaro
201501689 Al-Noor School Noha Zawam
201502828 Jhs 278 Marine Park Ariana  Lamberto
201502875 Jhs 14 Shell Bank Alyssa Dreifus
201502876 Ps 207 Elizabeth G Leary Ciro Debaz
201502878 Jhs 78 Roy H Mann Jason Batchelor
201502879 Jhs 278 Marine Park Nichola McNeil
201503143 Ps 147 Issac Remsen Paula Federico
201503520
Tracy Auerbach
201503674
Alec Boccio
201504102 Excellence Boys Charter School of Bedford Stuyvesa Aidin Carey
201505659 Is 51 Edwin Markham Diana Pugni
201506159
Lisa Brooks
201506234 Transfiguration School William Lee
201506552
valerie hernandez
201506576 Ps 49 Dorothy Bonawit Kole Noah Schumacher