Tiger Talk

5/9/2017

WCH Upcoming Events

05/01 – 07/31/17 – School Supply Orders on line through Sprout

05/08 – 05/10/17 – STAAR Tests – Campus closed to visitors & volunteers

05/12/17 – 5th Grade End-of-Year Field Trip 10 am – 6 pm Camp Buckner VOLUNTEERS RSVP

05/15/17 – WCH Field Day 4th & 5th Grades 8 am, 2nd & 3rd Grades 11:30 am RSVPVolunteer

05/15/17 – Student Council Meeting 2:50 pm

05/15/17 – Student Council Celebration @ High 5, 4 – 5:15 pm

05/16/17 – WCH Field Day K & 1st Grade 8 am RSVP Volunteer

05/16/17 – WCH Field Day Assembly WCH Gym @ 2:15 pm RSVP

05/16 & 05/17/17 - Destination Kindergarten 3:30 - 4:30 Sign up to attend

5/16/2017- Parent Input Forms Due- 2017/18 Class Placement Information

05/19/17 – 2nd Grade Field Trip to Johnson City Zoo 8:45 – 1:00 VOLUNTEERS RSVP

05/19/17 - Free Punt, Pass & Kick Contest @ LTHS 4:30 pm Registration

05/24/17 – Tiger Talent Show 6 – 7:30 pm WCH Tiger’s Den

05/26/17 – Cupcake Friday

05/26/17 – 3rd Grade Field Trip to Inner Space Cavern 8:45 – 1:00 VOLUNTEERS RSVP

05/26/17 – Minute-To-Win-It Assembly 1:00 – 2:30 pm Tiger’s Den RSVP

05/29/17 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School!

05/31/17 – End of Year Class Parties! RSVP

06/01/17 – 5th Grade Graduation 8 – 10 am WCH Tiger’s Den RSVP

06/01/17 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – EARLY RELEASE – STUDENTS DISMISSED @ 11:50 AM

2017-2018 Parent Input Forms- Placement Information

In making class assignments, our goal is to place each child in a class in which he or she can be most successful while maintaining a balance among classes in terms of gender, academic ability, disciplinary and social needs, learning styles, and individual needs of the students. All information shared is confidential and submitted electronically to Amanda Prehn.


We hope to make classroom assignments that will maximize the opportunity for your child’s success. If you have information you would like considered in your child’s placement, you may complete and submit this form no later than May 16, 2017. Please limit your input to the way your child learns and special needs we should consider. Staffing and staff assignments for next year have not yet been finalized. We will not be able to honor requests for a specific teacher, however we will do our best to honor your feedback.


Please click here to access our Parent Input Form for the 2017-2018 school year.

School Garden Committee- Help Needed

Do you have a green thumb? Enjoy gardening? We are looking for people who would like to be part of our garden committee, and additionally, we are looking for a Master Gardener and/or Landscape Architect to help in the creation of our outdoor classroom/garden! Email vp@wchpto.org for more information or to get involved!

The PTO Gives WCH Staff the Red Carpet Treatment for Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you, PTO, and our many sponsors for helping recognize and appreciate our teachers and staff this past week. We truly enjoyed all of the treats and the sincere gestures of appreciation. It takes a village to rally behind our children and WCHE families, teachers and staff do an amazing job supporting our students.


We want to thank the following businesses who donated products for our fantastic Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. We couldn't have pulled off such a wonderful week without your support!


- Teacher Appreciation Committee

- Primrose School of Lakeway

- Nectar Flow Yoga

- Arbonne: Cynthia Roten

- McArthur's

- Younique: Donna Kobayashi

- Pampered Chef: DeeAnn Bredgaard

- Chili's

- Massage Heights

- Orange Theory

- Kumbachi

- J5 Steakhouse

- Keen Shoes

- Jamberry: Christy Gutt

- Pure Life Chiropractic: Roger Borbon

- LuLaRoe: Shelly Slane, Jessica Powis

- Apis

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LTISD Kardivas End-of-Year Party

The Kardivas held their final, district-wide, End-of-Year Party Thursday, April 27, 2017, in the cafeteria of Lake Travis High School. The party was a resounding success! In keeping with Kardivas traditions, awards were also presented at the party (inclusive of girls from each of the 6 LTISD elementary schools.)


