Raiderette Gazette May 15, 2023

22-23 Raiderettes & Sapphires


Happy Monday! Thanks for a great Booster Club Meeting last week. It was great to see new faces and we appreciate all the involvement.ย ๐Ÿ’™ Don't forget that parents of the dancers are welcome to attend the Welcome Farewell Reception tomorrow from 5:00-7:00 on May 16 at the Buinger. To help us plan and accommodate the extra guests, please use this form to let us know if you plan to attend. Remind your dancer to bring the flower and tapered candle.

June Calendar Fundraiser- Pick a date to donate

If you are still looking for sponsors or need support for drill team expenses, consider participating in the optional Calendar Fundraiser where you ask friends and family member to pick a date to donate. Janna created the calendars for Instagram and/or Facebook so you can share on your personal social media pages if you like.ย How does it work?ย Have people choose a calendar day to sponsor. They will donate the amount of money equal to the corresponding number (i.e. June 20 equals donating $20). Keep going until every day is sponsored (a person could technically sponsor more than one day if need be). You will collect the money and then submit the money to our Treasurer, Shannon or Assistant Misty on July 11 at Practice Wear Pick Up so it can be credited to your daughter's account.

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Volunteer Time- VIPS

Booster Club is a group of volunteers. It was smartly brought up at last week's meeting that we should all keep track of our volunteer hours. Even attending a booster club meeting count towards volunteer hours. Please take a moment and visit the Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) website to learn how to register as a volunteer and log in hours.

2023-2024 Executive Board

  • President - Katiuska Herrador- bellrettes.president@gmail.com
  • 1st Vice President of Committees - Toni Moore- bellrettes.committees@gmail.com
  • 2nd Vice President of Fundraising - Janna Hill- bellrettes.fundraising@gmail.com
  • Treasurer - Shannon Kenny- bellrettes.treasurer@gmail.com
  • Secretary - Cori Stout- bellrettes.secretary@gmail.com
  • Fundraising Asst. - Misty Mallory- bellrettes.fundraisingasst@gmail.com

Next Week At A Glance

  • Monday, May 15- Team Practice @ 8:45 am
  • Tuesday, May 16- Team Practice @ 8:45 am, Welcome/Farewell Reception 5-7pm @ Buinger
  • Wednesday, May 17- Team Practice @ 8:45 am
  • Thursday, May 18,ย Team Practice @ 8:45 am
  • Friday, May 19- Team Practice @ 8:45 am, Team Photos 3:45-7 pm @ Pennington Field, jr high students can meet by 4:30 pm


  • Cheddar Up Link Here for Online Payments and Spirit Wear. Hat and Boot Payments are Past Due
  • Please continue to have your dancer work on sponsors. Click Here for the updated Do Not Call List. If you have sponsorships to turn in please email bellrettes.fundraising@gmail.com.
  • All Football Ad Sponsor Artwork needs to be emailed to Janna Hill - bellrettes.fundraising@gmail.com Deadline is July 1
  • If you are interested in assisting in fundraising we are looking for people to help with the fundraising committee. We are looking for people to request/collect auction, raffle items and prizes for drawings at Booster meetings for the upcoming season. Please email bellrettes.fundraising@gmail.com if you can help.
  • Log Volunteer Hours on the VIPS website.

Directors' Corner- Ms. Ibanez & Ms. Blankenship

We are so excited to welcome our newbies at Welcome/Farewell on Tuesday. We are looking forward to a fabulous year. Thank you to our new socials for working so hard to plan our welcome farewell event. Friday we have new team photos. I asked the photographer if she could stay longer. Bell students will start with headshots at 4 pm, and all junior high students will now need to meet by 4:30 pm so you can have enough time to get ready and join in the headshots before the team photos. Let me know if you have any questions! - Mrs. Ibanez

Upcoming Events

  • May 16- Welcome/Farewell Reception 5-7pm @ Buinger- Parents can attend with their dancer- siblings or extra family members are not permitted- Please complete this form
  • May 19- Team Photos 3:45-6:30pm @ Pennington Field
  • May 25- Last Day of School, Early Release 12:45pm
  • May 28- Bell Graduation 6pm
  • June 1-4- Officer Camp
  • July 1- Deadline for Football Ad Sponsors, All Artwork needs to be emailed to Janna Hill - bellrettes.fundraising@gmail.com
  • July 11- Practice Wear Pick Up & Pool Party
  • July 17-20- Line Camp
  • July 24-27- Sweetheart Camp
  • July 27- Showoffs & Family Dinner 6pm
  • July 29- Operation Back to School 7am-12pm
  • July 31- August 3- Team Practices Times TBD
  • August 7-8 - Team Practices Times TBD
  • August 8- Booster Meeting 7pm @ LD Bell Library
  • August 10- 1st day of school