News & Announcements

Bowl Games

posted on Monday, October 18, 2021

The bowl games for this weekend have been announced. 5th grade will not play this weekend October 23. 6th grade will meet at 9:45am at Lindbergh High School for a game at 10am. 7/8th grade will meet at 11:15am at Lafayette High School for a game at 12pm. I do understand if you have already made plans but please plan to attend and support the team until November 6th which is the final championship game. 5th grade will not play this weekend but will play on the 30th and then probably on the 6th (fingers crossed). 

 

Bowl Games

posted on Monday, October 18, 2021

The bowl games for this weekend have been announced. 5th grade will not play this weekend October 23. 6th grade will meet at 9:15am at Lindbergh High School for a game at 10am. 7/8th grade will meet at 11:15am at Lafayette High School for a game at 12pm. I do understand if you have already made plans but please plan to attend and support the team until November 6th which is the final championship game. 5th grade will not play this weekend but will play on the 30th and then probably on the 6th (fingers crossed). 

 

Banquet

posted on Sunday, October 10, 2021

Banquet is coming up in about a month and we will need to have a headcount and money collected before then. I'm asking everyone to complete this form so I know who is attending and if they are bringing a guest or not. Even if your child is not attending, please complete the form and answer 'no'. Each child only gets 1 person to bring. The child and guest will be $20 each and can be paid via cash given to a coach, check made out to Jr. Pirate Spirit, or venmo to JPS-Jrpiratespirit. A headcount and money will need to be submitted before the banquet so I'm asking all money to be turned in by November 3rd.

 

Banquet

posted on Sunday, October 10, 2021

Banquet is set for November 16th at 6-8pm at the Heart of St. Charles. We will have dinner and awards for everyone! Each girl can bring 1 parent to banquet due to COVID restrictions. The cost for each person is $20 and we will send forms and collect payment closer to banquet.

 

Practice Location Change

posted on Sunday, September 26, 2021

We are moving to HOLMAN now. Holman is our inside gym so we are going to move all tumbling and practice to Holman. We will be on the baseball fields right by the Learning Center then around 7pm when it gets dark, we will go in to the gym. The kids have to have a mask to be in the building so please make sure they bring a mask. They should be bringing one anyway to stunt. We will have tumbling at 5:30 and then practice 6-7:30.

 

Wheelchair Basketball Game

posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021

I also am going to start getting ready for the wheelchair basketball game. This game is a fun high school event that we perform in. The game is on Thursday November 11 around 6pm. The high school teachers play an actual wheelchair basketball team with kids! We bring all 60 kids together into 1 giant routine and take over the court, it's a blast! I need to start preparing for this game and we will start practicing in a few weeks putting everyone together. When we start wheelchair practices, regular practice will be from 6-6:45 and then wheelchair practice will be 6:45-7:30 so we won't have additional practices for this. We will still practice Monday and Wednesdays until the game on November 11th. In order to be in the routine, the kids will need to be able to be at the high school around 5:30 on the 11th to warm up. We will also have 3 required practices on November 3rd, 8th, and 10th. If anyone misses those 3 practices, they will be pulled from the routine. I have to make sure our routine is safe and everyone knows what to do since it is such a large routine. Talk with your kiddo and see if they want to be apart of this game and if they can commit to practices, specifically those last 3. I need everyone to complete this form telling me if they are going to be in it or not. I will need an answer by October 1 please!

Here is the form.

 

COVID Protocols

posted on Friday, August 20, 2021

After discussing with the board, we are going to use the Pattonville protocols. Even though we are not affiliated with the district, it'll be easier to just have the same protocols as the school. I'm attaching the protocol guideline chart here. There are multiple scenarios telling what to do if a person comes into close contact with a positive case. It also includes if the person is vaccinated or not as well as wearing a mask or not.

Based on these guidelines and the fact that we are outside, we are not going to require masks during practice and games unless they are stunting. So everyone will still need to bring a mask to practice in case we do stunt. When we aren't stunting, we will be spread out and keep 3ft of distance between everyone. The only time we come closer than 3ft is when we stunt. Based on these guidelines, anyone that is vaccinated will not have to quarantine no matter what. The only time we will have to quarantine is if someone is not vaccinated and has their mask off within 3ft, which won't happen because we will have masks on when we are that close so we don't have to worry too much about it!! We will have extra masks at practice for those that forget one and I did order black masks that say pirates on the side for games. These masks will be part of their uniform and will need to be in their bag for games. The masks won't be in until the 2nd game though so for the first game we will just wear any mask for half time or you can use one of the cheap ones we will bring.