January 2023 Newsletter
Jeanne Krapfl, Principal and Erika Tonello, Assistant Principal
Cypress Phone: 727-774-4500 Cypress Fax: 727-774-4591
Cypress Webpage: ces.pasco.k12.fl.us, Cypress Facebook: @ProudtobeaCub
Message from Jeanne Krapfl
It’s January and a time that many decide to do New Year’s Resolutions. What is yours? How will you be the best you? How do we help our Cypress Cubs be the best students? We just finished our middle of the year assessments and will be analyzing student growth from assessments taken in the beginning of the year. It’s a time for goal setting and making a plan for EVERY student’s individual needs in order to do their very best on end of the year assessments. Parents/Guardians we need your help with this mission as we keep the focus on learning and student growth.
- Be committed to helping your child read. It’s not a simple task, but making growth and learning is as simple as reading! Be on the lookout for documents coming home in the Tuesday folders to help families with this process.
- Make a New Year’s Resolution to arrive to school on time as many grade levels start their day with reading and reading is the subject that unlocks all other learning content. Students who struggle to read text will automatically have lower test scores and lower report card grades in Math, Science, Social Studies, and especially in Writing.
- Make a Resolution for your child to come to school every day as we know every minute counts! When student’s miss a day, they return feeling lost, frustrated, and it’s not easy catching up. If your child is out, call the school and work can be put together to go home.
I thank you all for your partnership, support, appreciation, and most importantly the love you give to your children! Happy New Year Cypress Cubs!
Join us for our next monthly PTO Meeting on Tuesday, January 10th at 4 PM in the Media
Unable to attend in person? Don’t worry!
A zoom link is available, please email CypressCubsPTO@gmail.com for the link.
Haven’t joined the PTO for 2022-2023? It’s never too late and there are no requirements once signed up! You can be as involved as you would like! Join through Rycor at any time!
Look for our next PTO Family Event! PTO Movie Night on January 26th. Tentatively 5 - 7 PM.
December Popcorn Days (You can purchase your Popcorn Pass on Rycor)
January 6 Primary Popcorn
January 13 Intermediate Popcorn
Staff in the Spotlight
December and January Staff Birthdays
December 11 Alyssa Pollard
December 15 Sheila Livingston
December 19 Madison Price
December 20 Greg Hackbarth
December 25 Breanne Wicklein
December 31 Paul Campuzano
January 10 Jessica Ward
January 17 Jeanne Krapfl
January 17 Fran Zito
January 21 Adrienne Dowd Jarrell
January 29 Samantha Blazo
Cypress Business and Community Partners
We would like to thank the following members of our Cypress Community for partnering with us. Through donations from the community; our students, staff, and families benefit from necessary resources for a successful school year!
Mamma Mia Pizzeria, New Port Richey
Sam's New York Pizza
Banko Garage Doors
Pasco Education Foundation
Janet Litzel and Friends
Heart to Heart Women's Group
The O'Connell Family
Pasco County Property Appraisers Office
River Ridge McDonald's
Nifty Niners Golf Association
The Fielding Family
The "Bear Makers" of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church