Tiger Talk

5/17/22

Sign up for Career Fair Day Here

WCHE Career Days & Career Fair - May 16 - 23

This is our opportunity to expose our Tigers to a broad range of career possibilities and ignite new interests as they consider their future careers. All Tigers will be given a Career Passport along with a strip of soft skill apps to glue into their Passports. Their teachers will be starting each day with a brief discussion about skills of the day.


Our Counselor, Mrs. Sheila White, will build excitement and support the teachers by providing information in our morning broadcasts about soft skills and career skills. And, to make the event even more fun for everyone, each day will be a dress-up day. Check out our events:


Monday, May 16


  • Tigers wear neon
  • The day's soft skill = handshake
  • The day's career cluster = health sciences


Tuesday, May 17 - CAREER FAIR DAY!


  • Tigers dress for their future career
  • The day's soft skill = hygiene
  • The day's career cluster = human services


Wednesday, May 18


  • Tigers wear military or camo attire (no weapons or anything that looks like weapons)
  • The day's soft skill = organization
  • The day's career cluster = business and administration


Thursday, May 19


  • Tigers sport their college wear
  • The day's soft skill = social skills
  • The day's career cluster = agriculture and natural resources


Friday, May 20


  • Tigers wear WCHE spirit wear
  • The day's soft skill = time management
  • The day's career cluster = arts and communication


Monday, May 23


  • Tigers wear crazy clothes and crazy hair
  • The day's soft skill = problem solving
  • The day's career cluster = engineering, manufacturing, and technology

Scenes from a GREAT CAREER FAIR!!!!

Thank you to all of our speakers who made the day such a fun day of learning!!!!

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Extra copies of the yearbook available for purchase 7:20 am Thursday, May 19, for $36 exact cash or check payable to Balfour.

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Dear Parents/Guardians of Tiger 5th Graders

If your child receives updated immunizations at his/her 11-year-old well check, please turn the record in to me. I will then be able to make sure that the immunization record is as up to date as possible before he/she is promoted to middle school.


There are 3 vaccines recommended for preteens. At 11-12 years old, your preteen should receive vaccines to protect them from the following diseases:



Please remember that you are welcome to contact me if you have questions concerning immunizations.


Warmest regards,

Kate Chapman, RN

Pick up Student Medication by 1 pm Friday, May 27!

If you left medication for your Tiger(s) with Nurse Kate during the school year, please be sure to stop by the Clinic to pick it up by 1 pm on Friday, May 27.


We are required to discard any medication left at the school at the end of the school year. Therefore, any medication not picked up by 1 pm on the last day of school must be discarded.

Online Enrollment is Open for All New-to-WCHE Students

Every year we welcome new Tigers, whether they are our new Kindergarteners or new to West Cypress Hills. On February 22, the online registration for Kinder - 5th grade new-to-WCHE students began and can still be accessed through the Lake Travis ISD website. (See handy link button below.) You can complete the enrollment packet online and upload the required documents. A link to sign up for Kindergarten assessments will be provided after families complete and upload their 2022-23 Kindergarten enrollment documents.


A student will not be enrolled until ALL below documents have been received.


Required Documents include:

  • Proof of Residency: (home sales closing documents, property tax statement, property deed, or a lease agreement)
  • Utility Bill: gas, water, electric (The name on the utility bill must match the name on the other proof of residence document.)
  • Certified copy of birth certificate (incoming Kindergartners must be 5 years old by September 1, 2022.
  • Photo ID of Parent/Guardian enrolling student
  • Up-to-date Immunizations- We cannot accept immunization documentation from a patient portal. Immunization documents must be signed or stamped by the physician.
  • Social Security Card (optional)

New Student Enrollment 2022-23

Please make sure you are filling out the Enrollment packet for the 22-23 school year.

For Families NEW to Lake Travis ISD


  1. The first step is to request a Skyward Family Access login account using a valid email address. You may obtain a free email account through services such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Google.
  2. Your login and password will be sent to this email address.
  3. Use the link in the email to log in and begin the process.
  4. The email will be sent from Skyward@ltisdschools.org. Be sure to add this email address to your valid email recipients to avoid it being affected by your spam filter.

FOR EXISTING FAMILY ACCESS USER

After logging into Family Access, choose "New Student Enrollment" by clicking the down arrow next to the house icon.

