Weekly Reader 8/21/15

Hello Cheer World Families,

 

This Week:

And just like that, Summer Schedule is officially over.  All choreography has been completed and teams are starting to piece together their routines for the upcoming season!  The School Year Schedule begins Monday, 8/24 for ALL team practices and classes.  Our first Sunday practice will be on 8/30.

We are looking forward to some great weather tomorrow for the Car Wash & Hot Dog Sale!  There are still spots open to help out (sign up in the section below). Be sure to spread the word to friends and family to come support the CW Boosters and make their ride shine!

Finally, one of the most important parts of learning, is learning how to learn… CLICK HERE for a great article for both athlete(s) and parent(s) on 13 Ways to be more Coachable!

 

Car Wash & Hot Dog Sale Sign Up!: 

The rescheduled Car Wash & Hot Dog Sale will take place on Saturday, August 22nd from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Discount Drug Mart, State & Wallings Road in North Royalton.  We need volunteers to Sign Up again!  Even if you signed up for the original, we need you to “re-sing” up to make sure our spots are filled. Hopefully those who couldn’t make the first date are able to make the second!

Please CLICK HERE to sign up today!

 

Crossover Fee & Payment Schedule:

For families with athletes who are on more than one team, Crossover Billing Information will be sent home in a subsequent email next week.

 

Picture Day Schedule:

Team Picture Day is Sunday, September 13th.  Please CLICK HERE for the schedule and to download the order form.

 

School Year Class Pass Schedule:

Please CLICK HERE for the School Year Class Pass Schedule.  The schedule does change periodically and we will send any updates home by email.  This schedule begins Monday, 8/24.  All athletes enrolled in August Class Pass will need to attend the School Year Schedule.

All students must be re-enrolled into September Class Pass through your Customer Portal, there is NOT auto re-enroll between August and September.  Exception, Omega & Lambda athletes still remain in Class Pass as it is included with tuition.

 

Boosters Discount Cards:

“We have 1 more week to sell our discount cards.  We are still encouraging everyone to sell their cards and even pick up a few more at the front desk, we are trying to reach our goal of 500 cards.  If your cards or money are not turned in by the due date – August 31, your account will be charged the amount of $10.00 per unreturned cards.”

– The CW Boosters

 

Cheer World Sponsored Football Game:

Cheer World is sponsoring the opening night football game at Brecksville Broadview Heights High School on Friday August 28th.  We are looking for some Cheer World athletes to volunteer to represent Cheer World and handout giveaways, showcase skills and rep the C-Dub Nation!  Please RSVP BY CLICKING HERE by August 26th.  Athletes would need to report at 6:15pm on the BBHHS Stadium on August 28th and volunteer through the first quarter.

 

Tuition adjustment September 1st:

As communicated in the Financial Policies, the monthly tuition will increase from September through December.  The Base Tuition rate will return January 2016.

 

Family Connection Program LIST:

From our humble beginnings as a Cheerleading program based out of Gym World, Cheer World was built on a foundation of family. In our early years, we were able to have close, interpersonal relationships with each athlete and family in our program. With hard work from both our athletes and coaching staff, the program has grown to 200+ team members and the “reach” of our arms have been extended.

It is important to us that we don’t lose that family atmosphere and connection and we realize that communication along with some one-on-one time is key to this! New this season, we are excited to unveil the Family Connection Program! This program will provide an opportunity for veteran C-Dub families to help mentor and guide new families to both Cheer World and/or All Star Cheerleading!

Earlier in the Summer, we gave families the opportunity to opt into the program. Please click the link below to view the Family matchings. We ask that families take a second to reach out to their connected family to introduce themselves. Set a time to chat at the gym, correspond over email or text, whatever is easiest.

FAMILY CONNECTION LIST

If you missed the opportunity to participate and would like to, please email pat@cheerworldallstars.com. If possible, we would love to continue connecting families as the requests come in.

 

Pick Up / Drop Off Policy: (REMINDER)

Once the School Year Schedule begins, it is CW’s policy that athletes can NOT be dropped off at the gym more than 30 minutes prior to scheduled practice/class.  Likewise, they must be picked up within 30 minutes of the conclusion of scheduled practice/class.  If an extenuating circumstance requires the need to do so, please confirm with the team coach or Front Desk on a case by case basis.  Sunday crossovers are an exception to this rule.

