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Upcoming Events

9/20/17.................PTO Membership Drive Ends

9/22/17.................Prizes Awarded @ Assembly for PTO Drive 7:35 am

9/22/17.................GT/Discovery Program Meeting 7:50 am WCH Cafeteria

9/22/17.................Mother Son Kickball 5 - 7:30 pm on the school field

9/25 - 9/29/17.......Wild West Book Fair

9/28/17.................Kardivas Kick-off Party 3 - 4:00 pm 5th Grade Neighborhood

9/29/17.................Cupcake Friday! Celebrating August and September Birthdays

9/30/17.................LTHS Cavalettes Fall Junior Dance Clinic 1 pm @ LTHS

10/4/17.................Student School Photo Day

10/9/17.................Student & Staff Holiday -- No School!

10/10/17...............Student Holiday -- Parent/Teacher Conference Day

10/13/17...............Destination Imagination Permission Slips Due Today!

10/17/17...............Apex Fun Run Kickoff Assembly 1:30 pm

10/19/17...............5th Grade Music Performance 7:50 am

10/20/17...............5th Grade Field Trip

10/26/17...............Apex Fun Run

10/27/17...............Cupcake Friday! Celebrating October Birthdays

Sign Up Today for Lunch and Learn Spanish Classes!

Claudia Sumano provides Spanish classes at the West Cypress Hills Elementary campus on Mondays for Grades 1 - 5. The students bring a sack lunch and learn Spanish during their regularly scheduled lunchtime. This program features a dynamic, native Spanish speaker and costs only $206.

Registration ends soon. Sign up today!

Looking for something fun to do in the morning?

The West Cypress Hills Elementary Library needs help checking in returned library books. Each morning hundreds of books are turned in, and they each need to be scanned, placed on a cart, and shelved so that other students have an opportunity to read them.

Help is needed 7:45 - 8:30 am Mondays through Fridays. If you'd like to join this fun group of Library Volunteers, please sign up here.

GT/Discovery Parent Information Meeting

Immediately following the 9/22 Friday Morning Assembly, we'll be providing information to parents/guardians about our Gifted and Talented Student Discovery Program. For more information and to RSVP to attend the meeting, please click here.

The meeting will start around 7:50 am in the Cafeteria and should end by 8:45 am.

Save the Date: September 22 - Mother & Son Kickball

Thank you to those who registered for the 1st Annual WCHE Mother Son Kickball Event. It will be held on the school field on Friday, September 22, from 5 pm - 7:30 pm. Click here for details!

We'll have food trucks on site offering food and beverages for purchase. It will be a fun evening!

Volunteer Opportunities at @WCH

We are so very fortunate at West Cypress Hills Elementary to have the most wonderful volunteers. Volunteering gives us all an opportunity to become better acquainted with other parents, WCH staff members, and our community. Please check out our volunteer opportunities here.

Join the West Cypress PTO

Be in the know and involved in West Cypress Hills' Elementary activities. Join the PTO today!

Here is the application form and, for your convenience, here is a link to make online payments.

Our PTO does so much to support our students and staff. Please consider joining today! Thank you to all of our parents who contribute your support, donations, time and energy to making WCHE a wonderful place to learn and grow!

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PTO Membership Drive! Almost 50% Total Participation!!!!!

High 5 Bowling and Chick-fil-A are generously supporting our PTO membership drive by donating prizes to be awarded to the FIRST classroom that reaches 100% participation! Join the PTO by September 20 and help your class to win the prize! More information is available here.

Our PTO classroom membership drive prizes will be awarded during our student assembly Friday, September 22, at 7:35 am.

Saddle Up for the Wild West Book Fair!

The Wild West Book Fair is coming to our school! Saddle up and come on down to the Reading Ranch Library for some great books for the entire family!

Preview days are September 19-21 and purchase dates are September 25-29. Tuesday, September 26, is Family Night with Kona Ice from 3:15-6:30. Yee Haw!

The Book Fair is open for purchases:

  • 7 am - 4 pm Monday, 9/25
  • 7 am - 6:30 pm Tuesday, 9/26
  • 7 am - 4 pm Wednesday, 9/27
  • 7 am - 4 pm Thursday, 9/28, and
  • 7 am - noon Friday, 9/29

If you can't make the Fair, visit the online Book Fair at WCHE Book Fair.

