Tiger Talk - READ ACROSS AMERICA!

02/23/22

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Tigers Celebrate READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK with Dress Up Days!

READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK is next week, and our Tigers will be celebrating in fine fashion! With fashion in mind, we are making the week of February 28 a Tiger Dress Up Week!


Join the fun!


On Monday, we'll wear our favorite hats.

Tuesday is favorite shirt day - and feel free to bring a favorite book to share!

On Wednesday, feel free to show off favorite team or sports spirit.

Thursday is PJ day!

And, Friday we'll dress in Tiger school colors!


Happy reading, Tigers!

LTMS & BCMS Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting Rescheduled!!!! Now Scheduled for Monday, February 28 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm!

Lake Travis Independent School District Monitoring Weather Conditions

Dear Lake Travis ISD Staff, Parents and Guardians,


The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of central Texas, which includes Lake Travis ISD, from noon today, Wednesday, February 23 to noon, Thursday, February 24. Forecasters are uncertain about the overall impact of this winter weather event. Regardless, Lake Travis ISD officials will monitor weather conditions throughout the evening and early morning hours.


At this time, all Lake Travis ISD classes and school activities will be held as regularly scheduled Thursday, February 24. However inclement weather may impact athletic and extracurricular events scheduled for later today. Please check emails and social media announcements from individual programs for any changes.


District officials will confer with City of Austin/Travis County emergency management representatives, local meteorologists, and area superintendents before making any decisions regarding school delays, school closures, or cancellation of district-sponsored events. If such decisions are made, information will be communicated in accordance with our Bad Weather Procedures, posted on our website.


Please remain weather aware, check conditions before you leave home tomorrow, bundle up, and drive safely.


Sincerely,

Paul Norton

Superintendent of Schools

Online Enrollment is Open for New to WCHE Students

Every year we welcome new Tigers, whether they are our new Kindergarteners or new to West Cypress Hills. On February 22, the online registration for Kinder - 5th grade new-to-WCHE students began and can be accessed through the Lake Travis ISD website. (See handy link button below.) You can complete the enrollment packet online and upload the required documents. A link to sign up for Kindergarten assessments will be provided after families complete and upload their 2022-23 Kindergarten enrollment documents.


A student will not be enrolled until ALL below documents have been received.


Required Documents include:

**Proof of Residency: (home sales closing documents, property tax statement, property deed, or a lease agreement)

**Utility Bill: gas, water, electric (The name on the utility bill must match the name on the other proof of residence document.)

**Certified copy of birth certificate (incoming Kindergartners must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017.

**Photo ID of Parent/Guardian enrolling student

**Up-to-date Immunizations- We cannot accept immunization documentation from a patient portal. Immunization documents must be signed or stamped by the physician.

**Social Security Card (optional)

New Student Enrollment 2022-23

Please make sure you are filling out the Enrollment packet for the 22-23 school year.

Where do I start?

For Families NEW to Lake Travis ISD


  1. The first step is to request a Skyward Family Access login account using a valid email address. You may obtain a free email account through services such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Google.
  2. Your login and password will be sent to this email address.
  3. Use the link in the email to log in and begin the process.
  4. The email will be sent from Skyward@ltisdschools.org. Be sure to add this email address to your valid email recipients to avoid it being affected by your spam filter.

FOR EXISTING FAMILY ACCESS USER

After logging into Family Access, choose "New Student Enrollment" by clicking the down arrow next to the house icon.

*But what if I need help or don't have a way to fill out the forms online?

No problem!! On February 24, between the hours of 4 and 6:30 pm, WCHE will be hosting an in person event in the school Library. Just look for the sign on the library gate near the flagpole.


The purpose of this event is to ensure your student's enrollment is complete with the required documents. As we are not accepting paper enrollment forms, parents are welcome to use our Library computers to complete their online enrollment. We will have staff members available to scan or copy enrollment documents and to verify that all documents have been uploaded and that enrollment is complete. We will also have the nurse in attendance to check immunizations.

Applications Accepted for Qualifying PreK Starting March 28

Applications Accepted for Tuition PreK Starting April 1 at 10 am

What about Returning Tigers?

We will ask our returning Tigers to update their student information and complete their online returning student re-enrollment toward the end of summer.

Come and Embrace the Noise! Apply to be On Team Tiger Today!

We are looking for more people to join our staff of caring professionals. Our campus-wide theme for this year is "Embrace the Noise," and we are seeking people, maybe like YOU, who would like to come and make some "noise" with us.


