Tiger Talk

01/09/2018

Upcoming Events

01/09/18................Happy New Year! Students Return to School 7:40 am

01/11/18................School-wide Spelling Bee 1:30 pm RSVP

01/11/18................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

01/11/18................Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - Eat mor Chikin!!! 4 - 10 pm

01/15/18................Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday -- No school today!

01/17/18................WCHE Science Fair Judging

01/18/18................WCHE Science Fair Projects Available for Viewing 6 - 7 pm

01/18/18................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

01/16 - 01/19/18....Fuel Cafe focusing on Fueling up for Strong Bones

01/22/18................Student Council Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

01/25/18................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

01/26/18................Cupcake Friday! Celebrating January Birthdays

01/29-02/02/18.....HERO Week!

02/01/18................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

02/02/18................Wear your SuperHERO costumes today!

02/05/18................Student Council Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

02/08/18................2nd Grade Music Performance 8:45 am in the Tiger's Den

02/08/18................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

02/10/18................Save the Date for the WCHE Daddy/Daughter Dance!

02/23/18.................Six Flags Reading Logs Due!

Happy New Year!!!!

Students return to school on Tuesday, January 9. Welcome back, Tigers!
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Math Team Wins 1st Place Trophy!!!!

Congratulations to the West Cypress Math Team for winning the 1st place trophy at the Math League Competition Saturday, December 9. The members of the team are:


3rd Grade: Bowen Bennett, Sarva Iyer, and Ishaan Raj

4th Grade: Pedro Alvarez, Taziri Djadi, and Sean Holstien

5th Grade: Karthik Darisi and Swaraa Iyer


In addition to winning the 1st place team trophy, some of the team members also did very well in their grade-level categories. They are:


Winning 3rd Place in the 3rd Grade Category: Ishaan Raj

Winning 3rd Place in the 5th Grade Category: Karthik Darisi

Winning 4th Place in the 3rd Grade Category: Sarva Iyer

Winning 4th Place in the 4th Grade Category: Pedro Alvarez

Winning 5th Place in the 5th Grade Category: Swaraa Iyer.


Congratulations Tiger Math Team! We are proud of you!

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WCHE Annual Spelling Bee on January 11 at 1:30 pm

Our Annual Spelling Bee for 3rd-5th graders will be held January 11 in the Tiger’s Den (WCHE Cafeteria) at 1:30 pm. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend. Best of luck to our spellers...we have some outstanding students participating in this event!


Please contact your child's teacher with any questions regarding this event.


Guests please RSVP in advance to ensure speedy security check-in.

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - January 11

Relax after the stresses of the holidays. Let Chick-fil-A make dinner!


Support the West Cypress Spirit Night, Thursday, January 11, from 4 to 10 pm. If dining inside Chick-fil-A, please be sure to put your receipt in one of the WCHE collection boxes. If zipping through the drive-through, please be sure to tell the cashier that you are there in support of West Cypress Hills Elementary.


The purchase of gift cards count, too! Why not stock up now?

WCHE 2018 Science Fair

It's time to celebrate the work and success of our 5th Grade Students' Science Fair Projects. The students' WCHE 2018 Science Fair entries will be judged Wednesday, January 17. Students will be invited to view the entries during their school day Thursday, January 18. The Science Fair entries will also be available for viewing by the public from 6 pm - 7 pm on Thursday, January 18, in the WCHE Gym.


The Top 10 Finalists will be announced at 6:45 pm Thursday, January 18. The Top 10 Finalists will represent WCHE at the Regional Science Fair.

Six Flags Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club

Every WCHE student is eligible to earn a free admission ticket to a participating Six Flags Theme Park! How?

  • By completing and documenting on the official reading log six hours of recreational reading and
  • By turning in the completed log to the classroom teacher by February 23, 2018.

Additional information and an official reading log can be found here. Happy reading!

Fueling Up For Strong Bones

Although our Fuel Cafe provides nutritious foods and beverages every day, January 16 through 19 they'll be highlighting menu items that contain high levels of calcium and vitamin D. The Fuel Cafe team will be displaying bone-health facts, too. Highlighted menu items include:


  • Tuesday............5-Star Spinach Salad
  • Wednesday.......Pizza
  • Thursday...........Chicken Alfredo
  • Friday.................Milk and Yogurt

Remember to save your Box Tops for West Cypress!

As you're doing holiday cooking and baking, please remember to save your Box Tops for Education and donate them to West Cypress Hills. The classroom with the most Box Tops each quarter wins a special prize.


And, be sure to remind Grandma to save hers, too!


Box Tops for Education labels can be found on a number of grocery items. For more information about the products that support Box Tops for Education, click here. Box Tops can be placed on this form and turned in to your child's teacher. Thanks!

Volunteers Needed During Lunch Time

WCHE student lunches begin at 10:45 and end at 1:10. We'd love to have volunteers come in to assist students with opening their drinks, opening condiment packages, passing out plastic-ware and napkins, etc. If you're looking for something fun to do any time between 10:45 and 1:10, please sign up here. Thanks!

Join the West Cypress PTO

We welcome you to get involved in West Cypress Hills' Elementary activities. Join the PTO today!


Here is the application form and, for your convenience, here is a link to make online payments.


Our PTO does so much to support our students and staff. Please consider joining today! Thank you to all of our parents who contribute your support, donations, time and energy to making WCHE a wonderful place to learn and grow!

Helping Everyone Respect Others

WCHE Be A HERO Week, January 29 through February 2


Our campus goal for HERO Week is for West Cypress Hills Elementary students and teachers to work together to increase awareness of our Anti-bullying Rules:


  1. We will not bully others.
  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
  3. We will try to include students who are left out.
  4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.


Each day, Monday through Thursday, we will focus on a different rule, culminating in a Friday anti-bullying presentation at the school assembly. EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO DRESS LIKE A SUPERHERO ON FRIDAY, February 2!


Family Activity (**OPTIONAL Activity Due Thursday, February 1. See #3 below for details. **)

1. Share with your child(ren) a story from your own life about a time when you were bullied or when you acted as the HERO for someone else who was experiencing bullying. Ask your child(ren) to share a story of their own.
2. Here are questions you and your child(ren) can discuss:
  • How can we help students who are bullied?
  • Do you use your words?
  • Are they peaceful words or hurtful words?
  • Do you stand up to a bully by acting like a bully?
  • What is the BEST way to stand up for someone being bullied **Optional**:
3. Ask your child(ren) to choose one of their favorite Superpower Pillars and create a

picture to illustrate what that pillar means. Please have your child(ren) turn in the

picture to the teacher(s) by Thursday, February 1. The Pillars are Trustworthiness,

Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.