Raiderette Gazette May 22, 2023


Happy Monday! We hope everyone enjoyed last week's Welcome Farewell Reception! It was a special evening to welcome the 64th line and to bid farewell to the 63rd line. Thanks to the social representatives and parents for their help with that special event. 💙 Also, don't forget that make-up Team Photos are today at 5:00 p.m. at Pennington Field. Please arrive at 4:50 p.m. We hope everyone can stay for the squad and grade level photos after headshots and the team photo. Enjoy this last week of school! Save the date for our next event, a Spirit Day at On the Border on June 13.


Want to get together this summer and socialize with other L. D. Bell students and their families? Join the Raiderettes at On The Border, in Bedford, on June 13 between 11 a.m. and 10 pm. Please share the flyer on social media and invite all your friends!

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. How does it work? 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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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 22- Team Practice @ 8:45 am, Team Photos 5pm @ Pennington
  • Tuesday, May 23- Team Practice @ 8:45 am
  • Wednesday, May 24- Team Practice @ 8:45 am, Final Exams
  • Thursday, May 25- Team Practice @ 8:45 am, Final Exams, Early Dismissal/Last Day of School 12:45


  • 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 grateful for the help of our social parents Rochelle Parr, Andrea Valencia, Toni Moore, our lovely MC Brooklyn Parr and the social officers for putting together a beautiful welcome/farewell. We do have a couple of officer practices coming up this summer. And our mandatory summer camp is July 17-20 and July 24-27, with showoffs on the 27th and our team dinner. Let me know if you have any questions! - Mrs. Ibanez

Upcoming Events

  • May 22- Team Photos, 5pm @ Pennington
  • May 25- Last Day of School, Early Release 12:45pm
  • May 28- Bell Graduation 6pm
  • June 1-4- Officer Camp
  • June 13- On the Border Spirit Day 11am-10pm
  • 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 7- Raider Rally
  • August 8- Booster Meeting 7pm @ LD Bell Library
  • August 10- 1st day of school