Tiger Talk

12/18/18

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Upcoming Events

until 12/20/18.......Volunteers needed in Cafeteria Please Sign Up Here Thanks!

until 12/20/18.......Book BINGO! Click here for more info

until 12/20/18.......Claim Lost & Found Items

until 02/01/19.......Order Your Yearbook Online by 2/1 & save $5!


12/17-12/20/18.....WCHE Holiday Dress Up Days!

12/18/18................We Wear PJs

12/19/18................We Come as our Favorite Holiday Characters

12/19/18................School Assembly & Holiday Singalong in the Gym @ 7:40 RSVP

12/19/18................Class Holiday Parties RSVP

12/17 - 12/20/18....LTHS Project Graduation Spirit Week @ Shipley Do-Nuts! Info

12/20/18................We Wear our Most Festive Holiday Sweaters/Shirts

12/20/18................Unclaimed Lost & Found Items to be Donated

12/20/18................Early Release @ Noon Today! No Extended Care Today!

12/21 - 1/7/19........Students' Winter Break - Happy Holidays!

01/01 - 01/01/19....School Board Recognition Month

01/08/19................Students Return to School @ 7:40 am

01/11/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

01/14-01/18/19......Science Fair!

01/14/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

01/17/19...............5th Grade Science Fair Viewing 5 - 6 pm, Finalists Announced @ 5:45 pm

01/18/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

01/21/19................No School Today! Student & Staff Holiday!

01/25/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

01/28/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

02/01/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

02/04 - 02/08/19....National School Counselor Appreciation Week

02/07/19................2nd Grade Musical Performance 9 am RSVP to avoid check-in delays

02/08/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

02/09/19.................Daddy/Daughter Dance WCHE Gym 6:30 - 8:00 pm

02/11/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

02/14 - 02/18/19....Student Holidays! No School 14th, 15th, and 18th!

02/21/19................Spring and Class Photo Day!

02/22/19................School Assembly in the Gym @ 7:40 am

02/25/19................Student Council Meeting 3 - 4:00 pm

02/27/19................PTO General Meeting in the Tiger's Den 9 - 10:30 am

School Dismissal Manager

Please note transportation changes no later than 1:45 pm of the effective date.

Holiday Assembly and Singalong - December 19 - 7:40 am

Instead of our usual Friday morning assembly, during our last week in school before the winter break, we will have assembly on Wednesday, December 19, at 7:40 am. The assembly will be in the gym and will include an amazing Tiger Holiday Singalong.


Shout out to our wonderful Chelsea Hill for organizing this annual holiday tradition!


We hope that you can join us. And, if you do, please RSVP to avoid those long security check-in lines.

Classroom Holiday Parties, Wednesday, December 19

Our classroom holiday parties will be held Wednesday, December 19. Parties begin at the following times:


Kindergarten.......................12:30 pm

1st Grade...............................1:15 pm

2nd Grade............................11:30 am

3rd Grade...............................1:40 pm

4th Grade.............................10:00 am

5th Grade...............................2:00 pm


If you plan to attend, please RSVP to avoid long security check-in lines.

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Early Dismissal at Noon on Thursday, December 20!

Our learners will be dismissed from school at noon on Thursday, December 20.


There is no Extended Care available that day. As a result, if your child normally reports to Extended Care at the end of the school day, please be certain to update School Dismissal Manager to indicate that your child will be going home by car, bus, walking, or bike at noon on December 20. School Dismissal Manager can be updated any time between now and 10 am on Thursday, December 20.


All of the staff of WCHE wishes you all a safe and happy holiday season. We'll look forward to seeing everyone again at 7:40 am on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

WCHE PTO Appreciates your Donations!

The WCHE PTO sends their sincere thanks to all of the many families who donated gift cards to the PTO during this holiday season. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! Thank you for making the holidays brighter for our wonderful staff!


We wish you and your family all the best this Holiday Season!

