FIRST Family Night & BBQ Fundraiser will be at Shorewood Elementary May 30

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Burien’s Shorewood Elementary will be hosting a Family Night & BBQ fundraiser to help their FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30.

FIRST, which stands for For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, was founded in 1992 by Dean Kamen with the vision to “Transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated.” The FIRST mission is to “engage and excite students about engineering, science, and technology as well as inspire them to pursue careers in these fields.”

The event will be held at Shorewood Elementary School, located at 2725 SW 116th Street.

“Chef Paolo of Salty’s will prepare BBQ pulled pork & chicken, a variety of sides and vegetarian options,” reads an announcement. “Science & Technology themed activities to include robot and Lego displays & demos, a chance to build & take home your own ‘Brush Bot’ ($5 for supplies), decorate & parade in your robot mask & a contest for most aerodynamic paper airplane.”

Advance Tickets are $10 (4 or more $8 ea.), and can be purchased through participating students, or online here. Checks payable to “HHS PTSA‐Robotics” or email request to [email protected]. Limited tickets at the door will be priced at $15 each (no discount at door).


Here are the details:

WHAT: Shorewood Family Night & BBQ Fundraiser for FIRST

WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5.30‐8pm

WHERE: Shorewood Elementary School 2725 SW 116th Street, Burien, WA 98146

INFO: Here’s more info:

This program allows kids to take real life concepts, with an emphasis on core values, such as cooperation and problem solving, to research, build, problem solve, work together, and come up with solutions which they present.  This includes computer programming, creative thinking, presentation, and scientific skills that will help our kids become the leaders of tomorrow. Fundraising is needed to support the three elementary Lego teams as well as the High School High Tekerz FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team #3574 (who went to the World Championship last year in St Louis).  The high school mentors have led the coaching efforts at Shorewood Elementary.

We, the Highline High Tekerz Robotics Team (FIRST #3574), strives to create a strong team environment that values cooperation, team spirit, sportsmanship, and gracious professionalism. While our team is student-led, respect between students and mentors is of the utmost importance, and we endeavor to foster harmonious working relationships between all team participants. We trust that all decisions by each individual are made in good faith, with the best interests of the team and its members at heart.

A joint effort to raise funds for the Shorewood Elementary FIRST Lego League Teams and the High School FRC Team #3574 which supports students from 5 high schools, private schools, home school, and running start within Highline School District.

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