Just a reminder.....NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, APRIL 15!!!! Have a great holiday, Tigers!
Incoming Kinder Families - Save May 4 for our Kinder 101!
Families who have completed their online 2022-2023 enrollment forms and have been approved by our Registrar, will receive an invitation with time and details of the WCHE Kinder 101 on April 15.
If you have a 2022-2023 Kinder student who will be attending West Cypress Hills Elementary, be sure your online enrollment packet is complete and submitted soon! Information about enrolling your 2022-2023 Kinder student can be found here.
Enjoy Kona Ice at the Book Fair from 3:20 to 6:00 pm Today!
Under the Sea Spring Book Fair - Shop in Person or Online!
The online shopping days for the West Cypress Under the Sea Spring Book Fair begin April 5 and end April 15. Tigers will have opportunities to preview Fair offerings and create "wish lists" in our Library April 6 through April 8. The in-person Tiger and family shopping days are April 11 through April 14.
Students are not excused from studies to shop during their school day. Hours of operation on shopping days:
April 11.....8 am to 4 pm
April 12.....8 am to 6 pm (Kona Ice available for purchase from 3:20 - 6:00!)
April 13.....8 am to 3 pm
April 14.....8 am to 3 pm
Can't make it to the Fair? No worries! Shop the Fair virtually with a 360-degree tour! All purchases will be shipped directly to your home. All funds raised through the online Book Fair directly benefit our school library and library programs. Online shopping opens on April 5. Shop the Scholastic Online Fair Here
If students would like to shop in person, all forms of payment are accepted, including eWallet. For more information, please watch the eWallet video.
We hope to see you there! Thank you for your continued support of our school!
Cathy Seidenberger, WCHE Librarian
Please complete our Parent Input Form for 2022-2023 Tigers' Class Placements
In making class assignments, our goal is to place each child in a class where he or she can be most successful. A secondary goal is to also maintain a balance among classes in terms of gender, academic ability, disciplinary and social needs, learning styles, and individual needs of all of the students. All information shared on our input form is confidential and submitted electronically to West Cypress Hills Elementary administration.
We hope to make classroom assignments that will maximize the opportunity for your child’s success. If you have information you would like to have considered in your child’s placement, please complete and submit this form no later than May 1, 2022. Please limit your input to the way your child learns and any special needs that we should consider.
Staffing and staff assignments for next year have not been finalized; thus, we will not be able to honor requests for a specific teacher. We will do our best to honor your feedback.
Tuesday, May 17, is Career Fair Day at WCHE!
And we couldn't be more excited!!!
This is our opportunity to expose our Tigers to a broad range of career possibilities and ignite new interests as they consider their future careers.
We are looking for parents and/or community members who would be willing to speak to classes of students about their jobs. Speakers will also have an opportunity to "show and tell" with props, photos, video clips, or demonstrations. Finally, they will be provided time to answer student questions.
In-person speakers are invited to present to a particular grade level on Tuesday, May 17, and present 4-5 sessions across a period of 1-2 hours. Speakers will be selected by our Social Emotional Learning Team with the goal of having a variety of career fields represented. If we have multiple volunteer speakers from similar career fields, speakers will be selected randomly.
If you would be interested in being a guest at our Career Fair (whether in-person or pre-recorded), please complete this form. We thank you for contributing to this fun and educational day!
One Community One School One Book
On Monday, March 28, our school started a special project: an all-school book club called One Community One School One Book. Every family should have received its copy of The Wild Robot by Peter Brown the week of March 21, for Tigers were provided with their family's copy of the book that week during library class.
Families are invited to read our book together at home during the March 28 through April 29 program.
Please click this link to view the reading calendar and to learn more.
Let's have even more fun!
Save the Date - April 21 - for our WCHE Learning Showcase!
Join us 4:30 - 6:30 on April 21 at the WCHE Learning Showcase!
Be sure to pick up your WCHE Learning Showcase passport in our lobby on Thursday, April 21! Our Learning Showcase starts at 4:30 and ends at 6:30 pm. The Learning Showcase passport includes a map of our classrooms. Each room offers a fun learning experience for the family. We'll have games and lots of fun adventures for the family to enjoy.
Use your passport to collect teacher initials as you work your way through the Showcase. Once your passport is full, stop by the Reception desk to claim a Full Passport Prize!
Online Enrollment is Open for All New-to-WCHE Students
Every year we welcome new Tigers, whether they are our new Kindergarteners or new to West Cypress Hills. On February 22, the online registration for Kinder - 5th grade new-to-WCHE students began and can still be accessed through the Lake Travis ISD website. (See handy link button below.) You can complete the enrollment packet online and upload the required documents. A link to sign up for Kindergarten assessments will be provided after families complete and upload their 2022-23 Kindergarten enrollment documents.
A student will not be enrolled until ALL below documents have been received.
Required Documents include:
**Proof of Residency: (home sales closing documents, property tax statement, property deed, or a lease agreement)
**Utility Bill: gas, water, electric (The name on the utility bill must match the name on the other proof of residence document.)
**Certified copy of birth certificate (incoming Kindergartners must be 5 years old by September 1, 2022.
**Photo ID of Parent/Guardian enrolling student
**Up-to-date Immunizations- We cannot accept immunization documentation from a patient portal. Immunization documents must be signed or stamped by the physician.
