• January 25, 2024

    It is hard to believe that we are approaching the end of the first month of 2024. 

    Next month we will learn about Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood.  This habit can be challenging for many of us because we listen with the intent to reply rather than understand. 

    Because most people listen with the intent to reply, not to understand. We listen to ourselves as we prepare in our mind what we are going to say, the questions we are going to ask, etc. We filter everything we hear through our life experiences and our frame of reference. We check what we hear against our autobiography and see how it measures up. Consequently, we decide prematurely what the other person means before they finish communicating. In some situations, autobiographical responses may be appropriate, such as when another person specifically asks for help from our point of view or when there is already a very high level of trust in the relationship.

    1. Spring Picture Day is NEXT WEEK! Thursday, February 1, 2024.  We will be taking individual student pictures and class pictures on this day.  Pre-order your pictures today on mylifetouch.com with our CSES Individual Picture Day ID: EVTJ7GGCN and Class Picture Day ID: EVTV3GMG6.  All orders must be purchased online at mylifetouch.com.

    2. Tiger Kids College - Spring 2024 registration is still open!  Check out all the after-school enrichment programs being offered this spring and sign up before spots are filled!

    3. Support DSISD and HUNT for jobs at the District Job Fair on February 8th from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM!  Sign up to be a Substitute or learn more about our open positions in DSISD!  There will be on-site interviews for Kids Club Workers, Custodians, and Special Education Instructional Aides.  Come learn more and join our Tiger team!

    4. DSYSA Spring Rec Cheer registrations are open through January 31st.  Learn more about this awesome Cheer opportunity by visiting DSYSASports.org.

    5. Calling all DSISD Families to attend our upcoming 3-part family training series on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families.  It’s not too late!  Mark your calendars to join us on January 23 for Habits 1 & 2, January 30 for Habits for Habits 3 & 4, and February 13 for Habits 5, 6, &, 7 from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM in the DSISD Board Room.   We hope to see you all there! Click here for details and a link to RSVP

    6. Mark your calendars for our Annual Campus Advisory Council (CAC) Public Meeting on February 21 at 3:15 pm.  We will review our Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR). Public Meeting: Each campus-level committee shall hold at least one public meeting per year. The required meeting shall be held after receipt of the annual campus rating from TEA to discuss the performance of the campus and the campus performance objectives. Education Code 11.253(g)

     CSES PTA NEWS:

    • Live Newsletter: Head over here for the Week Ahead whenever you need it: Tiger Tales Week Ahead

    • Digital Calendar (volunteer survey idea!): We've created a digital calendar that you can add to your phone/computer calendar from here to keep you in the loop for all of the events as well as engagement and volunteer opportunities coming up at CSE. We've also added a feed to the homepage of the CSE PTA Website to keep you updated there as well.

    • Yearbook: Yearbooks are on sale now!! and you are running out of time! If you've taken photos at an event and want your awesome pics included in the yearbook, please share them here: Yearbook Photo Upload

    • Talent Show: is this Thursday at 6 pm! We can't wait to showcase all of our Tiger Talents at CSE's Second Annual Talent Show!

    • Volunteer Opportunities: Help run the show or clean up:

    â ±ï¸  Time commitment: 30m-2hrs (Running the show or cleaning up)

    â ° During school hours: No (5:30-8 pm)

    • STEAM Appreciation: Our Spring STEAM Appreciation is coming up in less than 2 weeks. We are very short on volunteers so here is the info:

    Volunteer Opportunities: PreK-2nd Grade Feb 5th:

    â ±ï¸  Time commitment: 45m (3-time slots to choose from) + 1.5 hr training (Fri 2nd 1-2:30)

    â ° During school hours: yes (8:30-11 am)

    👨†👧†👦 Will you get to see your kiddo? Yes

    3-5th Grade Feb 6th:

    â ±ï¸  Time commitment: 5 hours

    â ° During school hours: yes (7:30 am-12:30 pm)

    👨†👧†👦 Will you get to see your kiddo? Yes

    CSES Mission:  We Trust!  We Accept!  We Persevere!

