Charger Girl Update – 1/8-14/18

*CHARGER GIRLS, PARENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES:

Great weekend practice for The Charger Girls!
Love the energy, smiles and vocals. You’re getting there…
Keep your heads UP and SMILE!!!!
*The USA/AHS Mandatory Competition and CheerPros State Title are coming up FAST on January 20th. Will you be ready?

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Thank you to Parent Volunteers Janice Alfallo and Lori Perfit WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO SHARE THE SPIRIT TEAM’S TREASURERS DUTIES!
The Spirit Team Members cannot thank you enough for stepping forward.
*They will be contacting all of the Parents/Representatives soon so we can get back up to speed!

Thursday, 1/11/18 – ALL PARENT/REPRESENTATIVES – SPIRIT TEAM BOOSTER MEETING – 7:30pm – Teachers Lounge.
EVERY ONE IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

*The MANDATORY (FOR PARENTS/REPRESENTATIVES TOO) USA/Agoura
Competition Fundraiser is January 20th at AHS.
COMPLETE information to come in Update on 1/14/18.

*IMPORTANT!!!!!!!
You will be sent the NEW link for Competition Parent/Representative shift sign ups!
*Concerns/Questions? Please contact Chairperson CeCe Arnold at: cecearnold2@gmail.com

THE TEAM MUST have at least ONE PARENT/REPRESENTATIVE to work a shift at the USA/Agoura Competition on 1/20 to receive your portion of the funds raised and credited to your Team Members account towards individual USA Nationals expenses.

*Its a great Competition and The Charger Girls will be qualifying for USA Nationals in exhibition at that time.

*THEN..the Team heads off on the bus to Pasadena to compete for the CHEERPros State Title!
What a day!…
Again – ALL INFORMATION WILL BE SENT BY EMAIL FOR BOTH 1/20/18 COMPETITIONS ON 1/14/18.

*ALL PARENTS/REPRESENTATIVES/FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND SUPPORT THE TEAM AT AT LEAST ONE COMPETITION THAT DAY!
You will be glad you did!

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:

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Spirit Team Trivia:

Pictured above are Charger Girls Delaney McKenna and Riley Rosefsky who were just two of The Charger Girls (and Stuntmen) in the 125th Rose Parade!
What an honor for those chosen to participate representing their Team…and AHS!
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This week for The Charger Girls:
BIG WEEK AHEAD! **Reminder – Please see Spirit Team Absence Policy on the Team website if you have missed a Mandatory class/game/practice/competition as it may impact your cheering/sitting out Athletic games/events and competitions this season.

MONDAY, 1/8 – – *MANDATORY – Class – PLEASE CUT YOUR NAILS…THEY WILL BE CHECKED!
BBB – Home : Please see your schedules for assignments. Your arrival time is 30 minutes before the start of the game

MANDATORY – BB – Arrive at your appointed time fully performance ready – Hair UP with white bow and WHITE Cheer shoes. NO JEWELRY/NAIL POLISH OR YOU MAY BE SENT HOME AND WILL NEED TO MAKE UP THE MISSED GAME AS ASSIGNED.
*YOUR PHONES ARE ONLY TO BE USED BEFORE AND AFTER THE GAME IN THE FOYER… AND ARE TO BE KEPT IN YOU BACKPACK WHICH WILL BE BY THE BACK OUTSIDE ENTRANCE TO THE GYM WITH YOUR JACKET AND ANY OTHER PERSONAL ARTICLES.
*NO CHATTING DURING THE GAMES PLEASE..YOU ARE THERE TO SUPPORT YOUR TEAM!
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WEDNESDAY, 1/10 – MANDATORY – Class
* MANDATORY – GBB : Arrive at 5:45 PM – ALL TEAMS – YOU WILL BE PERFORMING CROWDLEADING AT HALF TIME!
*Dress as above on 1/8/18!

*It would be great to have as many Parent/Representatives there at the Basketball game for support as possible..and say the cheer WITH THE TEAM!

THURSDAY, 1/11 – MANDATORY – PRACTICE AS SCHEDULED – 5-7:30pm.
*Game Day School/Game Dress decided for Friday, 1/12.

ALL PARENT/REPRESENTATIVES – SPIRIT TEAM BOOSTER MEETING – 7:30pm – Teachers Lounge.
EVERY ONE IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
This is the time to ask your questions, share your ideas… and support YOUR Team!

