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Saints Robotics - Scratch Camp

July 20-31, M/W/F 10AM-12PM

I am a member of the Interlake robotics team, Saints Robotics. We participate in the First Robotics Competition, a robotics competition that takes place during the school year. Over the summer, we try to give back to the community, by hosting a summer camp called SERC, for elementary school kids. Because of Coronavirus, we are unable to host this, so we have decided to host an online summer camp instead. In this class, we will teach the kids the basics of Scratch, and programming so that they will gain knowledge that they can take into the workplace, and into life. We would really appreciate it if you could inform the parents of your elementary school about this. CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER with relevant information, including where parents can sign their kids up for this camp.

Thank you for your time,

Saints Robotics


Calling Parents of 3rd-5th Graders

A Sammamish HS Robots Team is launching the FIRST LEGO League (or FLL) to get more elementary and middle school kids involved in Robotics. FLL is a program that gives students the opportunity to design, program, build, and compete with small LEGO robots, and has plenty of opportunities for STEM learning.

Because of this, they are creating the FIRST LEGO League Alliance of Bellevue, a group of parents who are willing to mentor small teams of students. Please see the flyer below for more details or view the flyer as a PDF.

University of Washington Summer Camps

The University of Washington is excited to announce that beginning this summer our elementary day camps will be moving to St. Matthew School in North Seattle. Our new location offers kid-friendly classrooms, increased security, green space and parking for parents. Please visit us online to check out dates and details.  Registration is now open!

Wise Camps offer unique and exciting summer camps for two weeks in July of 2020 for students entering grades 1-11! We are a local non-profit run by two teachers. We started with just a few chemistry and math camps five summers ago, and now we have grown and offer over 30 different camps! Besides chemistry & math, we also offer engineering, cooking, baking, finance, rocketry, medicine, art, marine science, programming, forensic science, Model UN & pre-SAT camps! Our camps are held at Newport High School July 13-17th, 20th-24th and we offer both half and full days camps with before and after care available depending on your schedule! We also provide a free catered lunch for full day campers. We have a sibling discount as well! Sign up today at!

For more information, check out the 2020 Wise Camp Flyer and the Summer Planning Guide.


Last year, Cub Scouts from Medina Elementary School built and raced cars, rockets, and boats, built models, practiced archery, hiked, camped, biked, swam, practiced first aid, visited a fire station, helped distribute food to the needy, had a sleepover at the zoo, scooted around in a giant hamster ball, went fishing, and much more. And this year will be even better.

Best of all, our Pack welcomes all boys. There are no tryouts. No cuts. We encourage boys to try new things, meet new friends, and push their limits in a supportive, no-bullying environment. The Cub Scout motto is “Do your best” and we strive to help our Scouts fulfill this promise.

You can join anytime during the school year. Check out our calendar at and join us for a meeting, event, or adventure. Go places. Do stuff. Be part of the fun and adventure of Cub Scouts. For more information, visit, or contact John Franck (

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