Cypress Elementary

January 2023 Newsletter

Cypress Elementary is a learning community dedicated to developing resilient, lifelong learners who will work towards reaching their highest potential.

Jeanne Krapfl, Principal and Erika Tonello, Assistant Principal

Cypress Phone: 727-774-4500 Cypress Fax: 727-774-4591

Cypress Webpage:, 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!

January Calendar

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Cypress PTO

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 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

This month’s highlighted staff members are amazing Learning Design Coaches that help our entire school community! Margaret Gilroy and Cassandra Holly support every teacher and therefore every student! These ladies do so much that I could never list it all, but I want to try to share their amazing qualities. On a daily basis, they coach and support teachers to make academic decisions, create thorough lesson plans with each grade level team, assist with a multitude of assessment needs, and we are so fortunate that they are committed to our Cypress Cubs growth every single day! Thank you both for everything you do and know that you are appreciated by so many staff members!

--Ms. Krapfl

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

Do you want to celebrate a staff member? Please email the Principal at with what you would like to share, and she’ll be sure to acknowledge the staff member.

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!

Riverwalk Publix

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

English/Language Arts Parent Information

Click here to view specific grade level parent information for our English/Language Arts Curriculum.

Lost and Found

To help reduce the amount of lost and found jackets and sweaters, please label your child's jackets with a name or initials on the tag. All items not claimed after a few months will be donated to a local charitable organization.