Cheetah News

November 7, 2017

Spelling Bee

We are pleased to announce that Cypress Elementary will be participating in Scripps National Spelling Bee for the first time! We are accepting applications for the Spelling Bee from students in 3rd through 5th grades. There will be one winner from our school to advance to the state competition in Austin on March 25th. To help your child(ren) achieve success in the Spelling Bee, we will hold 2 after school practice sessions on December 1st and December 15th from 2:45-3:45. The Cypress Bee will be held on January 10th at 8:15 a.m. We are really looking forward to a lot of participation this year and hope that your child(ren) will join us!


Spelling Bee Co-Chairs: Barbara Sieger, Sharon Yero, Lynne Meyers, Kiley Sanderson, and Anita Brunson. To contact any of the teachers listed above: firstname.lastname@leanderisd.org.


There are 2 options to register. You can complete the hard copy form that is coming home in Wednesday folders or you can complete the google form provided at this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mhfVNfPek3mRQ-lN8GqRMdiVAggt8_DBELs_25bF3So/edit?ts=5a008f90

Learning Celebrations

It's hard to believe, but we have already finished the first nine weeks of the 2017 - 2018 school year. It is time to celebrate all that our students have already accomplished this year! Our first Learning Celebration will be held on Friday, November 10th. We would love to have you join us to help celebrate your child's success thus far. Please pre-register at the following link to prevent waiting in line upon arrival and obtain quick access to the program.http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?SamVillarreal/LearningCelebration Pre-registration will close at 3:00 on November 9th.


Grade Level Celebrations will take place at the following times...

Kindergarten 9:50 - 10:10

1st Grade 11:15 - 11:35

2nd Grade 9:20 - 9:40

3rd Grade 10:40 - 11:00

4th Grade 8:15 - 8:35

5th Grade 8:45 - 9:05

We look forward to celebrating with you and your child!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities - We Need You!!

Thanksgiving Luncheon: We are in need of 100 Approved Volunteers to help us at this event so that it can run smoothly. Volunteer shifts are now in 30 minute time frames so you can eat with your child and not miss this special day. We normally have around 600 people come for this lunch and we need many hands to help. Feel free to sign up for more than one shift. you can click here to sign up.

Wild West Book Fair Deco Day: In need of Volunteers for November 9th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM to come help us set up the book fair and decorate the library for the upcoming week. Five volunteers per hour will make this day go a lot faster. Click Here to volunteer.


Wild West Book Fair: We are looking for volunteers to help ALL this week, you must be an approved volunteer to help out. We are looking for cashiers to run registers and help children with smaller items, floaters to go around and help children locate the books they want and just help in general. You can sign up using Volunteer Here

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Our Annual Thanksgiving lunch is on Thursday November 16th. We would love it if you and your family could come share this day with your us and your Cypress Cheetah. Lunch times have changed slightly and are listed below.


K- 11:30-12:00 (MPR)
1st- 10:30-11:00 (MPR)
2nd- 11:00-11:30 (cafeteria)
3rd- 12:30-1:00 (MPR)
4th- 1:00-1:30 (cafeteria)
5th- 12:00-12:30 (cafeteria)

Due to the volume of people and high flow of traffic that show up for this event, we would really like to have as many people as we can Pre-registered for this day. That way you can skip the line and spend more time with your kiddo.

Don't forget to stop by the library after lunch to check out our Wild West Book Fair.

We are in need of 100 Approved Volunteers to help us at this event so that it can run smoothly. Volunteer shifts are now in 30 minute time frames so that way you can eat with you child and not miss this special day. We normally have around 600 people come for this lunch and we need many hands to help. Feel free to sign up for more than one shift. you can click here to sign up.

Fall Book Fair

Wild West Book Fair is coming up next week (November 13th - November 17th)! The Book Fair will be open Monday - Wednesday from 7:20 - 3:30 and will be open late on Thursday night until 7:30. Don't forget to stop by when you visit for Thanksgiving Lunch! The Book Fair will be closing on Friday at 1:30.


We thank you in advance for your continued encouragement and support in keeping the children reading! The more we read, the better we will get!

One Small Change Sheet

You should have received One Simple Change sheets for the month of October. If your child participated, please have them turn in the completed sheets in by Friday to Mrs. Moore. Remember that if your child completes 5 out of the 7 months, he/she will receive a leadership tag!
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You've Been Caught Using the 7 Habits - An At Home Leader In Me Challenge - Due 1/19

One of our campus Wildly Important Goals (W.I.G.s) this year is to increase family learning and participation with The Leader In Me. One of the ways to continue to build and strengthen the at-home connection with the 7 Habits is to encourage families to recognize when the children are exhibiting these habits in their everyday lives outside of school. There are a couple of ways you can do this. Use this link for a hard copy to print out and complete as the nine weeks progresses OR informally keep track of when your child exhibits each and every habit and then submit this Google Form. These are due by January 19th in order for your child to receive a special leadership tag at the 2nd nine weeks learning celebration.