Cheetah News

September 24, 2018

Fall Family Picnic- Friday, Oct. 5th.

Come and join us during your child's normal schedule lunch time (below) for our Annual Fall Family Picnic. You can bring your kiddo a special lunch or purchase one from the cafeteria. Parking and lines will be long, we encourage you to come early to find parking and to Pre -Register for this event HERE.

Pre-registration will only work if you have had your Drivers Licence scanned this 2018-19 school year.

If you would like to volunteer, please click on the link below.

Lunch Times:
Kinder: 11:50-12:20
1st Grade: 11:05-11:35
2nd Grade: 11:20-11:50
3rd Grade: 12:30-1:00
4th Grade: 12:45-1:15
5th Grade: 12:05-12:35

PTA Reflections Program

It's time for PTA Reflections! Submit your art to Reflections!

• All grades and skill levels are welcome!

• Turn in your entry at the front office, with a

completed entry form.

• Download complete rules and entry forms

under the Reflections tab at

• Contact us at

with any questions.

• Entries are due by October 25.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to express who they are as an individual through one or more of the following mediums: Dance, Film, Literature, Music, Photography, or Visual Arts.

Destination Imagination

Destination ImagiNation (DI) is an extracurricular, school-sponsored program that fosters creativity and team-based problem-solving skills and life skills for students. Leander ISD's DI is open to all students in third through twelfth grades.

The goal of Destination ImagiNation is to cultivate the creative problem solving process and make it an unconscious part of the students' everyday lives.

Interested? Any Cypress student grade 3-5 may participate!

1. Fill out the two forms found in our QUEST website (link below).

2. Return the completed forms to Josh Kane - Cypress QUEST Teacher

by Friday, September 28th.

Parents, we need you too! In our website you will find how you can get involved.


***Helpful Student Attendance Information***

As a reminder, students are tardy if they arrive after 7:45 AM, and they will be marked absent if they arrive after 8:45 AM. Please understand that these protocols are set in place by the state of Texas (TEA). If a student arrives after 8:45 AM and brings a Dr. note for that day, the absence will be deleted and they will be marked present.

***As a general reminder: we must receive all parent and Dr. notes within 48 hours of an absence. Please contact Stacy Magruder, Cypress Registrar if you have any questions.

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Important Dates

October 1st to October 5th

Custodial Appreciation Week

Friday, October 5th

Fall Family Picnic

Monday, October 8th & Tuesday, October 9th

NO SCHOOL - Staff Development

Wednesday, October 10th

Fall Pictures

October 15th to October 19th

Cafeteria Staff Appreciation Week

October 22nd to October 26th

Bus drivers & Crossing guards Appreciation Week

October 22nd to October 26th - Red Ribbon Week

Monday 22nd: Wear ALL Red

Tuesday 23rd: Crazy Socks

Wednesday 24th: Wear your pajamas

Thursday 25th: Wear Neon

Friday 26th: Crazy Hair

Wednesday, October 24th

Report cards go home

Friday, October 26th

PTA - Trunk or Treats in the Park

Wednesday, October 31st

Favorite Story Book Character Dress Up Day

Thursday, November 1st

Early Release - 12:00 pm

Friday, November 2nd

NO SCHOOL - Staff Development

Captain Underpants

Scholastic, BookPeople and Leander ISD Library Services


Dav Pilkey

author of the bestselling Captain Underpants and Dog Man series

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

Hill Country Bible Church-Austin, TX

Tra-la-laa! Please join us for an EPIC family fun event featuring a presentation and live drawing by Dav Pilkey followed by a book signing! Buy your tickets now to enjoy fun activities, exclusive giveaways, and photo opportunities with Dog Man and Captain Underpants!

Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children including The Paperboy, a Caldecott Honor Book, and Dog Breath, winner of the California Young Reader Medal. He is best known as the creator of the wildly popular Captain Underpants book series, which has more than 80 million copies in print worldwide, has been translated into more than 25 languages, was released as a major motion picture by DreamWorks Animation in 2017, and launched as a new TV series on Netflix on July 13, 2018. Pilkey’s bestselling and critically acclaimed graphic novel series Dog Man, released in Fall 2016, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller and has more than 10 million copies in print to date. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas is the newest installment in the series, published by Scholastic on August 28, 2018.

As a child, Pilkey was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, which was frequently mistaken for bad behavior in class. Pilkey struggled in school and was often forced to sit in the school hallway, which is where he created both his Captain Underpants and Dog Man characters. Pilkey’s books are a magnet for reluctant readers and their humor is contagious for adults as well.

Tickets are required for this event and include a copy of Pilkey’s new book, Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas. Leander ISD families and staff have advanced access to ticket sales through September 30; remaining tickets will open to the general public on October 1. Don’t miss out on this very special literacy event!