Tiger Talk

07/28/20

Press for Kinder & Any New-to-LTISD Student Enrollment

Welcome to the Lake Travis Independent School District and West Cypress Hills Elementary! Please complete and submit new student registration here. This link is not for returning LTISD students. Returning student enrollment info coming soon!

Please tell us how your Tiger(s) will be going home.

At the end of the school day, how should your child go home...the first day of school? The first week of school? And thereafter? Please take a moment to tell us about your child's dismissal arrangements.

2020-2021 West Cypress School Supply Lists

If you purchased your WCHE student school supplies online before the June 12 deadline, your supply kits will be delivered to West Cypress Hills Elementary before the first day of school.


If you missed the June 12 deadline, schoolkidz.com offers a build-a-kit service where you can order school supplies for delivery to your home. Click this link to build your own school supply kit using our school supply lists (see the link below.)


Our grade level supply lists are available here for WCHE 2020-2021 so that you can purchase the supplies on your own from any source convenient to you.


*3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students also need to have student planners for the 2020-2021 school year. These are sold separately from the prepackaged supply kits. Planners cost $6 each. We can accept cash or checks payable to WCHE. Planners can be purchased at the school from the front desk any time on or after the first day of in-school learning.

Magician John O'Bryant Performing July 30!

Join the Lake Travis Community Library this Thursday, July 30, at 2 pm for a virtual magic show!


Magician John O'Bryant's show will be filled with amazing magic, audience interaction, and even a chance to learn a magic trick! It will be a virtual magic show that is fun for all ages.


Register here.

What Fun! Shop @ Original Works Thru July 31!

School code is Wcye. To find your Tiger's art, click the teacher search box. Select your Tiger's classroom teacher. Art from that class is then displayed. Scroll through to find the art of your dreams! Happy shopping!

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It's Not Too Late for Summer Selfie BINGO!

To celebrate summer, and to stay connected as a Tiger Community, we invite you to participate in West Cypress Hills Summer Bingo!


Photograph your family in any of the board selfie challenges and post to Twitter, tag @mbeninga and @leannapestaedd, and add #wchessummerselfiebingo.

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To Follow Principal Beninga on Twitter

Melanie Beninga provides info, photos, and updates via Twitter, too. If not already following Melanie Beninga in Twitter, you can follow her @principalwch and @mbeninga.

If you missed the Tiger Property Pick Up Events, please email us to arrange to pick up your Tigers' things.

News from Sheila White, WCHE School Counselor!

I am available to support our Tiger families. Should your family need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or by phone at (512) 533-7589.


Please explore the following counseling resources for students and parents.


Resources For Students:


Resources for Parents:


  • 24/7 Helpline 512-472- (HELP) - Integral Care’s 24/7 Helpline provides around the clock crisis support as well as access to all of our programs and services for adults and children, including appointments and billing. Our team is here to help. We’ll listen to you and care about you, support you without judgment, and provide immediate support in a mental health crisis.

Resources from our Librarians

Our school Librarian, Cathy Seidenberger, with other LTISD elementary district librarians have created a Schoology group which contains books, stories, resources, links, and more in every subject area. Your child has been added as a member of this group.


To reach the library group, after logging into Schoology using your child's login, please click the "GROUPS" tab at the top of the page and select "LTISD Elementary Libraries Online.

Mrs. Seidenberger Releases the West Cypress Summer Reading Program

Be smarter than ever when you read for fun over the summer!


The best way to become a better reader is to spend time reading.


Did you know that when kids don’t read over the summer they are likely to fall behind when they head back to school? These learning losses are often called the “Summer Slide,” and our school has made it a priority to keep our students’ skills sharp by encouraging them to read all summer long. Spending just 20 minutes of reading time each day will make a dramatic difference in your child’s success in the coming school years.


This summer reading packet contains booklists, activities, community library programs, and even an ice cream recipe! We hope you also visit the elementary librarian Schoology group to find additional resources, books, and activities.


Have a great summer, Tigers!

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Lake Travis Community Library Book and Media Drops are Open!

The Lake Travis Community Library is now accepting returns of library materials.


  • We will continue to wave fines and fees for items currently checked out.
  • We are not able to accept donations at this time, so please keep your items at home until we can receive them again.


We are continuing to monitor the current crisis and its impact on our community as we plan and prepare for a safe, phased reopening. Click the link below to learn more about our curbside reserve pick up. We appreciate your patience and thank you for your continued support of the library!

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Field Trip Updates

In order to keep our Tigers sheltered safely at home, all of our spring field trips planned for March through May were canceled. Some of our first and fourth graders' families had already paid for their field trips and may, therefore, be concerned about the funds turned in to teachers before we realized that the field trips could not take place.


Please rest assured that we have deposited your payments, have recorded your payments, and have a record of the resulting credit balance of each family.


And, we have plans to ensure that you receive full credit for your payment(s.)


  • For students returning to West Cypress Hills Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year, the credit balance due your family for West Cypress Hills' canceled field trips will be applied toward the purchase price of West Cypress Hills classroom t-shirts and/or field trips that take place during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • For students who are not attending West Cypress Hills Elementary School during the 2020-2021 school year, a refund check will be issued to your family by West Cypress Hills Elementary School by the end of the school year. Please complete the WCHE Field Trip Refund Request Form to request your reimbursement check.

Upcoming Events

07/30/20..............Lake Travis Community Library Presents John O'Bryant's Virtual Magic

............................Show @ 2 pm. Register Here


By 07/31/20..........Place Custom Art Orders @ Original Works Code Wcye


By 08/06/20..........Parents Select At-home or In-school Learning in Skyward


08/19/20...............First Day of School -- Learning At Home