 

Got Cubbies?: (REMINDER)

We have more now!  Please let your athlete(s) know that all athlete belongings must be stored in the cubbies located inside of either gym.  They should NOT leave their belongings in the lobby or on ANY tile floor area.

 

CheerSport Atlanta “Stay to Play” Exemption Form: (REMINDER)

We have had numerous questions regarding the “Stay to Play” policy for events this season.  Cheer World, along with every other program attending Varsity events this season are required to comply with the “Stay to Play” policy.  The event producers have even gone as far as disqualification for not complying with these policies.  Ultimately, CW’s hands are tied and need our families to abide by the policy.

There are ways out of the requirement, which you can find by CLICK HERE and submitting an Exemption Form.

 

Make Up Kits: (REMINDER)

Attention Alpha, Lambda, Delta, Epsilon, Kappa, iota & Omicron families:  Make Up Kits are at the Front Desk and available for purchase.  These are the same kits as last season, so returning athletes may not need to purchase another kit.  The kits are $24.99 plus tax.  We will be hosting a “how to apply” clinic for team parents, as well as supplying a video on this years look.  For any new families, and to be certain we are all on the same page, all CW All Stars are required to wear the Make Up design on competition days.

Worlds athletes will receive a separate email with explanation of make up needs.

 

Book your Hotels for the Season!: (REMINDER)

Please CLICK HERE for the spreadsheet that contains important hotel booking information for the entire season. Hotel blocks have been secured at most of the competitions.  If the block is not open yet, this information will be available in an updated spreadsheet in the upcoming Weekly Reader correspondence.  Thank you for understanding that the competitions require us to block these hotels through their housing companies because of the “Stay to Play” policies in place.  We try to comply and have families stay in these blocks as much as possible.  For NCA Dallas, this policy is strictly enforced and the team can be disqualified if you do not stay in the reserved hotel block.  We have gotten on every list at the earliest possible time and have tried our best to be as close to the competition venues as possible for each city.

We have had several questions regarding on when to book travel for competitions.  Unfortunately, we don’t have any more information on General Schedules for the events at this point than what can be found on the Event Producers websites.  As a general recommendation, any of the flight travel competitions we recommend planning on departing Friday and returning Monday.  CW Policy is that all athletes must arrive the day before we compete for any out of town events (Regional Events such as Columbus & Pittsburgh do not fall under the “out of town” category), as we don’t want athletes traveling all day then competing, or running the risk of a delayed/missed flight etc.  Once an athletes awards session is over, they are dismissed from the competition.

Please note that some of these blocks have imminent deadlines – If you are traveling to Indianapolis or Atlanta and wish to stay in the block, please reserve your room before August 1.

Each hotel has different cancellation policies which can be found when you enter the reservation site.

If you have any questions about hotel booking, please contact Julie Lyden at slyden@hotmail.com or 440-552-2907.

 

Choreography Clean Up Schedule: (REMINDER)

Please see the schedule below for the Mandatory Choreography Clean Up-

Saturday 9/26-

Omicron 9am – 12pm          Lambda 9am – 12pm

Delta 1pm – 4pm          iota 1pm – 4pm

Sunday 9/27- *Please note there will be NO regular scheduled practices on this date

Omega 12pm – 3pm          Alpha 12pm – 3pm

Epsilon 12pm – 3pm          Immortals 4pm – 7pm          Kappa 4pm – 7pm

 

 

Save the Date: (FINAL REMINDER)

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 16th for the first CW Boosters fall Cheer Camp!  Just like our Presidents Day Camp, this is a fabulous fundraiser for the CW Booster Club. This is also a great for opportunity for our older All Star athletes to instruct and run this day camp.  More information will be out soon from the Boosters!

 

Typo Correction: (FINAL REMINDER)

We caught a typo in our “Important Dates” that we released earlier in the season.  The gym is NOT closed on 8/30 & 31 for Labor Day, since this year Labor Day is 9/7.  This means there WILL be Sunday practices on 8/30.  The gym will be closed 9/6 & 9/7 for the holiday weekend.

 

Believe,

 

The Cheer World Staff