February 14, 2016
Initiating a Lockdown
This Week at Cypress
February: Habit 4 - Think Win-Win: When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives. During guidance lessons classes will make a wheel of choice to aid in resolving conflict.
Garden Adoption - Ms. Hasty's Class
Monday, February 15, 2016 - D Day for Specials
Grades due by 8:00 a.m. for progress reports
5th Grade PLC 1:50 - 2:40 & 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 408
Bluebonnet Books Competition @ 4:00 at Reed Elementary
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - E Day for Specials
Kinder PLC 12:00 - 12:40 & 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 408
RtI Crew Meeting @ 3:10 in Conference Room
PTA General Meeting & Reflections Ceremony 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in MPR
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - F Day for Specials
Maria Cook's 1/2 Birthday (August 17th) - Please wish Maria a beautiful birthday!
Progress Reports go home today
3rd - 5th Leadership Notebooks go home today
ALT Meeting @ 3:10 in Library
Lighthouse Team Meeting @ 3:10 in Room 408
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - A Day for Specials
Andi Brown's Birthday - Please wish her an extra special day today!
2nd Grade PLC w/RtI 7:20 - 8:40 - Students report directly to MPR in the a.m.
1st Grade QUEST Presentations 8:00 - 9:00 Cotnam, Heideman & Hester and 9:30-10:30 Bardshar & Haley
1st Grade PLC w/RtI 1:00 - 1:40 & 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 408
CCC Meeting @ 3:10 - 4:10 in library
Cypress Night @ Bush's Chicken on Hwy 620
Friday, February 19, 2016 - B Day for Specials
Sharon Yero's 1/2 Birthday (August 19th) - Please wish our sweet Sharon a very happy day!
2nd Grade QUEST Presentations 8:00 -9:00 Goodwin & Pickett and 1:00 - 2:00 Graham
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Kim Metz 1/2 Birthday (Aug 20th) - Please wish Kim and amazing day!
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Please help encourage parents to give us their feedback at the parent survey link below.
Feedback gathered through this survey is used to guide district & campus-wide improvement efforts, allowing LISD to better serve students and their families. The deadline for completing the survey has been extended to Febraury 27th.
I have received word that the campus with the highest PARENT survey participation rate will get a prize. Chick-fil-A Cedar Park will be donating a special gift card treat to each teacher at the winning campus. Please keep communicating with your parents and encourage them to participate. So far we have only about 7% completion rate, so your encouragement may be the difference maker to get them to give us their input. Thank you in advance for your help with this! To encourage your participation, the staff member with the most creative communication to parents to encourage their participation will receive a duty free lunch/recess (classroom teacher) or have 30 minutes of coverage (any support staff) once a week between February 22nd - March 11th. That will be 3 days of duty free lunch/recess or 1 1/2 hours of coverage! Submit your creative communication to Vicky no later than Friday, February 19th by 10:00. The winning entry will be judged by a panel of judges.
Around the Corner
February: Habit 4 - Think Win-Win: Fill your own bucket by making someone else smile.
Garden Adoption - Kelly Carl's Class
Monday, February 22, 2016 - C Day for Specials
Field Day t-shirt orders due
3rd Grade QUEST Presentations 8:00 - 9:00 Crow & Hipps and 1:00 -2:00 Bunn & Ducroz
5th Grade Teachers AVID Meeting w/CPMS 1:55 - 2:35 in Conference Room
2nd Grade diabetic training @ 3:10 in Vicky's Office
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - D Day for Specials
4th Grade PLC 7:20 - 8:40 in Room 408 - Students report to MPR in a.m.
4th Grade QUEST Presentations 8:00 - 8:40, 9:40-11:20, 11:40-12:30, 1:40-2:30
5th Grade PLC 1:50 - 2:40 & 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 408
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - E Day for Specials
3rd Grade Science Assessment Open
3rd Grade PLC 7:20 - 8:40 in Room 408 - Students report to MPR in a.m.
5th Grade QUEST Presentations 8:00 -10:00 Helmlinger & Sanderson and 10:00 -12:00 Hutchison, McDaniel & Ripple
RtI Tier 3 Meeting @ 3:10 - Location TBD
QUEST Fair Set-Up after school in the MPR, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - F Day for Specials
QUEST Fair 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the MPR
Friday, February 26, 2016 - A Day for Specials
Science Fair registration due
Junior Scientist Fair Coming to Cypress
Please encourage students to participate and help us communicate the Junior Scientist Science Fair to parents. You may use any of the information below as part or all of your communication. Please pay close attention to the deadline for registration which is February 26th.
We are so excited to announce a new event coming to Cypress this spring....a Junior Scientist Fair! Every child is invited and encouraged to participate! Students may work individually or in pairs. This Fair will be an extracurricular event with students expected to complete their project at home. Students may, however, seek guidance from their teacher if needed. There will be three categories for entries: Science Experiment, Reverse Engineering, or Invention. A special Junior Scientist Fair brag-tag will be awarded to all of our participants!
If your child wishes to participate, a signed permission is due by February 26, 2016. Please turn it in to your child’s homeroom teacher. For complete rules and information, see the documents attached to this email or visit the Cypress website for the document links!
Every child is a natural scientist and this is a great way to nurture their curious nature and show them that learning is fun! See you at the Junior Scientist Fair on April 28th!