Friday, 1/12 – MANDATORY – Game Day school Dress
*Class

*ALL VARSITY – BBB – away @ Westlake – ARRIVE AT BUS IN FULL PERFORMANCE DRESS (as above under 1/8) – Bus Leaves at 4:45pm.
*No food or drink on the Bus please.
*You may bring water/a bar snack etc., (NOT FULL MEALS) and your needed money/essentials/sweats… in your Spirit Team Backpack.
*PLEASE REMEMBER – You are representing Agoura High School and your TEAM!

*ALL JV – Home – GBB – ARRIVE AT THE AHS GYM at 6:00pm IN FULL PERFORMANCE DRESS as above under 1/8.

*PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY,1/15…BUT THERE IS MANDATORY COMPETITION PRACTICE(s) FROM 10AM-3PM.

COMING UP:
*PLEASE WRITE ALL OF THE CALENDAR DATES IN YOUR PHONE/BOOK…OR WHERE EVER…IMMEDIATELY. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE IN ATTENDANCE AS ASSIGNED!

*PARENTS/REPRESENTATIVES – Please sign up for your MANDATORY shifts on the NEW link being emailed to you for the USA/Agoura 1/20/18 Competition/Fundraiser …TODAY!

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY,1/15…AND 1/29…BUT THERE ARE MANDATORY COMPETITION PRACTICE(s) FROM 10AM-3PM.
*IMPORTANT Reminder – Please see Spirit Team Absence Policy if you have missed a Mandatory class/game/practice/competition as it may impact your cheering/sitting out Athletic games/performances

*(Unless Notified – PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MANDATORY SEGMENTED PRACTICE SCHEDULE WILL REMAIN FOR EVERY WEEKLY MANDATORY MONDAY PRACTICE FOR 2018 – G Building )

*JV CHEER – 3-4:30pm

*VARSITY CHEER – 4-5:30pm

*ALL SONG – 5-6:30pm

*(Unless Notified – Regular Schedule will remain for EVERY WEEKLY MANDATORY THURSDAY PRACTICE FOR 2018) – “INCLUSIVE” PRACTICE… WITH ALL TEAMS ATTENDING TOGETHER – G Building – 5:00-7:30pm

*ADDITIONAL MANDATORY – WINTER SPORTS – TBD – More information to come when/if assigned.

*ALL Parents and Representative – Booster Meeting Dates: 1/11 (7:30pm) and 2/5/18 (6:30pm) – Teachers Lounge
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MANDATORY COMPETITION SCHEDULE 2018:

*COMPETITION – Saturday,1/20/18 – MANDATORY for Parents/
Representatives/Team Members – USA REGIONAL/AGOURA COMPETITION-FUNDRAISER – approx. 7:30am – 3:30pm

*COMPETITION – Saturday, 1/20/18 – MANDATORY
(Yes…two Competitions on the same day)

*Pasadena Convention Center – Time TBA – CHEERPros – State Title

*COMPETITION – Saturday, 2/10/17 – MANDATORY – ”Best of the West” – More information to come….

*COMPETITION – Friday, 2/23-25/18 – MANDATORY – USA NATIONALS COMPETITION- WEEKEND/OVER NIGHT STAY – ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER

*MORE COMPETITION(s) may be scheduled

*MANDATORY – SPRING SPORTS TBD – More information to come when assigned.

*Charger Girl Year End Banquet – TBD

*Charger Girl Tryouts – 2018-19! – TBD

AS ALWAYS: FYI…

PLEASE NOTE :
*We understand that when there is a school holiday that it is a temptation to take the day/weekend off too…however…the Mandatory schedule has been solidified and as a CIF Agoura athlete you have the responsibility to be in attendance…just as the athletes are on the field/court.

Your team is depending on you!

*Always, please double check….and…if you are NOT going to be in attendance at a MANDATORY game/class/performance/competition..etc..PLEASE MAKE SURE that Mrs. Koch is notified asap so that you are NOT placed in a routine as it is INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT to replace anyone thought to be participating

* ALL dates given as student body days off MAY NOT effect the MANDATORY attendance of The Agoura High School Spirit Team!

