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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Weekly Newsletter: August 2013, Vol 4


Cheerleader of the Week ...


  • Mia, 6th Grade
  • JLC Cheerleader since 2012
  • Favorite color: Lime green
  • Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Favorite Musician: Lindsey Sterling
  • Goal by the end of the season:  Round-off back handspring, more stunts!
  • What does "Team" mean to you?  Team means helping each other out, listening to each other, and being a good sport.



Coming up this week ... 

Monday, August 26th
  • Cheer Practice
    • NEW LOCATION:  Tonawanda Elementary School Gym
    • All team members to wear a blue tshirt and black shorts.
    • Sapphire: 5:30 - 6:00pm
    • All Football:  6:00 - 6:30pm
    • Titanium: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Thursday, August 29th
  • Cheer Practice
    • NEW LOCATION: Tonawanda Elementary School Gym
    • All team members to wear a white tshirt and blue shorts.
    • Sapphire: 5:30 - 6:00pm
    • All Football:  6:00 - 6:30pm
    • Titanium: 6:30 - 7:30pm
  • Football Cheer Jersey Orders Due!
    • $20, or $24 including personalization

Important Announcements ...


Competitive Team Attendance Policy
  • The competitive team attendance policy goes into effect on September 1st.  
  • All practices are mandatory for all competitive team members unless other arrangements have been approved of by the Head Coach.
  • Excessive absences (both excused and unexcused) will result in that team member being removed from her stunt group and possibly the entire choreography as well.
  • Of particular note:  All practices in the two weeks leading up to a performance or competition are mandatory to attend in its entirety.  Absences in the two weeks leading up to a performance or competition will result in that team member being pulled from that competition and being replaced by an alternate.
  • As always, all absences must be reported 24 hours in advance via our online absence reporting form in order for it to be considered an excused absence.
  • Contact Coach with any questions or concerns.


Titanium Stunt Classes

  • Titanium Stunt Practices are mandatory for all Titanium Team Members.
  • Our first session will start September 8th and will be held on Sundays at 5pm at Heat Athletics through November 24th.  Please note, we will have an additional stunt practice on THURSDAY November 21st at 5:30pm!
  • Registration and payment for the stunt class is now ONLINE:  https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=41370
  • Scroll down the page until you see "JLC Stunt Class" at the bottom of the page, and sign up for the class.
  • Fall session classes will be held on:  September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20; November 3, 10, 17, 21 (THURSDAY), and 24.
  • Please utilize your team roster to set up carpools for stunt practice!

Fall/Winter Team Tumbling
  • Registration is ongoing now for Fall/Winter team tumbling.
  • Beginner level will be at 6:30pm, and Intermediate/Advanced (must have a back handspring with NO spot) will be at 7:30pm.  
  • Classes are $10 each payable in advance. Payment will be split into three installments:
    • $50 due on September 1st for the following class dates: THURSDAYS ~ Sept 12, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17.
    • $50 due on November 1st for the following class dates:  FRIDAYS ~ Nov 8, 15, 22; Dec 13, 20
    • $80 due on January 1st for the following class dates:  FRIDAYS ~ Jan 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28.
    • We will not have class if the dates are not listed above.
    • There are no refunds for missed classes regardless of reason.
  • Classes will be held in the WHMS cafeteria. All class participants will help with the mats - the more hands on deck, the faster it will go.
  • Download the waiver form here, and return to Coach no later than September 4th with all three installment payments to reserve your daughter's spot in class.  As with tuition installment payments, checks will not be deposited until the due date listed above.

Photo Buttons
  • All photo buttons have been distributed.  Photo buttons are 2 for $10.  Please remember to send in your $10 to practice.
  • Photo make-ups will be done at the first home game of the season on September 14th.

Lancer Cheer Showcase & JLC Football Awards Reception - SAVE THE DATE!
  • Our 2nd Annual Lancer Cheer Showcase & JLC Football Awards Reception will be held on Wednesday October 23rd at BCHS.  Doors will open at 7pm.
  • All JLC teams - football and competitive teams - will perform at Showcase.
  • WHMS Parents - please note this is the same date as one of the Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Please avoid scheduling your conference on this date!
  • We will host an informal awards reception after Showcase to recognize our football cheer squads.  A formal invitation is being developed for you to print/email and share with your family and friends.
  • All JLC families will be requested to bring an item for our dessert bar to share.  Stay tuned for a Sign Up Genius email from Sapphire Team Manager Rene Crow.  

Quote of the Week ...

"Man cannot discover new oceans if he is afraid to lose sight of the shore." ~ Andre Gide