During the month of November 2018, Shen cheerleaders will be conducting a gourmet cheesecake sale fundraiser.
Accel Sports Fundraising sales packets containing flyers describing the products, order forms, and description of sales incentives were handed out in the green folders at the parent info meeting.
Each cheerleader is required to sell (15) cheesecakes. They are $20/pc. and will be delivered frozen on Wednesday, 12/19/18 at 6pm (end of practice). If not delivered to your customers the same day, they should be stored in a freezer or cold area (i.e. garage or in a cooler outside).
Order forms and payment are due on Friday, 11/30/18.
Shen Cheer will again be operating a gift-wrapping table at the Crossgates Mall for the holiday season during the 12/8-12/9 weekend in December.
Gift wrapping supplies due on 12/3–see your personalized info sheet from the green folder given at the parent meeting.
Shifts / sign-up information — Sign-Up Genius:
JV – Saturday, 12/8 Varsity – Sunday, 12/9
** PARENTS NEEDED TO SUPERVISE ON EACH SHIFT (mall rules; use Sign-Up Genius)**
Alpin Haus has again generously donated (2) $100 gift certificates for Shen Cheer to raffle off. Cheerleaders will be required to sell (10) tickets each ($5 per ticket). Ticket stubs and money are due on Thursday, 12/13/18 (booster club gets portion with entrant contact info.). Please turn in stubs/money in the self-sealing envelope in which they were distributed to Bela Rau (varsity) on the due date.
The drawing will be held at halftime of the home boys basketball game on Tuesday, 12/18/18. Entrants do not need to be present to win.
Please see the attached flyer for information on tumbling lessons being offered by the Cheer Intensity All-Stars (6-week session).
Click link for flyer/release form: Plainsman Youth Tumbling Class Flyer_Sept 2018
Shen cheerleaders will again support this excellent cause by cheering on the runners participating in the kids’ dash, walk, mile run, and 5K race!
** Meet Mrs. Lacijan / Mrs. Barlow at the volunteer check-in booth at the beginning of your scheduled shift (see shift times below). If you are willing/able to assist for longer than your scheduled shift, please let us know (contact tab above), as Nick’s Run race staff generally need more help throughout the entire event.
(tentative shift times; subject to change)
10:30 – 11:30 Freshman Team (Nick’s Dash, Nick’s Mile)
11:30 – 12:30 JV Team (2-mile walk)
12:30 – 1:30 Varsity Team (Nick’s Run 5K race)
At halftime of the home JV football game on Sat., 9/22/18 (game starts at 12pm), Varsity cheerleaders and Future Shen Cheerleaders will present the cheer clinic routine taught during the clinic the previous weekend.
Come out to Chipotle & Menchie’s at the Clifton Park Center on Monday, 9/10, between 4pm-8pm for a profit-sharing fundraiser supporting Shen Cheer !!
DINNER + DESSERT = WIN FOR YOU AND SHEN CHEER !!
- Monday, 9/10/18 from 4pm-8pm at Chipotle and Menchie’s at Clifton Park Center
- For every *qualifying* purchase, Chipotle will share 33% and Menchie’s will share 20% of the proceeds from that sale with Shen Cheer!!
- **for a purchase to qualify, you must show a hard (paper) copy or electronic copy (on your phone) of our fundraiser flyer (below)
- if you don’t have your phone or a copy of the flyer, just tell the cashier at checkout that you’re there for the Shen Cheer fundraiser–it’s that simple!!
- Tell your family, friends and neighbors and share the flyer with them–the more people that participate, the more our teams benefit!
Allan Barger (Extreme Team Sports Photos) will be at practice on Thursday, 8/23/18 to take team photos for the fall/football season. The photo order form is attached (link below to open). Please be sure to complete all required fields on the form and make checks payable to ‘Extreme Team Sports Photos.’
Winter season cheerleading tryouts will be held on Wednesday, 11/7 and Thursday, 11/8 from 4pm-6pm both days, at the Shatekon gymnasium. Info. packet (cheerleading contract, requirements, etc.) is linked below.
Winter 2018 Cheerleading Info. Packet:
The NCA commuter / day camp will be held from Tue., 7/17 – Thu., 7/19 (hours 9am-5pm daily) at the Roesselville Elementary School (S. Colonie School District). The address is 100 California Avenue, Albany, NY 12205.
This camp is not mandatory, but is highly recommended by the coaches.
The cost of the camp is $150 per cheerleader. Checks and release form (linked below) should be made payable to ‘Shen Cheerleading Booster Club,’ and need to be mailed/delivered to Coach Sharon Figel at 27 Gretel Terrace, Ballston Lake, NY 12019 no later than 7/1/18 *NO EXCEPTIONS*
NCA camp participant release and waiver form:
On Wednesday, 6/6/18, there will be an informational cheerleading meeting for boys and girls who are currently in 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. Anyone interested in trying out for freshmen, JV, or Varsity football cheerleading should attend. The meeting will be held in the High School East main cafeteria at 4pm. See you there! GO SHEN!!
Link to fall sports information meetings schedule:
Fall Cheer info. packet:
Save the date!! This year’s banquet will be on Sunday, March 31 at the Hilton Garden Inn (Clifton Park Center), where we will celebrate the 2018-19 cheer season! Invitations will be mailed soon, with RSVP and payment information.
On Monday, 02/12/18, Shen Cheer Booster Club will be holding a profit-sharing fundraiser at the Menchie’s Clifton Park location (next to Chipotle). Shen Cheerleading will earn 20% of all sales (between 5pm-8pm), in which our fundraiser is mentioned and/or the flyer above is shown.
Please share this with your friends and family and come out for an early Valentine’s Day treat!
On Saturday, 01/13/18, Shen Cheerleading will host the first Shen Showcase at the Shen HSE gymnasium. This will be a non-judged friendly invitational open to Section 2 cheerleading teams, giving the girls an opportunity to loosen up, practice their routines, socialize with fellow Section 2 teams and get the jitters out before the real competition begins!
Doors open at 08:30 am; warm-ups begin at 08:55 am.
Entry fee – $5 (under 4 years old free; no charge for participating cheerleaders)
Refreshments and event t-shirts will be available for sale.
SEE YOU THERE!!
JV cheer will have mandatory choreography sessions on Saturday, 12/02/17 (2p-6p) and Sunday, 12/03/17 (2:30p-6:30p) at Cheer Intensity.
During the months of December and January, Shen Cheer will be collecting childrens’ winter hats, gloves/mittens, and socks, in support of Things of My Very Own. Other items needed are diapers, school supplies, and hygiene items.
Things of My Very Own is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention services to at-risk children whom have been impacted by abuse and/or neglect.
Shen Cheer will have marked collection boxes outside the gymnasium entrances at each home basketball game. If you would like to arrange for pick-up of a larger donation, please click on the ‘contact us’ link above to get in touch. Thank you!
Varsity cheerleading will have mandatory choreography sessions on Friday, 11/10 (10a-2p), Saturday, 11/11 (9a-2:30p) and Sunday, 11/12 (10a-2p), at the Tesago gymnasium.
There will be an informational meeting for basketball cheer season on Thursday, 10/19/17 at 4pm in the High School East Little Theater. Mark your calendars!!
Shen Cheer and Shen Football are teaming up during Friday’s game to help a cheer/football program in need. Mayde Creek HS (Houston, TX) suffered damage to their equipment and storage facilities during Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that followed. Cheerleaders will be collecting donations during the 1st quarter, and the Football Booster Club will be contributing a portion of their 50-50 raffle earnings for the evening. Please help us to help MCHS. GO SHEN!!