Tiger Talk


Tiger Self Portraits from Mrs. Dunn's Art Class - Happy Summer, Tigers!

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A Message from Mrs. Beninga to all our TIGERS

This year, we have embarked on a journey no one would have ever imagined. Starting the 2020-21 school year entirely remote. Tackling technology difficulties. Starting in September with some students in person and some in the remote setting. Navigating COVID protocols. The great snowstorm of 2020. No matter the challenge, our community came together to support each other. This year was a time to show grace, patience, and understanding, and we all did just that.

My personal belief is there is always something good that comes out of challenging times. I think this year our students, staff, and parents showed how resilient they are. We stepped in when our community needed supplies and basic necessities. We truly are stronger together!

I am hopeful for what the 2021-22 school year has in store for us. But whatever it is, I am confident that this community will band together, support one another, and most importantly love and care for every student who walks the halls at West Cypress Hills.

I am thankful and blessed to have been able to serve our Tiger Family. We are One TEAM! ONE FAMILY.

Melanie Beninga, Principal

Tiger 5th Graders One Day.....Sophisticated Middle Schoolers the Next!

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Open enrollment for all grade levels for the 2021-22 school year happening now

The 2021-22 school year will be here before we know it, and the West Cypress Hills staff is busy planning for next year. While there are still some unknowns, one thing is for certain! New and returning TIGERS will be welcomed on August 18.

If you, or someone you know, have an incoming Kindergartener and/or are planning to enroll a student at any grade level, please make sure to fill out the enrollment packet online. West Cypress Hills has the most amazing staff, and we want to continue to hire the most highly qualified candidates. Because staffing allocations are based on current enrollment numbers, we need to have accurate numbers moving into the fall to staff our grade levels appropriately.

Enrollment packets can now be completed online. However, if you do not have access to a computer, hard copies of the enrollment packet are available for pick up. If you have any questions regarding enrollment, please reach out to our Registrar, Becky Wright, at 512-533-7500 or wrightr@ltisdschools.org.

Melanie Beninga

Principal, West Cypress Hills Elementary School

Hit the Easy Button! Order 2021-22 School Supplies Online!

Thanks to our fabulous PTO, supplies can be ordered online from schoolkidz at your convenience! The online prepackaged grade level supplies can be ordered until June 11, 2021. If you purchase your student school supplies online, the supplies will be delivered to the school before the first day of school. Grade appropriate kits are available to order online now. Click here and use account #79519 to view the kits.

We also have lists of the school supplies for 2021-2022 so that, if you prefer, you can purchase the supplies on your own from any source convenient to you.

Inviting Incoming Kinder 2021-2022 for Entry Evaluation on August 6

We are looking forward to another amazing Kindergarten school year at WCHE!

The purpose of the Kindergarten Entry Evaluation is to assess your child's social and academic skills, as well as assist teachers in placing your child in the most conducive classroom environment based on your child's needs. WCHE Kindergarten and other grade level teachers will be conducting the evaluations.

On Friday, August 6, 2021, please bring your child to the designated room number that is assigned to the time slot you have signed up for. Please pick up your child from that same room at the designated end time.

*When you sign up, please enter your child's first and last name as the sign up name.

We look forward to meeting your kiddos!

Also on August 6 - Save the Date for Possible Kinder Play Date 11:30 - 12:30!

Be smarter than ever when you read over the summer! The "Tales and Tails" 12-week summer camp reading adventure begins on May 31. Please click the image above to learn more.

We Have A Neighborhood LTCL Bookmobile!

The Lake Travis Community Library Bookmobile comes to our neighborhood amenity center for contactless reserve pick up service, take and make crafts, and free Wi-Fi.

Our favorite Bookmobile will be a the West Cypress Hills neighborhood pool on alternating Thursdays from 3 to 4 pm.

Visit the Lake Travis Community Library website for more information.

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Wish You'd Bought a Yearbook? It's not Too Late!

Yearbooks for 2020-2021 can be purchased from the front desk on a first-come, first-served basis until we sell out of yearbooks. The cost is $36, and we can accept payment in exact-amount cash or your check for $36 payable to Balfour.

We also obtained more copies of the 2019-2020 yearbooks and are selling them from the front desk for $5 by check payable to Balfour or exact amount in cash.

The school office is open 9 am to 1 pm Mondays through Thursdays through June 24.

Lake Travis Middle School PTO Welcomes Families of Rising 6th Grade Tigers!

Welcome to Lake Travis Middle School! We are very excited that you will be joining us next year, and we look forward to meeting you. Becoming a member of the PTO is a great way to meet your new family and be in on everything exciting that will be happening at Lake Travis MIddle School.

We invite you to join our PTO as members, volunteers, and supporters. There are even a few opportunities to serve on the PTO Board and some of our PTO committees. To learn more about the Lake Travis Middle School PTO and to apply for membership, just click here!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

With warmest regards,

Freda Collier, LTMS PTO President

Order Lake Travis Middle School Supply Kits Here!

Order by May 1 and "Like" Sprout on Facebook to be double-entered in a drawing for free supplies! Last day to order online kits is July 13!

Instructions for the Return of LTISD-Issued Technology

If you checked out a chromebook and/or hotspot from the LTISD Technology Department that you have not already returned to West Cypress Hills Elementary or to the LTISD Technology Department, please make arrangements to return the borrowed equipment as shown below.

Wifi Hotspots

All LTISD issued hotspots will be deactivated on June 2. Hotspots & power cords should be returned to the student's campus front office anytime until May 28, where they will be placed in a container for collection & check-in. All Hotspots should be turned in to the front office no later than May 28

Any hotspot not turned in prior to May 28 can be returned directly to the Technology Department Mondays through Thursdays from 8 am to 4 pm beginning June 1. The Technology Department is located at 16101 West Highway 71, Building B, Austin, TX 78738


Elementary students who currently have a Chromebook & power cord checked out, will need to return the Chromebook to the front office of their student’s home campus prior to May 28h. Each campus will have a bin in the front office for Chromebooks and hotspots for collection & check in. Please be sure to return the Chromebook and Chromebook power cord. Any Chromebook not turned in prior to May 28 can be returned directly to the Technology Department Mondays through Thursdays from 8 am to 4 pm beginning June 1. The Technology Department is located at 16101 West Highway 71, Building B, Austin, TX 78738

All Elementary checked out Chromebooks will be disabled on June 1.

Upcoming Events

03/16 - 06/11/21....Order 2021-22 School Supply Kits Online Using School Code 79519

04/01 - 07/13/21....Order LTMS School Supply Kits Here!

05/31/21................Tales & Tails WCHE Summer Reading Camp Begins!

06/01 - 06/24/21...WCHE Office Open Mondays thru Thursdays 9 am to 1 pm

06/11/21...............Last Day to Order WCHE 21-22 School Supply Kits Online - Code 79519

06/25 - 07/19/21....WCHE Office Closed

007/01/21.............LT Extended Care 21-22 Registration Opens Learn More

07/13/21................Last Day to Order LTMS 21-22 School Supply Kits Online

07/20 - 08/05/21....WCHE Office Open Mondays thru Thursdays 9 am to 1 pm

08/06/21.................Incoming Kinder Entry Evaluations - Sign Up Here!

08/06/21.................Save the Date for a Possible Kinder Play Date 11:30 - 12:30!

08/09 - 08/17/21....WCHE Office Open Weekdays 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

08/18/21.................1st Day of School 7:40 am - 3:00 pm

09/06/21.................No School - Happy Labor Day!