Sunday, June 1, 2014

Weekly Newsletter: June 2014, Vol 1

Coming Up This Week ...

Thursday, June 5th
    • Spring Team Tumbling, Session II, Class 5 of 5
      • Elementary - 6:15 - 7:30pm
        • Please arrive 15 minutes early to help set up the mats.
        • Parental assistance with setting up the mats is greatly appreciated with the elementary team as majority of  class participants are 2nd grade and younger.
      • Middle School  - 7:15 - 8:45pm
        • Please arrive 15 minutes early to warm-up and stretch.
        • All athletes to help put the mats away.
    • Mandatory Titanium Team Parent & Cheerleader Meetings
      • 5:30PM - Brooke
      • 6:00PM - Molly
      • 6:15PM - Lauren
      • 6:45PM - Mia
      • 7:00PM - Mackenzie
      • 7:15PM - Marisa
      • 7:30PM - India
      • 7:45PM - Tatiana
      • 8:00PM - Ana

    Saturday, June 7th
    • UCA Cheer Camp at Badger High School in Lake Geneva
      • Two adult chaperones and four Junior Coaches will accompany our team to camp.   Our team will also be assigned 12 - 15 UCA instructors for the duration of camp.
      • Participants will learn their halftime cheer and dance at camp, as well as go through proper stunt progressions.  Cheerleaders will be assigned to stunt groups based upon their grade level.  Please note that the stunt role that you have at camp may not be your permanent stunt role.
      • We have chartered a bus to transport our team to camp.  All cheerleaders are to meet at Brookfield Central High School at 10:15am.  Meet at the main entrance facing Gebhardt Road.  We should return around 6pm.  Parents will receive a text when we leave Lake Geneva to help anticipate our exact return time.
      • You must bring a completed and signed waiver to camp.  Please be sure to complete all areas of the form or you will not be permitted to get on the bus.
      • Girls should wear our pink spirit wear tee (or a light pink shirt if they didn't order the pink spirit wear tee) and black shorts.  Cheer or closed toe athletic shoes must also be worn.  Hair should be pulled away from your face in a high ponytail, and you should wear the pink polka dot cheer bow if you ordered one.  Please wear any cheer bow if you didn't order the pink polka dot cheer bow.  Please remove all jewelry and leave at home.  There will be no supervision of personal belongings at camp, and JLC and UCA will not be responsible for any lost/stolen items.
      • All cheerleaders should apply sunscreen before they arrive at BCHS, and also bring sunscreen with them to camp.  We will be outdoors for at least half of the camp, so sunscreen is a must!!
      • Cheerleaders must pack a lunch which will be eaten immediately upon our arrival at camp.  I recommend using lunch bags or small coolers and include ice packs to keep food items and drinks cold.  You should bring several water bottles and light snacks (think snacks that can be eaten in 1 - 2 minutes during a water break).  You can also bring a heavier snack to eat on the way home.  There will be no concessions or vending machines available for purchases - please be sure to pack enough to last you through the day.
      • The following cheerleaders are confirmed YES to attend camp with us:  Ainsley, Alena, Ana, Ari, Arianna, Betty, Brenda, Chelsea, Chiara, Cristina, Elizabeth, Eva, Grace, India, Jenna, Katelyn, Katy, Kendall, Kierra, Lyla, Mackenzie, Marisa, Megan, Meghan, Melanie, Mia, Molly, Morgan, Natalie M, Natalie S, Olivia, Pickles, Sami, Sara, Sophie, Tatiana
      • The following cheerleaders are confirmed that they are UNABLE to attend camp with us:  Angelina, April, Brooke, Elaina, Hazel, Madelyn & Tirzah.
      • I am still awaiting responses from the following cheerleaders:  Jada & Lauren.
      • If any team member is a no-show the day of camp, they will be assessed the camp registration fee.
    • Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser Begins
      • Fundraising packets will be distributed at BCHS when we return from cheer camp.  If your daughter is not attending camp, and you would like a packet, they will be available for pick-up at my home beginning June 8th.
      • The fundraiser will start June 8th and run through Tuesday, June 17th.

    Birthdays This Week ...
    • June 5th ~ Happy Birthday Grace!

    Important Announcements 

    Final Opportunity to Purchase Pink Spiritwear Tee!!

    • If you have not yet purchased a pink spirit wear tee, this is your final opportunity to do so. 
    • Due to vendor maintenance downtime, the online store will be open for a very short window - Sunday, June 1st through Monday, June 2nd at 10pm.
    • While any orders placed on June 1st or 2nd will not arrive in time for camp, the orders will arrive in time for the City of Brookfield Independence Day Parade.
    • If you haven't purchased a pink polka dot cheer bow, you may want to do so as we will wear the pink polka dot cheer bow at a specific football game in October in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
    • To place an order, please visit the following link:

    Football Spirit Squad - Additional Uniform/Equipment Orders

    • We are accepting orders now through June 20th for the following items:
      • REQUIRED:  Black V-Neck Bodyliner.  All families are required to provide their own black v-neck long sleeve top to be worn underneath the uniform shell.  You can purchase one through our uniform vendor via the order form, or purchase one on your own.
      • REQUIRED:  Cheer Shoes.  All families are required to provide their own all white cheer shoe.  You can purchase cheer shoes through our uniform vendor via the order form, or purchase them on your own.  Please note - the shoes listed on the order form are recommendations only, you are welcome to purchase any brand of all white cheer shoe.  COMPETITION CHEERLEADERS are highly encouraged to purchase Nfinity or V-Ro cheer shoes (these are NOT listed on the order form - email Coach for more information).  Competition Top Girls are REQUIRED to purchase Nfinity or V-Ro cheer shoes.
      • OPTIONAL:  Poms.  JLC will provide a pair of poms to each football cheerleader to use at football games.  A few families asked about the option to purchase their own poms, so I have made them available for purchase.  You will receive 1 royal blue and 1 white pom with your purchase. 
    • The order form has been emailed to all JLC families.
    • These items will be ready for pick up at a practice in early to mid-July.  
    • Uniforms (shell, skirt, briefs) and hoodies will be available for pick-up at a practice in late August.

    Sapphire Competitive Team Registration
    • We are continuing to look for girls currently in 4th & 5th grades to join our incredibly talented Junior Recreational Team - Sapphire.  There are no tryouts to join Sapphire!
    • While on-time registration closes on June 1st, we will continue to accept registrations for Sapphire through July 1st.

    Summer Team Tumbling
    • Registration for our Summer Team Tumbling classes are now open.  Summer tumbling classes are optional, but encouraged.
    • Summer team tumbling will be held at Midwest Twisters in Hartland.  Classes are $11 each and are payable in advance.  Please note - if you are traveling this summer, you can prepay just the dates that you will be attending.
    • Classes will be held at Midwest Twisters in Hartland on Fridays beginning June 20th.
    • Download the Summer Team Tumbling registration form here.
    • A $20 annual registration fee payable to Elite Tumbling LLC is required with your summer tumbling registration.

      Quote of the Week …

      "... Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing.  For to miss the joy is to miss all." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson