For the 2015-2016 Jr. FLL Waste Wise season, the VA-DC Region will not be hosting any Jr. Expos until the spring months of 2016 (possibly between March to May 2016).  

With Jr. FLL, you are not limited to attending Jr. FLL Expos exclusively in your region.  There will be Jr. FLL Expos in the Maryland area planned by Maryland FIRST during their FLL Qualifying tournaments from January to February.  You may consider attending those as well.  Jr. FLL teams can attend multiple Jr. FLL Expos.

Also, we encourage schools/organizations to host a Jr. FLL Expo.  If your school has a larger number of Jr. FLL teams (6 or more), you can host your own Jr. FLL Expo.  I would be more than happy to assist you with this type of event as I've hosted several Jr. FLL Expos in the past for schools and during various FIRST tournaments.  We can talk about this in more detail if you wish to consider hosting a Jr. FLL Expo.

Thank you for supporting FIRST.

Angie Fontanilla
Senior Mentor, Washington, DC, FIRST 
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From: Junior FIRST LEGO League in Virginia and DC <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Nita Payton <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 9:30 AM
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Subject: [VADCJRFLL-L] JrFLL Expo - Virginia
Are there any plans to have a Jr FLL Expo on the Virginia side in early spring of 2016?  With most counties in the region not being able to start school until after Labor Day, that puts any school based teams at a disadvantage.  We simply don't have time to recruit the team and prepare for an expo as early as November as most teams don't have a chance to kick off until late October.  Between Fairfax, Loudoun & Prince WIlliam, there are over 300,000 students.  I am certain if an Expo were held on the VA side, it would be well attended.  Having that Expo goal in sight helps the coaches, and students, drive towards completion.  It's a remarkable experience for all involved and I want to make sure my team has the opportunity, but we aren't pressuring them too much.  

Can someone provide insight?  

Nita Payton
Navy Elementary, JrFLL Committe Co-Chair

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