We are accepting applications for Instructional Special Education Aides and for a crossing guard. Prior experience is not required. The Lake Travis Independent School District happily provides training for its employees.


If you would like to learn more about the rewarding positions that we have available right here in your neighborhood school, click here.

Virtual PTO General Assembly Meeting, February 24 @ 9 am!

Melissa Brandes is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: WCHE PTO General Assembly
Time: Feb 24, 2022, 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us05web.zoom.us/j/89405258250?pwd=NWhtQk95MWVQZHJIMTBzZGo3U0pQdz09

Meeting ID: 894 0525 8250
Passcode: Pd9dmw

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Purchase Parent Mixer Tickets Here By March 25!

The evening includes dinner, live music, and an online auction!

Come Fiesta with Us!

The West Cypress Hills PTO cordially invites you to attend the WCHE PTO Parent Mixer at Blissful Hill in Spicewood, Friday, April 1, from 6 to 9 pm. The evening offers a great way to become better acquainted with WCHE staff members and other WCHE parents!


Tickets are $45 for an evening of fun, dinner, drinks, live music, an online auction, and more! Tickets are on sale now through the WCHE PTO website. Don't delay! Buy your tickets today! Ticket sales close March 25.


You must be registered on the PTO website to purchase tickets. See you there!

Be on the Lookout for LTISD Bus Transportation Updates

One might think that our school bus drivers would be immune to anything and everything that could be thrown their way, BUT, from time to time, LTISD bus drivers do need to take a sick day, and at this time the District is not always able to provide a substitute bus driver quickly enough to cover the route.


As a result, there are times when SMARTTag and/or LTISD will notify parents that bus service could be delayed or that bus service for a particular route is canceled. Even though the disruption to service happens very infrequently, it's still an inconvenience when it happens to you and your Tiger(s.) We apologize.


Please be sure to pay close attention to SMARTTag and/or LTISD transportation alerts and updates so that you will know if/when disruption to your service has occurred.

LTMS & BCMS Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting Rescheduled!!!!! Meeting is now scheduled for Monday, February 28!

5th to 6th Grade Transition to Middle School

It's hard to believe, but it is time to start thinking about our sweet 5th graders moving into middle school. The elementary and middle school principals and counselors have been hard at work planning out a timeline to make this time informational and simple for you.


Feb.1 - Middle School Course Catalogs are available online

Feb. 15 - 5th Graders visit the middle school for which they are CURRENTLY zoned. They will come with their elementary classes on a school bus. This event is from 9-11. This is a student only trip, not a parent event. Students will hear all about middle school, class options, learn about fine arts, electives, and PE classes.

Feb. 15 - Feb. 27 - Students take home paper student course selection sheets (yellow.)

Feb. 15 - Mar. 7 - Course Selection is open.

Feb. 28, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM - MS Principals host Parent Night.


Parent Night @ Lake Travis Middle School is an in person parent/student event with the administration and counselors. The meeting will begin at 5:30 PM in the large gym. You will learn more about the opportunities available to your students as they begin their middle school tenure as well as the structure of a middle school day. Topics that will be discussed are course selection options, including elective/fine arts and PE classes this will help you and your student to make an informed decision on courses for 6th grade.


Feb. 28 - Paper course selection sheet is due. Be sure to turn it in to the current 5th grade homeroom teacher.

Mar. 1 - Mar. 7 - Students and Elementary Counselors work together to input course selections into Skyward.

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Coaches Mirizzi and Clements Present WCHE Field Days 2022!

Tigers will be participating in Field Day events on Wednesday, March 9, and Thursday, March 10. (See the schedule below.) Although, per LTISD policy, visitors are not allowed, we are asking for volunteers to sign up to help with the events. If interested in volunteering, watch for your classroom teacher(s) to ask for volunteers soon.


March 9, 8 - 11 am...................4th & 5th Grade Field Day

March 9, 12:10 - 2:35 pm.........Kinder & 1st Grade Field Day

March 10, 8 - 10:55 am............2nd & 3rd Grade Field Day

March 10, 2 pm........................Students Attend Field Day 2022 Trophy Presentations

Spring Gifted/Talented Nominations for Students Enrolled After October 15, 2021

Dear Parents,


Each year LTISD offers an opportunity for students to be assessed for our GT/Discovery Program. This takes place during the first grading period. However, some students enrolled after that fall deadline,


Every district has different requirements for its GT program. LTISD has a four-part qualification process. Students are assessed in four categories and must achieve qualifying marks in three out of the four categories. We assess cognitive abilities, academic achievement, creativity, as well as qualitative data.


