News & Announcements

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.

 

Homecoming Week

posted on Sunday, September 26, 2021

Friday- They should wear their uniforms to school. Then we are going to attend the Varsity game at Pattonville high school together. The girls need to be dropped off (or you can come and sit with us) at 6pm. They should wear their uniform with their midriff and pants. They will get in free. During the game, we will all sit together as a program and watch the game until half time. Once half time is over, they will be dismissed to leave. While with us, they will sit and watch unless they need to go to the bathroom.

Saturday- Breakfast will be provided for the girls. I don't know whether I'll be bringing donuts, bagels, or muffins. Everyone will be in a different place so please be patient with us. All teams need to wear their uniform and midriff. 6th grade is going to meet at Ladue High School at 8:15am for their game. I would really really appreciate if they could also stay for the first quarter of the 8th grade game since we will be running over after the parade. It will start right after the 6th grade game so there won't be a wait. 5th, 7th, and 8th grade will meet at the Maryland Heights Community Center at 9:15am for the parade. The parade starts at 10am. The route will start at the community center, head north on McKelvey, left onto Glenpark and North on Bennington until it ends at the High School if you want to watch. I know a lot of parents park at the high school and find a spot on Bennington in the neighborhood.  5th grade can pick up when the parade is over at the high school by the auditorium. 7/8th grade need to get over to Ladue High School as soon as possible for their game. I and a few coaches will be headed that way too so we are willing to carpool if we can get another parent or 2 to meet at the high school and take kids to Ladue. I have no idea when it will end.

Sunday- 5th grade has a game Sunday morning at Eureka High school. We have to meet at 8:15am and we will probably wear midriffs again too. 

 

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.

 

Homecoming

posted on Sunday, September 19, 2021

Friday October 1st, we will go to the varsity football game. The girls will meet at the high school stadium at 6:00 in their uniform (they get in free). We will sit together until half time then once half time is over, they are free to leave.

Saturday October 2nd, 5th, 7th, and 8th grade will go to the homecoming parade. They will meet at the Maryland Heights Community Center, time TBD. 6th grade will go to Ladue for their game at 8:15am. 7/8th grade will then go straight to Ladue after the parade for their game and we can carpool to make it easier.

5th grade has a game on Sunday the 3rd at Eureka at 8:15am. I know it's a lot but we will do our best.

 

New Schedule

posted on Sunday, September 19, 2021

The schedule for games has changed. Please see this new schedule for games but these times/locations are NOT finalized. May still change.

NEW SCHEDULE

 

Jacket Order

posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Our jackets are from Varsity, the same company as the uniforms. You can go onto their website below, create an account, and order your own jacket. You will pay them and it will be shipped to you so I don't have to collect and then distribute this time. The link is below as well as the pin. You'll need to create an account. Then once you get onto the jacket, you can type the name you want on the jacket and then the size they need. Be careful! The sizes are funky. They are seperated by youth and adult sizes. They also have a +1, +2, and +3 for the length. That adds inches to the bottom of the jacket if they need it to be longer. +1 is adding 1 inch, +2 is adding 2 inches, and so on. The SL is the sleeve length and that adds length to the sleeves too. To be completely honest, most people just order the regular size of a normal jacket and are usually fine. If you're curious, you can look at your child's uniform top and see how much was added to the length of their top and that will give you an idea of adding length or not. If you need help, let me know!

Jr. Pirates Team Shop Website: https://www.varsitycolors.com/Jr.PiratesCheerTeam/

Pin #: 1234

 

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.

 

Mandatory Practices

posted on Monday, August 09, 2021

Mandatory practices have started and will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8pm at Heights.