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  • January 18, 2024

    Thank you for another incredible week at CSE!  Ask your student what it means to think win-win.  We have been learning about we win rather than you win or I win.

     Tonight is  Parent University!  Click here for the flyer with information.

    1. Join us as we celebrate our Tiger Talent at the January 25th Talent Show.  The show begins at 6:30 pm.

    2. High School #2 Community Input Meetings- please join us for our next community meeting to learn more about the new high school being planned for DSISD.  Upcoming meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM at our Center for Learning and Leadership.

    3. Spring Picture Day is Thursday, February 1, 2024.  We will be taking individual student pictures and class pictures on this day.  Pre-order your pictures today on mylifetouch.com with our CSES Individual Picture Day ID: EVTJ7GGCN and Class Picture Day ID: EVTV3GMG6.  All orders must be purchased online at mylifetouch.com.

    4. Tiger Kids College - Spring 2024 registration is open!  Check out all the after-school enrichment programs being offered this spring!

    5. Come learn more about TELPAS at Family Night on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at the DSISD Center for Learning and Leadership.  

    6. Attention 5th Grade Parents- is your student interested in playing in the Sycamore Springs Middle School Band?  If you answered yes, then be sure to sign up to come explore the band instruments on either January 16, 17, 23, or 24!  

    7. Calling all Young Warriors! Spring Lacrosse 2024 is here!  Join the exciting world of lacrosse this spring! DSYSA is gearing up for its best season yet and wants you to be a part of it.  Learn more about this incredible opportunity!

    8. Calling all DSISD Families to attend our upcoming 3-part family training series on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families.  It’s not too late!  Mark your calendars to join us on January 16 for Habits 1 & 2, January 23 for Habits for Habits 3 & 4, and January 30 for Habits 5, 6, &, 7 from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM in the DSISD Board Room.   We hope to see you all there! Click here for details and a link to RSVP

    9. Next week in The Great Kindness Challenge where we promote and focus on kindness through lessons, activities, and kind acts! Please take a look at this flyer for more information! We also challenge you and your family to complete your checklist at home!  Feel free to post your family completing a kind act from the checklist on social media and tagging Cypress Springs Elementary! Here are the dress-up days!

    CSES PTA NEWS:

    Yearbook: Last day to buy 5th grade ads!

    • Yearbooks are on sale now!! and you are running out of time!

    • Shout Outs for 5th grade students can be purchased when you order a yearbook or without ordering (if a family member or friend wants to send some kind words!)

    • If you've taken photos at an event and want your awesome pics included in the yearbook, please share them here: Yearbook Photo Upload

    Talent Show: next week!

    • Rehearsals are on Tuesday the 23rd

    • Talent Show on Thursday January 25th!

    STEAM Appreciation:

    • Spring STEAM Appreciation is coming up in February! We could use some volunteers to help lead the Pre-K through 2nd grade activities. Information can be found on the CSE PTA website

    • Training on Feb 2nd

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  • January 11, 2024

    We had the best first week of 2024!  Our staff, students, and families are Top Notch!

    1. Monday, January 15th is a Student and Staff Holiday. Enjoy the 3-day weekend!

    2. Mark your calendars for Parent University!  Click here for the flyer with information.

    3. The Term 2 grade reports were posted to Family Access for grades PK-12 on 1/11/24.

    4. Spring Picture Day is Thursday, February 1, 2024.  We will be taking individual student pictures and class pictures on this day.  Pre-order your pictures today on mylifetouch.com with our CSES Individual Picture Day ID: EVTJ7GGCN and Class Picture Day ID: EVTV3GMG6.  All orders must be purchased online at mylifetouch.com.

    5. Tiger Kids College - Spring 2024 registration is open!  Check out all the after-school enrichment programs being offered this spring!

    6. Come learn more about TELPAS at Family Night on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at DSISD Center for Learning and Leadership.  

    7. Attention 5th Grade Parents- is your student interested in playing in the Sycamore Springs Middle School Band?  If you answered yes, then be sure to sign up to come explore the band instruments on either January 16, 17, 23, or 24!  