Our program is a project-based, pull-out program. It is not an academically accelerated program. Typically, students come to the GT/Discovery classroom during a designated time during the school day where we work on cognitive abilities, various projects, programming, creative mindset, etc.


Please let me know if you have any questions about our program. If you feel that your child is a good candidate for GT testing, please complete the nomination form located on the LTISD GT information page. Please note that Thursday, March 10, 2022, is the deadline for spring referrals for recently enrolled students.


Thank you,

Ms. Serhus

Erika Serhus, M.Ed., Gifted and Talented Specialist

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Contact us here about the Wall of Fame for Shoe Tying

Reserve your 2021-2022 WCHE Tiger Yearbook Here

Reserve your yearbook online @ Balfour or by phone at 1-800-944-5930. The purchase price is $35 plus a $1 handling fee. Pride lines and personalization options are also available for purchase.

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Set clocks ahead 1 hour on March 13. Daylight Saving Time Starts @ 2 am!

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Upcoming Events

02/01 - 02/28/22.....Celebrating Black History Month

02/01 - 03/02/22.....Submit "You Art What You Eat" Artwork Learn more

02/15 - 03/07/22.....Middle School Course Selection is Open

02/21 - 03/25/22.....Purchase 4/1 Fiesta WCHE PTO Parent Mixer Tickets!

2/22 - 03/10/22.......Complete & Submit GT Nominations for Tigers Enrolled After 10/15/21

02/24/22.................Virtual PTO General Assembly Join the Zoom Meeting Here @ 9 am

02/24/22.................New to WCHE 22-23 Student In-Person Enrollment 4 - 6:30 pm

02/24/22.................LTCL Bookmobile Comes to WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

02/25 - 06/10/22....Order School Supply Kits Online Using WCHE Account Code 79519

02/26/22.................Daddy/Daughter Garden Gala @ WCHE 6:30 - 8:30 pm

02/28/22.................Tigers Wear a Favorite Hat Today!

02/28/22.................5:30 - 7:00 pm Middle Schools' Parent Night

03/01 - 03/31/22.....Music in our Schools Month

03/01/22.................Tigers Wear a Favorite Shirt & Bring a Favorite Book

03/02/22.................Tigers Wear Favorite Team/Sport Gear

03/03/22.................Tigers Wear PJs

03/04/22.................Tigers Wear School Colors

03/04/22.................LTEF Butterfly Brunch @ Blissful Hill 10 am Learn More

03/07 - 03/11/22.....National School Breakfast Week

03/09/22.................WCHE Field Day - 4th & 5th Grades 8 -11 am - Volunteer RSVP

03/09/22.................WCHE Field Day - Kinder & 1st Grade 12:10 - 2:35 pm - Volunteer RSVP

03/10/22.................WCHE Field Day - 2nd & 3rd Grades 8 - 10:55 am - Volunteer RSVP

03/10/22.................Students Attend Field Day Trophy Presentation @ 2 pm

03/10/22.................LTCL Bookmobile Comes to WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

03/11/22.................No School for Students! Staff Professional Development Day

03/13/22.................Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Time Begins @ 2 am

03/14 - 03/18/22.....Spring Break! No School!

03/24/22..................LTCL Bookmobile Comes to WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

03/26/22..................LTHS Choir's Capes & Crowns Event 2 - 4 pm

03/28/22..................Applications Accepted for Qualifying LTISD PreK

04/01/22..................Applications Accepted at 10 am for LTISD Tuition PreK

04/01/22..................PTO Parent Mixer @ Blissful Hill 6 - 9 pm

04/01 - 04/30/22.....National Occupational Therapy Month

04/04 - 04/08/22.....National Assistant Principals' Week

04/04 - 04/08/22.....National Library Week

04/07/22.................LTCL Bookmobile Comes to WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

04/14/22.................1st Grade Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farm

04/15/22.................Student and Staff Holiday!!! No School Today!!!

04/18 - 04/22..........Public School Volunteer Week

04/21/22.................LTCL Bookmobile Comes to WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

04/22/22.................Earth Day

04/25 - 04/29/22....National Afterschool Professionals' Week

04/27/22.................2nd Grade Field Trip to Exotic Resort Zoo

04/27/22.................Administrative Professionals' Day

04/28/22.................PTO General Assembly in the Tiger's Den @ 9 am RSVP

04/29/22.................4th Grade Field Trip to Pioneer Farms