All purchases benefit our school.

Book Fair Volunteers are needed: Sign up here!

Lake Travis Cavalettes Fall Junior Dance Clinic

Registration is now open! Come have fun with the Cavalettes, learn parade skills and a dance routine September 30 @ 1 pm at the high school. On October 18, the Junior Dance Clinic attendees get to ride on a float in the LTHS Homecoming Parade with the Cavalettes and perform afterwards at the Community Pep Rally on the LTHS Varsity Field!

The Cavalettes Fall Junior Dance Clinic is open to students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. For more details and to register, click here.

Fall Photo Day -- October 4!

Picture day is coming! Lifetouch photographers will be here to take our fall student photos on Wednesday, October 4. An information packet was included in Tuesday Folders earlier this month. Photo packages may be ordered and paid for on line at mylifetouch.com using picture day ID code JD177045Y0.

If you prefer to pay for photo packages by cash or check, please complete the form we sent home in the Tuesday Folder. Enclose your payment for the exact amount due, and return the payment envelope to the classroom teacher by October 4. If paying for photos by check, please make your check payable to Lifetouch.

Photos can be ordered and paid for after Photo Day provided that they are ordered and paid on line within 48 hours of our October 4 photo day.

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Destination ImagiNation

It’s that time of year again, and Destination​ ​ImagiNation​ is looking for responsible kids with creative minds, great problem solving skills, and great team working abilities! ​ ​Destination ImagiNation​ is a community-based, school-friendly program that builds participants’ creativity, problem solving, and teamwork in enjoyable and meaningful ways. It is a wonderful program that allows teams of five to seven children to work together on long-term challenges and participate (K-2nd) or compete (3rd-5th) against other schools in the Austin and surrounding area.

Participating in Destination​ ​ImagiNation​ involves a long term commitment and team responsibilities that lead through to the final competition in early March 2018. Becoming a team player involves meeting at least once a week after school for a few hours, purchasing a minimal amount of supplies, and lots of dedication and teamwork. ​

​Each​ ​team​ ​will​ ​also​ ​need​ ​a​ ​coach to​ ​help​ ​organize​ ​and​ ​supervise​ ​the​ ​team​ ​from​ ​now​ ​until​ ​the​ ​competition.​ ​ ​We cannot​ ​do​ ​this​ ​without​ ​committed​ ​parents​ ​willing​ ​to​ ​coach! If you are interested in allowing your child to participate in Destination​ ​ImagiNation​ ​and would like more information on the program, please visit the website for a more detailed explanation.

If your child chooses to participate this year, fill out this form and return it to Ms. Macintyre at West Cypress Hills Elementary by October 13. (Forms may be dropped off in the office or given to your child’s classroom teacher.)

Kardivas' Kick-off Party

All 5th Grade WCHE girls and their parents are invited to the Kardivas' kick-off "get to know you" party Thursday, September 28 from 3pm-4pm (come and go) in the 5th Grade neighborhood.

What is Kardivas???

Kardivas is a free girls' club in the Lake Travis ISD, that exists to teach and encourage young girls that they are uniquely created with a purpose, that they have integrity and worth, and that they have something valuable to contribute! Kardivas will meet every Thursday after school in Room 508 beginning in October.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jessica Walker at mjwalker2001@att.net

Help Wanted....

We plan to add an outdoor study area for our students and are seeking bids from landscape contractors. For those interested in submitting bids/resumes, please contact vp@wchpto.org.
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Apex Fun Run....Coming Soon!

The Apex Fun Run is an interactive leadership program that helps schools all over the country to raise money, while promoting leadership, good character, and fitness. This year's theme is UNITED! Students will join the Apex Squad on an exciting journey as they learn what it truly means to unite as a team. For more information, click here.

Our Fun Run will be Thursday, October 26. If you plan to join us for this fun and exciting fun run, please avoid delays in gaining entrance to the school. RSVP. Run times are:

Kindergarten...........7:50 - 8:40 am

1st Grade...............12:55 - 1:45 pm

2nd Grade..............10:35 - 11:25 am

3rd Grade................9:40 - 10:30 am

4th Grade................8:45 - 9:35 am

5th Grade................1:55 - 2:45 pm