Little Cypress Elementary

December 2022 Newsletter

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A Note from the Principal

Little Cypress Elementary Families,

A teacher posted on Twitter that going to school between Thanksgiving and Christmas break feels like the last lap in Mario Kart where the music is all fast and it gets really stressful. It made be laugh because there are so many things happening the next three weeks on campus! The main thing I want to highlight is our middle of the year testing for all students on campus. These tests are great tools for better understanding your child’s progress this school year so far. Teachers will review the test results with you, and if you have any questions, please reach out to teachers or any of our administrators to get clarification on the results. I am so proud of the hard work of our staff and students, and I look forward to celebrating student growth based on this middle of the year testing.


In addition to all of the great instruction and testing happening this month, we have plans to have fun with our students as well! Please make sure you get pre-registered for our Christmas party day and join us at North Orange Baptist Church on December 13th at 6 p.m. for the third grade Christmas program.


It is an honor to serve your family, and we wish you a great end to the 2022 year.

At your service,

Amber Hawk

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PRE-REGISTER FOR CHRISTMAS PARTY

For the 2022-23 school year, Little Cypress Elementary is requiring ID checks for mass school events. Therefore, we are requesting families to pre-register for mass school events. For these events, two family members may register to attend per child.

This same pre-registration form will be used all year, but it needs to be filled out per event. The deadline to pre-register for LCE Christmas Party is December 9, 2022. If you pre-register, your Raptor ID sticker will be sent home with your child before the event or, at minimum, placed at the front office like "will call."

If you do not have a Raptor ID sticker on the day of these events, you will be required to go to the front office to get your ID scanned. Please expect a long line.

In order for this to work, you will need to get your ID scanned in the front office before December 9th to get your ID scanned.


CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE PRE-REGISTRATION FORM BY DECEMBER 9, 2022.

Please contact Principal Amber Hawk at ahawk@lcmcisd.org with any questions.


TO DO LIST BEFORE DECEMBER 9TH:

1. Stop by the LCE Front Office and get your ID scanned. If you did this already this school year, you're good to go!

2. Fill out the pre-registration form.

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2022-2023 Yearbooks ON SALE NOW!

The 2022-2023 LCE/LCI Yearbook is on sale now through April 6, 2023. Yearbooks are $45 and can be purchased by clicking on this link. You can also find it by going to balfour.com and searching Little Cypress Intermediate. This is for BOTH schools.



If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Arrington at 409-886-4245 ext. 5215.

Breakfast and Lunch Information

All LCM STUDENTS ARE RETURNING TO PAID BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

Breakfast $2.25

Lunch $3.25


Students may qualify for Free or Reduced priced meals. If you feel that you may qualify, please pick up an application at the front office of your school, in the cafeteria, or online at www.lcmcisd.org.


To add money to your child’s account

1. Log into your Skyward Family Access Account

2. Click on Food Service 3. Click on “Make a Payment.” This will take you to Revtrak.

4. Create a Revtrak account if you do not have one.

5. Follow the prompts to add money to your child’s account

**You may also send a check or cash to the cashier in the cafeteria before school**

Car Line Procedures

  • LCE students should be dropped off between 6:50 - 7:10 a.m. The tardy bells rings at 7:15 a.m. and instruction begins.
  • Only 2nd and 3rd grade students can be dropped off at the front of the school in the mornings. Everyone else will need to be dropped off in the back.
  • Parents with both LCI and LCE students may drop their LCE student off in the LCI car line between 6:50 - 7:10 a.m. After 7:10, all LCE students are to be dropped off at the LCE campus.
  • Once the back doors are closed, you will need to drive to the front of the school, park, and escort your child into the building.
  • For safety reasons, please have your child ready to exit the vehicle on the passenger side.
  • TURN RIGHT when exiting Meeks during drop off and pick up hours.
  • For the safety of your child and others, please do not use your cell phone while in the car drop off and pick up lines.
  • Please pull into the grassy area to buckle your child in.
  • Students cannot be checked out through the front office after 2:30 p.m. as we are in our final transition for the day. We will ask you to join the pick up line at that point.
  • SCHOOL ISSUED CAR RIDER TAG MUST BE VISIBLE IN ORDER TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD. THIS IS A SAFETY MEASURE.
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Bus Rider Information

  • Students must ride the bus to their assigned drop off location (home address/licensed day care).
  • All bus transportation changes must go through the Transportation Department 409-670-4601. Changes must take place before 1:30 p.m.
  • Without a note, the child will follow their established routine.
  • In an emergency, a phone call will be accepted but will require the student's last four digits of their social security number.
  • An adult must be present at the bus stop for all PK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students to be dropped off.

A Note from Nurse Coleman

This is just a reminder that medication should not be sent to school in a backpack. It must be brought to the clinic by an adult. Click here for the medication form.


If you have any other medical questions, please click here.

Dress Code

The district prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the principal’s judgment may reasonably be expected to cause disruption or interference with normal school operations.


  • Shorts and skirts should be at least mid-thigh length and be hemmed.
  • Shirts should cover the midriff and have at least two (2) inch shoulder strap or sleeves. No muscle shirts or spaghetti straps.
  • Pants must fit at the waist or be belted. Baggy pants and jeans with holes above the knee will not be allowed. Holes above the knee with backing are allowed as long as the backing is intact.
  • All students are required to have shoes that are safe for participation in all physical education activities. Backless shoes, high-heeled shoes of any type, and flip-flops are prohibited. This is a safety issue and is in the best interest of the student. All rubber soled, laced up, closed back shoes (tennis shoes or any athletic type shoe) will be acceptable. Crocs are not allowed in PE.

Little Cypress Elementary Contacts

5723 Meeks

Orange, Texas 77632

409-886-2838


Amber Hawk, Principal

ahawk@lcmcisd.org


Sommer Reynolds, Assistant Principal

soreynolds@lcmcisd.org


Corrie Zepeda, Counselor

czepeda@lcmcisd.org


Misty Coleman, Nurse

mcoleman@lcmcisd.org


Sarah St. John, Campus Curriculum Coordinator

sstjohn@lcmcisd.org


Tessa Humble, Campus Special Programs Coordinator

thumble@lcmcisd.org


Lisa Fisher, Secretary

lfisher@lcmcisd.org


Tammi Halliburton, Librarian

thalliburton@lcmcisd.org


Bianca Sanchez, Registrar and Attendance Clerk

bsanchez@lcmcisd.org


Jaclynn Wallace, Receptionist

jwallace@lcmcisd.org

Little Cypress Elementary

5723 Meeks Drive

Orange, Texas 77632

409-886-2838

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