Weekly V-Mail

February 7, 2016

Update on Patti

Patti is scheduled for surgery this Wednesday to repair her mitral valve. Please continue to keep her, her family and her doctor in your thoughts and prayers.


For now, we believe she will be out until after Spring Break. We will be putting a long term sub in her position. As soon as we have all of this worked out, I will let you know.

Parent Pick-Up Dismissal Expectations

Please review the dismissal expectations (see side picture) with your students that go to parent pick-up. In addition, please look for an email from Sara Pickett with changes for grade level locations in the cafeteria. These changes are effective immediately. The number one thing that students need to do is to be silent and listen for their name to be called. They should be able to hear the original call on the walkie, which will make our processes for parent pick increasingly efficient.


Should any of you that are supervising in the cafeteria during this time have any student/s that following your redirects are repeatedly not following the required expectations, please let Staci or I know so that we can aid in correcting this inappropriate behavior.

Dismissal Reminders

  • Students are to be silent during dismissal.
  • Students should be facing forward and keep their hand, feet, body and belongings inside their personal space.
  • Students are to walk on the right side of the hallway.


Bell Dismissal Times - Please make sure you are escorting students for dismissal according to the following schedule.


2:45 – Dismissal Bell for sorting into dismissal rooms

2:47 – Parent Pick-Up students taken to the cafeteria via the front stairwells

2:47 - Day Care students taken to the side of the building closest to the portables

2:49 – Bus Riders taken out back door to buses

2:49 - Walkers & Bike Riders escorted to front hallway and then the side of the building in which they live either Aster Pass or Dagama
2:49 - YMCA reports to the MPR

This Week at Cypress

February: Habit 4 - Think Win-Win: I make deposits in others' Emotional Bank Accounts - complete at least one bucket-filler a day


Garden Adoption - Ms. Underwood's class


Monday, February 8, 2016 - E Day for Specials

Kindergarten 100 Book Lunch w/Principal & Assistant Principal @ 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - F Day for Specials

4th Grade PLC 7:20 - 8:40 - Students report directly to MPR in the a.m.

Volunteer Appreciation Tea in Science Lab (Please plan to stop by during your planning)

RtI Improvement Crew Meeting 3:10 - 4:10 in library

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - A Day for Specials

Valentine Celebrations

Faculty Meeting Share Out for Math, Technology & Science @ 3:10 - 4:10

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - B Day for Specials

1/2 Birthday for Allison Bailey (August 11th) - Please wish her the best of days today!

3rd Grade PLC w/RtI 7:20 - 8:40 - Students report to MPR in a.m.

Multiple staff members attending Leader in Me training - Closed for any personal days off.

Friday, February 12, 2016 - C Day for Specials

Multiple staff members attending Leader in Me training - Closed for any personal days off.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Kelly Carl's Birthday - Please help send her off to a wonderful birthday weekend celebration!

Around the Corner

February: Habit 4 - Think Win-Win: When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives. During guidance lessons classes will make a wheel of choice to aid in resolving conflict.


Garden Adoption - Ms. Hasty's Class


Monday, February 15, 2016 - D Day for Specials

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - E Day for Specials

Kinder PLC 12:00 - 12:40 & 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 408

PTA General Meeting & Reflections Ceremony 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in MPR

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - F Day for Specials

Maria Cook's 1/2 Birthday (August 17th) - Please wish Maria a beautiful birthday today!

Progress Reports go home today
ALT Meeting @ 3:10 in Library

Lighthouse Team Meeting @ 3:10 in Room 408

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - A Day for Specials

Andi Brown's Birthday - Please wish her an extra special day today!

2nd Grade PLC w/RtI 7:20 - 8:40 - Students report directly to MPR in the a.m.

1st Grade QUEST Presentations 8:00 - 9:00 Cotnam, Heideman & Hester and 9:30-10:30 Bardshar & Haley

1st Grade PLC w/RtI 1:00 - 1:40 & 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 408

Cypress Night @ Bush's Chicken on Hwy 620

Friday, February 19, 2016 - B Day for Specials

Sharon Yero's 1/2 Birthday (August 19th) - Please wish our sweet Sharon a very happy day!

2nd Grade QUEST Presentations 8:00 -9:00 Goodwin & Pickett and 1:00 - 2:00 Graham

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Kim Metz 1/2 Birthday (Aug 20th) - Please wish Kim and amazing day!