Tiger Talk


Thank you for your support!

Our APEX Leadership Program and the running of the Obstacle Course were spectacular successes. On behalf of our PTO Board and all of the West Cypress Hills faculty, I want to thank all of our Tigers and Tiger families for their support. Thanks to you, this was one of the most successful--if not THE most successful--fundraising events in the school's history.

I very much appreciate the contagious enthusiasm of the APEX Leadership Team, our staff Coaches, our many Volunteers, and all of the Visitors who came to enjoy our APEX Obstacle Course Event. You made the day fun and exciting for our Tigers.

We made lots of noise, had tons of fun, and I'll be sore for at least a week.

Thank you, all, for your generous support. With warmest regards,

Melanie Beninga, Limping Prinicpal

West Cypress Hills Elementary

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Ms. Woll's Class Enjoy Their APEX Snowball Party as well as their APEX Leadership Lessons

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Friday, October 29, is Book Character Costume Day

All Tigers are invited to join the fun! On Friday, October 29, Tigers may wear costumes based on their favorite book characters.

For the safety of all, the costumes should not include any toy weapons or items that might be mistaken for a weapon, there should be no plastic or rubber masks covering Tigers' faces, and the costumes should be in compliance with our dress code.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone's favorite book character!

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Welcome Back WatchDOGS!!!! Thank you for volunteering for the day, Mr. Michael Gramling!

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Embrace the Noise for WCHE's Yearbook Cover Contest--Entry Deadline is October 29!

Any WCHE Tiger can enter to have his/her artwork selected to be featured on the front cover of our 2021-2022 yearbook. All entries must be submitted by Friday, October 29!


  • artwork needs to be on plain white 8.5" X 11" copy paper
  • artwork should be displayed in portrait (tall as a building)--NOT landscape
  • artwork must be in crayon or colored pencils only
  • artwork needs to include the words "Embrace the Noise," the name of the school "West Cypress Hills Elementary," and the year "2021-2022."
  • on the back side of the artwork write in pencil the name of the student, grade, and homeroom teacher's name.

Tigers in Grades K - 2 should turn their artwork in by October 29 to Mrs. Sanderson in Room 103.

Tigers in Grades 3 - 5 should turn their artwork in by October 29 to Mrs. Vilven in Room 407.

Good luck, Tiger artists!

Celebrate Happy "Planks-giving" with us this November!

Coaches Mirizzi and Clements invite all Tigers to give PLANKS and THANKS November 1 through November 30. Obtain your Planks-giving calendar here and print it so that your Tiger(s) can write on his/her/their calendar something or someone he/she is thankful for each day that your Tiger(s) complete that day's workout during the month of November.

Tigers are invited to return their completed Planks-giving calendars on December 1.

Happy Planks-giving!

Remember to Vote! Election Day is November 2.

2021 VATRE Explainer Video
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Join the Tiger Reading Choice Board!

This semester our school is participating in a reading program called Reading Choice Board. The purpose of the Reading Choice Board is to encourage reading and to have students set personal reading goals. The program begins this week and ends Friday, December 10. For more information, please click here.

Thank you for supporting your child’s reading this year!

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Contact us here about the Wall of Fame for Shoe Tying

Apply for a Super Fun Job--Be our WCHE Crossing Guard

We are still looking for a new crossing guard to assist families who walk to and from school in the mornings and afternoons. If you would like to learn more about working for our school a couple of hours a day, click here.

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Fall Picture Retake Day is Thursday, November 18

No worries! For our Tiger(s) unable to have photos taken October 7, we have a picture retake day!

Retake day is Thursday, November 18! Let us know if you need to schedule a retake on November 18. We'll be happy to make the arrangements.

Photo packages may be purchased on line at mylifetouch.com using our picture day ID EVT6CPZHZ.

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Save the Date! Our WCHE Fall Book Fair Will Be November 10 - 19!

Books Bring Us Together Book Fair

Where: WCHE Library

When: November 9-22 (Online Shopping)/November 15-19 (On Campus Shopping)

Step 1: Students will preview the Book Fair the week of November 8 to create “wish lists” to share with parents.

Step 2: Students shop for books the week of November 15.

Step 3: Enjoy the books!

For more information, please visit the book fair homepage or the library website.

Can't make it to the Fair? Shop the Fair virtually with a 360-degree tour! All purchases will be shipped directly to your home. All funds raised through the online Book fair directly benefit our school library and library programs. Online shopping opens on November 9th. Shop the Scholastic Online Fair Here

If students would like to shop in person, all forms of payment are accepted, including eWallet. For more information, please watch the eWallet video.

We hope to see you there! Thank you for your continued support of our school!

Cathy Seidenberger, WCHE Librarian

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Ms. Woll's Class Learns the Art of Pumpkin Decorating!

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Farmers' Market Scavenger Hunt!

Join the fun! Tiger families are invited to visit one of our local farmers' markets and check off each item as you find them at the market.

Tigers should submit completed scavenger hunt forms by November 1 here to be recognized as LOCAL FOODS LEADERS in their classrooms and have their pictures featured on the digital menu screens in our Tigers' Den (aka cafeteria.)

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Our Clinic Needs Clothes for Tigers!

Sometimes our Tigers are studying so hard that they find themselves in need of a change of undies and/or pants/shorts/warmups to finish out their day of learning. Nurse Chapman is prepared for emergencies--including those that require a change of clothes.

Nurse Chapman reports that she is running really low on new and gently used undies and shorts/pants/warmups in sizes smaller than size 8. If you have undies and/or bottoms in sizes 5T to size 7 that you'd like to donate to help restock Nurse Chapman's cupboard, please feel free to drop them off on any school day.


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Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 7. Set Clocks Back One Hour!

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Buy Tickets Here for the WCHE Mom + Son Movie Night!

Join the fun! WCHE Mom + Son Movie Night is scheduled for Friday, November 12, 5 - 8 pm.

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Tulley the Tiger Visits His Friends in Ms. Woll's Class

Upcoming Events

until 10/29/21.........Tigers Invited to Enter WCHE's Yearbook Cover Contest!

by 11/12/21............Buy your Mom+Son WCHE Movie Night Tickets!

until 12/10/21.........Join the Tiger Reading Choice Board! School-wide Reading!

10/01 - 10/31/21.....National Bullying Prevention Month

10/01 - 10/31/21.....National Physical Therapy Month

10/01 - 10/31/21.....Dyslexia Awareness Month

10/01 - 10/31/21.....Principals' Month

10/29/21.................Book Character Dress Up Day!

11/01 - 11/30/21.....Celebrate Happy "Planks-giving"

11/01/21.................Farmers' Market Scavenger Hunt Forms are Due Today!

11/01/21.................No School for Tigers! Staff Development Day

11/02/21.................Election Day!

11/04/21.................LTCL Bookmobile @ WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

11/07/21.................Time Change! Fall Back 1 Hour!

11/08 - 11/12/21.....National School Psychology Week

11/10 - 11/12/21.....Book Fair Student Preview Days

11/11/21.................Veterans' Day

11/15 - 11/19/21.....Book Fair Shopping Days Learn more

11/16/21.................Kona Ice at the Book Fair 3:20 - 6:00 pm!

11/18/21.................Fall Picture Retake Day! Schedule Retakes Here

11/18/21.................LTCL Bookmobile @ WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

11/22 - 11/26/21.....No School! Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your Fall Break

12/01/21.................Tigers Turn in to Coaches Mirizzi & Clements Planks-giving Calendars