Sunday, March 1, 2015

Weekly Newsletter: March 2015, Vol 1

Coming Up This Week ...

March 1st - 7th
  • National Cheerleading Week
    • National Cheerleading Week was founded by Linda Lundy in 2005, with a vision to awareness of, and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of today's cheer athletes.

Monday, March 2nd

  • JLC on TMJ4's The Morning Blend!
    • TMJ4 invited JLC to bring a small group of our 2014-15 Nationals team members to perform LIVE on the morning show in honor of National Cheerleading Week, and our recent success at Nationals and Worlds.
    • The show starts at 9am - set your DVRs!

Wednesday, March 4th
  • Competitive Team Award Banquet 
    • Friday's Front Row at Miller Park
    • Festivities begin at 6:30pm - we will not allow early birds to enter our area early, and the deck/lobby of Miller Park is not heated, so plan your arrival times accordingly!
    • Dinner will be served at 6:50pm.
    • We have a wonderful night of entertainment, celebration & fun planned!
  • No Cheer Tumbling Class
    • March classes resume March 18th.
    • More information can be found further down this newsletter.

Saturday, March 7th
  • Uniform Return Deadline
    • Items to be returned - shell, skirt, and Titanium body liner.  You can keep your black body liners, briefs, and cheer bows.
    • Uniforms must be returned freshly laundered and free of stains in order to receive your deposit back.
    • The area that I am seeing the most need of cleaning is the white trim on the back of the skirt - hopefully you cleaned that area right after football games if the track was wet.  If you have significant black marks in this area that cannot be removed, you may need to pay for a new skirt!

Important Announcements ...

Join the JLC Run/Walk Team at the Run for the Hills 5K/2 mile fun walk!
  • April 26th at Mitchell Park
  • This is a 5K run or 2 mile walk through Fox Brook Park and Mitchell Park.  
  • We need a minimum of 10 participants to form a team.  As a team, we will be able to register for the discounted price of $12 per person.  Fee includes a commemorative shirt.
  • To register, complete this form - if you have multiple family members joining our team, you will need to complete one registration form per participant.  Then include ONE check for your entire family, and send the form and payment (payable to WHMS PTO) to Coach Uhrle no later than March 18th.  Do not register online as a team member!  Paper registrations only!
  • Team deadlines are earlier than general participant deadlines.  Coach needs to turn in all forms together, so please do not send your form in on your own if you wish to be on our team.
  • JLC's last team is featured on the official Run for the Hills website - let's earn our spot there this year with the largest team at the run!  We can do it!

March 2015 Tumbling
  • Registration for our March tumbling classes is now open.
  • March tumbling will take place on March 18th and 25th.  We will offer two classes determined by current skill level.
  • February tumbling participants each received their green registration form at class on February 25th indicating which class to register for.
  • An annual registration fee of $20 per tumbler is due with your March tumbling fees.  This is an annual fee assessed by Elite Tumbling, and is due in March of every year.
  • To register - email to reserve your spot, then bring the completed registration form and payment to your first class date on March 18th.  

Bring a Friend to Tumbling Day
  • All cheerleaders registered for March tumbling are invited to bring a friend to tumbling class with them on March 18th at no cost.
  • Our program has grown by leaps and bounds this past season, and we would love to see it continue to grow.
  • This offer does not apply to current or former Junior Lancer Cheerleaders.
  • If you are brand new to Junior Lancer Cheer - you don't need to know anyone currently on the team to tumble with us for free on March 18th.  We'd love to see you there!
  • Pre-registration is required for all friends attending our free tumbling clinic.

Competitive Team Panoramic Photo Orders



  • Our team panoramic photos proofs have arrived and they look GREAT!  Coach is hoping to have full sized samples displayed at the banquet on Wednesday March 4th.
  • A minimum of three orders per team must be received (we have never had issues with meeting the minimum in the past).
  • The price decreases if the number of orders increase.
  • Price points start at $45 for three orders, $40 for four to five orders, and $35 for six or more orders.
  • If you're interested, complete this online form no later than Friday, March 6th.  Coach will then contact you on March 7th with additional ordering information.

2015-16 Season Info Sneak Peak
  • Our registration night is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31st at 7pm at Wisconsin Hills Middle School.
  • We will again accept boys and girls entering grades K - 8th in Fall 2015.
  • We will have four football spirit squads.   There are no tryouts to be on a spirit squad.  Everyone that registers for our football spirit squad program is guaranteed placement onto a spirit squad. Placement will be determined by your grade in the fall, and grades will be combined depending upon the number of cheerleaders in each grade. Team assignments will be confirmed by mid-June.  I am considering taking each football squad to a competition next season - the Lions Pride Cheer Showcase at New Berlin Eisenhower High School in early November.
  • We will have just one competitive team next season - a combined 5th - 8th grade team determined by tryouts.  All cheerleaders wishing to be on our competitive team must tryout.  The competitive team is a "cut" team, we do not guarantee placement on the competitive team for everyone trying out.  Competitive team tryout clinics will be held June 1st - 4th, with tryouts on June 5th.  
  • Choreography will be held in late July, or in August.
  • Please save Saturday July 4th for the Brookfield Independence Day Parade.
  • I am still working on our summer practice schedule, but if you are looking for a "free" week to take a family vacation, I encourage you to do so during the following dates:  July 18th through July 26th.  These are the only dates I can guarantee we will not have any JLC events.
  • Competitive team practices during the school year will be on Sundays from 5 - 7pm at Heat Athletics, Mondays TBD at WHMS for mandatory tumbling, and Wednesdays TBD at WHMS.

Upcoming Events ...

  • JLC 2015-16 Registration Night #1
    • Tuesday, March 31st at 7pm
    • Wisconsin Hills Middle School
    • Learn more about our upcoming season, and save $50 with early bird registration discounts!
  • JLC at Brookfield Elementary High Interest Day
    • Friday, April 24th - we will offer sessions at 1:30pm and 2:30pm.  
    • Great opportunity for your friends to check out what cheerleading is all about!
  • WHMS Run for the Hills 5K and 2 Mile Walk
    • Sunday, April 26th at Mitchell Park
    • 5K Run and 2 Mile walk start at noon!
    • Join JLC's team - registration forms can be downloaded here.  Complete forms and payment must be sent to Coach by Wednesday, March 18th.
  • 2015-16 Season Registration Night #2
    • Thursday, May 7th from 7 - 8pm at Tonawanda Elementary School
  • JLC at Swanson Elementary SwansonFest
    • Friday, May 22nd - we will offer three sessions between 12:30 - 3:30pm
    • Great opportunity for your friends to check out what cheerleading is all about!