Tiger Talk

02/05/19

Upcoming Events

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

through 02/12/19..Valentine Lollipop Grams on Sale 7:20 - 7:40 am!

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

through 03/08/19...WCHE yearbooks can be ordered online @ $40 each

through 03/08/19...Register for Parenting the Love and Logic Way Classes


02/01 - 02/28/19....Black History Month

02/01 - 02/28/19....Youth Art Month

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................Bluebonnet Field Trip for Qualifying 4th & 5th Graders 9:15 - 11:15 am

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

02/12/19................Last Day to Purchase $1 Valentine Lollipop Grams!

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

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

02/20/19................5th Grade Travels to LTMS for Transition Tour and Orientation

02/20/19................Author & Illustrator, Don Tate, Visits WCHE Library 7:55 - 9:35 am

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 - 03/31/19....Music in Schools Month

03/01/19................Last Day to Personalize Yearbooks!

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

03/02/19................LTEF Black & Red Ball Info & Tickets Here

03/08/19................Last Day to Order Yearbooks Online @ $40 Each

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

03/29/19................Parenting the Love and Logic Way Class 11 am - 1 pm in Room 401

04/05/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

04/05/19................Parenting the Love and Logic Way Class 11 am - 1 pm in Room 401

04/07 - 04/13/19....National Library Week

04/07 - 04/13/19....National Assistant Principals' Week

04/09/19................No Volunteers/Visitors on Campus Due to STAAR Tests

04/10/19................No Volunteers/Visitors on Campus Due to STAAR Tests

04/12/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

04/12/19................Parenting the Love and Logic Way Class 11 am - 1 pm in Room 401

04/15/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

04/18/19................1st Grade Field Trip to Pioneer Farms Volunteer RSVP

04/19/19................Bad Weather Makeup Day--No School Today!!!!

04/19/19................Parenting the Love and Logic Way Class 11 am - 1 pm in Room 401

04/22 - 04/26/19....Public School Volunteer Week - Thank You, Volunteers!!!!

04/24/19................Administrative Professionals' Day

04/24/19................PTO General Meeting in the Tiger's Den, 9 - 10:30 am RSVP

04/25/19................1st Grade Music Performance 1:30 - 2:30 pm RSVP

04/26/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

04/26/19................3rd Grade Field Trip to the Science Mill Volunteer RSVP

04/26/19................Parenting the Love and Logic Way Class 11 am - 1 pm in Room 401

04/29/19................Spring Book Fair is Open for Business 7 am - 4 pm

04/29/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

04/30/19................Spring Book Fair is Open 7 am - 6:30 pm - Kona Ice 3:15 - 6:30!!!!!

05/01/19................Spring Book Fair is Open 7 am - 4 pm

05/02/19................Spring Book Fair is Open 7 am - 4 pm

05/03/19................Spring Book Fair is Open 7 am - 12:30 pm Shop Online Here!

05/03/19................Parenting the Love and Logic Way Class 11 am - 1 pm in Room 401

School Dismissal Manager

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

Thank you, Mrs. JoAnn Bryan!

The first week of February is set aside to recognize our school counselors. West Cypress Hills Elementary is very fortunate to have Mrs. JoAnn Bryan on staff serving as our school counselor.


Mrs. Bryan (also affectionately known here as the "Doctor" of Feelings) has a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Texas A&M University and a Master's Degree in Counseling. She is also a Positive Behavior Support Specialist.


The Bryans live in our neighborhood and love our community. Mrs. Bryan is dedicated to the support and emotional needs of our Tigers and enjoys helping them to reach their highest potential.


Thank you, Mrs. Bryan, for making a difference in our world!

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Mrs. Bryan Presents Parenting the Love and Logic Way Sessions

There are six sessions designed to help parents equip kids with character, compassion, problem solving skills and more. To sign up, please complete the registration form and attach the $10 fee to cover the cost of the workbook. Payment can be made by cash or check payable to WCHE. Please turn in the registration form and fee to the Front Desk by March 8.


Don't miss this opportunity!

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Tiger Mathletes' Strong Showing at Local Math Competition!

Score another strong showing for our Tiger Mathletes who competed in a Math League contest held at The Church of Christ in Hyde Park on Saturday, January 26, 2019.


