Weekly V-Mail

January 8, 2016

A Fond Farewell to Jamaal & Side Note

Jamaal Sanders, one of our very special IA's, has taken a very cool and important position out of town and will be leaving Cypress. While we are sad to see him go, please join me in thanking him for all that he has done for Cypress and our students and wish him well in his new endeavors. He's going to ROCK it! We will begin interviewing for this position soon.


On a side note, both Ashley and Jamaal are leaving following support from their cousins. Please don't talk to your cousins! I can't stand the thought of any more of you leaving. These exits are already taking two big pieces of my heart.

Be Ready for Grades!

With Monday the 18th being a holiday, grades are due this coming Friday. Please have all grades entered and ready by Friday, January 15th at 3:00. This will be a steadfast deadline this go around because the Monday holiday contributes to a very tight turnaround.

Revisit Expectations with Students

Please remember to review hallway, dismissal, cafeteria and recess expectations with students. I've seen several of you doing this with the children already! Thank you! It is always important to review and practice these after breaks. I've noticed some slippage this last week. Please let Staci and/or I know if you need assistance.

This Week at Cypress

Habit 3: Put First Things First: I complete my work on time.


Garden Adoption – Sara Pickett’s Class


Monday, January 11, 2016 - F day for Specials
K-2nd TPRI Window Open

SRP closed for testing today

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - A day for Specials
1/2 birthday for Marsha Crow (July 12th) - Let's all celebrate one extra special lady!
SRP closed for testing today
1st – 5th SPED Open House/Eat-A-Thon (**Kinder, SPED will get with you as needed since you have PLC during your conference time on this day.)
Kinder PLC in Room 408 12:00 – 12:40 & 3:10 – 3:40

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - B day for Specials

3:10 – 4:10 Academic Leadership Team Meeting in Library
3:10 – 4:10 Campus Culture and Climate Meeting in Room 408

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - C day for Specials

2nd Grade PLC @ 7:20 – 8:40 in Room 408 – Students report directly to MPR in the A.M.
1st Grade PLC @ 12:55 – 1:40 & 3:10 – 3:40 in Room 408

Lighthouse Team Meeting @ 3:10 in Room 408

Friday, January 15, 2016 - D day for Specials

Ashley's last day :( Please stop by and wish her well! We are going to miss her like crazy!

End of 2nd 9 Weeks – Report Cards go home next Wednesday
PK 2nd 9 Weeks Data due in Aware

Grades due by 3:00 today

Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 1/2 birthday for Irene Maynard (July 17th) - Please stop by the cafeteria to wish her a very happy day!

Around the Corner

Habit 3: Put First Things First: I prepare myself and organize my belongings before the last morning bell.


Garden Adoption – Delbridge's Class


Monday, January 18, 2016
Staff Development Holiday - If you have not received an email that you need to complete PD on this day to make up for summer PD, then you have a 3 day weekend!!!

United Way Day of Caring in Garden

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - E day for Specials

4th Grade PLC w/RtI 7:20 - 8:40 in Room 408 - Students report to the MPR in the a.m.

5th Grade PLC 1:50 - 2:40 & 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 408

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - F day for Specials

1/2 birthday for Anne Ward (July 20th) - Please help her have a top rate day!!!!

Report cards go home today

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - A day for Specials

3rd Grade PLC 7:20 - 8:40 in Room 408 - Students report to the MPR in the a.m.

Faculty Meeting @ 3:10 in the library

Cypress Night at Bush's on 620

Friday, January 22, 2016 - B day for Specials

Monday, January 25, 2016 - C day for Specials

K-2 TPRI due in AWARE

Reminder about Important Changes

Please remember that Learning Celebrations were changed from the 22nd to the 29th. Please help communicate this change to parents. The celebrations are scheduled for

8:10 - 3rd Grade

8:45 - Kindergarten

9:20 - 2nd Grade

9:55 - 5th Grade

10:30 - 1st Grade

11:15 - 4th Grade


Also, since having Valentine parties on Wednesday, February 10th will be so different this year, please start communicating this with parents so they can plan accordingly. We will be sending a pre-registration home soon. Also, if your grade level has not yet turned in your time for celebrations please get that to me ASAP. **If you have read this statement and are the first to email me the time of your grade level's celebration (except 1st and 2nd grade that I already have. Thank you!!!) you will receive a prize.