*Please see the Spirit Team Absence Policy…on the Team website for specifics as it may impact your Competition placement/cheering/sitting out Athletic games/events this season.

FYI….Just a note to PLEASE REMEMBER THAT:

*Any and all emails for Mrs. Koch/Coach Costas/Mrs. McGrew, Committees/Team..etc.. are to go to Mrs. Koch ONLY at :VEKoch@aol.com
*They be disbursed/answered/sent by Mrs. Koch … AFTER Coach Costas, Mrs. McGrew AND Mrs. Koch have discussed and decided on an OK…and/or.. a proper response to/for the appropriate people/group(s).
*THANK YOU

FYI – Volunteers:

*Treasurer(s) – Janice Alfalo and Lori Perfit

*Clothing – Laura Koenig – laura@koenigmail.com

Chairpersons and Committees:

*Year End Banquet – Melissa Phillips

*Photography – Karina Fraley : Volunteers …please email Mrs. Fraley your information to Karinafraley@yahoo.com

*Fundraiser Coordinator(s) – Megan Wallace and Lori Perfit

*USA/Agoura Regional Competition Organizing Committee – 1/20/18 – Chairperson, CeCe Arnold Committee, Lori Perfit, Ann Shuck,Mark Valdez,Laura Russo
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*PLEASE REMEMBER – An absence ALWAYS necessitates a detailed PARENTemail to Mrs. Koch at: VEKoch@aol.com

…ALSO…

*If you are sick or injured and cannot …participate in class/practice/games, events… a detailed doctors note is need…to sit out, as well as to resume active status.

*Please follow the previously emailed instructions from the Agoura High School Athletic Trainer so that you and the Team remain in compliance.

*GAMES/CLASS/PRACTICES AND EVENTS ARE MANDATORY AS ASSIGNED AND SITTING OUT GAMES…ETC…MAY TAKE PLACE IF THEY ARE MISSED
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**Reminder – Please see Spirit Team Absence Policy if you have missed a Mandatory class/game/practice/competition as it may impact your cheering/sitting out Athletic games/events this season.

*PLEASE ALWAYS COME TO ALL AHS PRACTICES/CLASS… DRESSED IN YOUR SPIRIT BLACK CHARGER T… WITH BLUE SHORTS/ATHLETIC SHOES.

(SONGLEADERS BRING JAZZ SHOES…. NO DANCING/CHEERING/STUNTING… IN BARE FEET OR SOCKS!). BRING WATER.

NO SWEATSHIRTS..ETC ARE TO BE WORN AT CLASS/ PRACTICE AS THEY ARE A SAFETY HAZARD!
*YOU ARE A TEAM…AND NEED LOOK LIKE IT TOO

*ALL SAFETY REGULATIONS REGARDING:

*PIERCINGS/ HAIR UP IN A HIGH PONYTAIL/NAILS/JEWELRY/NAILS/NO WRIST- HAIR TIES/PHONES/NO ANKLETS..etc…..ARE ALWAYS UPHELD!

*No deviation from the above….YOU MAY SIT OUT OF A PRACTICE/GAME/EVENT… UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLIED.

*UPDATES ARE ALWAYS POSTED..ALONG WITH OTHER PERTINENT, IMPORTANT INFORMATION, ON THE SPIRIT TEAM WEBSITE… FOR ALL TO SEE.
at: www.agouraspiritteam.com
*You are responsible for knowing the information found in ALL documents/Updates/emails…

*ALWAYS CHECK THE ‘COMING UP’ PORTION OF THE UDATES TOO!
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WISE WORDS:

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REMEMBER:

*BE VERY CAREFUL OF HOW YOU SPEAK ABOUT YOUR TEAM/TEAMMATES TO OTHERS… IN PERSON OR ON SOCIAL MEDIA ETC !
IT REFLECTS ON HOW YOU ARE… AS WELL AS THOSE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!
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*USE YOUR TIME WISELY! STUDY!!!!!!!!!
BOTH MANDATORY BASKETBALL/FINALS AND COMPETITIONS ARE IN JANUARY…ARE YOU READY?

With Charger Pride,

Emily Costas
Head Coach

Eileen MGrew
Teacher of Record

Vicki Koch
Team Coordinator

The Agoura High School
Spirit Team

‘The Charger Girls’

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*State
*Best of the West
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