Weekly V-Mail

December 13, 2015

7 Habit Focus & Activity for the Holidays

This week’s 7 Habits focus is: I commit to reading __ minutes / __ books over the holidays to reach our schoolwide WIG. Please remember to encourage the children to Begin With the End in Mind by guiding them to set a goal to read over the break. This can be a class/grade level goal they help you set or can be individual goals if you choose. Please, please, please communicate this expectation to parents.

Attached is one idea Staci found to encourage this with your students. Hope this helps! I love, love, love this idea, but let's be creative in how we do it as this would be at least another 1,600 copies for all of our students. Could we have them make their cup this week, by tracing it on posterboard, etc. and have the student choose some marshmallows to make this week out of construction paper. I would love to have a large display of all of the reading that took place over the holidays when we get back. Please have the students bring their cups of hot chocolate back with them when we return. This would be a great example of student ownership and leadership at Cypress. I would love to send a picture of this in to the district for possible display in a district Insider or on the district website. Let's see what we can accomplish Cypress!!!

This Week at Cypress

Monday, December 14th - B Day for Specials

4th & 5th Science Window Opens

Synergy Station Surprise - Stop by the upstairs SS for a special treat between 3:00 - 3:30 - You won't want to miss it!!

Lighthouse Team Meeting 3:30 - 4:00 Room 408

Tuesday, December 15 - C Day for Specials

Kinder Song Fest 8:00 a.m. in MPR

Kinder PLC 12:00 - 12:45 & 3:05 - 3:35 in Room 408

Wednesday, December 16th - D Day for Specials
Site Improvement Visit 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. - We will probably be in classrooms between 9:00 - 10:00, but could be a little earlier on both ends.

Faculty Snowball Fight, Sock Exchange & Celebration in MPR 3:10 - 4:00 **Bring your own snowballs (wadded up scratch paper, etc.) *** Please bring your socks to the office by 12:00 today.

Thursday, December 17th - E Day for Specials

K - 5th LA/Math Benchmarks Due in Aware

Polar Express Day - Library Movie Showings from 8:30 - 10:00 and 1:00 - 2:30

2nd Grade PLC w/RtI 7:20 - 8:40 in Room 408 - Students report directly to MPR in the A.M.

1st Grade PLC w/RtI 12:50 - 1:35 & 3:05 - 3:35 in Room 408

Cypress Night at Bush's Chicken on 620

Friday, December 18th - F Day for Specials

Holiday Parties: Kindergarten @ 9:00 - 10:00 A.M., 1st Grade @ 10:00 - 11:00 A.M., 2nd Grade @ 9:15 - 10:15 A.M., 3rd Grade @ 8:30 - 9:30 A.M., 4th Grade @ 11:30 - 12:30 P.M., 5th Grade @ 8:30 - 9:30 A.M.

Thank you!

A huge thank you to those of you that were able to help out with Winter Wonderland. I can't thank you enough for so graciously giving of your time. I know it is hard to do on a Friday night after a long busy week, but please know that your help meant a great deal to the PTA and me! It was a beautiful night with lots of happy children!!! With your help and support the PTA raised over $11,000.00 at Winter Wonderland which will go directly to field trips, etc. and hopefully some new books for the leveled book room!

Around the Corner...

two weeks of family fun & excitement, friend time, rest & relaxation with time to renew and rejuvenate, and a blessed ringing in of the New Year!