Tiger Talk

03/06/18

Upcoming Events

03/06/18.................Kardivas' Manual Can Opener Collection Drive for ADRN - Info

03/06/18.................Girl Scout Troop 2055 MOD PIZZA FUNDRAISER ALL DAY!!!!!!

03/07/18.................Field Day 4th & 5th 8 - 11 am, 2nd & 3rd 11:35 am - 2:35 pm RSVP - ................................Have even more fun & Volunteer

Reminder: No Tiger Trading Post Today due to Field Day!

03/08/18.................Field Day KG & 1st 8 - 10:45 am, Awards Assembly 2:15 pm RSVP - ................................Have even more fun & Volunteer

03/08/18.................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

03/09/18.................Student Holiday

03/11/18.................Daylight Saving Time Begins @ 2 am

03/12 - 03/16/18.....Spring Break

03/19/18..................Student Council Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

03/21/18.................Kindergarten Roundup come & go from 3:30 - 6:30 pm

03/22/18.................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

03/23/18.................Cupcake Friday! Celebrating March Birthdays!!!

03/26 - 03/29/18.....Spring Book Fair

03/28/18..................Last Day to Submit PTO Board Nominations! Info & Form

03/29/18.................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

03/30/18.................Student Holiday!

04/02/18.................Student Council Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

04/05/18.................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

04/10 - 04/11/18.....STAAR Tests - No Visitors or Volunteers on Campus 7:40 - 2:55

04/12/18..................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

04/16 - 04/20/18......WCHE Volunteer Appreciation Week - Thank You, Volunteers!

04/16/18...................Student Council Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

04/19/18...................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

04/20/18...................Cupcake Friday! Celebrating April Birthdays!!!

04/20/18...................4th Grade Puberty Education 1:30 - 2:30 pm

04/26/18...................1st Grade Field Trip to Capital of Texas Zoo Volunteer RSVP

04/26/18...................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

04/27/18...................Student Holiday!

04/30/18...................3rd Grade Field Trip to Inner Space Cavern Volunteer RSVP

04/30/18...................Student Council Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

Christy Gutt Named WCHE Volunteer of the Month, March 2018!

West Cypress is very fortunate to have wonderful volunteers who come in to help us in the Library, to help us with student lunches, and to assist our classroom teachers. They decorate our hallways and our classrooms, and they make our special events like Family Fun Night, Field Day, and the Apex Fun Run possible.


To show our appreciation, the WCHE staff elects one volunteer each month to be our Volunteer of the Month. The recipient of that honor for the month of March is Christy Gutt.


Christy serves as Secretary of the WCHE PTO, is a WCHE Library Volunteer, and helps our classroom teachers. Congratulations, Christy, and many thanks for all that you do to make WCHE a GREAT place to be.

"OPEN" YOUR HEART by joining the WCHE Kardivas in a one-day drive to collect manual/handheld can openers March 6

Our WCHE Kardivas have partnered with the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) to assist in continuing to meet the needs of those still displaced by Hurricane Harvey along the Texas Gulf Coast. The Kardivas are collecting manual/handheld can openers that the ADRN will distribute to hurricane victims along with greatly needed canned goods.


The Kardivas appreciate your manual/handheld can opener donations. Please send your can opener donations to school with your child(ren) or drop off can openers in the Front Office on Tuesday, March 6. For more information click here.


Thanks for your help!

Join MOD Pizza in Supporting Girl Scout Troop 2055 Tuesday, March 6!

Bring in this flyer to MOD PIZZA on Tuesday, March 6, and MOD PIZZA will donate 20% of your bill to Girl Scout Troop 2055.


What a yummy way to help support the Troop! MOD PIZZA is located at 2009 Main Street, Suite 500, in Lakeway. MOD's phone number is 512-953-4280.

WCHE Field Day & Awards Assembly

West Cypress Tigers will have their Field Day Events on Wednesday and Thursday, March 7 and 8. Please join us for the fun! If attending, please RSVP to expedite security check in.


The March 7 schedule is:


8:00 am - 11:00 am.......4th & 5th Grade Field Day

11:35 am - 2:35 pm.......2nd & 3rd Grade Field Day

(To accommodate this schedule, Kindergarten & 1st Grade will switch lunch times with the 2nd and 3rd Grade.)


On March 8, the schedule is:


8:00 am - 10:45 am........Kindergarten & 1st Grade Field Day

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm........Field Day Awards Assembly in the Gym

Have the most fun by being a field day volunteer!

Our WCHE Field Days are made possible by the help of our fabulous volunteers. Thank you for volunteering! We appreciate YOU!

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Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Mrs. JoAnn Bryan, the WCHE School Counselor, shares with us this resource that she provided to all of the West Cypress teachers and staff regarding serious acts of violence in schools. The tragedy in Florida has reached the ears, eyes, and hearts of some of our students, and we need to collectively equip ourselves to respond in supportive ways.


We share information with our students on how we maintain a safe and supportive learning environment for everyone here at WCH. We also want to provide them with opportunities to share and express their feelings appropriately when tragedy or violence occurs. We encourage parents to read through this resource and reach out with questions or concerns. Your child's social, emotional and physical safety is our priority!