Volunteers Are Needed in the School Cafeteria

We need help in our school cafeteria during our student lunches.


If you'd like something fun to do while also picking up some volunteer hours, please sign up here.


Thank you for volunteering to help!

Art Newsletters from the Second Semester

This year we are participating in the Original Works fundraising program to raise funds for the West Cypress Hills Art Class. Original Works features students' artwork on shirts, calendars, mugs, and many other fun things. Detailed information about this program will be coming in January.


Meanwhile, here are links to our Art Class Newsletters. There is a Newsletter for each grade describing the many projects and artworks studied by our learners during the Second Semester. Many of their fine works of art are also displayed in the hallways throughout our school.


Kindergarten 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

1st Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

2nd Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

3rd Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

4th Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

5th Grade 2nd Semester Art Newsletter

The Wall of Fame for Shoe Tying for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Graders

If your Kinder, 1st Grader, and/or Second Grader can tie his/her shoes, please notify Coaches Mirizzi & Mayes 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 the WALL OF FAME!

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Brrrrrr! It's cold, and we may have all of your coats!

Be sure to claim your Lost & Found items by noon December 20! Unclaimed Lost & Found items will be donated to charity.


Our Lost & Found is running over with all manner of lovely sweaters, sweatshirts, and coats. We also have lots of water bottles, lunch boxes, and even eyeglasses.


If you are missing any of your worldly goods, please stop by and check our Lost & Found. It could well be that your missing items are here.

And, speaking of cold, our clinic needs new or gently used leggings, shorts, and pants

Accidents happen! And, sometimes students need warm, dry clothing to finish out their school day.


Nurse Hensel, as the keeper of the wardrobe, has reported a need for small, medium and large girls' leggings. She also needs, for boys and/or girls, small, medium, and large athletic shorts and pants.


We would appreciate your keeping Nurse Hensel's needs in mind if you have gently used clothing that your children no longer need. Many thanks!

Play WCHE Book BINGO! Keep On Reading On, Tigers@

Our school-wide reading program is called Book BINGO!


Instructions and a BINGO card were sent home with our learners. We also have Book BINGO information available here.


Happy reading, Tigers!

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PTO Volunteer Sign-Up

You've been asking.....


.....and here it is! The PTO Volunteer Sign Up link is open!


There are so many ways to help our school, and there is more than just 1 page of ways to help in the Sign Up Genius.

Reserve your yearbook! Order online by February 1 and Save $5!

It's yearbook time! The 2018-19 edition of The West Cypress Hills Elementary Yearbook is on sale now. This year's edition is just $35 if you order by February 1, and ordering has never been easier! Order online through the link shown below. If you need a paper order form to pay by check or cash, feel free to pick up an order form at the front desk.


If you order your yearbook by February 1, 2019, you are guaranteed to receive a copy when our yearbooks are delivered in the Spring. Our Tiger Yearbook Team is working really hard on this year's edition; so, don't miss it!


If paying by check or cash by February 1 with a paper order form, the amount to pay is $35 and the payee is Balfour. Exact change is appreciated.


As of February 2, 2019, the price of the yearbooks increases to $40; so, be sure to reserve your copy by February 1!

Order your WCHE Tiger 2018-19 Yearbook Here!

Save $5 by ordering by February 1, 2019!

WCHE Science Fair Coming up the Week of January 14

It's almost time to celebrate the work and success of our 5th Grade students' Science Fair Projects. The students' WCHE 2018-19 Science Fair entries will be judged Wednesday, January 16. Students will be invited to view the entries during their school day on Thursday, January 17. The Science Fair entries will also be available for viewing by the 5th Grade students and parents from 5 - 6 pm on Thursday, January 17, in the WCHE gym.


The Top 10 Finalists will be announced at 5:45 pm on Thursday, January 17, to 5th Grade students and parents. Those Top 10 Finalists will then represent WCHE at the Regional Science Fair.

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