Tiger Talk

02/18/20

February is Black History Month

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Thank You, Natasha Jackson, for Providing the Black History Month Display for our Tigers!

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Black History Month Events at West Cypress

Our students are learning about a different historical figure each day through our morning broadcast, thanks to Ms. Eskridge.


Mrs. Jackson's lovely Black History Month display at our main entrance is not our only Black History Month display. Our Tigers are creating and designing their own displays to pay tribute to Black History Month.


These Tiger projects will be displayed throughout the campus. At the end of the month, all Tigers will have an opportunity to tour each other's Black History Month projects.

Smencils and Smens are HERE!

The Tiger Student Council will be selling Smencils and Smens in the main hallway from 7:20 am to 7:40 am February 19 through February 26.


Wednesday, February 19........Spring Smencils go on sale for $1 each

Thursday, February 20...........Food/Classic Smencils are for sale at $1 each

Friday, February 21................Sports Smencils will be sold for $1 each

Monday, February 24.............All Smencils on sale at $1 each

Tuesday, February 25............Smens are on sale for $2 each

Wednesday, February 26.......Smens are on sale for $2 each


The Student Council will be selling these fun, scented pencils and pens until supplies run out!

Picture Day is this Thursday!!!!

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Save the Date for Dyslexia Parent Night February 20

Information is available here concerning the Dyslexia Night sessions to be held at Serene Hills Elementary School February 20 from 5 - 7:40 pm.
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Please join us for coffee....

....at our next General PTO Meeting that will be held on Wednesday, February 26, at 9 am. The meeting will be at West Cypress Hills Elementary in the Tiger's Den (aka Cafeteria.)


During this General Meeting, the WCHE PTO will introduce to you the Principal of Rough Hollow Elementary, Angela Frankhouser. She and WCHE Principal, Melanie Beninga, are attending the meeting to provide information about the 2020-2021 school year, the opening of our newest LTISD elementary school, and to answer questions concerning how the opening of the new school will affect our children.


If you have questions for Angela Frankhouser, please submit them through the link provided below. Thanks!

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WCHE Honor Choir Performs at the LTHS Performing Arts Center, February 27, at 6:30 pm

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March 2 - 6 is WCHE College/Career Week

During the week of March 2, we will be presenting information to our Tigers about colleges, college-life, and career options. The mornings will begin with our morning broadcasts that will include interviews with career professionals such as a veterinarian, a pediatrician, a pilot, and military personnel.


Tigers will also be visited by and have opportunities to meet helpers from our community, including law enforcement.


And, to ensure that this week of learning is also a lot of fun, Tigers are invited to dress for the occasion:


March 2 is STEM Day

March 3 is Community Helper Day (Tigers are invited to wear stethoscopes, police/fire fighter hats, etc.

March 4 is College Day (Tigers are invited to wear college shirts/hats)

March 5 is Military Day (Tigers are invited to wear their camouflage clothing)

March 6 is LT Community Day (Tigers are invited to wear LT/WCH Spirit Wear/Colors.)


Any questions concerning WCHE College/Career Week should be directed to our School Counselor, Mrs. Sheila White.

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Family STEM Night @ West Cypress - March 5 - from 5 to 6 pm

Let's make Math and Science fun! Please join us for Tiger STEM Night, Thursday, March 5. That evening, from 5 to 6 pm, West Cypress teachers will provide learning sessions and activities that will be fun for the whole family.


STEM Night is a great opportunity for parents to participate in their child(ren)'s learning. We hope that you can join us. If you can participate in STEM Night, please RSVP here.

Yearbooks are a great way to remember the school year.

The 2019-2020 edition of the WCHE yearbook is on sale. Additional options such as stamping the student's name on the cover or printing either large or small pridelines in the yearbook are also available for purchase.


Order at your convenience at Balfour on line. Once in the Balfour site, enter "West Cypress Hills" as the school name and then select "yearbook." Orders may be be placed by phone, too, at 1-800-944-5930.

Wall of Fame for Shoe Tying!

If your Kinder, 1st Grader, and/or Second Grader can tie his/her shoes, please notify Coaches Mirizzi and Cadorette because they want to honor this accomplishment in the school gym on our WALL OF FAME FOR SHOE TYING!


Once notified of the student's successful shoe-tying accomplishment, we will provide your student with a paper shoe to color, take the student's photo, and then post the photo and customized paper shoe on our WALL OF FAME FOR SHOE TYING!


It's going to be really exciting to see our young Tigers on our WALL OF FAME!

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Lake Travis Community Library Comes to Our Neighborhood

The Lake Travis Community Library Bookmobile comes to the West Cypress Neighborhood Pool on alternating Thursdays.

Make 2020 Loads of Fun! Be a Tiger Volunteer!

Volunteering at West Cypress Hills Elementary is the best way to get involved, meet new people, and directly impact your child's school experience!


Check out the exciting volunteer opportunities and sign up for the areas that interest you. Once you have signed up, the Volunteer Liaison will contact you with specific information regarding times, dates, etc.


