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Superintendent Norton to Speak at our Virtual WCHE PTO General Assembly Tuesday, October 19!

The West Cypress Hills Elementary PTO Board will hold its next General Assembly Meeting at 8:30 am on Tuesday, October 19. We are very excited that our guest speaker will be our LTISD Superintendent of Schools, Paul Norton. We hope that you will be able to join us for this informative virtual meeting.

Here is a link to our Virtual PTO Assembly via Zoom.

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2021 VATRE Explainer Video

APEX Leadership Program is Here!

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Log in to make a donation or pledge using the unique access code assigned to your Tiger(s.)

Visitors and Volunteers Welcome to Attend the October 21 Obstacle Course Event!

Provided that our weather cooperates, our Tigers will enjoy running the APEX Obstacle Course outdoors on our field on Thursday, October 21. And, weather permitting, families may come to the field to watch the running of the APEX Obstacle Course!!!!

The playground gate on the Verbena side of the school will be manned by PTO Volunteers, and they will allow entrance to visitors wearing our visitor badges. If you have already had your photo ID scanned into our WCHE Raptor security system, RSVP here so that we can print your visitor badge and have it available for you at the "will call" table at the gate. All other visitors will need to bring a photo ID to the Front Office to obtain a visitor badge.

If you'd like to lend a hand and VOLUNTEER, just sign up here! We'll print your volunteer badge and have it waiting for you at the "will call" table, too!

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Obstacle Course Schedule for Thursday, October 21--Want to be a Volunteer?

Weather permitting, our Tigers will be participating in the APEX Obstacle Course event on our field at the following times:

Kindergarten...........10:50 am

1st Grade..................1:10 pm

2nd Grade................11:45 am

3rd Grade...................9:55 am

4th Grade...................9:00 am

5th Grade...................8:00 am

If you'd like to be an APEX Obstacle Course Volunteer and lend a hand on the BIG DAY, sign up here! We will print Volunteer badges and have them ready for you at the "will call" table located at the gate. Thanks for volunteering!

Mrs. Dunn's 1st Grade Tiger Artists Decorate Us With Ceramic Pumpkins!

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Pictured are Tiger Artists Finley Ertel, Lane Baker, Chloe Chizzonite, Elenor Centella, Linley Shrout, and Sloan Meris.

Congratulations to our 1st Grade Tigers on these fabulous pumpkins!

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Join the Tiger Reading Choice Board!

This semester our school is participating in a reading program called Reading Choice Board. The purpose of the Reading Choice Board is to encourage reading and to have students set personal reading goals. The program begins this week and ends Friday, December 10. For more information, please click here.

Thank you for supporting your child’s reading this year!

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Contact us here about the Wall of Fame for Shoe Tying

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Mrs. Dunn's Tiger 4 Graders Display Sandra Silberzweig Oil Pastel Fish

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Brynlee Cummings, Aven Ryan, Avery Taylor, and Presley Nicholson Show Off Their Swimmingly Great Art!

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Apply for a Super Fun Job--Be our WCHE Crossing Guard

We are still looking for a new crossing guard to assist families who walk to and from school in the mornings and afternoons. If you would like to learn more about working for our school a couple of hours a day, click here.

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Fall Picture Retake Day is Thursday, November 18

No worries! For our Tiger(s) unable to have photos taken October 7, we have a picture retake day!

Retake day is Thursday, November 18! Let us know if you need to schedule a retake on November 18. We'll be happy to make the arrangements.

Photo packages may be purchased on line at mylifetouch.com using our picture day ID EVT6CPZHZ.

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Save the Date! Our WCHE Fall Book Fair Will Be November 10 - 19!

Our most fabulous Librarian, Mrs. Cathy Seidenberger, is pleased to announce that our fall book fair is coming soon! The theme for this year's fall book fair is Books Bring Us Together.

We'll have student preview days November 10 - 12, and our shopping days will be November 15 - 19. The hours of shopping operation are coming soon!

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Embrace the Noise for WCHE's Yearbook Cover Contest!

