Jr.FLL Update: Brain Buster, Focus-Focus-Focus, Product Backorders, 2012 Super Seniors Season and more!

Jr.FLL® Coaches:
Welcome to the 2012 SUPER SENIORS season!!!  We are so excited that you have decided to coach a Jr.FLL team this season.  We know that the 2012-13 season is going to be our best season yet!  We will be sending these emails out periodically to keep you updated on what’s happing here at FIRST® headquarters, as well as give you some tips and tricks for running a team.  If you have any questions that we can help with, please get in touch with us at jrfllteams@usfirst.org or call 800-871-8326 x 0 and speak to someone in our operations department.  
àBrain Buster
What are the six Core Values of the Junior FIRST® LEGO® League?
1. We are a team.
2. We do the work. Our coaches and mentors help us learn, but we find the answer
3. We share our experiences and discoveries with others.
4. We are helpful, kind, and show respect when we work, play and share. We call this
   Gracious Professionalism®
5. We are all winners.
6. We have fun.
Having trouble getting the kids to focus? Try BuildToExpress!
BuildToExpress activities are specifically designed to get kids to see the LEGO® bricks as a tool for thinking and communicating rather than just a toy. The BuildToExpress 8 Pack & BuildToExpress Special Activities & Jr.FLL Guide can be purchased from LEGO Education through the link on your registration page**Please note that BuildToExpress was previously called LEGO Serious Play.  The product is the same, it just has a new name.**
àProduct Backorders
LEGO Education is experiencing backorders on some of the Jr.FLL kits.  They are working diligently to clear up all backorders and get you your kits as soon as possible; however some may not be available until the last week of August.  Please get in touch with LEGO Education at 1-800-362-4308 if you have any concerns about your order.
à 2012 Super Seniors Season
This season has started out with a bang!  A big thank you to all of you coaches out there who have helped to start this season off in such a huge way!  We look forward to this being the best Jr.FLL season yet!!!  If you haven’t already you can download your challenge and coach materials from the team summary page in the Team Information Management System (TIMS).
à Forums     
Have a question?  Ask the Jr.FLL community for help!  Check out the Jr.FLL Forums here.  To access the private forums, find the password on the upper right corner of your team summary page in TIMS.
Do you have space on your team for a new member or two?  We have lots of kids every year looking for teams to join.  If you have space on your team and are happy to take on a new team member in your area, join TeamUp and connect with someone looking for one!  This system only works if we have teams with open spaces signing up as well as those kids looking for teams, so help them out and join today! Check out TeamUp here.
As always if you have any questions at all drop us a note at jrfllteams@usfirst.org.
àHelpful Links
Phone # 1-800-871-8326 x 0
LEGO Education
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