Cypress Happenings

May 22, 2016

Leadership Day

Friday was Leadership Day at Cypress. The children were AMAZING!!!! Student leaders shined across the campus. The morning started with guests receiving a warm welcome from the happiest greeters you've ever seen! Then a variety of students from all grade levels presented to a room of at least 300 adults! These presentations included 3rd graders reading leadership poems they wrote, Kindergartners talking about how they've learned to be proactive and make the personal decision to have a positive attitude even when things don't go as they have planned, a student panel of 5th graders answering questions about the 7 Habits and leadership at Cypress, 4th graders explaining their Sidewalk Kindness Campaign Make a Difference project and musical presentations by 1st and 2nd graders. All of this was presented by outstanding student speakers and emcees! In addition to the presentations, there were student led tours around the campus where visitors had the opportunity to hear students sharing their academic goals and how they worked to reach this goal along with their classroom & grade level W.I.G.S. (Wildly Important Goals), ​and their class mission statements. Some other highlights on the tours were 5th graders demonstrating their Career Museum projects, 4th graders presenting their Make-A-Difference projects, and various children explaining their Science Fair projects. Every student in the building had a piece of their leadership from this school year to share and in many cases several pieces! We are more than proud of our students! They ROCKED Leadership Day!

I want to thank the students leaders on our Junior Lighthouse (Leadership) Team that helped plan for and organize events for the day. Savanna Williamson, McCailey Merritt, Siena Gutschow, Mackenzie Galbraith, Lauren Delbridge, Taylor Engen, Trevor Von Wupperfield, Makena Hoyt, Courtney McDanald, Emma Winward, Kate Sanderson, Samantha Beam and Shelsea McCalla, you did a TREMENDOUS job and we appreciate your leadership!

Finally, our staff Lighthouse (Leadership) team who have done a PHENOMINAL job throughout the school year to support the Leader in Me across campus and culminate the best outcome of synergy I've seen in a long time with Leadership Day! My deepest appreciation goes out to Ms. Ward, Ms. Heideman, Ms. Delbridge, Ms. Hipps, Ms. Kennis, Mr. Helmlinger, Ms. Tristan, Ms. Loethen, Ms. Harman, Ms. Cordell and Mr. Fisher (our only parent representative).

If you joined us on Leadership Day, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule. We hope that you enjoyed watching our students/your children shine! We are always striving to improve and would love your feedback. Please go to the following link to complete a short survey about Leadership Day. We greatly appreciate your time and feedback!

If you were not able to make it this year, please ask your child about their part in Leadership Day. We hope you can join us for future Leadership celebrations at Cypress.

Leader in Me Parent Survey

We need your input on how we are doing with The Leader in Me at Cypress. Thank you for taking a few minutes to answer the short survey at the following link.

Save the Date for upcoming campus events

Wednesday, May 25th - 5th Grade Business Fair - All grade level students will have an opportunity to shop during their specials (P.E., Visual Arts, Performing Arts & Library) time period. There will be a lot of great handmade items available for students to purchase. The Business Fair is a great opportunity for our 5th graders to have a hands-on experience with business and learn about supply, demand, assembly lines, etc. All student can buy tickets to purchase items at the Business Fair. Each ticket is 25 cents. Some items cost more than one tickets. This is a day that all of our students LOVE! The children get to "go shopping" on their own and the 5th graders get to experience what it is like to have a business and customers. We thank you in advance for your support!

Friday, May 27th - Field Day! Field Day will be held rain or shine this Friday! We will need to modify the schedule if it rains, but will still have it!

Monday, May 30th - School Holiday for Memorial Day

Thursday, June 2nd - Learning Celebrations - We hope you plan to join us as we celebrate your children!

7:55 - 8:40 Kindergarten

8:50 - 9:20 1st Grade

9:30 - 10:00 2nd Grade

10:10 - 10:40 4th Grade

10:50 - 12:05 5th Grade

12:15 - 12:45 3rd Grade

Thursday, June 2nd - Cypress Night at PDQ

Friday, June 3rd - Last Day of School - students are released at 11:45.

Volunteers still needed for Field Day

Field day is this Friday, May 27th, and we need your help! If you can help us for any amount of time, please sign up to volunteer on the PTA website at the following link. We will be having Field Day on Friday rain or shine! If it rains we will have to modify the schedule for the grades as there will only be one grade participating at a time instead of two grades if we do not get rain.

A Note from Nurse Barbara

All medication and diabetic supplies that have been left in the clinic for your child this school year need to be picked up on or before 11:45 am on June 3rd. We are not allowed to release medications to students under any circumstances. As per District policy, all medication must be picked up by a parent or guardian. The district does not allow medication to be stored in the clinic over the summer, so all medications not picked up on or by 11:45 am on June 3rd will be disposed of. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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