Tiger Talk

09/24/19

Upcoming Events

09/20 - 09/29/19...Register for Fall Enrichment Programs by 9/29 & Save $35!

By 10/10/19...........Referrals for Discovery/Gifted & Talented Program Due!



09/15 - 10/15/19....Hispanic Heritage Month

09/23 - 09/27/19....Arctic Adventure Book Fair Shopping Days!!!!

09/24/19................Kona Ice at the Book Fair 3:15 - 6:30 pm!

09/27/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am RSVP

09/29/19................Last Day to Enroll for Fall Enrichment @ $35 Savings!

09/30/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

10/01/19................October is National Bullying Prevention Month & Principals' Month

10/01/19................Fall Individual School Picture Day! Order Online Here!

10/02/19................National Custodial Workers' Day

10/03/19................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

10/04/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to School Assembly in the Gym at 7:40 am RSVP

10/06 - 10/12/19....National Fire Prevention Week

10/10/19................5th Grade Music Performance in the Tiger's Den @ 8 am RSVP

10/11/19................NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!

10/14/19................NO SCHOOL TODAY! ENJOY THE HOLIDAY!

10/14 - 10/18/19....National School Lunch Week

10/16/19................Apex Kick-off Pep Rally in the Gym @ 2 pm RSVP

10/17/19................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

10/18/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am RSVP

10/18/19................5th Grade Field Trip to Longhorn Cavern 8:45 am - 2:00 pm

10/21/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

10/21 - 10/25/19....National School Bus Safety Week

10/25/19................Apex Fun Run!

10/25/19................NO 7:40 ASSEMBLY TODAY!!!!!

10/25/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to our Apex Awards Assembly 2:00 pm RSVP

10/31/19................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

11/01/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to School Assembly in the Gym at 7:40 am RSVP

11/01/19................1st Grade Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farm -- Volunteer RSVP

11/04/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

11/06/19................PTO General Meeting in the Tiger's Den 9 am RSVP

11/07/19................Kindergarten Field Trip to the Thinkery - Volunteer RSVP

11/08/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am RSVP

11/11/19................Veterans' Day

11/11/19................3rd Grade Veterans' Day Performance in the Tiger's Den 9:45 am RSVP

11/13/19................2nd Grade Field Trip to High 5 Volunteer RSVP

11/14/19................Fall Photo Retake Day!

11/14/19................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

11/15/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to School Assembly in the Gym at 7:40 am RSVP

11/18/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

11/21/19................WCHE Thanksgiving Feast! RSVP

11/22/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to School Assembly in the Gym at 7:40 am RSVP

11/25 - 11/29.........School is Out for Fall Break. Happy Thanksgiving!

School Dismissal Manager

Please log in to School Dismissal Manager to report student absences and/or dismissal transportation changes no later than 1:45 pm on the day of the occurrence.

Fun Literacy-Related Activities Happening at West Cypress Hills!

Our school-wide reading program this year is formatted as a BINGO board. Each student received one board to take home in his/her folder the week of September 9. The Book BINGO program runs through Thursday, December 19. All students completing a Blackout will be invited to a special school-wide BINGO party!


For more information, please visit the library Book Bingo website.

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Cool Off With US! Book Fair Volunteers Sign Up Here!

Volunteering at the Book Fair is fun and rewarding. You'll have fun and help our Tigers to be better readers. Thank you for volunteering!

There are "SNOW" Many Books at the Arctic Adventure Book Fair!

Join the excitement of our Fall Book Fair! Shopping days at the Fair are September 23 - 27.

Chill out on Family Night with Kona Ice! On Tuesday, September 24, Kona Ice will be just outside the Library from 3:15 - 6:30 pm.


Shopping Days and Hours Are:


Monday, September 23............7 am to 4 pm

Tuesday, September 24...........7 am to 6:30 pm

Wednesday, September 25......7 am to 4 pm

Thursday, September 26..........7 am to 4 pm

Friday, September 27...............7 am to 12:30 pm


For more information, please visit the Book Fair Homepage or the WCHE Library website.


We hope to see you at the Arctic Adventure Book Fair!

Check the Lake Travis Community Library, too!

The Lake Travis Community Library Bookmobile comes to the West Cypress Neighborhood Pool on alternating Thursdays.

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National BoxTops for Education

BoxTops for Education has a new app, and you can download it here. It's even easier to earn funds for WCHE through BoxTops because you can just scan your receipts containing BoxTops products, and WCHE will earn BoxTops funds! Each BoxTops product purchased through September 22 will earn DOUBLE the money when the receipt is scanned within two weeks of purchase.


Also, each scanned receipt earns one entry for WCHE to win $20,000. So, please download the app, select WCHE as your school, and start scanning receipts. And, check out the app for even more opportunities to earn funds for WCHE.


In addition to the new app, we still collect clipped BoxTops, and we appreciate your sending those clipped BoxTops to your child's teacher. Although BoxTops is transitioning to a digital system, the paper BoxTops are still valid and a welcome donation to our school. Thanks!