What about Returning Tigers?

We will ask our returning Tigers to update their student information and complete their online returning student re-enrollment toward the end of summer.


Meanwhile, please complete this survey to let us know whether you intend to return to our campus next year. A communication from Mr. Alvarado concerning this survey is shown below.


Thanks!

Parent Action Requested: Student Intent to Return Survey for 2022-2023 School Year

Dear Lake Travis ISD Parents and Guardians,


As district and campus administrators begin preparing for the 2022-2023 school year, parents of currently enrolled students are asked to submit their child's intent to return to Lake Travis ISD. This information will assist the district with staffing and programming decisions for the upcoming school year.


Please complete the Google form linked below to let us know if your child will be returning to LTISD for the 2022-2023 school year (complete one form per student):


Student Intent to Return Form for 2022-2023 School Year


Please note, the Google Form is for planning purposes only. Parents of returning students for the 2022-2023 school year will be asked to complete a Returning Student packet via Skyward Family Access later this summer.


Sincerely,

Marco Alvarado
Exec. Director of Communications & Community Relations

Hit the Easy Button! Order 2022-2023 School Supply Kits Online Here! June 10 is the last day to place orders!

Thanks to our fabulous PTO, supplies can be ordered online from schoolkidz at your convenience! The online prepackaged grade level supplies can be ordered until June 10, 2022. If you purchase your student school supplies online, the supplies will be delivered to the school before the first day of school. Grade appropriate kits are available to order online now. Click here and use account #79519 to view our kits.


We also have lists of the school supplies for 2022-2023 so that, if you prefer, you can purchase the supplies on your own from any source convenient to you.

Be on the Lookout for LTISD Bus Transportation Updates

One might think that our school bus drivers would be immune to anything and everything that could be thrown their way, BUT, from time to time, LTISD bus drivers do need to take a sick day, and at this time the District is not always able to provide a substitute bus driver quickly enough to cover the route.


As a result, there are times when SMARTTag and/or LTISD will notify parents that bus service could be delayed or that bus service for a particular route is canceled. Even though the disruption to service happens very infrequently, it's still an inconvenience when it happens to you and your Tiger(s.) We apologize.


Please be sure to pay close attention to SMARTTag and/or LTISD transportation alerts and updates so that you will know if/when disruption to your service has occurred.

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Contact us here about the Wall of Fame for Shoe Tying

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End of Year Classroom Parties

It's been a grand year of successful learning at good old West Cypress Hills Elementary, and to celebrate, classroom parties are scheduled for Thursday, May 26, at the following times:


Kindergarten................12:30 to 1:00 pm

1st Grade.....................12:00 to 12:30 pm

2nd Grade.....................1:30 to 2:00 pm

3rd Grade......................1:00 to 1:30 pm

4th Grade....................11:30 am to 12:00 pm

And, 5th Grade will be celebrating the following day, Friday, May 27.


If you volunteered to help with class parties, please be sure to RSVP here so that we can have your security badge ready for you.

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Once a Tiger.....Always a Tiger!

We have mixed emotions about seeing our Tiger 5th Graders moving on to middle school. We hate to see them leave us. At the same time, we are so proud of them and happy to see that they have completed a successful year of learning and are being promoted to 6th Grade.


We plan to honor our Tiger 5th Grade on Friday, May 27, and make their day a happy and memorable day through the following events:


7:20 - 7:50 .........Pictures and fun in their classrooms

7:50 - 8:15 .........5th Grade breakfast in the 5th Grade neighborhood

8:15 - 9:15 .........Activities in their classrooms

9:15 ...................5th Graders arrive in the Tigers' Den (Cafeteria) for promotion ceremony

9:15 - 9:20..........Mrs. Beninga's welcome and opening remarks

9:20 - 9:30..........5th Grade baby photos slideshow

9:30 - 10:00........Promotion ceremony

10:00 - 10:20......Parent photo ops in the Tigers' Den

10:20..................Parents dismissed to prepare for Tiger send-off

10:20 - 10:35......Tiger 5th Grade walks the halls one last time

10:35 - 10:40......The Big Send-Off!

10:40..................Parents may sign out students to leave early, if desired.