Any WCHE Tiger can enter to have his/her artwork selected to be featured on the front cover of our 2021-2022 yearbook. All entries must be submitted by Friday, October 29!


  • artwork needs to be on plain white 8.5" X 11" copy paper
  • artwork should be displayed in portrait (tall as a building)--NOT landscape
  • artwork must be in crayon or colored pencils only
  • artwork needs to include the words "Embrace the Noise," the name of the school "West Cypress Hills Elementary," and the year "2021-2022."
  • on the back side of the artwork write in pencil the name of the student, grade, and homeroom teacher's name.

Tigers in Grades K - 2 should turn their artwork in by October 29 to Mrs. Sanderson in Room 103.

Tigers in Grades 3 - 5 should turn their artwork in by October 29 to Mrs. Vilven in Room 407.

Good luck, Tiger artists!

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Farmers' Market Scavenger Hunt!

Join the fun! Tiger families are invited to visit one of our local farmers' markets and check off each item as you find them at the market.

Tigers should submit completed scavenger hunt forms by November 1 here to be recognized as LOCAL FOODS LEADERS in their classrooms and have their pictures featured on the digital menu screens in our Tigers' Den (aka cafeteria.)

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Our Clinic Needs Clothes for Tigers!

Sometimes our Tigers are studying so hard that they find themselves in need of a change of undies and/or pants/shorts/warmups to finish out their day of learning. Nurse Chapman is prepared for emergencies--including those that require a change of clothes.

Nurse Chapman reports that she is running really low on new and gently used undies and shorts/pants/warmups in sizes smaller than size 8. If you have undies and/or bottoms in sizes 5T to size 7 that you'd like to donate to help restock Nurse Chapman's cupboard, please feel free to drop them off on any school day.


Friday, October 29, is Book Character Costume Day

All Tigers are invited to join the fun! On Friday, October 29, Tigers may wear costumes based on their favorite book characters.

For the safety of all, the costumes should not include any toy weapons or items that might be mistaken for a weapon, and there should be no plastic or rubber masks covering Tigers' faces.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone's favorite book character!

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Buy Tickets Here for the WCHE Mom + Son Movie Night!

Join the fun! WCHE Mom + Son Movie Night is scheduled for Friday, November 12, 5 - 8 pm.

Upcoming Events

by 10/21/21............RSVP to be on the WCHE Field for APEX Obstacle Course Event!

by 10/21/21............Sign up Here to Volunteer to Help with the APEX Obstacle Course!

by 11/12/21............Buy your Mom+Son WCHE Movie Night Tickets!

until 10/29/21.........Tigers Invited to Enter WCHE's Yearbook Cover Contest!

until 12/10/21.........Join the Tiger Reading Choice Board! School-wide Reading!

10/01 - 10/31/21.....National Bullying Prevention Month

10/01 - 10/31/21.....National Physical Therapy Month

10/01 - 10/31/21.....Dyslexia Awareness Month

10/01 - 10/31/21.....Principals' Month

10/12 - 10/21/21.....Apex Leadership Programs @ WCHE Donate/Pledge Here

10/18 - 10/22/21.....National School Bus Safety Week

10/19/21................Superintendent Norton to Speak Virtual PTO General Assembly 8:30 am

10/21/21.................APEX AS ONE Obstacle Course Event!

10/21/21.................LTCL Bookmobile @ WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

10/29/21.................Book Character Dress Up Day!

11/01/21.................Farmers' Market Scavenger Hunt Forms are Due Today!

11/01/21.................No School for Tigers! Staff Development Day

11/04/21.................LTCL Bookmobile @ WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

11/08 - 11/12/21.....National School Psychology Week

11/10 - 11/12/21.....Book Fair Student Preview Days

11/11/21.................Veterans' Day

11/15 - 11/19/21.....Book Fair Shopping Days

11/18/21.................Fall Picture Retake Day! Schedule Retakes Here

11/18/21.................LTCL Bookmobile @ WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

11/22 - 11/26/21.....No School! Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your Fall Break