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Upcoming Events

until 02/01/19.......Order Your Yearbook Online by 2/1 & save $5!

through 02/06/19..Tickets on Sale for One Enchanted Evening

due by 02/22/19....WCHE Library Six Flags Reading Logs!

01/01 - 01/31/19....School Board Recognition Month

01/14-01/18/19......Science Fair!

01/17/19...............5th Grade Science Fair Viewing 5 - 6 pm, Finalists Announced @ 5:45 pm

01/18/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

01/18/19................Principals' Coffee in the Tiger's Den 9:15 - 10:00 am RSVP

01/21/19................No School Today! Student & Staff Holiday!

01/25/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

01/28/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

02/01/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

02/04 - 02/08/19....National School Counselor Appreciation Week

02/07/19................2nd Grade Musical Performance 9 am RSVP to avoid check-in delays

02/08/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

02/09/19................Daddy/Daughter One Enchanted Evening WCHE Gym 6:30 - 8:00 pm

02/11/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

02/13/19................Classroom Valentine Parties RSVP

02/14 - 02/18/19....Student Holidays! No School 14th, 15th, and 18th!

02/21/19................Spring and Class Photo Day!

02/22/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

02/22/19................Six Flags Reading Logs Due. Tickets to be awarded in May.

02/25/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

02/27/19................PTO General Meeting in the Tiger's Den 9 - 10:30 am

03/01/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

03/01/19................4th Grade Musical Performance 9 am RSVP to avoid check-in delays

03/08/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

03/10/19................Daylight Saving Time Begins! Roll clocks ahead 1 hour!

03/11/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

03/13 - 03/14/19....Field Days!

03/15/19................Student Holiday! No School Today!

03/18 - 03/22/19....Spring Break! Happy Holiday!

03/25/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

03/29/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

School Dismissal Manager

Please note transportation changes no later than 1:45 pm of the effective date.

WCHE Science Fair Finalists to be Named Thursday, January 17, 5:45 pm!

It's almost time to celebrate the work and success of our 5th Grade students' Science Fair Projects. The students' WCHE 2018-19 Science Fair entries will be judged Wednesday, January 16. Students will be invited to view the entries during their school day on Thursday, January 17. The Science Fair entries will also be available for viewing by the 5th Grade students and parents from 5 - 6 pm on Thursday, January 17, in the WCHE gym.

The Top 10 Finalists will be announced at 5:45 pm on Thursday, January 17, to 5th Grade students and parents. Those Top 10 Finalists will then represent WCHE at the Regional Science Fair.

Principals' Coffee, Friday, January 18, 9:15 - 10:00 am! Join us!

Please join us for a Principals' Coffee on Friday, January 18. You'll have an opportunity to wish Amanda Prehn farewell and an opportunity to welcome our new, interim Principal, Lester Wolff.

The coffee will be held in the Tiger's Den (aka Cafeteria) from 9:15 - 10:00 am. We hope to see you there!

Feel free to RSVP here to avoid long security check-in lines.

Welcoming Mr. Lester Wolff!

West Cypress remains in good hands with Mr. Lester Wolff coming aboard to serve as our interim principal. You are cordially invited to meet him in person at our Principals' Coffee this Friday. Meanwhile, I am happy to tell you a little about him so that you, too, will see that he is a great addition to the Tiger Team.

Mr. Wolff was born in San Pedro, CA, and was raised in the midwest. He moved to Texas in 1985 to try his hand in golf business before starting his career in education. He began his education career as an elementary school teacher in the Arlington ISD. While still with the Arlington ISD, he served as an Elementary Assistant Principal for 3 years, and Elementary Principal for 7 years, and the Director of Personnel for 4 years.

Moving closer to our neighborhood, Mr. Wolff served as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in the Eanes ISD for 9 years.

Although he retired in 2016, the Lake Travis ISD is fortunate to have him serving as an Interim Administrator/Substitute for the past 2 years.

Mr. Wolff has been married to his lovely wife, Jennifer, almost 32 years. Mr. Wolff and his wife have a son and a daughter. He enjoys traveling, golf, bowling, watching sports--especially Nebraska Cornhusker football! And, now, he is also enjoying getting to know our Tigers and their families.

Please join me in extending a hearty welcome to Mr. Lester Wolff.

Saying goodbye to WCHE in 2019

Dear WCHE parents and friends,

For these past few years I have been blessed to serve this amazing community and these incredible young people. That is what makes leaving so hard. While I am thrilled to open Bee Cave Middle School this upcoming school year, West Cypress Hills will always remain close to my heart, as will all of you.

I deeply appreciate all of the kind words of encouragement I've received over these past two days and look forward to making every last moment on my campus count! While I will be here for the next two weeks, I will be meeting with our PTO Board and Campus Leadership Teams to discuss the next steps in the transition process. We will be sending out more information as the week progresses so everyone remains informed.

I hope you will join me in welcoming our new Interim Principal, Mr. Lester Wolff, who will be joining me next week to begin familiarizing himself with our wonderful students and staff. He is thrilled to become part of all of the incredible learning planned for 2019! Stay tuned for more information on our new leader, Mr. Wolff.

In the meantime, it's business as usual around here for our Tigers as we dive back into another outstanding year of learning. It was so refreshing to see all of your children settle back into their routines and hear them share their exciting adventures of the holiday season today. Being a part of your children's lives has been a privilege and I look forward to hearing all about their ongoing accomplishments. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your families- it has truly been a great honor, Tigers.