If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Whitsitt, volunteer@wchpto.org

Thank You for Volunteering!!!

Volunteer Opportunities at WCHE for 2020

Volunteering is the BEST way to get involved and meet new people. It's also a GREAT way to impact your child's school experience. Check out the opportunities here!

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Information about the March 7 Gala is available here

Every dollar you donate funds Lake Travis ISD teachers and students, providing the tools and resources for our children to succeed today and prepare for a better tomorrow.

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Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 8! Move Clocks Forward 1 Hour!

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Please Join us March 27, 7 pm to 10 pm, for Parent Mixer 2020

Joins us for an adults-only night of food, music, and fun at Blissful Hill to benefit our students. This will be an exciting evening out for all parents and supporters of our school.


Purchase your tickets now! Early birds receive discounted prices! Ticket prices include dinner and two drinks.

  • Tickets purchased in January are $40 per person.
  • Tickets purchased in February are $45 per person.
  • Tickets purchased in March are $50 per person.


Music is provided by the talented Leigh Rowan. Suggested attire is Austin Chic.


We also have some childcare options available for you.

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Making Friends with Yourself - Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens

The programs is designed for Middle and High School Teens and Preteens. A 2-hour parent workshop is included. The cost of the 8-week program is $500. For more information phone 512-572-4673.

Upcoming Events

02/01 - 02/29/20....Black History Month

02/19/20................StuCo Spring Smencils for Sale $1 ea 7:20 - 7:40 am - Main Hallway

02/20/20................StuCo Food/Classic Smencils @ $1 each 7:20 - 7:40 am - Main Hallway

02/20/20................Spring Class & Individual Picture Day! Order here using ID EVT8CZXSJ

02/20/20................LTMS 2020 Fall Course Selection Opens for Incoming 6th Graders

02/20/20................LTMS Evening Parent Meeting for Incoming 6th Graders @ LTMS 6 pm

02/20/20................Dyslexia Parent Night @ Serene Hills Elementary 5 - 7:40 pm Info

02/21/20................StuCo Sports Smencils for Sale $1 each 7:20 - 7:40 am - Main Hallway

02/21/20................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to 3rd - 5th Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

02/21/20................Coffee for Parents of LTMS Incoming 6th Graders, LTMS @ 9 am

02/24/20................StuCo Sells Smencils $1 each 7:20 - 7:40 am - Main Hallway

02/24/20................Honor Choir Field Trip to PAC and Bee Cave City Park

02/24/20................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

02/24/20................Teens & Parents' Making Friends with Yourself Program Begins

02/25/20................StuCo Smens for Sale $2 each 7:20 - 7:40 am - Main Hallway

02/26/20................StuCo Smens for Sale $2 each 7:20 - 7:40 am - Main Hallway

02/26/20................General PTO Meeting in the Tiger's Den @ 9 am

02/27/20................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

02/27/20................WCHE Honor Choir Performs @ LTHS PAC 6:30 pm

02/28/20................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to KG - 2nd Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

02/29/20................Last Day to Buy Mixer Tickets @ Reduced Price of $45!

03/01 - 03/31/20....Celebrating Music in our Schools Month

03/02/20................"Screenagers Next Chapter" 6:30 pm @ LTHS PAC More Info

03/02/20................WCHE College/Career Week - Celebrating STEM Career Day

03/02 - 03/06/20....Texas Public Schools Week & National School Breakfast Week

03/02 - 03/06/20....Educational Diagnosticians Week

03/03/20.................WCHE College/Career Week - Celebrating Community Helpers Day

03/04/20.................WCHE College/Career Week - Celebrating our Colleges

03/05/20.................WCHE College/Career Week - Celebrating our Military Careers

03/05/20.................4th Grade Music Performance @ 9 am in the Tiger's Den RSVP

03/05/20.................STEM Night @ WCHE 5 - 6 pm RSVP

03/06/20.................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to 3rd - 5th Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

03/06/20.................WCHE College/Career Week - Celebrating the LT Community Day

03/08/20.................Daylight Saving Time Begins @ 2 am! Move Clocks Forward 1 Hour!

03/09/20.................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

03/11 - 03/12/20.....WCHE Field Days!

03/12/20.................All School Field Day Assembly in the Gym 2 pm RSVP

03/12/20.................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

03/13/20.................Student Holiday - Staff Development Day

03/16 - 03/20/20.....Spring Break - Students on Holiday All Week!

03/25/20..................Kindergarten Round-Up 3:30 - 6:30 pm

03/26/20..................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

03/27/20.................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to KG - 2nd Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

03/27/20.................1st Grade Field Trip to Zach Theatre & Bee Cave City Park Volunteer

03/27/20.................PTO's A Night on the Pedernales Mixer 7 - 10 pm @ Blissfill Hill

03/30/20.................Student Council Meeting 3 -4 pm

School Dismissal Manager

Please log in to School Dismissal Manager to report student absences and/or dismissal transportation changes no later than 1:45 pm on the day of the occurrence.