Sunday, September 21, 2014

Weekly Newsletter: September 2014, Vol 4

Coming Up This Week ...

Sunday, September 21st

  • Titanium Team Practice @ Heat Athletics
    • 5 - 7pm
    • Dress code: blue shirt, black shorts.  Bring running shoes & cheer shoes.
    • Drop off is in the parking lot behind the building.  We will start off with our run right away.  
    • Known absences: Lyla

Monday, September 22nd
  • Sapphire Team Practice @ Tonawanda Elementary
    • 5:30 - 7pm
    • Mat Duty: Donoghue & Kumer (arrive at 5:15pm)
    • Mat Clean Up: Betts & Gagliano
    • Dress code: green shirt & black shorts.  Bring running shoes & cheer shoes.
  • Invite Only Tumbling
    • 6 - 7pm
  • No Football Spirit Squad Practice
    • Jr Coaches are unavailable due to high school cheer practices as this is Homecoming Week
  • Titanium Practice @ Heat Athletics
    • 8 - 9pm
    • Dress code: green shirt & black shorts.  No running shoes needed.

Wednesday, September 24th
  • Sapphire Team Practice @ Tonawanda Elementary
    • 5:30 - 7pm
    • Mat Duty: Donoghue & Taipala (arrive at 5:15pm)
    • Dress code:  white shirt & blue shorts.  Bring running shoes & cheer shoes.
  • Titanium Team Practice @ Tonawanda Elementary
    • 6:45 - 8:45pm
    • Mat Duty: McCoy & Roth
    • Dress code:  white shirt & blue shorts.  Bring running shoes & cheer shoes.

Saturday, September 27th
  • A Squad Football Game at Brookfield Central HS
    • Arrival at 8:30am
    • No known absences
  • B C & D Squad Football Game at Brookfield Central HS
    • Arrival at 10:00am
    • B C & D Squad will combine and cheer for the B Squad this week as the C & D boys have away games.

Important Announcements 

2nd Offering - JLC Parent T-Shirt

  • We are offering our JLC 2014 Parent T-Shirt for a 2nd printing run!
  • Shirts are just $10 each - print out this order form and send with your check payable to Junior Lancer Cheer no later than Saturday, September 27th.
  • Shirts will take up to 3 weeks for processing.

Theme of the Week ...


Honesty means acting in a trustworthy way so that you will respect yourself and be respected by others.  When you practice honesty, you do the right thing (integrity), you can be counted on to do what you say you will do (trustworthy), you won't take things you don't deserve (fairness and honor), you will say what you mean and mean what you say (sincere and truthful).  

Daniel waved at his mother who was watching from the kitchen window. She waved back. He tossed his new football into the air and caught it again.
He was having fun without being bad. That was good.
That was before Daniel saw the neighbors' big, gray cat.
He watched it crawl along the top of the wooden fence that divided his back yard from the neighbors'.
"You mean old cat!" Daniel shouted.
Daniel didn't like that cat. He had tried to pet it once and got a big scratch.
The cat yawned, then scratched the top of the fence. Tiny pieces of wood floated down to the grass.
"Stop wrecking my daddy's fence!" Daniel demanded.
"You're in big trouble," Daniel said. He took the football and threw it with all his might.
At the last possible instant, it jumped out of the way. The ball flew over the fence, passing right where the cat had been.
"Wow!" Daniel whispered. He couldn't believe he'd come so close.
Then he heard a SMASH!
"Oh, no!" he groaned.
Daniel crept toward the fence and peeked through a crack. He saw his football lying by the wall of his neighbors' house. And right beside it was a big blue flowerpot cracked on one side. "Oh, no!" Daniel moaned. What am I going to do?
Daniel walked around to the gate.
I should ask for permission to go into our neighbors' yard, he thought. But then Mom will find out about the bad thing I've done. Daniel shook his head. He didn't want that to happen. Instead, he checked the latch. Good, it's not locked.
Opening the gate, Daniel walked inside.
He ran toward his football and quickly picked it up. Staring at the broken flowerpot, he wondered what to do.
Whatever I do, I better hurry, he thought. I shouldn't be here.
Daniel stuffed the pieces of pottery into the pocket of his sweatshirt.
"This is really bad," he mumbled.
Grabbing the flowerpot with both hands, he spun it around until the broken spot faced the wall. He smiled. The bad thing was hard to see.
Now I've got to hide the pieces, he thought.
Closing the gate behind him, Daniel searched for a place to hide the broken pieces.
"Daniel, where have you been?" Mom asked as she headed up the sidewalk. "I've been looking for you."
Daniel wanted to say that he'd been playing in the front yard. He wanted to lie.
But that would be another bad thing. He remembered his first bad thing: throwing the ball at the cat. He felt bad about the second bad thing: smashing the flowerpot. Then there was the third bad thing: going into the neighbors' yard without permission. He suddenly realized his fourth bad thing: trying to hide the broken flowerpot.
And now Daniel wanted to hide all his bad things with a big lie.
No, that would be really bad, he decided.
"Mom, would you still love me, even if I told you some bad things I've done?" he asked.
His mother smiled. "Of course, Daniel." She knelt beside him, so she could listen better.

Daniel took a deep breath and pulled a hand full of pottery out of his pocket. Mom could see the broken pieces, but that was okay. This would be good.