Sunday, August 12, 2012

Weekly Newsletter: August 2012, Vol 2

Photo of the Week ...

Victoria, Reagan, Yasi, Tatiana,
Paris, Mimi, Ana,
Taylor, Jenna, Kenzie, Marisa and Ainsley
at Lancer Nation Media Day

Coming up this week ...


JLC Spiritwear Sales

  1. Go to
  2. Hover your mouse over "Team Spiritwear/Uniforms" located in the left menu bar under the heading "Browse by Category".  A pop-up window will appear listing all the different spiritwear sales currently ongoing at Burghardt's.
  3. Click "BCHS Jr Lancer Cheer" to view JLC's spiritwear catalog.
  • This is our one and only spiritwear sale for the entire season.  No late orders will be accepted.
  • All orders must be ordered online and paid via debit/credit card at the time of the order.  All orders will be distributed at practice - estimated delivery at practice is September 19th.
  • Please note: there is a 12-item minimum order each for the football jersey and the "Dream" shirt, and a 6-item minimum order for the "JLC Spirit Squad" shirt that needs to be met in order to avoid a $20 set-up fee per design.  If you order one of these items and the minimum order does not get met, JLC will be charged for the set-up fees so the order can be sent to production without being delayed.  The set-up fee will then be split equally among all those who ordered that design, and your portion will need to be reimbursed to JLC before your order can be picked up.  Please don't let the possibility of the set-up fee deter you from ordering these items - we have always met our minimum orders in the past, but I would be remiss in my duties if I did not make everyone aware of the minimum order and set-up fee.
  • Finally, please note that all sales are final.  There are no refunds or exchanges by either Burghardt's or JLC for any spiritwear items that you purchase.  Please be sure to order the correct sizes (especially youth vs adult) and make sure any personalization is entered correctly.
Purchase recommendations
  • The microfleece jacket and hoodie worn over the JLC shell & bodyliner, and the yoga pants worn under the JLC skirt are great items for your cheerleader to wear at football games once the weather gets colder!
  • The "Juniors Fame Jersey" is a great item for your middle school cheerleader to wear to school on Football Fridays instead of her JLC uniform.
  • The stadium chair is a real "back-saver" at football games and competitions.  They will have the "Lancer" logo on them so you will be able to get many years of usage as your children go through the Lancer system!

Monday, August 13th
No Cheer Practice 
  • No practice due to WHMS Registration.  Keep practicing your choreography!

Wednesday, August 15th
Cheer Practice
  • 5:30 - 7pm at Wirth Park

Wednesday, August 15th
Blue & White Team Appearance - Boston Store
  • Boston Store - Brookfield Square has invited our Blue & White team members to make an appearance at their store to help promote their upcoming Kids Fest from 11am - 1pm.
  • We will hand out flyers to customers throughout the store to help promote Kids Fest, and also perform sideline cheers at the main mall entrance.
  • What to wear: full JLC uniform from head-to-toe.
  • RSVP your attendance to Coach ASAP.  All athletes in attendance will earn community service hours for this event.

Friday, August 17th
Team Tumbling at Heat Athletics
  • Beginner: 5 - 6pm
  • Intermediate: 6 - 7pm
  • This is the final class for the summer session!

Saturday, August 18th

Blue Team Fundraisier
  • 5 - 7am
  • Meet in front of the main "clock" entrance to City Hall.  Wear a JLC spiritwear tshirt!
  • All profits earned by team members at this fundraiser will be applied to help pay for their additional competition fees!

Saturday, August 18th
Blue Team Appearance - Boston Store Kids Fest
  • This appearance is open to Blue Team (middle school) members only.
  • We have been invited once again this year by Boston Store - Brookfield Square to make an appearance at their Kids Fest from 11:30 - 2pm.  JLC participated in their spring Kids Fest earlier this year and our athletes had a great time!
  • We will distribute flyers to customers throughout the store, and perform a few cheers before the fashion show.
  • What to wear:  full JLC uniform from head-to-toe.  
  • Please RSVP your attendance to Coach ASAP!  All athletes in attendance will earn community service hours for this event.

Birthdays this week ...

  • August 17th - Natalie!

Important announcements ...

Online Calendar
  • Our online calendar is a valuable tool for JLC parents to keep abreast of all JLC events.  It has been updated to include all practices, football games, competitions, appearances, and various other events for the entire season.
  • You can view our online calendar by clicking the "Calendar" button on the main menu bar near the top of this page.

Jr Lancer Football Season
  • The 2012 AAYFL football season schedule has been released, and our online calendar has been updated accordingly.  
  • New this year - Jr Lancer Football will travel to away games every other weekend.  JLC 6 - 8th grade cheerleaders will travel when the away game locations are within a 30-minute drive from BCHS.
  • Detailed game schedule and more information can be found here.

Fall Team Tumbling at Heat Athletics
  • The Fall Team Tumbling classes at Heat Athletics begin the week of August 19th, and will be held on Tuesdays at 5:30pm.
  • The class is limited to 15 athletes, and will cost $76 for 12 weeks.
  • To sign up for the class, please download the registration form here.  Your spot is not confirmed until your registration form and payment have been received.

Volunteers Needed

JLC is a 100% volunteer-run organization.  We wouldn't be successful if it weren't for our many volunteer coaches, Jr Coaches, team managers and parents like you!  We are in need for volunteers for the following two committees:
  • Competition Photographers & Videographers:  We are in need of several parents to take action photos and videos of our performances at competitions.  The photos and videos will not only give each family lasting memories of their team's performance and be used in our end of the season slideshow, but will also be reviewed by the coaches and team along with the judges' scoresheets after competition, so we can constantly improve and better our performances and skills.
  • JLC Cheer Clinic:  We are in need of several parents to join our Cheer Clinic committee.  We will host our first ever "for-profit" cheer clinic for Kindergarten to 5th grade girls the week of January 28th, 2013.   Clinic participants will learn a cheer and dance, and perform it as an exhibition team at the Brookfield Blast on February 2nd.  Adult volunteers will be needed to coordinate the craft, food & beverages, registration check-in, and t-shirt distribution.  Athlete volunteers of middle school age will be needed as "Mini Coaches" for the clinic.  Athlete volunteers will be required to attend 2 - 3 additional practices in January in preparation of the cheer clinic.  Funds raised at the clinic will help to pay for gym and mat storage space for the 2013 - 2014 cheer season.
  • Contact Coach Uhrle if you'd like to volunteer!  

Upcoming Events ...

August 8th - 29th
Spiritwear Sale

August 14th
Blue & White Team Appearance - Boston Store

August 18th
Blue Team Fundraiser

August 18th
Blue Team Appearance - Boston Store

August 19th
Blue Team Social

August 27th 
Parent Meeting

Friday, September 8th
Football Season Begins!

Quote of the Week

"At the end of the day, cheerleaders exist to inspire others.  So do so with integrity, because you never know who might be watching."  ~ JamFEST Events