    8. Calling all Young Warriors! Spring Lacrosse 2024 is here!  Join the exciting world of lacrosse this spring! DSYSA is gearing up for its best season yet and wants you to be a part of it.  Learn more about this incredible opportunity!

    9. Calling all DSISD Families to attend our upcoming 3-part family training series on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families.   Mark your calendars to join us on January 16 for Habits 1 & 2, January 23 for Habits for Habits 3 & 4, and January 30 for Habits 5, 6, &, 7 from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM in the DSISD Board Room.   We hope to see you all there! Click here for details and a link to RSVP

    10. We have one amazing week coming up at the end of January! It is the week of the Great Kindness Challenge where we promote and focus on kindness through lessons, activities, and kind acts! Please take a look at this flyer for more information! We also challenge you and your family to complete your checklist at home!  Feel free to post your family completing a kind act from the checklist on social media and tagging Cypress Springs Elementary! Here are the dress-up days!

    CSES PTA NEWS:

    • Volunteer Survey: Thank you all so much for the outpouring of responses. We are working to come up with strategies to address the recurring themes and will get that info out as soon as possible. Y'all are awesome!

    • Yearbook: Yearbooks are on sale now!! and you are running out of time! Shout Outs for 5th-grade students can be purchased when you order a yearbook or without ordering (if a family member or friend wants to send some kind words!) If you've taken photos at an event and want your awesome pics included in the yearbook, please share them here: Yearbook Photo Upload

    • Talent ShowConsider jumping in to help us decorate on the 25th at 3 pm to make this an awesome show for your kiddos!  Rehearsals are on Tuesday the 23rd (still need 1 volunteer!) Talent Show on Thursday, January 25th!

    • Spelling Bee: The Spelling Bee is coming up next week! Mrs Laird has pulled the books recommended to your kiddos to practice their word lists by grade. Check those out here: Spelling Bee Info

    • Printable January Calendar

     CSES Mission:  We Trust!  We Accept!  We Persevere!

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  • January 7, 2024

    Happy New Year!  We cannot wait to see all the smiling faces tomorrow morning!  School starts promptly at 7:45 am.  Let’s start the new year with healthy habits of arriving to school on time.

    1. This month we will learn about Habit 4: Think Win-Win. I win, you win, WE WIN. Win-win sees life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. Win-win means agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying. We both get to eat the pie, and it tastes pretty darn good!

    2. Join us for our Principal Coffee Talk on Tuesday, January 9th at 8 am.

    3. Talent Show: Hi Families!! Ã°Å¸Â¥Â¸ The Talent Show is coming in January, so it's time to start planning! 

      1. Consider jumping in to make this an awesome show for your kiddos! 

      2. Signups for Auditions are now open!

    4. For those who received a new phone or watch for the holidays:

     Phones are to be silent and in backpacks during the school day. We ask they are not in use from 7:15 am through dismissal. They are not allowed at breakfast, lunch, recess, the dismissal process, or any time in between. Watches can be used as a timepiece, but if they become a distraction, students will be asked to place them in their backpacks as well.  CSE teachers and staff are happy to relay any important message that needs to be shared from home. Thank you for partnering with us in this effort and not placing kiddos in the awkward position of having to respond while learning.

    1. Calling all DSISD Families to attend our upcoming 3-part family training series on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families.   Mark your calendars to join us on January 16 for Habits 1 & 2, January 23 for Habits for Habits 3 & 4, and January 30 for Habits 5, 6, &, 7 from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM in the DSISD Board Room.   We hope to see you all there! Click here for details and a link to RSVP

    2. We have one amazing week coming up at the end of January! It is the week of the Great Kindness Challenge where we promote and focus on kindness through lessons, activities, and kind acts! Please take a look at this flyer for more information! We also challenge you and your family to complete your own checklist at home!  Feel free to post your family completing a kind act from the checklist on social media and tagging Cypress Springs Elementary! 

     CSES Mission:  We Trust!  We Accept!  We Persevere!

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