By the vote of their peers, the following “D - I - V - A - S” from West Cypress Hills Elementary School were honored:


The word Kardivas comes from the Greek word “kardia” which means heart, or seat of emotions, and DIVAS stands for:

Devoted: completely loyal, affectionate and loving / The “Devoted” award went to Miss Melissa Peeler

Inspired: guided by Divine influence, encouraged / The “Inspired” award went to Miss Marin Acuna

Virtuous: showing moral excellence, having desirable qualities / The “Virtuous” award went to Miss Keira Black

Authentic: genuine, being really what you seem to be / The “Authentic” award went to Miss Ava Gomez

Sisterhood: A group of girls related to each other by a common tie or interest / The “Sisterhood” award went to Miss Ellie King.


Congratulations, Kardivas!

HELP NEEDED


The PTO is looking for 3 people to volunteer their time in the beginning of July to conduct a year end audit of their books. You do not need an accounting background. It will take about 4-5 hours. If you are interested please contact vp@wchpto.org

5th GRADE DISCOVERY STUDENTS LAND ON MARS!!!

The 5th Grade Discovery Students welcomed Grades 2 through 5 to MARS on Friday, May 5. Grades K and 1 will land on Mars on Thursday, May 11. Some of the interesting sights that Earthlings touring Mars experience are the Olympus Mons (largest active volano in our solar system,) Valles Marineris (the Martian canyon that is over 10 times larger than Earth’s Grand Canyon,) and well-built and creative models to show how the Discover Students live and work on Mars!

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West Cypress Hills Elementary PTO presents…. Our Sprout School Supply Sale for 2017-18!

May 1 – July 31

Save time and money driving from store to store and “go green” by ordering online this year. Your child’s supply kit includes the exact teacher requested supplies and ships directly to the school before the first day of class!


Ordering Instructions:


1. Log onto www.sproutsupplies.com/school-supply-kits and enter WCHES001

2. Select the appropriate grade pack. Be sure to choose next year’s grade level.

3. Pay with a debit or credit card. You will receive an email confirmation once you

purchase your child’s kit.

4. Order dates: May 1 – July 31

5. Every kit includes all the exact teacher requested supplies, viewable online.

6. Your kit will be delivered directly to West Cypress Hills Elementary School in August!

7. Questions? Contact Sprout at help@sproutsupplies.com or call 571-403-0899

Track and Field Day is Almost Here!

Field Day consists of Stations & Races. It's a really fun and exciting day that simply could not happen without all of our wonderful volunteers. Below are the dates and times for our Field Days. Please pick your favorite times and sign up. Hint, Hint: If you would like to see your child's field day, sign up to volunteer for a different grade level. Then you will have twice the fun! Please use this link to sign up: WCH Field Day 2017


If you have any questions, please email Coach Mirizzi.


Monday- May 15


5th & 4th Grade- 8:00-11:00 am

3rd & 2nd Grade- 11:30-2:30 pm


Tuesday- May 16


Kinder & 1st Grade- 8:00-10:45 am

Field Day Assembly- 2:15 pm


We look forward to seeing everyone. Thanks so much for all of your help. Now get ready to have some FUN!

WCH Spring Spirit Wear

Order the New WCH Spring Spirit Wear!


Check out http://www.doublehdezignz.com/west_cypress_hills_elementary to order the newest line of WCH spirit wear to show your WCH TIGER PRIDE! New styles of t-shirts and shorts available.

Tigers Got Talent!

It’s time for our annual WCH Talent Show featuring 4th and 5th grade students! This year’s Talent Show will be on Wednesday May 24, at 6:00 pm in the Tiger’s Den. If you have any questions, you may contact the Talent Show Committee at vp@wchpto.org.

WCH Reflections Survey

Here at WCH we value parent and community feedback and are committed to the practice of continuous improvement. We appreciate your input and want to use this information to better serve our students, parents and community members. Please share your ideas, your concerns and any information that will assist our staff in serving the needs of our learning community.


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and suggestions!


Click here to complete our survey and share your thoughts. We intend to share the results with our leaderships teams as we make plans for campus improvements. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback.

Destination Kindergarten

Our Destination Kindergarten event offers parents and next year's Kindergarten students an opportunity to meet our teachers and become acquainted with our classroom environment. It also offers our teachers an opportunity to meet and assess their future students. Sign up for either the Tuesday, May 16, session or the Wednesday, May 17, session. Both sessions begin at 3:30 and end at 4:30 pm.

Need a Unique Mother's Day Gift? Check our Students' Artsonia Gifts

Mother's Day is just around the corner! Check out your student's Artsonia Account for unique gift ideas. Having trouble accessing your account email president@wchpto.org