Too much going on this week so I am cancelling practice Monday.
IMPORTANT - Mrs Kinion will be in the bookkeeping office each weekday to accept cheer payments except for the following times:
6/17 - she will not arrive until after 10 am
6/19 - she will be leaving at 1:30
6/24 - she may be out all day
6/25 - she will be in after noon
6/28 - she will be there on after 1:30.
June 28 is the day that all remaining payments must be made in full. If I have NOT listed a date, then she is scheduled to be there between 8 am and 4 pm. You may miss her if she is at lunch or running an errand.
Please make sure I get my copy of your payment receipt and check your bill page on the website to make sure I have been updating the information. It is easy for me to make a mistake when tracking 40 individual bills.
I received and already paid the final cost for varsity camp and the cost will increase per person slightly since I am taking less people than originally anticipated. The gas cost is divided up so it may cost slightly more. We can try to do a single fundraiser this summer, like a car wash to offset it, or I can charge each person after the fact. If there is a varsity parent that wants to supervise a car wash let me know. All fundraisers must be approved by the district first so there is paperwork to fill out. I do not do car washes myself as I have supervised my share already over the last 16 years
I have also paid for JV camp and have been receiving the clothes and shoes for camp so I really need people to get caught up on their bills.
I have updated the SAT, ACT and PSAT dates page. Please, please, please look at these dates and keep in mind that we compete on Saturdays in Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb. Plan your testing dates accordingly.
Captain Tryouts!! Please text me by June 21 if you would like to be considered for team captain or co-captain. We will most likely have two co-captains this year. You must have been on Varsity for at least one year to apply. You do not have to be a senior. There will be an application process and you will be expected to address the team with the reason you want to be captain and why you think you would be a good captain.
Practice Monday 3:45 for those not out of town. JV and Varsity.
Camp shorts, briefs, shoes and poms are in for those who have been making payments. I will have the info for those who signed up to help at the birthday party on 6/22.
I need a parent to supervise at the birthday party. Both Karin and & will be out of town. Karin has softball with Kamrie and I will be at the Les Schwab Bowl with the South Cheer Team. Please let me know.
The following people signed up to help serve at Duniway 8th grade promotion which is tomorrow June 11. Be there by 6:30 please. Wear uniforms w/skirts (except Xochitl - I know you don't have one yet.
We will have practice next Monday - both JV and Varsity, from 3:45-5:00 (I still have to work ). I know school is out and some will out of town but please come if you are in town. If we have too small of a turnout, we will just be done until camp in July.
Football games have been added to the calendar. I have not checked to see when homecoming will be yet.
Varsity & JV will have practice Monday June 10. Arrive by 3:45 to warm up to begin by 4:00. We will be done by 5:00.
Tryston is missing a peanut butter cookie dough. Did anyone receive an extra by mistake?
I have received calls about cookie dough not being delivered. Make sure you take care of your order/customers. This reflects on the team and people will not buy next time if the team is people cant trust that you will follow through. This kind of think reflects on the entire team. One man told he he felt taken advantage of. Not OK.
Remember the varsity team meeting after school tomorrow.
Wascher carnival - any more people going?? Helpers for Duniway graduation??
So far I have not heard from anyone that they are not attending one of the summer camps.
I have added your cheer bill to the website. Hopefully I have added/subtracted everything correctly as I had frequent interruptions while figuring the bills. If you owe still, your May payment is due today to Mrs. Kinion at MHS. I can not take your payment - it must go to her. Monday will be OK if you are unable to see her today. The entire bill must be paid by June 30. To access your bill you need to enter your student ID number. (Kessia - you know what to enter until you get an ID number)
There may be additional costs for varsity depending on the final camp cost. This is an estimate as we have to pay for the activity van cost and gas costs. Also the rooms are based on quad occupancy and rooms with less than 4 people will cost more. I divide the cost up between all who are going. If people quit the team, this will increase the cost for everyone as a result. That is why I need to know right away if anyone plans to quit. Anyone who quits after today will be charged any fees incurred.
June 5, Wascher Carnival - I need people to sign up
5:15 - 7:10
7:00 - 9:00 pm
I am getting ready to finalize camp reservations, uniform order and camp clothes order. You must attend camp. JV must attend the NCA camp at OSU and Varsity must attend Thunder Camp. If anyone on Varsity is unable to attend Thunder camp then they must make arrangements to attend with JV. If you have been re-thinking your commitment to the team, now is the time to let me know if you are quitting. You will be charged camp and clothing costs if you do not inform me of your intent to quit by the end of today (5/31). I need to get the orders processed.
Varsity - we will have a team meeting on Wednesday at 4:00. This should take about 30 minutes. Make arrangements to be there.
JV Stunt practice Monday 3:45-5:30 at MHS
Varsity Stunting practice tomorrow, Wednesday 4-6. We would love to see everyone there so we can begin figuring out stunt groups.
