Tiger Talk


We are thankful for our Tigers and our Tiger families

West Cypress Hills Elementary is fortunate to have a great team whose focus is on providing our Tigers with the support and learning opportunities that they richly deserve.

And, we know that our "tools" in our toolboxes have been, and continue to be, greatly enhanced by the support of our Tiger families. We are thankful for you, and our many supporters. We are grateful for our fabulous PTO, our WatchDOGS, our many volunteers, our mentors, our LTHS PALS, the LTHS Cavalier football team, our Literacy Partners, and our other community partners.

West Cypress Hills Elementary is closed for the holiday November 25 through November 29, and we look forward to seeing our Tigers in school again at 7:40 am on Monday, December 2.

On behalf of all of the West Cypress staff, I wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving holiday.

With warmest regards,

Melanie Beninga, Principal

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Apply for Assistance - Obtain Info About Green Santa

Applications for assistance from Green Santa are accepted through Monday, December 2. Donations are accepted Friday, November 8, through Thursday, December 5.

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Register Here for the 11/28 Turkey Trot

Join us, rain or shine, at the Hills Country Club for the 2019 Hill Country Turkey Trot! The walk/run begins at 8:30, 26 Club Estates Parkway.

Car Rider Reminders

We have procedures we ask all to follow to ensure the safety of our students. PLEASE do not drop off students in our parking lot or in lanes of traffic, so that students would be crossing through traffic to reach your vehicle or our doors. If dropping off a student by car, you must use the car line unless you park and escort the student into the office.

As we continue to grow, our car lines grow. An option to consider to avoid a long wait in traffic is our convenient LTISD school bus services.

The tardy bell rings at 7:40 am, and all staff and safety patrol Tigers must be in their classrooms at the bell. As a result there are no staff members at the entrances as of 7:40 am.

So that we can assist students as they step out of the cars, please pull up to the curb to drop off students before 7:40 am. Our car rider lines are moving very quickly and efficiently now, and we find the lines move even faster when:

  • Cars with Kindergarten and/or 1st Grade Students drop off Tigers only at the side entrance in the mornings.
  • Cars without Kindergarten/1st Graders drop off Tigers at the main, front entrance.
  • And when parents give Tigers their kisses and say "goodbyes" before we open your vehicle's door so that our Tigers can hop out and be on their way to class quickly.

Please help us to keep our Tigers safe.

Lunch Visitor Procedures

We want to remind our lunch guests that they are welcome to come and enjoy lunch with their own Tiger. Please refrain from inviting other students to join you. To ensure the safety of all of our students, it is important to remember that food you purchase here or bring in to our campus is shared only with your child(ren.)

To protect the privacy of our students, when taking photos on campus, please make certain that only your Tiger is in the photo.

Tiger Holiday Celebations

Our winter holiday classroom parties are scheduled as shown below for Wednesday, December 18. RSVP here for any of our holiday events.

Kindergarten..........12:10 pm

1st Grade.................1:15 pm

2nd Grade................2:05 pm

3rd Grade.................1:40 pm

4th Grade................10:00 am

5th Grade..................2:00 pm

On Thursday, December 19, we'll host our Holiday Singalong in the Gym at 7:40 am at an all-school assembly. This is also an early release day, and school will be dismissed at noon. There is no Extended Care on Thursday, December 19. If your Tiger(s) usually reports to Extended Care at the end of the day, please be sure to update School Dismissal Manager with the updated dismissal arrangements.

There is no school December 20 through January 6. School is back in session at 7:40 am on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Happy holidays!

Please park in our parking lots

During school events and visits to our campus, please park in one of our parking lots. If the lots are full, please park on the street next to the curb.

Please do NOT park on the Cypress Ranch Boulevard medians. Please do NOT park on grass or landscaped areas.

Let's be good neighbors and stay on the pavement. Thank you!

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For more information about donations....

Feel free to email treasurer@wchpto.org

Wall of Fame for Shoe Tying!

If your Kinder, 1st Grader, and/or Second Grader can tie his/her shoes, please notify Coaches Mirizzi and Cadorette 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 our WALL OF FAME!

Book BINGO Ends December 19! Read Read Read

Our school-wide reading program this year is formatted as a BINGO board. Each student received one board to take home in his/her folder the week of September 9. The Book BINGO program runs through Thursday, December 19. All students completing a Blackout will be invited to a special school-wide BINGO party!

For more information, please visit the library Book Bingo website.

Check the Lake Travis Community Library, too!

The Lake Travis Community Library Bookmobile comes to the West Cypress Neighborhood Pool on alternating Thursdays.

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Join the fun! Be a Tiger Volunteer!

Volunteering at West Cypress Hills Elementary is the best way to get involved, meet new people, and directly impact your child's school experience!

Check out the exciting volunteer opportunities and sign up for the areas that interest you. Once you have signed up, the Volunteer Liaison will contact you with specific information regarding times, dates, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Whitsitt, volunteer@wchpto.org

Thank You for Volunteering!!!

Volunteer Opportunities at WCHE 2019-2020

Volunteering is the BEST way to get involved and meet new people. It's also a GREAT way to impact your child's school experience. Check out the opportunities here!

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Yearbooks are a great way to remember the school year.

The 2019-2020 edition of the WCHE yearbook is on sale now through January 24 at $35 per yearbook. Additional options such as stamping the student's name on the cover or printing either large or small pridelines in the yearbook are also available for purchase.

Order at your convenience at Balfour on line. Once in the Balfour site, enter "West Cypress Hills" as the school name and then select "yearbook." Orders may be be placed by phone, too, at 1-800-944-5930.

Nurse Hensel Announces 5th Grade Girls' Scoliosis Screening During PE Class December 3 and 4

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Upcoming Events

11/08-12/05/19......Drop Off Green Santa Donations @ WCHE

11/11-12/15/19......Register for Spring Boys LaCrosse @ Reduced Price

11/25 - 11/29.........School is Out for Fall Break. Happy Thanksgiving!

11/28/19................LTEF 5k Turkey Trot 8:30 am @ the Hills Country Club Register

12/03 - 12/04/19....5th Grade Girls' Scoliosis Screening During PE Class

12/05/19................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

12/06/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to KG - 2nd Grade Assembly at 7:40 am RSVP

12/09/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

12/12/19................3rd Grade Field Trip to Ballet Austin

12/13/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to 3rd - 5th Grade Assembly at 7:40 am RSVP

12/18/19................Classroom Holiday Parties RSVP

12/19/19................Holiday Singalong in the Gym @ 7:40 am RSVP

12/19/19................Early Release Day -- Tigers Leave @ Noon! No Extended Care Today!

12/19/19................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

12/20/19-1/6/20....School is Closed for the Holidays! Have Fun, Tigers!

01/01 - 01/31/20....LTISD School Board of Trustees Appreciation Month

01/07/20................Tigers Return to School @ 7:40 am. Welcome Back, Tigers!

01/10/20................Spelling Bee 1:30 - 2:45 pm in the Tiger's Den RSVP

01/10/20................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to KG - 2nd Grade Assembly at 7:40 am RSVP

01/13/20................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

01/15/20................Science Fair Judging Takes Place

01/16/20................Science Fair Viewing in the Gym - Winners Announced 5 - 6 pm

01/17/20................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to 3rd - 5th Grade Assembly at 7:40 am RSVP

01/20/20................No School Today!!! Honoring Martin Luther King

School Dismissal Manager

Please log in to School Dismissal Manager to report student absences and/or dismissal transportation changes no later than 1:45 pm on the day of the occurrence.