Little Cypress Elementary

November 2022 Newsletter

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A Note from the Principal

Dear Little Cypress Elementary Families,

It’s hard to believe we’ve already completed the first two six weeks of school.

There are so many great things happening in classrooms at LCE, and I look forward to finishing the 2022 year off well.

Please remember that every day of instruction matters, so school attendance is key.

I’m very excited about our fall book fair. As you know, we want all students to love reading, so we are pushing literacy in every way possible. Please try to join your child for their library time or for our family night on Wednesday, November 9th, from 3:15 to 5:30.

Finally, if you are seeing great things from our staff members, please use this new form to give a “shout out” or celebration.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=qvNW0vyjoEqY5R6_fmUszwEIN3fZqgBJq6InUgaNdq1UQ1VFQU1YRzcxOTYyWE9PRElXRlNONFYxSS4u

I will pass along the great news to our staff members and also feature staff shout outs in every month’s newsletter.

We’ll start with one that I received from a PTO parent who volunteered with Nurse Coleman completing our hearing and vision screenings.

“There are a couple of kindergarten teachers who have stuck out to me. Ms. Roy is very upbeat, and I can tell she is making great connections with her students. Mrs. Gollihar was also a picture of best practice as she kept students engaged in learning even while out and about. They quietly practiced letter sounds and blending while waiting to check their eyes. She is doing a great job.” – Bonnie Fruge, PTO Volunteer

Again, it’s an honor to serve LCE, and if there’s anything I can do for your family, please reach out.

Amber Hawk, Principal

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LCE Fall Book Fair - November 7-11

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to LCE! The dates for the book fair are November 7-11th. Parents can attend during their child's library time or the after-school event. The After School Event will be on Wednesday, November 9th from 3:15-5:30. There will be door prizes, fun activities and popcorn as you leave. Guest readers will join us for story time in English and Spanish. Every LCE student who comes to this event with an adult will receive a FREE book! LCE is committed to engaging parents and their children in reading for success! Get ready now by creating your eWallet and sharing with friends and family.

CLICK HERE TO CREATE YOUR EWALLET!

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace

The very first few days of school we were made aware of three of our students who did not have beds and were sleeping on the floor. With just four phone calls, Sleep in Heavenly Peace was able to secure new beds, mattresses, and linens for our three students. When they assessed the need at the home, they also gave out two more beds.

They said this was the first time beds were delivered in our school district, and we know there are likely more needs out there. We would like to raise awareness about this organization because it’s a great community resource.

I have designated that Giving Tuesday, November 29th, will be a pajama day on campus where we will collect funds to give to them. All students will get to wear pajamas, but we will ask that students bring a financial donation if families are able. If you’d like to get more involved, the organization also needs volunteers, has merchandise for sale, etc.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace | No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town! (shpbeds.org)

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Breakfast and Lunch Information

All LCM STUDENTS ARE RETURNING TO PAID BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

Breakfast $2.25

Lunch $3.25


Students may qualify for Free or Reduced priced meals. If you feel that you may qualify, please pick up an application at the front office of your school, in the cafeteria, or online at www.lcmcisd.org.


To add money to your child’s account

1. Log into your Skyward Family Access Account

2. Click on Food Service 3. Click on “Make a Payment.” This will take you to Revtrak.

4. Create a Revtrak account if you do not have one.

5. Follow the prompts to add money to your child’s account

**You may also send a check or cash to the cashier in the cafeteria before school**

Car Line Procedures

  • LCE students should be dropped off between 6:50 - 7:10 a.m. The tardy bells rings at 7:15 a.m. and instruction begins.
  • Only 2nd and 3rd grade students can be dropped off at the front of the school in the mornings. Everyone else will need to be dropped off in the back.
  • Parents with both LCI and LCE students may drop their LCE student off in the LCI car line between 6:50 - 7:10 a.m. After 7:10, all LCE students are to be dropped off at the LCE campus.
  • Once the back doors are closed, you will need to drive to the front of the school, park, and escort your child into the building.
  • For safety reasons, please have your child ready to exit the vehicle on the passenger side.
  • TURN RIGHT when exiting Meeks during drop off and pick up hours.
  • For the safety of your child and others, please do not use your cell phone while in the car drop off and pick up lines.
  • Please pull into the grassy area to buckle your child in.
  • Students cannot be checked out through the front office after 2:30 p.m. as we are in our final transition for the day. We will ask you to join the pick up line at that point.
  • SCHOOL ISSUED CAR RIDER TAG MUST BE VISIBLE IN ORDER TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD. THIS IS A SAFETY MEASURE.
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Bus Rider Information

  • Students must ride the bus to their assigned drop off location (home address/licensed day care).
  • All bus transportation changes must go through the Transportation Department 409-670-4601. Changes must take place before 1:30 p.m.
  • Without a note, the child will follow their established routine.
  • In an emergency, a phone call will be accepted but will require the student's last four digits of their social security number.
  • An adult must be present at the bus stop for all PK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students to be dropped off.

A Note from Nurse Coleman

This is just a reminder that medication should not be sent to school in a backpack. It must be brought to the clinic by an adult. Click here for the medication form.


If you have any other medical questions, please click here.

Dress Code

The district prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the principal’s judgment may reasonably be expected to cause disruption or interference with normal school operations.


  • Shorts and skirts should be at least mid-thigh length and be hemmed.
  • Shirts should cover the midriff and have at least two (2) inch shoulder strap or sleeves. No muscle shirts or spaghetti straps.
  • Pants must fit at the waist or be belted. Baggy pants and jeans with holes above the knee will not be allowed. Holes above the knee with backing are allowed as long as the backing is intact.
  • All students are required to have shoes that are safe for participation in all physical education activities. Backless shoes, high-heeled shoes of any type, and flip-flops are prohibited. This is a safety issue and is in the best interest of the student. All rubber soled, laced up, closed back shoes (tennis shoes or any athletic type shoe) will be acceptable. Crocs are not allowed in PE.

Little Cypress Elementary Contacts

5723 Meeks

Orange, Texas 77632

409-886-2838


Amber Hawk, Principal

ahawk@lcmcisd.org


Sommer Reynolds, Assistant Principal

soreynolds@lcmcisd.org


Corrie Zepeda, Counselor

czepeda@lcmcisd.org


Misty Coleman, Nurse

mcoleman@lcmcisd.org


Sarah St. John, Campus Curriculum Coordinator

sstjohn@lcmcisd.org


Tessa Humble, Campus Special Programs Coordinator

thumble@lcmcisd.org


Lisa Fisher, Secretary

lfisher@lcmcisd.org


Tammi Halliburton, Librarian

thalliburton@lcmcisd.org


Bianca Sanchez, Registrar and Attendance Clerk

bsanchez@lcmcisd.org


Jaclynn Wallace, Receptionist

jwallace@lcmcisd.org

Little Cypress Elementary

5723 Meeks Drive

Orange, Texas 77632

409-886-2838

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