Tiger Talk

08/27/19

Upcoming Events

Until 09/04/19...........WCHE Spiritwear Available for Purchase!

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


08/28/19................PTO General Meeting 9 - 10:30 am in the Tiger's Den RSVP

08/29/19................Kinder, 1st, & 2nd Grades' Curriculum Night 5:30 - 6:15 pm

08/29/19................3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades' Curriculum Night 6:30 - 7:15 pm

08/30/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am RSVP

08/30/19................LTHS vs Arlington Martin @ Cavalier Stadium

09/02/19................Labor Day Holiday. No School Today!

09/06/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am RSVP

09/08 - 09/14/19....Arts in Education Week

09/11/19................National Patriot Day

09/13/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am RSVP

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

09/16/19................Fore the Kids LTEF Back to School Scramble 11 am @ The Hills

09/16 - 09/23/19....Celebrate Freedom Week

09/17/19................Constitution Day

09/20/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am RSVP

09/20/19................Mother/Son Kickball 5 pm to 7:30 pm on the Field

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

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

10/01/19................Fall Individual School Picture Day!

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

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

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

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

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

10/18/19................5th Grade Music Performance in the Tiger's Den RSVP

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

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

10/24/19................Apex Fun Run!

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

10/25/19................Special Apex Awards Assembly 1:30 pm RSVP

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.

A special request from our neighbors....

....our neighbors ask that we be careful NOT to park on the Cypress Ranch Boulevard median. It is a water quality median and is lined with sprinklers. The neighborhood uses their resources to landscape the median and to keep it watered.


Vehicles driving and/or parking on the median break the sprinkler heads.


Let's be good neighbors and park only in the school's parking lots, and, if the lots are full, park on the street next to the curb. Thank you!

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Curriculum Night is August 29

We welcome parents to attend our informational sessions where teachers will review classroom and curriculum expectations for the school year. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade will host parents in the teachers' classrooms from 5:30-6:15 pm. The 4th Grade teachers will host parents in their classrooms from 6:30 - 7:15 pm. The 3rd and 5th Grade meetings are 6:30 - 7:15 pm in the locations shown below:


3rd Grade:

Ms. Eskridge and Ms. Kogler's 3rd Grade parents meet in Room 305

Ms. Ginn and Ms. Hatfield's 3rd Grade parents meet in Room 303, and

Ms. Figueiredo and Ms. Jatzlau's 3rd Grade parents meet in Room 401


5th Grade:

Ms. Mohr and Ms. Trapani's 5th Grade parents meet in Room 506

Ms. Thompson and Ms. McDaniel's 5th Grade parents meet in Room 505

Ms. Delmark and Ms. Embry's 5th Grade parentsl meet in Room 504, and

Ms. Rausch's 5th Grade parents meet in Room 507.


In addition, all parents are welcome to stop by our Discovery classroom, Room 21, where Ms. Serhus will share information regarding our Discovery/Gifted and Talented Program.


Curriculum night is a parent event only. If possible, please make other arrangements for child care for this evening's sessions. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday evening!

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LTHS Cavalier Football Season Kicks Off Friday, August 30

The LTHS football season kicks off this Friday, August 30 with Lake Travis Varsity Football vs. Arlington Martin at the Cavalier Stadium.


The Athletic Office is selling a 2019-2020 LT Varsity Football General Admission Pass for Adults for $42.00 per pass and Students' tickets for $24.00 per pass. The LT Varsity Football General Admission Pass can be purchased in the Athletic Office with cash, check, or credit card. Passes can be used for admission to the 6 LT Varsity Football Games (home games only.) There's a limited quantity, so pick yours up today!


New for 2019! LTHS proudly presents the LT CAV ZONE from 5:00-6:30 in front of the Cavalier Activity Center.


Lake Travis ISD Clear Bag Requirements for all LTISD athletic venues will be in effect for all athletic events. Reminder: No backpack or gym bags can be brought into the gyms or stadiums.


No outside food or drink (this includes water bottles and yeti type cups) allowed into any of the Lake Travis ISD athletic venues.


General admission parking is available at the LTHS Annex and District Administration Building. Additional overflow parking is available at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center parking garage on any level above the 1st level. Parking is available at no cost from 5:30 pm until 45 minutes after the conclusion of the game. LTISD shuttle buses will transport patrons to and from the stadium continuously throughout the game.


Lake Travis Fire and Rescue warns against parking in any fire lanes--whether the fire lanes are located on school property or the property of apartments and businesses near the school.. Anyone parking in fire lanes will be cited and towed. Additionally, parking is not allowed on the shoulders along Ranch Road 620.


Home and visitor gates at Cavalier Stadium open at 6:30 pm. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm.


Go, Cavs!

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All Dismissal Transportation Changes Must be Entered in School Dismissal Manager.

To ensure the safety of our Tigers, please do not phone, text, or email dismissal transportation changes to classroom teachers. Instead of phoning, texting, or emailing teachers, please enter student dismissal transportation changes in School Dismissal Manager. It's quick and easy, and when you enter the information in School Dismissal Manager, EVERYONE at WCHE who needs to know how Tigers are going home will have the information at hand.


Our teachers are busy providing instruction. Unless you enter dismissal changes in School Dismissal Manager, an important change that you need made could be overlooked. Be sure to enter updates into School Dismissal Manager no later than 1:45 pm the day the change is effective.


Thank you for helping us to help our Tigers get home safely and get home the way you prefer that they go home.

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Yikes! What A Car Rider Line!

It's early in the school year, but if you've already grown tired of sitting in the car rider line, remember that the LTISD Transportation Department provides bus service to our school. If you didn't initially register for bus service, please consider signing up for bus service now via Skyward.


Carpooling with others and sending students to school by bus are two ways to streamline our morning arrivals.


In a few weeks, our 5th Grade Safety Patrol will begin helping with arrivals, and we'll be able to assist arriving students to hop out of their cars more quickly. Meanwhile, thank you for your patience.

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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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WCHE PTO Spirit Wear Available for Purchase!

Show your WCHE spirit and pride! Place your Spirit Wear orders by September 4!

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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!