Tiger Talk

12/19/2017

Upcoming Events

12/20/17................Holiday Singalong @ 8:30 am RSVP & Wear all Red/Green Day

12/21/17................Grinch Day & School Dismisses for Winter Break 11:55 am

12/21/17................No Extended Care Today - Be sure to update dismissal instructions in School Dismissal Manager by 10 am!

01/09/18................Happy New Year! Students Return to School 7:40 am

01/11/18................School-wide Spelling Bee 1:30 pm RSVP

01/11/18................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

01/11/18................Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - Eat more Chikin!!! 4 - 10 pm

01/15/18................Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday -- No school today!

01/17/18................WCHE Science Fair Judging

01/18/18................WCHE Science Fair Projects Available for Viewing

01/18/18................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

01/22/18................Student Council Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

01/25/18................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

01/26/18................Cupcake Friday! Celebrating January Birthdays

02/01/18................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

02/05/18................Student Council Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

02/08/18................2nd Grade Music Performance 8:45 am in the Tiger's Den

02/08/18................Kardivas Meeting 2:50 - 4:00 pm

02/10/18................Save the Date for the WCHE Daddy/Daughter Dance!

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Math Team Wins 1st Place Trophy!!!!

Congratulations to the West Cypress Math Team for winning the 1st place trophy at the Math League Competition Saturday, December 9. The members of the team are:


3rd Grade: Bowen Bennett, Sarva Iyer, and Ishaan Raj

4th Grade: Pedro Alvarez, Taziri Djadi, and Sean Holstien

5th Grade: Karthik Darisi and Swaraa Iyer


In addition to winning the 1st place team trophy, some of the team members also did very well in their grade-level categories. They are:


Winning 3rd Place in the 3rd Grade Category: Ishaan Raj

Winning 3rd Place in the 5th Grade Category: Karthik Darisi

Winning 4th Place in the 3rd Grade Category: Sarva Iyer

Winning 4th Place in the 4th Grade Category: Pedro Alvarez

Winning 5th Place in the 5th Grade Category: Swaraa Iyer.


Congratulations Tiger Math Team! We are proud of you!

School Report Card

Dear Parents,


Below I've included a link to our School Report Card for WCHE for the 2016-2017 school year. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.


State law requires that the school report card display information about the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status of the students and must include at least two years of results. The School Report Cards can be found on our district website. A more complete report about West Cypress Hills Elementary, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), is available by contacting my office or can be accessed online as well.


Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this report card. Our teachers and staff are proud of our students' ongoing progress and achievements and it would not be possible without your continued support. We appreciate your involvement and commitment to our students' success!


Sincerely,

Amanda Prehn

Principal

WCHE

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Remember to save your Box Tops for West Cypress!

As you're doing holiday cooking and baking, please remember to save your Box Tops for Education and donate them to West Cypress Hills. The classroom with the most Box Tops each quarter wins a special prize.


And, be sure to remind Grandma to save hers, too!


Box Tops for Education labels can be found on a number of grocery items. For more information about the products that support Box Tops for Education, click here. Box Tops can be placed on this form and turned in to your child's teacher. Thanks!

J L Stevens -- December Volunteer of the Month

West Cypress is very fortunate to have wonderful, hard-working volunteers. This month we'd like to recognize Mr. J. L. Stevens as our December Volunteer of the Month. J. L. was nominated by WCHE staff because he has been a constant supporter of all things WCHE. He patrols the hallways as a WatchDOGS' dad, he helps our classroom teachers, volunteers to go on field trips, and he even conducted the puberty education sessions for our 5th grade boys--that, alone, deserving of a presidential medal!


Congratulations, J. L., and thank you for all that you do to make WCHE a great place to be!

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Missing Anything? Unclaimed Items to be Donated!

If your child is missing eyeglasses, lunchboxes, water bottles, coats, and/or sweaters, check the WCHE Lost & Found! We have managed to collect a HUGE assortment of lovely things that do not have students' names on them, and we would love to be able to return them to their rightful owners.


Items that have students' names on them are returned to students as they are found. The PTO has volunteers who carefully go through our Lost & Found to return such items to their rightful owners. If you have not already done so, we recommend that you put your child's name on all of their possessions so that they can be returned if accidentally misplaced.


Small items, like eyeglasses, are held in the Lost & Found at the Front Desk. Larger items and clothing like those shown in the photo are in the Lost & Found collection just outside Tulley's Den (aka the Cafeteria.)


We'll have the pictured items in our Lost & Found through noon December 21. Items in our Lost & Found that are not claimed by noon December 21 will be donated! Be sure to look for your lost items before noon December 21!

Volunteers Needed During Lunch Time

WCHE student lunches begin at 10:45 and end at 1:10. We'd love to have volunteers come in to assist students with opening their drinks, opening condiment packages, passing out plastic-ware and napkins, etc. If you're looking for something fun to do any time between 10:45 and 1:10, please sign up here. Thanks!

WCHE Holiday Dress Up Days

In the spirit of the holiday season, we would love to have students, parents, and teachers join us in some dress up days prior to our holiday break. This is an optional way to show your holiday spirit! Please join us in bringing even more holiday cheer to WCH!


  • Monday, December 18 – PJ Day
  • Tuesday, December 19 –Holiday Sweater Day (Classroom Party Day)
  • Wednesday, December 20 – Wear all Red/Green (Singalong Day)
  • Thursday, December 21 – Grinch Day (Early Release Day)

Join the West Cypress PTO

We welcome you to get involved in West Cypress Hills' Elementary activities. Join the PTO today!


Here is the application form and, for your convenience, here is a link to make online payments.


Our PTO does so much to support our students and staff. Please consider joining today! Thank you to all of our parents who contribute your support, donations, time and energy to making WCHE a wonderful place to learn and grow!

Students Dismissed @ 11:55 am December 21

Students will be dismissed from school at 11:55 am on Thursday, December 21. There is no Extended Care available that day. If your child normally reports to Extended Care in the afternoons, please be sure to update your child's dismissal information in School Dismissal Manager to let us know the student's transportation arrangements: bus, walking, biking, or riding home by car at 11:55 am. School Dismissal Manager can be updated any time between now and 10 am on Thursday, December 21.

Happy New Year!!!!

Students return to school on Tuesday, January 9. Welcome back, Tigers!
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WCHE Annual Spelling Bee on January 11 at 1:30 pm

Our Annual Spelling Bee for 3rd-5th graders will be held January 11 in the Tiger’s Den (WCHE Cafeteria) at 1:30 pm. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend. Best of luck to our spellers...we have some outstanding students participating in this event!


Please contact your child's teacher with any questions regarding this event.


Guests please RSVP in advance to ensure speedy security check-in.

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Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - January 11

Relax after the stresses of the holidays. Let Chick-fil-A make dinner!


Support the West Cypress Spirit Night, Thursday, January 11, from 4 to 10 pm. If dining inside Chick-fil-A, please be sure to put your receipt in one of the WCHE collection boxes. If zipping through the drive-through, please be sure to tell the cashier that you are there in support of West Cypress Hills Elementary.


The purchase of gift cards count, too! Why not stock up now?