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Spring Forward to Daylight Saving Time @ 2 am Sunday, March 11

Daylight Saving Time resumes bright and early at 2 am Sunday, March 11. Remember to move the clocks one hour forward!

Calling all Box Tops! Calling all Box Tops!

Please remember to save your Box Tops for Education and donate them to West Cypress Hills. The classroom with the most Box Tops each quarter wins a special prize.


And, be sure to remind Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts, and Uncles to save theirs, too!


Box Tops for Education labels can be found on a number of grocery items. For more information about the products that support Box Tops for Education, click here. Box Tops can be placed on this form and turned in to your child's teacher. Thanks!

Volunteers Needed During Lunch Time

WCHE student lunches begin at 10:45 and end at 1:10. We'd love to have volunteers come in to assist students with opening their drinks, opening condiment packages, passing out plastic-ware and napkins, etc. If you're looking for something fun to do any time between 10:45 and 1:10, please sign up here. Thanks!

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Tiger 5th Graders Win Ribbons at the 2018 Austin Energy Regional Science Fair

We are very proud to report how well our Tigers did at the 2018 Austin Energy Regional Science Fair. Congratulations to all participants!


Those awarded ribbons are:


Kimberly Pereira - 1st - What Drinks Stain Teeth The Most?

Jessica Swanevelder - 1st - Avocado Preservation

Natalie Dove - 2nd - Which Food Do Fruit Flies Like Best

Rachel Looper - 1st - Peanut Power

Gwyneth Palermo - 1st - To Snack, Or Not To Snack

Maeve Acuna - 2nd - Is Food More Delectable When The Smell Is Acceptable

Karthik Darisi - 1st - Can U Take The Heat

Crystal Stabeno - 1st - Electric Salad

Aiden Ruschkewicz - 2nd - More Game, No Pain

Mattias Guerra - 1st - How to Make a Cloud


Congratulations, Tigers!

News from the WCHE PTO - Board Nominations Now Being Accepted!

We welcome you to get involved in West Cypress Hills' Elementary activities. Join the PTO today!

Here is the application form and, for your convenience, here is a link to make online payments.


Our PTO does so much to support our students and staff. Please consider joining today! Thank you to all of our parents who contribute your support, donations, time and energy to making WCHE a wonderful place to learn and grow!


The PTO is looking to fill a position on the PTO Executive Board for the 2018-2019 school year. Nominations are accepted through March 28. Click here for additional information and for the nomination form. The nomination form can be turned in to the WCHE Front Desk any time by March 28. Voting will take place during the PTO General Meeting that will be held in the Tiger's Den at 9 am on Wednesday, April 18.

Kindergarten Roundup, Wednesday, March 21, come & go 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Kindergarten Round-up is a one-time registration "come and go" event designed for the parent to fill out and turn in the necessary paperwork to enroll 2018-19 Kindergarten students. To be eligible for Kindergarten, a child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2018. Parents or guardians should register their child(ren) at the elementary school within the attendance zone associated with their residence. The following documents are required for registration:


  • Child's certified birth certificate or passport. (If born in Texas, a certified copy can be ordered here.)
  • Child's complete immunization record (click here for requirements)
  • Child's social security card (if available)
  • Photo ID of registering parent or guardian
  • Proofs of residence within the district (mortgage statement, property tax statement or lease/loan documents AND a utility bill for electric, water, or gas @ same address.)
  • Completed registration packet.


Students can be registered when all of the documents are complete.


Additional resources:


Round Up Flyer

Inician las inscripciones

PreKindergarten Flyer

PreKindergarten Eligibility Form

Inician las inscripciones para Prekinder

Forma de Elegibilidad para Prekinder

The Lost & Found is Overflowing!

Have you noticed that you have a lot more closet space than you used to have at your house? If so, maybe it's because we have all of your coats and sweaters and hoodies in our Lost & Found.


With the frequent weather changes we've experienced lately, the Lost & Found has exploded with many very nice coats, sweaters, eyeglasses, lunch boxes, and water bottles. When you come for Family Fun Night and Field Day Competitions, please be sure to check our Lost & Found for your child(ren)'s belongings.

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Save the Dates! WCHE Spring Book Fair is Coming March 26 - 29!!!!

Come...Sit...Read a Great Tale at our Scholastic Book Fair!


The Spring Book Fair is coming soon! Our Paws for Books Book Fair class preview days are March 21-23 (no sales during this time).


Book Fair shopping begins Monday, March 26, and ends Thursday, March 29.


There will be a great selection of books for the entire family, and every purchase benefits our school library! Woof woof!


Paws for Books Shopping Hours:

  • Monday, March 26 ..............7 am – 4 pm
  • Tuesday, March 27….….…7 am – 6:30 pm (Kona Ice 3:15 - 6:30!)
  • Wednesday, March 28 …….7 am – 4 pm
  • Thursday, March 29 ……….7 am to 2 pm


And, if you can't make it to the fair, shop on line here!


Volunteers are needed and always appreciated! Help at our Paws for Books Book Fair by signing up here!