Raiderette Gazette May 1, 2023

22-23 Raiderettes & Sapphires


Hello, I am happy to introduce myself as the new board president. My name is Katiuska and my dancer is Graciela who will be a senior next year. I also have a younger daughter who will be a freshmen next year. They both keep me quite busy and I work as an elementary school principal in Arlington ISD. My Graciela has grown in many ways the past two years as a Raiderette and I am very proud of her and all the dancers. The executive board is looking forward to getting know everyone as we all work together to support the L.D. Bell Raiderettes/Sapphires and its Directors. We invite you to our next Booster Club Meeting on May 9, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. so we can talk about what's coming up, address any questions and gather ideas. We can't wait to see each dancer represented at this meeting! ๐Ÿ’™

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 1- Team Practice @ 8:45 am, Newbies 4-5:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 2- Team Practice @ 8:45 am
  • Wednesday, May 3- Team Practice @ 8:45 am
  • Thursday, May 4-Team Practice @ 8:45 am, Banquet at Texas Star
  • Friday, May 5- Team Practice @ 8:45 am


  • 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. We will also take sponsorships at the next board meeting on May 9th.
  • 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.

Directors' Corner- Ms. Ibanez & Ms. Blankenship

What a fabulous year it has been, I just want to thank all of our boosters and board members for a fantastic year. We could not have made this year successful without each and everyone's help.

Upcoming Events

  • May 4- Team Banquet 6-9 pm @ Texas Star
  • May 9- Booster Meeting 7pm @ LD Bell Library
  • May 16- Welcome/Farewell Reception 5-7pm @ Buinger- Parents can attend with their dancer- siblings or extra family members are not permitted
  • May 19- Team Photos 3:45-7pm @ 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