**Social Security Card (optional)
Please make sure you are filling out the Enrollment packet for the 22-23 school year.
For Families NEW to Lake Travis ISD
- The first step is to request a Skyward Family Access login account using a valid email address. You may obtain a free email account through services such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Google.
- Your login and password will be sent to this email address.
- Use the link in the email to log in and begin the process.
- The email will be sent from Skyward@ltisdschools.org. Be sure to add this email address to your valid email recipients to avoid it being affected by your spam filter.
Applications Accepted for Qualifying PreK Starting March 28
Applications Accepted for Tuition PreK Starting April 1 at 10 am
What about Returning Tigers?
Hit the Easy Button! Order 2022-2023 School Supply Kits Online Here!
Thanks to our fabulous PTO, supplies can be ordered online from schoolkidz at your convenience! The online prepackaged grade level supplies can be ordered until June 10, 2022. If you purchase your student school supplies online, the supplies will be delivered to the school before the first day of school. Grade appropriate kits are available to order online now. Click here and use account #79519 to view our kits.
We also have lists of the school supplies for 2022-2023 so that, if you prefer, you can purchase the supplies on your own from any source convenient to you.
Come and Embrace the Noise! Apply to be On Team Tiger Today!
We are looking for more people to join our staff of caring professionals. Our campus-wide theme for this year is "Embrace the Noise," and we are seeking people, maybe like YOU, who would like to come and make some "noise" with us.
We are accepting applications for Instructional Special Education Aides. Prior experience is not required. The Lake Travis Independent School District happily provides training for its employees.
If you would like to learn more about the rewarding positions that we have available right here in your neighborhood school, click here.
Be on the Lookout for LTISD Bus Transportation Updates
One might think that our school bus drivers would be immune to anything and everything that could be thrown their way, BUT, from time to time, LTISD bus drivers do need to take a sick day, and at this time the District is not always able to provide a substitute bus driver quickly enough to cover the route.
As a result, there are times when SMARTTag and/or LTISD will notify parents that bus service could be delayed or that bus service for a particular route is canceled. Even though the disruption to service happens very infrequently, it's still an inconvenience when it happens to you and your Tiger(s.) We apologize.
Please be sure to pay close attention to SMARTTag and/or LTISD transportation alerts and updates so that you will know if/when disruption to your service has occurred.
Reserve your yearbook online @ Balfour or by phone at 1-800-944-5930. The purchase price is $35 plus a $1 handling fee. Pride lines and personalization options are also available for purchase.
Accountability information for the Lake Travis Independent School District can be found on our district accountability webpage.
Hard copies of the State, District, and campus report cards are available by request at each campus or at the LTISD Education Development Center located at 607 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin TX 78734.
We can also offer oral or written translations of these materials by request. Please contact Lyndsae Benton at 512-533-6027 or email@example.com.
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Through 05/01/22...Submit Parent Input Form for 2022-23 Tiger Class Placement
Through 06/10/22....Order School Supply Kits Online Using WCHE Account Code 79519
3/28 - 04/29/22.......One Community One School One Book Club Learn more
04/01 - 04/30/22.....National Occupational Therapy Month
04/05 - 04/18/22.....Online Book Fair Shopping Available!
04/11/22.................Summer Squires Registration Opens at 10 am!
04/11 - 04/14/22.....Spring Book Fair Family Shopping Days
04/14/22.................1st Grade Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farm
04/15/22.................Student and Staff Holiday!!! No School Today!!!
04/18 - 04/22..........Public School Volunteer Week
04/19/22.................Author Chris Barton Visits WCHE Library
04/21/22.................WCHE Learning Showcase 4:30 - 6:30 pm!
04/21/22.................LTCL Bookmobile Comes to WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm
04/22/22.................Kindergarten Field Trip to Austin Zoo
04/25 - 04/29/22....National Afterschool Professionals' Week
04/26/22................5th Grade Girls' Spinal Screening
04/27/22................5th Grade Girls' Spinal Screening
04/27/22.................2nd Grade Field Trip to Exotic Resort Zoo
04/27/22.................Administrative Professionals' Day
04/28/22.................PTO General Assembly in the Tiger's Den @ 9 am RSVP
04/29/22.................4th Grade Field Trip to Pioneer Farms
05/01 - 05/31/22.....National Better Hearing & Speech Month
05/04/22.................Kinder 101 for Enrolled 22-23 Kinder Families
05/06/22.................5th Grade End of Year Trip to Camp Buckner
05/06/22.................4th Grade Puberty Education 2:15 - 2:50 pm
05/10 - 05/12/22....Campus Closed for STAAR Tests - No Visitors/No Volunteers
05/11/22.................Public School Paraprofessionals' Day
05/13/22.................5th Grade Puberty Education 2:15 - 2:50 pm
05/17/22.................WCHE Career Fair Sign Up to Be a Speaker
05/19/22.................LTCL Bookmobile Comes to WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm
05/20/22.................3rd Grade Field Trip to the Science Mill
05/26/22.................End of Year Class Parties
05/27/22.................5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
05/27/22.................Early Release Day at 1 pm! No Extended Care Today!