Out of 10 schools from Austin and San Antonio, “The Greater Numbers” took third place in the Overall Sweepstakes and took second place overall among Division 5 schools. The competition consisted of four exams: Number Sense, Sprint Round, Target Round, and Team Round.


Other Team and Individual Results Include:

· 1st Place, Fifth Grade Team Round - Pedro Alvarez, Daylen Regner, and Jack Weber

· 2nd Place, Fourth Grade Team Round - Dash Rowan-Sims, Eddison Spodick, and Krzysztof Stough

· 3rd Place, Fourth Grade Team Round - Logan Gramling, Sarva Iyer, and Joanna Koshy

· 1st Place, Overall Team Round - Pedro Alvarez, Daylen Regner, and Jack Weber

· 2nd Place, Overall School Team Round - Dash Rowan-Sims, Eddison Spodick, and Krzysztof Stough

· 5th Place, Overall Team Round - Logan Gramling, Sarva Iyer, and Joanna Koshy

· 1st Place, Fifth Grade All-Around Individual Results - Pedro Alvarez

· 2nd Place, Fifth Grade Target Round – Pedro Alvarez

· 3rd Place, Fifth Grade Target Round - Praveen Lockuliyanage

· 3rd Place, Fifth Grade Sprint Round - Pedro Alvarez


In addition, the following Mathletes’ all-around individual scores qualified them to compete at the district level playoffs to be held in March: Pedro Alvarez, Praveen Lockuliyanage, Daylen Regner, and Jack Weber.


Congratulations to all of our Mathletes for another stellar performance!

Reserve your yearbook!

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 $40, 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 in advance, 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 with a paper order form, the amount to pay is $40, and the payee is Balfour. Exact change is appreciated.


Don't miss out on the 2018-19 yearbook! Be sure to order one by March 8, 2019. And, if you want your yearbook personalized, the last day to order personalization is March 1, 2019.

Order your WCHE Tiger 2018-19 Yearbook Here!

Last day to order online is March 8.

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Important Notice From our Music Teacher, Mrs. Hill, to 2nd Grade Students & Their Parents!

As you may have heard from your students, 2nd grade is preparing for their musical performance of the year! The entire 2nd grade will be involved in this production, and we have been working on the music during our music class time. Our program, which is entitled “Hats!” is all about different hats, what they mean, and who wears them! All of the hats on stage will help a friend who doesn’t have one, and along the way they’ll find that the most important thing is not about the hat you wear, but the person who is wearing it. I'm very excited, as I'm sure your students are, to present this fun musical to you!


Every student will be a part of the chorus of characters, where we will all be singing various songs that introduce the story of our hat-wearing friends. In addition to that, some students will be selected to have speaking parts as hat-wearers! These students will be selected based upon their participation in class.


Our performance is on Thursday, February 7 at 9:00AM in the Tiger’s Den at WCHE. Family and friends of student performers are welcome to come and enjoy the show! PLEASE make sure your child will be at school on this day, wearing his/her favorite hat, so we can have the best performance possible! And, please RSVP to avoid the long security check-in lines.


If you have any questions about the program, please contact me. I will be happy to answer any questions or concerns! There will also be music online on my Schoology page for your students to practice at home!


Thank you so much for your participation, I cannot wait to see our finished production!

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Valentine Lollipop Grams on Sale for $1 Each!

Send a special message to a friend, a teacher, or parent with a Valentine Lollipop Gram for only $1.00. Lollipop Grams will be sold during morning drop off from 7:20 – 7:40 am starting Tuesday, February 5. Lollipop Grams will be sold through Tuesday, February 12.


  • · Order your Lollipop Grams at our table in the main hallway, or
  • Print out this order form and submit with your personalized Valentines,
  • · Lollipop Grams can be purchased with exact cash or check payable to WCHE.
  • · Lollipop Grams will be delivered February 13 during class parties.

All proceeds go toward the purchase of a legacy gift to be presented to the school at year-end from the 5th Grade. This is a great way to teach our 5th Graders to give back to their school community by working together to raise funds for their legacy gift. After the fundraiser, Mr. Wolff will meet with the 5th Graders so that they can work together to determine what this year’s gift to the school will be.

Thank you!

The 5th Grade Class of 2018-2019

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..............12:10 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!

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!

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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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