Cheetah News

January 11, 2019

Dates to Remember

January 14th- Creature feature 5:00-6:00

January 16th- Report Cards

January 21st- MLK Day - NO SCHOOL

January 25th- Winter Wonderland

2019 Creature Feature


2019 Creature feature!

1st annual Creature Feature Art Show!

2019 is going to be a monster great year- so come check out some of our great monster creations! Cypress Elementary has teamed up with some of Leander High School’s art students to create some perfectly scary works of art!

The high school artists, all of our fourth grade artists, and a mixed group of grade level -descriptive writers all collaborated together to create paintings, drawings, and felt monster sculptures!

Come out to Cypress Elementary on January 14th, 2019 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. for an art show to remember!


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For more information contact Sean Clark,


sean.clark@leanderisd.org

Walker/Biker Safety

For students walking or biking to school without an adult, some points to consider:

  • Make sure they stick to a safe route to school.

  • Know your surroundings.

  • If they need to cross any streets on the way to school, practice safe street crossing with them before the start of school.

  • Ideally, they should walk with at least one neighbor child or older sibling.

  • Make sure they know how to say “no” if someone they don’t know offers a ride, and that they yell and run for help if needed.

  • Explain to them that it is not safe to use a cell phone or text while walking, which makes them less aware of traffic.

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Order the 2018-2019 "Celebrating Thirty Years" Cypress Elementary Yearbook TODAY!

Reserve your copy of the 2018-2019 Cypress Elementary Yearbook. The yearbook will have a HARD COVER this year. It will capture the memories of this year and highlight moments from the past. Make sure you get one before they sell out!


Go to www.balfour.com, type Cypress Elementary School and select our school and purchase your yearbook using a credit or debit card. The last day to purchase online is May 15th.

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Lunch Drop-Off

Starting next week when dropping off lunch for your child, you will fill out a slip with your child's student's information. Tape it to the lunch box/bag, and place it in the assigned lunch crate for the student's grade level. The crates, along with the 'Lunch Drop-off' slips, will be found in entry way by the front office. This new procedure will keep our students in class learning.

LISD Clothes Closet

The LISD Clothes Closet is in need of 2-3 volunteers on

Tuesday, January 15th from 9:45 am to 12:15 pm. Help sort, inventory, stock, and more. Children not yet in school are welcome to attend with volunteer (There are plenty of tasks for them to do too.)
If you are able to help please meet at 324 S. West Drive in the portable
building adjacent to Leander Middle School.


***You DO NOT have to be an official registered volunteer as this is an off campus event.

Appointments?

As we begin the new year, we are beginning a new practice. If you have an appointment for your child that requires them to leave school, we ask that you get to school several minutes before you would like them to leave. We will call the students down when you arrive. This practice keeps our students in class learning as long as possible. Thank you for your patience as we make the most of our academic moments.
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We are also looking for items for our Bake Sale for Winter Wonderland (store bought or homemade) Please CLICK HERE to donate. Thank you for helping us pull off and awesome event for the kiddos, they enjoy every minute of this night.

After School Enrichment Programs

Our After School Enrichment Classes will start on January 28th. Click HERE for more information.

Classes are for all grade levels. There is something for every child- Video Game Development, Kids Kitchen, Chess Club, Minecraft Basic, Creative Chemistry and Art Class just to name a few. We strongly encourage you to view the catalog and sign up. Deadline to register is January 27th. Classes with too few students will not make.

5th Grade Parent Night and Student Visits at CPMS

5th Grade Parent Night

will be held at Cedar Park Middle School on

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019


Parents and students will hear a presentation from 6th grade teachers from each department area, as well as a presentation from the counseling department about available course options and information on registering incoming 6th graders for courses. Parents will also have the opportunity to meet with elective teachers and coaches.


5th Grade Visits

Cypress 5th Grade students will visit Cedar Park Middle School on

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 during school.


This visit is an opportunity for incoming 6th graders to learn more about CPMS and begin the process of registering for classes. Students will be given a choice sheet during this visit and will be asked to make preliminary elective choices. They will also bring a copy of the choice sheet home to their parents to approve and sign. During the 5th Grade Visits, students will get to meet current 6th grade teachers as well as eat at the CPMS cafeteria.


Steps to Register for Courses after visit:


Step 1: Students will be given a choice sheet during 5th Grade Visits and will be asked to rank their elective choices with #1 being the class they want the most. Students leave one copy at CPMS and take the white choice sheet copy home.

Step 2: Students take home their white choice sheet copy and with their parent/guardian, they will make their final choice selections on the choice sheet and parents will sign.

Step 3: IMPORTANT- To complete the process, student returns parent signed choice sheet back to their elementary teacher by FRIDAY, MARCH 1st.

Crossing Guards Needed ASAP

Safety is ALWAYS our top priority for our children.

We have 3 PAID positions available.Please click here for the application.

This is a perfect job for someone looking to contribute a little bit of time AND get paid for it! It is a 45 min morning shift (7:00-7:45 AM) & 30 min afternoon shift (2:45-3:15 PM).

Write a Check Campaign

Because of the generous donations from the Write a Check Campaign, the Cypress PTA awarded money to Mr. Clark through our new “PTA Enrichment Application”. Mr. Clark submitted 3 applications to help improve the art classroom and the below mirror was one such submission. Before having this mirror 20+ students would need to crowd around a table to see examples of how to create the art of the day. With this new mirror, they correctly view all aspects of Mr. Clark's teaching from their own seats. We love seeing all of your donations make such an impact to our student population - THANK YOU to all our contributors who allowed us to make this happen!