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For more information about donations....

Feel free to email treasurer@wchpto.org
Volunteer Opportunities at WCHE 2019-2020

Volunteering is the BEST way to get involved and meet new people. It's also a GREAT way to impact your child's school experience. Check out the opportunities here!

Join the fun! Be a Tiger Volunteer!

Volunteering at West Cypress Hills Elementary is the best way to get involved, meet new people, and directly impact your child's school experience!


Check out the exciting volunteer opportunities and sign up for the areas that interest you. Once you have signed up, the Volunteer Liaison will contact you with specific information regarding times, dates, etc.


If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Whitsitt, volunteer@wchpto.org

Thank You for Volunteering!!!

The Tiger Math Club....a Great Way to Be Involved!

Tiger parents Abhi Raghavan and Muriel Ramirez-Salas have proven to be excellent math coaches. Thanks to their leadership, WCHE Tiger Mathletes have been awarded numerous trophies, which we proudly display in our trophy cases.


If you'd like to be involved and make a difference in the success of our Tigers, please consider volunteering to help coach our 2019-2020 Tiger Mathletes.


For more information and to volunteer, feel free to contact Abhi or Muriel.

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Calling all DADS, Calling all DADS!

Mr. Matt Morper has agreed to be our Big DOG this year and organize our WatchDOGS' sign up site for us. Thanks to Mr. Morper, we have a new signup site all ready to roll. Just click on the link and choose the date(s) that you'd like to reserve.


And, if you want to purchase WatchDOGS tshirts or other WatchDOGS goodies from the Dogstore, here is the link to Dogstore, too.

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Fall Picture Day is Tuesday, October 1!

Picture Day is coming! The easiest way to order school pictures is online here. Make sure to order before Picture Day, Tuesday, October 1. Our school's photo ID is XY609136Q0.


There's a free gift from Shutterfly with your online purchase.


Our online order code is no longer valid after 48 hours following our Picture Day. Be sure to place your order so that you don't miss this year's smile!


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Discovery/Gifted and Talented Program Information for 2019-2020

The Discovery Program, otherwise known as Gifted and Talented, is now accepting parent referrals for GT Screening via this google form.


Transfer students, who were already identified as GT coming from their previous district, should submit their google form as soon as possible, as the transfer student screening will be set within 30 days of the first day of school. Parents should send proof of their child's selection/participation in the previous GT program directly to the campus GT coordinator, Erika Serhus.


Current WCHE parents can submit referrals for screening up until the end of the first 9 weeks, by the date of October 10. Current WCHE students will be tested during the 2nd 9 weeks. If the referral and permission forms are not submitted by the deadline, the student will have to wait until the next year's screening opportunity to screen, as the spring screening session is only for students moving in new to the district after the fall testing window is closed.


The forms and further information about the program can be found here.


Once the request is submitted through the google form. the GT coordinator will contact parents via email when the testing dates are set and share other pertinent information as well.


You are also welcome to contact your campus GT coordinator at any time with questions.


We look forward to supporting your gifted and talented student!

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Donna Richardson, Mrs. Beninga's Administrative Assistant, Receives LTISD High 5 Award!

Pictured above left to right: Dr. Brad Lancaster, Superintendent; Mrs. Holly Morris-Kuentz, Deputy Superintendent; Mrs. Dana Hensel, WCHE Nurse; Mrs. Donna Richardson, Mrs. Beninga's Administrative Assistant; Mrs. Melanie Beninga, Principal, Mrs. Sheila White, Counselor; Ms. Evalene Murphy, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources; and Ms. Elizabeth Deterra, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instructional Services.


In addition to receiving this lovely honor, Mrs. Richardson also received an LTISD High 5 pin, water bottle, and a generous gift card from All Star Burger.


Congratulations, Mrs. Richardson!

Please park in our parking lots

During school events and visits to our campus, please park in one of our parking lots. If the lots are full, please park on the street next to the curb.


Please do NOT park on the Cypress Ranch Boulevard medians. Please do NOT park on grass or landscaped areas.


Let's be good neighbors and stay on the pavement. Thank you!

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The Apex Fun Run is Coming Soon!

Friday, Oct. 25th, 7:45am-2:30pm

6112 Cypress Ranch Boulevard

Spicewood, TX

Be sure to save the date! Our Apex Fun Run is Friday, October 25!


We kick off this event with a Pep Rally, Wednesday, October 16, at 2 pm. The event combines an Obstacle Course Fun Run fundraiser, while promoting leadership, good character, and fitness. Apex's GAME ON leadership theme takes students on an exciting journey as they learn what it takes to be a game changing leader.


Our Obstacle Course Run Schedule for Friday, October 25:


Kindergarten...................12:45 pm

1st Grade........................12:00 noon

2nd Grade.......................10:40 am

3rd Grade.........................9:40 am

4th Grade.........................8:45 am

5th Grade.........................7:50 am

Sensory Run....................1:30 pm


End of Day Apex Awards Assembly will be in the Gym at 2 pm, Friday, October 25.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.