Tiger Talk


Upcoming Events

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

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

09/09/19................WCHE Library Book BINGO begins!

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

09/13/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to 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

09/17/19................Spirit Night @ Bahama Bucks on Hwy 71 - from 5 - 8 pm!

09/18 - 09/20.........Fall Book Fair Student Preview Days

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

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

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

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

10/04/19................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

10/18/19................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 - 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................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to our Apex Awards Assembly 1:30 pm RSVP

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

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 will receive one board and will bring it 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.

Join us at Bahama Bucks for WCHE Tiger Spirit Night!

Enjoy a refreshing treat and support our Tigers at the WCHE Spirit Night at Bahama Bucks on Highway 71! Our Spirit Night is Tuesday, September 17, from 5 to 8 pm.

Thank you, Bahama Bucks, for supporting our Tigers!

Big picture
Sign up here for the Mother/Son 9/20 Goose Chase!

Sign up and join us for a fun evening on the WCHE field from 5 to 7:30 pm on Friday, September 20!

Join in the Goose Chase!! Our 3rd Annual Mom/Son Event!

This year we will join together in teams to compete in silly, fun, and sometimes hilarious stunts, tricks and games to be the Goose Chase champion!!

Our September 20 Goose Chase is a super fun Scavenger Hunt for everyone! Don't miss out on this exciting, community event.

Food Trucks will be on site for those who wish to purchase food.

5:00 - 5:30 pm Arrival

5:30 - 7:00 pm Game Time

7:00 - 7:30 pm Closing ceremony

Each mom/parent will be teamed with ALL of their sons for the event. We will pair two adults (or more) with respective sons. More details to follow soon. Check your inbox for details prior to the event!

Car Rider Reminders

We have procedures we ask all to follow to ensure the safety of our students. PLEASE do not drop off students or pick up our students in our parking lot or in lanes of traffic, requiring students to cross traffic to reach your vehicle or our doors.

PLEASE do pull up to the curb to drop off and pick up students. Our car rider lines are moving very quickly and efficiently now, and we find the lines move even faster when:

  • Cars with Kindergarten and/or 1st Grade Students drop off Tigers only at the side entrance in the mornings.
  • Cars without Kindergarten/1st Graders drop off Tigers at the main, front entrance.
  • And when parents give Tigers their kisses and say "goodbyes" before we open your vehicle's door so that our Tigers can hop out and be on their way to class quickly.
Big picture

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

Join the excitement of our Fall Book Fair! Students can preview the fair September 18 - 20 so that they can begin to write out their wish lists. 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!

Big picture

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.

Big picture
Big picture

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.

Big picture
Big picture

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!

Big picture

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!

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!