Remember to deliver the cookie dough to people as soon as possible. The team sold more than 1200 boxes altogether! I hope to be able to create your individual billing information this weekend which will show how much you made plus any bonus money you made which will be applied to your account, as well as camp costs and uniform/accessories ordered and the personal deposit made after tryouts so that you will know what your outstanding balance is. I have to create 44 individual accounts on the billing page so it takes some time. Thanks for your patience.
Be watching the calendar for stunt and tumbling practices to be added soon now that spring sports are winding down. Varsity and JV will have seperate practice times.
Remember any upcoming community service that you have signed up to do. The next one is June 5 - Wascher School Carnival.
Remember to pick up cookie dough order at 3:30 Wednesday in food court at MHS. You need to deliver to your customers right away after pick up!!
If you have not paid Emma for your shirt from last weekend, remember to take care of it.
For those going to R & R 1/2 Marathon, we meet at MHS to leave at 6 am sharp, so show up a bit before that. We will be back well before noon.
Update from our Rock & Roll Half Marathon meeting.
Attending on Sunday: Ashley, Kalista, Nancy, Emma, Bailey, Hope, Brittaney, Hailey, Carissa, Samantha, Maranda, Erin, Adi, Darby, Kalynn, Sara, Ariel, Sam, Diana, Andrea.
If you are listed above and not able to attend, let me know. We will meet on Thursday to finalize plans (make signs, t-shirts, etc). During the meeting yesterday it was decided that the girls would wear black t-shirts (Emma will purchase and bring on Thursday), black shorts, pink tights, white socks, athletic or cheer shoes, pink scrunchies. Bring $5 for the shirt to the meeting Thursday. The boys will wear the black t-shirts and jeans or shorts of their choosing. We leave MHS on Sunday at 6 a.m. We are near the beginning of the course and should have the last runner pass our station before 9:30. We will come home after we are able to get to our cars and leave. There will be some traffic congestion so I don't know exactly what time we will be back but it should be before 11:30. Make sure to bring your own water and snacks.
Tumbling today 4-6. Meeting at 6 if you are going to Rock & Roll Half Marathon. Need Marathon waivers. Need drivers.
Parents, I am looking for gift certificates for a raffle fundraiser we will be doing for the general cheer fund to help pay for competition costs. If the fundraiser is not successful, parents will need to help pay for competitions this year. I need gift certificates need to be at least $20 each and I need 15 to 20 prizes. I will be purchasing an Ipad to raffle off as well. Once I get everthing complete I will need parents to sell the raffle tickets. I will have a meeting to discuss this as well as final uniform & camp costs soon.
Please remember to call your team leaders by 6:00 with your cookie dough order update.
I need to meet with everyone planning to go the the Rock & Roll Half Marathon. Meet me after tumbling practice tomorrow, Tuesday, 6:00. We need to have a plan as we are being judged by the runners while there. We need a theme, signs, etc. Also I MUST have your waiver form so bring it to the meeting. I will not be able to take you unless I get the form tomorrow. I have to fax them to the marathon coordinator. I asked for them last week and only a few of you returned them to me.
I need drivers Sunday morning. We need to be in Portland by 7 am and will be done by 10 am.
Please check below to make sure you remember to attend the community service projects you signed up to attend.
Some are at Memorial tonight to help and some to perform. Everyone please arrive by 5:45 tonight and check in at the volunteer table.
Tomorrow, those going to Portland meet at MHS at 8:00 to leave by 8:15. I have two drivers lined up plus myself. Hopefully we will fit everyone listed below in three cars!
Wear appropriate clothing. No halter tops, no spaghetti strap tops, no super short shorts. Please dress modestly. You will be working with the public so be on your best behavior and HAVE FUN!
Check your calendars for Team Tumbling on Tuesdays!!
Cookie dough checkpoint for yesterday shows Team Morgan in the lead with 253 boxes sold! Every person on her team has sold boxes. Total boxes to this point for all teams is 757. Remember, your entire profit goes toward your cheer bill. Sam Farr is in the lead with individual sales! Good job, Sam. Many others met their checkpoint one goal of selling 15.
Cheer bills will be posted on a brand new Billing page as soon as I get the totals from Varsity Spirit Fashion. The first thing that will need to be paid is the fee for the summer safety training/cheer camp expenses. Varsity camp cost will be $425 and JV camp cost will be $295.00. If you did not make your April 30 payment of $100 for the camp deposit, please take that to Mrs. Kinion (MHS bookkeeper).
Remember to call your team leader with your cookie dough report before 6 pm tonight so we can chart your progress.
Community Service events are listed below. I need the permission forms now for the Rock & Roll 1/2 Marathon You can turn those forms in Tuesday May 7th at open tumbling. I will post it here on the newsflash screen. Since our last meeting, two other schools have requested our assistance at their school carnivals. Memorial this Friday and Wascher on June 5th. Memorial would be 5:30-7:00 and 7:00-8:30. Wascher would be 5:15 - 7:10 and 7:00 - 9:00. Let me know if either of these dates work and what time you could work. I know this time of year is very busy for you but the school really appreciate your help working with the younger children.
