Tiger Talk

01/28/20

Law enforcement agencies to host lockdown drill at West Cypress Hills Elementary School, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

Dear West Cypress Hills Elementary School Parents and Guardians:


As you may recall, district officials recently introduced the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) to school safety. The SRP is a proven method of creating shared language and actions among students, staff, and first responders during a school emergency. Since its adoption in August, students across our district have received an introduction and overview of the SRP including classroom practices and drills.


On Thursday, January 30, representatives and first responders from various local law enforcement agencies will take part in a comprehensive lockdown drill at West Cypress Hills Elementary School. Parents, students and visitors to our school can expect to see numerous law enforcement officers, safety vehicles and other emergency responders. The drill is scheduled to occur in the morning and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.


Our teachers and students have been advised of the drill and are prepared to participate. Please contact me with any specific questions or concerns.


Sincerely,

Melanie Beninga, Principal

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Celebrate our 100th Day of School Wednesday, January 29. Dress Like You Are 100 Years Old!

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January 30 is Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A

The West Cypress Hills PTO cordially invites you to stop by Chick-fil-A between 4 and 10 pm on Thursday, January 30, for WCHE Spirit Night. Enjoy a delicious, hot dinner without having to cook! Need Valentine gifts? Pick up Chick-fil-A gift cards while you are there!


If dining indoors, be sure to put your receipt in the WCHE collection box by the cash register! If zipping through the drive-through, please be sure to tell the cashier that you are there in support of WCHE. Chick-fil-A is generously donating part of their receipts to support our school.

January is LTISD School Board Appreciation Month. Thank you, LTISD Board of Trustees, for launching the next generation.

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Our School's Report Card for 2018-2019

The Texas Education Agency provides State and Federal school report cards as part of federal and state accountability requirements. Our school's report cards combine our accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports, and financial information to provide a broad view of the performance of West Cypress Hills Elementary. The school report cards are available for each campus and are intended to inform parents and guardians about each school's individual characteristics as well as its academic performance.


View our State Report Card or any other campus' State Report Card here.


View our Federal Report Card or any other campus' Federal Report Card here.


This information is also available through the LTISD website.

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Tiger Haven Borbon Places 10th in LT FFA Competition

Congratulations, Haven! We are proud to hear that you placed 10th in the LT FFA competition. That's a grand accomplishment.
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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. 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.

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!

Lake Travis Community Library Comes to Our Neighborhood

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

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Make 2020 Loads of 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 for 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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Let's Keep our Tigers Safe

Our doors open at 7:20 am on school days. Please do not drop off students before 7:20 am unless you intend to remain with them to ensure their safety.


With warmer weather, many Tigers walk to and from school. Please exercise caution and monitor your speeds throughout all of our neighborhoods.


Thank you!

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Valentine Classroom Party Schedule

Classroom Valentine Parties are Wednesday, February 12. Party times for each grade are shown below:


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


If attending or volunteering, please RSVP and park in our parking lots whenever possible.


In the event our parking lots are full, please remember the following rules to avoid ticketing:


  • park on pavement within 18" of a curb with your vehicle on the right side of the street
  • do not park in the crosswalk, sidewalk, or in an intersection
  • do not park within 20 feet of a crosswalk
  • do not block a private or public driveway or park within 20 feet of a driveway entrance.


Additional information about parking regulations can be found here.

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Transition Night....Moving Toward Independence

For those who wish to participate, please RSVP for the February 10 sessions.
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Save the Date for Dyslexia Parent Night February 20

Information is available here concerning the Dyslexia Night sessions to be held at Serene Hills Elementary School February 20 from 5 - 7:40 pm.
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Please Join us March 27, 7 pm to 10 pm, for Parent Mixer 2020

Joins us for an adults-only night of food, music, and fun at Blissful Hill to benefit our students. This will be an exciting evening out for all parents and supporters of our school.


Purchase your tickets now! Early birds receive discounted prices! Ticket prices include dinner and two drinks.

  • Tickets purchased in January are $40 per person.
  • Tickets purchased in February are $45 per person.
  • Tickets purchased in March are $50 per person.


Music is provided by the talented Leigh Rowan. Suggested attire is Austin Chic.


We also have some childcare options available for you.

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Information about the March 7 Gala is available here

Every dollar you donate funds Lake Travis ISD teachers and students, providing the tools and resources for our children to succeed today and prepare for a better tomorrow.

Upcoming Events

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

01/16 - 01/31/20....Purchase Tickets for the Mad Hatter's Ball (2/8 Daddy Daughter Dance.)

01/29/20................100th Day of School!

01/30/20................Lockdown Drill Will Occur - No Admittance to Campus During Drill 01/30/20................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

01/30/20................Chick-fil-A Spirit Night 4 - 10 pm.

01/31/20................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to 3rd - 5th Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

01/31/20................Last Day to Buy Daddy Daughter Dance Tickets

01/31/20................Last Day to Buy Mixer Tickets @ Reduced Price of $40!

02/01 - 02/29/20....Celebrating Black History Month

02/03 - 02/07/20....National School Counselor's Week

02/06/20................Author Sara Pennypacker Visits with Tiger 4th & 5th Grade

02/07/20................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to KG - 2nd Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

02/07/20................2nd Grade Music Performance 9 am in the Tiger's Den RSVP

02/08/20................Daddy/Daughter Dance 6:00 - 8:30 pm Tickets Available 1/16 - 1/31

02/10/20................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

02/10/20................Transition Night 6 - 8 pm @ LTHS RSVP

02/11/20................Library Bluebonnet Celebration Field Trip to BCMS 9 am to 1 pm

02/12/20................Classroom Valentine Parties RSVP - Party Times

02/12/20................LTMS Principals and Counselors Meet with WCHE 5th Graders @ 10:15

02/13 - 02/17/20....Students on Holiday!

02/13/20................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

02/20/20................Spring Class & Individual Picture Day!

02/20/20................Dyslexia Parent Night @ Serene Hills Elementary 5 - 7:40 pm Info

02/21/20................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to 3rd - 5th Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

02/24/20................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

02/26/20................General PTO Meeting in the Tiger's Den @ 9 am

02/27/20................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

02/28/20................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to KG - 2nd Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

02/29/20................Last Day to Buy Mixer Tickets @ Reduced Price of $45!

03/01 - 03/31/20....Celebrating Music in our Schools Month

03/02 - 03/06/20....Texas Public Schools Week & National School Breakfast Week

03/02 - 03/06/20....Educational Diagnosticians Week

03/05/20.................4th Grade Music Performance @ 9 am in the Tiger's Den RSVP

03/06/20.................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to 3rd - 5th Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

03/09/20.................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

03/11 - 03/12/20.....WCHE Field Days!

03/12/20.................All School Field Day Assembly in the Gym 2 pm RSVP

03/12/20.................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

03/13/20.................Student Holiday - Staff Development Day

03/16 - 03/20/20.....Spring Break - Students on Holiday All Week!

03/25/20..................Kindergarten Round-Up 3:30 - 6:30 pm

03/26/20..................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

03/27/20.................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to KG - 2nd Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

03/27/20.................1st Grade Field Trip to Zach Theatre & Bee Cave City Park Volunteer

03/27/20.................PTO's A Night on the Pedernales Mixer 7 - 10 pm @ Blissfill Hill

03/30/20.................Student Council Meeting 3 -4 pm

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.