Parents’ Resources

Hello Parents,

Here are some highlights and updates that we would like to share with all of you.  If you are a new parent please complete our contact form so we have your contact information so we can add you to our e-mail list so we can keep you updated on all the ongoings with Robotics.

Robot Blog! We have our team website of which has all important dates, team communications as well as Beef Jerky Fundraiser information.  So please feel free to check it at any time and make comments on any improvements or things you would like to see on the website.

Our Carmel Rams Robotics Parent Association has been organized and is officially a Tax-exempt organization.  We will reach out to you with more information on how you can get involved.

Things that we need help with from Parents

  • Hudson Valley Regional Competition:
    • Volunteers needed – There are technical and non-technical roles. The commitment is for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the competition dates.
      • College Fair coordinator for Hudson Valley Regional Competition
      • Program Book – Coordinator
      • PR and Media – Help
      • Family Activity “Get your Gear On” booth coordinator
    • TakeThemAMeal – Meals for our Saturday Work Session.
    • Media – need a parent to help run social media for Parent Booster.
    • Sponsorship Coordinator: Parent to help with follow up on what companies have been contacted and who is following up creating a mail chimp or something else to generate reminders
    • Fundraising Coordinator – Parent Booster

    August 30th, 2017

     Freshman Orientation Core Team members to promote and talk to the freshman about benefits of the club.

    September, 2017

    FIRST releases its calendar of events and other competition information.

    Team organization begins.

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 – Maker Faire – FIRST FRC

    Sunday, September 30th, 2017 – Hudson Vally Rally

    September – December, 2017

    Team meetings:  Regular team meetings will be held in CHS Maker shops (AKA CHS woodshop) every Wednesday. Sub-team meetings and/or other group sessions are scheduled as needed.

    Required for all FRC Team Members: Saturday Work sessions January kickoff. The web calendar and meeting notices are regularly updated on teams website (

    ·         Saturday, October 21st Innovation Day – CHS robotics team demo (George Fisher Middle School) 7:30am setup event is over at 12pm.

    ·         Saturday, November 4th Robot Rumble – Balston Spa High School (Overnight) Offseason FRC Event

    ·         Saturday, December 16th FTC Regional Competition Red Hook High School.  (one hour drive, starts at 8am-6pm)

    Special events include Carmel Kid’s Day, training sessions, field trip(s), guest speakers, Homecoming parade.


    January 6, 2018

     FIRST FRC Kick-off  New Rochelle High School

    January 6th –  February 22, 2018

    The 2018 Build Season

    Work session’s weekends and meetings daily?

    January 9th – Kennedy High School Regional FTC Competition

    March-April, 2018

    FIRST Regional competitions:

    NY Tech Valley March 16th – March 18th  (RPI)

    Hudson Valley Regional March 24th– March 26th (RCC)

    Championships, Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO*?

    May, 2018

    Sponsor recognition, school recognition and post-season team celebration

    June-August, 2018

    Summer activities may include training, community outreach, and corporate fundraising.

    *Team registration for these competitions is possible.