At the end of the promotion ceremony, guests may make their way to our playground field/track. While 5th Grade Tigers walk the halls of the school one last time to the cheers of all of our other Tigers, parents are invited to prepare to cheer the 5th Grade Tigers as they end our celebration by walking the track. Parents are welcome to snap photos, wave signs, and cheer. When the 5th Grade Tigers complete their final stroll of the track, students and parents are invited to take photos on our playground with friends and family.


May 27 is an early release day. All Tigers are dismissed at 1:00 pm that day. However, if you wish to sign your Tiger(s) out early, please complete our sign out form at Reception and drop it off as you depart. Please complete this form to let us know your plans for our 5th Grade Tigers' promotion day.

Parking

When visiting West Cypress Hills Elementary, please park in one of our parking lots. If the lots are full, parallel parking is permitted on Cypress Ranch Boulevard alongside the curb. When parking on the street, please be mindful not to block driveways and intersections, and please do not park on any grassy areas or medians. Please help us to avoid damaging the neighborhood sprinkler system by keeping your wheels on pavement.

Avoid the lines!

If you have already had your photo ID scanned into our Raptor security system some time this school year, we recommend that you RSVP to attend our 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony. We are happy to prepare your badge in advance so that you can spend more time doing fun things instead of waiting in line for a security badge.


All adult visitors must obtain a security badge in order to enter the building. Those unable to RSVP will need to have a photo ID with them so that a security badge can be prepared for them in our Reception area. Be sure to arrive early and bring your photo ID so that you won't miss any of the fun!

Pick up your Belongings!

Please be sure your Tiger takes home ALL of his/her belongings! Our Lost & Found has "found" lots of really nice clothing, water bottles, lunch boxes, and hats. Please check our Lost & Found for your belongings and make sure your Tiger also takes home all of his/her supplies and belongings from the classroom desk and cubby. Unclaimed belongings will be donated June 1.


Any medication left in care of Nurse Kate during the school year must be picked up by the parent/guardian by 1 pm on Friday, May 27. Medication not picked up by 1 pm May 27 will be discarded.

School is Dismissed at 1 pm on Friday, May 27!

The last day of school is an early release day. Students are dismissed at 1 pm.


There is no Extended Care provided on Friday, May 27. If your Tiger(s) would normally report to Extended Care at the end of the school day, please be sure to update SMART Tag to let us know how your Tiger(s) will be going home at 1 pm.


Happy Summer!

Accountability Reports

Accountability information for the Lake Travis Independent School District can be found on our district accountability webpage.


Hard copies of the State, District, and campus report cards are available by request at each campus or at the LTISD Education Development Center located at 607 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin TX 78734.


We can also offer oral or written translations of these materials by request. Please contact Lyndsae Benton at 512-533-6027 or bentonl@ltisdschools.org.

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Upcoming Events

Through 06/10/22....Order School Supply Kits Online Using WCHE Account Code 79519


05/01 - 05/31/22....National Better Hearing & Speech Month

05/17/22.................WCHE Career Fair

05/17/22.................Tigers Dress for Future Career!

05/18/22.................2nd Grade Pioneer Day

05/18/22.................Tigers in Military or Camo Attire!

05/19/22.................Tigers Wear Fav College Gear!

05/19/22.................Yearbooks for Sale @ Front Desk $36 Exact Cash/Check to Balfour

05/19/22.................LTCL Bookmobile Comes to WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

05/20/22.................Tigers Wear WCHE Spirit Wear!

05/20/22.................3rd Grade Field Trip to the Science Mill

05/21/22.................Come Drive a Bus! 10 am to 2 pm

05/23/22.................It's Crazy Clothes & Crazy Hair Day!

05/26/22.................End of Year Class Parties RSVP

05/27/22.................5th Grade Promotion Ceremony RSVP

05/27/22.................Early Release Day at 1 pm! No Extended Care Today! Update SMARTTag

05/30/22.................Happy Memorial Day! School Closed Today

05/31/22.................Staff Professional Development Day

06/01 - 06/23/22.....WCHE Office Open 9 am to 1 pm Mondays - Thursdays

06/10/22.................Last Day to Order School Supply Kits Online - Use Account Code 79519

06/24 - 07/18/22.....WCHE Office Closed for Summer Break

07/19 - 08/05/22.....WCHE Office Open 9 am to 1 pm Mondays - Thursdays

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