Happy New Year WCHE! It's a wonderful day to learn together and lead together in 2019!

Warmest Regards,


Thank you LTISD School Board of Trustees!

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The 2018-19 LTISD Board of Trustees. Pictured front row left to right: John Aoueille, Vice President; Kim Flasch, President; and Bob Dorsett, Jr, Secretary. Back row left to right: Brad Lancaster, Superintendent; Lauren White; William Beard; Jessica Putonti; and Guy Clayton

Honoring Mr. Guy Clayton and the LTISD Board of Trustees

Although our Lake Travis Independent School District Board of Trustees works diligently throughout the year to ensure that we have all of the tools that we need in order to learn together and lead together, the month of January has been set aside to recognize their efforts on our behalf. We, therefore, want to take this opportunity to thank the Board of Trustees.

We would also like to highlight one of the members of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Guy Clayton. Mr. Clayton is a graduate of Lake Travis High School and Texas Tech University, where he majored in Finance and Real Estate. His professional experience is in the field of mortgage banking and financial management. Mr. Clayton was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009.

Thank you, Mr. Clayton, and all of the members of the Board of Trustees of the Lake Travis Independent School District. We appreciate you and all that you do to make the Lake Travis Independent School District THE best place to be.

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Thank you WCHE PTO and WCHE Families for our Apex Grant Funds!

Reserve your yearbook! Order online by February 1 and Save $5!

It's yearbook time! The 2018-19 edition of The West Cypress Hills Elementary Yearbook is on sale now. This year's edition is just $35 if you order by February 1, and ordering has never been easier! Order online through the link shown below. If you need a paper order form to pay by check or cash, feel free to pick up an order form at the front desk.

If you order your yearbook by February 1, 2019, you are guaranteed to receive a copy when our yearbooks are delivered in the Spring. Our Tiger Yearbook Team is working really hard on this year's edition; so, don't miss it!

If paying by check or cash by February 1 with a paper order form, the amount to pay is $35 and the payee is Balfour. Exact change is appreciated.

As of February 2, 2019, the price of the yearbooks increases to $40; so, be sure to reserve your copy by February 1!

Order your WCHE Tiger 2018-19 Yearbook Here!

Save $5 by ordering by February 1, 2019!

Dance the Night Away with Your Princess, Saturday, February 9, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

There will be "One Enchanted Evening" on Saturday, February 9, when West Cypress Tigers are invited to bring dad or some other special person to dance the night away.

This Daddy/Daughter dance is 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the West Cypress Gymnasium. There will be a photo booth, dessert bar, and lots of other fun activities. Tickets are available through this link through Wednesday, February 6.

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Classroom Valentine Parties February 13, 2019

The party schedule for our Valentine Parties is shown below:

Kindergarten..............12:30 pm

1st Grade......................1:15 pm

2nd Grade...................11:30 am

3rd Grade......................1:40 pm

4th Grade....................10:00 am

5th Grade......................2:00 pm

If you plan to attend a class party, please RSVP to avoid long security check-in lines.

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Earn a Free Ticket to Six Flags! Six Flags Reading Logs Due February 22

Our school is participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program. Students who read for 6 hours and document their reading on the Six Flags reading log will receive a FREE ticket to Six Flags redeemable in the summer!

Reading logs are due Friday, February 22. Tickets will be passed out in May, just as soon as they are received. Click here for more information and a Six Flags Reading log!

Keep on reading on!

The Wall of Fame for Shoe Tying for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Graders

If your Kinder, 1st Grader, and/or Second Grader can tie his/her shoes, please notify Coaches Mirizzi & Mayes because they want to honor this accomplishment in the school gym on our WALL OF FAME FOR SHOE TYING!

Once notified of the student's successful shoe-tying accomplishment, we will provide your student with a paper shoe to color, take the student's photo, and then post the photo and customized paper shoe on our WALL OF FAME FOR SHOE TYING!

It's going to be really exciting to see our young Tigers on the WALL OF FAME!

Art Newsletters from the Second Semester

This year we are participating in the Original Works fundraising program to raise funds for the West Cypress Hills Art Class. Original Works features students' artwork on shirts, calendars, mugs, and many other fun things. Detailed information about this program will be coming in January.

Meanwhile, here are links to our Art Class Newsletters. There is a Newsletter for each grade describing the many projects and artworks studied by our learners during the Second Semester. Many of their fine works of art are also displayed in the hallways throughout our school.

Kindergarten 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

1st Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

2nd Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

3rd Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

4th Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

5th Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

Our clinic needs new or gently used leggings, shorts, and pants

Accidents happen! And, sometimes students need warm, dry clothing to finish out their school day.

Nurse Hensel, as the keeper of the wardrobe, has reported a need for small, medium and large girls' leggings. She also needs, for boys and/or girls, small, medium, and large athletic shorts and pants.

We would appreciate your keeping Nurse Hensel's needs in mind if you have gently used clothing that your children no longer need. Many thanks!

PTO Volunteer Sign-Up

You've been asking.....

.....and here it is! The PTO Volunteer Sign Up link is open!

There are so many ways to help our school, and there is more than just 1 page of ways to help in the Sign Up Genius.

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