Tiger Talk

10/15/19

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Beginning 10/16 Pledge/Pay Here With Your APEX ID Code

October 16, students will bring home a pledge kit that contains the student's individual pledge & payment access code. You will need that code to make online pledges and payments.

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Friday, October 18, is WEAR YOUR BLUE AND ORANGE TO SCHOOL DAY!!!!

The Apex Fun Run is Coming Soon!

Friday, Oct. 25th, 7:45am-2:30pm

6112 Cypress Ranch Boulevard

Spicewood, TX

Be sure to save the date! Our Apex Fun Run is Friday, October 25!


We kick off this event with a Pep Rally, Wednesday, October 16, at 2 pm. The event combines an Obstacle Course Fun Run fundraiser, while promoting leadership, good character, and fitness. Apex's GAME ON leadership theme takes students on an exciting journey as they learn what it takes to be a game changing leader.


Our Obstacle Course Run Schedule for Friday, October 25:


Kindergarten...................12:45 pm

1st Grade........................12:00 noon

2nd Grade.......................10:40 am

3rd Grade.........................9:40 am

4th Grade.........................8:45 am

5th Grade.........................7:50 am

Sensory Run....................1:30 pm


End of Day Apex Awards Assembly will be in the Gym at 2 pm, Friday, October 25.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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
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Tigers Need Room to S-T-R-E-T-C-H ...............Morning Assembly Changes

If you have had the opportunity to join our Friday morning assemblies lately, you likely have noticed how cozy the gym has become because of our growing student enrollment. We now have more than nine hundred Tigers, and Tigers, here as well as in the jungle, need room to stretch!


Our Friday morning assemblies traditionally have been attended by all students plus many of their friends and family members. The assemblies are a time to celebrate Tiger accomplishments and to share information with our Tiger families. Thus, these assemblies are important to us and to our Tigers as a special time for them to be recognized for their positive efforts in the classroom.


To ensure our Tiger families are in a safe environment, we are making a few changes. Beginning Friday, November 1, for most of our student assemblies, approximately one-half of the Tigers will attend the assembly while the other half view the assembly from their classrooms via live stream.


Therefore, the November 1 assembly will be attended by Kindergarten, 1st Graders, and 2nd Graders while the rest of the students view the assembly from their classrooms. The November 8 assembly will be attended by 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders while the rest of the Tigers watch from their classrooms. We occasionally will still have an all-school assembly for extra-special events, and we are noting in Tiger Talk and on our school's website calendar the dates of our assemblies and which students are invited to each of them.


Our Tigers are thrilled when family and friends come to see them receive their awards, and by making these scheduling changes, we continue to be able to provide a comfortable and safe assembly room that can accommodate Tigers, their families, and their friends. We hope these scheduling changes do not cause our Tigers or their friends and families any inconvenience.


Tigers need room to stretch, you know!

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!

Improvement to Reporting Student Grades----Moving to Electronic Reports!

With the implementation of Skyward Family Access, we are pleased to inform you that LTISD report cards for students in grades K-12 will be made available electronically beginning with our first grading period this fall.


To prepare for this transition, grades will not be available on Skyward Family Access between 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 11, and 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17. Teachers will utilize that time to enter their grades into the system. Parents may view their child’s report card via Skyward Family Access after 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17. As a reminder, Skyward Family Access is also available as a mobile application that can be used to access student data, including report cards, from most mobile devices.


Please note, student report cards will no longer be printed. Parents without internet or mobile access may obtain a paper copy of their child’s report card by contacting the school.


We are excited about the upcoming transition to electronic report cards and the efficiencies this will create for our parents and families. Please contact us should you have any questions or concerns.

Fun Literacy-Related Activities Happening at West Cypress Hills!

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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LTISD Offers Free Flu Shots for WCHE Students the week of November 18

Nurse Dana Hensel announces that the Lake Travis Independent School District will be offering flu shots for students some time during the week of November 18. Additional information will be forwarded to you soon.

Upcoming Events

09/15 - 10/15/19....Hispanic Heritage Month

10/01 - 10/31/19....October is National Bullying Prevention Month & Principals' Month

10/14 - 10/18/19....National School Lunch Week

10/16/19................APEX Kick-off Pep Rally in the Gym @ 2 pm RSVP

10/17/19................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

10/18/19................Wear Orange and Blue To School Today!

10/18/19................All School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am RSVP

10/18/19................5th Grade Field Trip to Longhorn Cavern 8:45 am - 2:00 pm

10/21/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

10/21 - 10/25/19....National School Bus Safety Week

10/25/19................APEX Fun Run!

10/25/19................NO 7:40 ALL-SCHOOL ASSEMBLY TODAY...INSTEAD,

10/25/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to our Apex Awards Assembly 2:00 pm RSVP

10/31/19................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

11/01/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to KG - 2nd Grade Assembly at 7:40 am RSVP

11/01/19................1st Grade Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farm -- Volunteer RSVP

11/04/19................4th Grade Field Trip to Stunt Ranch--Volunteer RSVP

11/04/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

11/06/19................PTO General Meeting in the Tiger's Den 9 am RSVP

11/07/19................Kindergarten Field Trip to the Thinkery - Volunteer RSVP

11/08/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to 3rd - 5th Grade Assembly @ 7:40 am RSVP

11/11/19................Veterans' Day

11/11/19................3rd Grade Veterans' Day Performance in the Tiger's Den 9:45 am RSVP

11/13/19................2nd Grade Field Trip to High 5 Volunteer RSVP

11/13/19................Math Club Olympiad - At School During Math Team Hours

11/14/19................Fall Photo Retake Day!

11/14/19................LTC Library Bookmobile @ West Cypress Pool 3 - 4 pm

11/15/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to KG - 2nd Grade Assembly at 7:40 am RSVP

11/18 - 11/22/19....Student Flu Shots Offered Some Time this Week. More info coming!

11/18/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4 pm

11/21/19................WCHE Thanksgiving Feast! RSVP

11/22/19................Wear Tiger Spirit Wear to 3rd - 5th Grade Assembly at 7:40 am RSVP

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

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.