Cheetah News

February 7th, 2020

Important Dates

February - Black History Month


February 10 - 14 - LISD Volunteer Appreciation Week

Wednesday, February 12

  • Progress Reports available on Home Access Center

Friday, February 14

  • Class parties for Valentines Day


Monday, February 17

  • Staff Development Day/ NO School for students

Tuesday, February 18

  • 5th Grade Parent's Night at Cedar Park MS

Thursday, February 20

  • 5th Grade visits Cedar Park MS (during school)

Friday, February 21

  • Coffee with the Principal, 8:00 - 9:00 am

Valentine Party Information

Friday, February 14, will be a busy day for Cypress with lots of fun for all!


Please keep in mind that parking will be limited. Please allow for extra time to get checked in at the front office, considering that there may be a line. If you have a printed volunteer badge you may use that.

Please pre-register by following this link. Your badge will be printed ahead of time for a quicker check in process:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeT5Cpx_M2u3GvKkkcHdDlykeM3kv2Pav6-XoL1Obq0MNWaDg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Party times:

Kinder: 9:45-10:45

1st: 10:00-11:00

2nd: 9:00-10:00

3rd: 11:25-12:25

4th: 12:45 - 1:45

5th: 1:30- 2:15

Coffee with the Principal

We would love to invite you, our Cypress parents, to spend time with Principal Kristen Alex. She looks forward to providing you updates on the Apex Fundraiser, Campus happenings and have time for questions from you.


You are invited Friday, February 21st, from 8:00 - 9:00 am.


We look forward to seeing you!

Field Day Shirts

Field Day is coming Friday March 6th! Our awesome new shirts are available online now! Matching shorts are available as well. Information forms will be going out to the kiddos in Wednesday folders. However, since it is all online, you can order right away!

Each grade level has its own color shirt. The money made from this will go towards purchasing new PE equipment for everyone to enjoy!

Purchase at the following link...

https://cypressfd20.itemorder.com/sale

Thanks!

Chris Dash & Carey Twombly​


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Message from Leander ISD Health Services Department:

LISD Health Services is aware of and monitoring developments around the outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Based on current information, the CDC has stated “that the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to the general American public is considered low at this time.” Although the risk is considered low at this time, campus nurses will continue to work with campus administration to help remind students and staff of everyday actions they can take to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

Here are some friendly reminders to help stay virus-free this season:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds • If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. • Cover your cough o Cough and sneeze into a tissue then throw it away, or cough and sneeze into your upper shirt sleeve, completely covering your mouth and nose • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and objects such as toys and doorknobs • Stay at home while you are sick. • Call and inform the Campus Nurse of any confirmed virus diagnosis.

LISD follows the Texas Department of Health Guidelines for illness-related exclusions from school. A student will be sent home if they have a fever of 100.0 Fahrenheit or higher, or any other contagious symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) and will need to remain home until symptom free for twenty-four (24) hours, without the use of medications.

Health Services will continue to monitor and communicate with the Texas Health Department on any new information. As well as continue to update and work with LISD custodial services to maintain a clean learning environment for our students and staff.

Here is a link for more information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Yearbook information

Hello Cypress Families!

Order your yearbook today!!

$25 for a Dr. Seuss themed hardback 2019-2020 yearbook!

Half of the available yearbooks have already been ordered. Order yours before they run out!


5th grade families: if you are interested in purchasing Pride Line ads the deadline is now February 16th. Please check the email from your 5th grade teacher for more details.

-The Yearbook Team

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Six Flags Read to Succeed

Read To Succeed is a free program that allows students in grades K-6 to earn tickets to Six Flags Fiesta Texas just by reading six hours for fun. Here is how your child can earn a free ticket to Six Flags:

1) Register using this link: Visit: http://www.sixflags.com/books Use Cypress Elementary School's code: FBB52

2) Your child may read any books they choose.

3) Keep track of your child’s reading minutes.

4) Record your child’s reading at the Read to Succeed website by the April 15, 2020 deadline.

5) Receive a free Six Flags Fiesta Texas ticket from Cypress Elementary School in May.

Students can optionally earn bonus awards by reading more than six hours such as discounts on additional tickets for family members, Season Passes or Memberships.

DO NOT return a reading log to your teacher. Log your child’s reading using the link above. Please be aware that the one free admission ticket that your child will receive is valid only at the San Antonio Six Flags park on select dates during the 2020 season. Valid dates will be included on the tickets. Late entries will not be accepted, and tickets are NOT valid for anyone over age 13, are not for resale and cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or damaged. Contact our librarian, Mary.Dwight@leanderisd.org with any questions.

5th Grade Visits to Cedar Park MS

It is an exciting time for our 5th graders! They are preparing for their transition to middle school next year. Here are a few dates with opportunities to connect with Cedar Park Middle School:


Tuesday, February 18th, 6:30-8:05 - Parent Night at CPMS

Thursday, February 20th - Cypress zoned students will visit CPMS during the school day


February 24th-28th - CPMS Counselors will visit zoned elementary schools to complete course registration forms with students.


Girl Day at UT Austin

Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the Girl Day STEM

Festival, is a FREE event. More info and registration: www.girlday.utexas.edu

Students and their parents or educators are invited to UT for an

afternoon of hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fun.

UT’s national award-winning Girl Day, presented by the Women in Engineering

Program (WEP), gives elementary and middle school students a chance to explore STEM through grade-appropriate, hands-on activities hosted by volunteer

scientists, engineers, and STEM enthusiasts from over 160 student organizations, research centers, corporate partners and community organizations. Both girls and boys are welcome!


Spring Carnival Planning Committee

Are you interested in helping plan the Spring Carnival? PTA is forming a committee to plan the carnival. Please contact Sam Villarreal if you are interested.
Cypress Elementary PTA

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