Cheetah News

June 19, 2018


Barbara Burnett - Nurse (Retiring)

Dana Moore - P.E. (Retiring)

Kathy Tristan - P.E. IA (Retiring)

Dona Loethen - Performing Arts (Retiring)

Michelle Trudeau - Library IA (Retiring)

Whitney Palyu - Speech (Moved back home)

Tynelia Young - 3rd Grade (Moved to home campus - Jim Plain Elementary)

Staci Cordell - A.P. (Moved to Reagan Elementary)

If you see them, please thank them for the REMARKABLE work they did with your children over the years. They will truly be missed!

A Note from Nurse Barbara

When I walked through the doors of Cypess 28 years ago, I had no idea how much love, generosity and friendships there would be and the generations of families that would come through. Although my heart is heavy, I consider myself very fortunate to have had the privilege of getting to know each and everyone of you. I THANK YOU for letting me care for your children (my Lil' Cheetahs).

Thank you all for everything...the hugs, the cards, flowers and gifts that you showered me with. Please tell your kiddos THANK you for my cards that they all made for me. Every grade level made cards, so I have a lot of summer reading now!

Lastly, please keep in touch. My personal email address is


Nurse Barbara

Thank you to our Paw Partners for the 2017-2018 School Year

The PTA Paw Partner program consists of locally-owned businesses who have donated money to support one Cypress grade level for the entire school year. Our Paw Partners for the 17-18 school year were:

Kinder- Neil Walters, Ameriprise Financial

1st Grade - Goddard School

2nd Grade - Loop 1 Systems

3rd Grade - Cedar Park Overhead Doors

4th Grade - Mathnasium

5th Grade - Tuffy Automotive

If you are ever out and about and run into people from these companies, please make a point of telling them THANK YOU for their generosity and contribution to Cypress Elementary!

Summer Resources

Library Services Available to Students During


LISD students are expected to read a book of their choice during the summer. To help students meet their summer reading goals, the libraries at River Ridge Elementary School and Vista Ridge High School will be open for summer library service. All libraries listed below will have books for elementary, middle and high school students.

River Ridge Elementary Library - Open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.–noon June 18, 20, 25, 27; July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 and Aug. 1 All books are due back by Aug. 1st.

Vista Ridge High School Library - Open daily, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 18-July 3 and July 11-27 All books are due back by July 27th.

Can't get to a library? Consider downloading an e-book through Overdrive, LISD's virtual library. This library is open all day, every day, and items can be downloaded to a variety of devices or read in your browser.

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Additional Summer Learning Resources

  • ReadWorks is inviting you - all parents & guardians - to create your own free account to help your child stay on track this summer, and all year round! ReadWorks is a nonprofit that provides educators with thousands of free, high-quality nonfiction and fiction articles with questions and activities.
  1. Go to
  1. Click on “I’m an Educator” (parents are educators too!)
  2. Click on the blue “Sign Up”
  3. Make sure to choose “Parent/Guardian” as your role
  4. Print Free Summer Reading Packets Now - To make summer reading easy, ReadWorks has curated interesting and knowledge filled summer reading packets on a range of levels that you can print and download for free!

  • Many of our teachers' websites have links to great resources, educational games, vocabulary & spelling words, etc. You can access these sites through the Cypress webpage at and select the more button to find the link to teacher or grade level websites.
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Order Prepackaged School Supplies for 2018 - 2019 School Year

If you would like to skip the long back to school lines and order your prepackaged school supplies, in order to have them on your child's desk when the new school year starts, our phenomenal PTA has teamed up with EPI to make your school supply purchases easier for the 2018-2019! The cost for each is $40.00. When placing an order, our 6 digit code is: CYP003 and should be entered at the following link EPI Prepackaged School Supplies. Please remember to choose your child's grade for NEXT school year! Orders can be placed until July 15th!

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For the New School Year

Crossing Guards Needed ASAP for 18-19 School Year

Safety is ALWAYS our top priority for our children. We have 3 positions available for the upcoming school year. The hours are 7:15 - 7:45 and 2:30 - 3:00 each school day. If you are interested, please submit an application at the following link.

Save these Dates

August 2nd - KG Orientation - 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria

August 2nd - New Family Orientation - 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria

August 2nd - Popsicle Party in the Courtyard - All families are invited and the festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m.

August 14th - Back to School Night - Last Names A-L 5:30 - 6:15 p.m., Last Names M-Z 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

August 16th - First Day of School! 7:45 a.m.