Notices for Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dear WHC Families, 

This week, practices are open for Parent Viewing.

Spryfield Santa Claus Parade:  Our WHC athletes had a fantastic appearance in the 44th Annual Spryfield parade! A few pictures from this event are attached!

Christmas Daddies:  Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest to see which team could bring in the most change for Christmas Daddies.  The team who raised the most amount of money was COURAGE!!! The total WHC provided Christmas Daddies this year was just over $400!  We were lucky enough to have several of our athletes present the money on CTV. There is a nice video of it on our Facebook group!

Christmas Schedule: Several people have been asking about the practice schedule over Christmas. As of now, the plan is to coincide with the school schedule (i.e. last day of practices is Thursday, December 21 with practices resuming on WednesdayJanuary 3). If you already know you will be missing practices, please let you coach know by emailing staff@westhalifaxcheer.com ASAP. If too many kids are absent, the coach may reschedule or cancel the practice. Also, knowing about absences in advance allows us to find a fill-in athlete so the rest of the team can still successfully practice.

Christmas Party:  WHC staff is planning a fun social open-night in the gym on Saturday, December 16 from 6- 9 pm! Come out for a night of interactive fun holiday themed games! Hot Chocolate, cookies and treats will be provided!

Christmas Themed Practices:  Our Christmas-themed practices for all teams will be Sunday, December 17, except for Envy & Charisma (since those teams don’t practice on Sundays, their Christmas-themed practice will be Tuesday, December 19). For the themed practice, just wear your favourite holiday or red/green clothing!!

SENIOR TEAMS TRAVEL to NIAGARA FALLS: Thank you to those who attended the parent meeting this past Sunday (Dec. 3). As a reminder, there has been a Facebook group created (WHC Seniors Travel to Niagara Falls 2018) for the athletes and parents going to Niagara Falls. Important information will be (and has been) posted in this group. We would like to use this as a main source of communication for the trip, so that we can keep the weekly emails to general announcements for all teams.  We have also posted in the Facebook group for people to either comment their email address, or send an email with the email address that they wish to be used for email communication regarding the trip, to augment our FB group.

Parking Lot:  As a reminder, everyone needs to slow down in the parking lot. The speed bumps have been removed for the purposes of snow removal throughout the winter, and will be put back in the spring. Please ensure you are driving slowly and carefully as we have had SEVERAL near-misses, especially with it turning dark so early in the evening.

WHC Annual Showcase! Mark your calendars for WHC’s annual showcase which is currently planned for Saturday, January 20, 2018This is an event where all of our teams perform for their parents and families for the first time.  Details of this event will be released shortly!   Please note this is a private event and not open to members of other all-star cheerleading clubs. 

WHC Auction:  If you have auction items, please bring them into the gym ASAP.  Contact Amy or Kim in the office if you have any questions. 

Christmas / Fall Fundraisers:

Feed Nova Scotia: There are some collection boxes in the gym. Please feel free to donate non-perishable food items – we will be collecting throughout the month of November & December.  

Audrey’s Barbies: TODAY (Tues. Dec. 5) is the last day to donate Barbies for the Audrey’s Barbies fundraiser.

Thanks

Erica, Jana, and Ashley