Thank you to all who worked at Columbus last Friday :)
If you have not paid your camp deposit, please do so today as it was due last week. Mrs. Kinion is in the bookkeeping office at MHS and can give you a receipt. Just tell her it is a cheerleading deposit.
May 10 - Work Memorial Carnival 6:00 until done (check in at 5:45)
Need people to sign up
May 10 - Partner and Group Stunts perform at Carnival 6:00-7:00
Gina, Dominique, Tryston, Madi, Devin, Samantha
May 11 - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - Portland International Raceway (need parents to transport-please call me)
We will leave MHS at 8:15 sharp - you get a free t-shirt, too!
Driving - Michelle Albert, Tammy Small (4), Tracy (4)
May 17 - Grandhaven Carnival 6:00 till done
May 17 - Rock & Roll 1/2 Marathon (time tba - need parents to transport)
May 18 - Rock & Roll 1/2 Marathon (time tba - need parents to transport)
Cancelled - we were not chosen to participate on Friday or Saturday - Sunday is still a "go" however!
May 19 Rock & Roll 1/2 Marathon (need parents to transport - we need to meet and decide on a theme as we are judged by the runners for the honor of Best Spirit Group)
June 5, Wascher Carnival - I need people to sign up
5:15 - 7:10 or 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Duniway - serve cake & help set up for 8th Grade Graduation - 6:15 to serve cake & Punch.
Need 6-7 to serve and 3-4 for set up. Set up time tba
Sydney, serve at - 6:15
June 29, Habitat for Humanity Run Walk Ride, work check point stations
Remember the uniform fitting appointment Thursday, May 2nd at MHS at 6:30 pm. This will take longer for new cheerleaders than it will for returners. We will meet in the freshmen commons downstairs. This is for all new team members and any returner who needs to order anything (poms, different size skirt, shoes, etc.)
Please text me to work at Columbus School carnival this Friday, May 3rd, from 6:00-8:30.
Please check the community service coming up on the calendar. I will need cheerleaders to cheer on the walkers/runners at a few events this month plus I need parents to drive to those venues.
You can bring your cheer deposit to me at Columbus or at the meeting tonight. I just found out that the MHS bookkeeper, Mrs. Kinion, is out all week. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Bills will be going out in the mail soon for the coffee card/money not turned.
Forms for tryouts are past due. Without the contract and district liability form, you will not be allowed to participate in tryouts.
Seniors - you are expected to help with tryouts.
Anyone attending open gym MUST bring their permission form. Remember that the complete tryout packet needs to be turned in by April 19 in order to participate in tryouts. Seniors need to be there to help with open gym and tryout week after you are finished each day with spring sports.
Remember - parent/candidate tryout meeting tonight @ 7 in the MHS Auditorium. Spread the word.
Memorial School would like us to perform at their carnival. The coed group (Tryston, Gina, Madi, Dominique) and the partner stunt (Devin, Gina, Samantha) and the varsity girls homecoming dance. Please mark your calendar for May 10 performing twice between 6:00 and 7:00 pm.
I will be deleting some people from newsflash soon (seniors & their parents) and anyone not trying out next year. If you are getting this msg and want to be removed now, text me.
No tumbling tonight.
Team Banquet - thank you so much for coming last night, bringing & sharing some wonderful food and celebrating every team members successes this year. If anyone would like a cd copy of the slide show please let me know. It only plays on a computer (not a dvd player) which I discovered last night! It really does have music - old style Def Leppard rock, Journey, and some Fun and Phillip Phillips, which you did not hear last night. It contains both JV and Varsity pictures for the whole year. Let me know. Thank you to Brittaney, Samantha and Morgan for providing the pictures!!
Things you need to know - for current and future team members!!
Remember - tonight is the first parent/candidate meeting for the 2013-14 cheer team. Tryout packets will be handed out and we will discuss the overall cheer program at MHS. There will be another on on Tuesday if you are unable to attend tonight.
Crab feed helpers still needed. At this time I have Samantha, Darby, Brittaney, Hope, Ashley, KaLynn, Gina. Times are Saturday (tomorrow) from 11:00 to about 2:00.
Wascher Elementary needs helpers during their Kindergarten Registration on May 9th from 3:00-6:30. You dont have to commit to the entire time. Those of you who plan to go into the educational field might want to have these community service hours to record.
Last year a group of about 10 JV and Varsity volunteered to cheer at the Making Strides 2 mile findraising walk at the Portland International Raceway. The coordinator of this event still brags to people about how impressed she is with the McMinnville Cheer program and has specifically asked us to do this again! The event is May 11 from 7:30 to about noon. If you want to know more about how fun the event was last year ask Samantha, Gina, KaLynn, Dominique, Sam F, Hailey - just to name a few who attended.
We have also been invited to cheer at the Rock & Roll Half Marathon in downtown Portland. Only a select number of cheer teams have been asked to attend and they will actually donate to our cheer fund for doing so. This event is on May 19th. This event requires waiver forms. I will get those to you at the uniform fitting appointment. Graduating seniors can also participate. It looks to be a really fun event.
Relay for Life - June 21st. The new teams for both JV and Varsity will take part in this event so put it on your calendars.